HUG - here for all audio enthusiasts

The Harbeth User Group is the primary channel for public communication with Harbeth's HQ. If you have a 'scientific mind' and are curious about how the ear works, how it can lead us to make the right - and wrong - audio equipment 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 should be accessible to non-experts and able to be tried-out at home without deep technical knowledge. From a design perspective, today's award winning Harbeths could not have been designed any other way.

Alternatively, if you just like chatting about audio and subjectivity rules for you, then the Subjective Soundings area is you. If you are quite set in your subjectivity, then HUG is likely to be a bit too fact based for you, as many of the contributors have maximised their pleasure in home music reproduction by allowing their head to rule their heart. 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 only, although HUG is really not the best place to have these sort of purely subjective airings.

The Moderators' decision is final in all matters and Harbeth does not necessarily agree with the contents of any member contributions, especially in the Subjective Soundings area, and has no control over external content.

That's it! Enjoy!

{Updated Oct. 2017}
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M40.1, M30 and M20 in UK's biggest TV studio

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  • M40.1, M30 and M20 in UK's biggest TV studio

    Harbeth is proud to have been selected for the new 5.1 surround-sound installation alongside a $600,000 state-of-the-art Calrec digital mixing desk, in the UK's largest TV/broadcast studio. This studio - this equipment - makes the programmes X-factor, Britain's Got Talent and many other family entertainment shows with very large viewing audiences. This gear just has to work, live. No questions.

    We've spent a day on-site and have many pictures and video to share with you of the now commissioned studio in the coming days. The story of how and the acoustic reasons why Harbeth was selected above all other brands is a story in itself .... more to follow. We met the highly respected independent acoustician who measured the acoustics of the studio driven by the M40.1 and was genuinely surprised how the passive M40.1 performed as well or better than a similar size speaker he generally promotes, stuffed with DSP electronics.

    We've attached a movie still showing M401 and M30 (front channels) - M20 x 2 is behind sound engineer ceiling mounted. Even though the front speakers are tight against the front wall (no space to bring them further out) there are no bass issues at all. Walls are damped.

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