No. It is not likely. That being said, the Bellari is cheap and easy to resell if you don't hear and like the difference.
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It's floor mats. Others may differ, but I think that if you're exclusively playing vinyl your rig is perfectly matched to your system. I had the same issue, started out with a Rega P5 TT into my HT system (Yamaha RX 2250 or something like that). The TT sounded great! I invested $450 in a used phonostage and I could tell the difference. It was better, but the angels didn't weep or anything.
That said, if you want to pick up a tube preamp to have some more fun, go for it!
Hi. I'm in a somewhat similar situation, listening to audio via a Yamaha RX-V2400 HT receiver. I've auditioned numerous budget phono stages this past year and IN MY SYSTEM here's what I found.
The internal phono stage is comparable to these: NAD PP-2, Parasound zPhono, Rotel RQ-970BX.
These phono stages sound better than the internal stage but aren't worth the "upgrade" money: Grado PH-1, Musical Surroundings Phonomena. Don't get me wrong. Both of these sounded much better than the Yammie's phono stage but FOR MY BUDGET (and my marriage) they were too much money to be worth it.
These phono stages sound better and FOR ME are worth the money: TC-760LC, Cambridge Audio 640P, Bellari VP-129. I finally settled on the Bellari -- it seems to me that the tube flavor really balances the SS HT receiver's sterility.
Thanks everyone for the input!
On researching the Bellari VP-129, I ran across an article which stated one needed to let the tube warm up for around 20 minutes to be able to use this preamp......Not ever having dealt with vacuum tube equipment, I gotta ask you guys - Was this a typo or am I missing something in the translation??? I could believe 20 seconds or so a lot easier as could I also believe one might need to initially "burn in" something of this nature for 20 minutes the first time out of the box but 20 minutes warm up time every time I wanna spin a platter?????? This little preamp certainly looks tempting but I'm far too attention-span-challenged for any half hour warm ups!
Tubes do sound fuller and richer after 20-30 minutes of warm up, but that doesn't mean they don't play right after you power them up. They play just fine.
FWIW, SS components also sound better after they warm up. That's why most good SS components have a standby power mode.
Frankly, in a Chevy Monte Carlo system ;-) you may not hear huge differences anyway. It certainly isn't worth worrying about. My tube preamp and amp actually do retail for more than a new Monte Carlo, but I don't pre-warm them or avoid listening until they're "perfect". I bought 'em to enjoy the music. I just don't do any audio-geeky critical listening for the first couple of LP sides. I do enjoyable music listening intead!
Note that leaving tubes powered up will shorten tube life, and if you're on a budget...
I like the advice already given about buying a tube based preamp w/ phono. You can get a used c-j PV-11 or similar for $500-700. Something like that would stomp any HT receiver into the dust for music and, as has also been said, if you don't like it you can resell for little loss. That's the beauty of Audiogon, you can try stuff you couldn't afford new for very little risk.
Enjoy the new phono and the music!