HUG - here for all audio enthusiasts

At its inception ten years ago, the Harbeth User Group's ambition was to create a lasting knowledge archive. Knowledge is based on facts and observations. Knowledge is timeless, independent of the observer and can be replicated. However, we live in new world in which objective facts have become flexible, personal and debatable. HUG operates in that real world, and that has now been reflected in the structure of HUG.

HUG has two approaches to contributor's Posts. If you, like us, have 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 Science of Audio sub-forum area of HUG is your place. The objective methods of comparing audio equipment under controlled conditions has been thoroughly examined here on HUG and elsewhere and can be readily understood by non-experts and tried-out at home without deep technical knowledge.

Alternatively, if you just like chatting about audio and subjectivity rules for you, then the Subjective Soundings area 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. From Oct. 2016, Posts in the Subjective Soundings area will not be spell checked or adjusted for layout clarity. 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.

The Moderators' decision is final in all matters and Harbeth does not necessarily agree with the contents of any member contributions and has no control over external content.

That's it! Enjoy!

{Updated Jan. 2017}
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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?).