This is Marc Vanderkley's latest creation. The Spartan head is an ultra effective preamp/power amp that simply uses the best design and the best components available today. The result is a unit that delivers pure uncooured power with amazing headroom and incredibly consistency of tone regardless of the volume used.
In Marc's own words:
En palabras del propio Marc Vanderkley
When I set out to design my dream bass amplifier, I had in my head a list of areas where other amps had fallen short of my wishes over the years. My new bass amp was designed from the outset to overcome these shortfalls. The sound would have to be ultra clear, direct and highly detailed, yet at the same time powerful and warm. I always wanted a bass amp that would convey every detail of the character of the instrument and every nuance of the players style with unlimited headroom and dynamics, without obscuring anything or adding a sound of its own. Furthermore, the amp had to maintain these characteristics at any volume and in any circumstance. And of course, the amp should be reliable, easy to use, solidly built and look great.
The end product of a long development and test phase is the Spartan high performance bass amplifier. The Spartan is the perfect match for my neolite bass cabinets, which offer effortless power handling and are able to very clearly project the entire delivered range of frequencies from the amp. A key feature of the Spartan is its ability to take a 4-Ohm load on each output. This allows the user to connect a maximum of two 4-Ohm cabinets or four 8-Ohm cabinets to the amplifier. With this feature, and with my other design elements, the Spartan becomes a very powerful, capable bass amplifier in an extremely portable package.
The new Spartan bass amplifier is all about tone, power and simplicity.