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Testimonials


Product: Expression

"I found the Expression to be an excellent performer. It lives up to its name: the sound character is expressive, not exactly 'forward' in its manner, but for sure lively. It reminded me sonically of a fully decked-out Foreplay III - very open and transparent, unbridled. I think this is a flattering comparison, since the Foreplay has garnered wide acclaim."

Product: Phono Stage

"This brings us to the Phono Stage. What a sweet little honey of a preamp this is. It could be that my expectations for it weren't that high going in; as with the Audio Exklusiv phono, the Aric doesn't look like much more than a little black box, well, in this case a box with a tube protruding from it. But it really blew me away - and definitely surpassed what I expected, by a mile! This unit had real character. It was respectably quiet, at the same time as being really dynamic and lively. This unit handled everything I could throw at it, delivering the music with precision and speed."

Product: Expression

"Hard work does pay off. I've thoroughly enjoyed my expression so far being connected to my Marchand x over and my Adcom gfa 5400s that i have completely rebuilt with Mundorf caps and modified to 100% class A. They only put out 50 wpc now but sound amazingly better than stock. The stock tubes sound very good. With this particular setup I found NOS Mullard At's sound best with my budgie phono preamp running NOS Sovtecs. My HTPC running to a Schiit Bifrost Dac sound best when running rca black plate au7s. And the gains match closer. Your preamp sounds spooky good. Im looking for ghost in my living room! My buddy who runs high end McIntosh came over and I covered up the pre so he couldn't see it and told him I wanted him to listen to my new Audio research pre. I run infinity cs 3009s so no fancy speakers, and he immediately wanted to sell his McIntosh and buy an audio research. When I unveiled your preamp he was pissed. When I told him the cost I had to talk him off the ledge! Needless to say his mac is for sale and your probably going to get an order for at least a pre. He's waiting for my power amp before he orders. Great work dude. I'm happy for your success and recognition!"

Product: Unlimited

"Your Aric Audio preamp is excellent. I am an audionut, not an audiophile. My gear has been slowly collected over time and the synergy of it is very good. The Mcintosh speakers need a lot so I have 2400 watts going to each. I have a lot of upgrades on my wonderful turntable, and it plays through the Aric Audio preamp. The sound is so still and life like it shocks."

Product: KT 88 Amp

"The amp sounds great. I actually moved it and my sitting position around. I'm now an extra 2 feet from my speakers. The result is nothing short of amazing in terms of bass response. I can move my body while still sitting on the couch and get a completely different sound. I have all the bass I could ask for now and it's basically from my sitting position I think. Either way, it sounds great!!"

Product: Custom MM Phono Preamp

"5 star

Purchased a custom MM Phono Preamp from Aric, and am stunned at the build quality of the unit, and the incredible range of harmonics which I was never able to get before out of my vinyl. 10/10 would buy again, thank you Aric!"

Product: Unlimited & KT88 Amp

"I was able to listen more this weekend. Right now I have the 12AU7s in the power amp. With the pre amp at about 2/3 gain and the power amp to full gain I need very little 'volume'. The sound is full and rich with plenty of volume and no noise or hum.
Just to let you know that everything sounds fantastic and we are enjoying things immensely."

Product: Unlimited

"Hi Aric, It's me Mohsen. Here's my feedback regarding the Unlimited preamp I just purchased from a friend. You can post it in the Testimonials section if you like: I've been playing the Unlimited preamp since I received it last week and I love the rich, warm and spacious sound that it makes with my pair of McIntosh MC2200 amplifiers. The adjustable gain is particularly useful and a rare treat when I switch to my other amplifier which has a much lower input sensitivity. An excellent preamp at a great price. Nice job."

Product: Expression

"The build, and the attention to detail are simply above and beyond.

I purchased the unit only after talking to Aric Kimball, the designer. His philosophy was right in line with mine.
Ultra short signal paths, parts quality expenditure where it counts, and low noise.

The unit is REMARKABLY quiet. Quieter than some 4 figure preamps I have had in house.

Product: Unlimited (his 2nd purchase)


I just received mine a week ago.

I am FLOORED....the harmonic richness in the mids and the delicacy of the highs is a joke...I cant believe what I paid.

I asked for 12AX7s...and remote...a full on metal remote that smokes others I have had here with $5000 units.

I took a long time to settle on a color..I originally was set on cream for some reason, then thought about silver, but ended up with cobalt blue with silver knobs. I will post pics later.

I did sub the Sovtek rectifier with a Tung Sol, and the Sovtek 12AX7s for J& Js and it added a good 15% in delicacy.
I have a bangin' Phillips 5R4GY rectifier waiting in the wings..

Extremely pleased......"