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