Carl Tatz Design has introduced two new professional nearfield reference monitors as part of PhantomFocus line, including the PFM HD-1000 and PFM UHD-1000 that are both for dedicated mix room and control room/tracking installations.
Designed to be used exclusively in tandem with CTD’s on-site installed PhantomFocus System, both monitors offer vocal rendition and the ability to handle high SPL (stated as 115 dB continuous). They are also stated to provide fast transient response, articulate detail and PhantomFocus’s sonically holographic imaging at all listening levels.
The PFM HD-1000 is a passive model with a low-profile D’Appolito design facilitating console/listener placement. In incorporates two proprietary Morel 5.63-inch “Uniflow” aluminum diecast woofers with 3-inch voice coils and a proprietary 1-inch ScanSpeak high-frequency tweeter with patented phase plug design. The monitor is available with the passive Straight Wire crossover and an optional bi-amp version. Dimensions are 8.2 x 17.8 x 12.2 inches (H x W x D) and weight is 22.2 pounds.
The PFM UHD-1000 is offered only in a bi-amp configuration and shares all the inherent qualities of the PFM HD-1000, with the bi-amplified configuration and woofer complement designed to introduce depth of field and sonic command. It uses the same ScanSpeak tweeter as the HD-1000 accompanied by a ScanSpeak dual 5.5-inch proprietary woofer complement. Dimensions are 8.2 x 17.8 x 12.2 inches (H x W x D) and weight is 24.1 pounds.
Both models have a self-bracing trapezoidal cabinet with internal cross-bracing and tuned damping, as well as a custom-integrated pistonic decoupling system from IsoAcoustics, shown in the image directly above.