Never have I heard a speaker that does so many of the fundamentals of music reproduction so right: timbre, rhythm, phrasing, articulation, parsing, dynamic flow, sound stage reconstruction...
'The Stereo Times' Magazine, USA
Harbeth's Super HL5 produces breathtaking transparency, a huge soundstage and total immersion in the performance. This speaker creates a rich bass and sweet midrange that brings acoustic music alive.
This is the sixth-generation of Dudley Harwood's HL-Monitor: the cabinet is still engineered in the BBC tradition of removable 'thin-wall' panels for a totally true-to-life sound.
Retaining the classic 'two cubic foot' proportions found in the very best BBC monitors, the HL5 relies on the exclusive Harbeth-made 200mm RADIAL™
bass/mid driver. This produces a big, warm and powerful sound that underpins the incredible midband clarity.
The 20mm main tweeter is augmented by a SuperTweeter for an extended, smooth and even dispersion to the upper edge of the audio band. The crossover gives a smooth system response.
'Most Wanted component' 2004 by Stereo Times
Rated 'Class A' by Sam Tellig of Stereophile
, February 2005
REVIEWED by High Fidelity magazine, Poland
REVIEWED by Hi-Fi Pig
REVIEWED by Hi-Fi Choice
REVIEWED by Stereo Times magazine