The FRENZEL SS-4772 Super Stereo was designed as a stereo amp platform for all your audio gear. It will transform you back to the time when tubes ruled the audio world. If you love the vintage high fidelity tube sound....you will love this amp. It is powered by a Quad of KT66's for the most ultra linear and purest tones possible and it comes standard with many unique features including a separate volume, tone stack, and presence controls for each channel which allows you to fine tune the sound just the way you like it. Hooked up to the output of your Phono,CD player, Ipad, Iphone, computer or Entertainment Center, it will give you stereo sound like you have never heard before.
Input and Output Jacks isolated from chassis for low noise, eddy currents, and hum.
Input Connections - RCA Input L - R jacks for PHONO(Line Level) - CD/DVD/TV - AUX. The AUX may be used for IPAD/CELLPHONE type devices.
Star ground system to reduce induced current chassis noise.
Rock solid point-to-point hand wiring using only the best of parts...low noise tubular polypropylenes caps, metal film resistors, ceramic sockets, Switchcraft jacks...etc.
Classic PRESENCE controls for extended highs with Loudness Edge pull switches for more dynamic and less compressed tones.
Dual Volumes with Dual Tone Stacks, and Presence controls for precise control of tones.
Class AB ultra-linear KT66's for the warm vintage tones.
Oversized "ultra linear" output transformers.
Speaker Impedance Selector Switch for each channel which allows you to use 4, 8, 0r 16 ohm speakers.
Heavy Duty Banana Type Speaker Jacks
Power Output 30 watts per channel @ 4, 8, 16 ohms
Solid State FRED rectifiers for tight dynamic bass response.
Standard IEC plug-in three prong grounded power cord.
Classic knobs and open style chassis.
Vintage jewel pilot light and classic toggle switches.
Standby switch to turn off output tubes during warmup to prevent cathode stripping of the tubes...and to extend tube life when amp is not in use.
Retro Vintage Cage - heavy duty steel mesh cage provides protecton and excellent ventilation for tubes.
Dimensions: 17" x 10" x 10" with cage installed.
Tube complement: 4 - 12AX7's, 4 - KT66's
INPUT SELECTOR SWITCH
L - CHANNEL
- PRESENCE WITH LOUDNESS EDGE SWITCH
R - CHANNEL
- PRESENCE WITH LOUDNESS EDGE SWITCH
- PILOT LIGHT
- POWER SWITCH
- POWER CORD
- L CHANNEL SPEAKER OUT JACK
- L CHANNEL IMPEDANCE SELECTOR 4 - 8 - 16
- R CHANNEL SPEAKER OUT JACK
- R CHANNEL IMPEDANCE SELECTOR 4 - 8 - 16
- L & R INPUT JACKS - PHONO - CD - AUX
- GROUND POST FOR PHONO
- Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000 hz
- Harmonic Distortion: Less than 1%
- Input Impedance: PHONO, CD, AUX - 1 meg
- Output Impedance: Selectable 4 - 8 - 16 ohm
- Input Level: 1.0 V RMS for full output on Phono - CD - AUX
- Output Power: 30 Watts per channel
- Power Consumption: 120V 60hz - 240VA
- Dimensions: 17" W x 10" D x 7" H
- Weight: 25 lbs.
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SS-4772 - I just want to say " WOW WOW WOW" After a few days of listening to records on this amplifier, the sound coming out of my pioneer HPM"S is so smooth and warm. The customer service is in the highest standards. They kept me informed durring the build of the amp. Thank you. Willy S. (Colorado)
Jim - I am sitting and listening to your amp- it is all warmed up and playing a new "Tommy" LP. The amp sounds just stunning: very powerful and dynamic, detailed, open, huge bottom end. I will say that bypassing the presence and treble controls raised the volume and lifted a veil. I have listened to and owned lots of amps and I am amazed by the value in this one- it could compete with amps costing three times as much. Once warmed up, it was immediately and completely involving. Please feel free to use me as a reference for this fine amp. Best regards, Jeff S. (New York)
SS-4772 - Dear Frenzel Tube Amps, Thank you very much!!! I received it today, it's amazing!!! Sounds great!!! Will recommend you to my friends. Klepatskayavi (Russia)
SS-4772 - Thanks Jim, The amp sounds absolutely amazing, this is the best sound I ever had at home. Fantastic! Darek O. (California)
Dear Mr. Jim Frenzel, Your SS-4772 Super Stereo amplifier is nothing shy of epic. I am so thrilled, so happy, so blown away by your amplifier. Thanks for integrating old school technology with new school systems compatibility. This thing works great with my Apple iMac, my Samsung BluRay DVD, and my Samsung TV - and with no preamp required for these devices! It also works fantastic with my old school Technics 1200 Mk2 turntable. My pristine 70's vintage Pioneer CS-99A speakers did a instant hand shake with this amp as if it was an old long lost friend. I am so pleased with how this amp clearly transfers digital iTunes music to a whole new world of old school analog tube sound. Maybe it's the old school technology with a tiny bit of new mixed in to it... whatever the case my be, you have hit the nail on the head. You have designed an old school analog tube amp that will transform the sound of digital recorded music to the way it should sound. I'm amazed, I'm blown away, and I am so happy I chose your company to build my amp. I received my amp last Friday. I have locked my doors, turned off my phones and email, and signed myself out from the outside world for a week while I process the prowess of this amp. A great super clean sounding tube amp at a price I could afford. Way to go! Sincerely, John K. (Florida)
SS-4772 - Hi Jim, Thank you again for this wonderful amp. The best I ever had. I sit now and listen for hours, something I haven't done in decades..Darek O. (California)
Hi Jim - I just wanted to let you know that I have received the 4772 amp today. Man, does it look beautiful!!!To me, it is a piece of art, just like the other amps I have from you. I was impressed by it's size, it is bigger than I thought and sometimes bigger is better :-) It seems to have survived the journey over the Atlantic well. I am really happy Jim, thank you so much for building it for me! You guys at Frenzel are the best. I will get back to you for more orders soon..(thinking of the twin deluxe and the champ sportster at the moment..and I have some ideas that we might get to work) and oh yes, that mic-preamp we were discussing some time ago! Only a fool would be satisfied before he have all the products you have to offer. :-) Honestly, your amps warm my heart, I am not just buying an amp when I buy from you, it's so much more and so much better (and definitely more value!!)! Once again, thank you so much!! Anders H. (Switzerland)
Love the amp Jim, great sounding piece of equipment. Nothing sounds better than a Stereo Tube Tape Echo into a Stereo Tube Amp! I have found tone heaven. Thanks again, Kevin M. (Nebraska)
Hey, thanks for making such a great amp and excellent customer service. Jeb. B (North Carolina)
Jim, Christmas in May! I received the amp last Friday and unpacked it Saturday. It is absolutely the most beautiful piece of stereo equipment that I have ever seen... George O. (Texas)
Hi Jim - Received my new amp in good condition. Couldn't resist taking off back cover to check out the wiring. Very impressive. Have amp hooked up to some big old speaker cabinets that my father made back in the 50's or 60's. They have big 15" Jensen speakers, tweeters, cross-over networks, etc. Old school. I've refinished the cabinets, which were in storage for decades, and they look pretty good. Have acquired a turntable and dusted off my old vinyl jazz records. The whole setup sounds great - can't beat the warm tone of vinyl records and a tube amp! Anyway, amp is great. Thanks for producing a quality product. Phil T. (Florida)
Hi Jim - Hope you are well, many thanks for building this awesome amplifier for me, it arrived safe and sound thanks to the excellent packing. I had never heard one but took a chance due to the great reviews for your amps. on your website and elsewhere. I'm very glad I did too, the power, tone and clarity is just amazing and I can't believe how effortlessly it drives the Kef Chorales, they've never sounded so good even without new crossovers! The Marantz CD63se sounds fantastic through the amp. I'm now thinking of buying a Musical Fidelity M1 DAC to further improve the cd analogue output for the amp., I think it deserves the best possible signal. Nice to see the 1% tolerance resistors that's real quality, they look like 2w carbon to me? Everything looks just as good inside as out, very neatly laid out, you are right to be proud of your products! Thanks again for building it for me, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to friends and family. Pete C. (United Kingdom)
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