Introduction to Funk Audio
I’m sure some of you have tried Funk Audio’s state of the art subwoofers. Even less has experienced their speakers.
For the interest of many AVSforum members, some of you may remember them as Funky Waves. FYI they are now Funk Audio and also a company that now produces completely custom speakers as well as a line of speakers. Below is just a few examples:
A New Funk Audio Site has been Made! It is Completely New!
Here is how I found Funk Audio…
I have been looking for speakers for years and many don’t meet my standards. This includes looking at multiple speakers that were way beyond my personal budget well into 30k+ ..... of course being annoyed with the price I looked at something cheaper… Subs! Which means I would eventually ran into Funk Audio. But at that time it was still Funky Waves.
This was about 2 years back and was also the time I paid Nathan a visit not knowing if my trip on the ferry was going to be worth it. And yes, it cost me around 90$ to go over there for a demo! (Yes, I dragged friends over) Was it hype? No… His subs are fully capable of making my Velodyne sub sound like well…mud? The speakers were good at that time although my interest was primarily focused on those subwoofers. I also had the honor to be one of the first to experience his 18.2s!
I had 2 others with me, none had experienced anything quite like it. Although I didn’t purchase anything, Nathan provided an awesome demo with me hogging his computer. :P
My second visit was a few weeks ago. Primarily to see what’s going on in Funk Audio other than monster subs.
Since there has been some activity with people posting about his products and giving great reviews on his speakers, I thought it would be rather interesting.
It wasn’t just interesting. I was shocked at how well the speakers performed. My main focus was the mid and treble were the vocals are. Very wide dispersion, accurate and very lively. These qualities that are rare. Those who have heard Canton Reference speakers understand, except these takes it up a few notches.
There are 2 speakers I was able to demo are the 6.1Ps and the 8.2Ps.
I consider them both to be reference level and world class products along with his subs.
Since I’m currently waiting on my order from Funk Audio.
I’ll let you guys know the details of why I chose Nathan to the work for me and why I hold him in such high regards.
He doesn’t just create a product like other companies do. Every single one has much thought put into it and performs very well. For example: The 6.1Ps which is a bookshelf speaker would perform just as well as products higher in the line within its limits.
Of course the 8.2P does more, but the difference is only because of physics, driver and frequency extension etc.
A product that is not held back doing its primary function, reproducing faithfully and accurately.
Of course we all have limits of how much we can pay for. The performance was, dare I say, above many products that cost 20k+. When I mean performance, the ability to reproduce vocals and classical instruments and many other types of music. I carried with me not just English music but Hindi/Korean/Japanese and Russian music as well. With much of it in Flac.
I considered classical to be quite important to me and often hear it in concerts were it is non-amplified. And that was my reference point.
Active Crossovers from Funk Audio
The huge plus for me is active crossover and amplification.
No inductors. No power saturation distortion.
Easy phase angle for the amplifier because there are no capacitors in the direct signal path.
Of course this is not the only thing …
For those interested in the 6.1P and 8.2Ps that I mentioned.
I did not see the 8.7Ps but apparently their sold. They were demo’d at the Rocky Mountainfest.
For those that are interested but would like to see reviews from Owners and Reviewers:
Funk Audio 18.0
Funk Audio 18.0C
Funk Audio 8.2P (Post 44, 48, 52 and 53) - arsMatrix
Funk Audio's New 8.2P Floorstanding Speaker
Funk Audio 6.1P - AcuDefTechGuy
Compilation of Reviews and Impressions from Owners in PDF
This Adobe Document is 560kb and is 13 pages long. Anyone that is not sure and is looking for opinions from other users should check the document. I compiled the list with a short comment from various users.
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So to conclude:
Nathan can create anything you want.
He even makes recommendations and help you understand the design
There is no limit
Priority when creating a product (Sonic Accuracy and performance)
Tolerated my endless calling
Any Veneer you want even piano finishes
Products show how passionate a designer is in their field.
I would gladly recommend any of his products to anyone without a second thought.
Since there are some people that have listened to his speakers. A thread here is much more suitable.
Of course, build pictures will be coming for my build!
Looking forward to posts and pictures!