Loudspeaker manufacturer Funktion-One has unveiled the Vero VX.

Funktion-One Vero VXIn development for the past three years, Vero is designed to serve a wide range of venues and environments from a compact footprint.: ‘Since Vero’s launch in 2016, we’ve had a lot of interest in a smaller system that offers the same performance characteristics and ease of deployment,’ says Funktion-One founder, Tony Andrews. ‘Through significant engineering innovation, we’ve managed to achieve that objective.’

The Vero VX system comprises VX90 full-range vertical array elements, V124 or V221 bass enclosures, amp racks, fly bars, transport dollies, groundstack hardware, cabling and Projection predictive software.

The VX90 is a three-way vertical array element with four Funktion-One designed Neodymium drivers in a horizontally symmetric configuration – two reflex loaded, high efficiency 12-inch mid bass drivers; one Axhead loaded wide bandwidth 8-inch cone midrange driver; and a single 1-inch compression driver on a proprietary isophase diffraction waveguide. The VX90 measures 1120mm wide and 340mm high, its usable bandwidth is 50Hz to 20kHz and horizontal dispersion is 90°.

The Lambda rigging system enables cabinets to be transported and flown as straight columns, then tensioned into pre-set angles once the complete array is suspended. The Lambda system’s optimised rotation axis ensures perfect alignment at vertical angles between 0-12.5° for coherent summation. There is a choice of fixed or movable point flying beams. The movable point beam incorporates motorised adjustment, enabling the inclination and declination of the entire array to be remotely set while flown from a single motor.

Funktion-One’s driver and waveguide technology enable a single transducer to cover more than four octaves of the audio spectrum, from 300Hz to 5kHz. This approach ensures vocals and musical harmonics are coherent in both time and space, providing benefits in clarity, intelligibility and stereo imaging.

The high crossover point to the compression driver provides additional performance advantages including increased headroom, and reduced harmonic and modulation distortion. Psychoacoustically informed use of FIR filters and microsecond time alignment provide wide, consistent horizontal coverage while preserving transient response.

The very high electroacoustic efficiency of the horn-loaded mid/high section is supplemented by a new bass driver technology, which significantly increases true power efficiency. Unlike a conventional line array element, the VX’s LF resource ensures spectral balance and dynamic impact, whether used as a single box or in a 24-box array.

Vero VX’s energy efficiency means up to eight cabinets can be powered from a single amplifier. A 32-box system plus additional subwoofers can be powered by just six amplifiers.

‘While Vero VX has been in development for around three years, we were building from the technological breakthroughs we made with Vero and the Evolution Series,’ Andrews says. ‘That said, applying our acoustic principles to this footprint was challenging. It has pushed us to the next level and we’re extremely pleased with the result.’

More: www.funktion-one.com

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