SBS Slammer Client feedback from #Nowadaysnyc co-owner Justin Carter on the Intelligence Series by SBS Slammer the the permanent home of the popular Mister Saturday Night & Mister Sunday Night parties in NYC.
“I first heard an SBS system in a loft in Bushwick. Someone reached out through the Mister Saturday Night contact page and said, ‘Hey, I’ve got this sound system that Francois K says is the best thing he’s heard since the Garage.’ It piqued my interest.”
“A few days later, it’s in the loft where we’re about to throw a party, and I’m standing in front of a system that’s transporting me back to my first days dancing at Body and Soul. In the long night of the early aughts…
I’d forgotten what a New York system sounded like. It brought a tear to my eye.
Almost ten years later, my partner, Eamon Harkin, and I were working on building our own permanent home. We looked into other systems, but we knew in the back of our mind that no one was going to touch Shorty’s, and nothing that we listened to did.”
“Now we’re the proud owners of an SBS Slammer Intelligence Series, and it’s better than we could’ve hoped. The sound is amazing: that’s a given. But how the sound is amazing is what continues to surprise me. When we’re playing an Octave One or Kerri Chandler record at peak party time, or we’re playing Japanese Shakuhachi Flute records or Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 13 in B flat at one of our Planetarium listening sessions, the system performs.
It’s hi-fi, and it’s banging. It’s warm, and it’s tough.
The best thing of all, though, is that you don’t just get the system when you install an SBS…you also get Shorty.
He deeply cares about what he does, and he’s passionate about music. He was in our place almost as much as we were as we were getting open, constantly tuning and tweaking to make it sound just right. He often calls to tell me he’s been working on the system, making small adjustments to get things sounding just right, un-requested.
It’s real commitment that comes from someone who puts creativity above making a buck. That’s a rare thing, and I’m glad to have found it. I couldn’t be more pleased.”