Rolls Bellari PA550 Phono Preamplifier, 3-Channel

Get clear sound with plenty of gain and headroom on tap. The Rolls Bellari PA550 phono preamp gives you clean, low-noise performance at a reasonable price.
The Rolls Bellari PA550 3-Channel Preamplifier is a sleeper. Its smaller compact design may lead you to believe that it is just another pre -- but, it is a monster, it has so much gain potential that it will drive any amplifier made with ease, and not even break a sweat.

The amount of headroom available in the PA550 can only be rivaled by pres that cost enough to drain anyone's bank account.

The PA550 tone is full-bodied, letting you know right away that all frequencies are covered and nothing is masked. It never gives you the impression that it is making the treble too shimmery, or that the bass response has been overly fluffed up.

This is an all-American, bold, straight-forward approach to reproducing your music.

The phono input has a lot of surprising overtones that will truly bring your vinyl to the next level, designed to be used with Moving Magnet or High output Moving Coil carts. The most surprising feature of the 550 is when you plug your phone into it (yes, phones have over-compressed formats that don't ever qualify to be called high-end or audiophile, but sometimes you just need the convenience of plugging your phone in and streaming something!) This is truly where the 550 makes its living. The improvement of substandard formats is what the 550 will be known for. Plug your phone into the 1/8" on the front panel, adjust the tone controls, and away you go.

Yes, tone controls, the purist's worst nightmare -- the audiophile's reason for not read more even acknowledging a piece of equipment. The reality is that when reproducing some music you need to boost the treble a bit or pump up the bass. Sure, you could sell your current speakers and buy some that cost a lot more OR you could just adjust the controls to your liking, and bring your listening experience to a higher level.
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- Gain: Line 16.4 dB gain @ 1kHz Phono 56.6 dB gain @ 1kHz
- Input Impedance: 22k line and 47k Phono
- Output Impedance: 8 to 600 ohms Headphone,47 ohms RCA
- Frequency Response: 3Hz to 36kHz
- Equalization: RIAA +/- 1 dB, 14Hz to 23kHz
- THD: .005% @ 1KHz
- S/N Ratio: >94 dB unweighted
- Size: 5.5"w x 3.5"d x 1.25"h
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RLL PA550
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 801-263-9053
(1 ratings)
Submitted February 1, 2020 by James P in Haltom City, TX
"Just what the doctor ordered"
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
This is a very nice phono/headphone preamp. Quiet even with headphones on. 3 inputs are great for my phone and future tape deck. The bass and treble really do work very well and straight up it is neutral, uncolored. I have a Sansui FR-D3 turntable with a Goldring Elan cartridge, nothing fancy, and a Eris e8 powered studio monitor and that's it. With the tone controls of the pa550 and the e8's shaping controls I'm able to dial in a good sounding record recording, without a separate eq box, more connections and more money. So with the pa 550 I have it all. My akg k701's, 32ohm's, sounds great. Now for 130 bucks don't expect a 500 dollar tube preamp or the like, but for a 130 bucks this is very respectable preamp on a budget
Musical Background:
Vinyl spinning
Musical Style:
50's 60's pop. Orchestrated music.
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