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Harbeth Monitor 20

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  • Harbeth Monitor 20

    I have an oopportunity to buy a used pair of these.
    They could be useful in my recording work.

    Could Forum members give me some information.

    (a) Do the latest ones use Radial drive units.
    (b) Are spares still available ?

    Many thanks.

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    Radial if 20.1

    If it's the 20.1, it uses Radial 2. Spares available for this model

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    • #3
      Bass unit?

      Originally posted by hifi_dave View Post
      If it's the 20.1, it uses Radial 2. Spares available for this model
      From the look of the bass/mid. driver, it's not a Radial unit. Would it be a Seas, as used in the P3-ES domestic model ?

      Thanks.

      {Moderator's comment: If the bass unit cons is mirror-like, it's RADIAL. If matt, a SEAS unit, bought-in.}

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      • #4
        Long term spares

        Originally posted by Miles MG View Post
        From the look of the bass/mid. driver, it's not a Radial unit. Would it be a Seas, as used in the P3-ES domestic model ?

        Thanks.

        {Moderator's comment: If the bass unit cons is mirror-like, it's RADIAL. If matt, a SEAS unit, bought-in.}
        Presumably the SEAS units be replaced if necessary, as prof. users may need repairs made to their M20s

        {Moderator's comments: We have a very large stock of SEAS P3ES/Monitor 20 bass units to cover all foreseeable spares requirements, forever.}

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