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Funktion One bygger världens bästa DJ-monitor!

 

Efter ett antal dialoger med världsledande DJs blev Funktion One inspirerade att utveckla en ny DJ monitorer under 2012, resultatet blev PSM318. Den konstruerades för Carl Cox och Richie Hawtin på Space i Ibiza och succéen var ett faktum för resten av säsongen.

PSM318 är en tvådelad DJ-monitor bestående av en 2x18"basreflex låda kombinerad med en mycket effektstark trevägs koaxial ”point source” monitor. Med sin unika konstruktion slipper du läckage i ljudbilden och ljudet stannar troget i båset hos sin mästare.


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Funktion One are English inventors and manufacturers of professional loudspeaker systems.

Funktion One, founded in 1992 by Tony Andrews and John Newsham, are highly regarded designers and manufacturers of high quality point source loudspeaker systems, with numerous patents to their name.  Tony and John, who were also responsible for founding Turbosound in the 1970s, are accredited with several generations of revolutionary loudspeaker designs including the TMS-3, Flashlight and Floodlight systems.  They are widely known for their pioneering work and ethos which established many of the principles which subsequently became standard audio industry practice.  Whilst often imitated their designs have not been surpassed and have been the first choice of many permanent and touring sound applications around the World. The Funktion One design team, lead by Tony and John,  represent an unsurpassed pool of experience and expertise in the audio industry having been consistent innovators in audio design, concert touring and sound installation for over 30 years.

We understand sound to be the most important of our senses and in fact, the root of the structure of the entire Universe. As such, we try to pay the amazing acuity of human hearing the respect it deserves by providing products that deliver as much resolution and detail as is possible. We also pay considerable attention to the emotional effect of not just music, but the sound itself, what you might call its 'quality'. In a world where everything is 'dumbing down' and finesse and subtlety are rapidly disappearing, it is a source of pride to us that we are continually going in the opposite direction, expanding the envelope. On a spiritual level, good music and good sound has the effect of opening peoples' minds and deepening their consciousness which can only be good for the planet.

Resolution Series

The Resolution 1 is a radical  2-way loudspeaker enclosure resulting from Tony Andrews' 30 years pioneering research and development of high efficiency cone mid-range. This has resulted in a completely new 5 inch loudspeaker which eliminates the need for compression drivers with their inherent harshness and distortion. This device, when used in conjunction with the dedicated Axhead-loaded waveguide, smoothly reproduces both the vital mid range and high frequencies with exceptional coherency and detail.  Further, this 5'' device smoothly connects with the outstanding 12'' ported bass driver at 520Hz. 
Our resulting bass is lively and very well defined. The waveguide can be rotated for use in either vertical or horizontal formats. Standard cabinet finishes are violet or silver. There are two grill options - a half height punched metal grill which protects the 12'' loudspeaker and covers the ports whilst leaving the waveguide fully visible. For those preferring a more discrete appearance (particularly for theatre and AV applications) we also produce a full height black foam covered metal grill.

The Resolution 1.5TT is a  2-way enclosure specifically designed for mid sized venues with low ceiling heights.  It can be neatly installed tight against a ceiling providing good coverage due to the built-in downward angle of the devices.  Combining twin 12'' drivers as used in the Resolution 1 with the 90 degree dispersion 5'' from the Resolution 1.5, this is a unique and excellent solution to hitherto hard to specify applications.  Its already strong bass response can be further extended with a wide range of Funktion One bass enclosures, ranging from the Minibass 212 to the F121.

The R1.5 builds on the success of the R1, the Resolution 1.5 is a 2-way enclosure with 90 degree dispersion, super high-fidelity and incredible low frequency output for its small size. It is perfect for applications needing a single enclosure per side including club, theatrical and live sound use.  For the first time we have combined our unique 5'' cone loudspeaker with a new 90 degree axhead-loaded waveguide and substantial 18'' bass to offer an extremely capable two way enclosure. The 5'' driver's ability to operate cleanly down to a low crossover point of 520 Hz allows the transition to the bass driver to be of exceptional smoothness. Furthermore, our recent breakthrough in bass loading technology enables use of an 18'' driver in an enclosure size where previously only a 15'' loudspeaker could have been used.  As usual with Funktion One there is no system EQ and the sound is extremely involving.

This portable 'full-range' system is probably the smallest fully horn loaded enclosure available.  Its unique combination of compact size, weight and sonic excellence, make it equally suited for use by discerning musicians as well as by sound consultants in demanding projects.  From small to medium club venues to critical AV and pro sound reinforcement applications, this loudspeaker system resolves the requirement for quality, response and level from a small source.  The Resolution 2 is increasingly acclaimed as the dj monitor of choice.  If even more bass 'weight' is required, a pair of Resolution 2s can be used with additional Funktion One bass including Infrabass and F121s.The Resolution 2 is a full range, 3-way bi-amplified horn loaded enclosure with a passive high frequency crossover. The design incorporates Funktion One's patented Axhead technology and new space saving bass loading. This highly efficient design provides outstanding fidelity across the full frequency range from 45Hz to 17kHz for use both in a mobile or installation environment. There is also a version of the enclosure called the Resolution 2U which features a rotatable mid high waveguide. This allows the enclosure to be deployed in either a left or right handed horizontal orientation, particularly useful in rooms with restricted ceiling height.

The Resolution 3 is an all in one 3-way enclosure comprising of a special horn loaded 18'' bass loudspeaker with a 5'' voice coil, a new axhead loaded 10'' loudspeaker for midrange and a 1'' compression driver for high frequencies. It produces exceptional SPL for its size with very convincing bass rendering additional sub bass unnecessary. You could say it is a Resoultion 2 on steroids. A horizontal version can be produced upon request.

The Resolution 4 presents a series of cost effective options for the installation and touring world alike, bridging the application gap between the Skeletal and Full Touring versions of the Resolution 4 in terms of enclosure design features. It´s an all in one 3-way enclosure comprising of a horn loaded 12'' bass loudspeaker, an axhead loaded 8'' loudspeaker for midrange and a 1'' compression driver for high frequencies. It is obviously also ideally suited to ground stacked use which is facilitated by a comprehensive stacking board system. The Skeletal version makes a cost effective option for the installation market.

Resolution Touring Series

The Resolution 5 Touring is a three-way, long throw loudspeaker enclosure designed to operate from 100Hz upwards.  The unique and patented Axhead loading device not only  gives incredible  efficiency and dispersion control, but also increases high frequency output from the 8'' cone driver.  This  means that the crossover point to the compression driver can be raised to an astonishing 6kHz for dramatically reduced distortion compared to compression driver based midrange systems so prevalent in the industry.  Its highly controlled dispersion enables precise tailoring of overall system coverage.  Unwanted room reflections are thereby substantially reduced maintaining the enclosure's high intelligibility.  The system's flexibility in application renders it suitable for any venue size from 500 people to the largest stadia, thereby maximising use of rental inventory.  Its innovative and simple integrated flying system, combined with minimal size and weight, allow two people to fly and trim an arena cluster in under half an hour.  The Resolution 5 is economic in terms of system cost, production budget and truck space.  Above all, the accuracy and sonic quality it delivers are unsurpassed.

The Resolution 4D Downfill cabinet is designed to hang underneath a Resolution 5 system.  It offers extensive vertical dispersion providing controlled coverage right down to the first row of seats.  Its unique tapered shape allows the rest of the cluster to be coupled closely together generating a more coherent wavefront and adding a finishing touch to the spherical cluster's aesthetics.  As with other Resolution Touring enclosures, all inter-cabinet flying hardware is included.

This wide dispersion partner to the Resolution 5 is perfectly suited for use in medium sized applications or as a delay or infill with Resolution 5 systems. The revolutionary patented flying system is shared by all Resolution touring enclosures and makes for extremely fast and easy set up. All inter-cabinet flying hardware is built into each cabinet leaving no chains, links, pins or tools to lose. This system also enables secure ground stacked angle optimisation.  This is a highly powerful and efficient mid-high enclosure which is designed to be operated as part of a four way system with F218, F121 or F221 bass.  The sonic quality of the Resolution 4 is exceptional.

Bass Range

Funktion One are renowned for the controlled energy of our loudspeaker systems - this is nowhere more evident than in our bass enclosures which deliver physicality with accuracy for truly involving musical experiences. In the 1980s Funktion One's Tony Andrews had also pioneered work on the development of the first  21'' loudspeaker.  This provided the low end for his highly regarded system design of the time.  In 2006, with F1's access to advanced materials and enclosure tuning resulted in the F221 with remarkable performance including a double 6'' voice coil for maximising power input.  Furthermore, by  using Neodymium instead of Ceramic, the magnet weight has been reduced from 28.5kg to 11.5kg which opened up the possibility of a two by 21'' enclosure.  This resulting F221 is an exceptional and robust bass enclosure combining real depth, upper bass speed and high efficiency.  The F121 single 21'' bass enclosure is a highly attractive proposition for applications desiring access to Funktion One's incredible 21'' bass technology but in a smaller form than its double 21'' counterpart. The enclosure and Funktion One driver have been beautifully tuned and matched to deliver a highly accurate (and even addictive) bass experience which not only gives the listener the anticipated depth and physicality of bass but combines this with unprecedented upper bass speed and precision.

The Andrews' patented Infrabass 218 is a bass design aimed at the octave from 30 - 60Hz. It delivers copious quantities of wonderfully smooth, deep bass for a powerful sonic experience.  Often used as the low-end foundation for the Dance Stack, the Infrabass can also give tremendous authority to Resolution 2s adding yet a further dimension to their application. With attention to timing, the Infrabass can be combined with F218s to give the extension and depth of a much larger system.  Due to the very large current requirements of extreme low frequencies, only amplifiers with high calibre power supplies will realise the full potential of this product. The optional Double InfraHorn can provide significant additional loading (extra 10dB at 33Hz) for a pair of Infrabass 218s in applications with extreme bass requirements.

The Double InfraHorn is a horn extension which can be used in conjunction with a pair of Infrabass 218s for applications with extreme bass requirements. The additional loading provided by the horn significantly enhances both the efficiency and directivity of the already superb Infrabass. When bolted directly to the front of a pair of Infrabass the horn increases the output of the pair by up to a staggering 12dB at 33Hz, thus giving a further depth and firmness to a system's low end. Double Infrahorns can be used singly or stacked above each other in multiples to produce unprecedented low-bass performance. Where space permits, the Double Infrahorn represents a very cost effective way of maximising Infrabass output, whether it be for use within the club environment or for outdoor/live arenas.

Dance Stacks

The Funktion-One 'Dance Stack' is a state-of-the-art series of sonically and visually imposing loudspeaker systems designed specifically for the club-world.  In common with other Funktion One designs, our Dance stack systems offer an excellent combination of physicality and clarity.

Fundamentally the dance stack is a four or five way system with sub bass, bass, upper-bass, mid range and high frequency.  Equalisation, being an unnecessary evil, is not required. The purity of the Funktion One design approach completely avoids the usual pitfall of system EQ with its associated phase problems. This purity leads to incredible transient delivery which combined with the sheer physicality and lack of distortion of these systems provides club-goers around the world with the potentional for totally involving and pain-free musical experiences. The organisation and quality of the individual Dance Stack components is unique with different configurations facilitating precise specification and control of bass content and mid-high dispersion. Thick and luxurious super-low bass is delivered in spades by the Infrabass 218 which can be supplemented with the remarkable mating Infrahorn for a huge efficiency boost. Tight and well-defined bass punch is provided by exceptional F215, F218 or F221 enclosures. Upper-bass and low-mid speed comes from the DS15 horn-loaded 15'' device. The DS210/DS310 supplies mid-range and high frequency power and definition to match the exceptional low-end combination. These systems offer an unprecedented level of power combined with a breathtaking transparency and purity with an eye-catching visual aesthetic. The various Dance Stack components can be creatively selected and combined to build the sound system of your dreams!