Designed with flexibility in mind, Aretha MKII is a classic tone control, 6SL7 based tube preamplifier housed in a custom wood chassis.
The volume control is a precision machined 59 step attenuator, -60dB to 0dB, the balance control is a genuine Alpine ALPS Blue Velvet precision potentiometer.

Various customizations are available, such as a TAPE/SOURCE switch, a loudness switch and an infrared remote volume control.
NOTE: The remote volume option is not available with the stepped attenuator!
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 is not available with the remote volume control!

Please see the price listing for all the available options below, just simply add the option/s you'd like for yor Aretha.

What you get with the standard Aretha MKII:

4 input selection 
2 identical outputs
Treble & Bass tone controls
59 Step volume control
59 Step Balance control
Factory new 6SL7 triodes or NOS 6SL7, depending
on availability of new tubes

If you want any special customizations, please contact us with your requets.

If you are also looking for a phono preamp, please check out our model Janis MKII, MC or MM high end tube phone preamp, click here.

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 MKII preamp comes with your choice of chassis wood and plate colors plus any of the options listed below.
The power switch can be either an LED pushbutton switch, as shown in the photo, or an LED toggle switch.

Aretha MKII is built to order and will take around 6-8 weeks to complete and ship.

Aretha MKII

+ Tape/Source switch
+ $65.00
+ remote volume using ALPINE ALPS potentiometer
+ $135.00
+ loudness switch
+ $65.00
+ stereo/mono switch
+ $45.00
+ tone defeat switch
+ $65.00
Optional remote volume control using an ALPS potentiometer
Aretha Options
NOTE: Loudness will not work with the remote volume option, so this combination is not available!
We now accept all major Credit Cards. Please contact us directly if you wish to use your CC so that we can get the details from you to process the payment, thank you.
If you wish to return the unit, a 15% restocking fee will apply and the shipping cost for this will be on your account. The time limit is 1 month  from date of shipping for returns. For more details, please see our terms and conditions.
59 step precision CNC machined attenuator