HUG - here for all audio enthusiasts

The Harbeth User Group is the primary channel for public communication with Harbeth's HQ. If you have a 'scientific mind' and are curious about how the ear works, how it can lead us to make the right - and wrong - audio equipment 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 should be accessible to non-experts and able to be tried-out at home without deep technical knowledge. From a design perspective, today's award winning Harbeths could not have been designed any other way.

Alternatively, if you just like chatting about audio and subjectivity rules for you, then the Subjective Soundings area is you. If you are quite set in your subjectivity, then HUG is likely to be a bit too fact based for you, as many of the contributors have maximised their pleasure in home music reproduction by allowing their head to rule their heart. 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 only, although HUG is really not the best place to have these sort of purely subjective airings.

The Moderators' decision is final in all matters and Harbeth does not necessarily agree with the contents of any member contributions, especially in the Subjective Soundings area, and has no control over external content.

That's it! Enjoy!

{Updated Oct. 2017}
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A rugged upgrade

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  • A rugged upgrade

    First of all, I would like to congratulate all those responsible for the creation of this space, as well as all other users.

    I finally got the upgrade I most wanted. I bought a Harbeth Super HL5 that came to give me the musicality, the detail and the wonderful Middle range that I wanted (and needed). Its been quite a pleasure to redescover my discs.

    But as not everything is perfect, I got the super tweeter (from the right column), crushed and deformed (tucked in and pinched). I was istracted momentarily and my little son, put a finger on him.
    Not usual on him, never did nothing like that, but it happened.


    I wanted to ask you if you knew where I could get a supertweeter replacementequal model, given that, I would not intend to buy the full pair of these corrent model now on sale (which is the SH5 Plus model)

    I already saw it on ebay, Amazon, etc. But I can not find it anywhere in Portugal.

    Thanks for the help and my best regards to all. It's a pleasure to belong to this group.


  • #2
    Harbeth will supply the correct tweeter for your speaker and at a reasonable price. Don't be tempted to buy a unit which 'looks' similar.

    If there is a distributor in Portugal, they should be your first contact.


    • #3
      You may also want to inquire if it is possible to buy (a pair of) the super-tweeter used in the 40th anniversary edition, since it has protection bars added over the front of the dome.