Small rooms often exhibit poor low frequency response with significant emphasis at modal resonances. They also have limited space to make acoustical improvements. Porous surface absorption is ineffective at these modal frequencies, because the air motion near walls and in corners is essentially zero for these long wavelengths. RPG® Diffusor Systems solved this dilemma by developing a unique membrane system that converts the high sound pressure fluctuations typically found in corners into selective absorption in the modal frequency range.
Surface or corner applied porous materials lose efficiency at low frequencies, because the particle velocity or air movement associated with long wavelengths is low. The sound pressure, conversely, is at its maximum. The internally damped membrane in the Modex Corner exploits this high pressure by converting the pressure fluctuations into air motion. As the membrane sympathetically vibrates over a selective low frequency range, determined by its mass and stiffness, it pushes air through an internal porous layer producing low frequency absorption. This innovative approach makes it possible for the Modex Corner to absorb the fundamental and higher harmonic modes that are often problematic in small rooms.
The Modex Corner can be mounted in any 90° corner between two walls or a wall and a ceiling. It can be attached directly to the surfaces using the supplied hook and loop or metal screw fasteners. If there is no 90° corner available, or if the corner is not suitable, the Modex Corner can be stacked in a free standing configuration.