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Enhanced low-frequency performance in critical mix room applications from Carl Tatz

PhantomFocus PFM ICE Cube-12 Subwoofer defines a new benchmark.

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Carl Tatz Design® LLC (CTD™), the award-winning studio and monitoring design firm, has announced a new high-performance professional reference studio subwoofer as part of its acclaimed line of PhantomFocus™ Precision Monitoring Instruments.

The PFM ICE Cube-12 Subwoofer anchors the foundational sonic footprint of the PhantomFocus System but can be used in any application where the audio professional demands the highest low-frequency performance with full 20 Hz frequency response and extremely tight and powerful dynamic pitch articulation.

Two years in development, it is the first subwoofer to display the PFM moniker and the finest ever to be implemented into the acclaimed PhantomFocus System™ (PFS™).

Designed with the latest cutting-edge ICE Power® amplifier technology developed by Bang & Olufsen (B&O) of Denmark, the PFM ICE Cube-12 Subwoofer renders both effortless power on demand and virtually no wasted energy, all while running cool.

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The 12-inch long-throw, audiophile grade paper-coned driver offers tremendous sonic authority, and along with a massive magnet motor structure and cast aluminum frame, it takes no prisoners as it defines the engine for the PFS. Additionally, the no-nonsense simple design of the ICE Cube-12 Subwoofer employs a powerful DSP solution for crossover and driver control as well as maintaining a low distortion output by preventing signal overload. The unusually strong cabinet is built with 3/4-inch medium-density fiberboard (MDF) that has been internally laminated with a 1/8-inch aluminum substrate bracing mechanism for ultra-rigidity.

The PFM ICE Cube-12 Dimensions are HWD 15.75" x 15.75" x 15.75" (400.05 mm x 400.05 mm x 400.05 mm) and weighs 55 lbs. (24.9476 kg), Max Continuous SPL 120 dB, 700 Watts Amp, Low Pass Filter 40-140 Hz with LFE Bypass, 0-180 Phase Switch, L&R Line Level RCA/PFS Balanced XLR input, Studio Black High Gloss Finish.

The PFM ICE Cube-12 Subwoofer and additional specifications are available now from www.phantomfocus.com.

PhantomFocus™ PFM ICE Cube-12 Subwoofer – Rear

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 http://www.carltatzdesign.com.

About the PhantomFocus™ System

Carl Tatz Design’s proprietary PhantomFocus™ System monitor tuning protocol offers clients a unique opportunity to have a truly world-class monitoring experience in their room, no matter how modest. All speakers interact with the room they’re in, and the PhantomFocus System allows any monitors to perform at maximum accuracy - in any room - with a full 20Hz-to-20KHz frequency response and pinpoint imaging in what some owners have described as a “holographic sweet spot.” It is a new level of sonic accuracy that engenders easier, better and faster mixing that translates well in any environment.

There are approximately fifty steps in the proprietary PhantomFocus System implementation protocol, including phase alignment, system damping, speaker decoupling and isolation mounting, careful assessment of engineer/speaker placement relative to primary axial room modes, proprietary laser-calibrated speaker distancing and angle alignments, digitally-controlled crossover points and slopes for pass filtering, and, proprietary, multiband parametric equalization.

Hardware solutions can include monitor stands, concrete, Sorbothane™ and other isolation and damping materials, custom floating plenum mounts, subwoofer systems and custom digital processors. The PhantomFocus System 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 installs the PhantomFocus System in existing control rooms and in all 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.

About the Carl Tatz Signature Series™ by Auralex®

The Carl Tatz Signature Series™ by Auralex® family of control room acoustic modules (now featured in a dedicated section on the Auralex website), emulates the look and acoustics of Carl Tatz's custom designs at a fraction of the cost.

When paired with the acclaimed PhantomFocus System, it becomes the CTD MixRoom™, the sonic performance of which is unrivaled anywhere, defining a new standard for the audio professional. The MixRoom can quickly and affordably transform a simple rectangular room into a world-class mixing environment without peer.

"We're honored to work with Carl Tatz, one of the top studio designers in the industry, on this exciting new Auralex offering. This new series makes Carl's signature style easy and affordable enough for any serious studio owner. Now virtually any room can benefit from the same aesthetic and sound control enjoyed by top hitmakers like Rascal Flatts and others," says Eric Smith, founder and president of Auralex Acoustics.

For more information about Carl Tatz Design LLC and the PhantomFocus™ System, please contact Carl Tatz Design, 6666 Brookmont Terrace, Suite #1109, Nashville, TN 37205 Office: 615.354.6242, Direct: 615.400.5479  

Email: carl@carltatzdesign.com
Web: www.carltatzdesign.com
Store: www.phantomfocus.com

By Our Press Release Coordinator Tuesday February 18, 2020
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