HUG - here for all audio enthusiasts

Since its inception ten years ago, the Harbeth User Group's ambition has been to create a lasting knowledge archive. Knowledge is based on facts and observations. Knowledge is timeless. Knowledge is human independent and replicatable. However, we live in new world where thanks to social media, 'facts' have become flexible and personal. HUG operates in that real world.

HUG has two approaches to contributor's Posts. If you have, like us, a scientific mind and are curious about how the ear works, how it can lead us to make the right - and wrong - decisions, and about the technical ins and outs of audio equipment, how it's designed and what choices the designer makes, then the factual area of HUG is for you. The objective methods of comparing audio equipment under controlled conditions has been thoroughly examined here on HUG and elsewhere and can be easily understood and tried with negligible technical knowledge.

Alternatively, if you just like chatting about audio and subjectivity rules for you, then the Subjective Soundings sub-forum is you. 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.

The Moderators' decision is final in all matters regarding what appears here. That said, very few Posts are rejected. HUG Moderation individually spell and layout checks Posts for clarity but due to the workload, Posts in the Subjective Soundings area, from Oct. 2016 will not be. We regret that but we are unable to accept Posts that present what we consider to be free advertising for products that Harbeth does not make.

That's it! Enjoy!

{Updated Nov. 2016A}
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    Ramped-up production: good news for back-orders

    With a couple of exceptions due to material shortages, good news on the Harbeth production leadtime. We now have an additional staff member, and the new production planning system seems to be running well.

    This means that we have made a real impact in cutting the production leadtime, which is now back to the our long-term 'norm' of about 10-12 weeks ex-Harbeth.

    Next year is Harbeth's 30th Anniversary .... and we have increased efficiency here to take advantage of the continuous month-on-month sales expansion and our plans to celebrate this milestone.

    Thanks for being so patient and understanding as we have realigned our business to demand whilst keeping our overheads to the absolute minimum, hence reducing the price you pay to the bare bones.
    Alan A. Shaw
    Designer, owner
    Harbeth Audio UK