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MSR, Inc., makers of StudioPanel, announced they are shipping their new SpringTrap low-frequency acoustic trap.

The Fairfax, CA-based company's acoustical solutions were unveiled at last fall's Audio Engineering Society Convention in NYC. StudioPanel roomware is a way to solve acoustical management problems in small to mid-sized personal studio/media production spaces. The package of acoustical panels is configured and calculated to provide the correct amount of sound absorption and diffusion necessary for any monitoring system to work successfully over the full range of audible frequencies. Utilizing materials selected by leading studio designers and acousticians such as fiberglass/mineral wool composites (not merely the inexpensive cut foams used in many acoustical treatment products), StudioPanel is a solution for a wide variety of acoustical problems typically encountered in personal recording studios as well as high-end home theater listening rooms.

The new, patent-pending SpringTrap is a self-standing (and stackable) pistonic bass trap that picks up where the StudioPanel Bazorber leaves off. Highly efficient for "trapping" frequencies from 100 Hz down to 40 Hz, the SpringTrap is a ported MDF enclosure with a spring-loaded MDF internal mass and is stuffed with mineral wool. The triangularly-shaped unit measures 25.45" (W) X 18" (D) X 48" (H) and is wrapped in a flame retardant Guilford FR701 fabric.

StudioPanel kits consist of scientifically designed "building block components" -- including wedge-shaped absorber/diffuser pairs and slotted bass absorbers (called Bazorber), the optional SpringTrap pistonic bass trap, and ceiling absorbers (called CloudPanel). Each kit is configured to provide optimal acoustical characteristics for a given room size (three "scaled" kits are available for treating a wide range of room sizes typically encountered in personal media production spaces). Once installed, StudioPanel offers clear articulation, focused and deep imaging, precise localization, and astounding surround sound envelopment -- in both stereo and surround sound environments -- all without fussing over placement adjustments and confusing acoustic calculations.

Selecting which of the three (3) pre-engineered kits best suits the user is easy: just plug the room dimensions into the StudioPanel square footage selection chart. Several enhancement options, including the new SpringTrap, are also available and clearly outlined in the documentation and ordering instructions.

After ordering the StudioPanel kit, the buyer takes home a Do-It-Yourself Starter Pack containing everything necessary to prepare the space for the installation of the StudioPanel components. Included in the small box are a simple, step-by-step instruction manual, a string line bubble level, an installation template, a mirror for locating the first reflection points, and a 50 chapter Test and Set-up CD/CD-ROM. All StudioPanel components are shipped directly to the buyer.

The StudioPanel systems install in minutes by following simple steps in the Instruction Manual. The included measurement tools and an actual size template covering each acoustic component make the hardware placement "foolproof." Final mounting of the wall panels is made effortless by a unique V-Bar and clip system.

All acoustic components are fully wrapped in attractive FR701 Guilford fabrics available in an array of six (6) standard colors. The fabric color is user-selected from swatch samples at the time of order. Kits are also available in 42 additional custom colors (at additional cost).

Prices for StudioPanel Kits are as follows:

  • Kit # SP442 (Rooms 150 - 175 Sq. Ft.)... SRP: $2,649
  • Kit # SP552 (Rooms 175 - 250 Sq. Ft.)... SRP: $3,139
  • Kit # SP664 (Rooms 250 - 350 Sq. Ft.)... SRP: $4,309
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