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(Please note this month's meeting is WEDNESDAY night, NOT the usual Tuesday night.)

“The PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™) addresses the sonic response of the Acoustic Trinity™ — the relationship between the speaker, the listener, and the room — as a single entity, as if it were a new speaker being designed on a test bench in an audio lab, rendering the ultimate monitoring experience. Attempting to optimize these three elements independently rather than by their sum in a monitoring system is tantamount to acoustic sacrilege and challenges the laws of physics.” — Carl Tatz

EARS is delighted this month to meet with renowned acoustician and designer Carl Tatz. Carl is head of Carl Tatz Design in Nashville and developer of the PhantomFocus System™, a series and process of techniques, proprietary protocols, hardware, and software, designed to optimize monitor systems.

Full and accurate frequency response is achieved by incorporating several elements that can include: speaker/listener position calculations; proper speaker stands; damping and isolation devices; subwoofer systems; laser alignment; 360 degree phase control (all-pass filter); crossovers; and corrective equalization. The success of the system is only limited by the room acoustics evaluation that precedes the process.

You will hear and experience PhantomFocus for yourself as Carl recently worked with Soundscape Studios owner/engineer Michael Kolar to re-configure the main control room with the system. Carl will also provide an educational and informative lecture with slides on how the system works so you can take some home some valuable tips and ideas. This is definitely one of those EARS meetings you will not want to miss.

Facilities Carl Tatz has helped design
Here are just a few of the facilities around the U.S. Carl Tatz has helped to improve monitoring using the PhantomFocus System

You don't need to be an EARS member to attend the meeting and we encourage anyone curious about EARS, the PhantomFocus System, or SOUNDSCAPE STUDIOS to come check it out. The meeting begins at 7:30 pm and it will be a casual affair with food, beverages, and a lot of the usual networking. A big thanks to EARS member Michael Kolar of Soundscape for opening up his fine facility to us, and a special big thanks to Carl Tatz for flying all the way in from Nashville to share his work and passion with our members. And of course a big thanks to our sponsors Shure, Vintage King, and Gepco for making all of this possible.

See ya there!


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- Please note this meeting is WEDNESDAY night, NOT Tuesday as per usual.

- This event is open to EARS Members and non-members alike.

- Meeting start time = 7:30pm

- Light food fare will be available compliments of EARS and our sponsors

- Adult beverages will be available.

- Parking is available on and around Chicago Ave.

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