Music Gear Review: Auralex Acoustics Promax v2 Panels

Auralex Acoustics updates their Stand-Mounted ProMAX Acoustical Panels with the new ProMAXTM v2. These are easy-to-set up portable acoustic absorption panels that can be deployed on an “as needed basis” throughout any room. The ProMAX v2 is designed for a variety of spaces and applications and can be implemented in any location where boundary-mounted (wall) acoustical treatments aren’t feasible or desired.

The ProMAX v2 measures 24W x 48H x 3D inches and starts with the absorptive StudiofoamTM panel. Version 2 adds an angled reflective rear surface for dialing-in the tonal/ambience balance in your room by mixing and matching multiple ProMAX v2 panels. You can set up either using the melamine-free absorptive foam side for more absorption in overly reverberant rooms or use the harder reflective side when you would like a livelier ambience for musical or theatrical performances.

With a few of these stand-mounted acoustical absorption panels, you can easily reduce unwanted acoustical reflections and annoying room reverberation and get the sound “just right” in conference rooms, classrooms or residential spaces.

Available in charcoal gray, burgundy and purple, the Auralex ProMAX v2 panels sell for $349 MAP.


BARRY RUDOLPH is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com