Belles LA-01 MK II Preamplifier

New for 2014 the MK II version of Belles LA-01 line stage preamplifier features state of the art performance and musicality. The LA-01 achieves its ultimate in musical performance by keeping the signal path as simple and direct as possible. In order to accomplish this, it uses a totally minimalist design approach. This preamplifier is strictly a dedicated stereo pre-amplifier of the highest calibre.Those listeners wishing to immerse themselves inside the envelope of 'pure musical connection'. The MK II LA-01 delivers with aplomb.

The LA-01 MK II features a ultra low noise high quality separate power supply, housed in an dedicated enclosure that is perfectly matched to the preamplifier structure. The power supply is balanced designed with six stages of decoupling and filtration to totally isolate it from the incoming mains power line, making it seem like a battery powered unit. The areospace materials used in the LA-01 aids in providing a rigid structure to eliminate mechanical feedback vibrations. For, example the top and button covers are constructed from 6mm thick aluminium. The side and rear panels are 9mm, the front panel is constructed from 16mm aluminium. Both enclosures are decoupled from its mounting surface with Black Ravioli O.E. feet as standard.

The LA-01 has four unbalanced stereo line inputs and two main stereo unbalanced outputs. The line stage features an ultra low distortion high input impedance direct-coupled amplifier with zero output impedance. The output stage features power mosfets which can drive vitrually an power amplifier to produce incredible dynamics, and realism. Yet portray musicians with a delicacy and naturalness whilst delivering the interplay, textural rendering and spatiality that only some of the very best units can provide.

The Belles LA-01 preamplifier reproduces every detail of the music with clarity openness and a sweetness that has not been heard in this guise and price point before.

LA-01 MK I / MB-80 review Ultra audio April 2008

Hifi Plus LA-01 review January 2011

Customer Review VT-01/LA-01

Customer Review VT-01/LA-01

The LA-01 stereo pre-amplifier features include:

  • Four line inputs, 2 stereo outputs
  • Freq Response .0.2 Hz to 200KHz +/- 3 dB
  • Input Imped................................100K ohms
  • Distortion...........................less than .001%
  • Output.............................less than .1 ohms
  • Crosstalk......immeasurable between inputs
  • Shipping Weight.........................11 Kg each
  • Size.................432mm x 88.9mm x 330mm
  • Retail Price 7995.00