Twenty-Five years ago Tony Andrews founded what would become the premier sound engineering company in the world – Funktion One Research Limited. What began as a passion project for Andrews has changed the way that audiophiles enjoy live music for the past two decades. Since the turn of the century, international music venues and events have entertained crowds with one of the most pure sound experiences in existence. Andrews and his team have conceived a production technique that expertly balances frequencies and manages directionality, maximizing the audial experience with minimal soundbleed. In addition to providing the roar and rumble for a plethora of world class nightclubs, F1 engineers build sound systems for many of the top open-air festival events all over the globe. Their name has become synonymous with perfectionism in the music industry, and their dedication to quality inherently urges attendees to reevaluate how sound amplification affects the entire musical experience.
For the past three years, the Envision team has painstakingly shipped a Funktion-One system all the way from California in order to provide our participants with the best auditory experience in the world. Every year, our team has insisted on this crucial, but arduous piece to the complete Envision experience, generally finishing the setup just in the knick of time. When the gleaming idea of a F1 system living in Costa Rica was discussed between Envision and Decente Showtech in San Jose, eyes grew wide, and the Envision team jumped at the opportunity to be the first to use the brand new Evolution Series at Envision 2017.
Funktion-One’s Evo Series marks a significant step in development for the company. The Evo 7T is a tour-ready adaptation of the Evo 7E.The fully horn-loaded speaker features 15in mid-bass, 10in mid-range and a 1.4in compression driver, as well as integrated flying gear. It has 40° nominal horizontal dispersion and physically arrays at 30° wide, giving smooth coverage to 100°. Since the Evo Series was launched, F1 has experienced a huge demand from around the world. This will be the first outing for the Evo Series in Central America. The sound system for Envision features F1’s renowned range of bass reinforcement. The F221s are fully horn-loaded, making it a high-intensity bass enclosure that provides fast, accurate, physical bass frequencies. The F121 is very effective at close range and provides an effective sub-bass complement to the F221s. The system is powered by Lab.gruppen PLM20K amplifiers.
Envision is deeply grateful to announce that this year’s Luna Stage will be utilizing the first ever Funktion-One speaker system based in Costa Rica! The massive setup will include 8 of the all new fully horn-loaded Evo 7T loudspeakers, 6 Res2s, and 8 F221 and 4 F121 bass enclosures.The individually tailored system will be supplying the crisp highs and immersive boom for all our major bass artists, setting the tone for a truly activated dancefloor. If you’ve never had the pleasure to experience Funktion-One sound in a live environment, get ready to activate your booty chakra as you experience the pinnacle in sound amplification. Check out their website to learn more about Funktion-One and their legendary contribution to live music: http://www.funktion-one.com/
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We take sound sound seriously. The dance floor is our temple. With each stage a sculptural masterpiece and Funktion-One sound system tickling your insides, we spend the entire year masterfully crafting an all night beach jungle celebration you'll never forget. Some sounds blast you away. Ours will hug you closely. It’s crisp and holographic. Come prepared for a deep inward journey designed to break you open.
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