HUG - here for all audio enthusiasts


"This Harbeth User Group (HUG) is the Manufacturer's own managed forum dedicated to natural sound, realisable by controlling the confounding variables between tthe microphone and the listeners' ears.

For example, the design of and interaction between the hifi amplifier and its speaker load can and potentially will alter the sound balance of what you hear. To reproduce the sounds captured by the recording microphones, as Harbeth speakers are designed to do, you would naturally select system components (sources, electronics, cables and so on) that do not color the sound before it reaches the speakers.

Identifying components for their system neutrality should, logically, start with the interpretation and analysis of their technical, objective performance, as any and every deviation from a measurably flat frequency response at any point along the serial chain from microphone to ear is very likely to cause the total system to have an audible sonic personality. That includes the contribution of the listening room itself.

HUG specialises in making complex technical matters simple to understand, aiding the identification of audio components likely to maintain a faithful relationship between the recorded sound and the sound you hear. With our heritage of natural sound, HUG cannot be really be expected to guide in the selection, approval, endorsement or even discussion of equipment that is intend to introduce a significantly personalised sound to the audio signal chain. For that you should do your own research and above all, make the effort to visit an Authorised Dealer and listen to your music at your loudness on your loudspeakers through the various electronics offered there. There is no on-line substitute for that time investment in a dealer's showroom.

If you desire to intentionally tune your system sound to your personal taste, please consider carefully how much you should rely upon the subjective opinions of strangers. Their hearing acuity and taste will be different to yours, as will be their motives and budget, their listening distance, listening loudness and listening room treatment, not necessarily leading to appropriate equipment selection and listening satisfaction for you.

Alternatively, if faithfully reproducing the sound intended by the composer, score, conductor and musicians over your speakers is your audio dream, then understanding something of the issues likely to fulfill that objective is what this forum has been helping with since 2006. Welcome!"

Jan. 2018
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Harbeth fan clubs around the world

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  • Harbeth fan clubs around the world

    This thread concerns Harbeth User Groups both on-line and 'physical' around the world. Please feel free to add your local group here, on a unique page.
    Harbeth PR,
    Harbeth UK

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    Re: Harbeth fan clubs around the world (Belgium)

    Here is a link to one of many Harbeth User Groups around the world in local languages ...

    Harbeth Belgium Group here

    If you have a link to your local group please add it here.
    Harbeth PR,
    Harbeth UK


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      Re: Harbeth fan clubs around the world (Hong Kong)

      There are many Harbeth fan clubs in the Far East. We've been selling Harbeth in China since 1977 so it's a particular honour that the Harbeth Hong Kong club have their own Flikr site.[email protected]/

      Directly to one of the first P3ESR made here: and the proud new owner[email protected]/3824476145/

      Here's a link to the P3ESR being compared with its grandfather from the 1970s[email protected]/3825279390/

      They meet-up regularly for food and the chance to talk about their Harbeth experiences. From us here in the UK - thank you!
      Harbeth PR,
      Harbeth UK