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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  • 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.