F5-II Tonearm

£700.00£905.00

F5/II

  • Designed to perfectly complement Funk’s Little Super Deck
  • Works well as an upgrade turntable for Rega and Technics 1200 turntables
  • Tonearm is complete with fixed tonearm lead and three point arm plate 
  • Arm boards available to accept old Rega large hole screw mount to 3 point listed and sold separately
  • Falling weight style of bias adjustment
  • Sliding weight on the arm itself which makes setting the tracking weight very straightforward
  • The sliding weight moves forward for higher tracking weight (typically low compliance MC cartridges) which increases the effective mass, and reduces resonant frequency
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Description

Funk has long maintained that the humble “tonearm” is a serious weak link in achieving purity of analogue replay.

We have engineered and developed the F5/II arm. Achieving high levels of listening pleasure, for which Funk is renowned, F5/II is aimed at those who wish to own a superb product at lower cost. We are proud of the results, we are sure you will be too.

F5/II has been designed to perfectly complement Funk’s new Little Super Deck,  and to upgrade other turntables such as Rega 1,2,3,5,6, and Technics 1200 turntables.

F5 / II Mounted on Little Super Deck

Variable Mass

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.

F5 and F512

For those who need a longer arm to benefit from the lower distortion, F512 is a 12″ version of F5/II of this arm.

Specification

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

F5 Tonearm on Little Super Deck shown fitted with the Audio Technica Art9 Cartridge