Underwater speakers provide a new underwater audio experience in swimming pools.

Being land base, people have developed unique skills and ability to use the five senses with fine degrees. One in particular has been hearing and when related to technology that has been developed over many years, we can experience beautiful reproductions of both natural and created sounds, from the chirping of birds to the music of Mozart. However as soon as we place our heads under water, the air based speakers simply no longer work as they are designed to move air not water.

So to create and transmit audio under water we need to resort to another clever technology called grain-oriented giant magnetostrictive material commonly called a rare earth elements. When this is applied we are able to create sonar audio.

Swimming pool

Swimming pools filled with water make the perfect environment for listening to music under water, creating a unique experience.

Sonar audio actually not unlike the sound emitting from dolphins travesl under water in a similar matter. When submarines started to reach some level of complexity the US navy began to experiement with sonar technology. Anyone who has ever watched a submarine move will know two things, that mariners used sonar pings to measure distances and listening devices to hear the enemy. If you reflect on Sean Connery’s film The Red October you might remember how listening to sound was crucial to understanding where others were located. So what does this all mean to us. These two aspects that mariners were acutely aware of is now packaged into a sonar transduce speaker that allows you to enjoy music, audio or communication underwater!

ICE Underwater speaker

The ICE AV H2O50 GGM audio speaker is designed specifically as an under water speaker.

The science that has created this break through came about by understanding giant magnetostrictive crystals that have ideal crystal orientation and generating the “jump effect” they possess. In addition to the sound generation ability as a sonic transducer, the same technology is being applied to devices for viscosity reduction and depolymerization in crude oil, precision actuator, and ultra sonics.

What is the GOM?
GOM is a grain-oriented giant magnetostrictive material (usually in the rod form) composed of high-purity rare earth elements and iron that can change electric/magnetic signals into mechanical movement or vibrations. The GOM can be used as transducing, actuating or sensing elements. It can be widely used in loudspeakers, underwater sonar emitter, precision displacement actuator, and sensors etc

Even a sheet of heavy cardboard will make an ideal sound surface, loose piece of timber, wall, glass window, brick or even fire wood.

Although strictly speaking, the GOM sonic transducer itself can not be said to be a “speaker”, but it is the heart of a speaker. You can put it on the table to form a “table speaker” or a on a window to form your “window speaker”, the kind of speaker which has the largest sounding board area possible and will no longer be restricted by the limited sounding board area of just 5 inches or 8 inches of the cone-typed ones!

Download document on GOM technology.
Brochure download on how to use the ICE Underwater speaker under water

If you are interested to discuss how we can integrate audio inside the swimming pool for your luxury environment or in a public pool to create a fun engaging environment, then please contact ICE AV directly below.

Tel +64-9-414 2348 or sales at iceav . co .nz


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