Nashville, TN: Carl Tatz Design® (CTD) recently installed the company's acclaimed new PhantomFocus™ PFM UHD-1000 professional monitors in multi-award-winning engineer Doug Sarrett's Uno Mas Studio. The PFM UHD-1000 Monitor is the premium two-way passive monitor of the PhantomFocus line of Precision Monitoring Instruments that utilizes bi-amplification and features proprietary high-end drivers and groundbreaking speaker cabinet innovations. The monitors are installed in tandem with CTD’s renowned PhantomFocus System (PFS).
Sarrett is a true legacy PhantomFocus System user dating back to its earliest analog iteration that drove his vintage Tannoy Super Gold monitors. Two years ago, CTD upgraded Sarrett’s PFS to the current digital processor and protocols, which served as a big bump to his monitoring; however, he still remained “married” to his trusty Tannoys. Accepting an invitation to experience the new PFM UHD-1000s at one of CTD’s award-winning PhantomFocus MixRooms changed everything and prompted Sarrett to make the transition.
Sarrett, who has worked on projects with everyone from Paul McCartney to U2, comments, “After being on Tannoy SGM-10s for 20+ years, I decided to make the jump to the PhantomFocus PFM UHD-1000 Monitors, and I couldn’t be more pleased!”
Sarrett continues, “The clarity of sound and the imaging in the stereo field are unlike anything I have experienced. I can trust that what I am hearing will translate to any other system, car or headphone. My confidence on the balance and the blend of the music is better than it’s ever been. I’d love for others to experience what I’m experiencing!”
Sarrett also notes, “As part of my upgrade, I also got the PhantomFocus eChair™, and my lower back has never felt better! Long days in the studio don’t feel like long days in the studio when I'm in it.”
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Photo caption 1: Pictured: Doug Sarrett, multi-award-winning engineer/producer and Uno Mas Studio owner, in front of his newly installed PhantomFocus™ PFM UHD-1000 Professional Monitors.
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Photo caption 2: PFM UHD-1000 Monitor
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Photo caption 3: PhantomFocus Silver Mesh Porcelain eChair™
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About Carl Tatz Design
Carl Tatz Design (CTD) is an award winning studio design firm offering design and consulting services to homeowners and entertainment industry professionals in areas of: Recording Studios, Monitor Systems, Home Screening Rooms, Dedicated Listening Rooms, Acoustic Analysis, Tuning, and Sound Isolation. Carl Tatz is also the inventor of the industry acclaimed proprietary PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™) monitor tuning protocol. CTD’s many resources combine knowledge, experience and expertise in sound, picture and design to serve its clients worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.carltatzdesign.com.
About the PhantomFocus™ System
Carl Tatz Design’s proprietary PhantomFocus™ System monitor tuning protocol offers clients a unique opportunity to have a truly world-class monitoring experience in their room, no matter how modest. All speakers interact with the room they’re in, and the PhantomFocus System allows any monitors to perform at maximum accuracy - in any room - with a full 20Hz-to-20KHz frequency response and pinpoint imaging in what some owners have described as a “holographic sweet spot.” It is a new level of sonic accuracy that engenders easier, better and faster mixing that translates well in any environment.
There are approximately fifty steps in the proprietary PhantomFocus System implementation protocol, including phase alignment, system damping, speaker decoupling and isolation mounting, careful assessment of engineer/speaker placement relative to primary axial room modes, proprietary laser-calibrated speaker distancing and angle alignments, digitally-controlled crossover points and slopes for pass filtering, and, proprietary, multiband parametric equalization.
Hardware solutions can include monitor stands, concrete, Sorbothane™ and other isolation and damping materials, custom floating plenum mounts, subwoofer systems and custom digital processors. The PhantomFocus System evaluation and implementation is a full two-day process and can be applied to near-fields, mid-fields, and large soffit mounted monitors, regardless of manufacturer.
Carl Tatz Design installs the PhantomFocus System in existing control rooms and in all studios that are designed and built from the ground up by CTD. The result is like the aural equivalent of HD TV. Once you experience a PhantomFocus System, you can’t go back.
About the Carl Tatz Signature Series™ by Auralex®
The Carl Tatz Signature Series™ by Auralex® family of control room acoustic modules (now featured in a dedicated section on the Auralex website), emulates the look and acoustics of Carl Tatz's custom designs at a fraction of the cost.
When paired with the acclaimed PhantomFocus System, it becomes the CTD MixRoom™, the sonic performance of which is unrivaled anywhere, defining a new standard for the audio professional. The MixRoom can quickly and affordably transform a simple rectangular room into a world-class mixing environment without peer.
"We're honored to work with Carl Tatz, one of the top studio designers in the industry, on this exciting new Auralex offering. This new series makes Carl's signature style easy and affordable enough for any serious studio owner. Now virtually any room can benefit from the same aesthetic and sound control enjoyed by top hitmakers like Rascal Flatts and others," says Eric Smith, founder and president of Auralex Acoustics.
For more information about Carl Tatz Design LLC and the PhantomFocus™ System, please contact Carl Tatz Design, 6666 Brookmont Terrace, Suite #1109, Nashville, TN 37205 Office: 615.354.6242, Direct: 615.400.5479