I have not heard a Belles amp in years so can't make any comparison.
However, you might like to read the review linked below. Note that the reviewer liked the amp so much that he purchased it for his own use.
Note too that The Absolute Sound was impressed with the SET 120 review in their January issue. It is the same as the SET 400, just lower power.
The SET 400 has separate regulated power supplies for each channel and even the output transistors are regulated. Almost nobody else does this and none at our prices.
I might note that the Belles amplifier is less than half the power and over twice as expensive as the Vision SET 400. Our long history is dedicated to building very high value equipment at very rational prices
Thanks Frank for replying.
I have no doubt that your amps are of good quality, unfortunately the review that you are linking too does not help me much as I don’t know the reviewer or his equipment.
Can I ask what you think about the synergy between BBC speakers and your amps ?
And as I am living in Faroe Islands, how would you say the quality is, can I expect many years of trouble free use, and if needed, could the amp be serviced here by a technician ?
The sound I like is smoothness and beautiful tone and timbre, detail, but not for detail sake, but more as a part of the hole sound image, a nice drive/rhythm is a big plus.
I really dislike thin sounding and piercing highs!, also find that often very powerful amps have problems conveying the inner detail and feelings of music, they are often more about brute force. I like to play on low volume late at night, so ideally a amp that has the resolution to convey the music without having to always turn it up would be a big plus.
I often listen for hours at a time, and therefore want a non fatigued system that I can enjoy, hopefully for many years to come.