the home of the turntable

Funk Firm FX-3 tonearm alternatives

light fantastic

Funk Firm FX-3 tonearm alternatives

Postby kforner » 13 Nov 2017 19:08

For my FF Vector V i'm looking to upgrade the tonearm; from the Rega 250 installed at the origin with a new one that i can "consider definitive".
First choice the FX-3 , but FF don't reply to my emails, so anyone uses other tonearm in his Vector? Audiomods V or The Wand Plus could works well on the Vector? Rega RB 2000?
Thanks!
kforner
 
Posts: 2
Joined: 17 Dec 2013 18:44

Italy

Re: Funk Firm FX-3 tonearm alternatives

Postby Alex M » 14 Nov 2017 09:31

Last year Funk turned my RB300 into an FX-R, which replaced an SME series IV on my Vectored PT TOO. Since you have a Rega this should be a cost-effective upgrade.

I have no idea why Arthur isn't replying to your e-mails - he has always returned mine promptly.

Alex
Alex M
member
member
contributor
 
Posts: 111
Images: 1
Joined: 27 Nov 2006 13:06
Location: Hampshire, UK

Re: Funk Firm FX-3 tonearm alternatives

Postby tim_bissell » 14 Nov 2017 09:59

Hi, Arthur told me he was having some problems with email over the past few weeks, so I checked with him last night, and he was not aware of your enquiry. He asked me to pass on his current (temporary?) email address to you, so I have PMed you with it.

cheers,

Tim

P.S. I am not sure why, but Funk cannot upgrade RB250/RB202 to FXR, only the RB300/303 upwards.
tim_bissell
senior member
senior member
contributor
 
Posts: 765
Images: 53
Joined: 04 Aug 2009 23:08
Location: Cambridgeshire, England

United Kingdom

Re: Funk Firm FX-3 tonearm alternatives

Postby kforner » 14 Nov 2017 10:52

Hi Alex and Tim, thanks for the information. Arthur told me 2 weeks ago that cannot upgrade the RB250, but after i "lost" the contact...now i'm trying with the other email suggested by Tim...

cheers,
Daniele
kforner
 
Posts: 2
Joined: 17 Dec 2013 18:44

Italy

Re: Funk Firm FX-3 tonearm alternatives

Postby Alex M » 15 Nov 2017 21:47

Ah, OK - I didn't know that.

The differences that I am aware of between the 250 and 300 are: (a) the lack of spring downforce in the 250 (which some opined to be an advantage); (b) the plastic end stub in the 250; and (c) the much lighter counterweight than the tungsten one that came as standard for a while on the 300. The first two, at least, might make Arthur unwilling (if not actually unable) to use the 250 as a base for the upgrade.

Alex
Alex M
member
member
contributor
 
Posts: 111
Images: 1
Joined: 27 Nov 2006 13:06
Location: Hampshire, UK

Re: Funk Firm FX-3 tonearm alternatives

Postby tim_bissell » 03 Dec 2017 01:10

I have just received and fitted a rewired RB 300 from Audio Origami (more on that later) and have also noted that the RB300 has a steel (stainless?) arm pillar, whilst the RB250 has a brass one. Later RB2xx have plastic I believe.
tim_bissell
senior member
senior member
contributor
 
Posts: 765
Images: 53
Joined: 04 Aug 2009 23:08
Location: Cambridgeshire, England

United Kingdom

Re: Funk Firm FX-3 tonearm alternatives

Postby Boded » 25 Feb 2018 09:42

Has anyone tried a Clearaudio Universal arm on a Funk Firm Vector V?
Boded
 
Posts: 1
Joined: 25 Feb 2018 09:37

United States of America

Re: Funk Firm FX-3 tonearm alternatives

Postby Big Al » 01 Mar 2018 22:23

It was great to see Arthur last week at the Bristol show. He had two LSD turntables, one with an SME V and the other with an FX3. I am always a little sceptical about such A-B demos but I have to say that the difference was not subtle. The FX3 sounded more open, dynamic and musical.
Big Al
member
member
 
Posts: 72
Images: 3
Joined: 03 May 2008 19:44
Location: UK

United Kingdom

Return to Pink Triangle / Funk Firm