PL+S 2017: Funktion-One adds to Evo and Bass Reflex ranges

Funktion-One has added two new speakers to its Evolution Touring Series at Prolight + Sound 2017.

The latest development of the range sees the addition of supplementary mid-high and mid-bass enclosures.

The Evo 7TH and the Evo 7TL-215 (main image) come with integrated flying gear, enabling rapid, seamless configuration with all the components in the Evo 7T flying clusters. Funktion-One says this significantly increases the flexibility of the Evolution Series and means that Evo clusters are now ‘extremely scalable.’

The company launched the Evo Series at Prolight + Sound 2015 with the introduction of the Evo 6E and Evo 7E loudspeakers. The company developed a user-friendly flying system for the series and debuted the tour-ready Evo 7T at the same show last year.

Evolution 7TH is the mid-high section of the Evo 7T. It features 10in mid-range and a 1.4in compression driver for high frequencies. The Evo7TH is significantly smaller than the Evo 7T, making it adaptable to a number of configurations. When used with Evo 7T, the Evo7 TH is inverted, meaning the high frequencies and mids mirror, maintaining coherency which enables mutual reinforcement for increased reach and audience capacity. Evolution 7TL-215 also features two Evo 7T horn-loaded 15in drivers, providing mid-bass reinforcement for flown and ground-stacked Evo configurations and delivering even coverage to audiences of up to 10,000 people.

Commenting on the Evo Series, Funktion-One founder, Tony Andrews, said: “We’re really happy with how the Evo 7T has performed in a wide variety of tour, live and festival applications. These supplementary additions to the series really open up what’s possible, in terms of configurations and audience sizes.”

Funktion-One has also added to its range of bass reflex speakers with the release of the BR132 (pictured, above), which utilises Powersoft’s high power M-Force linear transducer and M-Drive amplifier along with Funktion-One’s own cone, surround and enclosure technology, and is around 40% smaller than the horn-loaded F132, which debuted at the show last year.

The 32in bass reflex speaker – with a frequency range of 25Hz – 65Hz – delivers elastic bass and super-low frequency extension and is particularly effective in mid-size live and touring applications requiring deep, strong and well defined sub-bass at close range. Unlike the horn-loaded alternative, the direct radiator design of the BR132 means the 32in cone is visible.