The platter rotates on top of a quality, hand burnished bearing. In turn this is driven by a superb motor and control.
Little Super Deck is the entry points for Funk’s now famous three-pulley Vector drive system.
Germany’s Audio magazine gave Little Super Deck top honours for technical excellence and its sonic purity meant it went into their exclusive “Reference” section for turntables.
Paul Rigby (the Audiophile Man review)
Having started with a solid foundation for the turntable itself, what of the arm?
Funk’s new F5 mk II may be budget priced, its performance, however, is anything but. It will happily handle cartridges costing as much as the deck and the music simply keeps flowing.
– Its clever variable mass tracking weight system helps optimise the arm for different cartridges
– a nifty headshell that makes and easy job of fitting and changing cartridges. More than that adjusting the important parameters of overhang and azimuth are all done using just a single screw.
Immediately noticeable is the contrasting sliding weight on the arm itself. The straightforward tracking weight adjustment that this system allows is further enhanced by a more cunning benefit. Moving coil cartridges tend to be low compliance designs, which track at slightly elevated tracking forces and benefit from higher mass arms. The sliding weight moves further forward thereby increasing the effective mass.
Conversely, moving magnet cartridges are higher compliance. They track at lower weights and need lower mass arms. With F5, the sliding weight doesn’t go as for forward and the effective mass is lower.
Azimuth and Overhang:
The novel headshell design incorporates in one go both overhang and azimuth adjustment, permitting perfect alignment of your chosen cartridge.
Mounting Distance: 222mm
Mounting: Standard Rega 3-point – Holes at 20mm radius
Effective Length: 239mm
Effective Mass: Medium, Variable, depending on Tracking weight
Bearings: High performance, very low friction.
Cartridge Suitability: Suitable for cartridges low and high compliance