"I am Todor Gerdzikov, a sound engineer at State Opera house in town of Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. It’s been always a challenge to find a good balance between the orchestra and the voices. Usually the orchestra was louder than soloists and/or choir. I tried some shotguns and hanging mics for picking up the voices from the stage, but the result was unsatisfactory.
We bought 3 of your TM-125 floor mics [now the Stage Floor Mic].
And the result was stunning!!! I couldn’t pick up any better the voices from the stage, even from about 45 feet distance. I’ve used them at outdoor performances too.
Last week we performed Verdi’s “Nabucco” at one of the largest halls in Sofia. We were very worried about the sound, having heard from different sources that there’s big problem with the sound. I brought my 3 Bartlett floor mics and when we tested them with the crew from hall, the sound was brilliant!!! I just cut out some frequencies to avoid feedback and get the highest level. They couldn’t believe what they heard. Your mics saved the day!!! A hall that seats 3700 people with stage about 65 by 50 feet and all the sound from the stage was picked up only by your 3 mics.
The hall was equiped with two clusters of Yamaha S215V hung high up on the 65-ft high ceiling, pointed at different directions, about 30 feet further distance from the floor mics. We even didn’t use the maximum level, but had to keep it down. The sound engineer said something like "No it is not possible"... or "Oh man I should get myself a bunch of those mics".
I express my big satisfaction of your products! Well done. Wherever I go I recommend them to my colleagues and everyone is amazed by their performance."
Todor Gerdzikovsound engineer, State Opera of Stara Zagora, Bulgaria