Vanderkley Spartan


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Vanderkley Spartan

When Marc Vanderkley set out to design his dream bass amplifier, he had in his head a list of areas where other amps had fallen short of his wishes over the years. Marc’s new bass amp was designed from the outset to overcome these shortfalls. The sound would have to be ultra clear and highly detailed, yet at the same time powerful and warm. He 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 Vanderkley 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 run a 4-Ohm cabinet on each output. This allows the user to connect two 4-Ohm or four 8-Ohm cabinets to cover larger venues or stages. 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.


Power and Ohm

Maximum Power Output
2 x 800 Watt @ 4 Ohm, 400 Watt @ 8 Ohm
Minimum Load Impedance
2x4 Ohm


Sets the gain for the optimal signal through the amp
Controls the overall volume of the amplifier.


-18dB/+18dB @ 40Hz
Low Mid
-15dB/+15dB @ 90Hz
-14dB/+14dB @ 600Hz
Hi Mid
-15dB/+15dB @ 4kHz
-18dB/+18dB @ 11kHz

Toggle switches

Input selector
 0/-12dB selection and mute
Select pre for the clean untouched signal. Select Post for the flavour of the amp
Ground lift
Lifts the ground of the DI XLR output. If a ground noise in you DI signal is experienced, try changing the setting of this control.


Speaker out
Connects the amplifier to your cabinet.
Balanced DI
Transformer Balanced DI out (mic level)


9 x 30 x 23 cm
5 Kg
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