New Gear Review: Yamaha Acoustic Conditioning Panels

YamahaAcoustConditPanelsYamaha’s new Acoustic Conditioning Panels (ACP) are super-thin, low-cost acoustic treatment panels for project studios, school classrooms, houses of worship, home theaters or professional recording studios and listening rooms.

These attractive, almost Zen-looking panels offer a built-in balance between the absorption and diffusion (scattering) of sound in any space. Rooms with excessive absorption sound dead and lifeless and conversely, rooms that are overly reflective blur and lessen intelligibility the sound.

Measuring 3 cm deep, the Acoustic Conditioning Panels are “diffsorbers,” a combination of an absorption and diffuser panel in one. Yamaha Acoustic Conditioning Panels are easy to install anywhere using the included fittings, and greatly enhance sound clearness and balance in the range of 80 Hz to 4 kHz.


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. http://barryrudolph.com