TST329 Gold Transducer2021-05-27T11:48:46-06:00
tst329 gold transducer, Full Contact Audio
TST329 Gold Transducer

The TST329 Gold transducer is a rock solid performer providing superb sound fidelity and efficiency in any audio/video application including, but not limited to, home theater furniture and commercial/military training simulators. The Gold can be mounted vertically or horizontally and is our number one work horse in sound performance and versatility.

The TST329 Gold Transducer has a proven record of superb performance, sound fidelity and efficiency. Available only from Clark Synthesis, the TST329 is one of our ProSound products and provides superb, reliable performance. The Gold Professional Transducer is a great choice in many audio/video applications such home theater furniture and commercial/military vehicle simulators.

Originally developed for military and commercial training simulators, Full Contact Audio® transducers were specifically designed to transfer sounds like gunshots and explosions into a tactile experience that can be felt as well as heard.

The TST329 Gold requires an amplifier for operation. Clark Synthesis recommends an amplifier stable at 4 ohms that can deliver 135 watts @ 4 ohms (per transducer).


  • Continuous power handling: 135 watts
  • Impedance: 4 ohms
  • Overload Protection: Polyswitch
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz 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
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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.

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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