New Gear Review: Auralex Sustain V2 Bamboo Sound Diffusors

auralex_sustain_diffusersThe v2 models are the enhanced versions of Sustain™ bamboo sound diffusors. Diffusors, in contrast to absorption panels, eliminate flutter echoes 
by evenly dispersing acoustical energy throughout 
a space. A proper blend of absorption and diffusion 
in a project or home studio space will provide a truer
 and acoustically balanced environment contributing to a better final sonic result when recording and mixing music.

These handmade, environmentally friendly bamboo sound diffusors feature sharper angles with an updated construction that enhances diffusion performance. Being made from bamboo, this sustainably grown and harvested tree is lighter weight yet is hard enough to be a diffusive surface.

Diffusor models in the Sustain line include (pictured l-r): the Sustain WavePrism™, Sustain WaveLens™, Sustain QuadraTec™, Sustain Pyramid™, and the Sustain Metro™ Bamboo—a skyscraper-style diffusor. For mounting on walls and ceilings, the new Sustain Diffusors come in 23 x 23-inch squares with varying depth, depending on the model.


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