TST209 Entry-Level Transducer2021-05-27T11:43:20-06:00
TST209 Transducer
TST209 Entry-Level Transducer

The Clark Synthesis TST209 tactile transducer provides depth and realism to movie effects and music in the physical way only a bass shaker can deliver.

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  • Up to 10 times the force of the Aura Pro Bass Shaker
  • Mounts horizontally or vertically
  • Only one needed per seat — acts as a silent subwoofer
  • Increases perceived loudness — brings gunshots and explosions to life
  • Available exclusively from Parts Express
TST209 Entry-Level Transducer 
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  • Laughing and Screaming with Great Delight

Laughing and Screaming with Great Delight

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 [...]

November 18th, 2020|
  • Comparing TSTs – There Is More to The Story

Comparing TSTs – There Is More to The Story

Today we are releasing a new video comparing the different TSTs (Tactile Sound Transducers). Watching this video will give you some idea of how the different models compare to one another. As always, there is more to the story.   We offer four levels of TSTs. These range from the TST209 entry level Transducer up to the TST429 Platinum Transducer. Let me put in a note here about the TST209. We build the TST209 for Parts [...]

October 14th, 2020|

Which TST for the Best Haptic Experience?

What do designers of the best immersive experiences know?   They have learned that large area haptic feedback makes the experience more real, more personal, and much more fun.  This is why you see great haptic feedback in immersive VR experiences, military/commercial training simulators, theme park attractions, gaming rigs, and home theaters.  We have been working with these designers for the last 25 years.  [...]

September 23rd, 2020|
How do I mount the TST in my recliner?2021-04-01T14:08:00-06:00

Click here for a mounting guide.

Click here to watch the video.

How do I mount the TST in my sofa?2020-08-11T15:52:36-06:00

Click here for a mounting guide.

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.

How do I mount the TST to my platform/riser?2020-09-25T08:44:18-06:00

Click here for a mounting guide.

Where do I get support for the TST209?2020-08-11T14:28:51-06:00

Clark Synthesis OEM customers can contact Clark Synthesis for support.

Parts Express provides TST209 technical support for their customers.  You can email Parts Express at Tech@Parts-Express.com.  Or you can call Parts Express at 1-800-338-0531

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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