Designed with flexibility in mind, Aretha is a classic tone control, 6SL7 based tube preamplifier housed in a custom wood chassis.
As an option, a separate MM 6922/6DJ8/6N23P-EV phono preamp is available, built into the same chassis.
The volume & balance controls are genuine Alpine ALPS Blue Velvet precision potentiometers.
As an option, a 59 step volume attenuator, made up with 1% SMT metal film resistors with a range of -60dB to 0dB, is available.
Various customizations are available, such as a TAPE/SOURCE switch, a loudness switch and an infrared remote volume control.
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 note: The loudness function WILL NOT work with the remote volume control!
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
2 identical outputs
Treble & Bass tone controls
Alpine ALPS Volume & balance controls
Factory new Tung Sol 6SL7 triodes
If you want any special customizations, please contact us with your requets.
Aretha is built to order.
Click here for a YouTube review of our model Aretha. This Aretha is an earlier version with a slightly different top plate layout, but the circuits are still as used today!
A note about the tone defeat switch. Due to the nature and construction of toggle switches, there will be a slight 'pop' when switching. This 'pop' is very low and should not cause any issues.
Every Aretha preamp comes with your choice of chassis wood and plate colors plus any of the options listed below.
Aretha is built to order and will take around 4-6 weeks to complete and ship.