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Clark Synthesis TST209 Tactile Transducer Bass Shaker

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Overview
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!
Highlights
  • 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
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300-861
Weight: 5.35 lbs.  
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Clark Synthesis TST209 Tactile Transducer Bass Shaker

Clark Synthesis has led the design and production of tactile transducers for over 15 years. You can find their products in use by the US military in simulators to add a new dimension in realism that only a tactile transducer can provide. The Clark Synthesis TST209 tactile transducer is designed explicitly for home theater use and represents one of the best values on the market today. This high-tech bass shaker produces 1.6 lbs.-ft. of force per watt, with a peak force output of 216 lbs.-ft. per watt. Available exclusively from Parts Express.

Specifications: • Power handling: 100 watts RMS/350 watts max • Tactile frequency response: 15-800 Hz • Audible frequency response: 35-17,000 Hz • Impedance: 4 ohms • Transduction force: 1.6 lbs.-ft./watt • Peak tactile force: 216 lbs.-ft. • Dimensions: 8.0" dia. x 1.73" H.



Product Specifications
  • ApplicationLow Frequency Bass Shaker
  • Impedance4 ohms
  • Power Handling (RMS)100 Watts
Clark Synthesis TST209 Tactile Transducer Bass Shaker
  • BrandClark Synthesis
  • ModelTST209
  • Part Number300-861
  • UPC645509002096
  • Product CategoryTactile Transducers, Exciters & Bass Shakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (20 Reviews)
  • Weight5.35 lbs.
  • Case Qty6
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Reviews

Clark Synthesis TST209 Tactile Transducer Bass Shaker
Clark Synthesis TST209 Tactile Transducer Bass Shaker is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Your prices can't be beat!This is the exact replacement part used in our 10-year old spa audio system.After running all over town trying to find someone to repair the transducer, I decided to check on-line and found newer generation transducers for $400-$600.You folks had the exact unit for under $100 and you included the shipping.Shipped FAST and well packaged with a few bonuses included.I decided to buy a second unit to have on the shelf if the other one goes out and was able to find a few other items to use one of your coupons.Great deal for me and now we can enjoy the audio system in the spa!
Date published: 2014-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great !I use this for my drum throne kicker. I had a friend make a custom mount for it. This is my second Clark Synthesis Unit That I have purchased. Well worth the money
Date published: 2014-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product, Better WarrantyBought a pair 2 years ago, poly switches failed a few weeks back. Sent them in for warranty, received new pair less than 2 weeks later.As far as performance, these tranducers are a huge bang for a few bucks. Can't imagine my Home theater without them.
Date published: 2013-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice effectFor movies this is a nice effect. I'm using the LFE output of my Yamaha RX-A1020 to drive an Apex Sr. 350 watt subwoofer plate amp. First I ran the plate amp with the crossover setting opened up, relying on the LFEs 80Hz crossover. This just wasn't low enough and even male voices shook the couch, so I turned the Apex Sr. crossover to minimum, 40Hz, I believe, then the effect was OK, "shaking" when it should and not so much on heavy male voices and bass-heavy sound tracks # music # etc. In the future, I plan to crossover even lower # and/or steeper#, I think that will help even more.I can only give this unit a thumbs up for movie effects and gaming, and if it has a sufficiently low crossover in front of it. It just doesn't sound right to me when listening to music. However, some people may want, and like, the full-range shake, which this unit also does very well. It is definitely not a "one note" bass shaker.This is my first tactile unit so I cannot compare it to others. Like one of the reviewers before me said, After doing a lot of reading reviews and research, and since these aren't horribly expensive, I decided not to waste any time and money on lesser units.
Date published: 2013-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does a great job in the theater seating.Bought this and the 4 puck kit for installation into the new home theater seating couch we purchased. In combo with a 100w subwoofer amp, the Clark's transducer does a great job doing what I bought it for, provides ample feedback through the chair to enhance movies and computer games, now I just have to get a switch to simplify moving between input sources without swapping the plugs every time.
Date published: 2013-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does everything it says, and does it wellI had the Aura Pro shaker installed in my couch and was going to get some more of those to get a bit more shake. I saw the TST209's product description and thought it would be worth trying it out. The TST209 is slightly taller than the Aura Pro, but luckily it fit under my recliner's moving parts nicely.Yes, the TST209 is significantly more powerful than the Aura Pro shaker. Yes, the range is way better than the Aura. Yes, the output is noticeably clearer than the Aura. The TST209 is a clearly technically superior product. It also looks cooler.In the end, I was able to replace the Aura shaker and I don't think I will need more than one more TST209 for the other couch, where I was planning for 4 more Aura shakers between the two couches. So really the cost of the whole shaker system will be roughly the same or cheaper than if I had gone the Aura route, but everything else is much better.The Aura Pro shakers needed a crossover to keep them working in the <50Hz range, otherwise they were annoying and caused a lot of boom. This made music listening and even movie music into a really strange experience, since only certain bass notes would shake. Putting the Aura's into the <40Hz range fixed some of that issue, but missed some explosions in movies. With the TST209, I no longer need the crossover - it takes the full LFE channel, and really compliments the subwoofer even for music. So, TST209 is easier to add to the system on top of having better performance. I was skeptical about using the shaker for music, as some of the Clark Synthesis documentation suggests to try, but it actually works quite well.Additionally, the mounting system is much simpler than the Aura, and all mounting hardware is included to make it even easier. It also seems to be much more effective at transferring kinetic energy, as the description says, since the TST209's disc-shaped shaker does not shake nearly as much as the Aura.My only complaint is that it would be nice to have posts to connect the speaker wire. The built in cable is clearly not long enough to get to my amp, and I am not interested in building one into my couch. Wire nuts fixed the problem, so this is really not a reason to keep anyone from buying this product.
Date published: 2013-01-02

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Clark Synthesis TST209 Tactile Transducer Bass Shaker

Hi there. I'm a bassist considering building a small platform for stage monitoring. Trying to find the right power amp - powerful enough, but cheap, tiny, lightweight and mountable to the platform. Can you suggest some options? Tripath? Tx!

Asked by: Kerryg
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Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-25

I want to hook up two TST209 in series in a car, what is an amp you would recommend, also what are the minimal stats you would use.

Asked by: sleeper
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Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-25

I hooked this up to Fosgate 500s (1x125 watts @ 4 Ohms)  with the gain set at half and crossover set at 60 and I just tested playing few songs and the TST209 bottoms out within few seconds and all I get is muffled sounds. Any suggestions? 

Asked by: Arsalan
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Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-20

I'm planning to use one of these with an amp that is rates for the following 125 watts RMS x 2 at 4 ohms 250 watts RMS x 2 at 2 ohms 500 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms in bridged mode Will there be any issue if I just wire it for 4 ohms @ 125 Watts RMS? 

Asked by: ajamils
125 watts at 4 ohms will be perfect for these transducers.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-11

Looking to put 2 of these in my car. 1 under the driver's seat and 1 under the passenger's seat. What car amp would you recommend getting to power two of these? I understand, they need between 100W and 200W at 4ohm's each. Want best performance possible.

Asked by: JohnClark
The amplifier below will provide 150 watts RMS into each channel at 4 ohms. This should be enough headroom for each of the transducers.http://www.parts-express.com/boss-r4002-riot-800-watt-2-channel-mosfet-car-audio-amplifier--265-3983
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-05

Can these be installed in a car as an underseat subwoofer?

Asked by: sullisean
These can be used in a car but they will not act like a subwoofer and produce sound. If you wanted to mount it to your seat it would vibrate and give you the feel of the bass, but it will not produce sound.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-01

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