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"This Harbeth User Group (HUG) is the Manufacturer's own managed forum dedicated to natural sound, realisable by controlling the confounding variables between tthe microphone and the listeners' ears.

For example, the design of and interaction between the hifi amplifier and its speaker load can and potentially will alter the sound balance of what you hear. To reproduce the sounds captured by the recording microphones, as Harbeth speakers are designed to do, you would naturally select system components (sources, electronics, cables and so on) that do not color the sound before it reaches the speakers.

Identifying components for their system neutrality should, logically, start with the interpretation and analysis of their technical, objective performance, as any and every deviation from a measurably flat frequency response at any point along the serial chain from microphone to ear is very likely to cause the total system to have an audible sonic personality. That includes the contribution of the listening room itself.

HUG specialises in making complex technical matters simple to understand, aiding the identification of audio components likely to maintain a faithful relationship between the recorded sound and the sound you hear. With our heritage of natural sound, HUG cannot be really be expected to guide in the selection, approval, endorsement or even discussion of equipment that is intend to introduce a significantly personalised sound to the audio signal chain. 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 electronics offered there. There is no on-line substitute for that time investment in a dealer's showroom.

If you desire to intentionally tune your system sound to your personal taste, please consider carefully how much you should rely upon the subjective opinions of strangers. Their hearing acuity and taste will be different to yours, as will be their motives and budget, their listening distance, listening loudness and listening room treatment, not necessarily leading to appropriate equipment selection and listening satisfaction for you.

Alternatively, if faithfully reproducing the sound intended by the composer, score, conductor and musicians over your speakers is your audio dream, then understanding something of the issues likely to fulfill that objective is what this forum has been helping with since 2006. Welcome!"


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LFD vs Hegel H70

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  • LFD vs Hegel H70

    Could someone familiar with the LFD integrated describe how they feel it compares to the Hegel H70 ?

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    Imponderable

    evs71: I doubt if there are any HUG members who have heard of Hegel, much less had the opportunity to listen to it against the LFD. You will probably get more response here if your query related only to LFD amplifiers. If your dealer stocks both its best to listen to both and let your ears decide.

    Good luck!

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    • #3
      I can confirm that the latest LFD Mk.IV is very good indeed and works very well with Harbeth but I'm not familiar with Hegel.

      By the way Denjo, where is the 'tiny red dot' ?

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      • #4
        Tiny red dot

        Hi hifi_dave

        The tiny red dot is Singapore! We are about the size of Greater London, just one small red dot on the world map!

        Best Regards
        Dennis

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