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The Funk Firm
The brain behind these developments was a physicist, Arthur Khoubesserian who in 2005 founded The Funk Firm. Its mission statement was clear and unequivocal: “To get the most from the tiny groove containing musical information”. You might have thought with so many ideas, it was all a done deal but reference to the master tape shows this is not the case and fresh new ideas are needed as much now as before.
Note we said “The Master Tape” and not “Digital”. With Pink as the backdrop then, isn’t this something for which Funk is uniquely capable?
In support of that, here already are some examples. 2005 Funk moved on from the acrylic and launched Achromat. A universal Mat of a new material and construction, which, incredibly improved on Pink Triangle’s original acrylic platter. It seems counter-intuitive but Achromat easily improves turntables costing £40,000+.
No wonder that Achromat is now the best selling mat in the world,
2006 A three-pulley belt drive system called Vector drive – it Vectors the drive force around the platter, thereby providing superior support to platter rotation, and is the ideal support for the conventional, downward pointing bearing, especially when correctly positioned – Yes, even here there is an optimisation process.
2010, Funk moved into cartridge supports, otherwise known as “The Arm”, where Funk has introduced a genuinely new arm tube construction. Arm resonances had plagued arms, quite literally for a century. Called F.X this new development has revolutionised the way resonances are now being reduced to vanishing. It is already regarded as a giant killer and development of this new technology is ongoing.

The Funk Firm F7 Tonearm
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Let’s be quite clear: In any turntable, it’s the cartridge not the deck that is the “music-maker”.

The cartridge extracts information smaller than the wavelength of light. To do so it must be carried passively across the record. If it’s not, the music suffers.
It really is that simple.
Immediately we hit trouble: Arms are tubes with a “vibrating weight” at the end – Isn’t that what our cartridges really are? Stuck at the front, the stylus wiggles at over 20,000G! It is this that excites the tube. Little wonder arms suffer from horrendous resonances. Just look at a normal arm’s response curve.
Would you buy a speaker with such a response? Of course not. Yet we do so with arms.
The cause of the problem is seen by using state of the art modelling: Tubes bend like jelly and this begs the question: What’s that doing to your music?

From its F•X program, Funk has been pioneering rigid beam technology now for many years with its FX3 & FXR II. It now uses that knowledge in F7.
Funk has also developed a new, novel thread suspension. This is something normally found in only high-end tonearms.
By combining the two technologies we obtain the impressive second response curve.

Easy to setup and live with, F7’s low colouration delivers a very free and lively sound. The performance from your records really is a breath of fresh air and immediately makes you realise that arms are more important than you might have first thought!

F7 has: Adjustable VTA, Azimuth; Medium Effective mass; Mounting: Standard 370mm / 222 Rega 3-point; Wiring: Full OFC copper, F7 is a universal product for use on other turntables.

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Here at Kronos AV, we have vast experience with e-commerce sales. Making sure that your parcel arrives undamaged is a huge priority for us. That’s why at Kronos AV, we only use premium couriers for all our orders. All our parcels are shipped with DPD or Royal Mail and are always sent Signed For to make sure it gets to the right person. 

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Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. In order to offer FREE delivery to UK customers, we use several premium couriers to ensure your delivery arrives safe.

Most large orders (over 2kg) ship using DPD or DHL courier and smaller orders (under 2kg) by Royal Mail signed for services.

The most appropriate courier will be chosen for the items ordered to ensure the quickest possible delivery.

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