Belles Aria Pre Amplifier

Belles Aria Pre Amplifier

Simplicity. It has been a cornerstone of David Belles audio design philosophy for nearly 40 years. Over that span of time each successive generation of Belles amplifier or preamplifier has surpassed the last. And yet all have embodied the same mantra of simplicity. Form is driven by function. A straight line is the shortest circuit path. If it's better, yet costs less, build it.

The Aria preamplifier delivers a pure analog experience in one understated yet elegant enclosure. All the functional components necessary to its superlative performance: phono, line and headphone stages, are in straight-line proximity to one another. Part of a natural evolution of the Aria family, this preamplifier shares its topology with the critically acclaimed Aria Integrated Amplifier. The base chassis and preamplifier circuitry are the same. It's the perfect companion to the new Belles Aria Monoblock Power Amplifier.

The design is truly state of the art. Belles products are well known for their use of carefully selected, highgrade components. This applies to every stage of the signal path, as well as mechanical hardware. Phono, headphone and preamplifier stages all use Burr-Brown amplifiers which are known in pro circles for their ultra-low distortion characteristics. The integrated moving magnet phono stage is a revelation. In fact it's so good you won't even consider an outboard phono preamp.

Notably, David Belles started his audio company several years prior to the availability of CD's and other digital audio material. Throughout his career he has evaluated his designs by listening. He knows analog! The technical embodiments of this preamplifier are simply a means to an end. As with all Belles products, the objective is to create a musical delivery system which is as faithful as possible to the source. Of course, pretty much all audio companies make this claim. We invite you to visit a Belles dealer. Bring some of your favorite recordings and run the Aria Preamplifier through its paces. You'll discover a truly superlative audio experience doesn't have to come at a high price.

Specifications Pre Amplifier Section

  • Inputs 3 pairs of rca's, 1 phono, 1 bypass plus 1 monitor pair rca
  • Outputs 1 pair of rac pre-ampilifier
  • Frequency response 1.5Hz - 250KHz
  • Distortion IM and THD less than 0.001%
  • Noise greater than 100dB
  • Weight 7kg's
  • Size 420mm W x 79mm x H 356mm D
  • Warranty 5 years

Moving Magnet Phono Section

  • Frequency Response: ....... 20 to 20Khz +/-0.05 dB
  • Gain: ............................. 33 dB at 1kHz
  • Noise: .............................. over 80 dB
  • Distortion: ................... less than 0.0001%

Headphone Section

  • Power: ................600 milliwatts @ 30 ohms peak.
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