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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.

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Axpona 2015 Chicago. Harbeth presence?

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  • Axpona 2015 Chicago. Harbeth presence?

    I live locally to this years Axpona but had another more important hobby show to attend!

    Did harbeth have a presence there? Anybody went to the show from HUG?
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    Super HL-5plus demoed with 35W amplifier and analog disc

    Originally posted by acroyear View Post
    I live locally to this years Axpona but had another more important hobby show to attend! Did Harbeth have a presence there? Anybody went to the show from HUG?
    Did not attend the show, but Harbeth did have a presence:



    The Super HL-5plus was demonstrated using an amplifier with a rated output of about 35W into a 6Ω load.
    Given the inadequacies experienced by A.S. with an even more powerful amplifier at the Bristol show, you might wonder how often this amplifier was driven into clipping and if the speakers were being shown to their full potential.

    Note, also, that the source unit was an analog disc player. Hopefully the phono cartridge wasn't one of those with a rolled-off high frequency response, as A.S. heard at a show in Germany.
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