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 ...

World Cup Stadias in Russia

Russia 2016 - 2018

Design specifications for the sound reinforcement systems of selected stadiums, under consideration of the prevailing acoustic conditions.
Sound reinforcement system concepts have been investigated and proposed in the following new constructions and extensions:

  • Lushniki Moscow
  • Samara Arena
  • Central Stadium Ekaterinburg
  • Kaliningrad Stadium
  • Mordovia Arena Saransk

ADA scope of services:
The work was carried out together with the acoustic office Arhiton of St. Petersburg. Computer models of the software EASE were created in all stadiums under consideration. As per material specifications given by the architect, the reverberation times under the stadium roofs could be simulated.

Special services were carried out for the renovated Lushniki stadium in Moscow (81,000 spectators), since several loudspeaker manufacturers were bidding for the equipment of the stadium. It was also important to consider the demanding FIFA requirements, which had been tightened once again for the World Cup in Russia in comparison to the last Cup in Brazil. In addition to high intelligibility values, noise levels around 110dBA are to be expected, which raise the demands on the maximum possible radiated sound pressure levels. At the Lushniki Stadium, McCauley's line arrays are installed as a result of these investigations. In other stadiums, JBL, Function One and Electrovoice products are planned or already installed.

Project data:

  • Start of planning: 2016
  • Completion: 2018

The office Arhiton is expected to support the measurement of the sound reinforcement systems.


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World Cup Stadia in Russland

World Cup Stadias in Russia 2018


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