HUG - here for all audio enthusiasts

Since its inception ten years ago, the Harbeth User Group's ambition has been to create a lasting knowledge archive. Knowledge is based on facts and observations. Knowledge is timeless. Knowledge is human independent and replicatable. However, we live in new world where thanks to social media, 'facts' have become flexible and personal. HUG operates in that real world.

HUG has two approaches to contributor's Posts. If you have, like us, 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 area of HUG is for you. The objective methods of comparing audio equipment under controlled conditions has been thoroughly examined here on HUG and elsewhere and can be easily understood and tried with negligible technical knowledge.

Alternatively, if you just like chatting about audio and subjectivity rules for you, then the Subjective Soundings sub-forum 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.

The Moderators' decision is final in all matters regarding what appears here. That said, very few Posts are rejected. HUG Moderation individually spell and layout checks Posts for clarity but due to the workload, Posts in the Subjective Soundings area, from Oct. 2016 will not be. 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.

That's it! Enjoy!

{Updated Nov. 2016A}
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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