September 21, 2016 (Port Jefferson Station, NY) – Supro USA is now shipping the 1610RT Comet: a high-gain, low-wattage 1×10 combo with reverb, tremolo and switchable power. Designed to be the ideal recording amplifier and a go-anywhere companion to your favorite guitars, this lightweight tube amp cranks out 6 Watts or 14 Watts of screaming-hot vintage tone with an on-board option to drench your sound in tube-driven reverb and tremolo.
The preamp found in the Comet delivers warm, blooming clean tones up until 12-o’clock on the volume knob. Past noon, the Comet’s voice rolls over into Supro crunch, giving way to singing, violin-like overdrive at full volume. The Comet is remarkably high-gain for a vintage-flavored amp, and it nails that sweet-spot without being too loud for comfort.
The power amp found in the Comet uses a single 6L6 tube with switchable plate voltage to achieve studio-and-practice-friendly 6 Watts or a more robust 14 Watts for stage use. The overdrive that occurs within the Comet’s „single-ended,“ Class-A output stage is rich in even-order harmonics and soaked in tube compression. True to the legacy of the original, microphone-friendly Supro combos, the Comet’s exceptional dynamics and ultra-low noise performance make it an ideal recording amp.
A matching 1700 BD12-loaded, 1×12 extension cabinet can also be hooked up to the Comet, bringing the overall speaker impedance load down to 4-ohms to deliver maximum punch and additional stage volume for gigs. The 1610 Comet, and the entire line of Supro amps is hand-assembled in by Absara Audio in Port Jefferson, NY, USA.
· High-gain preamp
· All-tube tremolo and reverb
· 6-Watts or 14-Watts switchable power
· Single-ended „Class-A“ power amp
· 1 × 10″ custom-voiced Supro CR10 speaker
· EXT speaker jack for matching extension cabinet
· 3x JJ 12AX7 preamp tubes
· 1x JJ 12AT7 preamp tube
· 1x Sovtek 5881/6L6WGC power tube
· 17 5/8″ x 7 1/2″ x 15 1/2″ – 44.7 x 19 x 39.4 cm
· 33.6 lbs – 15.3 kg
· Gold faceplate
· 1959 cosmetics with Black Rhino Hide tolex
· Assembled in NY, USA