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}
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Sing it with a song (if you can)!

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  • Sing it with a song (if you can)!

    Some sung anecdotes of life put to words and music ....

  • #2
    Alan went to Ireland for a short break recently. This song exactly describes his experience of finding a headline bargain flight on the internet that in fact cost ten times as much as the eye catching figure ..... !

    Interview with boss of Ryan Air here ....

    The reality of cheap flights (as experienced by Alan himself attempting to fly to Dublin, July 2011 ...).

    Book here or here or here. Any way, you're screwed.


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      Sing it!

      ) Try singing this..


      • #4
        Safety in flight

        Originally posted by HUG-1 View Post
        ...Any way, you're screwed.
        Thanks for sharing. If it wasn’t so true it would be even funnier.

        The government here had some sense to put a floor under this whole economy flight caboodle. Some called it protectionism but in hindsight the decision makes some sense.

        What we don’t know and can’t see is one thing eg aircraft maintenance. What we do know is even more worrying. Here, at least 2 different (budget) airlines have been brought to task for disregard for safe flying.

        One of the airlines in question…

        This airline has been highlighted for flying below and out of managed air space, being inadequately trained for non standard landing skills (is that saying they do not have necessary skills to land other than on autopilot?).