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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Harbeth Newsletter: No.69 December 2015 - Product of the year

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  • Harbeth Newsletter: No.69 December 2015 - Product of the year

    Our festive issue of the monthly Harbeth newsletter is now available - and it's packed with the usual mix of news from the global Harbeth family.

    Hot news from our friends at The Absolute Sound magazine in the USA is that they've named the Super HL5plus as their '2015 Product of the Year' - this hot on the heels of Polish-based awarding the same loudspeaker its 'Best Sound of 2015'.

    Also in this issue, we have show reports from Ontaio, Horten in Norway, Warsaw, the Anallog Audio event in Krefeld plus the Dutch multimedia event, as well as news of Monitor 40.2 launches in London, Barcelona, Bavaria and Denver.

    There's also news of our plans for Sound and Vision in Bristol, the UK's premier audio event. Make a date to head west: 26-28 February, 2015.
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