Carl Tatz installs Dynaudio in several high profile studio designs
Carl Tatz is a leading studio designer who uses the
revolutionary PhantomFocus System™ to help tune any speaker to any
environment. The system utilizes a series of techniques and
protocols to optimize the monitoring system with the environment.
It ensures that a full and accurate frequency response is achieved
and that the imaging is spread out perfectly in the sweetspot
before the listener. It's a system that Foo Fighters engineer
Elliot Scheiner has described as 'awesome'.
"Like all studio designers we have a recognizable signature
look to our rooms," says Carl describing PFS. "We work in a lot of
small home spaces so we try to make the rooms feel, look and
perform larger than they are. When it comes to implementing a
PhantomFocus System we suggest that our clients audition several
monitors in their new room. Because of the very subjective nature
of monitor preference we encourage an open mind during these
Carl has recently completed several major installations in which
the monitors of choice ended up being Dynaudio. Carl notes: "Some
of the high profile designs we've done recently featuring Dynaudio
monitors have included home recording studios for two of the
members of super group, Rascal Flatts; the iconic Ryman Auditorium
and Grand Old Opry control rooms in Nashville; and the World
Wrestling Inc. studios"
Carl's PhantomFocus System works with any speaker and environment
but there's no doubting that Dynaudio monitors appear to be a
"I am a big fan of Dynaudio monitors,"
he agrees, "and they are extremely impressive when used in our
PhantomFocus System. Sometimes the client will already have the
Dynaudios and sometimes they differ to my opinion and I will
usually recommend Dynaudio for most applications. We have used the
following Dynaudio monitors in our projects: BM6As, BM15s, BM15As,
M1s, M3, M4+s, Air 15s."
"They image really well," Carl continues, " and they are
very smooth and pleasant to listen to. They have great definition
in the low end, are very detailed throughout the frequency spectrum
and they look serious."
Carl then details how a set of BM6As fitted in one of the
recent projects: "One of my favorite rooms is one of the studios of
Rascal Flatt's Jay DeMarcus called the Cockpit. It's seven feet
wide, nine feet deep and four feet high at the front wall where the
ceiling slopes up to about seven feet. Using flush mounted Dynaudio
BM6As the sweet spot is absolutely world class with a frequency
response from 20Hz to 20kHz. This would be impossible to achieve by
using only acoustic design and treatment and is very
And it seems Dynaudio will
feature in more high profile outings that Carl has planned. "We
have just finished a Dual PhantomFocus System for WWE in Stamford
using Dynaudio C4s and Yamaha NS10s that blew WWE engineer/producer
Jim Johnston away. We are also currently
working on a killer dedicated listening room for a client
outside of Oak Ridge, Tennessee using Dynaudio M3s as part of a
hybrid 9.1 system."
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