For a shootout of large-diaphragm condenser broadcast mics in its NAB booth this year, B&H Photo Video & Pro Audio contracted Auralex Acoustics to create a sonically friendly environment on the noisy NAB show floor. B&H, one of the world's largest retailers of photo, video and pro audio gear, gave attendees the opportunity to try different mics via headphones throughout the show. Auralex supplied its newest Eco-Friendly Studiofoam pyramids, Pro Banners and pArtScience AudioTiles to the control acoustics at the display.
Auralex Eco-Friendly Studiofoam products now include soy components, reducing petroleum-based chemical usage by up to 60 percent, lessening dependence on fossil fuels, and are manufactured without harmful chlorofluorocarbons (CFC). ProBanners are designed to reduce reverberation and reflection in large, noisy areas, are Class A flame retardant and are acoustically tested for performance in accordance with ASTM C423. The pArtScience AudioTile uses tesselated forms that blend absorption, diffusion and reflection while allowing custom appearance.