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Fryette Aether® guitar amplifier. price: $4499. (Reserve yours with a $250 deposit)

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Overview

The Fryette Aether®

"Sonics snatched from the heavens"

 To see the Premier Guitar NAMM 2015 Editor's Pick review, click here.

 
The Fryette Aether® amplifier is an unconventionally conceived, single channel tone machine takes a hold of your soul and guides you effortlessly into a new world of guitar expression you’ve not likely experienced before. If that seems like an impossibly lofty claim, here’s how creator Steven Fryette would respond: “Plug it in and play with no other thought than to make music. If this amplifier doesn’t transform you in the first 30 seconds, nothing will.”
 
 
We believe the guitar amplifier is more than just an accessory for a nice guitar. It is an equal part of the guitar/amplifier playing experience – like a bow is to a violin. With Aether®, we raise the bar for amplifier personality, behavior and contribution to artistic expression on the part of the player. We intended for Aether® to be visually and functionally unique and nowhere is that more clearly expressed than in the separate preamp and power amp modules. The preamp starts with a warm and balanced jazz flavor that gradually develops into a thick harmonic wall of sustain and overdrive that is easliy reigned in with your guitars volume control. Once the power amp module is pushed to the onset of distortion, you'll discover a blend of preamp and power amp distortion behavior unlike any amp you've ever played before.
 
The tone controls are completely different than anything you’ll find on a vintage boutique style reproduction. We use active tube equalization to enhance the natural characteristics of the tone-woods and hardware of the instrument. So whether you are playing clean with a hollow or semi-hollow guitar or slamming it with a solid-body, you feel a level of interplay between the amp and instrument not likely to be found on any other amp, new or old.
 

The preamp and power amplifier sections are housed in separate chassis. This helps keep hum and noise to almost imperceptible levels, reduces power tube vibration which will extend tube life, and minimizes certain frequency cancellations that can impact tone and sustain. It is wonderful to look at, connect and operate, and remarkably convenient to transport do to the thoughtful weight distribution of the power amp and cabinet system.

No amplifier is complete without a speaker and Fryette is one of the few amplifier companies who truly understands speaker design and the importance of integrating speaker behavior into the sonic performance of the amplifier. After almost two years in the making, Steven Fryette, working closely with the design and engineering team at Fane Acoustics, UK, have developed a speaker uniquely capable of expressing the full tonal palette of the Aether® amplifier. The result is the Fane/Fryette A60S, a remarkably expressive and rich sounding Alnico speaker with matching cream chassis and bell cover. 

This is a point to point hand-wired amplifier designed to minimize component lead-lengths and wire usage. Naturally, we utilize high-quality, high-reliability components and construction materials to increase the quality and reliability of the overall design. Like all Fryette amplifiers, the output stage incorporates custom designed, precision-wound power and output transformers for maximum fidelity and reliability.

DEPOSIT FOR AN AETHER®:  The 2017 production run is now available for order. The M.A.P. price for the Aether® is $4499.00. A $250 deposit plus shipping fee (plus tax if applicable) ensures your order. The remaining balance of $4249.00 will be due when your unit is ready to ship. Your Fryette Aether® will ship within two-weeks of your deposit order.   To review our full payment policy, see our Terms & Conditions page.

Product Videos

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Specifications

Preamp module:

Input
Volume
Treble
Bass
Reverb
Speed
Intensity
Bright Switch
Tremolo Switch

Tung-Sol 12AX7 X 1, Gain stage 1 & 2
Shuguang 12AX7 X 1, Tremolo Oscillator
Sovtek 12AX7WA X 1, Reverb Recovery, Reverb Mixer and Gain Stage 3
Shuguang 12AT7 X 1, Reverb Driver

Power amp module:

Tung-Sol 6L6 X 2, A conservatively rated 25W cathode biased configuration.
EH 6SN7 X 1, A big plate dual triode phase inverter.
Sovtek 5Y3 X 2, Two rectifier tubes in complementary operation to maintain a nice “give” without mush and enhances long term reliability.
Ambience Switch. Selects high or low negative feedback. Affects feel and reaction speed, speaker resonance, etc.
Speaker outputs: 8 and 16 ohms. Can be internally rewired for 4 ohms.

Special Design Fane/Fryette A60S, 60W Alnico. A great complement sonically and visually.

Genuine Accutronics Three-spring reverb.

Cabinet: Baltic Birch

Dimensions: 24-1/2W X 18-1/2H X 9D
Weight: 45 pounds