Supro has just unveiled its new 1696RT Black Magick Reverb amp. Designed and built in New York in conjunction with Lenny Kravitz, this new model comes in both head and combo variants.
Supro 1696RT Black Magick Reverb
This 25-Watt model adds an all-tube, 6-spring reverb, a 2-band EQ and a master volume knob to the original design. It’s based on the original vintage Supro amp loaned to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum by Jimmy Page, who used this style of an amp on many of his famous recordings.
Lenny Kravitz also had a hand in its design, apparently, so expect classic vintage rock tones from the 1696T Black Magick Reverb. It’s got two independent preamp channels that can be linked together using the 1 and 2 input jacks, so you can do that old trick of making your amp cascade from one channel into the other, giving you a fatter tone.
The Class-A power amp section is based on 6973 valves and the custom Supro output transformer from the original Black Magick model. But there’s also a footshwitchable tremolo circuit.
The combo version comes with a custom-designed Supro 12″ BD12 speaker. It also has an additional speaker out so you can run to a separate extension cabinet if you need more spread. Check out the video official demo video below to hear the Supro 1696RT Black Magick Reverb’s mid-focused tones in action.
RRP – USD 1299 head version or USD 1499 combo edition.
- Supro 1696RT Black Magick Reverb head: Supro