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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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High End Show Munich 2017, Feedback

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  • High End Show Munich 2017, Feedback

    I visited the High End Show in Munich and did hear the Harbeth presentation of the german distributor Input Audio. The system included the recordplayer L'Art du Son (Garrard) with an Origin Live tonearm and a Lyra cartridge. The amplifier was a Magnum Dynalab 309. And the loudspeaker was the new 40.2 Anniversary model of Harbeth.

    The sound was jaw dropping! I never ever heard something like this before. So incredible involving so lively, so spacious, so natural, so dynamic, so incredible live-like and 3-dimensional! Definitely the best sound at the show by far. After that i went again to the other rooms i liked. Like Kondo amps with Living Voice Horns or Kondo with Kawero or Silbatone with the Western Electric-Horns. But that did not come close.

    The Harbeth combo was so stunning! What a joy! Thank you for creating the new Anniversary models. They are incredible!
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