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 cof­fin cost 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 cof­fin cost DM 438 at the time.

Braun Phonosuper SK 55 Snow White's Coffin
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