Stewart Acoustical Consultants partners with F.C. Schafer-Consulting and provide a wide range of objective and independent design services in acoustics, sound reinforcement, audio-visual presentation, paging and theater technology systems design.  We have become known and respected for designs that integrate audio systems within the architectural environment.

Audio systems support amplified sound. The audio systems are inherently connected to the acoustics of the room. We use computer modeling to assist us in defining the exact loudspeaker selection, orientation and placement. We also design distributed audio for production communication and patron support as well as ancillary systems such as those for platform monitoring, assistive listening, simultaneous translation and audio for video.  Advanced instrumentation specifically for audio systems analysis allows precise tuning and diagnostics of problems.

Mr. Frederick C. Schafer, has been involved in the study and practice of acoustics since 1966 and started consulting full time in 1983.  He is a past chairman of the North Carolina Regional Chapter of the Acoustical Society of America and is currently the associate editor for sound systems for the newsletter of the National Council of Acoustical Consultants.  Mr. Schafer’s active participation in technical and professional organizations provides contacts and current technical knowledge of developments in our field.