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Products Monitor 40.1 Domestic
Many are called, but few are chosen. It is a startling experience to sit in front of these large boxes and hear sound that has no box character at all.
'The Absolute Sound' Magazine, USA

This reference monitor creates a tight, dynamic and incredibly revealing presentation at a moderate listening level.

The speaker is completely transparent and paints a 3D holographic sound stage which is totally addictive for its neutrality. (Videos of development in the Harbeth Research Centre.)

Although originally developed for professional use in BBC control rooms, the Monitor 40.1 has been adopted as a domestic reference system and, where space permits, brings the ultimate in natural sound to the serious home listener.

The domestic version, crafted in real wood veneers, is fitted with two binding posts for simplicity of connection. The in-room smoothness of response is excellent, and in a suitable room a controlled and realistic bass response down to 25Hz is possible.

It's not easy to ascribe a sonic characteristic to the multi award-winning Monitor 40.1: nor does it have one. Perhaps the concept "three dimensional curtain of sound" says it all.

AWARDS include...
Golden Ear award from The Absolute Sound magazine
Named TONE Audio speaker product of the year.
Editors' Choice by The Abosulte Sound.

USERS include...
Used at Fountain Studios, the largest TV studio in Britain, and home of TV hits The X-Factor, The Cube, Britain's Got Talent - some of the biggest audience shows.
Used at the British Library's sound archives.
Used at ITV Leeds to make the hugely successful Emmerdale.
Used at BBC Cardiff to make Crimewatch.

REVIEWS include...
REVIEWED by High Fidelity
REVIEWED by Jeff Dorgay in Tone Audio
REVIEWED by Art Dudley in Stereophile
 

Specifications

Transducer system Three-way reflex - Harbeth 300mm bass unit, 200mm RADIAL2 midrange and 25mm tweeter with HexGrille.
Freq. response 35Hz-20kHz +/-3dB Free space, grille on, smooth off-axis response
Impedance 6 ohms - easy to drive
Sensitivity 84dB/1W/1m
Amp. suggestion Works with a wide range of amplifiers, ideally from 50W/channel.
Power handling 200W programme
Connector Two 4mm gold-plated binding posts for wires or plugs
Dimensions (hxwxd) 750 x 432 x 388mm (+12mm for grille and binding posts)
Finish Cherry, eucalyptus, rosewood, tiger ebony.
Space needs LF optimised for use away from hard, reflective surfaces.
Stands To bring ears level with tweeters. (Tweeter: 660mm up from cabinet base)
Weight 38kg each
Packing Single speaker per shipping carton
 
 
 

Downloadable PDFs

 
 Monitor 40 review in 'The Absolute Sound' by Dr. Robert E. Greene
 'The making of a Monitor speaker' Sound-Pro Magazine visits Harbeth
 Review of Monitor 40 in 'enjoy the music.com'
 Russia - What Hi-Fi? - M40.1 review



(*) Not all finishes are available in all markets. Please check with your local Harbeth dealer. Some veneers by special order only. All colours are approximate. Veneers are subject to natural variation.
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