Disruption assured with the VERO - the brand new large format touring system !
Following six years of development, British loudspeaker manufacturer, Funktion-One, has chosen Prolight + Sound Frankfurt for the launch of Vero – the new, large format touring sound system that is set to re-define audio and operational performance expectations. The company will also debut the Evo 7T Touring loudspeaker and F132 bass enclosure at the show.
The impetus for Vero germinated from frustration with the declining standard of audio quality in the live environment, coupled with an understanding that the industry’s ergonomic expectations demand a system that can be flown quickly and easily, and with minimal crew. In answer to this, Tony Andrews, John Newsham and the Funktion-One team have designed a system that is conveniently arrayable and boasts a new level of performance characteristics relating to sound quality, efficiency and directivity.
Vero is a complete system, with each element specified or designed for the highest possible performance. The system includes speakers, amplifiers, cabling, rigging, transport dollies, weatherproof covers and software.
The Vero speaker 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. The V60s, V90s and V315s all have identical dimensions, enabling them to be flown in the same vertical array. The ground stacked V221, V124 or V132 bass enclosures offer a choice of size and low frequency extension.
Vero 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.
Vero’s patented Lambda flying system is designed for speed, safety and ease of use. It allows Vero arrays to be deployed accurately and efficiently.
Vero’s Projection design and prediction software allows Vero users to optimise array designs for smooth audience coverage in any venue. Projection provides venue plan, cross-section and 3D screens.
Tony Andrews comments: “Talking from the perspective I have right now, just before we launch, I believe Vero will turn out to be one of the most important developments to come out of almost five decades working in audio. The last six years has certainly been the most challenging – and rewarding – R&D period I’ve experienced. We’re very much looking forward to introducing Vero to the world and seeing what it is truly capable of in the live environment.”
Solution One will exhibit in Hall 3,1, Stand E 81, at Prolight + Sound Frankfurt, 5-8 April 2016.