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Clark Synthesis TST209 Tactile Transducer Bass Shaker


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  • Up to 10 times the force of the Aura Pro Bass Shak
  • Mounts horizontally or vertically
  • Only one needed per seat-acts as a silent subwoofe
  • Increases perceived loudness-brings gunshots and e
  • Available exclusively from Parts Express

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Clark Synthesis TST209 Tactile Transducer Bass Shaker + Dayton Audio SPA250 250 Watt Subwoofer Amplifier
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Product Specifications

Brand NameClark Synthesis

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Clark Synthesis

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 5.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B002IFEGNC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 21, 2010

Product Description

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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mark Colan TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 3, 2012
I flipped our couch, took off the outer lining, made some repairs to the frame, the built a frame to firmly attach this transducer to the structure of the couch. I also built a Bash 300W Digital Subwoofer Amplifier into the couch, near the transducer to keep the wires short. You've heard of the electric chair? Now I have an electric couch. Or rather, I turned the couch into a new component for the home theatre.

I tested it out on a DVD (Torchwood, a British scifi series) and with regular music. Adjustment is key. There is such a thing as too much (and you can get it with a setup like mine), just as you can have too little to be worth the money. Mostly the shakes came from the low end of the music. To really enjoy it, I'll need to go find a movie where something big blows up. I'm also interested in trying it with video games.

I originally bought a 70 watt subwoofer amp to go with this, but when I read the manual, I saw that it recommended 100 to 150 watts. 300 watts is probably more than I need, but it was on sale for a very good price, and it works fine with the transducer. Also, the fine folks at Parts Express suggested that too much is better than too little for the transducer, and I think they are right.

Having the vibrations from the TV or music come through our seating area makes a tangible difference in enjoying the home theatre. If I turn off the regular speakers, I can actually hear this thing somewhat, but unless it is turned up to high, playing it with the speakers works out well.

I didn't tell my wife I was doing this. I wanted to experience her reaction without announcing it. So I'll have to update this review after our next time watching TV!

Bottom line (sorry): I'm pleased with the additional sensory experience this brings.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Brian Roark on November 25, 2012
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I originally had 2 Aura Bass Shakers powered by a vintage Pioneer SX-1080 amp rated at 120 watts RMS per channel into 8 ohms and 170 watts RMS into 4 ohms. These were driven from a Y-out of the 5.1 subwoofer output to the SX-1080 amp input. This set up provided plenty of bass affect into a couple of Lazy Boy recliners for a couple of years with the 5.1 home theatre system before finding the Clark Synthesis TST209s.

Pound for pound and dollar for dollar the TST209 does much more with the same power/mounting than the Aura Bass Shakers. I highly recommend them, especially if your significant other complains about loud bass but you like to "feel" the sound. All this said, one of the TST209s has failed 11 months into it's service. I am not sure of the warranty but am starting down the replacement path and will follow up this review with an update.

Update on replacement: I called the seller of the TST209 and they indicated that they would replace the defective item since there was a 2 year warranty. I live close to the vendor's store (fortunately) and took the TST209 directly to their store. They took care of everything (even exchange) in about 30 minutes. I would not hesitate to purchase these from the seller again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JHP on May 17, 2013
This review is for the "Clark Synthesis TST209 Tactile Transducer Bass Shaker". I purchased one of these in Dec. 2010 and installed it to the frame of a 'Lane" large leather recliner that I use for viewing movies and T.V. My 5.1 home theater system already had a JBL 10" sub-woofer. I also purchased a 240 Watt plate amp to power the transducer. The result is truly a "tactile" experience that should not be missed. You "feel" the impact of explosions, gun fire, car crashes, etc., but it also enhances the performance of the sub and the entire LFE profile. I purchased a second unit and attached it to the frame of my "queen size" bed box spring frame, with a 100 Watt plate Amp to power that one. Being handicapped by back maladies, I frequently watch movies in the horizontal mode. Adding this to my big screen T.V. and 5.1 sound system in the bedroom was a really decadent move, and I couldn't be more pleased.
All that said, I paid $79- for these in 2010, they are now offered for $84- (still a decent price). I think you should be aware that this MAY BE an obsolete product. I recently checked the "Clark Systhesis" website, and there is no longer any mention that this product even exists, or ever did. I sent them an inquiry, but have not received an answer. I do know that this manufacturer did a very unusual thing recently in that they actually moved ALL of their manufacturing activity BACK to Colorado FROM China. I commend them for that, but I wonder if this product, being as it was at the bottom end of their product line, no longer fit with their new manufacturing strategy. In any case, as long as they are still available from "Parts Express", I would not hesitate to get one. It's an excellent product and they are an excellent merchant.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Enrique Corcuera D on July 29, 2012
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I believe its a most for modern home theater design to add transducers. Im using 2 per Sofa an the result is awesome.
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