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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 Saffire MK III Turntable
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ink Triangle’s Anniversary heralded a milestone in turntable development.
20 years on, its legendary performance has people regularly fighting over it on Ebay, willing to pay double its original retail price, thereby underlining a real demand for a replacement.

That is some pedigree to live up to.

Funk’s answer is Saffire V…

Denver’s Audiofest 2012 has fast established itself as one of the world’s premier shows. There, the most prestigious companies from round the world show off and where the rooms get evaluated in their ability to perform.
These rooms house the most exotic of systems, some costing in excess of $400,000.

It was against this backdrop that Funk arrived in2012 and demonstrated the more than comparatively modest combination of Saffire and F.X technology.

The sonic results we achieved are a testament to our commitment, to our art:

“This was the first (and only) room that actually sounded lifelike on my (very lifelike) Melody Gardot LP)”

and concluded:

“All in all, another best of show contender”

HiFi World gave it 5 Globes.

Starting with a very kind and unexpected editorial, David Price continues, complimenting and describing it as”…so fleet of foot, supple and subtle

And from Adam Smith who carried out the review: “An organic sense of purity is Saffire’s trademark. It really shows vinyl at its best“.
No gut thumping, leaden behemoth of a performer.

We wouldn’t have asked for a better descriptive recommendation.

France’s “Revue Nouvelle du Son” have been equally impressed and awarding it its prize.

Saffire is precision sculpted from solid acrylic and meticulously finished by hand.
Inert and stable this provides an ideal platform to hold arm and record in precise relationship.

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