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"SA9-REC" 20 Watt Head


    The Schroeder Amplification "SA9-REC." head was originally designed at the request of engineers who wanted the stage sound and feel of the SA9, at a more moderate volume thus better suited for the studio. The design has evolved over the years and now shares many of the same features as the "SA9+". It's an excellent choice for home studios, small club use or people who like to get their amps to grind.

Sonically the "SA9-REC." and the "SA9+" are very similar and share the same control layout and functionality. 

Specs and features of note:

  - A specially designed cathode bias circuit, power supply and solid state rectifier assures that the amp has that "cranked amp"             sound and feel at lower volumes. 

  - Additional power supply components, as in the SA9+, are used to convert and fine tune certain voltages used in the preamp.

  - Because of the reduced wattage, the "sweet spot" is easily attainable without exceedingly high SPL. 

  - Chassis is made of 1/8" (!) folded and welded aluminum, powder coated and screened.

  - All internal wiring connections made using a Litz coated, oxygen free copper wire of extreme purity. Unlike generic "cloth                   covered" wire, it will not absorb airborne moisture, oxidize and/or degrade the signal over time. Using this wire requires special         tools and means that EVERY wire needs to be cut to length and tinned with a 900 degree solder pot. A laborious and time                 consuming process but the resulting improvement to the sound is stunning!

  - The Custom power, output and choke transformers have all been developed over our decades long relationship with Mercury            Magnetics. They feature custom winds and lots of iron for reduced "sag", a tight and transparent low end and silky highs.

  - Specific components are cryogenically treated to aid in their transparency.

Why this matters...

  - Almost ZERO 60 cycle hum is generated by the amp. 

  - Notes emerge from a black (silent) background allowing for very subtle nuances and colors to be recognized. 

  - Effortless and instant power makes for more dynamic playing. Rewards the right hand (and sometimes the left).

  - Due to the new rectifier design, reliability is even greater than before. 

Tube compliment:

  - 1X Tung-Sol 6SL7, 2X Sovtek 12AX7LPS, Pair JJ or Tung-Sol 6V6GT

Front Panel (left to right):

  - 1/4" input, 3-way bright switch, Volume, Treble, Mid Slope, Middle, Bass, Presence, Standby switch,  Pilot lamp, Power switch.

Rear Panel (left to right):

  - 2A Slo 20mm fuse, 500Ma Slo fuse, IEC female power socket, 1/4" 4 Ohm out, 1/4" 8  Ohm out, 1/4" 16 Ohm out. 

Options:  (These options are an additional charge. Please contact us for pricing)

  - A TS "Record Out" taken off of the output for running a line to your recording device or slave.

  - Balanced Record out via TRS or XLR.

  - Speakon connectors. 

  - Parallel output for running different speakers (for color) or running bi-wired speaker cables for maximum bloom in the bass               register. 


  - 20 Watts (before the onset of distortion, which is glorious BTW...)

  11 3/8" Deep x 10 5/8" Tall x 21" Long 


Unless currently in stock, lead time is two to three weeks. 

If your shipping address is outside the U.S., please contact us for payment of additional shipping charges.