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Carl Tatz Design Has Your Back

– The PhantomFocus™ eChair™ is now available online at Shop.CarlTatzDesign.Com – The first chair specifically designed for the professional recording engineer and now included with all PhantomFocus™ Systems –

– This is the first chair to come along in over a decade to posture
itself as the new default choice in studio seating –

Nashville, TN: The PhantomFocus™ eChair™ is the perfect companion for, and now an integral part of, the revolutionary PhantomFocus System (PFS™) for professional audio monitoring from Carl Tatz Design (CTD). The PhantomFocus eChair is the world's first chair specifically designed and built for the recording engineer and is now available to all serious recording professionals at Once properly adjusted to each unique physique, the engineer can be “locked in” to the PFS listening sweet spot, heretofore unattainable with any other chair, rendering a consistent listening posture while making slumping virtually impossible.


The eChair is the pro audio application of the obsessive research and development done by Steve Knight, a former Grand Prix and Endurance champion Le Mans and Grand Am series racecar driver, to design the ultimate chair for back support and posture. It features advanced mechanics and materials to perform in a manner that actually improves the health of an engineer's back. The patented ZenWave™ motion provides unbinding, stress-free support as the engineer leans forward in a natural position, and protects the lower back from injury. Additionally, Knight indicates that the scientifically designed backrest moves with the engineer to massage the lumbar area of the spine, which increases blood flow and nutrients to the lower back muscles and intervertebral discs. 


  • PhantomFocus System sweet spot lock-in
  • Patented ZenWave motion technology allows you to float forward and backward without harmful pressure
  • Active Tilt™ seat plate pivots smoothly forward and backward to promote proper spine alignment
  • Free-Float™ backrest stays with you as you lean forward, giving you continuous support
  • Customize your seat and backrest position for your body simply using the three lever adjustments
  • Cool breathable mesh prevents perspiration buildup and keeps your clothes looking fresh and clean
  • Sore back? The convex shape of the Free-Float backrest massages and improves blood flow to your lower back
  • Offered in three striking color combinations:

    Silver Mesh Porcelain
    Silver Mesh Chrome
    Raven Chrome

"In 25 years of composing and programming at a keyboard and DAW, nothing has kept my back as healthy or, through the ergonomics of its design, kept me as physically and mentally poised for the task at hand as the PF eChair – I know, because I’ve tried most of them, including chairs nearly ten times the price.” – Tom Snider, composer/engineer/owner, The News Room, Nashville, TN

"With Tatz’s longtime association with world-class studio design and drop-dead monitoring in mind, he has upped the bar with his new PhantomFocus eChair. We purchased one, and our staff immediately demanded another. This is the mixing chair that I (and my lower back) have long sought." - Mike Kolar, engineer/producer/founder Soundscape Studios – Chicago, IL

"Although our Aeron chairs provide comfortable seating for clients, working at the console I can mix on the PhantomFocus eChair for a full day, and when I stand up, I feel like I haven't been sitting at all. It has by far the best support for my back of any chair I have tried." – Sean Spence, engineer/producer/owner The Blue Grotto – Nashville, TN

Photo Caption 1: PhantomFocus™ eChair™ in Silver Mesh Porcelain (Front)