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"David has demonstrated competence and imagination, particularly in sound amplification systems design, as well as a keen ear for subtleties of room acoustics. I am pleased to recommend him..."

Ewart A. Wetheril
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WHO WE ARE

David Kennedy is the principal consultant of David Kennedy Associates.  A brief biographical sketch and resume follows.

CONSULTING SERVICES

David's expertise includes the design of architectural acoustics, custom loudspeaker clusters, sound reinforcement/playback, video display, network and other low voltage systems. Representative projects include auditoria, churches, conference, performing arts and other commercial facilities. His designs include computer modeling, drawings and written specifications for A/V systems as well as the coordination of these services with the architectural and electro-mechanical requirements of the new system. He reviews bid submittals and provides installation supervision, inspection, adjustment, training and operation of sound systems. His specialty is the design of custom, state-of-the-art loudspeaker clusters for large assembly spaces.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

David has personally designed and supervised the installation of sound reinforcement systems for hundreds of assembly spaces. He has also provided sound mixing services for concert tours, "mega" churches and recording projects. Recent projects include programming, design, contract documents and administration for Southeast Christian Church; a multi-million dollar digital A/V systems project, servicing a 760,000 sq. ft. campus in Louisville. Davidís responsibilities have included design of premium quality sound, video and control systems for a variety of assembly spaces. He has provided consulting services to architects, engineers, churches, manufacturers, owners and other organizations in need of technical systems design services.

David began his career in the professional sound industry in 1980 as the owner and lead designer of Sound Advise; he successfully operated his business for seven years. With the goal of expand-ing his professional capability and expertise, he gained invaluable experience as an A/V systems designer for His Sound of Fresno and Paoletti Associates of San Francisco. In 1991, he founded David Kennedy & Associates. David also served as the Senior Acoustics and A/V Systems Consultant for Michael Garrison Associates of Fresno, for several years.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Audio Engineering Society (AES)

  • Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

  • National Sound Contractors (NSCA)

  • Synergetic Audio Concepts - advanced

TECHNICAL PAPERS WRITTEN

  • "Loudspeaker Manufacturers Debate Differing Design Philosophies" Pro Sound News Jan. 1994

  • "The Final Word on Diaphragm Materials" Pro Sound News, Jan. 1994

  • "All Church Sound Systems Are Not Created Equal" Sound & Video Contractor

  • Electronic Acoustics System study for Southeast Christian Church, Oct. 1991


 

 

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