One of the key benefits of our system is the integrated
state-of-the-art technology, for instance the digital surround decoder.
Thanks to this technology, it is possible to conjure up the sound of
a tropical rain shower or waves breaking onto a beach with dolphins
singing in the background, although you’ll be in a normal bedroom
or therapy room. You can select the sound settings you want –
room acoustics plus waterbed acoustics, room acoustics only or waterbed
The amplifier components are developed by DENON, a leading force in
Japan in the field of maintenance and training. Its professional products
are respected in terms of autonomy, standards of high quality, long
life and technical innovation. As a leading Japanese manufacturer of
top quality HiFi and audio-visual components, DENON has earned a name
for itself worldwide as a top developer of hardware and software.
Sound is transmitted using waterbed sounding devices, which convey vibrations
into the water mattress via a metal membrane. Only with this advanced
technology is it possible to permanently transmit a very high frequency
bandwidth without damaging the sounding devices. The high bandwidth
is therefore really important, because it means that subbass (max. 80
Hz) as well as voices, singing or the sound of musical instruments (between
20 and 2000 Hz) can be transmitted through an acoustic waterbed. Our
system can permanently transmit frequencies (between 20 - 2000 Hz) to
the water mattress, without damaging the mattress or itself.
The future’s already here!
With AQUA SURROUND, your waterbed will be fit for the new millennium.
So you can dust off the conventional image of your bedroom as a place
purely for sleeping and storing clothes!
Transform your bedroom into a new dimension – for instance an
oasis of relaxation or a wellbeing room, where you can give yourself
a sensory treat. And this feeling is further enhanced with all the advantages
of a waterbed, such as snug warmth and comfort without any pressure
on specific points of your body. With an AQUA SURROUND system, you could
transform your traditional bedroom on a Sunday afternoon into a tropical
rain forest or perhaps after work on Monday into a concert venue for
your favourite band.
By integrating a monitor or TV screen, you can experience the fun of
feature films, holiday videos, computer games or the internet as if
you were actually there. Relaxing has nothing to do with peace and quiet,
but with being able to remove oneself from the everyday stress, in other
words switching off. Not just at night-time, but whenever you want to
give yourself a treat. Make your bedroom a place where you can replenish
your body, mind and soul – where the emphasis is on wellbeing.
The more stress we encounter in our daily lives and the more stress-related
illnesses we suffer from, the more important it is that we have an area
within our own four walls in which to unwind.
The whole thing may still seem a bit strange to you, but we assure you
– the future’s already here!
waterbed sounding devices are based on the principle of the tuning fork,
which we have developed and patented. The frequencies to be transmitted
are transferred into the water layer via a metal plate, which incorporates
a distortion. This technique is familiar for instance in steel drums,
where the steel drum produces a different sound each time the metal
undergoes a distortion, or of course the tuning fork, which transmits
its vibrations as soon as it is struck against another body.
The loudspeaker frame manufactured especially for us to produce the
frequencies to be transmitted has undergone a number of technical enhancements
for waterbed application, such as an optimized transmission range of
the voice coil, a reinforced outer membrane and reduced useful depth.
Technical data: 8 ohms, 600 watts RMS, 20 Hz to 2.5 KHz, 16 kg. Our
sounding devices are manufactured in multinorm standard of 75 cm x 50
cm, which means they can be integrated into nearly any waterbed having
a pedestal height of at least 16 cm. If there are drawers beneath the
bed, the top two drawers have to stay closed.
Special technology is used to produce structure-borne noise. The system
is quick and simple to assemble – generating vibrations that can
be physically sensed. The resonance frequency is 40 Hz and functional
range 20 to 80 Hz. It is possible to operate more than one SHAKER system
through series connection.
A shake system is not a waterbed music system or acoustic waterbed!!
Its sole purpose is to produce shaking vibrations: absolutely no sound
is generated. It is therefore not possible to subtly differentiate between
Waterbeds for therapeutic use
water mattress can contour to the exact shape of your body providing
perfect support at every point, eliminating pressure on specific parts
of your body. Water mattresses are therefore often used for people
convalescing as they are excellent for the prevention of bedsores. Users
have the feeling of weightlessness when they are lying on a water
Relaxation The relaxing effect of music and noises has been used for
quite some time now in the therapeutic sector. Recordings of heart beats,
deep sounds or pieces of minimalist music have proven to have a
particularly calming impact. The effectiveness of water as a sound
carrier further enhances the impact.
Movement The rocking motion of the water conveys a feeling of safety
and security, akin to being in the womb. This wave motion can also be
triggered by people with physical disabilities, thus evoking new
physical experiences which would otherwise only have been possible with
difficulty if at all, given their disability. This beneficial effect is
exploited in movement therapy.
Therapy The special feature of music waterbeds is that they convert
acoustic stimuli into vibrations you can actually feel. The vibrations
of music and noises are applied to the surface of the water mattress,
making it possible to feel them all along ones body. This sensory
perception of the music also enables patients with limited hearing to
experience new things, which would otherwise be closed to them.
Highest requirements in therapy
AQUA SURROUND music waterbed was developed in cooperation with
experienced therapists. It meets all the requirements of day-to-day
therapeutic work. The specially designed music system is highly
efficient. It is structured so that standard components can be used for
the frame around the water mattress. The mattress has been tried and
tested by hospitals. The covers can easily be removed, are suitable for
boiling and may be dried in automatic driers. They are therefore very
hygienic to use with a high turnover of patients in the bed. Additional
hygienic protection can be provided by fitting a waterproof sheet around
the entire waterbed to protect against bed-wetting.
Waterbeds are used in many branches of therapeutic work:
as an aid in facilities for severely disabled children and adults;
for specific application in movement and music therapy;
as a means of support in physiotherapy treatments;
for deep relaxation and autosuggestion;
as an ideal form of therapy for people with multiple disabilities,
thanks to the complementary effects of wave motion, heat and physically
for integration in an antenatal room or sensory rooms.
Manufacture to meet professional needs
systems are manufactured for users in the professional sector. High
demands are placed on acoustic waterbeds in the therapeutic sector. The
frequent use (often for several hours a day) calls for optimum quality.
And to ensure this quality, the AQUA SURROUND system only incorporates
components from respected manufacturers. For instance, the musical
equipment contained in the system is developed by DENON, a well-known
name throughout the world.
We see our AQUA SURROUND system being used on a daily basis as a tool
for all types of waterbed sonic wave treatments (for instance music
therapy and sensory rooms). A craftsman who has to rely on his tools
each and every day will hardly buy his tools from a self-service market
or from a catalogue. He will go to the specialist shop to find out what
tools are available and test them out. There are currently over 100
waterbed specialist companies in Germany displaying an AQUA SURROUND
system in their showrooms. Each of these specialist shops boasts a
wealth of experience in the waterbed business and is therefore the
perfect partner for anyone interested in having a waterbed set up at
And remember: a waterbed needs care and maintenance. With our services
offered throughout the country, help is but a short step away.