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Serial No. - production year

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  • Serial No. - production year

    Hi,
    is there a way to tell the prodution year form the serial No. of the loudspeaker?

    Best regards
    Henning Harms

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    Re: Serial No. - production year

    No. We reset the serial number when we revise the model. For example, the original HL monitor of 1977 started production at serial number 100. So did the Mk2, 3, 4 etc.

    Formal serial number records started when I became involved with Harbeth in 1986 and details of every speaker produced since then (when made, who made, colour, details of the drive units, who tested the speaker, who packed, special comments etc. etc.) have been written by hand in Production Log Books, speaker by speaker, since then. We have considered bar coding but fear that due to computer malfunction we could lose our records so for now we continue with the written books.

    Please don't forget to Register your Harbeth speakers on the web site.
    Alan A. Shaw
    Designer, owner
    Harbeth Audio UK

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    • #3
      Re: Serial No. - production year

      Many thanks for your reply!
      I couldn't find the page on your website for registration.

      Best regards
      Henning Harms

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      • #4
        Registering Harbeths

        We've tried to keep the main menu as simple and clean as possible - just six buttons (Home ...... Contact).

        To find the Registration page on the website ..... the rule is .... if it concerns a speaker (yes, it is about Registering a speaker) then go along the top bar to Products. Then drop down the left column and you should see the Registration page.

        http://www.harbeth.co.uk/uk/index.php?section=products&page=introducingourspea kers
        Alan A. Shaw
        Designer, owner
        Harbeth Audio UK

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        • #5
          Re: Serial No. - production year

          Have I missed something? There's no "Compact 7ES-2" on "model" drop down menu on the registration page.

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          • #6
            Re: Serial No. - production year

            No - it was an oversight on our part. C7ES-2 now added as a registerable speaker.
            Alan A. Shaw
            Designer, owner
            Harbeth Audio UK

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            • #7
              Production year?

              The thread was initially created in 2008.

              Harbeth tracked the serial# of each model on paper. Things may changed since then.

              I really like to find out the prodcution year of my Harbeths. The serial # is is 86x. Is there any way to find out?
              thanks!

              {Moderator's comment: We assume that you are not the original owner and you did not register for extended warranty?}

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