“I first heard PMC monitors at a friend’s mastering facility,” Kong explains. “I loved them because the low end extension and the clarity in the mid range was so impressive. When the time came to upgrade my studio monitors, I demo-ed various brands but kept coming back to the new PMCs because they sounded so good.”
Kong was introduced to the new range by Dale Chapman at SX Pro, who recommended the three-way active 8-2 system because it is designed for critical reference monitoring applications. While Kong’s monitors were being built SX Pro lent him a pair of the smaller PMC6-2 monitors, which he was equally impressed with.
“Everything I have heard through these new monitors has been ridiculously clear,” he says. “The smaller 6-2 system was perfectly adequate for the room I am currently in and I could easily have kept them, but I plan to move studios in 2022 so I went for the larger system because it gives me more flexibility in terms of room dimensions in the future. With both sets of monitors I have created amazing mixes that have now been approved by my clients. I can really hear the difference between these and my previous monitors. It is like night and day – especially the bass which is incredibly clean and clear and has no distortion at all.”
Since installing his new PMC monitors, Jon Kong has completed projects for RCA, Sony & Positiva. He is also working on his own material and collaborating with other artists as a songwriter, with a new release with Brazillian man of the moment Vintage Culture on Musical Freedom/Spinnin. He has also completed Camden Cox’s debut single Over on RCA and is currently mastering work for Yousef’s Circus Recordings, Nic Fanciulli’s Saved Records, Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep In Sound and Pattrick Toppings Trick.
PMC is a UK-based, world-leading manufacturer of loudspeaker systems, the tools of choice in all ultra-critical professional monitoring applications, and also for the discerning audiophile at home, where they provide a transparent window into the recording artist’s original intentions. PMC products use the best available materials and design principles, including the company’s proprietary Advanced Transmission Line (ATL™) bass-loading technology, cutting-edge amplification and advanced DSP techniques to create loudspeakers that present sound and music exactly as it was when first created, with the highest possible resolution, and without coloration or distortion. For more information on our clients and products, see www.pmc-speakers.com.