Supro 1690T Coronado 2x10 combo
Supro Amps 1690T Coronado
35 watts w/ Tremolo
2x10” combo Tube Guitar Amplifier
The 1690T Coronado is Supro’s top of the line 1964 reissue tube amplifier. This luxurious 2×10, 35-Watt combo is true to the original in that it delivers remarkable dynamic range with a full, clear sound. The Coronado maintains clean headroom throughout a large chunk of the volume control’s range, making it an excellent platform for a myriad of musical styles (and your favorite guitar effects pedals). The classic American tone of the 1690T amp is defined by the same “Class A” dual-6L6, tube-rectified power amp found in the Thunderbolt amp. A pair of high-power Supro 10” Speakers keep the touch sensitive and responsive tone of the Coronado rich and clear, even when distorted. The 1690T has ample headroom to accommodate pedals and gets easily loud enough to play large-venue and theatre stages.
With a 2-channel preamp, the Coronado provides a broad spectrum of sounds courtesy of its dual volume and tone controls and shared tremolo circuit. Plugging into “IN 1+2” links both preamp channels in parallel for double the input signal and double the gain. This clever topology lets you hit the power amp as hard as necessary and even allows “channel switching” in its purest form, using a simple A/B switch.
The 1964 reissue Supro Coronado’s vintage-correct, lightweight cabinet is covered in the sharp looking and legendary, “Blue Rhino Hide” tolex and loaded with a matched pair of custom 10” speakers for serious punch and remarkable articulation- even when the amp is pushed into exultant tube saturation. Custom-designed high-power Supro transformers and matched 5881/6L6WGC military-spec power tubes ensure consistent vintage tone night after night.
Supro 1690T Coronado 35 watt Tube Guitar Amplifier Features:
- All-tube Supro circuit
- Two Channels with Parallel Link
- Tube Tremolo
- 35 Watts “Class A”
- 4x 12AX7 preamp tubes
- 2x 5881 / 6L6WGC power tubes
- 1x 5U4GB rectifier tube
- 2× 10” Supro CR10 speakers
- Footswitch jack
- Blue Rhino Hide Tolex
Weight and Dimensions of the 1690T Coronado 2x10 combo from Supro Amps
- Height 16"
- Width 23.625"
- Depth 10.5"
- Weight 45 lbs
Supro's roots can be traced back to the Valco company which manufactured amps and guitars under a variety of brand names, including Airline, Oahu, National, Gretsch, Harmony, and Kay. It was during this time that Valco also began producing guitars and amplifiers under the Supro name. Extremely popular amongst Southside Chicago blues musicians in the 1960’s, Supro amplifiers proved equally popular with the British musicians who were influenced by them. By the late 1960’s, notable guitarists from Jimi Hendrix to Albert Lee to Jimmy Page could be seen playing their Supro amplifiers. Nowadays, original Supro amps are highly sought after and often sell for premium prices on the used market because of their legendary and unique tone.