The Bellari goes Green!
The Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Stage now has a switch-mode energy saving power supply. The superiority of switch-mode power supplies is well documented. Sure...they don't look like much...but they offer a cleaner lower-noise form of power over traditional wall-wart power supplies and that makes the VP130 sound slightly better than the VP129. The power supply itself goes into a trickle-mode when not in use thus drawing much lower current from the power grid. So, you save money when you're not using it and it sounds better when you do!
The VP130 is designed to amplify an RIAA equalized phono signal to a Hi-Fi level signal, and is intended for magnetic pickups. Since the unit utilizes tube circuitry, the resulting output signal is more warm and musical than solid state preamplifiers.
This is the best sounding phonostage under $275.00 we have ever heard! Take one for a spin today and find out for yourself.
Music Hall is proud to announce the exclusive audio distribution for the Bellari VP130 Phono Preamp. The VP130 is a tube phono preamp for use with moving-magnet and high output moving coil cartridges with a built in headphone amplifier. It features separate volume controls for headphone and main outputs eliminating the need for a preamp if so desired.
The Bellari VP130 utilizes tube circuitry for the best sound, the resulting output signal is warmer and more musical than solid state preamplifiers. The real kicker aside from the price and stellar sound is that it's manufactured in the U.S.
All tube circuitry
Switchable rumble filter
Headphone and main outputs with variable level control for both
1/4" Headphone jacks
I/O Connectors: RCA, 1/4" TRS Stereo
Input Sensitivity: 30dB gain @ 1kHz, 47kohms Input Z
Input Impedance: 50k ohms
Output Impedance: 8 ohms Headphone, 100 ohms RCA
Max Output Level: Greater Than 10dB @ 1kHz @ .1% dist.
Equalization: RIAA +/- 1.5dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
Rumble Filter: 20Hz
THD: .02% @1kHz
S/N Ratio: Greater Than 80dB unweighted
PWR: 15 DC - 700mA
Size: 6"W x 2.5"H x 5.4"D
Indicator: 1 Power LED
"The Bellari seemed to create a sound that was rich natural and appealing. Surface noise was low, and the music emerged from a crisp quiet background. It was an excellent sound by almost any standards; one I was very happy to listen to. The bane of cheap vinyl reproduction is excessive brightness/harshness. The Bellari sounded focused and articulate, but rich and warm too - with an attractively full bass and sweet open mid-band." - Jimmy Hughes, Hi-Fi+ Issue 37
"This one-tube wonder packs a moving magnet phono preamp and a headphone amplifier into a single chasis... With its curved, bright red case and top-mounted tube, the versatile VP129 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. The Bellari VP129 gets my highest recommendation..." - Michael Fremer, February 2006 Vol.29 No.2 Stereophile Magazine. Click Here to read the entire review!