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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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  • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

    From the other side:

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    • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

      simple clean lines and gorgeous gear.....well done: you should be justifiably proud.

      Ok here is mine - pales abit in comparison:


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        Thank you. I did like your room a lot. It did look like a real home. Nice integrated stereo. I think you have much better acoustic in your room than I have in mine. I will in the nearest future work with more acoustic treatment at my home. Your pictures gave me some ideas. Have you made those diffusors by yourself or have you bought them somewhere?

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        • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

          Thank you - our home in Sydney is fairly humble: but we like it.
          I adore your wooden walls - the best material for tone I feel.
          I should love to swap the couches (leather) for material = great absorbers but unfortunately our cat may have other ideas:

          The diffusers/absorbers I did not make - they are from Sound Acoustics over here.
          I have in mind an ARC diffusor from RPG when I can afford it but certainly as it stands my room sounds quite good. I still have a bass node around 60 Hz but will work to clean that up in due course - or just open the large window and let the neighbours enjoy! You probably didn't spot the 2 bass traps in the corners (hidden under the presents and curtains) and there are another 2 suspended in the ceiling corners in the adjacent alcoves. In addition I have 5 x 8th Nerve acoustic triangles in the corners. These help alot IMHO.

          have a great Xmas - bit colder in Norway than Sydney mate!

          Cheerio
          Andrew

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          • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

            Very cold in Norway now indeed.
            I have studied your pictures and have noticed more treatments yes. I got inspired by you and have been all over the house today looking for more carpets and other things to use for better acoustics, and it has already worked for the better. I also have absorbers in the corners (from Daad). Have a great Xmas.

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            • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

              Just got my first M30s, been listening to it all day. Very nice, no sign of listening fatigue whatsoever. Compared to my previous Naim Arivas, it is both more detailed and warmer. the only thing that the floorstranding Arivas did better was hard rock and materials like DToSM in full blast. The M30 just does not do full blast.


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                • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                  agentsmith, beautiful pic of the Monitors 30 & setup. could u re-size the pic to fit the screen ?

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                  • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                    Originally posted by coredump View Post
                    agentsmith, beautiful pic of the Monitors 30 & setup. could u re-size the pic to fit the screen ?
                    Thanks you are being kind.

                    Which picture would you like me to resize? and at what dimension? Depending on the resolution of your screen, it could mean different sizes. (e.g. 1024X768)

                    My Thinkpad is wide screen normal and pictures cannot fit the screen perfectly.

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                    • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                      Originally posted by agentsmith View Post
                      Thanks you are being kind.

                      Which picture would you like me to resize? and at what dimension? Depending on the resolution of your screen, it could mean different sizes. (e.g. 1024X768)

                      My Thinkpad is wide screen normal and pictures cannot fit the screen perfectly.
                      agentsmith. how about 640 X 480? Thanks

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                      • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                        Originally posted by coredump View Post
                        agentsmith. how about 640 X 480? Thanks
                        Hi I checked and the picture is already at 1024 X 768. I think somehow the forum software is not displaying full resolution?

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                        • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                          I think that the problem is that 1024 x 768 is too big not too small for a small mobile-device screen. The HUG can accept these sizes as a maximum ....

                          .jpeg 800 x 600
                          .jpg 1024 x 768

                          Maybe we should reduce the maximum file size for all jpegs to 800 x 800 .
                          Alan A. Shaw
                          Designer, owner
                          Harbeth Audio UK

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                            Hi,
                            finally, after 4 months with my Harbeths, a picture of my setup :
                            Harbeth Super HL5 on Skylan stands
                            Symphonic Line RG10 Mk4 Reference
                            Copland CDA823

                            Grtz
                            Alan

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                            • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                              Originally posted by Tjoeb View Post


                              Hi,
                              finally, after 4 months with my Harbeths, a picture of my setup :
                              Harbeth Super HL5 on Skylan stands
                              Symphonic Line RG10 Mk4 Reference
                              Copland CDA823

                              Grtz
                              Alan

                              Nice, neat, and tidy set-up. But, still, the Super HL5 conjured the image of Sponge Bob Square Pants everytime I look at it.

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                              • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                                Yeah, you're right, Feuilly, that's him :

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