Prosound429 Platinum Thumper2021-05-27T11:52:35-06:00
Prosound429 Platinum Thumper

With the Prosound429 Platinum Thumper being the most powerful thumper available from Clark Synthesis, it is the clear choice for inclusion in our Prosound Package. The Prosound429 Package consists of (1) Prosound429 Platinum Thumper, (1) TC-102 Amplifier Interface with (2) Speakon Connectors, (1) Gig Bag, and all of the hardware necessary for mounting it to a drum throne or platform.

The Prosound429 Platinum Thumper is the most powerful thumper available from Clark Synthesis. It is the first choice for many professional touring musicians.

Originally developed for military simulation devices, the Full Contact Audio® Professional Transducers were specifically designed to transfer sounds like gunshots and explosions into a tactile experience that can be felt as well as heard. This technology transferred to the music industry, and every knowledgeable drummer or sound stage touring manager will choose Clark Synthesis Professional Transducers over any other option due to their amazing performance quality and reliability. The TC-101 serves as a protection device to limit peak signals.

The Prosound429 Platinum requires an amplifier for operation. Clark Synthesis recommends an amplifier stable at 4 ohms that can deliver 125-150 watts @ 4 ohms (per transducer).


  • Continuous power handling: 135 watts
  • Impedance: 4 ohms
  • Overload Protection: Polyswitch
  • Frequency Response: 5Hz to 17kHz
  • Electrical Connection: 3ft. – 16 guage, 2 wire
  • Dimensions: 8 in. diam. x 2.25 in. high
  • Recommended Amplification: 125 – 150 watts at 4 ohms
  • The Prosound429 is not approved for vertical mounting.
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Your Time is Valuable. Mounting Hardware Included

From professional installers to Do-It-Yourselfers, our customers love Clark Synthesis products for lots of reasons. For this blog, I want to focus on one of those reasons – how Clark Synthesis values our customer’s time. I wish all other companies would value their customer’s time.   Years ago, we sat down and figured out what mounting hardware was needed for over 98% of the applications that use Clark Synthesis Transducers. We [...]

December 16th, 2020|
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Jim Riley, Drummer & Bandleader of Rascal Flatts, endorses Prosound429 Thumper – “A Great Sonic Experience”

We are excited to announce that Jim Riley, drummer, and bandleader for Rascal Flatts, has signed an endorsement deal with Clark Synthesis. For close to 20 years, Jim has toured with Rascal Flatts using the Prosound429 Thumper. “I started using them in the early 2000s and I haven’t looked back. I’ve had them on every touring kit that I’ve ever had.”  [...]

October 29th, 2020|
How are the Prosound429s Thumpers used in a House of worship?2020-08-11T15:58:02-06:00

Prosound429 Thumpers provide tactile monitoring for musicians and vocalists while also reducing stage noise.

How are the Prosound429s Thumpers used to help guitarists?2020-08-11T15:57:36-06:00

Some guitarists will build a wedge for the stage and put a Prosound429 Thumper in that wedge. They can then place their foot on the wedge to feel the beat.

How are the Prosound429s Thumpers used to help other musicians?2020-08-11T15:56:57-06:00

Wherever the musicians are on the stage, a Prosound429 Thumper is mounted in their seating  or under the stage. This makes it possible for all of the musicians to perform perfectly in sync.

How are the Prosound429s Thumpers used to help drummers?2021-04-01T14:03:11-06:00

Drummers mount The Prosound429 Thumper to their drum thrones for direct tactile feedback. The Prosound429 eliminates the need for feedback speakers. This help save a drummer’s hearing and reduces stage noise.

Check out this video to learn more!

How are the Prosound429 Thumpers used to help pianists?2020-08-11T15:55:57-06:00

Pianists mount Prosound429 Thumpers under their bench. Now the pianist doesn’t have to have endure the kick drum in their in-ear monitors.

Are TSTs used in wellness products?2020-08-11T15:50:51-06:00

Yes!  Clark Synthesis TSTs are used in therapy chairs, therapy beds, massage tables, etc. If you do a Google search for Vibroacoustic, you will find many products that contain Clark Synthesis TSTs.

What are Tactile Sound Transducers (TSTs)?2020-08-11T15:50:28-06:00

Clark Synthesis Tactile Sound Transducers (TSTs) transform pure audio as electrical energy into pure audio as vibrational energy.  TSTs are much more than shakers.  Shakers only make things shake.  TSTs faithfully reproduce audio signals bringing new levels of realism and enjoyment to VR spaces, Home Theaters, Simulators, Movie Theaters, etc.

Can I mix different TSTs?2020-08-11T15:49:57-06:00

Yes. Be sure to wire the TSTs in-phase so they all work together.

Does the TST require ventilation?2020-08-11T15:49:30-06:00

Ventilation is not always required. However, warmer climates and environments may require ventilation. Contact Clark Synthesis for specific recommendations.

What clearance do you recommend for mounting the TST?2020-08-11T15:49:02-06:00

We recommend 3 inches of clearance.

The amplifier is located far away from the TST. What size wire should I use?2020-08-11T15:48:29-06:00

We recommend 16 gauge wire for up to 50 feet of length; 14 gauge wire for 50 feet to 150 feet; 12 gauge for distanced greater than 150 feet.

What does it mean to wire TSTs in-phase?2020-08-11T14:45:10-06:00

This means both TSTs are wired the same way to the amplifier.

What is a Thumper?2020-08-11T14:32:14-06:00

A Thumper is a TST designed for the Prosound market – The Prosound429 Thumper.  The The Prosound429 mounts under a drum throne, piano stool, the stage, or a platform. The kick drum is often routed to the The Prosound429 so musicians can feel the beat and play perfectly in sync.

What is Tactile Sound?2020-08-11T14:27:50-06:00

Tactile Sound is pure audio that is felt through touch and is heard through bone conduction.

What amplifier should I use with the TST?2020-08-11T14:27:33-06:00

We recommend a 125 watt amplifier at 4 ohms for the TST239 and a 150 watt amplifier at 4 ohms for the three-series and four-series TSTs.

Which TSTs can I use in a dirty environment?2020-08-11T14:27:01-06:00

We recommend the TST329 Gold TST for dirty environments. We recommend the AW339 for dirty environments that may be extremely damp.

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