**SOLD**: Bellari VP129 Tube Phono Preamp w/ extra tubes
Nov 24, 2008 at 11:14 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 7

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I have for sale the highly praised Bellari VP129 Tube Phono Preamp for MM cartridges only.

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[size=large]**SOLD** for $220 OBO plus shipping Paypal or MO to CONUS only.[/size]

Read the many online favorable reviews.

I have used it for 1.5 years, and I have found the Bellari VP129 to be transparent, smooth, musical and very non fatiguing especially with the very low noise Mullard ECC83 tube. The Mullard tube dramatically improves this decent entry level phone preamp by significantly lowering the noise floor, and improving the gain over the other tubes, while preserving the its basic good characteristics stated above, allowing one to get lost in the music.

It has a rumble filter switch, headphone jack, headphone volume control, and mute switch. The volume control allows for gain adjustment. The built- in decent headphone amp is also a unique plus.

With the following 12AX7/ECC83 Tubes

1) Stock Tube that came with the preamp 100 hours use
2) Groove Tube GT-12AX7-M 50 hours use
3) TUNG-SOL 12AX7/ECC803S with Gold Pins 30 hours use
4) Mullard ECC83 1968 2.03/2.10 200 hours use- My favorite

Also Included Herbie Audio Labs Tube Dampener and Baby Bootie Feet

Here's what I originally paid for everything:

Bellari VP129 Cost $250
Tubes Cost $200
Herbie Audio $26

Specifications:

• 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
• Size: W6 x H2.5 x D5.4 in.
• Weight: 1 lb.
• Indicator: 1 Power LED
 

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