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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Dangers of buying from unauthorised sources

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  • Dangers of buying from unauthorised sources

    We've all been tempted. The idea of saving a few pounds by buying something from someone/somewhere that we know shouldn't be selling it. But, be warned - there are serious repercussions which could turn the idea into a nightmare. Do not purchase Harbeth speakers without serial numbers!

    Please read this carefully:

    1) 100% of Harbeth speaker leave the factory with individual serial numbers on the rear panel and on the carton. Those serial numbers allow you to Register your speakers and for us to grant you Warranty.

    2) If the speakers have no serial number, they have been torn-off by the seller. There is ALWAYS a reason behind the removal of the serial numbers. Serial numbers do not remove themselves.

    3) Harbeth Authorised Sellers would not EVER tamper with our serial numbers, so whoever is selling does not want the speakers or their history to be exposed.

    4) Unfortunately, if there is no serial number, we cannot provide any after care at all. To provide any after care we or our Authorised Sellers must have the original, valid serial number to cross-check.

    5) Without a valid serial number it is not possible to for us to validate the original sales invoice from Harbeth to a Harbeth Authorised Seller, nor to validate that the speakers are in the country of original destination, nor to act on your behalf should you need after care; you will be entirely on your own.

    It is extremely foolhardy to purchase anonymous goods from unauthorised sellers - you are asking to be cheated and you most likely will be cheated. Don't put yourself at risk because neither Harbeth UK nor any of it's Authorised Agents can or will be able to help you.

    Someone is being cheated...
    Harbeth PR,
    Harbeth UK