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For example, the design of and interaction between the hifi amplifier and its speaker load can and potentially will alter the sound balance of what you hear. To reproduce the sounds captured by the recording microphones, as Harbeth speakers are designed to do, you would naturally select system components (sources, electronics, cables and so on) that do not color the sound before it reaches the speakers.

Identifying components for their system neutrality should, logically, start with the interpretation and analysis of their technical, objective performance, as any and every deviation from a measurably flat frequency response at any point along the serial chain from microphone to ear is very likely to cause the total system to have an audible sonic personality. That includes the contribution of the listening room itself.

HUG specialises in making complex technical matters simple to understand, aiding the identification of audio components likely to maintain a faithful relationship between the recorded sound and the sound you hear. With our heritage of natural sound, HUG cannot be really be expected to guide in the selection, approval, endorsement or even discussion of equipment that is intend to introduce a significantly personalised sound to the audio signal chain. For that you should do your own research and above all, make the effort to visit an Authorised Dealer and listen to your music at your loudness on your loudspeakers through the various electronics offered there. There is no on-line substitute for that time investment in a dealer's showroom.

If you desire to intentionally tune your system sound to your personal taste, please consider carefully how much you should rely upon the subjective opinions of strangers. Their hearing acuity and taste will be different to yours, as will be their motives and budget, their listening distance, listening loudness and listening room treatment, not necessarily leading to appropriate equipment selection and listening satisfaction for you.

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Jan. 2018
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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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