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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HARBETH: DACs and Phono Preamps for Croft 25 RLS/7RS combo and Harbeth P3ESR

The thread starts: After years of searching, I have finally found what I’m after. Harbeth P3esr powered by a Croft Micro 25 RLS and a Croft 7 RS. WOW! So effortless, so sweet. I’m not going to miss my Naim setups. Besides Naim, I’ve tried a Brio-R, Exposure 2010s, LFD, TACT, Arcam….so many (not all […]

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HARBETH: Is the Harbeth sound possible with high wife acceptance factor?

Originating in 2014, the points made (well, some of them) are still relevant today, which I why I have included it here. Neil / editor I fell in love today with the Harbeth C7s. Unfortunately, my wife did not. She doesn’t like speakers on stands, she doesn’t like big speakers. But she did like the […]

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HARBETH: 7ES-3 (A Whack on the Side of the Head)

Jeff Dorgay writes ….. Sometime back in the early 80’s Roger Van Oech wrote a book titled A Whack on the Side of the Head focusing on creative solutions to problems that one might not have considered without being taken outside of their comfort zone.  The new Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 is the perfect example of […]

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