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M40.2 - Global first review (From Germany)

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  • M40.2 - Global first review (From Germany)

    Germany's prestigious Audio magazine publishes the first review of Harbeth's new Monitor 40.2 reference loudspeaker in its latest edition, hitting the bookstands now - and it's a rave review.

    The reviewer has had to admit that he can find only positive and NOTHING negative to report about Alan Shaw's latest design and is effusive about the new speaker's lively, natural sound. There is to be a follow-up piece in the next edition about Harbeth's RADIAL™ cone material because Alan did not have the opportunity to personally meet the reviewer and hand over his design White Paper about RADIAL™ and this aspect of the review needs clarification.

    The article is full of praiseworthy adjectives about the Harbeth sound from this mighty reference monitor loudspeaker, such as: lively, luscious, brilliant, drops you deeper into the music, and exhilarating presentation with a very dynamic tonal balance.

    The test results simply concur with the subjective review and the M40.2 scores impressively on all counts (see photo) to win the magazine's coveted recommendation, "Empfehlung".

    Production has already commenced.
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    Harbeth PR,
    Harbeth UK

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    Reference - Die Englanderin lasst einen schlicht tiefer in die Musik eintauchen.

    Originally posted by harbethpr View Post
    Germany's prestigious Audio magazine publishes the first review of Harbeth's new Monitor 40.2 reference loudspeaker in its latest edition, hitting the bookstands now - and it's a rave review.

    The reviewer has had to admit that he can find only positive and NOTHING negative to report about Alan Shaw's latest design and is effusive about the new speaker's lively, natural sound. There is to be a follow-up piece in the next edition about Harbeth's RADIAL™ cone material because Alan did not have the opportunity to personally meet the reviewer and hand over his design White Paper about RADIAL™ and this aspect of the review needs clarification.

    The article is full of praiseworthy adjectives about the Harbeth sound from this mighty reference monitor loudspeaker, such as: lively, luscious, brilliant, drops you deeper into the music, and exhilarating presentation with a very dynamic tonal balance.

    The test results simply concur with the subjective review and the M40.2 scores impressively on all counts (see photo) to win the magazine's coveted recommendation, "Empfehlung".

    Production has already commenced.
    Congratulations for English lass more immersed in the Music than other gals! I have been maintaining English girls and ladies are very musical ones for years.

    ATB

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    • #3
      Congratulations!

      Damn, I wish I were able to read German! Even more, I wish my budget (ne: wife) would enable me to afford a pair of these beauties.

      I am reveling in my P3ESR's at this very moment, but can only imagine the difference listening the the 40.2's, especially with types of music for which the P3's were not intended to excel. Congrats on what is obviously an effusive review!

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      • #4
        "Most musical monitor - ever!!"

        Audio magazine's front cover proudly announces (in German) that the new Monitor 40.2 is

        ... "the most musical monitor of all time" (der musikalischste monitor aller Zeiten)
        Attached Files
        Harbeth PR,
        Harbeth UK

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