Let’s face it: as awesome as D-Box is, the pre-programmed motion simulation system is a little pricey for most home theaters. For my own personal use, my Crowson tactile motion system is way more in the realm of the realistic, and for some people actually way less distracting, since it doesn’t rock you and sway you to and fro; it merely extracts bass information from your sound system and transfers that into a tactile experience that feels more natural. And apparently RedSeat Entertainment feels the same. The company has been working to get its Tremor FX seating into commercial cinemas the world over, and will now be bringing it home in the form of Tremor FX Home — an all-in-one tactile bass system that includes a home theater recliner, an audio processing engine, and best of all, no wires.
To get all of that butt-rumbling, gut-wobbling tactile bass energy from your home theater system to your tushy, you merely connect the audio processing engine to your sound system (which the company describes as “smaller than a traditional cable box”) via HDMI, and its signal is wirelessly beamed to the motion actuators built into the underside of the seat.
And since the Tremor FX system responds to the low frequencies processed by your sound system, it works just fine with movies, music, and video games alike.
Unfortunately, the press release doesn’t list any pricing, and it remains to be seen just how comfy these theater seats are. But RedSeat Entertainment will be demoing the new Tremor FX Home at CEDIA EXPO 2013 this week. If I can find a few minutes to sneak away and try them out, I’ll let you guys and gals know what I find out.