specializes in state-of-the-art technologies for the Aquatic
Environment. We carry the most versatile, best-sounding underwater
speakers suitable for in-wall, drop-in and floating-on-top
pool and ocean applications. Clark Synthesis(R) Speakers have
been used by World Class Resorts, Marine Biologists, Aquatic
and Sound Therapists, Synchronized and Olympic Swim Teams,
and Water-loving audiophiles around the world. Bring an ocean
of sound into your underwater world easily and affordably.
Speakers-How They Work
Designed for applications ranging from synchronized swimming
and diver communication to recreational/therapeutic pools,
ClarkSynthesis Aquasonic underwater speakers provide superior
Why? Waterborne vibrations have less effect
on the ear drum than do airborne vibrations. As a result,
there tends to be a muted quality to underwater sound. This
is why ordinary underwater loudspeakers don’t win many
awards for fidelity. However, if waterborne vibrations are
strong enough, they also are conducted through the bones near
our ears. This process - known as bone conduction -sends tactile
sound vibrations directly to the inner ear, where they are
translated into electrical signals for the brain (i.e., sound).
This technology is what gives these transducers that feel-it-in-your-bones
Clark Synthesis’ patented Aquasonic underwater
loudspeakers are powerful compression drivers similar to the
acclaimed Tactile Sound Transducers (TSTs) used in home theaters
and other sound systems. Aquasonic speakers produce strong
vibrations over a full range of tactile and audible frequencies,
providing high-quality underwater sound through a combination
of acoustic transmission and bone conduction.
Aquasonic speakers contain two elements: The
main driver (for bass and middle frequencies) and an attached
Acoustic Lens for improved high-frequency fidelity. Standard
Aquasonic models are designed to either hang into the water
by a cord, be installed it-wall in a standard pool light fixture,
or float on top of the water sending sound both underneath
and above the water's surface. WTL models are designed specifically
for installation inside Amerilite-brand pool-light fixtures.
All Aquasonic models include a built-in, 25-foot Enduroflex
waterproof speaker cable.
Clark Synthesis's transducers were originally developed for
flight simulation. The patented design actually allows you
to FEEL the music and was discovered to lend itself very nicely
to underwater applications. It's one of the reasons they were
issued U.S. Patent #5,473,700. The real 'secret' behind the
Clark design is in their uniquely versatile shape and construction.
And indeed they do perform, in the qualified opinion of many
long-time audiophiles, better than anything else that we've
experienced both in and out of the water.
"This unique design offers a float-on-top speaker
option giving you sound above and below simultaneously,
as well as In-wall and Drop-in capabilities. Enjoy!"
have been use for Aquatic Therapy, swim-in-place exercise
pools, major luxury resorts, the Olympic Training Center in
Colorado Springs, The Watsu Pool at the Mauna Lani Resort
in Hawaii, for Dolphin Dance at Kelani Instsitute, Cirque
du Soleil "O" at the Bellagio, synchro swim teams,
marine biology studies, diver communications for the Navy,
and at Seaworld to train Orcas.
Aquasonic Underwater Speakers is easy both during your pool
construction and after. If you would like to install
your speaker permanently in your pool wall, the speaker is
fitted into an Amer-lite brand standard pool light niche installed
in you pool wall at the time of your pool's construction.
If your pool already exists, then that same speaker can be
used by dropping the unit in the pool by the waterproof cord
and it simply rests along the edge of the pool floor. A third
option is to use the unit a a float-on-top speaker, taking
advantage of sound above AND below the water's surface. See
below for equipment specs: