Business Unit Acoustics

The Acoustics business unit offers its customers tailor-made solutions for audio production and reproduction, drawing on more than 20 years of experience in the fields of audio technology, psycho- and electroacoustics. Current developments deal with technologies and systems for the production and reproduction of authentic and spatial sound experiences as well as for the virtual simulation and optimization of acoustic product characteristics. We serve the continuing trend towards miniaturization in the loudspeaker sector by developing intelligent control algorithms for energy-efficient and miniaturized (MEMS) loudspeakers. We also offer expert advice and solutions for the  optimization of electroacoustic loudspeakers and develop new loudspeaker technologies in cooperation with you.

News and Upcoming Events


conference | March 6 – 9, 2023 | Hamburg

Fraunhofer IDMT at the German Annual Conference on Acoustics

At this year's DAGA, Fraunhofer IDMT will present various papers on current research activities in the fields of Acoustic Metamaterials, Electroacoustics and Audio Signal Processing, Numerical Acoustics, and Sound Analysis for Music and Audio Signals. We look forward to seeing you there.


Project / 21.11.2022

EU Project SPADE started

The SPADE project aims to set up an intelligent ecosystem for the development of drones and unmanned aerial objects. Among other things, Fraunhofer IDMT is developing a smart acoustic sensor that will enable drone applications to reliably detect and analyze acoustic events and scenes on the ground in the future. 


Article I November 2022

Automotive Audio: Audio Objects as Platform Technology in Vehicles

Audio objects as a central platform in the vehicle for creating interactive and immersive audio content – In an article for audioXpress magazine our acoustics expert Christoph Sladeczek describes a new workflow that enables the rendering of audio objects in serial vehicles on resource-limited hardware.

Research Areas


Intelligent Control and Design of Acoustic Transducers


Object-based 3D Audio


Virtual Acoustic Product Development

Research Projects and Scientific Publications


Selection of reference customers

Services and Equipment



Here you can find information about our special facilities, workshops, measuring devices, and testing methods.

Range of Services

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