Sound engineer (U2, Snow Patrol, Kaiser Chiefs...)
Cenzo Townshend, has recently installed Focal SM9 monitors in his Decoy Studios in Suffolk.
It's not often, that manufacturers' tag lines mean anything in the real world, but when Focal say: "listen to your music, not your speakers" they're not kidding.
I listen 'on' my SM9s... not 'to' them. They don't fatigue my ears, so I actually enjoy listening to music on them.
About Cenzo Townshend
Cenzo is a producer, mixer and sound engineer from England. He started at Trident Studios, in the 80s, assisting Spike Stent and Alan Moulder, and has gone on to be one of the UK's top engineers.
He has mixed countless best selling albums and singles from artists including U2, Snow Patrol, Elbow, Florence & the Machine, Kaiser Chiefs, Everything Everything, Friendly Fires, Ben Howard and many more.
SM9 monitoring speaker is the flagship of Focal Professional. Condensed of the best Focal technologies (Beryllium inverted dome tweeter, W cone), it offers a precise stereo image, a perfect reproduction of details as well as an unrivalled dynamic and neutrality.