Behringer Intros ARP 2600 Blue Marvin & Gray Meanie Clones

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Behringer has today introduced two new ARP 2600 clones for NAMM 2021, the Blue Marvin & Gray Meanie, two limited editions with additional features. 

One day after the big Korg ARP 2600 M unveiling, Behringer Banaheim is calling again. Today, they not only announced a new 2600 Synthesizer, no, even two. These are two limited editions called Blue Marvin & Gray Meanie. Both are clones of the iconic Blue Marvin & Gray Meanie, both were available back in the days only in a very limited number.

Both clones are based on replicas of the respective circuits as well as new features.
Behringer 2600 Blue Marvin

Behringer Blue Marvin & Gray Meanie Limited Edition

As a reminder, the ARP 2600 Blue Marvin (Model 2600) was produced in early 1971 and features an eye-catching bright blue aluminum case and the 2600C (Gray Meanie) a gray face. According to Behringer, these are not simple clones but further developments. They use high-grade components for improved performance, an additional mechanical spring reverb (not on the BARP 2600), and unicolor fader LEDs. So no Christmas tree.

Like on the first BARP 2600, you get a two-revision filter, USB-MIDI, oscillator syncs & more.

Behringer says

Featuring carefully selected high-grade components for improved performance, a mechanical spring reverb and unicolor fader LED’s, the Behringer Blue Marvin and Gray Meanie look back at the rarest first editions of the 2600 that was released in 1971. We further added some very useful features such as a dual filter, an additional LFO, VCO syncs, USB MIDI, and much more. Rumoured that only 25 Blue Marvin’s and 35 Gray Meanie’s were ever made, these modern-day and authentic recreations bring you closer than ever before to these rarities that have always been so out of reach. This time, at a price within reach. Shipping begins in February 2021 at US$ 699.

Ok, the year 2021 continues as 2020 started with ARP 2600 clones/replicas. This time even two limited editions. As already written in the ARP 2600 M article, the Behringer 2600 is a great clone for the money. Is well made and sounds great. These are certainly again interesting that they have a real spring reverb. I’m looking forward to more sound demos.

Behringer 2600 Blue Marvin & Gray Meanie Limited Edition will be available in February for $699 USD.

More information here: Behringer

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