The Supreme 16 is TopHat's endeavor to produce the most outstanding Vox AC-15 style amp on the market. From TopHat...
"When we went to the drawing board to design this masterpiece, we started with what we believe is the best 2-EL84 platform of all time - the early 60's AC15. This platform is different than an AC30 and can only be reasonably done with 2 power tubes.
Part of the magic of this design is the far less common use of a large choke. Simply put, this coil affects the way the amp compresses and breathes. It causes a feel unlike any other. It is very hands and ear friendly. It also matches up with the Aluminum chassis and papery clarity of the Celestion Alnico Cream speaker.
The Aluminum chassis has welded corners and been fully powder coated and silk-screened on the outside, utilizing no faceplates. The head and speaker cabinets are finger-joined 12mm Baltic Birch plywood, covered in Art Deco inlaid piping on old style design surrounding the new style round, backlit logo."
Brian Gerhard of TopHat Amplifiers has been building Vox and Marshall-inspired amps for decades, while amassing a legion of users like Bonnie Raitt, Buzz Feiten, Cesar Rojas, Dan Huff, David Hidalgo, Dean Parks, Elliott Smith, Greg Leisz, Michael Landau, Pete Thorn, Rusty Anderson, Tim Peirce, Walter Becker, and many more if you can believe it! Incredible tones, incredible attention to detail, relentless devotion to quality, and an unwavering excitement for the craft are hallmarks of Brian's work. Think Two Rock, Bartel, etc...meaning, these are seriously well made amps.
If you're new to TopHat, we can guarantee you'll be blown away - we certainly are. If you've known about TopHat for years but it's been a bit since you've plugged into one? Welcome back - and prepare to be as impressed as ever. Brilliant stuff!
- Class A
- 35 Watts
- EF86, EL84 tubes
- Treble, Mid & Bass
- Master Volume
- Gain II
- Fat-Off-Bright Switch, back panel
- Volume I
- Fat/Bright (optional tone knob)
- Common cut knob, back panel
- Celestion Alnico Cream, 12"
- Speaker cable included