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Products SuperHL5 plus
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' on SHL5

Harbeth's Super HL5plus 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 latest generation of Dudley Harwood's original 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 HL5plus relies on the exclusive Harbeth-made 200mm RADIAL2™ 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 and even dispersion to the upper edge of the audio band.

AWARDS for the SHL5 included...
'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

SHL5 REVIEWS include...
REVIEWED by High Fidelity magazine, Poland
REVIEWED by Hi-Fi Pig
REVIEWED by Hi-Fi Choice
REVIEWED by Stereo Times magazine



 

Specifications

Transducer system 3-way reflex 200mm RADIAL2 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, tiger ebony, eucalyptus, rosewood.
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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