NAMM 2018: Funktion-One to mark show debut with new F124 bass launch

Funktion-One will exhibit at NAMM for the first time and will use its North Hall Stand #18110 to present US tradeshow debuts for its Evolution and Vero loudspeakers, as well as the worldwide launch of the F124 bass enclosure.

Funktion-One’s large stand, which is presented in conjunction with its US distributor Sound Investment, will feature a flown Vero array, a flown Evo Touring array, plus a ground-stacked configuration comprising F124 and Evo 6E.

Other products on show include the SB210A and F81 studio/small events system, an FF4.2L mixer, PSM318 DJ monitors, and a BR118 and F1201 pole-mounted system.

Founders Tony Andrews and Ann Andrews will join technical sales director David Bruml on the show floor, while Sound Investment will be represented by owners Dean McNaughton, Dan Agne and Todd Konecny. Dave Millard from FFA and NST Audio’s Dan Cartman – manufacturers also distributed by Sound Investment in the US – will share the same stand.

As well as being active with installations in the US nightclub market, the introduction of the vertically arrayed Vero system and Evolution Touring speakers has underpinned a significant increase in Funktion-One sound at gigs, festivals and other live events across the country, including Ultra Miami, What The Festival, Tipper at Red Rocks, Imagine Festival Atlanta and Deadmau5 at Nassau Colisseum.

“The US market is more aware than ever of Funktion-One, thanks to the work of our US distributor, Sound Investment, and the arrival of Vero, which has been used on some really big events,” said Bruml. “We feel it’s the right time to pay additional attention to developing the US market.”

Meanwhile, Tony Andrews will join Barney Jameson for an hour-long session entitled ‘Acoustics, Loudspeakers and the future of EDM’ on Saturday 27 January at 17:00 in Avila on Level 4 of the Hilton Anaheim. The pair will discuss Tony’s accomplished career, from creating a defining live sound system in the 1970s with Turbosound, to reinventing club culture with Funktion-One.

Looking ahead to the show, Tony commented: “We hope that NAMM will be a very important show for us by providing a springboard for furthering our endeavours in what has always been an interesting market. We’re in the midst of a very exciting time in Funktion-One’s development, both in terms of technological innovation and market impact. Therefore, we’re looking forward to building on the solid base we have in the States and to making new and important connections.”