Acoustic Image has announced it will be reintroducing the Clarus SL and Clarus SL-R single-channel amp heads as part of their 4plus Series. The compact units weigh in at just over 2 1/2 pounds while dishing out 600 watts of power into 4 ohms.
A core update to the models is the inclusion of Acoustic Image’s FLEX-style four-channel EQ, with Low, Lo Mid, High Mid, and Treble controls. It also has a sweepable low cut filter. Each model has both Hi Z and Lo Z 1/4-inch inputs to optimize for piezo pickups. The SL and SL-R differ with the SL-R adding built-in reverb and delay effects. Other features include a front-facing effects loop, a direct output with controls, a mute switch, and automatic voltage switching for universal AC mains operation.
The Acoustic Image Clarus and Clarus SL-R will be shipping soon with street prices of $549 and $649, respectively.
Acoustic Image Clarus SL and SL-R Amp Head Specs:
|Frequency Response:||30 Hz – 20 kHz, ±3 dB|
|Signal to Noise Ratio:||>110 dB at direct out|
|AC Power:||100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, automatically switched|
|Size:||2.1″ H x 7.2″ W x 7.4″ D|
|Weight:||2 lbs, 10 oz|
|Instrument Input:||1 Mohm or 10 Mohm, 1/4 inch jack|
|Direct Out:||+4 dB, balanced, XLR connector, ground lift, pre/post EQ selector, 10 dB pad|
|Effects Loop:||Parallel type|
|Low Control:||Shelving type, ±12 dB at 30 Hz|
|Low Mid Control:||±12 dB at 250 Hz|
|High Mid Control:||±12 dB at 1200 Hz|
|High Control:||Shelving type, ±15 dB at 10 kHz|
|Low Cut Filter:||-12 dB/oct sweepable from 30 to 180 Hz|
|Effects (SL-R only):||Reverb with variable decay time, Delay/Reverb with variable delay time, Delay with variable delay time|
|Power Amp Type:||Class D (PWM)|
|Switching Frequency:||500 kHz|
|Output Power @ 4 ohms:||500W rms continuous, 650W rms music (40% duty cycle), 1000W peak transient|
|External Speaker Out:||Speakon type (pole 1), 2ohm min load|
|Supplied Accessories:||Gig bag, Speakon to 1/4 inch adapter|
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