Auralex ProMAX Acoustic Panels Review

auralexpromaxAuralex’s ProMAX stand-mounted panels are instant problem-solvers for reducing unwanted sound reflection and excessive reverberation. Being a standalone absorption panel with a built-in floor stand, ProMAX panels are useful where boundary-mounted (walls and ceilings) acoustical treatments are not possible or even feasible.

ProMAX panels are useful in rented spaces or for location recording in acoustically-terrible rooms by film/television or ENG (electronic news gathering crews).

This updated version has both an absorptive side and a reflective side, providing the option of also enlivening a section of a room for recording acoustic instruments. You may find the absorptive side of several ProMAX panels useful for “reigning in” an overly live room when a recording speakers in a business meeting set in a temporary space.

The 2-ft. x 4-ft. Studiofoam® panels are three inches thick and feature a cloth-wrapped, moderately reflective rear surface. With several ProMAX panels surrounding a group of musicians (say a string quartet) or a small discussion group in a space, just the right room ambience is obtained by varying the quantity, orientation and spacing of them.

ProMAX panels are made from a proprietary melamine-free formula that won’t crumble like other materials and comes in charcoal gray. For more information, check out

By Barry Rudolph

Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer with over 30 gold and platinum RIAA awards to his credit. He has recorded and/or mixed: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and Robbie Nevil. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and also teaches recording engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA.