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Supro Jupiter 1 X 12 Tube Amplifier with Reverb & Tremolo

The Supro 1668RT Jupiter guitar combo amplifier is engineered for sonic flexibility and ample headroom. It gives you enough stage volume to handle any gig, while its headroom also makes it a wonderful platform for your complex pedal rigs.

1668RT
Supro Jupiter 1 X 12 Tube Amplifier with Reverb & Tremolo

Description

Supro Amplifiers: the Lore, the Legend, the Tone

The Supro Jupiter is a modern masterpiece. This top-of-the-line Supro amp is intended for the performing guitarist who needs a vintage sounding amp that gracefully handles the output from a complex pedal rig. The Jupiter amplifier excels at rock, funk, fusion, jazz and electronic music genres, providing the necessary headroom punch and stage volume without sacrificing the fundamental dynamics and tonal characteristics that have made Supro amps famous.

The Jupiter model features our unique switchable rectifier topology, allowing musicians to select 35-Watts (Class A) or 45 / 60 watts (Class AB) to suit the gig at hand. The 35 watt cathode bias mode uses the legendary Thunderbolt power amp topology for a harmonically saturated, tube-rectified sound that combines wonderfully with this 1×12” platform. The 45 and 60 watt grid bias modes provide more volume and headroom as well as the faster transient response associated with Class AB power amps.

The switchable power amp topology of the Jupiter not only allows for players to change the texture and output volume of the amp but it also provides two very different, all-tube tremolo effects depending on whether Class A (cathode bias) or Class AB (grid bias) mode is selected. The cathode bias tremolo is vintage Valco/Supro all the way, where the overall depth of the effect changes along with the dynamics of your playing. The grid bias tremolo is gives a much deeper, stronger and more pronounced throbbing effect. Since the tremolo is performed by modulating the bias of the output tubes, the reverb necessarily comes before the tremolo effect, for a mesmerizing combination of pure tube reverb and tremolo when both effects are combined.

The Jupiter amp comes equipped with a brand-new, state of the art, USA made HP12 speaker that was designed specifically for this model. The HP12 speaker is a unique driver that combines the exceptional clarity and treble extension of the Supro DT12 speaker, with superior power handling due to a larger magnet and a hemp cone. This speaker’s distinctively smooth character remains sweet, no matter how hard you push it, delivering a full bodied woody tone has no equal in the world of guitar speakers.

 

Preamps

Single Channel with 2-Band EQ, Reverb and Tremolo

The Supro Reverb platform is the result of a design collaboration between Vibro-King Master Bruce Zinky and Supro House Engineer Thomas Elliott. This all-tube luxury channel provides ample headroom for use with pedals; wide-range treble and bass EQ knobs; and enormous all-tube reverb, which feeds into the final output stage tremolo.

 

Power Amps

6L6 35/45/60W Switchable Power

This unique power amp topology found in our flagship amplifiers provides musicians with the ability to switch between three different wattage levels. The 35-watt setting configures the amp in the traditional cathode-bias method, like a vintage, tube-rectified Thunderbolt. The 45-watt setting configures the output stage for grid-bias operation while still using the tube rectifier. The 60-watt setting switches out the tube rectifier for a silicon rectifier to achieve maximum output power and headroom, which is particularly useful for players who like to use pedals.

 

Speakers

HP12 Speaker

HP10

 

Construction

Supro Construction

These Supro reissue amps are electrically based on the originals, and they are all PCB-based. Each model has a trio of PCBs that are hand-wired, directly to the transformers and to each other. There are no plastic connectors. Vintage tone, modern construction. Ready to tour. Terminal strip construction (à la vintage Supro) is not reliable or allowed by safety regulations; and turret board construction (vintage Fender/Marshall) is not true to the original Supro build. So, PCB it is! Low noise and durable, great tone. Made in Port Jefferson, NY, USA.

 

SUPRO TODAY - A Legend Reborn

In 2013, Absara Audio purchased the rights to the Supro brand name from infamous Fender amp designer, Bruce Zinky. In collaboration with Zinky, our Pigtronix design team created a line of Supro 1964 reissue tube amplifiers which first debuted at the 2014 NAMM show. The legacy of Supro amplifiers stretches back to the 1930s and reaches its original peak in the mid 60s with the Blue Rhino hide models that inspired our reissues. While guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix, Link Wray, David Bowie and Dan Auerbach used Supro amps and guitars, no musician is more closely associated with the Supro brand than Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin. It is well known that in 1968, Page used a Tele plugged into a customized 1×12 Supro combo amp to record all of the guitar parts on Led Zeppelin’s debut album. The great irony is that Supro went out of business during that same year! Since then, the raw, blues power of Page’s Chicago-made Supro amplifier has been unattainable unless you had the fortune to acquire a vintage piece.

The signature element of a Supro amp is its “Class-A” power section, which maintains remarkable clarity and dynamics when overdriven. This gritty midrange sound is the original alternative to Fender… you could call it “the other white meat” of classic American tone! Every element of our Supro reissue amps has been designed from the ground up to bring this long-lost, holy-grail amp to musicians at a working player’s price. The Blue Rhino Hide tolex was specially made, the cabinetry is vintage-correct, the USA-made speakers are totally unique, the transformers are custom and the sound is 100% authentic Supro. Supro reissue amps are hand-assembled in Port Jefferson, NY, USA. In the 2 years since we announced the return of Supro, production capacity for these amps has been sold out, leading ultimately to the acquisition of a new, 15,000sq ft. musical instrument factory on Long Island to meet worldwide demand.

Supro amps are now sold in every major retailer worldwide, bringing these classic tone machines to more guitarists than ever before. The team here at Absara Audio, Pigtronix and Supro is determined to deliver a world-class experience for all Supro customers: from our distribution partners to the retailers that sell our gear, and of course, to the musicians who play our amps. We will provide concierge-level service to any and all customers who may need support. Supro reissue amps were born out of a passion for Rock & Roll as well as a deep respect for the history and unique circuity behind the Supro sound, and we nailed it! Joe Perry, Brian Setzer, Paul Simon, David Hidalgo, Joe Walsh, Randy Bachman, Steve Stevens, Robbie Krieger and Adrian Belew all agree. So go grab a guitar, and Discover the Legend for yourself!

Details

SKU 1668RT
Brand Supro
Valves 4x 12AX7 & 1x 12AT7
Effects All-tube reverb & Output-tube tremolo
Special Features 2x 5881 / 6L6 power tubes
Speakers 1×12 Supro HP12 HEMP CONE speaker
Protective Cover Blue Rhino Hide Tolex
Controls Independent BASS and TREBLE controls
Includes Tube or Silicon Rectifier
Type Engineered by Bruce Zinky, Thomas Elliot and David Koltai
Voltage 240
Wattage Switchable Class-A (35 Watts) or Class-AB (45 / 60 Watts)

Delivery

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Do you offer Next Day Delivery?
Yes, we offer a Next Day Delivery service for in-stock orders placed before 1pm Monday-Friday. Next Day Delivery and Saturday Delivery carries an extra charge. Ivor Mairants Musicentre commit to delivering on time, we rely however, on our carriers to fulfil their contract in this regard, and can not be held liable for any failure of third parties in fulfilling delivery expectations.

Can I change my delivery address after I have placed my order?
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