Bellari vp130 mk2 Tube Phono Preamp

Bellari vp130 mk2


All new and ready to set more records!


The vp130 mk2 is a tube phono preamp with a built in headphone amplifier for use with moving magnet and high output moving coil cartridges.

The vp130 mk2 vividly and naturally recreates recordings and has a uncanny ability to complement any turntable. The Bellari vp130 mk2 further defines its position as the price-to-performance world-beater, do-everything-well, high fidelity phono preamplifier. You need vacuum tubes in your life, and the 12AX7 tube in the VP130 mk2 is the perfect audio upgrade to your system.

“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!” 
– Michael Fremer, Stereophile

“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.”
– The Absolute Sound

“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!”
Jimmy Hughes, HiFi

feature list

  • RIAA equalization
  • all tube circuitry
  • switchable rumble order online filter
  • mute switch
  • headphone output w/variable level control
  • steel chassis

technical 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
indicator: >1 power LED

product specifications

  • Cartridge Compatibility: Moving Magnet or High output Moving Coil
  • Gain: 38.9 dB gain @ 1kHz with 12AX7 Tube
  • Input Impedance: 47k ohms
  • Output Impedance: 8-200 ohms Headphone, 100 ohms RCA
  • Equalization: RIAA /- .9 dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
  • THD: .05% @ 1KHz
  • S/N Ratio: 103 dB, unweighted
  • Crosstalk: -75 dB
  • Size: 6″w x 2.5″h x 5.4″d
  • Weight: 2 lbs.