Belles Soloist 1 integrated amplifier

I wonder if someone is using the Belles Soloist 1 integrated amplifier, and can share some thoughts about it? How it performs and if it has any reliability issues…

Thanks in advance 


I had the Belles Soloist 1 and thought it was excellent, no issues at all...sold it when I downsized, but now have the Aria which is probably better...

@jl35 @ thanks, can you please explain in what particular aspect is the Aria better? And what do you like on the Belles sound signature?


@jl35  did you remember what was the “remote control logic circuit” on the Belles Soloist 1? 
The manual says:

- the remote on/off button enable or disable the remote control logic circuit

- the amplifier can be operated with the remote control logic circuit disabled.

My Soloist 1 only can be powered ON and OFF using the remote! The power button on the panel button does nothing! It is strange

I really do not remember...Belles will eventually respond, but I always found it best to go thru a Belles dealer, especially Johnny R at Audio Connection...