ADA Acoustics & Media Consultants GmbH


Room and Building Acoustics, Noise Control,
Sound System, Audio and Video design, Sound reinforcement
Measurement, Consulting and Reports

ADA Acoustics & Media Consultants GmbH

After the defeat of the German division, and upon meeting the objective requirements, the engineering firm ADA Acoustic Design Ahnert was initially founded with two colleagues. From day one, the software program EASE, which was at that time still DOS-based, was available. As a result, the feasibility of room- and electro-acoustic designs could be efficiently verified. Large projects during the early 90s, such as the planning of a new sound reinforcement system for the German Opera (Deutsche Oper) in Berlin, supported the start-up phase.

A similar experience was gathered during the reconstruction of the Plenary Assembly of the Parliament in Ankara, where in 1996, for the first time, a fingerprint system for the identification of the Members of Parliament was introduced, which is still in operation in its original form till today. The number of awarded contracts in the country and abroad was then increasing as well as the number of employees. In 2010, the activities profile of the sole-property company ADA Acoustic Design Ahnert was transferred to ADA Acoustics & Media Consultants GmbH. Major tasks are still ahead of our team, such as the extensive Al Maktoum International Airport, which is currently under construction and is intended in its first construction phase to serve around 120 million passengers per year.

ADA - a subsidiary of WSDG

Walters-Storyk Design Group | WSDG

Walters-Storyk Design Group | WSDG, a globally active engineering company, is your contact for all aspects of acoustics and system integration in construction projects, especially consulting, planning and engineering for architectural integration, room, building and electroacoustics, communication, audio-video systems, Information systems, music production and entertainment venues. Our clients' projects include cultural, conference and congressional venues, multimedia rooms, music and media production and broadcasting facilities, transportation hubs, sports venues, gastronomy, educational institutions, churches and many other types of projects. In addition to pure technical planning, WSDG also takes part in strategic processes, compiles submission documents, supervise installations, carries out acoustic measurements, evaluations and programming, and supports projects from the planning, construction and acceptance phases to the training of end-users. more ...

City Theater Pforzheim, Germany

Pforzheim, Germany 2013 - 2016

Acoustic redesign of the orchestra pit and the orchestra rehearsal room, room acoustics

Theater Pforzheim, administration

ADA scope of services:
Room acoustics: HOAI phases 1 – 3

Project data:

  • Fertigstellung: 2013
  • Planning conclusion: 2016

In the Pforzheim Theater, the musicians criticized the room-acoustic conditions in the orchestra pit, mainly because of the high level of sound exposure. In addition, the orchestra rehearsal room (OPR) had to be room acoustically enhanced.

Therefore, planning has been developed, which improves the intercommunication in the orchestra pit and its coupling to the hall and stage by means of suitable room acoustical measures, which also includes the increase of the existing and speech-oriented very short reverberation time by changing absorbing wall and ceiling surfaces.

For the acoustically completely inadequate orchestra rehearsal room, a room acoustics package for improvement was also developed.

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