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"This Harbeth User Group (HUG) is the Manufacturer's own managed forum dedicated to natural sound, realisable by controlling the confounding variables between tthe microphone and the listeners' ears.

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.

Identifying components for their system neutrality should, logically, start with the interpretation and analysis of their technical, objective performance, as any and every deviation from a measurably flat frequency response at any point along the serial chain from microphone to ear is very likely to cause the total system to have an audible sonic personality. That includes the contribution of the listening room itself.

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, HUG cannot be really be expected to guide in the selection, approval, endorsement or even discussion of equipment that is intend to introduce a significantly personalised sound to the audio signal chain. 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 electronics offered there. There is no on-line substitute for that time investment in a dealer's showroom.

If you desire to intentionally tune your system sound to your personal taste, please consider carefully how much you should rely upon the subjective opinions of strangers. Their hearing acuity and taste will be different to yours, as will be their motives and budget, their listening distance, listening loudness and listening room treatment, not necessarily leading to appropriate equipment selection and listening satisfaction for you.

Alternatively, if faithfully reproducing the sound intended by the composer, score, conductor and musicians over your speakers is your audio dream, then understanding something of the issues likely to fulfill that objective is what this forum has been helping with since 2006. Welcome!"


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  • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

    ANADA,
    The prices are: Ace Spacedeck = ?1160, Space 294 = ?1430, Hyper = ?2320 and the Dais = ?4100. Three times the price so you would expect the Dais to be three times as good as the 294, which it is.

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    • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup



      My SHL5 system...

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      • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

        Originally posted by trh8654 View Post


        My SHL5 system...
        Nice pic there. Thks for sharing. Btw, is the Rel sub used in conjunction with the SHL-5s?

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        • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

          Yes the REL is used with the Harbeths. One of the best purchases I've made. Easy to set up and integrates perfectly with the Harbeths.

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          • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

            Originally posted by trh8654 View Post
            Yes the REL is used with the Harbeths. One of the best purchases I've made. Easy to set up and integrates perfectly with the Harbeths.
            Though I personally do not use a sub, if I ever did it would be REL.

            BTW, gorgeous setup!!!

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            • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

              Thanks! This system (even after 40 years of enjoying music) has really increased my time listening to music.

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              • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                Originally posted by trh8654 View Post
                Thanks! This system (even after 40 years of enjoying music) has really increased my time listening to music.
                Nice setup and nice room you have.

                My Harbeths let me listen more, more more and visit forums or net less, less, less than ever!

                Cheers~~
                "Bath with Music"

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                • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                  Originally posted by trh8654 View Post


                  My SHL5 system...
                  Nice room and setup you have there! With good sounding speakers and room like yours... guess it is hard to leave it alone

                  Like keithwwk said... with Harbeth, the listening get more and more and more... LOL, same for me too

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                  • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                    HARBETH HL-S8


                    http://www.hifi.com.vn/pic/prods/633856032691562500.jpg
                    http://www.hifi.com.vn/pic/prods/633856032820625000.jpg
                    photo from http://www.hifi.com.vn/?u=prd&su=d&cid=35&id=263

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                    • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                      My humble setup.

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                      • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                        SHL5 in RMAF 2009

                        Look at the speaker stands.... from Skylan, amp from Perreaux, CDP from Perreaux and Wadia


                        Fidelis Distribution

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                        • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                          Another picture of the KING with MBL Mono

                          http://www.gz008.cn/audio/20097440.html

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                          • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                            See my Photo Album also.


                            http://www.harbeth.co.uk/usergroup/album.php?albumid=16
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                            Last edited by DJLEC; 29-10-2009, 12:37 AM. Reason: Adding Picture

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                            • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                              Originally posted by DJLEC View Post
                              " Jmohd asked,

                              Hi,

                              I've notice that you've just got the Skylan stand. Your listening position seems quite close and you are sitting way back to the back wall. Have you tried repositioning your setup on the short end of the room?
                              IMO, your system will sound better with less distortion.

                              BTW, how the 40.1 match-up with the ARC?

                              Jmohd,

                              Pictures can be deceiving. All of those gray cylinders are ASC Tube Traps and there are 5 - 1/2 Rounds behind the couch. ASC designed the room for me and there were two scenarios for this room confirmed by ASC design.

                              I found it impossible to use the short wall due to the fireplace and what you do not see is a 50" Plasma TV on the short wall at the other end. This set up is a compromise. I am not sure by what you mean with less Distortion.

                              The M40.1's just replaced Spendor SP100's that resided in the exact same spot as the Harbeth's for 10 years.

                              ARC equipment is an ARC SP14 Pre and Classic 60 Amp both modified years ago. I am very pleased so far and it has been one month only.


                              David

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                              • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                                My first post here so hello everyone.
                                Here is a pic of my Compact 7es. They date from 1999.
                                I have recently moved and am still playing around with positioning of my system.
                                I am so content with these speakers, they are so beautifully balanced. The best Ive heard. (apart from maybe some shl5's recently.)






                                Sorry about the poor photography

                                Jon

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