Selected References

Audi AG

Under the name "Audi Sound Concept", in summer 2010, Audi and Fraunhofer IDMT presented the first car with completely integrated spatial sound system based on Wave Field Synthesis technology. The prototype was created in a research cooperation of Fraunhofer IDMT and Audi AG.

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Since 2010 the Virtual Reality Systems department at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar has been using a Wave Field Synthesis system developed by Fraunhofer IDMT. The system is used in combination with stereoscopic projection to explore novel techniques in the field of interactive simulation of virtual environments.

Bautzen Memorial

For the Bautzen Memorial, Fraunhofer IDMT has provided an expert assessment on the tapping methods and techniques used in »Bautzen II«, the former special prison operated by the Ministry of State Security of the German Democratic Republic.

Bregenz Festival

In cooperation with Bregenz Festival and Lawo AG, Fraunhofer IDMT developed a new sound concept for the lake stage in Bregenz. The system called “Bregenz Open Acoustics“ was awarded the German StagePrize (Deutscher Bühnenpreis) “Opus“ in 2006.

Busch-Jaeger Elektro GmbH

On behalf of Busch-Jaeger, Fraunhofer IDMT conducted electro-acoustic measurements on selected products from the company.

Club P1

Since October, 2010, Fraunhofer´s SpatialSound Wave system, 18 hightech loudspeakers and four Bose subwoofers have provided impressive spatial sound effects in the worldwide known club P1 in Munich. Fraunhofer IDMT and Bose GmbH have realized this innovative sound system for P1 in a cooperation project.


On behalf of Loewe, Fraunhofer IDMT conducted electro-acoustic measurements on selected Premium Home Entertainment devices from the company.

Magna Mirrors

Fraunhofer IDMT provided a test report for Magna Mirrors about the acoustical quality of a hands-free equipment according to the specifications for car hands-free terminals by Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA).

Since 2013 the SpatialSound Wave technology has provided a three dimensional sound expierence in the Planetarium Hamburg, giving the listener the impression that they are actually right in the middle of the scene.

Seefestspiele Mörbisch

Using the SpatialSound stage system by Fraunhofer IDMT, the world’s largest operetta stage in Mörbisch, Austria, now comes with an improved sound quality. By integrating a new, innovative user interface and state-of-the-art signal processing technology, the sound system in place was substantially upgraded, allowing direction accurate sound reproduction and dynamic spatial simulation.

Shure Europe

In September 2011 a SpatialSound Wave system was installed in the show room of Shure Europe GmbH. The system was embedded into Q-Sys, the digital QSC audio network by Shure, which allows to integrate and centrally control different components, ranging from analogue or digital input signals to loudspeakers.


R. STAHL Schaltgeräte GmbH

On behalf of Stahl, Fraunhofer IDMT conducted electroacoustic measurements on selected products from the company.


Technische Universität Dresden

The laboratory of the Communications Acoustics department at the Technische Universität Dresden has been equipped with a virtual spherical microphone array, allowing to capture the room acoustics and provide automated measurement, analysis, visualization, and processing of the sound field. This technical solution, which was jointly developed by Fraunhofer IDMT and the Ilmenau University of Technology, is used in connection with a special sound reproduction method to achieve close-to-reality simulation of acoustic stimuli human beings are affected by.

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TUI Cruises GmbH

The latest cruise ship in the TUI Cruises fleet, the "Mein Schiff 1", is the world's first to use the 3D sound technology SpatialSound Wave from Fraunhofer IDMT. In the multi-function room "Theater Schaubühne", the sound system is used daily for concerts, live shows, plays or film screenings.

USound GmbH

On behalf of USound, Fraunhofer IDMT conducted electro- and vibroacoustic measurements on MEMS loudspeakers.

Zeiss-Planetarium Jena

Since November 2011 the Zeiss-Planetarium Jena has been using SpatialSound Wave for its production processes and its show program. Together with the all-dome laser image projection system by Carl Zeiss AG a fantastic three-dimensional experience for visitors’ eyes and ears can now be created.