HARBETH: Is the Harbeth sound possible with high wife acceptance factor?

The thread starts: I fell in love today with the Harbeth C7s. Unfortunately, my wife did not. She doesn’t like speakers on stands, she doesn’t like big speakers. But she did like the sound 😉 Any suggestions for a small floorstander with Harbeth sound and better looks? We listened to the Dali Mentor 6 – […]

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HARBETH: DACs and Phono Preamps for Croft 25 RLS/7RS combo and Harbeth P3ESR

The thread starts: After years of searching, I have finally found what I’m after. Harbeth P3esr powered by a Croft Micro 25 RLS and a Croft 7 RS. WOW! So effortless, so sweet. I’m not going to miss my Naim setups. Besides Naim, I’ve tried a Brio-R, Exposure 2010s, LFD, TACT, Arcam….so many (not all […]

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HARBETH: McIntosh MC 275 Mk IV or V with Harbeth M-40.1?

The thread starts….. I’ve had my Plinius SA-102 for longer than any previous amp (almost 3 years) and have been very satisfied with it’s reliability, musicality and build quality, but I’m very intrigued with finally trying a classic tube amp. I listen to classical, jazz, vocals & acoustic rock at moderate volume levels, so I’m […]

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HARBETH: Monitor 30.1 test review

The Absolute Sound (Paul Seydor) writes Alan Shaw’s Harbeth Monitor 30.1, which has been released in time to celebrate the company’s thirty- fifth anniversary as a manufacturer of high-quality loudspeakers, is the best compact two-way speaker system I have ever heard, regardless of type, cost, or complexity. By this I mean, of course, that it […]

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

The thread starts:  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 […]

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HARBETH: 40.1 vs Spendor sp100r2 using 75 watt tube amps?

One reply ….. I have an older version of the Spendors—the SP-100—and I have never heard the Harbeth 40.1, so my comments are not exactly what you’re seeking. However, I wanted to say that Spendors have a reputation for being more compatible with tube amps than do Harbeths. This seems to be true across 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: “I am considering a change from Harbeth Super HL5s to the 7ES-3s. Could you describe the difference between the two?”

I’ve recently moved my system to a smaller room (the old wife acceptance factor) and as a result I am considering a change from Harbeth Super HL5s to the 7ES-3s. Could you describe the difference between the two? The new room is 13’ 2”x15’ 2” with 8.5’ 2” ceilings, and due to other furniture the […]

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