It was a phone call. A phone call I didn’t expect. A phone call that, well, you will see…
Some years ago, I had a neighbor named Kurt. Kurt was an interesting guy. He was an airline pilot, restored tube radios, and had built a simple home theater. In his basement was an alcove outside his son’s bedroom. Kurt mounted a retractable screen, then installed a sofa and chair opposite the screen. Next to the screen he installed speakers and put a subwoofer in the corner. Above the sofa he mounted a projector. Kurt, his wife, and their two children enjoyed watching tv and movies in that home theater.
During the US football season, Kurt and I would get together in his home theater to watch the Denver Broncos. This was back in the day when the Broncos were worth watching. We miss those days.
One year, Kurt decided to add haptic feedback to his home theater. He built a platform to place under the sofa. Inside the platform he installed a pair of TST429 Platinum Transducers. That was when the magic began. The games were transformed. You could feel players slamming into each other. Even the commercials were better. During the action, we found our excitement increasing, and the fun more intense than ever. Too soon, however, the season was over and football would have to wait till next year.
Then, a few months later, my phone rang.
It was a Saturday evening and I had just finished dinner. I answered the phone and encountered a very excited Kurt. “Bill, you’ve got to hear this. I’m upstairs, and I want you to hear what’s going on.” Kurt pointed the phone down the stairs. I heard a gaggle of girls laughing and screaming with great delight. When I say great delight, I mean laughing and screaming very loud. Kurt came back on the call and said, “Do you know what that is? My daughter invited a bunch of her friends over to watch a movie. This is the first time her friends have experienced the Transducers. They can’t believe how much fun it is. They’re all trying to cram onto the sofa at the same time. They are having such a good time. Thought you would like to know.”