Did you know that low frequency sounds can make people miserable? I’m not talking about the low frequency sounds that you experience inside your home theater. I’m talking about the low frequency sounds that your media system broadcasts into the rest of your home or apartment building. Those wonderful effects like thunder and explosions in your home theater sound like invasive noise to people outside of your theater. Subwoofers are notorious for creating these problems.
Professor Kerstin Waye of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, published a paper in 2011 that describes the ill effects of low frequency sounds, you can read it here.
The negative consequences include, “headaches, unusual tiredness, lack of concentration, irritation, and pressure on the eardrum.” She also discusses what we already know. Low frequency sounds can interfere with sleep.
Replacing subwoofers with Tactile Sound Transducers can go a long way towards eliminating radiated low frequency sounds. By injecting the low frequencies directly into the body, the rest of the home or apartment building is mostly removed from frequency sound bombardment.
But Tactile Sound Transducers may not be a total answer. More noise isolation may be called for. That additional isolation comes in the form of Isolation Feet.
Not only do products like the TST429 Platinum Transducer inject vibrations into your body, Clark Transducers also inject vibrations into your seating or raised flooring. When the seating is resting on the floor, the vibrations can go into the floor and travel around your home or apartment.
Isolation feet help to keep the vibrations contained in the furniture and raised flooring. They strive to prevent vibrations from bothering other people.
If you family members and neighbors are unhappy with the low frequency sounds that come from your home theater, you might want to consider adding Isolation feet.
Isolation feet can also help maximize the home theater experience. Here is a video that describes that benefit.