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Carl Tatz Design Offers Affordable Upgrade Path for Legacy PhantomFocus™ System Users

- Dramatic sonic improvements realized as more and more early adopters of the acclaimed PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™) are upgrading to the new PFS digital technology with improved alignment protocols -

Nashville, TN: "If you're happy with your older PFS™ as most engineers are, you still may want to experience one of the newer digital systems," suggests TEC Award-nominated recording studio designer Carl Tatz of the Carl Tatz Design (CTD) firm and creator of the PhantomFocus™ System monitor tuning protocol.

PhantomFocus System methods and technology have evolved greatly over the last nine years since the early systems were implemented, and performance has improved substantially. "I really want our legacy PFS users to be able to enjoy the newer technology so we're offering very attractive options for them to upgrade to the latest state-of-the-art systems," explains Tatz.

Legacy PFS user and Willisoundz owner John Willis comments about his upgrade: "It made my monitoring go from great to 'OMG' and now mixing is an even more enjoyable experience. It even makes my banjo sound better! Do yourself a favor, up your game with Carl's new system."



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.


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Pictured: John Willis in the cockpit in front of his upgraded PhantomFocus System (PFS ™ ) at Wllisoundz, a Carl Tatz Design studio

Carl Tatz Design: 6666 Brookmont Terrace, Suite 1109, Nashville, TN 37205, 615.354.6242 / carl@carltatzdesign.com