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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!

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Harbeth Newsletter: No. 23, November 2010 "Trip of a lifetime"

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  • Harbeth Newsletter: No. 23, November 2010 "Trip of a lifetime"

    With apologies for the delay, but we are now back up and running with the Harbeth Newsletter, in a fresher format.

    First, to get back into the swing I'd like to record my extended Far East trip earlier this year which resulted from the Icelandic volcano .... and then we'll return to the regular format from the next edition. I've also created an on-line photo album (link in the Newsletter) where there are even more pictures.

    I hope you enjoy Newsletter 23 - I had a terrific time abroad meeting old and new friends. Here it is.

    With the freezing cold temperatures in the UK believe me, I wish I were back there right now!

    UPDATE: Sept. 2011 this newsletter link repaired
    Alan A. Shaw
    Designer, owner
    Harbeth Audio UK

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    Once in a lifetime experience for all

    Originally posted by A.S. View Post
    ..First, to get back into the swing I'd like to record my extended Far East trip earlier this year which resulted from the Icelandic volcano ....
    Yes! We need mother nature to move the earth for Alan to make time to meet his fans. Your KL talk was certainly once in a lifetime experience for us. Not the usual demo of speakers like other manufactures do but your ability to stand before a crowd and answer all questions based on established engineering principles. Unlike others who usually avoid difficult questions or take a quick exit after a talk Alan continued to engage with the audience on a one to one basis.

    It was great having you here.



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      Alan in Singapore

      It was great meeting up with Alan at CD Acoustic, Singapore's Harbeth AD. I can still recall parts of Alan's speech which was both engaging & humourous. Hope to see you again in Singapore Alan.


      • #4
        Corrupt link?

        Any chance or repairing this link?

        (I'm looking at old newsletters re purchase of P3ESRs.)