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Atomic CLR Series - Professional Reference Quality Monitors for the Stage!

   


Today's top guitar amp modelers / profilers can recreate the sounds of the greatest amplifiers and effects of all time with uncanny precision. In order to get the most out of them for live use, however, they require highly accurate playback systems (or FRFR - full range flat response). This is the case because even slight shifts in the frequency response can shatter the perceived "realness" of the sound and experience.

Quality near field studio monitors, though ideal for recording, can fall short of recreating the experience of playing through a real guitar amp and can't deliver the high SPL needed for performance situations. A high end PA can deliver the tone in a mix from your rig to the audience, but what about on stage sound, or rehearsal, or private practice? Enter the CLR Series.

CLR stands for Coincident Linear Reference. Here are some reasons why they are the single best solution in their range for amplifying your modeler / profiler:

  • The CLR is the only system in its market segment that delivers a true coaxial system that is also coincident - this is a key differentiator. The term "coincident" denotes a multi-way (two-way in this case) loudspeaker that functions as a single, well-behaved source of sound at all frequencies. The crossover transition is undetectable via listening OR measurement and its response at positions within the speaker's radiation pattern is essentially the same as the response on-axis. This type of behavior is not possible in other 2-way systems.
  • The CLR delivers an incredibly precise and flat on axis amplitude response from 70 Hz to 18 kHz (+/- 2.5dB) making it flatter than many highly regarded studio monitors. It also has a more accurate response from 40 Hz - 20 Hz than most systems in its range. Although many brands claim to offer flat response, the CLR delivers a higher level of accuracy, not "hyping" specific frequencies for effect.
  • The CLR's unusual but highly effective midrange horn design creates a well-controlled radiation pattern of 90 degrees vertical by 90 degrees horizontal. This control extends a full two octaves BELOW the crossover frequency. This consistency of pattern is impossible to achieve in designs that use a direct-radiating woofer with a high frequency horn. Because of its broad but well-controlled directivity, the CLR will sound as good in challenging acoustic environments - e.g., a pub with highly reflective surfaces, a cathedral, an armory - as it does in a well-damped showroom. This single property places it head and shoulders above every other competitive alternative.
  • The CLR crossover filter topology is designed to preserve the integrity of transient signals. This attribute, in concert with controlled directivity and flat amplitude response, results in vivid clarity and articulation under the widest possible range of acoustic conditions. Other systems - including many coaxial configurations - fail to deliver in this area.

While the CLR Series was designed with full range guitar amplification in mind, these products are also ideal for a broad range of other musical instruments and applications, including acoustic guitar, guitar synth, keyboards, backing tracks vocals, or as part of a PA system.

All products sold by Atomic Amplifiers come with a 15-day money back guarantee. Buy it, try it, and if you are unsatisfied for any reason, we'll accept your return and refund the purchase price (excluding shipping).

CLR Cabinets and Wedges are available in ACTIVE and PASSIVE configurations. The active cab and wedge come equipped with a precision, bi amped 500W amplifier. The passive cab and wedge come equipped with a precision crossover network. Both active and passive versions employ a highly efficient speaker system with a 12-ply marine grade, plywood cabinet, a 12" speaker, a 1" high frequency compression driver and a wide dispersion midrange and high frequency horn. CLR Cabs are finished in road rugged, black tolex and have sonically transparent grill cloths. CLR Wedges are finished in heavy-duty, road rugged, textured paint and have sonically transparent metal grills.

PASSIVE CAB & WEDGE: $749.95
ACTIVE CAB & WEDGE: $999.95

 
SPECIFICATIONS ACTIVE CAB PASSIVE CAB ACTIVE WEDGE PASSIVE WEDGE
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Inputs

(2x) ¼" (unbalanced) / XLR (balanced) combo jacks

(1) ¼" / Speakon combo input jack, (1) ¼" / Speakon combo thru jack

(2x) ¼" (unbalanced) / XLR (balanced) combo jacks

(1) ¼" / Speakon combo input jack, (1) ¼" / Speakon combo thru jack

Level Control

(2x) Independent channel level controls, (1x) master level control

N/A

(2x) Independent channel level controls, (1x) master level control

N/A

Tone Shaping

(1x) Preset Switch, (1x) Sub Switch, (1x) Link Switch

N/A

(1x) Preset Switch, (1x) Sub Switch, (1x) Link Switch

N/A

LED Indicators

(2x) Input Clipping Indicators, (1x) Speaker Limiter Indicator

 

(2x) Input Clipping Indicators, (1x) Speaker Limiter Indicator

 

Power

North American Model: 100-120VAC Input, European Model: 220-240VAC Input

N/A

North American Model: 100-120VAC Input, European Model: 220-240VAC Input

N/A

Amplifier Power

500W Bi-amped

N/A

500W Bi-amped

N/A

Crossover

Active crossover

Passive crossover

Active crossover

Passive crossover

Drivers

(1x) Custom 250w 1x12", (1x) 90w 1" HF Compression Driver

(1x) Custom 250w 1x12", (1x) 90w 1" HF Compression Driver

(1x) Custom 250w 1x12", (1x) 90w 1" HF Compression Driver

(1x) Custom 250w 1x12", (1x) 90w 1" HF Compression Driver

Frequency Response

70Hz-18kHz, +/- 2.5 dB

70Hz-18kHz, +/- 2.5 dB

70Hz-18kHz, +/- 2.5 dB

70Hz-18kHz, +/- 2.5 dB

Max Continuous SPL

120 dB

120 dB

120 dB

120 dB

Maximum Peak SPL

130 dB

130 dB

130 dB

130 dB

Directivity

90 degrees H x 90 degrees V, average from 650Hz and up

90 degrees H x 90 degrees V, average from 650Hz and up

90 degrees H x 90 degrees V, average from 650Hz and up

90 degrees H x 90 degrees V, average from 650Hz and up

Sensitivity

N/A

100dB, 1W @ 1M

N/A

100dB, 1W @ 1M

Impedance

N/A

8 ohms

N/A

8 ohms

Recommended Maximum amplifier size

N/A

500W

N/A

500W

Dimensions & Weight

17 5/8" x 17 5/8" x 13 5/8", 46lbs

17 5/8" x 17 5/8" x 13 5/8", 45lbs

17 5/8" x 17 5/8" x 15 3/4", 45lbs

17 5/8" x 17 5/8" x 15 3/4", 44lbs

ORDERING
SPECIFICATIONS ACTIVE CAB PASSIVE CAB ACTIVE WEDGE PASSIVE WEDGE

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