HUG - here for all audio enthusiasts

Since its inception ten years ago, the Harbeth User Group's ambition has been to create a lasting knowledge archive. Knowledge is based on facts and observations. Knowledge is timeless. Knowledge is human independent and replicatable. However, we live in new world where thanks to social media, 'facts' have become flexible and personal. HUG operates in that real world.

HUG has two approaches to contributor's Posts. If you have, like us, a scientific mind and are curious about how the ear works, how it can lead us to make the right - and wrong - decisions, and about the technical ins and outs of audio equipment, how it's designed and what choices the designer makes, then the factual area of HUG is for you. The objective methods of comparing audio equipment under controlled conditions has been thoroughly examined here on HUG and elsewhere and can be easily understood and tried with negligible technical knowledge.

Alternatively, if you just like chatting about audio and subjectivity rules for you, then the Subjective Soundings sub-forum is you. 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.

The Moderators' decision is final in all matters regarding what appears here. That said, very few Posts are rejected. HUG Moderation individually spell and layout checks Posts for clarity but due to the workload, Posts in the Subjective Soundings area, from Oct. 2016 will not be. We regret that but we are unable to accept Posts that present what we consider to be free advertising for products that Harbeth does not make.

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{Updated Nov. 2016A}
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Are all new Harbeths Anniversary versions?

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  • Are all new Harbeths Anniversary versions?

    I just got my new Eucalyptus SHL5, (gorgeous wood BTW) I was told by the US importer that they were just received by them (fresh shipment from the UK) Anyway to my most assuredly very happy surprise right on the back is a plaque that says 30 Anniversary, Alan's signature, OFC wire etc.. So I was just wondering are all Harbeths still anniversary, did I get a NOS pair or what? Just wondering.

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    Hellooo.. anyone.... Bueller, Bueller???


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      According to distributors orders

      Originally posted by ErikM View Post
      ... So I was just wondering are all Harbeths still anniversary, did I get a NOS pair or what? Just wondering.
      Harbeth production is fully booked till 2012 so please be rest assured that you won't find any NOS. I bought non anniversary series of SHL5 because I couldn't wait for months for the anniversary edition. The best way to enjoy your Harbeth is to stop wondering about it and enjoy the music.


      {Moderator's comment: I thought I made it clear enough in my previous comment and I repeat .... 'different market, different price and maybe different spec (such as Anniversary editions) according to what the distributor orders from us. Simple as that.}