HARBETH: Amp for a Harbeth 7ES Compact – F5 or an.other class A amp be suitable?

The thread starts: I have a pair of Harbeth 7ES compacts. I’m driving them with a Marantz PM17 at the moment. I’m considering building an amp. Would something like a Nelson Pass F5 25W per channel be sufficient ? I see there are a whole community of F5 and similar amp builders out there, or […]

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HARBETH: User group: Wonderful recordings of Solo Piano

The thread starts: I was just listening (on my C7ES3’s) to Andrew Rangell’s album Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas, Volume I, and the sound of the Steinway D, is extremely realistic. Recorded at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (upstate New York), world famous for its acoustics, by engineers at Dorian Recordings (now defunct, but Dorian […]

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HARBETH: “I’d like it built around Harbeth speakers and I foresee …”

  Hi – I was looking to spend around £2,500 – £3,000 on a new stereo system comprising CD + AMP + Speakers and if possible I’d like it built around Harbeth speakers and I foresee me keeping the speakers longer than the other components. My friend has a set that are 25 years old […]

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HARBETH: Tube Integrated Pairing For Harbeth Monitor 30.1

The thread starts:  Looking for advice to help a friend who is building a system around a pair of Harbeth Monitor 30.1’s. His room is medium/small (14 X 16 X 8)and his listening habits mostly chamber music, jazz and acoustic singer-songwriter with some occasional rock and big band. He wants an integrated tube amp under […]

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HARBETH: Moving on from them; is Wilson Benesch the intelligent answer?

I gather that these are polar opposites in principles, with WB taking carbon fibre to reduce/damp vibration and Harbeth based on thin walls to embrace the vibration. I have listened to number of speakers over the years and am considering small standmounts, including WB Arc and Vertex but haven’t heard any Harbeth. Just wondering if […]

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HARBETH: Why bother with Harbeth?

  The thread starts  ….. Having dabbled in Harbeth and fallen in love with the Proac Response 2 Sig system (full details, see data on the left hand side), the past year has given me the opportunity of renewing my long-standing fascination with Spendor when I was fortunate enough to acquire a S/H pair of […]

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HARBETH: Tube Integrated Pairing For Harbeth Monitor 30.1

Looking for advice to help a friend who is building a system around a pair of Harbeth Monitor 30.1’s. His room is medium/small (14 X 16 X 8)and his listening habits mostly chamber music, jazz and acoustic singer-songwriter with some occasional rock and big band. He wants an integrated tube amp under $3-4K. It will […]

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Buying customized Harbeths – Is a warning in place?

From a few years back, but still relevant we feel. A few days ago I stumbled upon a website from a company in Norway called Maxwell Sound System that states on their website that they have permission to custom produce Harbeth speakers. The page says that these speakers – and I quote- ‘are exclusively made […]

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HARBETH: P3ESR – inadequate bass performance?

This interesting (for now) thread starts:  I’m looking for a small subwoofer to integrate with a pair of Harbeth P3ESRs. Happy with S/H. Was thinking a REL Quake or MJ Acoustics Pro 50. Not sure if these would be up to muster with the Harbeths, though.Anyone offer any other suggestions? Get involved HERE

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HARBETH: 30.1, odd USA pricing?

From our archives I was wondering if anyone knew why the USA importer for Harbeth speakers Fidelis AV has the 30.1 model priced so high? Pricing in Cherry finish. U.K. 2,529 Pounds or about $3,915 US Dollars E.U. 3,150 Euros or about $ 4,145 US Dollars Canada 5,000 Canadian Dollars or about $4,986 US dollars […]

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HARBETH: Amplifier for classical music & HL5+ ?

First of all, sorry for my poor English. I am a very happy new owner of the Harbeth Super HL Plus. To complete my listening chain I wanted to ask you some questions about possible amplifiers that can be coupled with these superb speakers. I’m a fan of classical music and my listening ranges from […]

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HARBETH: The Riddle and ….. the answer

I was wondering something… It’s like a riddle, so: Is there in Audio Industry a maker, any maker, who makes good things for almost 40 years, being absolutely credible within an international circle, that he always has spares in stock, who has materials and lifetime provisions for them, who has continuous contact with his worldwide […]

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HARBETH: Compact7s annoying freq spike?

“I’ve had these speakers for a few years now. Currently I am powering them with a vintage Mcintosh 2155 150 watt solid state amp. I’ve always wished they were a little quitter and like I said there’s a quality that hurts my ears. Besides that they sound very good. Articulate and smooth otherwise.  Has anyone […]

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

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 in an 18ftx12ft room, […]

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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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