F-221 – Double 21″ Bass

August 25th, 2010 by admin | No Comments »

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 which was used on world tours by groups including Pink Floyd and Dire Straits. In 2006, with F1′s access to advanced materials and Andrews’ heightened understanding of loudspeaker and enclosure tuning, his original 21” concept was due for a revisit. This work resulted in the F221 with dramatically increased 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 product is available with either 4 Ohm or 8 Ohm drivers. As standard one driver is wired on Circuit 1 (NL4 pins 1+/-) and the other on Circuit 2 (NL4 pins 2+/-).

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