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Snow White’s Coffin

phonosuper sk 4

This item was sold in 1956 for the first time, and it was a real inno­va­ti­on in a by huge radio­gra­mo­pho­nes domi­na­ted mar­ket. This was a new-style radio-pho­no-com­bi­na­ti­on,  Desi­gned by Hans Guge­lot and young Dieter Rams, who added the per­spex hood, which remin­ded Guge­lot of the fairy tale ‚Snow White’s Coffin‘.

We will not know, wether this was a dero­ga­ti­ve title given by Hans guge­lot, but this sty­li­stic design was a ground­brea­king inter­pre­ta­ti­on of design for the future.

Braun Phonosuper SK4 Snow White's Coffin

The model pho­no­super SK4/1 from 1957 is com­mon­ly known as Snow White’s Coff­in and has it’s place in the Muse­um of Modern Art in New York. It was not sole­ly desi­gned by Dieter Rams, also Hans Guge­lot and Wil­helm Wagen­feld par­ti­ci­pa­ted in the developement.

phonosuper sk 4

This item was sold in 1956 for the first time, and it was a real inno­va­ti­on in a mar­ket, domi­na­ted by huge radio­gra­mo­pho­nes. This was a new-style radio-pho­no-com­bi­na­ti­on,  Desi­gned by Hans Guge­lot and young Dieter Rams, who added the per­spex hood, which remin­ded Guge­lot of the fairy tale ‚Snow White’s Coff­in‘. We will not know, wether this was a dero­ga­ti­ve title given by Hans guge­lot, but this sty­li­sti­cal­ly design was a ground­brea­king inter­pre­ta­ti­on of design for the future.

Braun Phonosuper SK4 Snow White's Coffin

The model pho­no­super SK4/1 from 1957 is com­mon­ly known as Snow White’s Coff­in and has it’s place in the Muse­um of Modern Art in New York. It was not sole­ly desi­gned by Dieter Rams, also Hans Guge­lot and Wil­helm Wagen­feld par­ti­ci­pa­ted in the developement.

phonosuper sk 61

Some impro­ve­ments took place in 1962: The SK61 came with a ste­reo turn­ta­ble and a two chan­nel ampli­fier. The SK 6 and the SK61  were the first ste­reo sys­tems of this series. The radio recei­ver was still in mono, the first ste­reo FM broad­cast came in 1964. Here you could con­nect a second spea­k­er cabi­net and lis­ten to records in ste­reo for the first time in Braun history.

The spea­k­er cabi­net L1 was built in 1957 for the first time, and was a per­fect com­bi­na­ti­on with the Braun Ate­lier 1 radio. But the L1 spea­k­er cabi­net is also a per­fect fit to the SK series. Tech­ni­cal­ly they were not high­ly sophisti­ca­ted, a woo­fer and a high-fre­quen­cy loud­spea­k­er is built-in. Later the models L11 and L12 came with two high-fre­quen­cy speakers.

phonosuper sk 55

The SK 55 appeared in 1963 as the last model in this series and fea­tured some obvious chan­ges from its pre­de­ces­sors. The front gril­le in the cabi­net was divi­ded by a bar, making it more har­mo­nious, and the­re was a com­ple­te­ly rede­si­gned turn­ta­ble cal­led P2, which for the first time fea­tured an adjus­ta­ble tone­arm. The turn­ta­ble came with an ELAC KST107 ste­reo crys­tal car­tridge. Tech­ni­cal­ly, howe­ver, the SK 55 was a mono unit; alt­hough ano­ther loud­spea­k­er could be con­nec­ted, the power ampli­fier with 3 watts of power only deli­ver­ed a mono signal, in con­trast to the SK6 series. This Snow White’s coff­in was sold for DM 438 at the time.

Braun Phonosuper SK 55 Snow White's Coffin
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phonosuper sk 55

The SK 55 appeared in 1963 as the last model in this series and fea­tured some obvious chan­ges from its pre­de­ces­sors. The front gril­le in the cabi­net was divi­ded by a bar, making it more har­mo­nious, and the­re was a com­ple­te­ly rede­si­gned turn­ta­ble cal­led P2, which for the first time fea­tured an adjus­ta­ble tone­arm. The turn­ta­ble came with an ELAC KST107 ste­reo crys­tal car­tridge. Tech­ni­cal­ly, howe­ver, the SK 55 was a mono unit; alt­hough ano­ther loud­spea­k­er could be con­nec­ted, the power ampli­fier with 3 watts of power only deli­ver­ed a mono signal, in con­trast to the SK6 series. This Snow White’s coff­in was sold for DM 438 at the time.

Braun Phonosuper SK 55 Snow White's Coffin
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