New Gear Review: GIK Acoustics Evolution Polyfusor

GIK Acoustics’ Evolution PolyFusor© is a dual-function acoustic treatment system that spatially diffuses sound and, at the same time, helps to reduce low frequency build-up. It is a poly-cylindrical diffusor, a convex-shaped (24 W x 48 H x 5.25 D-inch) panel that scatters mid and upper frequencies from 600Hz and above over a wide area. Diffusive surfaces placed on walls and ceilings in a room provide the psycho-acoustical feeling of being in a bigger space than you are. Below 80Hz, the longer wavelength waves pass through the Polyfusor’s flexible thin wood front surface and into a rear cavity for absorption.

In my Tones 4 $ Studios mix room, I used two Evolution PolyFusors mounted so that they straddle the ceiling/sidewall 90-degree junction at the top of the left and right walls on either side of the listening position.

I highly recommend these and the expertise of all the GIK staff in guiding me through the DIY installation process. The GIK Acoustics PolyFusors sell for $130 MSRP each and come in nine standard colors and nine choices of Guilford of Maine fabric. bass-trap

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.