Klemt Echolette M40 "Gold Cage", 1959, made in Germany




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Echolette was German manufacturer of electronic amplifiers and effects units. The company was founded in the 1930s by Arthur Klemt. The business was sold to the Dynacord company in the 1980s.
The original amplifier had so called DIN plugs (1958) as inputs, after 1960 they changed to jacks. The Beatles used this amp, rated at only 40W. Maybe they brought it with them when playing in Germany on the Reeperbahn?
Sounds much like an old Fender, just not as sought after. According to some it was based on the same reference amplifier (found in a tube manufacturers handbook) as a Fender that was sold 2 years later.
The M40 uses 2 x EZ81 (eq 6CA4) rectifier tubes, 5 x ECC83 (eq 12AX7) tubes in the preamp section and 4 x EL84 (6BQ5) tubes for amplification.
Specs: Output 40W (Sinus 32W) Speaker output (selectable) 100v (310 ohm), 6 ohm, 15 ohm input sensitivity 5mV - 0.5V
Was often accompanied by a tape echo called Echolette NG51-S.

Country:  Germany
Manufacturer / Brand:  Echolette (Marke / brand); München
Brand  
Klemt-Echolette
Year: 1959 ?? Category: Audio Amplifier or -mixer
Reception principle Audio-Amplification
Wave bands - without
Details
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 110; 130; 150; 220; 240; 250 Volt
Loudspeaker - This model requires external speaker(s).
Power out 32 W (unknown quality)
Model: Echolette M40 - Echolette Marke / brand;
Material Metal case
Shape Tablemodel, with any shape - general.
Dimensions (WHD) 330 x 140 x 235 mm / 13 x 5.5 x 9.3 inch
Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 10.5 kg / 23 lb 2 oz (23.128 lb)