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Clarus 400 IA with VL-210B??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BassGreaser, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. BassGreaser


    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I'm thinking about getting the Clarus 400IA will it have enough power to drive my VL210B 4ohm cab??
  2. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I'm not sure how much the Clarus puts out at 4 ohm, but I know that my VL-210B's really like to be driven hard. In fact, unless I am going to be pushing them hard at a gig (with my PLX 3002), I very much prefer the sound of my VL-208's, which seem to do better with less wattage. If I really drive them hard, though, the VL-210B's hold their composure better than the VL-208's.

    Not really a direct answer to your question, but that's all I got! ;)

  3. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur GollihurMusic.com

    Mar 22, 2000
    Cape of New Jersey
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music (retired)
    The VL210B is more efficient than the straight VL-210. The Clarus will deliver 200 watts into 4 ohms. It will obviously sound good, but within the limitation of 200 watts. I have used a Clarus with an 8 ohm CXL-110 (good) and 4 ohm Wizzy cabinet (better), and the volume was quite good. But I wouldn't have wanted to compete with a loud drummer.

    It will be a few months (closer to the end of the year) before the 600 watt (4 ohms) Clarus will be available.

    Bob Gollihur
    Eclectic Bass, personal bass page - http://www.eclecticbass.com/bass.html
    My Double Bass LINKS page - http://www.urbbob.com/basslink.html
    Wordsmith Associates Music- http://www.urbbob.com
    Acoustic Image and Euphonic Audio Dealer
  4. basss

    basss Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2001
    Wow! So they are going to make those after all! Are there any details available about this amp (size weight preamp etc.)? Thanks!
  5. thrash_jazz


    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings


    I'll be wanting one of those...
  6. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    i still get goosebumps when Bob mentions the 600 watter... :D
  7. BassGreaser


    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    600watts!!!! can I have one now?!?!:D
  8. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur GollihurMusic.com

    Mar 22, 2000
    Cape of New Jersey
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music (retired)
    The plan is that it will fit in the current case and weigh not much more than the current Clarus amps.

    The prototype has not been made yet, so no more details are available, other than you can expect it to simply be a Clarus with lotsa watts, 600w into minimum 4 ohms.

    When I know more I'll pass it on.
  9. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    Bob, any new info ? any guestimates on price?


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