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Recently, the legendary Nashville venue the Grand Ole Opry House upgraded its control room sound with the installation of a PhantomFocusâ„¢ System (http://www.carltatzdesign.com/phantomFocus-system.html) from Carl Tatz Design (CTD). Grand Ole Opry Head of Music Operations Steve Gibson contacted CTD to correct a control room window resonance problem that they were experiencing, and Gibson requested the implementation of a PhantomFocusâ„¢ System using their existing Genelec 8050A monitors.
“The thing that is the most fun for me is how the center â€˜channel' feels like a physical presence; as well, I know that our mixes are translating much better out of the building than they ever have. We've got two systems and we love listening to them both!” noted King Williams, Chief Broadcast Engineer, Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium.
“The project went extremely well and I have received several phone calls out of the blue from some GRAMMY®-winning engineers commenting on how smooth and accurate the monitors now sound,” says Tatz.