What is the Best Sound System for Aqua Aerobics?
Considering the environment, the proximity to the water and any potential humidity issues, (an in-door swimming pool for example) a portable sound system that will operate via an internal battery would come highly recommended.
As a starting point, check out the 12” & 15” versions of the QTX QX-Series speakers and also the LD Systems Road buddies, as these units which are also mains powered, can power themselves from an internal 12-volt battery, offering anywhere up to 5 hours of continuous use between charges whilst offering no risk to life, an electrical shock for example.
With no power cable to consider, re-positioning or adjusting the coverage of the speaker is very easy and straight forward. Then when it’s time to go home, easily transported into storage out of the humidity of the pool area, which if left for any length of time in these high humidity environments (chlorine etc!) can corrode and permanently damage internal and external components such as volume controls and laser heads on CD players, potentially turning all your expensive sound equipment into scrap!
What do I need to look out for when buying a sound system for Aqua Aerobics?
As previously stated, we would always highly recommend a battery powered speaker solution, which is mainly for health and safety reasons. We would also advise for larger class numbers a secondary satellite speaker to link to your main system, as many health clubs and leisure centre swimming pools will be large, noisy and very echoey spaces. This will sometimes make it extremely difficult to hear instructions clearly, especially for those at the back of your class with just the single speaker.
Some instructors may try to get away with using just the single speaker, but this usually means that the system will be driven far too hard and loud, creating an unpleasant distorted sound as well as the instructors having to constantly address feedback (that horrible screeching feedback noise) that always sounds so unprofessional. Using the two units together will offer improved sound coverage as well as giving you the opportunity to reduce your overall system volume levels, thus reducing the risk of distorting the sound of your music and more importantly! lessening the risk of that nasty, ear-piercing feedback from your microphone.
If your system needs to be on a more permanent basis, please visit our installations website www.musicgearinstallations.co.uk, or contact one of our installation’s specialists for advice, as there are some pitfalls you will need to avoid when operating any sound system in this type of environment, A friendly chat with one of our specialists is always highly advisable first!