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Clark Synthesis TST239 Silver Transducer

Clark Synthesis TST239 Silver Tactile Transducer Bass Shaker

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Overview
What was already an industry leader in its price class now offers even greater value! The TST239 Silver transducer is an excellent choice for driving small sections of theater seating or individual pieces of furniture.
Part # 
300-863
Weight: 5.5 lbs.  
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$157.95
Part # 300-863
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Product Details

Clark Synthesis TST239 Silver Tactile Transducer Bass Shaker

Tactile Sound has been the leader in design and production of tactile transducers for over 10 years. Their unique products are designed to provide the best possible sensory experience, taking music and movie listening to another level. Utilizing the latest in engineering and materials, their products have continually improved into a complete line of one-of-a-kind transducers. Whether you are constructing a home theatre, building a garden sound system, or adding sound to your swimming pool, Tactile Sound has a product that can enhance your experience. What was already an industry leader in its price class now offers even greater value! The new TST239 transducers make a dramatic improvement in performance compared to previous generations. With a newly designed motor structure that increases magnetic flux, you get a 40% improvement in force in the same compact package. The TST239 Silver transducer is an excellent choice for driving small sections of theater seating or individual pieces of furniture.

Note: Sales of this product are restricted to North America. Customers outside of North America that purchase this product receive no support or warranty from Clark Synthesis.

Specifications: • Power handling: 100 watts RMS/350 watts max • Tactile frequency range: 15-800 Hz • Audible frequency range: 35-17,000 Hz • Impedance: 4 ohms • Transduction force: 2.2 lb-ft/watt • Tactile force peak: 297 lb-ft • Dimensions: 8" dia. x 2.25" H.



Product Specifications
  • ApplicationLow Frequency
  • Impedance4 ohms
  • Power Handling (RMS)100 Watts
Clark Synthesis TST239 Silver Tactile Transducer Bass Shaker
  • BrandClark Synthesis
  • ModelTST239
  • Part Number300-863
  • UPC645509002393
  • Product CategoryTactile Transducers, Exciters & Bass Shakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (16 Reviews)
  • Weight5.5 lbs.
  • 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 TST239 Silver Tactile Transducer Bass Shaker
Clark Synthesis TST239 Silver Tactile Transducer Bass Shaker is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It worksIf you mount it on the right spot in your couch, it definitely works! So much quieter than my buttkicker and at least as much tactile force, so I´m impressed!
Date published: 2014-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I should have done this years ago!This is my first transducer, so I have nothing to compare it to,but this TST239 made my setup come to LIVE.I use the class D amp section from a JBL northridge e150p sub witch is rated at 150W rms / 250W peak at 4ohms.This is a pretty good match, but I think a slightly lighter amp would do fine also. The gain never goes past 50%.The transducer is mounted to a very solid piece of wood, witch is connected to the wooden frame of the 2 seater couch with glue and screws.The couch now rests on almost 2 inches of rubber.I used 2 washing machine vibration dampers for each corner.It works very, very well with movies, you really feel the bass,without getting complaints from the neighbours.This is very important for me, I already have a decent sub but I can never crank it up.Now it really seems like a high-end sub is shaking the room, but when you get off the couch 80% of the bass is gone!With music it's a bit artificial, but really not bad.I think this could be improved a bit if I took more time to play with the settings, but I rarely just sit down and listen to music.I also used it with my xbox360, and this also worked very good. I tried Forza Motorsport 4 and Mass effect, and with both games it really added an extra dimension.Setting up the transducer, and tuning it the right way is not real easy in my opinion.I use it with the main speakers and sub, but also with my headphones, witch made it a bit difficult.And once everything works you'll have play with all your settings for a while to get it right.I use a headphones amp witch has a 3 band equalizer to push the bass frequency up a bit when I use the TST239 with my headphones. This works pretty good IMO.I'd also like to compliment Parts Express, this was my first purchase here (I'm from the Netherlands) but it won't be my last.
Date published: 2013-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clark Synthesis TST239 Silver TransducerAfter owning the Aura Pro shakers for about 6-7 years and thinking these were the best investment into my home theater. I saw these and figured I would give it a try. One of these is more power full than 2 Aura pro's. I mounted it to a board under my couch that spans the whole frame and contacts every cross piece(you want to use solid wood for this that way you loose nothing). This way it does not mater where you are sitting on the couch, everyone gets the same result. You will never watch a movie the same way again. If you are like me you might find yourself renting movies just based on sound.Also if you live in an apartment or some where, where you can't crank up your movies this is a must. With this transducer you get all that felt bass with out maxing out your sub woofer. Don't get me wrong these will never replace a sub woofer they just make your sub that much better.I also got the isolation feet. The ones for $6.95 they are all you need and do a wonderful job.
Date published: 2012-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the guiltiest of pleasures!The product works as advertised, and then some! Still, nothing can prepare you! :) There is no Package or Kit, so here's what I ordered from Parts Express in one shot that allowed me to setup in 10 minutes. I'd have preferred a rack amp but it was out of stock and more money as well. The plate amp just sits in a box under the sofa so it doesn't add clutter. Drilling your seat frame is hardest part of setup. I might have burned the transducer experimenting with an Ice-T track and the gain knob on the SA240, but PE didn't hesitate to replace the unit. Maybe the 240 is overkill? I can only imagine the output of TST429.Clark Synthesis TST239 Silver Transducer Part #: 300-863; Dayton Audio SA240 240W Subwoofer Amplifier Part #: 300-804; Dayton Audio SW-25 Subwoofer Cable 25 ft. Part #: 181-644; Dayton Audio RCAY-FMM RCA Y Cable 1 F To 2 M Part #: 181-690; SonicWave 1 RCA Male to 2 RCA Female Y-Cable Part #: 184-224
Date published: 2013-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a must haveI connected this tactile transducer to a piece of 3/4" solid oak (no MDF, we don't want to dampen sound) that is screwed into the bracing on the bottom of my couch (i used the t-mount method described in the Clark manual).I decided to go with the SA100 to power this and it is JUST enough power for this transducer. Too bad Dayton doesn't have a 150 watt, 4Ohm stable plate amplifier. If using Dayton plate amps, be sure to have at least one RCA Y-adapter as the Dayton plate amps do not have an LFE input. So the LFE RCA coming from the receiver needs to be split into two RCA plugs for the low level RCA inputs on the plate amp.The Silver from Clark is plenty responsive for music - I am able to feel the bass line and the punch of a kick drum without things getting confused/muddled/lost. I suppose this is why many drummers choose the Clark line of transducers for the drum throne... But this is definitely not a one-note horse!It RUMBLES and puts out great lb/ft, but the "clarity" is equally amazing - albeit, you have to dial in the settings just right so voices with low-end don't make their way to your nether regions!As for HT applications - this is a MUST HAVE to have an all-around theater. I cannot imagine a proper home theater without tactile transducers; while some subs out there can really shake you, just think of the SPL levels needed to reproduce what tactile transducers can.Isolation mounts for the furniture feet are definitely needed! I created my own out of neoprene sheets 1" thick, stacked on each other to give about a 2" rise from the floor (including compression from the weight of the couch)... Teeth-rattling bass when sitting down but nothing when not in contact with my couch!Nonetheless, I am placing an order for the Clark furniture isolation feet - why spend thousands of dollars on a home theater and cheap-out on something that will keep more bass where I want it?
Date published: 2012-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even better than expectedThis was my first experience with a transducer.I mounted the unit in a sofa, being driven by an old JBL 150w RMS subwoofer amp. I connected in series with a 12w 4ohm resistor to get the 8ohm load that the amp required. Works fantastic! Really brings the lows to life in movies.I have not yet isolated the feet (the sofa has rubber feet) so it shakes the floor, and you can even feel it in the chair a few feet away.This is not a substitute for a subwoofer (I am using a 1200w Polk Audio), but it is an enhancement.I could not be more satisfied - this is a must have!
Date published: 2012-05-14

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Clark Synthesis TST239 Silver Tactile Transducer Bass Shaker

Which class D plate amp would be ideal to power 2 of these Clark silvers? What would be the proper way to wire them, series or parallel? What ohm and RMS wattage would the proper wiring result in? Thanks!

Asked by: efrantz
I would recommend any of the 500 watt plate amp models we offer, from Dayton, Yung or Bash. I would not recommend anything with a bass boost however. The transducers would have to be wired in series which will provide about 125-150 watts of power to each transducer.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-28

TST239 strange noise

I had some smoke coming out of this unit and now it is making strange noises along with shaking and cuts out every 2 minutes. Any suggestions?
Asked by: ilonioum
Sounds like it's fried. If smoke came out then that probably means part of the voice coil overheated and burned. Did you use it at an extremely high volume when the smoke came out?Considering that it's still working, perhaps what happened is that part of the voice coil shorted out, resulting in a shorter voice coil, and this reduced the impedance. This might explain why it cuts out every once in a while and why it makes strange noises: if the impedance has been reduced by means of a voice coil short then the amp will be have a greater load than before, which could cause the amp to distort and/or cut out.It's hard to say much more without additional info. What is the DC resistance of the transducer right now? The nominal impedance is 4 ohms, which means the DC resistance when new would have been about 3 ohms, so if the DC resistance right now is less than that then you've got a partial short.In any case, you probably shouldn't use this transducer anymore considering the problems you're having. It could damage the amp.
Answered by: eboyer
Date published: 2013-04-20

Can this unit be repaired?

Asked by: Craig
The Clark Synthesis transducers cannot be repaired.
Answered by: TomI
Date published: 2011-03-11

I'd like to buy this TST 239. Do I need wireless remote for my TV to work with this device?

Also, do I need an amplifier? What is a basic one you would recommend?
Asked by: RustyW
this is like a simple speaker it needs an amp with volume control
Answered by: digitalhaven 53
Date published: 2011-11-10

2xTST239 + SPA250 wiring

Could someone please suggest wiring options for two of these with a 250 watt bass amp? Would impedance be a major factor? Thank you.
Asked by: vernich
Upon having a look at both products' manuals, I can see that two tst239's in series need an 120-150 watt@ 8 ohm amp, and the spa250 is rated at 156 watts @ 8 ohms. So nominally it should be fine...
Answered by: vernich
Date published: 2012-08-07

Best wiring and amp for the job?

I want to buy two of these Bass Shakers for two separate recliners that sit 2 feet apart. I was thinking that wiring them in series to present an 8 ohm load is the best way to go. Does it make any difference wiring in series at 8 ohms vs. parallel at 4 ohms, performance-wise? Also, which Dayton Audio plate amp is best suited, the SPA 250, or the SPA 500? I want solid performance with minimal/no risk of burning up the shakers.
Asked by: KBActive
I have never had a Clark to play with, contact PE Tech for this.
Answered by: Nitnub
Date published: 2013-10-13

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