HUG - here for all audio enthusiasts

The Harbeth User Group is the primary channel for public communication with Harbeth's HQ. If you have a 'scientific mind' and are curious about how the ear works, how it can lead us to make the right - and wrong - audio equipment 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 should be accessible to non-experts and able to be tried-out at home without deep technical knowledge. From a design perspective, today's award winning Harbeths could not have been designed any other way.

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.

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 only, although HUG is really not the best place to have these sort of purely subjective airings.

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

That's it! Enjoy!

{Updated Oct. 2017}
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No compromise on quality - at any cost

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  • No compromise on quality - at any cost

    Having held prices for over two years, and facing ever increasing costs (not only of components, but shipping), Harbeth is reluctantly coping with these irritating cost increases whilst they are still manageable.

    “Past experience has shown that not addressing this issue merely postpones the inevitable, it will not go away and to ignore it is just not prudent”, explains Harbeth's Trevor Butler. "Such neglect then results in a substantial price hike which nobody likes and is counter-productive.”

    As a result, Harbeth customers will see a modest adjustment of high street prices as new stock arrives in the over forty overseas markets the company services.

    “One option, is to substitute inferior components in order to maintain price points”, adds Trevor. “But this is not the Harbeth way. The world's best-loved loudspeakers have gained their enviable reputation because of their unbeatable sound quality. That cannot, and will not, be compromised.”

    For full details please contact your local Harbeth distributor.
    Harbeth PR,
    Harbeth UK