HARBETH: A stupid question?

My SHL5 Plus speakers arrived today! Now – as I was preparing to open the box, I noticed a sticker On top saying “Warranty will not be valid if this sticker is disturbed”. I cannot figure out how I can possibly open the package without tearing off the sticker. I am probably missing something glaringly […]

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HARBETH: SHL5 driven by Sugden or Accuphase?

I currently have a Sugden Masterclass IA-4 and am considering moving it on for an Accuphase E350… would this be a big mistake? Unfortunately, no way of demoing first. My speakers are Harbeth SHL5 and use Electrocompaniet EMC1UP as source. Are Sugden and Accuphase very different sonically? MORE ===//=== Please click HERE to access the […]

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HARBETH: Examples of zero* dynamic-range recordings

http://www.harbeth.co.uk/usergroup/forum/subjective-soundings-your-views-on-audio/music-recordings-and-broadcast-sound/74706-examples-of-zero-dynamic-range-recordings ===//=== Please click HERE to access the entire BRITISH STEREO archive Please click HERE to see how to get your press releases published on this site Please click HERE to access the entire Point Of View archive.

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HARBETH: Their M30.1 – how much does it struggle with piano music?

The thread starts ….. I have a pair of M30.1s that are giving mixed results. Whilst superb with strings and vocals, they struggle with piano and seem to have significant coloration in the lower midrange, where the sound is distinctively ‘tubby’ and ‘boxy’. Do any Harbeth users have any thoughts about this? The speakers are […]

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HARBETH: SHL5 – “… piano notes seem fat and thick”

  Hi. I heard this speaker recently and the slightly rolled off highs are pleasant to listen to on most recordings. However, one thing seemed to bother me – piano notes seem fat and thick. This seems in contrast to more neutral speakers like Dynaudio where the treble is more extended, rendering piano notes more […]

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HARBETH: Monitor 40.2 Loudspeaker test review

Paul Seydor (TAS) wrote… A few days after I took delivery of the Monitor 40.2, the third version of Harbeth’s flagship loudspeaker, a close friend fell by for a listen. He’s a Los Angeles studio musician (a violinist who’s played many high-profile film scores, often serving as concert master), who is also a long-time audiophile, […]

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STEREO SWAP SHOP: #008: ProAc Studio 100s for KEF, Tannoy or Monitor Audio

How this free system works can be found at http://www.hifianswers.com/2017/04/welcome-to-our-new-free-service-the-stereo-swap-shop/ If you are interested then please contact us HERE and we will pass you contact details to the swapper. Thanks. Neil. Enter the entire SSS vault HERE ===//=== Please click HERE to access the entire BRITISH STEREO archive Please click HERE to see how to […]

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STEREO SWAP SHOP: #007: Bel Canto DAC3 for small vintage Harbeth speakers

How this free system works can be found at http://www.hifianswers.com/2017/04/welcome-to-our-new-free-service-the-stereo-swap-shop/ If you are interested then please contact us HERE and we will pass you contact details to the swapper. Thanks. Neil. Enter the entire SSS vault HERE ===//=== Please click HERE to access the entire BRITISH STEREO archive Please click HERE to see how to […]

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HARBETH: Their views re social media in our industry

This is the first in a series of articles canvassing industry opinion about topical issues. Attitudes toward the application of social media in brand promotion towards potential customers is the focus. Inevitably, the discussion embraces considerations of the relevance of Facebook and Twitter to end-users, and perceptions of their effectiveness in engaging with interested persons […]

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HARBETH: Spendor SP 100/R2 and Harbeth 40.1 – impressions?

The thread starts ….. Where I am, it’s difficult to audition these two flagship speakers side-by-side or at home, so opinions/impressions from anyone would be most welcome. Feedback on other forums is that the Harbeth may be marginally the “better” speaker, but I’m not convinced. Matching amps would likely be from MBL. Please click HERE […]

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LS3/5a SPEAKERS: (11 ohm Rogers version) compared to Spendor, Harbeth, what?

At present I listen to the 11 ohms Rogers version of the above speaker. Generally I am pretty happy with the sound. I wonder if there would be any benefit in going over to a newer design from Spendor or Harbeth, perhaps a slightly larger enclosure ( my listening room is 9 X 11 feet)?. […]

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HARBETH: “I’ve just bought a pair of vintage Quad IIs and love them. I’m thinking about a speaker upgrade and am considering bookshelf Harbeth or Spendors?’

I’ve just bought a pair of vintage Quad IIs and love them. I’m thinking about a speaker upgrade and am considering bookshelf Harbeth or Spendors. I understand sensitivity is an issue with lower power valve amps and note that the smallest Harbeth has a sensitivity of 83. I just wondered if you had a view […]

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SUGDEN: Luxman, Croft, Sonneteer and DACs with Harbeth?

The thread starts ….. “I recently sold off my full Naim system (DAC/282/250/Hicap/NAPSC) and I have been enjoying the simplicity of my temp solution of the Nait 1 with Harbeth P3ESR, fed by the Mac Mini and Meridian Explorer DAC. Simple, lively, detailed, agile.. and only one hifi box with one plug in the wall! […]

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From the archives: Dear diary – Lentek • Christopher Breunig • Editor Messenger • Harbeth • PRaT – and a piece of fan mail.

This first appeared here in 2008 Good day, yesterday. No sales, but no cause for concern either. Happily noticed that this site has just recorded the highest number of unique visitors and the highest number of visitor actions so far this year. I wonder why? Took a quick look at Hifi Critic magazine. Very pleased […]

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