Funk Audio 8.2P Ribbon Tweeter Curved Cabinet Floor-standing Speaker, $$6,250/Pair
You will absolutely find no better finish work from any manufacturer than Funk Audio. Cabinetry work is simply spectacular….Impressions
Funk Audio takes pride in manufacturing speakers that reproduce music with the highest fidelity to the original signal as is possible. The 8.2P’s create clean and clear sound reproduction at any volume level with no listening fatigue. Just clean clear undistorted music. Music you can enjoy and truly loose yourself in.Imaging and Soundstage
The Funk Audio 8.2P’s soundstage is like being on a bridge on a foggy night; it is very wide, extending well beyond the 8.2P’s and surrounds you. Imaging is very sharp and stable. You can visualize each performer's relationship each other. The soundstage is uncannily realistic. The 8.2P’s convey ambient information extremely well and really put you there. Paired with the Onkyo TX-NR3009 the 8.2P’s imaging remained true at all volumes.Dynamics and Headroom
The Funk Audio 8.2P’s has more than enough headroom to handle anything thrown at them. They played with the kind of responsive spontaneous that results from careful time alignment and fast transient response. The 8.2P's headroom goes well beyond any listening level desired.
The dynamic punch is apparent on Diana Krall Live in Paris, a good example of a concert recorded with dynamics preserved. In I’ve Got You Under my Skin
, Diana’s vocals along with the guitar, drums, and European Symphony Orchestra had room to hit you at their peak levels and the 8.2P’s delivers just the right amount of detail.
A nice example of the 8.2P's showing their dynamic transient ability was Fly Me to the Moon
, where each of Anthony Wilson’s guitar notes started with a clear transient impact.
Luciano Pavarotti’s rendition of the aria Nessun Dorma
from Giacomo Puccini's Turandot for male vocal and pitch. Considered to be the most difficult song to master, and Pavarotti’s vocal tone is transparent and pure. With the entire orchestra playing at peak level, there is little doubt that the Funk Audio 8.2P’s can be pushed to the level of a live orchestra.
at high volume produced no indication of compression or limitation. The Funk Audio 8.2P never gets close to saying, "Enough, that is all there is, no more..."Overall Listening Experience
Power, but details handled delicately, yet with authority. The Funk Audio 8.2P’s are beautiful speakers to look at too, and my living room took to them very nicely. The chili cherry wood finish matched with the Thomasville furniture, the lamps on which shook occasionally with the 35Hz capability of two 8" midrange drivers. The Funk Audio 8.2P’s have my definite recommendation.