First Frankfurt showing of three new Funktion One products22 March 2010
Prolight + Sound 2010 – taking place in Frankfurt this week – will provide a showcase for new products including the F101 loudspeaker enclosure (pictured). Comprising 1 x 10in bass/mid driver and 1in high-frequency device, the F101 is a larger version of the successful F81.
The product, says Funktion One, offers exceptional clarity and imaging with a sensitivity of 101dB for 1W at 1m, which is "unprecedented" for this class of loudspeaker. The F101 fills a niche between the F81 and the Resolution 1, and is suitable for applications ranging from studio reference to AV presentations and theatres.
Funktion One will also be showing the Resolution 3, an all-in-one three-way enclosure comprising a special horn-loaded 18in bass loudspeaker with 5in voice coil, a new Axhead-loaded 10in loudspeaker for mid-range, and a 1in compression driver for high frequencies. The enclosure is said to produce "exceptional SPL" for its size with very convincing bass rendering additional sub-bass unnecessary ("You could say it is a Resolution 2 on steroids"). The mid-high section can be rotated to facilitate horizontal installation.
Finally, the ASPC1 audio system polarity checker is billed as an invaluable tool for live sound and installation engineers to ensure the optimisation of high-performance audio systems. It is light, compact and supplied with a belt pouch for easy accessibility.
In addition to the company’s stand presence (8.G94), Funktion One will also be running demos in Room Dialog, which is located between Halls 8 and 9 on the second floor.
Funktion One’s Ann Andrews told IE that the company’s demo room had become "a bit of a legend", adding: "For many years audio enthusiasts from around the world have joined us for an informal and informative time, listening to both the familiar and the unfamiliar through crystal clear Funktion One loudspeakers and engaging in interesting conversation. We look forward to welcoming you to the new location, Room Dialog, where the larger space will allow for the sound to more fully develop, making for an even more enjoyable Funktion One listening experience."