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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Hong Kong retail outlets for Harbeth

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  • Hong Kong retail outlets for Harbeth

    We have heard from Garner Company, our importer in Hong Kong (and covering China too) that Harbeth's retail store in Hong Kong, supplied by Garner Co. has sadly fallen into administration due to cash flow problems. In fact, this situation has been creeping-up for some months and Garner was monitoring the situation closely. With the former dealer's full cooperation and agreement, new customers were being supplied by Garner directly to be sure that customer's payments were fully protected.

    Garner Company are intent upon recruiting another retail outlet in Hong Kong are now reorgaising their office/warehouse to provide a demonstration facility for local customers seriously interested in Harbeth to drop-in and hear them. Sugden amplifiers (a trusted combination with Harbeth) are also on demonstration. Please feel free to make contact with Peter or Henry Chan of Garner Company who would be pleased to look after you. Harbeth will remain available in Hong Kong and your payment directly to Garner is totally protected.
    Alan A. Shaw
    Designer, owner
    Harbeth Audio UK