HARBETH: Speakers to replace their P3ESRs

Of course, nothing will ever really replace my beautiful baby Harbs, but they are now sold for the greater good and it is time to move on. I’m really enjoying the Elac BS203As I bought from Myrman a while back. Fabulous little things with great tuneful bass and, contrary to what you might expect from […]

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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: “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 NOT ON EBAY @ 08/01/21 VIA THE AUDIO MISER

30.2 … https://www.bolha.com/dvosistemski-zvocniki-avdio-video/harbeth-30.2-40-anniversary-oglas-1159879 30.2 XD … https://reverb.com/item/37193142-harbeth-30-2-xd-speakers-2020-cherry-finish-flawless-demo-pair-at-great-price 40.0 … https://reverb.com/item/37361412-harbeth-40-25th-anniversary-professional-monitor-speakers 40.2 … http://www.kjwestone.co.uk/collection/harbeth-402-ex-demo/overview 40.2 … https://guildfordaudio.co.uk/guildford-audio-products/product/765-harbeth-40-1-loudspeakers-rosewood 40.2 … https://shop.club-hifi.com/fr/listings/909656-harbeth-40-point-2 40.2 … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649683058-harbeth-402-speakers-with-stands/ HL Compact7 … https://www.audiounion.jp/ct/detail/used/178734/ HL P3ES … https://usato.audiograffiti.com/annunci/diffusori-acustici/252263/ HL5 … https://hifi.nl/tweedehands/10047611/Harbeth-super-hl5-plus-40th-anniversary.html HL5 … https://usato.audiograffiti.com/annunci/diffusori-acustici/252126/ HL5 Plus … https://www.adverts.ie/home-audio/harbeth-super-hl-5-plus/22312868 M30.1 … https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/audio-tv-en-foto/luidsprekers/m1637809285-de-harbeth-m30-1-set.html?previousPage=lr P3 ESR … https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisa71dg-harbeth-p3esr-free-speaker-wire-included-full-range?refsource=hifishark P3 ESR … https://www.hificorner.co.uk/shop/outlet-save/harbeth-p3esr-standmount-speakers.html P3 ESR 2020 … […]

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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: Why bother?

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 S3/5R’s. […]

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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: 7ES-3 vs Klipsch Heresy III

Opening up for advice, opinions, experience, etc…  I will (probably) be running the speakers with a Luxman 505u. I currently have the H3s and waiting for the 505u. My unofficial plan: if for some reason the H3s do not match well with the 505u, the Harbeths could replace the H3s. Dip in and out HERE […]

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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: Value of 20 years old speakers?

I have been considering the purchase of a pair of P3-ESR speakers. I currently own a pair of ’93 HL-P3s in good condition with new genuine Harbeth supplied grilles. What sort of price could I expect to get for these ? Please click HERE to continue reading. British / European loudspeaker members’ group

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HARBETH: M30.1 partnered with subwoofer – theoretical calculations

A member of the Harbeth user group writes: For anyone interested in partnering their Harbeth M30.1 with a subwoofer, I’ve done some theoretical design simulations to see what sort of combined response might be achieved. The M30.1 has a quoted –3 dB low-frequency cut-off point of 50 Hz. For the purposes of the simulations, I […]

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HARBETH: Alan Shaw in conversation with Howard Popeck

Hello Alan and thank you for finding the time to respond to the following question: Why is there such diversity between audiophile values and the audio engineering establishment’s values? “This can be explained by an almost total lack of appreciation that physics – basic high school physics – governs every single aspect of audio bar […]

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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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