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FS - Musica Bella - Bellamax preamp
« on: December 20, 2013, 01:55:40 PM »
This is the Bella that pretty much started it all off.
Dynamics, soundstage, impactful bass, soulful mid range, airy highs.... it's a beautiful thing.

$950.00 + SH + Paypal.  Will add in a set of RCA Cleartops.

Key features of this unit:

* Full Metalized Poly Capacitor power supply
* Ultra Fast - Soft Recovery diodes by Fairchild
* ClarityCap MR coupling capacitors (2.2) uf 630v
* DACT stepped volume attenuator
* Grayhill source selector
* Musica Bella MB Series internal wiring housed in Carbon Infused covering to further reduce noise potential
* Silver RCA input and output jacks
* 4 sets RCA input / 2 sets RCA output
* Cryo treated Silver fuse holder - 1/4" x 1 1/4"
* Gold Audio Note knobs
* Solid 3/4" Bubinga chassis with Quilted Maple sides and top
* 12AU7 tubes

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Re: FS - Musica Bella - Bellamax preamp
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2013, 03:49:49 PM »
The day after the day after Christmas bump and price drop.

$900.00 + SH + PayPal

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Re: FS - Musica Bella - Bellamax preamp
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2013, 02:33:06 PM »
how old is the preamp?
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Re: FS - Musica Bella - Bellamax preamp
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2013, 03:31:54 AM »
I believe it was made in 2009 (see picture 3).  I picked it up in 2010.
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Re: FS - Musica Bella - Bellamax preamp
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2014, 03:53:50 PM »
Happy New Year bump and price drop. $850.00 + SH + PayPal
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Re: FS - Musica Bella - Bellamax preamp
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2014, 08:27:20 AM »
Just wanted to jump in and add a few details to this post. The power supply filter capacitors are made by AmpOhm and are their metalized polypropylene. Very nice capacitors.
With the Clarity MR coupling capacitirs, you can expect the highest level of inner detail retrieval,  fast-informative dynamics and excellent resolution and transparency.
This preamp was built in 2009 and sent to a dealer from which Mr Foy purchased it.
I too am available for any questions one might have about this preamp.

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Re: FS - Musica Bella - Bellamax preamp
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2014, 07:58:14 AM »
The day after the day after the most snow in 'Philly bump and price drop.

$800.00 + SH + PayPal
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Re: FS - Musica Bella - Bellamax preamp
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2014, 08:29:00 AM »
  If one is need of a preamp for $800 jump on this. IMO you would have to spend over $1500 to come close. This is KABOOM for the buck guys.


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Re: FS - Musica Bella - Bellamax preamp
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2014, 09:48:01 AM »
What are the dimensions of the Musica Bella Bellamax preamp?

Can 12AX7 or 12AT7 tubes be used in place of the 12AU7 tubes in this preamp?

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Re: FS - Musica Bella - Bellamax preamp
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2014, 10:23:23 AM »
Hey there sleepy
Ill let mike give you thensize but as far as tubes go, you can only use 12AU7 type tubes. Besides, you put a 12AX7 or 12AT7 in there and the gain would be through the roof. The AT7 has a gain factor of 70, the AX7 is 100. The 12AU7 is only 17.

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Re: FS - Musica Bella - Bellamax preamp
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2014, 03:45:56 AM »
Dean,

The rounded dimensions are

HWD in inches, weight is around 20 lbs.
5 X 17 X 15

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Re: FS - Musica Bella - Bellamax preamp
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2014, 09:24:30 PM »
Thanks Bill and Mike for the prompt responses.

I'm out of the running for the Bellamax preamp. The part of my rack where I would situate the Bellamax is too small for it.

Best of luck with the sale.

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Re: FS - Musica Bella - Bellamax preamp
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2014, 11:34:16 AM »
Bones got renewed for the 10th year, AND moves back to Monday night bump and price drop.

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Re: FS - Musica Bella - Bellamax preamp
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2014, 08:06:53 PM »
SOLD to a most excellent AM member :thumb:
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Re: FS - Musica Bella - Bellamax preamp
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2014, 07:23:07 PM »
Thats great news Mike........ another season of Bones :thumb: