Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Vlado (Vladimir) Meller is one of the most renowned mastering engineers of last 50 or so years and a two time Grammy award winner.
That’s what he said to MixOnline magazine:
I got the PMCs at Sony about 12 or 13 years ago. The room I had at Sony was beautiful, and it was huge. It was two stories high, and it was wide. I looked like a little peanut in there. It was almost too big to be a mastering room. We tried a bunch of different speakers, and when they brought these PMCs in, I was blown away. I played some records, even vinyl from the ’70s, and I heard everything. I listened and thought to myself that is exactly what I did. I knew this was a correct speaker, and to this day I trust these speakers 100 percent. I have enough amplifiers to kill a horse, the Bryston 7B and 4B. When you bought PMC back then, you had to buy Bryston. They are a perfectly matched pair. I had the same system at Sony, at Universal, and I brought them to Charleston. I hear the same thing.
And to quote SoundOnSound magazine:
Meller is a longstanding advocate of PMC monitors, so it’s no surprise that these are central to his setup. “For a mastering engineer to decide how to approach the mastering of a new project, it first of all requires correct speakers. Only then can one make the proper adjustments to the sound. Over the years working for CBS Records and Sony, I had the privilege of testing various speakers from top manufacturers. The imaging, transparency and frequency response while playing back various genres of music I have mastered convinced me that PMCs were my choice.”