Designed with flexibility in mind, Aretha is a classic tone control, 6SL7 based tube preamplifier with a separate 6922/6DJ8 phono preamp, all housed in the same custom hand made wood chassis.
Various customizations are available, such as no phono preamp, no TAPE/SOURCE switch, a loudness switch and an infrared remote volume control.
Please note: The loudness function WILL NOT work when a remote volume control is chosen!
We can also offer a tone control DEFEAT switch, which takes the tone controls completely out of the circuit. This is for those listening sessions where you prefer to have a 'classic' line preamp.
Please contact us if you want any of the above options
for your Aretha, as the price will change depending on the options chosen.
What you get with the standard Aretha:
4 input selection plus TAPE/SPOURCE
Trebble & Bass tone controls
Volume & balance controls
Separate MM phono preamp in the same chassis
Factory new Tung Sol 6SL7 triodes
Factory new 6922 triodes for the phono preamp
If you want any special customizations, please contact us with your requets.
natural Tiger Maple chassis
Aretha tone control preamp with phono preamp and a choice of standard wood chassis' & plate colors
$1,555.00, plus $65.00 shipping to lower 48
Aretha tone control preamp with NO phono preamp, choice of standard wood chassis' and plate colors
$1,455.00, plus $65.00 shipping to lower 48
ALPS Remote Volume Control.
Please note, the loudness function will NOT work with this option, as the ALPS potentiometer used, do not come with the loudness tap!
Add to preamp price: $125.00
Tube options for the phono preamp:
A pair of matched NOS 6DJ8's or the excellent Russian made 6N23P's.
Please contact us for pricing.
Tube option for Aretha:
A quad of matched Shuguang Treasure 6SL7-T instead of the Tung Sol 6SL7's.
The Treasure 6SL7-T's have been burned in for a minimum of 20hrs.
Add to preamp price: $200.00