Belles Aria, New Sealed, In Black or Silver These are always in a wait-list situation. $100 deposit gets you on the list. Typical wait these days is down to only 2 to 3 weeks!
take on this amplifier is very positive. There is a built in MM phono stage that is very good indeed.
The build quality is excellent, warranty is 5 years, and it is made in
the USA. --Gene Rubin
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.
Consistent with this long-standing tenet, Belles has moved to the next logical level. Introducing the Aria Integrated
The Aria integrated amplifier delivers a pure analog experience in one understated yet elegant enclosure. All the
functional components necessary to its superlative performance: phono, line, headphone and power stages, are in
straight-line proximity to one another. The one enclosure housing all these functions shortens the signal path and
eliminates the need for a separate chassis and interconnect cables.
The design is truly state of the art. Phono, headphone and preamplifier stages all use Burr-Brown amplifiers which are
in pro circles for their ultra-low distortion characteristics. The
power amplifier effortlessly outputs 75 watts per side into 8 ohms and
is a discrete, fully complimentary configuration utilizing MOSFET
transistor output stages.
The technical embodiments of the amplifier 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 amp
through its paces. You’ll discover a truly superlative audio experience doesn’t have to come at a high price.
Aria owners have been writing to to say just how pleased they are with this amplifier. Some comments we’ve received:
It's really good at picking up the resonance of overtones coming from a really good piano.” ...... “I think it's remarkably
good with vocals...” ..... “Overall I think it's a pretty amazing instrument”
Hi-Fi Choice conferred “Recommended” status on the Aria Integrated Amplifier. Reviewer Chris Ward wrote
“Most importantly, sound quality is luscious and sweet and the claimed 75W per channel power output has rarely sounded more
involving and muscular. This isn’t an amp that demands to be listened to (as some can). It simply invites you to listen and
a few hours later you realize a whole afternoon has sailed by. If you love the smooth, liquid delivery of tube amps but wish
they had more grunt, listen to the Aria.
Buy with confidence from one of the USA's longest existing, most knowledgeable audio dealers:
Gene Rubin Audio
Established way back in 1979!
ahead and google Gene Rubin Audio, read the forums, read the reviews,
read my ebay feedback, you are dealing with the best customer service in
the audio business
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