HUG - here for all audio enthusiasts


"This Harbeth User Group (HUG) is the Manufacturer's own managed forum dedicated to natural sound, realisable by controlling the confounding variables between tthe microphone and the listeners' ears.

For example, the design of and interaction between the hifi amplifier and its speaker load can and potentially will alter the sound balance of what you hear. To reproduce the sounds captured by the recording microphones, as Harbeth speakers are designed to do, you would naturally select system components (sources, electronics, cables and so on) that do not color the sound before it reaches the speakers.

Identifying components for their system neutrality should, logically, start with the interpretation and analysis of their technical, objective performance, as any and every deviation from a measurably flat frequency response at any point along the serial chain from microphone to ear is very likely to cause the total system to have an audible sonic personality. That includes the contribution of the listening room itself.

HUG specialises in making complex technical matters simple to understand, aiding the identification of audio components likely to maintain a faithful relationship between the recorded sound and the sound you hear. With our heritage of natural sound, HUG cannot be really be expected to guide in the selection, approval, endorsement or even discussion of equipment that is intend to introduce a significantly personalised sound to the audio signal chain. For that you should do your own research and above all, make the effort to visit an Authorised Dealer and listen to your music at your loudness on your loudspeakers through the various electronics offered there. There is no on-line substitute for that time investment in a dealer's showroom.

If you desire to intentionally tune your system sound to your personal taste, please consider carefully how much you should rely upon the subjective opinions of strangers. Their hearing acuity and taste will be different to yours, as will be their motives and budget, their listening distance, listening loudness and listening room treatment, not necessarily leading to appropriate equipment selection and listening satisfaction for you.

Alternatively, if faithfully reproducing the sound intended by the composer, score, conductor and musicians over your speakers is your audio dream, then understanding something of the issues likely to fulfill that objective is what this forum has been helping with since 2006. Welcome!"

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Harbeth at exhibitions and shows

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    This thread holds information on trade shows etc.
    Harbeth PR,
    Harbeth UK

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    Montreal Salon Son & Image show, March 25th-28 2010

    Noel Nolan of Skylan stands has reminded us that he'll be there and showing-off some new stand designs.

    Noel says " I've designed a new 2 post stand for the P3R (see pics). Speaker at left has the stand side view and on the right is regular view, (customer has choice). I will have stands for SHL5/C7ES3/M401 and P3R in the exhibit room for SON IDEAL which is a Montreal Harbeth dealer in room # 1313 /1315".

    Noel adds that "this is our only decent audio show here in Canada and I hope it is well attended or else we could lose it".

    Show details here

    Stand pictures attached. Enjoy the show!
    Attached Files
    Harbeth PR,
    Harbeth UK


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      Singapore Int. Sound and Sight Expo 2010

      Singapore, International Sound & Sight Exhibition, 26th to 28th Nov 2010


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        Singapore Int. Sight and Sound ... report

        Singapore,International Sound & Sight Exhibition, 2nd to 4th December 2011