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"This Harbeth User Group (HUG) is the Manufacturer's own managed forum dedicated to natural sound, realisable by controlling the confounding variables between tthe microphone and the listeners' ears.

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.

Alternatively, if faithfully reproducing the sound intended by the composer, score, conductor and musicians over your speakers is your audio dream, then understanding something of the issues likely to fulfill that objective is what this forum has been helping with since 2006. Welcome!"

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Harbeth Newsletter: No.6, April 2008

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  • Harbeth Newsletter: No.6, April 2008

    The sixth issue of the regular Harbeth newsletter has show reports from Canada and Heathrow - two international events where the M40.1 went down very well. There is also information on a new on-line Warranty registration, accessible via the new-look Harbeth website.

    The lead story is entitled 'Take it out, plug it in, and it works...' and describes how Harbeth loudspeakers work straight out of the box. Logged-in registered users may view the PDF document.

    Happy reading.
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    Harbeth PR,
    Harbeth UK

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    Re: Harbeth Newsletter: No.6, April 2008

    Thank you. I enjoyed reading the newsletter as usual. I have 2 questions:

    1. I've already registered online but never received any emails regarding the warranty options. Is this normal?

    2. The link in the small green box on the back page should be "", right?



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      Re: Harbeth Newsletter: No.6, April 2008

      Yes i've also enjoyed reading the latest Harbeth Newsletter. No surprise that the Heathrow show was a huge success with the M40.1 hailed as the best sound in the show. From the pic, i could see that the M40.1 was driven by LFD electronics & as i recently heard & found out, the pairing of LFD & Harbeth is simply magical & wonderfully musical. Quite the best i've heard from any hifi setup irregardless of price. Can't imagine how good the LFD monoblocks sounded with the M40.1 showcased at the heathrow show.