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Rogue Sphinx or Belles Aria???
jjss49: I am 100% with you, David been building Amps for some time one, and if he really wanted to get big he could. He makes top-notch equipment at decent prices. I have owned several Int. Amps and Amp by him over the years. Right now I have VT-0... 
The Belles Aria Signature Integrated Amplifier
troidelover1499: You might look Tube preamp, a used one. I have the VT-01 and I got it used for a great deal and it gives the warmth and richness you are looking for, although for a solid-state piece the Aria does sound tube like to me.... It woul... 
The Belles Aria Signature Integrated Amplifier
I have MB-200 monoblocs and VT-01 and love the combo but I also have a Aria Int. and love it! It has zero issues running my Dynaudio C2 Platinums or Confidence 20s.. It would be interesting to see what is the main differences, besides modest incre... 
DAC Event in Phoenix AZ August 24th
Ironically I had narrowed it down to a used Chord Qutest and or Black Ice Audio Glass. Well your little blind test might have narrowed it down more. ;) Thanks for the write up and info!  
Any love for the Belles Aria or other recent Belles amplifier?
I am an owner of Belles MB-200 Monoblocs along with David's VT-01 Pre/Amp, but ended up buying a Aria Int. Amp at a great deal and I am shocked on how good it sounds on a pair of Magnepan 1.7i and some Dynaudio Confidence C2's. Didn't think this t... 
DAC Event in Phoenix AZ August 24th
Interesting about the Dacs, as I was about ready to pull the trigger on a Chord Qutest Dac tonight but then I held off after reading some post on here. My current system consists of Belles MB-200 Monobloc with their VT-01 Tube Pre/Amp, I am a suck... 
Node2i + Qutest or Yggy or Codex or something else
prighello: Interesting results I have narrowed it down between the Qutest and the Black Ice is basically Jolida and uses Tubes so it doesn't surprise me people liked it the best, tubes tend to color the music to most peoples liking, hence is why I... 
Dynaudio Contour 30 vs Confidence C2 comparisons
dannispel: I am with you, owned both C4 and C2s originals and now C2 Platinums in Mocca finish. Depending on room size etc.. The C4 in my old house the bass was overbearing. Imaging was better and more detailed comparing the the two. I heard the n... 
David Belles / Power Modules Inc.
JohnnyR: according to David the new Aria Mono Amp will just run about anything as he stated his specs are on the very conservative side. Looking at pairing them up with some Dynaudio C2 Platinums and some Magnepan 1.7i... I will have the pre/amp t... 
David Belles / Power Modules Inc.
birbygdad: Thank for the info, picking up my Aria Preamp while I am at Axpona next week. Still seeking a good Amp to use with it, I am tempted to go with the Aria Monolocs just not sure if they will have the power reserves to run the Dynaudio C2’s... 
Has anyone tried an amp from Class D Audio?
http://www.highfidelityreview.com/class-d-audio-sds-440c-amplifier.htmlI found this review of the Class D Amplifiers, as I am looking into using one of these to drive a pair of Magnepan 1.7i and a pair of Dynaudio Confidence C2s. I been very skept... 
David Belles / Power Modules Inc.
birdygdad: I just ordered a Aria Pre/Amp in Silver and I will most likely get the mono blocks down the road. However I might try one of these out since the cost is great and I know of a few people that have them and like them a lot! http://www.cla... 
TEAC AI-3000 Integrated Amp Review
smoothfidelity: I have never had them side by side, I do see the 3000 online for decent prices, and I use the AI-2000 as a backup and with a decent dac it sounds great, but running a CD player into it directly a tad bright for my ears, hence my ba... 
Integrated for Vandersteen 2ce sigII
Audioconnection: Just curious if the Aria Int. Amp would drive a pair of Maggie 1.7i and Dynaudio Confidence C2 Platinums without any issues. Now granted I am not a head banger anymore, well never was! Mostly listen to Jazz/Blues, Pop etc.. at rea... 
TEAC AI-3000 Integrated Amp Review
smoothfidelity: I would agree as I have owned both and currently have my AI-2000 in a separate office system. The AI-3000 had more head room power all depends on what size room etc.. But the AI-2000 and AI-3000 sonically sounded very close.  The l...