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PhantomFocusâ„¢ of the Opry

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— The Grand Ole Opry House Installs Carl Tatz Design’s PhantomFocus™ System Using Genelec 8050A Monitors —

— Iconic Country Music Venue Comes Back Strong After Nashville Flood, Receiving Praise From FOH and Broadcast Engineers for Dramatic Tuned Monitor System —

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 ‘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.