sE Electronics RF-PRO Overview
The black sE Electronics RF PRO Reflexion Filter PRO is a portable reflection filter designed to mitigate the acoustic conditions prevalent in home studios. Traditionally, acoustical treatments have been expensive propositions, requiring extensive testing and construction on various surfaces. With the advent of project and small satellite studios, innovative techniques have surfaced to deal with the economics and practicality of treating those acoustic situations.
The Reflexion Filter PRO aims to address this issue by providing a curved baffle with a patented multilayer design; the filter is positioned behind any microphone by means of a variable-position stand/clamp assembly. This reduces the amount of acoustic energy hitting any untreated walls, in addition to which, less of the original source is reflected back to the microphone as unwanted room ambience.
Since sE Electronics invented the Reflexion Filter in 2006, over 120,000 units have made their way into studios and homes worldwide, and it remains an industry-standard for portable effective acoustic treatment.
How It Works
When you put a microphone in front of you, it doesn't just hear you, it also hears the room around you. Even if it's a cardioid mic, it's still picking up some reflections from your voice or instrument that are bouncing off the walls and coming back to the mic. The goal of acoustic treatment is to minimize the pickup of such reflections so your primary sound source comes through as pure as possible.
Some materials are good at absorbing or reflecting particular frequencies; for example, foam absorbs highs quite well, but does nothing for lows. sE's patented multi-layer technology works evenly across the whole frequency spectrum to ensure a balanced, even sound with no coloration at all.
Made by Hand
Just like sE microphones, each Reflexion Filter is handmade in the sE factory.
In 2016, sE Electronics completely redesigned the RF Pro's mounting hardware to increase stability, simplify ease of use, and provide an updated level of performance, durability, and aesthetics.
It allows panning and tilting for maximum flexibility, and all moving parts are chromatized to ensure low wear. The extra stability means that your RF Pro can be positioned solidly at any angle to help provide a dry sound when recording any source—vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, amplifiers, drums, room mics, strings, and countless other instruments. The RF PRO can be securely attached to virtually any mic stand via its clamping mechanism.