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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New LFD just bought

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  • New LFD just bought

    After months of deliberation, I took the plunge and bought the LFD Mk IV "Signature". It arrived yesterday and I hope to install it over the long Memorial Day weekend (in the US). I have been using a modified HH Scott 222c integrated amp, that I have been very happy with. I just could not resist comparing this highly rated SS amp with a tube amp to drive my C7ES3's. After some burn in, and sufficient listening time, I'll report back to the HUG.

    Sound Anchors
    PrimaLuna CDP
    Marantz 10B tuner
    REL B3
    Audioquest and Mapleshade cables/IC's/power conditioning

    Dennis Girard

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    New LFD findings

    Looking forward to read about your findings!

    I am thinking going the other way. I have a Luxman L550A II but want to try some tubes...
    PC/AudioPro WF100 - Luxman L550A II - C7ES-3