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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Munich 2013 show - results and thanks

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  • Munich 2013 show - results and thanks

    Well, I'm back from the Munich show this morning. It was a huge success and I anticipate that we will be able to take Harbeth into some new markets as a result. It was a pleasure and privilege to meet so many trade and end users, including Harbeth customers who are professional and amateur musicians. Thanks to all of you who made yourself known.

    May I add that my grandfather, a POW at the age of about 18 for three years during WW1, suffered a bullet wound which would normally have resulted in an amputation. His German camp doctor befriended him and decided to do his best to save a young Scotsman's leg, which he did. Although my grandfather limped for the remainder of his long life, he would not hear a bad word said about the kindness of his German captors. I wholly share that respect and appreciation and several times thought that if grandfather had been alive today, seeing the pleasure the Harbeth sound brings to our European friends and allies, he would be rightly pleased by the return of a favour. Even better, it occurred to me that I may have been unwittingly shaking the hand of a descendent of that kindly doctor.

    Unfortunately due to one of those quirks of timing, production manager Andy Sinden in attending a family wedding in Spain and will not be back for two weeks. That leaves me to handle a mountain of paperwork, emails and the rest resulting not only from the show but the general office/production matters. So please, give me a little time to catch up.

    Thank you once again for saying hello, and see you next year.
    Alan A. Shaw
    Designer, owner
    Harbeth Audio UK

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