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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.

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Polish language M40.1 test - beautiful pictures in rosewood

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  • Polish language M40.1 test - beautiful pictures in rosewood

    Interesing pics.

  • #2
    Fantastic M40.1 review

    Great review and photos. Thanks for the link. I especially like this quote:

    The M40.1 have their own distinct character and it is totally different from what seems to be common trend in most modern high-end designs. And still these are one of the best loudspeakers I ever listened to in my room. It was kind of surprise for me, even shock as they represent everything I hate about other designs plastic cones, soft domes, cabinets that take part in creating the sound. Basing on my experience there is no way loudspeakers like the Harbeths could sound good, and yet they sound fantastic!


    • #3
      Nice report!

      very nice report indeed! and exceptional photos.
      but they opened the speakers...!!!

      just one mistake: "...We have received the M40.1 Domestic together with German stands made by Skylan"... this is of course not correct.

      i really enjoyed the writing of this polish guy.

      Harbeth M40.1-Naim NAC52-Supercap-NAP 135-CDS2-XPS


      • #4
        Also P3ESR review from Poland

        They also did a great review with nice pics of the P3ESR recently:


        • #5
          Polish review of M40.1 now on "6Moons" website - factually corrected

          The review is now on the audio website It is the same review, but the translation has been polished, and the factual error regarding the provenance of Skylan stands (Canada, not Germany) has been corrected. Worth a look: