New Gear Review: Acoustic Geometry Curve Diffusor V2

Acoustic Geometry’s Curve Diffusor V2’s cylindrical design has a constant and even radius—a convex shape to provide time-coherent, 1D diffusion for low midrange to high frequencies. The right balance of diffusive surfaces in your room will make the room sound larger and more open feeling. In addition, the Curve Diffusor has a unique built-in low frequency absorber system that uses a mass-loaded vinyl membrane working in conjunction with internal absorptive material.

When placed near room boundaries—walls, ceilings and especially in corners—Acoustic Geometry Curve Diffusor V2 panels will control and lessen the effects of “room modes of vibration” at frequencies down to 45Hz. Modal frequencies are determined by the room’s physical dimensions—the length, width and height. Room
modes produce peaks and dips at certain frequencies and at different
locations in the room.

At my Tones 4 $ Studios, I tried the Curve Diffusor V2 on both left and right side walls at the first reflection points either side of the listening position and also straddling the left and right front corners of my mix room.

I found them to be beautifully made and attractive and a great way to dial in wall reflections. At the same time they reduce the effects of low frequency modal issues in my small studio.

Acoustic Geometry Curve Diffusor V2 panels start at $339.98 and are available in over 43 stock fabric colors and custom finishes.


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