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Carl Tatz Signature Series™ by Auralex Acoustics Nominated for 2012 PAR Excellence Award

— The Carl Tatz Signature Series™ control room acoustic modules by Auralex Acoustics honored by Pro Audio Review's coveted PAR Excelence Award nomination —

Nashville, TN: The Carl Tatz Signature Series™ by Auralex Acoustics (soon to be featured in a dedicated section on the Auralex website) is a new family of high quality control room acoustic modules purposed to emulate the look and performance of Tatz's award winning custom studio designs at a fraction of the cost. It can quickly transform a simple rectangular room into a world class acoustic environment that, when paired with the PhantomFocus™ System (PFS), has no rival in the pro audio arena.

"It's great to be recognized by the prestigious editorial staff at Pro Audio Review," comments Carl Tatz, principal of Nashville based Carl Tatz Design LLC (CTD) and creator of the acclaimed PhantomFocus™ System (PFS) monitor tuning protocol. "We are awarded with our customer's appreciation with each Signature Series™ we implement, but to be sited by a respected industry trade magazine is quite gratifying," states Tatz.

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

About the PhantomFocus™ System
Once the basic acoustic treatment has been accomplished, Carl Tatz Design’s proprietary PhantomFocus™ Monitor System offers clients a unique opportunity to have a truly world-class monitoring experience in their room, no matter how modest they may perceive it to be. The PhantomFocus System allows their monitors of choice to perform accurately at a full 20Hz-to-20KHz frequency response with pinpoint imaging in an almost holographic sweet spot — this enables their mixes to travel anywhere with a new level of sonic accuracy. There are approximately fifty steps in the proprietary PhantomFocus System implementation protocol, some of which may include phase and laser alignment, damping, isolation mounts, careful assessment of engineer/speaker placement relative to their room’s primary axial modes, proprietary speaker distance and angle, crossover points for pass filtering, and finally parametric equalization. Hardware can include monitor stands, concrete, sorbothane and other isolation materials, custom floating plenum mounts, subwoofer system, custom crossover, parametric equalizers and the monitors themselves (passive or active). The 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 can install the PhantomFocus System in existing control rooms or in 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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Carl Tatz Signature Series Preliminary Flyer - Front


Carl Tatz Signature Series Preliminary Flyer - Back


2012 Mix award-winning studio - The MontAnna Mix Room using a custom application of the Carl Tatz Signature Series by Auralex Acoustics

Carl Tatz Design: 6666 Brookmont Terrace, Suite 1109, Nashville, TN 37205, 615.354.6242 /