BELLARI - VP130 TUBE PHONO PREAMP
Category: Analog Gear, Phono Preamps, MM & HO MC Only, Audiophile Gifts Under $500, Top-Rated Phono Preamps.
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Bellari VP130: A Cool, Great-Sounding, Affordable Tube Phono Preamp
Highly Recommended by the Three Top HiFi Magazines
The perfect match of price and performance! Get the magical warmth of tubes for a song! The new Bellari VP-130 MM Tube Phono Preamp sounds as good as it looks and it looks gorgeous in its fire engine red powder coat finish. This compact and affordable tube phono stage is recommended for all MM phono cartridges (from about 2.5mV to 5mV output). Looks are deceiving in the sense that this little phono stage has a jam-packed circuit board inside and uses a single 12AX7 tube in the output stage for that luscious midrange only tubes can provide. It’s also very quiet; the signal to noise ratio is 80dB! The Bellari VP-130 also has a few added features that everyone will appreciate: a ¼” headphone jack on the back panel, a mute switch, a 20Hz (infrasonic) rumble filter, and separate output volume controls for the mains and headphones! This is a killer deal!
"The versatile Bellari looks great and it sounded as good as it looks. It was quiet and golden-sweet and liquid in the midrange, as you’d expect from a 12AX7-based phono preamp. I wasn’t expecting its top end to be so nicely extended, fast, and clean, or its bass to be so snappy, articulate, and extended. Every type of music I played through the surprising little Bellari sounded full-bodied and rich, yet detailed and crisply rendered. The Bellari gets my highest recommendation, and is the budget phono preamp I will now recommend for every genre of music…get a Bellari and a budget turntable, and I promise that your CDs will start to gather dust!”
“The Bargain of a Lifetime Tube Phono Stage. For (this price), the Bellari Tube Phonostage offers warm musical sound and may be just what the doctor ordered for those who want to get into analog without loading up the credit card.”
“I was surprised by how attractive and well balanced it sounded: smooth and warm, yet open and crisply detailed. The Bellari seemed to create a sound that was rich, natural and appealing. Surface noise was low, and the music emerged from a crisp, clean, quiet background. It was an excellent sound by almost any standards; one I was very happy to listen to. An excellent performer at a very reasonable price!”
All Bellari products are manufactured in the USA
Input Connectors: RCA
Output Connectors: RCA & 1/4'' TRS Stereo
Output tubes: 12AX7 (single)
Input Sensitivity: 30 dB gain @ 1kHz, 47k W Input Z
Input Impedance: 50k Ohms
Output Impedance: 8 Ohms Headphone, 100 Ohms RCA
Max Output Level: >10dB @ 1kHz at.1% dist.
Equalization: RIAA +/- 1.5 dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
Rumble Filter: 20Hz
THD: .02% @ 1KHz
S/N Ratio: >80 dB unweighted
PWR: 12 - 18 VDC
Size: 6" W x 2.5" H x 5.4" D - Weight: 1 lb (2Lbs shipped)
Indicator: 1 Power LED
Bellari VP130 Manual (PDF, 150 KB)
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