Super Stereo 84
Model No. SS-84
Stereo Class AB ultra-linear audio reproduction using vintage EL84's for crystal clear fidelity.
Price: MSRP................. $
Your Price.................... $995.00
The FRENZEL Stereo SS-84 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 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 or Entertainment Center, it will give you stereo sound like you have never heard before. It comes standard with three input interfaces to select PHONO(Line Level) - CD/DVD/TV - AUX.
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 IPOD/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 pull switches for more dynamic and less compressed tones.
Dual Volume with Dual Tone Stacks, and Presence controls for precise control of tones.
Class AB ultra-linear EL84'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, or 16 ohm speakers.
Heavy Duty Banana Type Speaker Jacks
Power Output 15 watts per channel @ 4, 8, 16 ohms
Solid-State rectifier 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 - EL84'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
- Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000 hz
- 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: 15 Watts per channel
- Power Consumption: 120V 60hz 125 watts
- Dimensions: 17" W x 10" D x 7" H
- Weight: 25 lbs.
CHASSIS VIEW FRONT:
CHASSIS VIEW REAR:
These options allow you to customize your amp to meet your special individual requirements.
1. 100 - 240 VOLT POWER TRANSFORMER - for operation outside the USA. Please specify line voltage. Add $55.00
2. MAGNETIC PHONO PREAMP - for vintage magnetic cartridge players without a built-in Line Out preamp. Add $125.00
3. MUSICAL INSTRUMENT PREAMP - standard 1/4" jacks installed on front panel as AUX2 inputs which allows you to use with guitar, bass, keyboard, etc. Preamps can be wired for Fender, Marshall or VOX type inputs. Add $125.00.
4. HEADPHONES - adds headphone jack to front panel. Comes with switch to turn speakers OFF and to turn internal loads ON to protect output transformers. Add $55.00
Sound Clip - Out of Africa by John Barry
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)
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)
Thank you Jim. I spent two hours last night discovering what I have been missing from my CDs. I finally found the amp that would match my DIY full-range speakers and at a price that did not leave a hole in my pocket. Thank you for the passion and effort that have been placed into the building of this amp. It shows in the results. I would like you to know also that this is my favorite amp for music - it's like being rocked to sleep. It is connected to a stereo speaker that I made with Audio Nirvana full-range 12 inch speakers. They match better than a husband and wife. Basil C. (California)
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