Both the Evo 6 and Evo 7 will be officially launched at Prolight+Sound in April
Germany - Funktion-One will launch the new Evolution series at Prolight+Sound Frankfurt 2015, along with a new system for smaller applications.

Evolution is a new series of high intensity loudspeakers from Funktion-One. Utilising the loudspeaker manufacturer's latest technology, the range is centred around the Evo 6 and Evo 7 enclosures. Both products are fully horn-loaded with 15in mid-bass, 10in Funktion-One signature midrange and a 1.4in compression driver solely for high frequencies above 4kHz. The Evo 7 has a 30-degree horizontal dispersion angle and very high efficiency, so just three wide gives 90-degree horizontal coverage for crowd sizes up to around 2,500 people.

The first users of these systems are reporting remarkable coverage and intensity. Evo 7s were deployed on the main stage at Boom Festival in Portugal last year (eight-per-side) for a crowd size of around 20,000 people. The Evo 6 has the same cabinet height and width as the Evo 7 but with a wider, 45-degree horizontal dispersion, making it ideal for mid-scale live and EDM events, as well as for installations.

Both the Evo 6 and Evo 7 will be officially launched at Prolight+Sound in April and will be showcased in the Funktion-One demo room - Dialog 9.2, between halls 8 and 9. They will be followed later in 2015 by a full touring version of the Evo 7, featuring a built-in flying and linking system. Funktion-One is also making other Evo configurations available, such as the two-wide Evo72EH and three-wide Evo73EH mid-high enclosures.

Funktion-One will also unveil a new self-powered bass enclosure, which is designed for domestic, home studio and small venue applications. The custom Funktion-One amplifier built in to the enclosure has three channels - one large mono channel for the bass itself and two smaller channels that are optimised to power a pair of F81 or F101 loudspeakers. The system is simple to set up and promises to make Funktion-One sound quality accessible to a wider range of end-users.

(Jim Evans)

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