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"This Harbeth User Group (HUG) is the Manufacturer's own managed forum dedicated to natural sound from microphone to ear, achievable by recognising and controlling the numerous confounding variables that exist along the audio chain. The Harbeth designer's objective is to make loudspeakers that contribute little of themselves to the music passing through them.

Identifying system components for their sonic neutrality should logically proceed from the interpretation and analysis of their technical, objective performance, since deviations from a flat frequency response at any point along the signal chain from microphone to ear is likely to create an audible sonic personality in what you hear. That includes the contribution of the listening room itself. To accurately reproduce the recorded sound, as Harbeth speakers are designed to do, you would be advised to select system components (sources, electronics, cables and so on) that do not color the sound before it reaches the speakers.

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. This may or may not be what you wish to achieve, but on the face of it, any deviation from a flat response - and the frequency balance of tube amplifiers are usually influenced by their speaker load - is a step away from a truly neutral system. HUG has extensively discussed amplifiers and the methods for seeking the most objectively neutral amongst a plethora of available product choices.

HUG specialises in making complex technical matters simple to understand, aiding the identification of audio components likely to maintain a faithful relationship between the recorded sound and the sound you hear. With our heritage of natural sound and pragmatism, HUG cannot be expected to be a place to discuss the selection, approval or endorsement of non-Harbeth system elements selected, knowingly or not, to create a significantly personalised sound. For that you should do your own research and above all, make the effort to visit an Authorised Dealer and listen to your music at your loudness on your loudspeakers through the various offerings there. There is really no on-line substitute for time invested in a dealer's showroom because 'tuning' your system to taste is such a highly personal matter.

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If faithfully reproducing the sound intended by the composer, score, conductor and musicians in your home and over Harbeth speakers is your audio dream, then understanding something of the issues likely to fulfill that intention is what this forum has been helping to do since 2006. Welcome!"


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Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

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  • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

    Thanks for sharing. I really enjoy the pictures. they are awesome!

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    • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

      Hi Guys,my setup Leak TL50+ with P3

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      • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

        Hi coredump,

        You were asking P3ESR setup picture and I hope to see it too....Your question reminded me your setup picture is not here or I over look?

        Hope to see your setup photos here as well.

        Thanks in advance.


        Cheers!


        Originally posted by coredump View Post
        any P3ESR setup picture for us to savour in?

        this picture is driving me crazy
        "Bath with Music"

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          New pictures of the system with the Rega Elicit. Very nice sounding amplifier that matches the SHL5 very well.

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          • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

            Maybe it has been asked before, but what stands are those in the picture?

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            • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

              The stands are specialy made by Malaysia dealer sold together with his Harbeth speakers.
              "Bath with Music"

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              • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                Hi everyone,

                Came across this..

                BEAUTIFUL M40.1 in Santoz Rosewood

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                • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                  Pictures taken from here


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                      Originally posted by coredump View Post
                      WOW!! Gorgeous, Special Edition with Special Grade Ultra Pure OFC Cable

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                      • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                        Lovely pics but are they hoping the speakers will grow to fit the stands ?????

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                        • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                          Beautiful!

                          What is the veneer on the special edition? Walnut? Rose Walnut?

                          Thanks!

                          Bob LaBarca
                          State College, PA
                          USA

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                          • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                            Originally posted by KT88 View Post
                            Beautiful!

                            What is the veneer on the special edition? Walnut? Rose Walnut?

                            Thanks!

                            Bob LaBarca
                            State College, PA
                            USA
                            rosewood.. Dazzlingly beautiful speakers

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                            • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                              this is my humble setup; P3ESR driven by Leben CS300.

                              close-up pictures





                              the P3ESR is a better match to the Leben tube amp. P3ESR produce great results in pop, percussion, vocal music.

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                              • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                                Originally posted by coredump View Post
                                this is my humble setup; P3ESR driven by Leben CS300.

                                close-up pictures





                                the P3ESR is a better match to the Leben tube amp. P3ESR produce great results in pop, percussion, vocal music.
                                Nice setup. You no longer use the Lavardin?

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