NAIM: Any experience with their NAP 135 to drive SHL5?

I recently bought a great pair of SHL5’s (and started to become a member of this forum:-)). Currently I use them in combination with a Naim 140/62/hicap set. I am happy with the result however I have read that a bit more power would do the Harbeth’s good, also because they are located in quite […]

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HARBETH: Their Monitor 30.1 – comments on the Naim forum

Has anyone had the chance to hear the new Harbeth Monitor 30.1 speakers? I currently own the( wonderful) little Harbeth P3esr speakers with the Naim Supernait. Can’t wait to hear them(30.1) Dip in and out HERE EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – […]

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HARBETH: Driven by Marantz Pearl Lite?

I’ve bought from Harbeth the P3ESR and I ask myself if I should buy another amplifier. My listening room is about 9m² and I do not play loud! What do you think about  the brand LFD MKIII. Now I use a Marantz Pearl Lite. Shall I stay at Marantz or consider an LFD Zero LE […]

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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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HARBETH: Their P3ESR v Linn Kan

EDITOR’S NOTE: The opinions expressed below here do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just in case you wondered. Neil. ================= I have, what some may consider, an unhealthy obsession with small speakers. Over the past 25 years I have gone from Kans to IBL’s, and that’s about it. I have tried […]

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HARBETH: P3ESR – what really are the optimum speaker cables?

EDITOR’S NOTE: The opinions expressed below here do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just in case you wondered. Neil. hi all, just wondered which speaker cables would suit the harbeth p3esr, i have been using van den hul 352, but they seem very dull and very bassy, i next tried chord […]

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HARBETH: Bass response – how deep should my speakers go for a lifelike sound at home?

Mr. Alan Shaw writes ….. Ah! That old chestnut again. OK, you probably won’t believe me if I say ‘not as deep as you’ve been led to believe’ so let’s actually make some audio clips and you can hear and judge for yourself. First: I’d like you to forget all about the numbers you see […]

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HARBETH: P3ESR vs Proac Tablette Anniversary?

I thought I’d post this mini review I was asked to do on another forum about a comparison 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, each has its own virtues and problems. The Proac’s […]

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HARBETH: M30.1 – some ‘boxy’, boomy sound?

I seem to be getting some ‘boxy’, boomy effects from a pair of M30.1s I have at home at the moment. I assume this is a question of speaker placement and room size, as Harbeth are famed for their neutral sound and flat frequency response. The effect is most noticeable with cello and piano and […]

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HARBETH: P3ESR vs Proac Tablette Anniversary?

From the AudioKarma forum: I thought I’d post this mini review I was asked to do on another forum about a comparison 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, each has its own virtues […]

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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: ” ….. 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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HARBETH: ” …. mind you we would be remiss to remember the true designer Dudley Harwood.”

A true and little known fact regarding all of DH’s designs was that his strong religious conviction (Plymouth Brethren) precluded him from listening to any music of any form through his designs. Apparently all his designs were quite literally “voiced” using playback of very high quality analogue tape recordings of his beloved wife. Once the […]

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HARBETH: Recommend an integrated amp for my Harbeth 40.1’s

The thread starts ….. 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 […]

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HARBETH: Amp for Harbeth P3 ESR Croft, Brio R… ?

Having down scaled slightly and dropping on these little gems, I’m looking for suggestions for an amp to get the best out of them. So far I’ve tried my EAR 859 – beautiful but not quite capable of driving the bass solidly, a sugden a21A kindly lent to me, again beautiful if slightly restrained and […]

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HARBETH: Spare parts, ISO9001, ethics etc.

The thread starts …. This tread discusses Harbeth’s policy on spares and after care. Many companies have a business model where their products are relatively less expensive than ours and their spares parts division makes a significant contribution to their overall profitability. We design and manufacture for the longest possible service life – typically 20 […]

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HARBETH: Suggestions for electronics for the 30.1 monitors?

  I will be getting Harbeth 30.1s in the near future and I would appreciate suggestions for electronics that might have a synergy with these speakers. Thank you. Dip in and out HERE EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just in case […]

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HARBETH: User group question – the value of 20 years old speakers?

http://www.harbeth.co.uk/usergroup/forum/the-harbeth-company-brand-then-and-now/sales-commercial-and-production/1764-value-of-20-years-old-speakers?1979-Value-of-20-years-old-speakers= EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just in case you wondered. Neil McCauley  

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