About Our Company

 

Physicist Klaus Heinz and his son, Mastering Engineer Frederik Knop founded the Berlin-based family business HEDD | Heinz Electrodynamic Designs in October 2015. As acoustic professional and music enthusiast, Heinz’ life oscillates between the worlds of physics and sound. He is the founder of several renowned companies, among them loudspeaker manufacturer ADAM Audio, as whose Managing Director and Head of Research&Development he served for many years. For the past forty years, Klaus Heinz has dedicated himself to developing high-end loudspeakers that have become established constants in diverse fields: from music production processes in professional recording and mastering studios to radio broadcasting, installation and finally home HiFi, his loudspeakers can be found in a great variety of contexts. Despite their application in diverse tonal and professional contexts, Heinz’ loudspeaker designs have always stayed true to the same ideal of sonic excellence: they have, above all, always aimed to produce complete accuracy and outstanding signal fidelity while being less concerned with tinging recording audio material with pleasing tonal colors. It comes, therefore, as no surprise that the product development department at HEDD | Heinz Electrodynamic Designs is fully committed to the idea of creating versatile and surgically precise studio monitors that producers and sound engineers from a wide array of musical branches can use as tools for their audio monitoring processes. HEDD’s loudspeakers can thus be understood as the newest and most advanced products that Klaus Heinz and his team have developed over the years.

Not only are HEDD’s loudspeakers produced in Berlin, they also feature an unprecedented level of digital connectivity (see: HEDD Bridge), improved diaphragm materials as well as ultra-efficient amplifiers. Last but not least, these brand-new studio monitors take another technological step in the development of the Air Motion Transformer. Years ago, Heinz revolutionized the professional world of audio production by introducing his first Air Motion Transformer. Today, AMT systems are used wherever an extremely precise and vivid reproduction of high frequency material is called for.

Klaus Heinz
Klaus Heinz

CEO

Frederik Knop
Frederik Knop

Co-Founder & VP

Our ‘HEDDquarter’ can be found in close proximity to Berlin’s Tempelhofer Feld, a large field in the center of Berlin that once hosted one of the city’s airports and that today serves as the city’s perhaps most innovative recreational area. With a view onto the former airfield, this office and production space convenes a group of most diverse people: HEDD’s team consists of musicians and loudspeaker nerds, electrical engineers, graphic designers, and admin pros, all of whom are fully committed to the creation of this new brand. While Klaus Heinz serves as the CEO of HEDD and oversees the product development and distribution system, Co-founder Frederik Knop is in charge of HEDD’s marketing and communication departments. Holding a PhD in musicology and being an experienced mastering engineer, Knop brings a wide range of musical and audio-technological knowledge to the table.