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 bigger speakers and even bought the odd pair but I keep coming back to the little ones.

My IBL’s are great and they were a step up from my Kans, though it was not all better in all departments, but on balance the IBL’s have won the day for the past 15 years.

I am very curious about Harbeth P3ESR’s. I have seen a pair but never got to hear them. Has anybody compared them to Kans or even upgraded from Kans to a pair? Can they be used on Kan stands very close to a wall? Do they have good PRAT? Lots of questions I know but any answers would be very useful indeed.