$1,825.00 +
Designed with flexibility in mind, Aretha MKII XLR is a classic tone control, 6SL7 based tube preamplifier with true balanced in and outputs, housed in a custom wood chassis.
The preamp and power supply circuits are identical to our RCA version Aretha MKII.
 
 
Various customizations are available, such as a TAPE/SOURCE switch, a loudness switch and an infrared remote volume control. Please note: The loudness function is not available with the 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 see the price listing for all the available options below, just simply add the option/s you'd like for yor Aretha MKII XLR.
 
What you get with the standard Aretha MKII XLR:
 
4 input selection 
2 identical outputs
Treble & Bass tone controls
59 Step volume control
59 Step balance control
Factory new 6SL7 triodes
 
NOTE: The remote volume option is not available with the stepped attenuator!
 
We can build your Aretha XLR with a combination of XLR and RCA in and outputs, for example, XLR outputs and RCA inputs etc..
 
If you want any special customizations, please contact us with your requets.
 
A phono preamp IS NOT available with the XLR version.
Our high end model Callisto MM/MC phono preamp will match up perfectly with Aretha XLR
 
 
Every Aretha MKII XLR preamp comes with your choice of chassis wood and plate colors plus any of the options listed below, please inquire about wood for the chassis and plate colors.
The power switch can be either a LED pushbutton switch, as shown in the photo, or a LED toggle switch.
 
Aretha MKII XLR is built to order and will take around 6-8 weeks to complete and ship.
 
 
 

Aretha MKII XLR


Aretha MKII XLR
 Standard
 $1,825.00
+ Tape/Source switch
+ $65.00
+ remote volume using ALPINE ALPS potentiometer
+ $135.00
+ loudness switch
+ $65.00
+ tone defeat switch
+ $65.00
Optional remote volume control using an ALPS potentiometer
Aretha MKII XLR Options
NOTE: Loudness will not work with the remote volume option, so this combination is not available!
59 step precision CNC machined attenuator used for both volume and balance controls
Balanced Elegance