Mix Magazine “Class Of” Award Winner and recipient of multiple gold and platinum album awards, Blue Grotto Sound, owned by South African engineer/producer Sean Spence, chose Carl Tatz Design to design his new personal studio in Nashville. The studio features a new generation Dual PhantomFocus System 4 – Near-Field/Mains using Dynaudio M3 mains and PhantomFocus PFM UHD-1000 near-fields driven by a pair of Bryston 7B SST mono block amps ( 900 Watts per channel) and a Bryston 4B SST stereo amp and a pair of OA monos blocks (bi-amped at 800 Watts) respectively. All amplification has been modified to 220 volts, effectively doubling the voltage and increasing the wattage by a third.

Since no windows were possible in the control room, CTD mirrored acoustic lens modules succeeded in widening the room both acoustically and visually. Argosy studio furniture was chosen for its style, ergonomics, and an SSL Nucleus console, balanced aesthetically with colonial maple custom full view glass doors and trim, bamboo flooring, garden green plush carpet and warm natural fabric to make this Cape Towner feel at home.