Audio Design Associates
Audio Tec Designs provides audio and home automation systems including design, installation, repair, and service in Boca Raton, Palm Beach County and throughout South Florida.
Audio Design Associates (or “ADA” and even “Audio Design” as our friends often call us) was founded by Albert G. Langella and Peter T. McKean in 1977. The company was born from a two-store TV/radio/repair-shop that Peter took over in the late 1960’s called Hartsdale Radio & TV located in Westchester County, NY, a suburb north of Manhattan. Albert, who displayed natural talent at an early age when it came to electronics, worked for Peter repairing stuff while in high school and later as he studied for his Bachelors in Engineering at the Pratt Institute of Technology. Over the years, in addition to supporting its industry, ADA has also been the first to market with new and exciting technologies as well as the recipient of numerous awards and industry honors. In addition to developing the first multi-room audio systems, ADA was the world’s first manufacturer to offer bi-directional, serially controlled components and systems that permit integration with control systems. We were also among the first to embrace home theater and THX standards. Later, we were the first to ship Dolby Digital and DTS home theater technology. And today we are the first to offer XM and HD Radio for custom installation.
For these innovative and technologically advanced designs, ADA has received dozens of CEA Design and Innovation Awards and CEDIA Product of the Year Awards. Albert Langella, our President, CEO and Chief Design Engineer, is the first recipient of CEDIA’s highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award, for his inventions and breakthroughs for the custom installation industry. And Richard Stoerger, our Vice President and COO, was recognized by the CEDIA community as the 2006 CEDIA Manufacturer Volunteer of the Year