HARBETH: “Which Harbeth is best for me?” New users ask …

I just joined this group today and would like to give some background, which hopefully will also generate some discussion. About 18 months ago I sold my 12 year old Mirage 260 monitors and replaced them with Magnepan MMGs. While the Maggies are very transparent in some ways, I sadly miss the imaging of the […]

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HARBETH: Buying them on-line; beware – your money is at risk

The thread starts: From time to time, Harbeth speakers appear on on-line trading sites. These can be described as “brand new”, “as new condition”, “in sealed cartons”, “unused”, “just tested and repacked” or similar. This post is to caution prospective bargain hunters that they are putting themselves at risk. There is no warranty outside the […]

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HARBETH: ” ….. not interested due to age and say they no longer have any parts for these “

Professional Speaker testing ? Hi. I have a pair of Harbeth HL1 MK4 speakers . Harbeth are not interested due to age and say they no longer have any parts for these. Can they be tested other that If they sound OK they are OK.  Also how would you test the cross over units ? […]

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ALBARRY MUSIC: “… ,fast, dynamic, articulate and totally convincing musically”

Exciting new products I have heard lately, the New ALBARRY AP11 Pre-amp and M608 Mono-bloc power amps,fast, dynamic, articulate and totally convincing musically. DAVID BERNING Pre/power valve amps, fantastically controlled and eloquent. Tannoy Definition range of speakers, incredible value for money, beautifully designed,dynamic music with a relaxed feel to them. regards AL MORE

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HARBETH: Integrated amp for Harbeth 40.1’s – 25 (so far) responses

I’m considering simplifying my system (and banking some cash) by selling off my separates (Aesthetix Calypso pre & McIntosh MC 275 MK V) and replacing them with a solid state or hybrid integrated amp. I don’t want to spend over $2,500 and would love to find something for less if it performs well… maybe vintage? […]

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TANNOY: Which classic amps for their GRF Autographs?

My Small flea power amps are fine powering my Tannoy Grf Autographs when I am in my listening room alone, However these 2 watt amps are just not powerful enough if i want to crank up the volume when i am working in different parts of the house. As the Tannoys are happy being fed […]

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SUGDEN: Their separates – brilliant, or just misplaced nostalgia?

Hello. I am wondering if other people can relate to something I have experienced lately and perhaps help me better understand it. For about a year now, I have been restlessly moving from amp to amp (always somehow satisfied, never fully so) until I finally settled about three months ago on an ex-demo pair of […]

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HARBETH: After Harbeth – then what?

Editor’s note. This one is from the 2012 archive. However, a number of the observations are both interesting and still valid. Neil. The thread starts ……. Hi everyone, The question above says it all. Where did you go after Harbeth? I’d like to know what you were looking to improve in the sound you had […]

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Developing critical listening skills

When Alon Sagee was a wet behind the ears audiophile he spent his days hanging around stereo shops. Today he is the president of the San Francisco Audiophile Society. “At 20, I bought my first audiophile gear at HiFi Haven, a high-end audio dealer in my college neighborhood in New Jersey. This was definitely not a […]

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