Music Sounds Better on a Custom, Room-Sized Sound System

By Paul Rosenfeld

In the birthplace of some of hip hop's biggest names, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Quoc “Q” Pham set out to change the musical experience. With a keen ear for sound quality, Pham spent a year redefining the boom box with a handcrafted five-level sound system. This short documentary from Moonshot Productions gives an up-close look at the resulting “Tower of Sound." For Pham the project is about musical heritage as much as anything else; “it’s connecting with the past — the musical culture through the system,” he says.  

New Yorkers documentary series explores the different boroughs of the city through the characters that define it, from a locksmith to a cartoonist, and more. The creators of the series discuss the project in an interview with the Atlantic Video channel here and you can watch more episodes here

For more work by Moonshot Productions, visit http://moonshot-productions.com/.

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