In July, Tipper returned to Red Rocks for two consecutive nights, armed with a new sound experience delivered by Funktion-One Vero.
Tipper at Red Rocks system tech Andrew Davidson: “Hands down the best bass I’ve ever achieved. This was my first time on the F124s. I’ve never heard bass like that in my entire life. I’ve done a lot of PAs at Red Rocks and this was a completely different level of fidelity.” pic.twitter.com/MvGlC8Z4bk— Funktion-One (@funktionone) August 9, 2021
The Funktion-One sound system featured 15 Vero enclosures per side, 24 F124 bass loudspeakers, 12 F218 bass loudspeakers and four Evolution EVO7E for front fills. FFA amplifiers powered the subwoofers.
The speed of the system was beyond anything I had ever heard on this scale. The system is fully horn loaded and there was no resonance hiding any detail. The F124s made the air around you alive and it surrounded you. The image that Vero creates is huge and hangs in the air between you and the speaker. This brings the music closer and allows for a better connection to the artist. The show felt louder than I was used to when I have line arrays at Red Rocks. With the Vero’s decay speed, the house LEQ meter seemed to not meter as high, but the system sounded far louder than usual.Andrew Davidson, System Technician
Vero is capable of delivering a staggering amount of sonic impact and clarity, with unprecedented attack and decay speed, all while maintaining well organised audio integrity with extremely low distortion. The entire audio spectrum delivered by Vero is capable of a level of extreme detail, massive power and non-fatiguing presentation. Extreme amounts of fun to listen to and for extended periods of time.
Vero is the sole occupant in its own category. It is the only system capable of this level of audio. Vero takes total advantage of the summation of paying attention to every portion of the frequency range, which incorporates very hi-efficient, well dampened, non-resonant and musically balanced frequency response.Ron Lorman, Sound Engineer