HARBETH: Amp Suggestion for the C7es3

Any suggestions for budget amps that work with C7s? I’m sending my Joule Stargates in for a service next month and will need a replacement amp while they’re away. I need to spend under $1000. Maybe one of the Pass Alephs? Or budget low power tubes? I’m using only 18wpc now. I don’t listen very […]

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“The only speaker licenced by BBC Worldwide”?

From the Harbeth archives; the thread starts …. News of the launch of a Dr Who loudspeaker by the BBC’s highly-profitable commercial arm, begs the question as to what defines a BBC speaker these days. Once the three initials B B C ensured credibility and assured performance. The plastic, and doubtless China-made, “Tardis” speaker is […]

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HARBETH: Kef LS50 vs Harbeth Monitor 30.1?

Editor’s note: This US-based thread kicked off in 2015 and has seen quite a bit of action since. I took a look this morning (15/02/19) and there is in my view worthwhile content there and so my suggestion is that it’s worth a look. Neil / editor ================= Ive heard kef ls 50 and will […]

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HARBETH: SHL5 or C7 ES-3, good matching with Luxman L505u?

The thread starts ….. Because this is my first post on this forum I’d like to say hello from Romania to all the fans of Harbeth! I have discovered this site few times ago, looking for some Harbeth speakers to replace my Spendors S8e. I’d like to hear SHL 5 or Compact 7 ES-3. Unfortunately, […]

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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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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: Best integrated amp for Harbeth SHL5s

I recently sold a Bryston 4BSST2 mated with a BP26 preamp and replaced it with an Ayre AX-7E. I don’t like it better although I thought I would. Anyone have a dream match for the Harbeths? I know the LFD is supposed to be great but this lazy boy wants a remote to control volume. […]

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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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PIONEER: Their $129 speakers versus Harbeth Compact 7s

I’m not going to claim they are the equals of my Harbeth Compact 7ES-3s, but the $129 Andrew Jones-designed speakers by Pioneer (SP-BS22-LR) are quite remarkable. My point in posting is not really to compare them with my Harbeths, but to make the following observation: I’m becoming convinced that modestly priced components that are very […]

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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: Alan Shaw on amplifiers…

From the archives, but still relevant I believe. Neil —//— The latest on this ongoing ‘amps are all the same’ thing on the Harbeth User Group forum – ‘The last word on audio amplifiers – Jan 2015’ http://www.harbeth.co.uk/usergroup/showthread.php?2505-The-last-words-on-audio-amplifiers-Jan-2015[/URL] The comments are getting quite heated on this one but Shaw will not be moved stating that […]

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HARBETH: Alan Shaw has annouced that he will …..

Originally published February 2015 160 responses to: Harbeth’s Alan Shaw has annouced that he will bring two amplifiers to the Bristol audio and video show three weeks from now: one a very well made and expensive German amplifier of impeccable pedigree, the other the dirt cheap Pulse SRA 160 receiver that I mentioned earlier. He […]

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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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