We've seen knock-offs before but it seems that this is a demand driven copy. I have a friend that is in Beijing right now and he saw those "giant purple speakers" everyone is raving about. The brand didn't match so I did some snooping and F1 has been officially knocked
. Somehow i just don't feel that bad about this one.
* For the record they only duped the passive versions but that won't make F1 feel any better.
The club he went to had four and he said (as a club goer) they're damn good sounding. He said that the Clair Maxwell cut "I Know You Too Well" dropped without a hitch. There's a woofer killing drop about midway through so I knew what he was talking about. It's even more fatal than the bass in Baby Ford's Oochie Coochie FU baby Yeah Yeah.
Anyway I thought this would be of interest.
From GRF Audio:
They even ripped the web text from F1.
"DANCE STACK" is a sonically and visually imposing "stack" of matched components to provide the dance world. Fundamentally the dance stack is a five way system with subbass,bass, mid-bass, mid and high frequency components. It use 24dB/octave crossover slopes and time alignment.Equalisation is not required. To make sure of the bass limit, there is a newly designed infra horn and 2 x 18" subwoofer dealing with the "weight" part of the bass. A pair of MBS-218 bring the "punch" of the bass,upward we have a newly designed MBL-18D as horn loaded 18" which works for the upper bass and 12" low mid.A new 8" provide the mid range power to match the exceptional bass limit combination.The remaining high frequencies are handled by our outstanding 1" compression driver.¡ôThe system is applicable for ballroom¡¢DISCO and a song and dance.