The vp130 is a tube phono preamp with a built in headphone amplifier for use with moving magnet and high output moving coil cartridges. The vp130 is designed to amplify an RIAA equalized phono signal to a hi level signal. Since the unit utilizes tube circuitry the resulting output signal is more warm and musical than solid state preamplifiers. The real kicker aside from the price and stellar sound is that it's manufactured in the US.
"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 focussed and articulate, but rich and warm too - with an attractively full bass and sweet open mid-band." --
-Jimmy Hughes, Hi-Fi + Issue 37
- RIAA equalization
- all tube circuitry
- switchable Rumble Filter
- mute switch
- headphone output w/variable level control
- steel chassis
- input sensitivity: 30 dB gain
- 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
- indicator: 1 power LED
The VP130 is intended for use with Moving Magnet cartridges, not Moving Coil. While a Moving Coil cartridge will work, you will be required to turn up the volume of the unit as well as your receiver/ amplifier causing an increase in noise.
w6 x h2.5 x d5.4 in.
3 lbs. pkg.