Products SuperHL5 plus

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A sonic "Tardis" that fills the room space completely... the definitive Hi-fi speaker for the 21st Century. If it were a Michelin Chef, it would be given a 5 stars and a Rosette!
Robert Edwards, TV Sound Director

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 25mm main tweeter is augmented by a 20mm SuperTweeter for an extended and even dispersion to the upper edge of the audio band.

AWARDS for the SHL5plus include...
Editors' Choice Award 2016 by The Absolute Sound
'Recommended Component' 2016 by Stereophile
Product of the Year (The Absolute Sound) 2015
Outstanding Overall Performance Award (SUPER SV, China) 2015
Sound of 2015 by HighFidelity.pl (Poland)
Golden Ear Award by The Absolute Sound 2015
Stereophile 'Recommended' 2015
Stereoplay (Germany) 'Highlight'
Best Hi-Fi Component, Spring 2015
FairAudio (Germany) Favourite 2015

SHL5plus REVIEWS include...

The Absolute Sound by Paul Seydor
StereoNet online (Australia)
Culture HD magazine (French)
6 Moons Audio by Tim Smith
On-Top Audio (France) by Pierre Stemmelin
Stereophile (USA) June 2015 by Art Dudley
FairAudio (Germany) June 2015
C|Net (June 2015) by Steve Gutternberg
Launch news by Alan Sircom, HiFi+ magazine
Hi-Fi Corner blog by Joe Kannan
TheEAR.net by René van Es
Australian Hi-Fi by Steve Holding
Online video review by Zero Fidelity


Transducer system 3-way vented: 200mm Harbeth RADIAL2™ bass/mid; 25mm Ferro-cooled done tweeter, 20mm dome SuperTweeter
Freq. response 40Hz-20kHz +/-3dB free-space, 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. (Tweeter: 475mm up from cabinet base)
Weight 15.8kg each, unpacked
Packing Single speaker per protective carton

Downloadable PDFs

 Audiotechnique HK
 Audio-Review Dec 2014
 Stereoplay - Germany (Apr 15)
 Image HiFi (Germany) July 2015
 Audio Accessory (Japan) 2015
 Audio Accessory (Japan) 2015
 Stereo (Russia) review - Dec 2014
 SHL5plus UK brochure
 What Hi-Fi? (Russia) review - Nov 2014
 FairAudio Favouriet

(*) 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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