Announcement

Collapse

HUG - here for all audio enthusiasts

Since its inception ten years ago, the Harbeth User Group's ambition has been to create a lasting knowledge archive. Knowledge is based on facts and observations. Knowledge is timeless. Knowledge is human independent and replicatable. However, we live in new world where thanks to social media, 'facts' have become flexible and personal. HUG operates in that real world.

HUG has two approaches to contributor's Posts. If you have, like us, a scientific mind and are curious about how the ear works, how it can lead us to make the right - and wrong - decisions, and about the technical ins and outs of audio equipment, how it's designed and what choices the designer makes, then the factual area of HUG is for you. The objective methods of comparing audio equipment under controlled conditions has been thoroughly examined here on HUG and elsewhere and can be easily understood and tried with negligible technical knowledge.

Alternatively, if you just like chatting about audio and subjectivity rules for you, then the Subjective Soundings sub-forum is you. If upon examination we think that Posts are better suited to one sub-forum than than the other, they will be redirected during Moderation, which is applied throughout the site.

Questions and Posts about, for example, 'does amplifier A sounds better than amplifier B' or 'which speaker stands or cables are best' are suitable for the Subjective Soundings area.

The Moderators' decision is final in all matters regarding what appears here. That said, very few Posts are rejected. HUG Moderation individually spell and layout checks Posts for clarity but due to the workload, Posts in the Subjective Soundings area, from Oct. 2016 will not be. We regret that but we are unable to accept Posts that present what we consider to be free advertising for products that Harbeth does not make.

That's it! Enjoy!

{Updated Nov. 2016A}
See more
See less

Around and about in Britain - on-line Harbeth slideshow

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Around and about in Britain - on-line Harbeth slideshow

    Well, I'm slowly selecting, fine tuning and uploading photo's to our new on-line picture gallery to he found here: http://www.harbeth.co.uk/thisengland/index.html. I've plenty to chose from, and the ones I think you'll like most are those that give an idea of today's United Kingdom as both a thoroughly modern country with all the latest technology in our homes and lives yet firmly rooted in a respect for the past. Take, for example, the homes I've illustrated on the picture gallery, some of which are five hundred years old.

    In the UK, people with money chose to live in these beautiful, unique old buildings when they could live in the most modern energy-efficient homes because the old buildings have a unique character which mass-produced homes do not. The older homes are energy inefficient and also need specialist, expensive maintenance using approved materials and methods in keeping with the period. Owning such traditional homes is a continuous financial burden, yet many aspire to do so. We should be grateful that those who have the financial means are willing to cherish these lovely old buildings and the desire to keep them in as-new condition.

    I'm looking for some pictures of 'Scones I have known and loved' ....
    Alan A. Shaw
    Designer, owner
    Harbeth Audio UK

  • #2
    A UK vistor's unofficial tour guide

    How about pictures of things, buildings, places etc. that you think a visitor to the UK would enjoy seeing but are off the beaten tourist routes?

    Comment


    • #3
      Unofficial UK tourist ambassador!

      Originally posted by A.S.
      Is this the sort of thing you'd like to see?
      Well, it's exactly the sort of thing I'd like to see, but I don't expect you to drive across Britain taking pictures and posting them for my edification! (Although I'll gratefully look at anything you put up - thanks!)

      I've been to England and to Scotland, but only one trip each and for too short a period of time. One day, I'd like to rent a car and spend some time just driving across the country, stopping for hikes and local sights.

      Since one of your roles seems to be a sort of unofficial UK ambassador to the world, and the HUG readership seems pretty global, I'm surprised frankly that you haven't received more of a response.

      Comment


      • #4
        Countryside

        How about some photos from the country side?

        {Moderator's comment: coming soon!}

        Comment


        • #5
          Beautiful

          Hi, Alan,
          Beautiful album and very good photographs. I was two time in GB, 1972 by Interrail (does someone remember that?) Edingburgh - Perth - Aviemore - Carrbridge (!) - Inverness ( The Ness Café!) - Kyle of Lochalsh - by ship to Oban - Colwyn Bay - Blaenau Ffestiniog - Ludlow (old Book Shops) and back via London to Germany.

          Second time in 1983 by bike from Harwich to King's Lynn. Really good times. So your picture remind me to the nice days I had in Great Britain.
          Peter

          Comment


          • #6
            Ego?

            Hi, Alan,
            apart from being a manufacturer selling beautiful loudspeakers and your honest representation here on HUG there must be a really dark secret down there for being egoistial :-))
            Peter

            Comment


            • #7
              More pictures in my Album - scones are on the menu

              I've almost got the hang of this album software, although it is rather quirky and you may experience some oddities like wrong captions from time to time. Anyway, since you've been having a scontastic few days baking away I've created a section on English tea rooms .... and I'm going to add a few of my own "Scones I Have Known And Loved".

              I've authored this album on a colour calibrated PC screen and have checked compatibility on the Mac and newest Fujitsu M532 Android tablet (thanks to son David, Fujitsu UK's Tablet marketing manager, lighter and thinner than the iPad).

              I am aware that the luminance standard (the gamma setting) is different between the PC and Apple and I've tried to strike a balance in authoring these images so that they are not too dark on the PC and not too light on Mac products. Hopefully they look natural on your computer.
              Alan A. Shaw
              Designer, owner
              Harbeth Audio UK

              Comment

              Working...
              X