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 also a precision machined 59 stepped potentiometer.
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.
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
NOTE: The remote volume option is not available with the stepped attenuator!
If you want any special customizations, please contact us with your requets.
An optional MM phono preamp is also available, using Gold Lion E88CC/6922 tubes.
Every Aretha MKII 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 an LED toggle switch.
Aretha MKII is built to order and will take around 6-8 weeks to complete and ship.