Products SuperHL5
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.

AWARDS include...
'Most Wanted component' 2004 by Stereo Times
'Hi-Fi Pig' recommended
FairAudio's Favourite Award, 2010
Rated 'Class A' by Sam Tellig of Stereophile, February 2005

REVIEWS include...
REVIEWED by High Fidelity magazine, Poland
REVIEWED by Hi-Fi Choice
REVIEWED by Stereo Times magazine



Transducer system 3-way reflex 200mm RADIAL´┐Ż bass/mid, 25mm tweeter, and 20mm SuperTweeter.
Freq. response 40Hz - 24kHz +/-3dB, free space, 1m with grille on, smooth off-axis response.
Impedance 6 ohms easy to drive.
Sensitivity 86dB/1W/1m
Amp. suggestion Works with a wide range of amplifiers, ideally from 25W/channel.
Power handling 150W programme
Connector Four 4mm gold-plated binding posts for wires or plugs (biwireable)
Dimensions (hxwxd) 635 x 322 x 300mm (+12mm for grille and binding posts)
Finish Cherry, eucalyptus, rosewood, gun grey, arctic white, jet black..
Space needs Overall response optimised for use away from walls.
Stands To bring ears level with tweeters: typically 16-20 inches.
Weight 15.8kg each, unpacked
Packing Single speaker per protective carton

Downloadable PDFs

 Super HL5 brochure
 HiFi Choice "Recommended" review
 June 13 - Russian review of SHL5

(*) 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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