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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Harbeth Newsletter: No.18, October 2009

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  • Harbeth Newsletter: No.18, October 2009

    Harbeth Newsletter: No.18, October 2009

    Our latest newsletter details how the new series of ITV's cult show The X Factor will be mixed and broadcast on a set of Harbeth monitors in their new 5.1 HD surround studio in west London..... M40.1s at the front, an M30 for the centre channel, and a pair of M20s at the rear. Short video clip of the control room will be uploaded soon.

    Further pro' endorsement this month comes from a TV post production house which has been using P3ESRs to make trailers.

    Overseas news comes from Norway where Harbeth stole the show at a high end event, and Hong Kong where Alan Shaw met the Harbeth fan club.

    Happy reading.
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    Harbeth PR,
    Harbeth UK

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    Harbeth 5.1 system - video now available

    He is a short video we made at the X-factor studios showing off their new Harbeth 5.1 system - and Alan talks with highly respected sound engineer Robert Edwards. This is a big file, but it streams directly to your PC.

    You'll see Robert's name in the credits of big budget TV shows - he's at the very top of his game.

    The video is here - look for the icon and text "Click here ..."
    Harbeth PR,
    Harbeth UK