HUG - here for all audio enthusiasts

At its inception ten years ago, the Harbeth User Group's ambition was to create a lasting knowledge archive. Knowledge is based on facts and observations. Knowledge is timeless, independent of the observer and can be replicated. However, we live in new world in which objective facts have become flexible, personal and debatable. HUG operates in that real world, and that has now been reflected in the structure of HUG.

HUG has two approaches to contributor's Posts. If you, like us, have 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 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 can be readily understood by non-experts and tried-out at home without deep technical knowledge.

Alternatively, if you just like chatting about audio and subjectivity rules for you, then the Subjective Soundings area 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. From Oct. 2016, Posts in the Subjective Soundings area will not be spell checked or adjusted for layout clarity. 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.

The Moderators' decision is final in all matters and Harbeth does not necessarily agree with the contents of any member contributions and has no control over external content.

That's it! Enjoy!

{Updated Jan. 2017}
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    I sincerly hope that we do not have to make many entries here, but as a service to customers worldwide this seems an ideal place to start the hunt for wayward Harbeths that have sprouted legs.

    It goes without saying that stolen speakers carry no Warranty. We will not encourage or support crime and if we can identify a thief we will, and have, report them to the police. In one case that comes to mind, this led the police to a treasure trove of stolen electical equipment. It irritates me and my staff to think that we invest an hour or two of our combined effort into making a pair of speakers for them to fall into the wrong hands.

    MISSING IN TRANSIT #1: Feb. 2007

    HL-P3ES2 in maple s/number: 2716 L&R. Stolen en route to Harbeth Denmark from Harbeth UK. Harbeth Warranty has been cancelled and no after care will be provided for these speakers.
    Alan A. Shaw
    Designer, owner
    Harbeth Audio UK