Acoustic Image DoubleShot Clarus SL-2 Combo Amp  From Acoustic Image

With 600 watts of power, Clarus SL-2 is an exceptionally portable dual-channel integrated amp—and an ideal choice for the road.

Acoustic Image Amps

$1,349.00

Retail:  $1,449.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Acoustic Image

The DoubleShot is a compact (12in D x 11in W), lightweight (15 lbs.) 2x10 plus 1x5 speaker system for acoustic and electric instruments. The system is unique, with the woofers mounted in a side-firing configuration and the midrange firing forward. The result is a highly portable, yet great sounding speaker system.

The DoubleShot is an evolution of our UpShot speaker, with a second 10-inch driver and 5-inch midrange added to the design. It is, by far, the smallest and lightest 2x10 system available. Its small size belies its outstanding full range sound.

The DoubleShot Combo consists of the DoubleShot Speaker and one of our SL-class integrated amplifiers. There are rubber stops on the top of the cabinet that hold the amp head in place. When the amp is placed on top against the stops and the speaker is connected, a unique “combo” is formed.

With 600 watts of power, Clarus SL-2 is an exceptionally portable dual-channel integrated amp—and an ideal choice for the road.

When the units are purchased together as a “combo,” a duffle/backpack carry bag is included.

Acoustic Image Amps

About Manufacturer

Although Acoustic Image is a relatively young company, it is owned and operated by people with decades of experience in the professional music and sound industry. They're engineers (and, like their customers they're also musicians) who insist upon superior sound quality and reliable performance from our audio equipment. Acoustic Image was founded because they were never satisfied with the products available for the working musician. If you play guitar or bass, violin, keyboard, a woodwind or even a brass instrument, or you are a vocalist, they've got a sound reinforcement product designed with you in mind. Great product designs go far beyond having the right knobs in the right places. Acoustic Image’s company charter is to design and build unique, innovative, and functional audio products... there is nothing "me too" about what they do. In essence, they have merged advanced acoustic design and switching amplifier technology to create incredibly compact, ultra-lightweight products offering highly accurate sound for serious musicians. Ultimately, their pledge to you is for quality... to build a well-constructed reliable audio product that serves you well night after night, year after year. And, quite frankly, they believe the best way to do that is to design and manufacture each and every Acoustic Image product in the U.S.A. Their Technology Applying "musical thinking outside the box", they have taken a different approach to the technology of musical instrument amplification in order to improve the performance and portability of combo amps for the working musician. So, what's so unique about their products? There are three key differences: 1) The use of downfiring low frequency drivers 2) The use of switching power amplifiers and switching power supplies instead of the traditional linear designs 3) The use of unique enclosure shapes to improve portability and sonic performance Each of these differences provides an improvement in the performance of their products. Here's how: The downfiring woofer makes a small driver sound bigger and allows a smaller enclosure for a given driver size. Omnidirectional output produces a more natural and more transparent sound, and means you are more easily heard on the bandstand. The switching (Class D) amplifier design is smaller and more efficient than traditional linear amps. It has less weight because there are no heatsinks or cooling fans and it has a unique "warm" sound (unlike traditional solid state amps) because its output stage is radically different from traditional amps. The switching power supply eliminates large bulky power transformers with a resulting dramatic decrease in weight. With their unique enclosure shapes, form follows function. A cylinder is an inherently stiffer enclosure. And no resonances in the enclosure walls means less coloration in the sound. Also, the stiffer enclosure allows the walls to be thinner and lighter in weight. Add to that the use of acoustically inert polymer materials and the cabinet becomes ultra light. We don't use these new technologies to “be different.” They use them because they make their products better. It all adds up to a more portable, better sounding products. Because of their small size and high sound quality, they virtually disappear on stage, leaving the sound of the instrument being amplified, only louder.

Specifications

Technical Specs

Frequency Response:  40 Hz - 16 kHz

Impedance:  4 ohms

Max Continuous Power:  600W

Max SPL:  >118 db at 1 m

Drivers:  2x10 inch side-firing custom,  1x5 inch forward-firing custom w/ level switch

Crossover:  Two-way second order asymmetric  

Enclosure:  12 inches diameter, 11 inches wide

Weight:  15 pounds

Input:  Neutrik Speakon wired to pole 1

 

Features

 

  • Designed for acoustic and electric instruments including bass, guitar and keyboards

  • Compact, highly portable, cylindrical shape fits in a backpack for transport

  • 12 inches diameter, 11 inches wide, 15 pounds, small enough to fit in airline overhead storage bin or under seat

  • Two 10-inch broad frequency range custom side-firing drivers

  • One 5-inch forward firing midrange driver with level switch

  • Two-way asymmetric crossover

  • Omnidirectional sound fills the bandstand and venue

  • Bumpers allow compact amp head to mount on cabinet

  • Rated at 4 ohms, 600W

System

Frequency Response:  30 Hz-20 kHz (±0.5 dB)

Signal to Noise Ratio:  >110 dB at direct out

AC Power:  100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, automatically switched

Size:  2.1" x 7.2" x 7.4"

Weight:  2 lbs. 10 oz.

 

Preamp

Inputs:  ¼ inch Tip Ring Sleeve with automatic sensing for mic or pickup input

Mic input: 600 ohm balanced, switchable 48 V phantom power, switchable 10 dB gain

Instrument input:  1 Mohm

Direct Out:  +4 dB, balanced, XLR connector, ground lift, pre/post EQ selector, 10 dB pad

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

 

Power Amp

Topology:  Class D (PWM)

Switching Frequency:  500 kHz

Output Power 8 Ohm:  300W rms continuous, 350W rms music (40% duty cycle), 500W peak transient

Output Power 4 Ohm:  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, XLR to ¼ inch input adapter 

 

Features: 

  • Extended frequency range, high fidelity sound

  • Light weight (<2.5 lbs.), small size (2.1x7.2x7.4 inches)

  • Two channels each with tone controls and filter

  • Tip Ring Sleeve ¼ inch input per channel, XLR adaptor included

  • Internal circuit automatically senses mic or pickup input

  • Channel and Master level controls

  • Four band EQ per channel

  • Sweepable low cut filter per channel

  • Direct out with selectable 10 dB pad, pre/post switch and ground lift

  • Mute switch

  • Selectable internal jumper options for gain and limiter

  • High fidelity, low noise operation: 110 dB SNR at direct out

  • Automatic voltage switching for universal AC mains operation

  • 650 Watt output at 4 ohms (music power)

  • Dual speaker outputs with speakon connectors

  • Comes with padded case