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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  • vibration

    i seen setup that lift cable above floor, above table with Accessories Cable Elevators, isolation bases, cone.

    in fact, you can do a simple test. ask your niece,nephew, son, daughter to shake the cable (not the connector but the cable)while you are playing your favourite song. Likelihood that you wont hear any difference!

    i have tried shaking my amplifier, interconnect, speaker cable. the music still flows effortlessly thru the speaker

    save the money.. in my opinion..

  • #2
    I use isolators to keep the cables out of the carpet. My isolators are scrap hardwood and didn't cost me a cent. If they work, fabulous, if not, I'm not out a cent. My kind of tweak!


    • #3
      Surely the carpet is the isolator, keeping the cable off the floor ?


      • #4
        Originally posted by hifi_dave View Post
        Surely the carpet is the isolator, keeping the cable off the floor ?
        There is that.


        • #5
          btw, does anybody who owns a inFinite element rack, [email protected] isolation rack / plinth, ginko.. etc feel the vibration on the equipment when playing music.

          try play a song that has plenty of bass, then put your hand and feel it...


          • #6
            You can't really isolate the equipment from air borne vibrations when in the same room as the speakers. Racks can provide an escape route for the vibrations but only after it has impinged on the equipment. Racks can isolate equipment from the floor vibrations.