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    Default Matt The Funk Firm and Houdini the latest offering from Funk.

    Hello All,

    At Marco's request (advisement) I am on here to reintroduce myself to the forum.

    I was a regular on the Yahoo Spendor users group for some years and have been into audio since my early teens.

    For years I was a close friend to Amar Biswas (before he went rogue) and Glenn Croft of the then Eminent Audio.

    After an accident I was encouraged to learn something new (as it was no longer possible to pursue my career as an electronics engineer).
    So I retrained as a web and graphic designer and produced websites for Eminent Audio, Classique Sounds, Icon Audio, The Funk Firm and later Croft Acoustics.
    Also I formed a company adapting cars for other wheelchair users working under a franchise with a supplier of adaptive driving aids Techmobility based in Colchester.

    A few years ago a serious illness meant that I had to give up all of my business interests as I was hospitalised for the best part of a year.

    For the last two years I have been heavily involved in a disability related charity Flying Scholarships for Disabled People and last year was awarded a scholarship to attain a light aircraft pilots license (LAPL). For me a lifelong dream to learn to fly was accomplished.

    Recently I have been working again with my long time friend Arthur Khoubesserian on a very exciting new project which I recently introduced to Marco and which I see has already been announced exclusively here on A of S.

    Full disclosure! I am a cable guy (don't shoot!) For years I have been developing and manufacturing my own range of interconnect cables, mains leads, digital and speaker cables.
    Which are currently branded Pink Triangle (although that might change), so far I sell via personal contacts and word of mouth. Discussions are IP with Marco who may be kind enough to review some time in the future.

    Mainly I am here to promote and discuss Funk's new offering and the latest revelation from the mad scientist himself Arthur Khoubesserian the "Houdini" which is truly magic and the cause of great excitement on our part as it truly delivers great sound.

    Some more about the Funk Houdini in the magazine ad which I have produced earlier today. Also visit http://www.thefunkfirm.co.uk for latest news and product offerings. We are currently very busy with everything that a new product launch entails.

    Also please join our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1189164577798708 for all latest news and updates.

    Houdini_Ad.jpg

    Over to you for any comments or questions.

    Best Matt.
    Last edited by matodono1; 03-09-2020 at 19:25.

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    Hi Matt

    Welcome to AoS!

    Nice to see you back mate, or rather here now representing Funk and focussing on your exciting new project! As you know, I'm using the Houdini to great effect, and am absolutely delighted with it

    Anyway, hope you enjoy it here and get stuck into discussions, especially about Funk... In that respect, could you ask Arthur to access his 'FunkArt' account and come and join the party! And also one of you populate your (now opened) dedicated trade room, see here: https://theartofsound.net/forum/foru...hp?132-FunkArt

    You can open the room by posting a new thread there about anything you want

    Marco.
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    Thanks Marco,

    I will try by best with Arthur but as you can appreciate he is a man with a lot on his shoulders.

    Thanks so much with all your help and support and I am happy you are enjoying your Houdini and what it does.

    Thanks also for the link I will post something very soon.

    bye for now, Matt.

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    No worries, mate. Look forward to it!

    Marco.
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    "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace" - Jimi Hendrix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matodono1 View Post
    Hello All,

    At Marco's request (advisement) I am on here to reintroduce myself to the forum.

    I was a regular on the Yahoo Spendor users group for some years and have been into audio since my early teens.

    For years I was a close friend to Amar Biswas (before he went rogue) and Glenn Croft of the then Eminent Audio.

    After an accident I was encouraged to learn something new (as it was no longer possible to pursue my career as an electronics engineer).
    So I retrained as a web and graphic designer and produced websites for Eminent Audio, Classique Sounds, Icon Audio, The Funk Firm and later Croft Acoustics.
    Also I formed a company adapting cars for other wheelchair users working under a franchise with a supplier of adaptive driving aids Techmobility based in Colchester.

    A few years ago a serious illness meant that I had to give up all of my business interests as I was hospitalised for the best part of a year.

    For the last two years I have been heavily involved in a disability related charity Flying Scholarships for Disabled People and last year was awarded a scholarship to attain a light aircraft pilots license (LAPL). For me a lifelong dream to learn to fly was accomplished.

    Recently I have been working again with my long time friend Arthur Khoubesserian on a very exciting new project which I recently introduced to Marco and which I see has already been announced exclusively here on A of S.

    Full disclosure! I am a cable guy (don't shoot!) For years I have been developing and manufacturing my own range of interconnect cables, mains leads, digital and speaker cables.
    Which are currently branded Pink Triangle (although that might change), so far I sell via personal contacts and word of mouth. Discussions are IP with Marco who may be kind enough to review some time in the future.

    Mainly I am here to promote and discuss Funk's new offering and the latest revelation from the mad scientist himself Arthur Khoubesserian the "Houdini" which is truly magic and the cause of great excitement on our part as it truly delivers great sound.

    Some more about the Funk Houdini in the magazine ad which I have produced earlier today. Also visit http://www.thefunkfirm.co.uk for latest news and product offerings. We are currently very busy with everything that a new product launch entails.

    Also please join our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1189164577798708 for all latest news and updates.

    Houdini_Ad.jpg

    Over to you for any comments or questions.

    Best Matt.
    Thanks for the interesting introduction and information Matt
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    The pleasure is mine. Thank you.

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    Interesting, a new take on the cartridge isolator/decoupler/enabler etc.

    "Suspension and a "torsion tether" - isolation and anti-twisting?

    Two things to bear in mind with these devices is that they also change arm geometry between bearing and stylus and also effective mass - both can, potentially, alter the sound.

    There was an interesting interview with Pierre Lurné on TNT Audio a number of years ago that discusses the cartridge/headshell interface.
    http://www.tnt-audio.com/intervis/lurne_arms_e.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by willbewill View Post
    Interesting, a new take on the cartridge isolator/decoupler/enabler etc.

    "Suspension and a "torsion tether" - isolation and anti-twisting?

    Two things to bear in mind with these devices is that they also change arm geometry between bearing and stylus and also effective mass - both can, potentially, alter the sound.

    There was an interesting interview with Pierre Lurné on TNT Audio a number of years ago that discusses the cartridge/headshell interface.
    http://www.tnt-audio.com/intervis/lurne_arms_e.html
    Thank you for your input.


    To be honest you have lost me!

    I will refer your comments to the Mad Scientist AK himself who will reply in due course.

    But may I just say... all complex variables aside. The music just sounds so right! Sublime in fact so whatever is happening it must be good!

    Kind regards, Matt.

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    Hi Matt,

    Great intro, and thanks for the info.

    I j ust joined the Facebook page and once accepted I am more than happy to try out the Houdini on my Project Signature 10, I am always willing to see if a small change can bring an improvement to the resulting soundscape from my system.

    Cheers

    Adrian
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    Hi Matt,
    I am already a member of the Funk FB group. I joined after seeing a picture of my Funkified SL1200 on there.
    Kevin

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