Yes, I couldn't agree more on this.
Originally Posted by kittykat
I've had good results with Chinese Separo valve amps, though I'm not sure if you'll have a distributor in your country. They drove my Proac and Harbeth speakers equally well. They have limitations but are excellent value and are reasonably well made. The main limitation I found was the lack of transient response, especially noticeable with piano music. (Note however that I compare them with a transistor amp, not with a more expensive brand of valve amp).
Ben from UK. Harbeth P3ESR owner.