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Auray RF-C17 Studio Isolation Filter

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Auray RF-C17 Studio Isolation Filter
Key Features
  • Four-Layer Acoustic Isolation
  • Rugged ABS Polymer Frame
  • Vented Back Reduces Sonic Coloration
  • Reduces Bounce-Back Reflections
The RF-C17 Studio Isolation Filter from Auray provides a solution for music producers, broadcasters, and podcasters looking to help isolate a microphone to achieve better recordings in a space that is less than ideal for capturing audio. The Auray Studio Isolation Filter allows you to capture clean, dry vocals or instrument recordings that sound more natural, with less sonic coloration.
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Auray RF-C17 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Microphone Isolation
  • 3Multilayer Acoustic Treatment
  • 4Adjustable Mic Depth
  • 5Mounting Options

The RF-C17 Studio Isolation Filter from Auray provides a solution for music producers, broadcasters, and podcasters looking to help isolate a microphone to achieve better recordings in a space that is less than ideal for capturing audio. The Auray Studio Isolation Filter allows you to capture clean, dry vocals or instrument recordings that sound more natural, with less sonic coloration.

The RF-C17 fits on a standard microphone or boom stand and uses a rugged ABS polymer frame, four-layers of acoustic treatment, a vented back, plus a layer of acoustic composite fiber, to absorb unwanted ambient noise and control acoustic reflections. In a nutshell, if you're recording vocals, voiceovers, or podcasts in an untreated room with hard surfaces, the RF-C17 provides advanced microphone isolation for better-sounding results.

Microphone Isolation
Recording, broadcasting, or podcasting in rooms with little-to-no acoustic treatment can wash-out vocal or instrument audio recordings with echo reflections. The Auray Studio Isolation Filter fits on your boom or microphone stand and minimizes reflections of unwanted noise bouncing off hard surfaces and entering your microphone. Usually, expensive acoustic foam is required on studio walls to achieve this dry sound. This reflection filter lets you capture similar results even in an untreated workspace.
Multilayer Acoustic Treatment
Four layers of acoustic treatment help to isolate your vocal and instrument recordings. A thick layer of composite fiber surrounds your microphone and absorbs unwanted reflections as well as any noise coming in from the room. An extra layer of acoustic material, a vented back, and fabric covering help deaden and disperse sound waves, which leaves your incoming audio sounding clean and dry with less coloration.
Adjustable Mic Depth
The RF-C17 allows the microphone depth to be adjusted, so you can dial in the right amount of room ambience. Easily slide the filter closer to the microphone and pick up less of the room sound, or slide the filter away from the microphone for more space in your recording.
Mounting Options
The Auray Studio Isolation Filter can be mounted directly to the top of your microphone stand. The included 5/8 to 3/8" adapter allows for quick setup and configuration.

Auray RF-C17 Specs

Filter Type
Reflection Filter
Attachment Style
Female Thread
Filter Material
Foam, Metal
Material of Construction
ABS Polymer, Composite Fiber
Dimensions
11.8 x 17.5 x 7.0" / 30.0 x 44.5 x 17.8 cm
Weight
3.9 lb / 1.8 kg (with Mount)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
5.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
16.5 x 12.75 x 8.75"

Auray RF-C17 Reviews

Great Filter

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-31

The Auray Isolation Filter is lightweight and gets the job done!

Great

By Zongxian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-03

This equipment is very good workmanship, very stable, sound insulation effect is also good, if the requirements are not very high, can be isolated from the outside of the sound, I have used for many days, very satisfied.

Produces a natural sound for me

By Clifford
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-03

I cut 70's and 80's music intros for an internet radio station in St Pete, Florida. Prior to this purchase I used a make shift set up of acoustic foam around my mike. Got uneven results. Use of this filter has added better sound quality and was better consistancy. I am using it on the kitchen table and recording on a MacBook Pro using Garage Band. I am using the same mic that I had used before this purchase.

Does the job!

By Art Video
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-09

I have a dedicated airtight 90 Sq foot Sound Booth (the ones that make your ear pop when closing that door) designed specifically for critical voice overs and narration whenever I have my narrators coming by for a voice over recording. Not everyone has that luxury and convenience. That's why they come up with great solutions like the Auray RF-C17, at an incredible price. Since they sent me this product, I now have the opportunity to consider taking this portable Studio on location whenever I have a recording job at a distance in an event that they can't come to my place. When I did recordings on location prior to having the C-17 on hands, I had to come up with ways to deflect echo and unwanted reverberations by placing the person in front of an open closet full of clothes at close proximity... Not the prettiest sights and very uncomfortable, especially when those clothes aren't ours, staring at 2' away from someone else's clothing and scent...Not cool. This product is sturdy and can be assembled very quickly once you get the hang of it, meaning, you don't always have to place the mic aimed straight front to you. Depending on the mic, you can place the mic at a slight angle (a few tiny degrees) pointing slightly towards the sides, or even pointing it slightly down for even better and interesting results AS LONG AS you're speaking ON AXIS on the mic. The mic I used to test the RF-C17 was an Audio-Technica AT4050 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone. (see pictures) I don't do voice overs myself and I did more singing material in this test. It did a great job by rejecting a great deal of echo and reflections with the RF-C17 AS IS. The sound coloring, was barely minimal at a frequency in the 250 Hz, so, it pretty much doesn't change the original sound, which is a good thing. As for voice over, for TV and documentary, ideally and usually it requires total deadliness that only a sealed booth can provide, But if I were to pretend I don't have that kind of Booth, the RF-C17 actually surprised me after I added a pair of Auralex Pro Max acoustic panels *behind* me, to reduce echoes from the direction of the mic's pickup pattern. (most of the unwanted echo comes from the BACK walls). As a portable unit, the C-17 provided a pretty decent level of improvement in the recording as opposed to not using anything at all. I also placed a couple of thick towels at the top of the C shape enclosure just for that extra help. The sound result was very satisfactory. Ok... You just bought yours and can't wait to use...When it's about acoustics, if you have no experience with audio, you have to understand some things...When you speak in ANY room at any area at an indoor environment, your voice sound waves will hit the ceiling, floor, to the sides, ESPECIALLY the REAR walls. The more you shout the greater the echo and other things. Don't expect these units to do miracles or magic if you're trying to do a recording in unsuitable scenarios such as a bathroom, a living room full of glass furniture, hard floors and bare walls and expect a great result. No. You must consider taking this portable studio to a room with some degree of acoustics like fabric couches, a nice rug on the floor (plush carpet even better) and as little reflective objects and furniture as possible. The C area that you speak at, it has also room for you to put an iPhone in there on the side of the mic if you wish, close to the inner black charcoal acoustic material using a little iPhone selfie stand or something similar to read lyrics or voice over text. For the price and what it offers, its a great acquisition to having a portable solution when you can't use a studio vocal booth. [I have received this product in exchange for my honest review]

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Is this isolation filter height-adjustable ...

Is this isolation filter height-adjustable relative to the microphone position, as is the much cheaper Auray model RF-PBO-16 Premium Reflection Filter (Plastic) ?
Asked by: Jonathan
The RF-C17 does not have the same type of height-adjustable L-bracket as the RF-PBO-16 and only the mic depth is adjustable. However, you could use extension rods of different lengths and thread adapters to change the height of the mic in relation to the filter.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2021-07-01

Can this RF-C17 isolation filter be used with a ...

Can this RF-C17 isolation filter be used with a Shure SM-7B mic?
Asked by: Jonathan
Yes, you can use the RF-C17 isolation filter with a Shure SM7b. The swivel mount on the SM7b can be attached to the extension bar that that is included with the RF-C17. The extension bar is the short chrome piece that the shock mount attaches to. You can see it clearly in the third photo.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2021-07-01

Does this product fit an Sennheiser Mkh 50?

Does this product fit an Sennheiser Mkh 50?
Asked by: Dean
Yes it does.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2019-09-20

Does this product fold up or does it stay as it's ...

Does this product fold up or does it stay as it's shown in the images?
Asked by: Rhadames
The Auray RF-C17 Studio Isolation Filter is not foldable so it remains as shown in the product image.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2019-09-08
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