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"This Harbeth User Group (HUG) is the Manufacturer's own managed forum dedicated to natural sound from microphone to ear, achievable by recognising and controlling the numerous confounding variables that exist along the audio chain. The Harbeth designer's objective is to make loudspeakers that contribute little of themselves to the music passing through them.

Identifying system components for their sonic neutrality should logically proceed from the interpretation and analysis of their technical, objective performance. Deviations from a flat frequency response at any point along the signal chain from microphone to ear is likely to give an audible sonic personality to the system at your ear; this includes the significant contribution of the listening room itself. To accurately reproduce the recorded sound as Harbeth speakers are designed to do, you would be best advised to select system components (sources, electronics, cables and so on) that do not color the sound before it reaches the speakers.

For example, the design of and interaction between the hifi amplifier and its speaker load can and will alter the sound balance of what you hear. This may or may not be what you wish to achieve, but any deviation from a flat response is a step away from a truly neutral system. HUG has extensively discussed amplifiers and the methods for seeking the most objectively neutral among a plethora of product choices.

HUG specialises in making complex technical matters simple to understand, getting at the repeatable facts in a post-truth environment where objectivity is increasingly ridiculed. With our heritage of natural sound and pragmatic design, HUG is not the best place to discuss non-Harbeth audio components selected, knowingly or not, to introduce a significantly personalised system sound. For that you should do your own research and above all, make the effort to visit an Authorised Dealer and listen to your music at your loudness on your loudspeakers through the various offerings there. There is really no on-line substitute for time invested in a dealer's showroom because 'tuning' your system to taste is such a highly personal matter. Our overall objective here is to empower readers to make the factually best procurement decisions in the interests of lifelike music at home.

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If some of the science behind faithfully reproducing the sound intended by the composer, score, conductor and musicians over Harbeth speakers is your thing, this forum has been helping with that since 2006. If you just want to share your opinions and photos with others then the unrelated Harbeth Speakers Facebook page http://bit.ly/2FEgoAy may be for you. Either way, welcome to the world of Harbeth!"


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  • Using the SEARCH facility

    Hi

    How can I search for 3 letter words?

    I want to search for low level listening as in low volume levels. When I search for just level listening, I get references to the speakers being level or your ear being level with the tweeter etc. Not exactly what I had in mind.

    Searchin on low, by itself, finds no records. Searching on low level, seems to eliminate the low and only gives references to level.

    Am I doing anything wrong? If not, how can this be fixed?

    Jay

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    Re: How to use the SEARCH facility

    Try again.

    Go to the SEARCH page (between New Posts and Quick Links on the red bar at the top of the User Group pages).

    Select Advanced Search ....enter your search. At the bottom of the entry page ....

    >>> Select "Show Results as Posts"

    >>> Tick the box "Also search in child forums".
    Alan A. Shaw
    Designer, owner
    Harbeth Audio UK

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    • #3
      Re: Using the SEARCH facility

      Thanks Alan. I was not using the advanced option when I tried it. It worked now.

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      • #4
        Advanced search?

        Hi, Alan,

        since some time the "Advanced Search" is missing on all my browsers. Could be reintroduced?

        Regards,
        Peter

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        • #5
          Activity stream?

          Originally posted by chirhonix View Post
          Hi, Alan,

          since some time the "Advanced Search" is missing on all my browsers. Could be reintroduced?

          Regards,
          Peter
          Yes I agree and would add the current default of "Activity Stream" doesn't work very well with my PC (Windows 7) and browser (IE 11). Most of the time the links to the new message don't do anything.

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          • #6
            Activity stream problems

            Originally posted by Don Leman View Post
            Yes I agree and would add the current default of "Activity Stream" doesn't work very well with my PC (Windows 7) and browser (IE 11). Most of the time the links to the new message don't do anything.
            I'm having the same problem with Activity Stream. I'm using a Mac with Safari and Chrome. I wrote the board administrator a few days ago concerning this issue, but did not hear anything back.

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            • #7
              Mouse exploring

              The links work if you very carefully "explore" their location. And then the first item often looks washed out.

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              • #8
                Difficult

                Yes they do, but that is extremely cumbersome.

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                • #9
                  Phone/Mac issues

                  Same issue while browsing on my phone and Mac

                  {Moderator's comment: And those exact issues are what, please?}

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                  • #10
                    Missing Advanced Serach

                    To the moderator:

                    the "advanced Search" button beneath the search input field is missing since weeks. I could use it to search for the latest (1 day) posts and see directly in which threads there was new info.

                    Now I have to use the "What's new?" function and that leads to a time sorted list of entries, not thread sorted. I'm not fond of it. Furthermore the links are very tiny and often it's difficult to hit them. It's the same on Firefox and Chrome on Linux and my Android phone. The 1st link looks often washed out.

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                    • #11
                      Missing from browser

                      I looked into the page source and the entry is there:

                      <li><a href="search.php" accesskey="4">Advanced Search</a></li>

                      but it's not displayed in the browser.

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                      • #12
                        I.E. Compatibility setting for HUG

                        Originally posted by chirhonix View Post
                        To the moderator:

                        the "advanced Search" button beneath the search input field is missing since weeks. I could use it to search for the latest (1 day) posts and see directly in which threads there was new info.

                        Now I have to use the "What's new?" function and that leads to a time sorted list of entries, not thread sorted. I'm not fond of it. Furthermore the links are very tiny and often it's difficult to hit them. It's the same on Firefox and Chrome on Linux and my Android phone. The 1st link looks often washed out.
                        I've found a bit of a work around for those using IE. While on the forum site, go up to the browser menu and click on tools, then select "Compatibility View Settings" then add harbeth.co.uk to the list. That adds the old menu where you can choose new posts and it gets displayed in the old format.

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                        • #13
                          Site change?

                          Thank you Don Leman,
                          but on Linux I have no IE. In Firefox or Chrome I think there is no such option. Maybe in the last 2 to3 weeks there was a change on the site which made that difference that the option to klick the advance search buttom.

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                          • #14
                            Advance search

                            I've had the exact same issues over the last couple of weeks: the "What's New" button gives you Activity Stream, instead of the list of threads with recent activity, which is much more user friendly (at least for me).

                            And "Advanced Search" is gone, so there's no way to reliably summon up the list of threads with recent activity.

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                            • #15
                              New layout

                              Originally posted by Nahtanoj View Post
                              I've had the exact same issues over the last couple of weeks: the "What's New" button gives you Activity Stream, instead of the list of threads with recent activity, which is much more user friendly (at least for me).

                              And "Advanced Search" is gone, so there's no way to reliably summon up the list of threads with recent activity.
                              Same here. I much preferred the previous layout. The new one is finicky, and more difficult to search and to navigate.

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