HARBETH: Are they really ‘pipe and slippers’?

Just to pick up on the “pipe and slippers” comment earlier.  Whilst I agree with this on some of the bigger models, the P3’s are def not imho lazy or pipe and slippers! I have also owned Proac 1SC’s, AE1’2, LS3’s Eden’s, Kan’s plus loads more. As far as I am concerned the most incisive […]

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

Originating in 2014, the points made (well, some of them) are still relevant today, which I why I have included it here. Neil / editor 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 […]

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HARBETH: 7ES-3 (A Whack on the Side of the Head)

Jeff Dorgay writes ….. Sometime back in the early 80’s Roger Van Oech wrote a book titled A Whack on the Side of the Head focusing on creative solutions to problems that one might not have considered without being taken outside of their comfort zone.  The new Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 is the perfect example of […]

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HARBETH: Ear 834 with Harbeth P3ESRs

Hi All, Not posted for a while, been distracted from Hi Fi for a bit ! Just wondering if anyone has any views on the EAR 834 integrated, particularly with the Harbs as above ? It certainly looks pretty ! Thx. Continues HERE   Classic Harbeth pairs for sale HERE EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed […]

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HARBETH: Speaker shoot out: Harbeth P3ESR vs Proac Tablette Anniversary

What HiFi write ….. I thought I’d post this mini review about my impressions of these two competing mini monitors, I know some members here will be interested. I own both so I have no axe to grind when making these comparisons and each has its own virtues and pitfalls. The Proac’s have a more […]

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HARBETH: Leak 20 into Harbeth P3ESR

I’m currently selling my EAR Integrated as I wish to go back to Croft. Whilst it’s boxed up I’m running a Leak 20 from the variable output of my Quad CD-P to drive my Harbs. Should 10w a side do the job ? Surprisingly yes. I have used this combo before with a pre amp […]

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HARBETH: Leben CS600 or ARC VSi60 with Harbeth Compact 7’s

I’m looking for an tube integrated amp to drive a pair of Compact 7ES-3 speakers. These are both on my short list. Has anyone tried either of them with Harbeths – any thoughts at all? Dip in and out HERE Classic Harbeth pairs for sale HERE EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post […]

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HARBETH: HL1 speakers. Any good?

I have been living with these early HL1s ( Serial Numbers 228 A & B ) for some time and have been surprised they aren’t mentioned more. The equivalent (?) Spendor BC1s have a much higher profile.  I bought them sans grilles ( the foam ones had rotted away ) and Sid Chaplin, of Traditional […]

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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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HARBETH: Electronics for Harbeth 30.1s

An old thread but still contains relevant and, occasionally, interesting info. Neil. I would appreciate suggestions for electronics that will work well with a pair of Harbeth 30.1s. Thank you. Dip in and out HERE Classic Harbeth pairs for sale HERE EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect those […]

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HARBETH: Dangers of buying from unauthorised sources?

From their User Group: We’ve all been tempted. The idea of saving a few pounds by buying something from someone/somewhere that we know shouldn’t be selling it. But, be warned – there are serious repercussions which could turn the idea into a nightmare. Do not purchase Harbeth speakers without serial numbers! Please read this carefully: […]

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HARBETH: SHL5….finally”

For the last two years I am looking for a decent speaker for my vintage Sansui amps and receivers. I tested several KEF’s,B&W’s…etc,etc,and at the end of last year auditioned Harbeth 7’s and 5’s.Just several songs were enough to decide which one is right for me.Croatian distributor was cordial and offered both models for home […]

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