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Post Audio ARF-32 V.4 Ambient Reflection Filter and Portable Vocal Booth

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  • New stronger front rails
  • New adjustable mic riser
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  • New improved stand mounting system. The mic stand you see in some of the photos is not included in this offer.
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Product Description

Reflection filters serve to drastically reduce the reflections and standing waves that make up the "sound" of any room.

When recording music, whether voice or instrument, it is very desirable to record your tracks "dry", with as little of the room sound as possible. Reflection filters do this by limiting the amount of sound that gets past the microphone to bounce off the walls and by then diffusing whatever sound does bounce back towards to the microphone.

Essentially, this is a way of treating the acoustic space right around your microphone instead of treating the entire room you are recording in.

Post Audio There are other reflection filters on the market, almost all of them copies or knock-offs of Post Audio's original designs. Some are inexpensive and not so good and some others are good but crazy expensive. Post Audio hits the sweet spot with filters that do their job very well, are professional quality and are still reasonably priced. That's probably why Post Audio is the largest maker of reflection filters in the USA.


Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B004ZL3AEI
  • Item model number: ARF-32 V.4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,503 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 13, 2004
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Delta on July 14, 2011
When I first started using this it took me a while to get used to it. It is difficult to describe the difference but the best I can do is when you're speaking into it it gives the feeling and the sound of being in another place. First because it's large and second because it takes the sound of the room away. I live next to an interstate and recording where my computer sits is a perfectly good option now.

When I first got this and started recording with it I wasn't blown away by the difference but when I took it off I realized why these exist. In any room there is a slight reverb/open sound when recorded with a condenser microphone and when I'm equalizing tracks I no longer have to worry about making small background noises more audible since now they're practically non-existent. The recording sounds extremely pure and using effects is a much more satisfying experience all around.

Basically, this shield sounds exactly like you would purchase it for and it isn't overly expensive. There are more expensive ones out there that have higher quality sound reinforcement but the foam this thing uses is pretty thick and similar or the same to foam used in many other sound reinforcement wall panels, just not shaped.

The bottom line is if you really want a pure sound and have everything else to get it, this is the perfect compliment to your setup. It doesn't color the sound at all and works great. If you have the money go for a more expensive one but you're not going to be getting a huge difference from what this one offers.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By music79 on July 18, 2011
With items like these, you can't expect room acoustic miracles but they work good enough. I have a SE Reflexion filter and needed something for another room I have and ran across this filter. I have to say there's not much of a difference at all. Plus its less expensive than most of its competitors.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By mightypants on September 15, 2012
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Short version: effectiveness is negligible, mounting setup is easy but a bit awkward. All in all, not worth while for my setup, but might be good for some.

Longer version:
After putting up several acoustic absorbers (fiberglass panels, covered and mounted on the wall) in my home studio, I was still getting unwanted reflections and decided to try this reflection filter out. The setup, as others have noted, was pretty easy, though even with all the screws tightened the filter's position was a little unstable and it would shift around from time to time. This wasn't too much of a problem, but a small annoyance. It's important to note, also, that this filter must be mounted on a straight stand. That's probably true for any such product, since the extra weight would topple any non-weighted boom stand.

Before setting up the reflection filter, I had made several voice over recordings to test against. Once the filter was in place, I made several new recordings with the exact same mic, position, settings, etc., and compared the two. The difference was negligible. I tried adjusting the positioning of the reflection filter a few times, but ultimately, the results remained the same. I speculate that this product might provide greater benefit to an otherwise untreated room, and therefore would be a good option for someone who couldn't mount any proper acoustic panels on their walls, but it's hard to say. The bottom line: it didn't work for me, so I returned it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Randy Hayes on March 16, 2013
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Set it up in a untreated room for testing. The results were good! The only issues I found was that the arf 32 creates a proximity effect that boosts up low end. To fix this I just pulled the mic forward!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By AJ Hines on March 4, 2013
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The filter works great because i didn't have a booth to work with. Vocals come out out very smooth. Great product great price.
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Lamont S. on June 18, 2011
I hate wasting money and I hate that I wasted my money on this. Hopefully I'll save someone else the headache,the heartache,and the feeling of buyers remorse.

This Post Audio ambient/reflection/room filter/voice booth and the 99 names it goes under outside of ARF-32? Is a cheap SE electronic bootleg from ebay. Can you take a guess as to where I brought mine?

The Good: 5 Stars

It's adjustable and looks like a good copy of the SE electronics one. Same kind of adjusting system for your microphone. They copied it well but mounting positions seemed kind of limited. Boom mic = not going to happen.

The Bad: -1 star

It bends,it stretches,it wobbles and it flexes! Is it a Slinky? No! It's the ARF-32! Why is that? Because the metal these guys used to make this thing out of is paper thin. Then they jammed some sort of chunky funky foam inside the front of it. It's light and I mean really light because there's nothing to it. The play foam is all there was. Great, so I just spent over a hundred dollars for a giant wedge of foam.

The Ugly: -2 stars

How it sounds. It makes you sound muffled when you're recording with it. Not exactly what I was expecting even from a bootleg. It doesn't have anything to filter your voice except for the foam. Like a bootleg it looks like it should work but it just doesn't. If this was the first filter I used I probably wouldn't know any better but it wasn't. It was like trying to talk into a pillow. Like it chokes your microphone. If it were maybe half the price I wouldn't be so upset but this isn't worth the money at all. My mic setup actually sounded better without this hindrance attached to it.

Price: -1 star

Overpriced very much so. It should be priced at 20% of what they're asking for this thing because you only get 20% the performance of a real filter. Never thought I'd still be so upset about something I just brought as a gift for someone else to use.
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