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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.

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Harbeth Speaker stands available in New Zealand

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  • Harbeth Speaker stands available in New Zealand

    We have a new range of Harbeth speaker stands nearing completion in Hard Rock Maple.

    The new Harbeth speaker stands are made by Parmenter Sound & will be available in clear lacquer over Maple & with a black stain finish. We have added a 6 mm steel bottom plate for extra stability on carpet using threaded 8 mm spikes. Price is $1150 NZD a pair.
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    Thanks Jason.


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    My P3ESR, C7ES3 and SHL5 ....!

    Here is my Harbeth speaker stand range ( P3ESR, C7ES-3, SHL5 pictured ) in either Maple clear lacquer & black stain over the Maple or black paint over Ash timber. Several options all with a 5.25 mm steel bottom plates and 8 mm spikes. In the clear Maple we have grain matched the legs and faces.
    Attached Files
    Thanks Jason.

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    • #3
      very nice indeed! Jason. Please post when you can pic's with speakers atop. (Also a M40.1 stand please!)

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      • #4
        Outside NZ availability?

        Will these be available outside NZ?

        Br,
        Teme

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        • #5
          Export from NZ

          Yes Phil, I will be offering a Monitor 40.1 speaker stand. I am not sure about if Harbeth owners will want to pay the freight from NZ, this could make the speaker stands to expensive?

          I am also looking into brass spikes and a brass bottom plate for a future upgrade option for clients, I think Maple and brass would be a wonderful combination in a speaker stand.
          Thanks Jason.

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          • #6
            Happy new Harbeth speaker owner

            Here is 2 pictures of one of my audio clients new pair of Harbeth P3ESR loudspeakers on our Parmenter designed speaker stands.
            Harbeth P3ESR loudspeaker rear view on our new speaker stands supplied by a very happy new Harbeth speaker owner.
            Attached Files
            Thanks Jason.

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            • #7
              P3ESR and Parmenter stands ...

              Originally posted by Jason View Post
              Here is 2 pictures of one of my audio clients new pair of Harbeth P3ESR loudspeakers on our Parmenter designed speaker stands.
              Harbeth P3ESR loudspeaker rear view on our new speaker stands supplied by a very happy new Harbeth speaker owner.

              Hi Jason, are all the stands the same price regardless of size/model? Thanks.

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              • #8
                NZ made stands

                Hi Sorry for the late reply. All stands are the same price.

                We have added 4 brass footers per stand now with M8 threaded studs for leveling, Price per pair is $1290 NZD now with the 8 brass footers fitted to the stands.
                I have found that by using the hard rock Maple timber for my speaker stands I do not need to use any decoupling pads between the speakers and the stands, the bass is very natural sounding with the Harbeth speaker placed directly on top of the stand.

                My Parmenter speaker stands use 3 different materials, Maple for the open frame stand, powder coated steel bottom plate for extra mass and stability, and solid brass footers for level adjustment and for tone tuning of the steel bottom plate.
                All 3 elements combine together to make a speaker stand that allows the Harbeth speakers to perform to their full potential.
                Attached Files
                Thanks Jason.

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