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 ...

Room acoustic planning

[and reverberation time extension]

The room acoustic planning is based on complex physical principles as well as knowledge of the subjective hearing characteristics, which were gained through many years of experience. It is our aim to provide technical support to build spaces that optimally satisfy the expectations of the visitors or users for high-quality music and voice transmission as well as a pleasant acoustic atmosphere.

The room acoustic rules and principles were already considered centuries ago in classical auditoriums such as theatres and open-air venues. As a result, rooms were built, whose acoustics is still considered exceptional and outstanding.

However, the desire to have new design forms in architecture with a high demand on the aesthetic side and individuality have also resulted in a large number of buildings that show obvious acoustic defects such as echoes (example), too long reverberation times and poor speech intelligibility. It is not rare that these rooms must be retrofitted with a high additional cost.

With today's level of knowledge and technical possibilities such errors can be avoided from the outset. Additionally, the earliest possible involvement of the room acoustic designers is recommended. For instance, for the determination of the room and building basic forms (the so-called primary structure), the design ideas of the architects should be coordinated with the acoustic requirements. This collaboration should continue with the interior design with hints on wall materials, surface structures and furnishing (secondary structure).

In multi-purpose halls, in addition to movable curtains and draperies for temporary reverberation reduction, electronic reverberation extension systems are increasingly being used to increase the reverberation time.

Room acoustics methods >>> 

Language selector

User Login
Your Email