Designed with flexibility in mind, Aretha MKII 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 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 WILL NOT work with the remote volume control!
Please contact us if you want any of the above options
for your Aretha MKII, as the price will change depending on the options chosen.
What you get with the standard Aretha MKII:
4 input selection
2 identical outputs
Treble & Bass tone controls
59 Step volume control
Alpine ALPS Balance control
Factory new 6SL7 triodes
If you want any special customizations, please contact us with your requets.
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.
Aretha MKII is built to order and will take around 6-7 weeks to complete and ship.