Harrd Road upgrades Tractor Club Monitors
SM95-2 Space-Efficient Footprint Perfect for Club Stages
Howard Reitzes has done it all from playing keyboard for the famous San Francisco psychedelic band Iron Butterfly to tirelessly working as a non-paid audio installation consultant for churches. Most recently, he’s installed four McCauley SM95-2 monitors at Seattle’s Tractor Club and is currently installing a new McCauley audio system in a Soap Lake church.
"The new monitors have such a small footprint and low profile, yet can deliver the crisp sound needed by the wide range of stage performers found at The Tractor"
“The Tractor’s owner called me and said that he was having problems with the monitors,” Reitzes said. “The problem was inconsistent sound and the need for balance.” The alternative-country club’s performers range from acoustic solo acts to rockabilly groups who need to play to the medium-sized rectangular room as well as reach those sitting at the bar on the far left side of the room.
“The new monitors have such a small footprint and low profile, yet can deliver the crisp sound needed by the wide range of stage performers found at The Tractor,” he said. “Both the owners and performers are quite happy with them; they are wonderful.”
Reitzes knows companies that do have good business practices and said that he does enjoy working with those at McCauley Sound who have helped him with his projects. “I like the attention that a small business delivers,” he explained. “The monitors I installed have a solid bass sound with out all the frills. They are very good out of the box.”
“I have also enjoyed working with Bruce Anderson,” he said. “He’s very hands-on, is patient and really listens. When I needed an installer for the Soap Lake church, Bruce recommended Michael Gardner of Seattle Pro Audio. Mike is just great and I really like his attitude.”
“Installing the monitors at the Tractor Club was a very good experience,” Reitzes concluded, “because I don’t sell equipment that I don’t have confidence in.”