Evolution is a new series of high intensity loudspeakers from Funktion-One. Utilising the loudspeaker manufacturer’s latest technology, the range has been launched with the Evolution 6E and Evolution 7E enclosures.
The Evo 6E and Evo 7E both have fully horn-loaded 15in mid-bass, 10in Funktion-One signature mid-range and a 1.4in compression driver. They are very compact for their output and offer class-leading efficiency and performance. The Evo 6E has 50-degree nominal horizontal dispersion and physically arrays at 40-degrees, two wide, giving smooth coverage over 90-degrees. The Evolution 7E has 40-degree nominal horizontal dispersion and physically arrays at 30-degrees, three wide, giving smooth coverage to 100-degrees.
Both models are suited to a wide range of applications and genres of music. For bass extension, Funktion-One recommends using F121s, F221s or BR221 bass enclosures.
Commenting on the new additions to the Funktion-One product range, company founder Tony Andrews said: “In the last couple of years we’ve discovered some new technology, which has led to a really productive period of development. We’ve found a way of delivering more intensity without distortion. One of the things to come out of that is the Evolution Series.”
Both the Evo 6E and Evo 7E have the following features: fully horn-loaded for high efficiency; 3-way output; Funktion One designed drivers; low weight Neodymium magnets throughout; fitted M10 flypoints; optional wheel-board; optional sturdy grille for discrete appearance; EH (mid-high cabinets) and SH (mid-high skeletal speakers).
During development last year, Evo 7Es were used on the main stage at Boom Festival in Portugal (eight-per-side) for a crowd size of around 20,000 people.
Solution One’s Chris Hawkes, who oversaw the deployment of the Evo 7Es at Boom, said: “We were using much fewer boxes but in a bigger space than previous years. Naturally, we wondered whether the 16 Evo 7Es would be enough but any concerns were abated when we heard this sensational, warm, immersive sound. The Evo system was an instant hit with both the organisers and the public.”
The Evolution Series will be bolstered later in 2015 with the addition of a full touring version of the Evo 7, featuring a built-in flying and linking system. Funktion-One is also making other Evo mid-high configurations available for fixed installations, such as the two-wide Evo72EH and three-wide Evo73EH enclosures.