BUT DID YOU? So, got what you bargained for did you?

Michael Vronsky writes: Did we in the high-end buyers arena get what we bargained for when we chose the lowest price over service and advice? Dealers have always discounted. It’s implicit in the descriptive word ‘dealers’ i.e. ‘to deal’ Perhaps ‘retailer’ might be more appropriate? Anyway – even famous dealers may be obliged to offer […]

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AUDIOPHILE HALL OF FAME: Candiates?

There are many great designers out there, and especially in the lore from the golden age, but I’m not to familiar with them. I thought it might be interesting to discuss some of the great designers for engineering skill and knowledge, business integrity, and ultimatley quality of their products. My short list a “hall of […]

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HARBETH: “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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HMM: Is it essential to replace speaker drive units in pairs when one is broken?

A member writes … Thanks to City Link I have a pair of Dynaudio 52SE’s with one broken drive unit in each, so one dead tweeter and one dead bass driver. The magnet has moved in the bass driver, twisting and jamming the cone fully back and the magnet has completely broken off on the […]

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BRITISH AUDIO CLASSICS 74 PRIVATE SALES UPDATED 03/02/21

MEMBERS PAY NOTHING TO ADVERTISE HERE. TODAY WE INCLUDE: Arcam + Ariston + ATC + Audiolab + Cambridge + EWA + Goldring + Linn + Meridian + NAIM + QED + QUAD + Radford + REGA + ROXSAN + SECA + Spendor + Trilogy —//— ARCAM ALPHA … https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/arcam-alpha-8r-8p.249316/ ARCAM BLACK BOX … https://theartofsound.net/forum/showthread.php?71180-Arcam-Black-Box-50-dac-100-refurbished-and-upgraded ARISTON […]

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HARBETH: Super HL5 Plus Anniversary Model

Hello colleague members ….. Although the link nudges towards an ‘old’ thread, I did find it interesting and hopefully some of you will find it useful too! ================= Having had my speakers for a couple of weeks now I’m really enjoying them. They replaced a much loved pair of M301 35th Anniversary models. I’d have […]

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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: Move from my LS3/5A orig owner to Harbeth; which?

An owner writes: After all these years, looking to move toward the Harbeth line for my listening room (appx 10 x 18). Given that I use my vintage tube (from era) and enjoy vinyl and some cd’s and listen to mostly classical, which would be the best move, the small P3–, 7E– or the M30.1. […]

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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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HARBETH: Amplifiers to run with M40.1

  As the owner of the Harbeth M40.1, I’m seeking advice from owners of this fine speaker as to which amplifiers they have found to be the most synergistic in terms of overall grip on the bass. I find the bass hard to tame and wonder whether going from tube to SS might be a […]

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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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HARBETH: Tech Talk on the Harbeth website.

FYI: A thread – from a while back – that some might find contains interesting observations, advice and so on. Certainly worth dipping in and out of if you have only a few minutes to spare. Neil / editor in chief ==== Sour grapes methinks? – and the 40.1 is one of the best sorted […]

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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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