The Funk Firm FXR II Tonearm
- Regular price £1,379.00
(F•X is pronounced: F dot cross)
(For the theory & see what makes it so special please go to F•X Theory)
Is FX-R II now the the best arm in the World?
(…Perhaps not as fantastic a claim as you might think. Read on)
Funk’s new F•X(pat pend) technology was launched on an unsuspecting public for the first time at the Bristol show in 2008.
Visitors then commented as follows:
” I spent twenty minutes in the Funk room talking to AK and listening to the turntables. He had three Saffires set up, all with Goldring 1042 carts. One had a Naim ARO, one an SME V and the other had the new F dot Cross R arm which is a rewired RB 250 or 300 with their own internally crossbraced spiral wound carbon fibre armtube. It sells for £1,100 which might sound a lot for just a hot rodded Rega but it made the (£2,500) SME V sound pale and anemic and even the ARO (one of my all time favourites) was put in its place…”
Read the review:
Ongoing development and refinement continued.
With its arm beam, slim, elegant and red, FX-R immediately sets itself apart.
Technically & Sonically:
Irrespective of price FX-R, measures superbly, bettering virtually all reference arm in history
– see graphs below.
We can do no better than repeat the following from a reviewer who upon comparing FX-R against a £2000+ world reference was overheard quietly muttering:
“It’s remarkable how the music comes through when the arm is not in the way”
That has thrust FX-R instantly into super-arm territory.
BUT based on a fully re-worked Rega 301, FX-R is modestly priced.
We believe it currently heads the field – yes it really is that good.
Bass clarity, midband transparency, treble sweetness, all there. Pretty ordinary?
Music makes more sense and the listener is “ever closer”.
Against a master tape, FXR II easily distinguishes with smoothness and balance and openness. It shows just how far the gap is closing.
F•XR II is Funk’s ongoing ingenuity in revealing more from the groove.
In use F•XR II is very practical:
An easy-change cartridge mount permits convenient cartridge change.
F•XR II‘s mounting base is Rega compatible yet has fully adjustable VTA.
I have a Rega arm. Do I need to buy a new arm?
The beauty of this program is that this procedure can be done on any Rega RB arm – 250 / 300 / 251 / 301 / 600 / 700 / 900 / 1000.
If you have an existing arm, you don’t have to dispose of it.
By retaining the original Rega geometry, new armboards are not required.
Is FX-R available as a 12″ arm?
FX-R can indeed be customised for use as a 12″ arm. Details on request.
“I have an LP12. The geometry is not compatible and I don’t have an Ittok”.
FX-R for Linns is a new configuration. There are two variants. Both are 213mm (Linn geometry). One is with a larger pillar diameter making it a straight drop- in for existing Linn mounts, including Keel. The second has a VTA base to fit an existing Linn armboard.
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