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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Summer of Sound Competition Announcement!

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  • Summer of Sound Competition Announcement!

    Good afternoon HUG!

    I'm delighted to announce details of our Summer of Sound competition for young music makers. Please see details below -

    Calling all music creators! Are you or do you know a young, talented and enthusiastic music-maker who would love the chance of owning a pair of Harbeth speakers? We are running a competition to win a pair of our speakers this summer.

    Entrants must submit an original piece of music, in any genre, that showcases a wide frequency and dynamic range and incorporates interesting and unusual sounds. Entrants must also document their process on social media using Twitter and/or Instagram using #HarbethSummerofSound.

    1st prize - One pair of SHL5plus speakers

    2nd prize - One pair of M30.1 speakers

    3rd prize - One pair of P3ESR speakers

    To enter, email your name, age, details of your Twitter and/or Instagram handle/s plus a brief bio about yourself to [email protected]. Your final audio file and a brief description about what inspired you should be sent via WeTransfer to the same email address above. Closing date - 27th August 2017. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 5th September 2017.

    T&Cs: Entrants must be aged between 16-24 and those under 18 years of age must have the permission of a parent or guardian to enter. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter feeds as well as our website for more details.

    To enter, participants must submit an original piece of music that showcases a wide dynamic range and includes some use of interesting and unusual sounds. Songs will be judged equally on originality, melody and composition, as well as the entrants creative use of social media to document their process and share their inspiration behind the music. When sharing details about the project applicants should use #HarbethSummerofSound.
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    Emma Smith
    Brand Manager
    Harbeth Audio UK