Funktion-One Vero is a large format touring sound system delivering a new sound experience to the live music touring environment. Its creation has been instigated and directed by some of the best audio brains and ears in the world and its development influenced by a number of industry experts. Through beta testing on tours, festivals and various one-off events, the system has been fine tuned to ensure it delivers the best audio quality possible and the most straightforward user experience.
Funktion-One Vero System
Funktion-One Vero is a complete system featuring loudspeakers, amplification, rigging and software. Vero combines outstanding sonic performance and ease of use. Its array format means it is designed for the ergonomic expectations of modern touring environments, yet its audio quality and efficiency is unprecedented. Vero is a new type of system that comes from a new approach to tour sound.
A 12-enclosure flown Vero array is powered by only two Lab.gruppen PLM 20K44s, making the system incredibly amplifier efficient. Vero has been designed and optimized without recourse to corrective EQ, preserving system headroom and transient response.
The Vero range features six highly-efficient, low distortion horn-loaded loudspeakers – the V60 mid-high, V90 mid-high and V315 mid-bass with a choice of V221, V124 or V132 bass.
Funktion-One Vero Loudspeakers
The V60s, V90s and V315s all have identical dimensions enabling them to be flown in the same vertical array.
Vero V60 Mid-High
Vero V60 is a flown mid-high loudspeaker providing 60° horizontal and 6° vertical coverage with a frequency response of 200Hz to 18kHz. The V60’s narrower dispersion angle projects mid-high frequencies to the far field.
Vero V90 Mid-High
Vero V90 is a flown mid-high loudspeaker providing 90° horizontal and 12º vertical coverage with a frequency response of 200Hz to 18kHz. The V90’s wider dispersion delivers mid-high frequencies to the near and medium field.
Vero V315 Mid-Bass
Vero V315 is a flown mid-bass horn loaded loudspeaker. V315 has three 15in Neodymium drivers with a frequency response of 45Hz to 250Hz.
Funktion-One Vero Bass Enclosures
The ground stacked V221, V124 or V132 bass enclosures offer a range of exceptionally efficient high-intensity bass loudspeaker enclosures delivering frequencies as low as 24 Hz.
Funktion-One V132 Bass
V132 is an extraordinarily powerful horn-loaded bass enclosure featuring Powersoft’s 10 kW linear motor and Funktion-One’s cone and enclosure technology. One 32 inch driver gives a frequency response of 24 Hz to 70 Hz.
Funktion-One V124 Bass
V124 is a powerful and efficient bass enclosure that provides extended and defined low frequency bass performance. One 24 inch Neodymium driver gives frequencies down to 30 Hz.
Funktion-One V132 Bass
V221 is an exceptionally efficient high-intensity bass enclosure that provides fast, accurate and dynamic bass. Two 21 inch Neodymium drivers give frequencies down to 40 Hz.
Vero System Amplification
Funktion-One Vero system is powered by Lab.gruppen PLM 20K44 amplifiers featuring bulletproof reliability, tremendous power from a compact package, onboard processing and the sonically superior Dante networking for signal distribution.
Three PLM 20K44 amplifiers and mains distro are fully shock mounted in an innovative, compact rack, complete with sliding doors that conveniently stow in the roof of the rack.
The speaker cabling features curl resistance, large cross section conductors and mil spec, quarter turn, multi-pin connectors.
Vero Lambda Flying System Rigging
Vero’s Lambda flying system (patent pending) is designed for speed, safety and ease of use. It allows Vero arrays to be deployed accurately and efficiently.
The Lambda system consists of the FlyGrid with telescopic boom and enclosure FlyPlates which are integral to the V60, V90 and V315 enclosures.
All rigging settings can be calculated using Vero’s Projection software. Vero’s inter-cabinet splay angles can be adjusted with the system in suspension.
The Vero speaker system’s transport dolly is specifically designed for the various challenges of live events and touring productions. The platform of the dolly is fitted with guides that ensure a Vero column settles into the correct position when landing. The guides also work as restraints, securing the load in transit.
Each dolly is designed to carry four pre-rigged Vero V60, V90 or V315 cabinets. The eight-inch, polyurethane wheels resist deformation and their castor bearings are able to handle high levels of lateral force, while sealed wheel bearings ensure smooth operation. Stack each transportation dolly one on top of the other for tidy storage during events. They are robustly constructed from steel and are powder coated black. Every aspect of the system’s transportation has been methodically considered to make handling Vero as quick, easy and as safe as possible.
Projection software allows Vero users to optimize array designs for smooth audience coverage and generate detailed venue specific system information. The interface is user friendly with many features that make deploying Vero on events and tours straightforward.
Geometric Energy Summation (GES)
Funktion-One Vero’s designers have achieved amazingly coherent summation of audio energy from finely angled adjacent enclosures for high intensity projection to the far field. Enclosures can also be arrayed at greater angles to extend vertical coverage for the near field. This enables accurate physical control of sound density from a Vero array. The natural geometry of the waveguides and their relationship with each other within the array results in a coherent addition of sound which is called Geometric Energy Summation (GES). This enables sound density to be easily and accurately tailored whilst preserving a uniquely detailed sonic picture.
Geometric Energy Summation has opened a door to new thinking with regard to directivity and audio spectrum division. Typically a vertical array relies on the coupling of multiple boxes to mutually reinforce and give directivity control. Vero doesn’t. In the Vero system, a single box or group of boxes are able to perform independently of each other, which means that the entire audio spectrum doesn’t have to be present in the same enclosure. This allows us to dedicate enclosures to mid-bass and mid-high frequencies.
There is also a further division of the mid-high enclosures into a more focused and narrower dispersion V60 long throw enclosure for the top of the array and the wider dispersion V90 for the medium to near field.
There are three different types of Vero enclosures, V315 mid-bass and two directivities of mid-high, V60 and V90. These speakers may all be deployed singly or in groups within an array, enabling precise tailoring of power and directivity in accord with a venue’s coverage and SPL requirements.
This ensures the focus of the audio is solely on the audience, which in turn leads to a reduction in unwanted room excitement and a consequent overall improvement in audience experience.
A Vertical Array Like No Other
Funktion-One Vero offers a new level of audio experience. Driver design and optimized system geometry ensure sonic integrity. Preservation of the original audio signal through a system’s component chain is a fundamental requirement for great sound. Vero provides spectral balance, directivity and level control. Transient and harmonic information remain intact. Vero presents a very spacious and realistic sound stage. Artists, engineers and concertgoers experience unprecedented dynamic range, dimension and fidelity.