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Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup
Dear all fans,
I am posting my setup with SHL5 in my apartment(3.9m *4.1m) in Shanghai. Currently I am using 2 amps: SIMAUDIO I5.3rs or an EL34 tube(35w power) made in China, with CDP as EXPOSURE 2010S.
Enjoy music brough by harbeth and
Nice set-up !!
Which amp to do you mostly listen to?
I can see that you have innovative way of removing the speaker grills.
Care to share with us and a close shot would be nice.
It's really too difficult to remove the grills so I just put ribbons after I removed them the first time. With these small ribbons its easy to remove the grills to clean or show to my friends.
The tube amp is my friend's. So far I think my simaudio I5.3rs is better to push SHL5 than this EL34 tube, yet for some female voice the El34 tube is better ONLY after warming for more than 1 hours. During most of my music time I am using SIMAUDIO I5.3RS indeed.
Can you please give us some info for your speaker stands as they seem solid and very good construction.
this stand is heavy (abt 20kg for one stand) with 40cm height named GENTLEMAN, tailor-made for SHL5. Here is the web, but i feel sorry that it seems to be in chinese language fully: http://www.berner-cn.com/chanpin.htm
I don't know you can buy it in Greece or not, I attach here the full pic for the stand.