BELLARI VP530 USB PHONO PREAMPLIFIER
The Bellari VP-530 phono preamp is the USB version of the amazing Bellari VP129 phono preamp. The USB output makes it easy to record your record collection to your computer and enjoy your irreplaceable LPs with your music server, iPod, portable player. The Bellari VP530 also uses a new switching power supply that accommodates 100 - 240 VAC and consumes less electricity. The Bellari VP530 phono preamp employs a sophisticated Burr-Brown PCM2901EG (16 bit 44.1khz) chip in a smartly designed Bellari circuit. This gives a digital datastream that is output through a USB. Through the use of audio editing and recording software you can record this datastream directly to your computer. Audio recording software is included with the Bellari VP530. As alternative, go to www.audacity.sourceforge.net for free recording software.
The Bellari phono preamp stands alone when compared to other tube preamps up to twice its price point. Also since it's designed for professional use, it is solidly built to withstand the rigors of the trade. Designed to RIAA equalize and amplify the small signal generated by a magnetic phono cartridge to a hi-fi line level signal, the Bellari VP130 is intended for use with moving magnet and high output moving coil phono cartridges only. The resulting output signal while not flawless is rich, full-bodied and musically gratifying. It also features all tube circuitry, switchable rumble filter, mute switch and steel chassis. About 50 hours of use are required to bring out its true high performance.
Bellari VP530 Phono Preamp Specifications
- I/O connectors: RCA, 1/4" TRS stereo, mini USB
- Input sensitivity: 30dB gain @ 1kHz, 47k
- Input impedance: 50k ohm
- Output impedance: 8 ohms headphone, 100 ohms RCA
- Max output level: >10dB @ 1kHz @ 0.1% dist.
- Equalization RIAA: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 1.5dB
- Rumble filter: 20Hz
- THD: 0.02% @ 1KHz
- S/N ratio: >80dB unweighted
- Power: 15 VDC, 100 - 240 VAC power supply adaptor
- Dimensions: 6"w x 2.5"h x 5.4"d
- Weight: 2 lbs.
- Indicator: One-power LED
The Bellari phono preamp received one of the highest recommendation in Stereophile October 2008. This one-tube wonder manufactured by Rolls Corporation in the USA was placed in the same performance category as some of the highly-regarded and expensive phonostages: Audio-Research PH-5 ($2495), Ayre P-5xe ($2500), EAR 834P ($1595), Eastern Electric MiniMax ($1499), Chord Symphonic ($5500), Whest Audio whestTWO ($1895) and more.