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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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Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

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  • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

    Thanks for the lovely photos. You are using unison audio amp? I heard S6 int few yrs back. sound good.
    "Bath with Music"

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    • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

      Nice picture Jon!
      May I ask what kind of stand you use on the picture? Link?
      T.

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      • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

        they look like epos stands? they're very nice. you can still get new ones on the net.

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        • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

          They don't look like Epos stands...

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          • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

            Originally posted by keithwwk View Post
            Thanks for the lovely photos. You are using unison audio amp? I heard S6 int few yrs back. sound good.
            Hi , yes its a Unison s2k. Only 14 watts but it sounds superb with the Harbeths. I tend to listen at relatively low volumes, late at night etc.

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            • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

              Originally posted by Hagto View Post
              Nice picture Jon!
              May I ask what kind of stand you use on the picture? Link?
              T.
              The stands are by a UK company called Something Solid. They don't seem to have a web site but here is a dealer that sells their stands
              http://www.noteworthyaudio.co.uk/Speaker_Stands.html

              They came with my speakers as they were second hand.

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              • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                Low vol listening without compromise detail and bass. Radial magic.
                "Bath with Music"

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                • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                  Originally posted by Jon Palmer View Post
                  The stands are by a UK company called Something Solid. They don't seem to have a web site but here is a dealer that sells their stands
                  http://www.noteworthyaudio.co.uk/Speaker_Stands.html

                  They came with my speakers as they were second hand.
                  Thanks for your answer and link!

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                  • Photos of my rosewood M40.1s

                    My New Harbeth M40.1




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                    • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                      Originally posted by Hagto View Post
                      Thanks for your answer and link!
                      I tried the Something Solid stands recently with the P3's and I would recommend avoiding them - the finish really was unacceptable and the design has changed (significantly to the worse imvho). I now have the Music Tools Tool One stands at 67cm tall and they are perfect - at least for the P3 (in size, finish as well as the sound).

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                      • Re: Photos of my rosewood M40.1s

                        Originally posted by Jmohd View Post
                        My New Harbeth M40.1





                        Hi bro,
                        You got the real sweet rosewood M40.1. Thanks for the photos!
                        "Bath with Music"

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                        • Re: Photos of my M40.1s

                          Originally posted by Jmohd View Post
                          My New Harbeth M40.1




                          Congratulations on the new M40.1. That is a nice setup there in the dedicated room. May I know what is the turntable model behind the Classe amp? I can just imagine the smooth and grain-free sound from your analog setup coupled with the smooth Classe amp.

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                          • Re: Photos of my M40.1s

                            Originally posted by keithwwk View Post
                            Hi bro,
                            You got the real sweet rosewood M40.1. Thanks for the photos!
                            I was there when the beautiful Rosewood M40.1 was unveiled.....truly a great sight to behold.

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                            • M40.1 - majestic

                              Guys,

                              Thanks for the kind words. The M40.1 ......so Majestic. Texture, micro-dymanics (unheard of with SHL5) , depth, mid, bass control.... organic, outstanding........ I have no bass problems at all in my small room. Even my sons can tell the difference.

                              Recently, (Singapoare Annual Hi-fi show) heard megabuks systems (not to mention brand) with systems cost more than an apartment... nothing and nothing IMO, can come close to M40.1.


                              Ryder,

                              TT is from VPI Scout with standard arm. Phonostages: Graham Slee V and Jolida. Cables, standard that came with the TT.

                              BTW, have not try with analogue yet.

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                              • Re: M40.1 - majestic

                                Originally posted by Jmohd View Post
                                Thanks for the kind words. The M40.1 ......so Majestic. Texture, micro-dymanics (unheard of with SHL5) , depth, mid, bass control.... organic, outstanding........ I have no bass problems at all in my small room. Even my sons can tell the difference.

                                Recently, (Singapoare Annual Hi-fi show) heard megabuks systems (not to mention brand) with systems cost more than an apartment... nothing and nothing IMO, can come close to M40.1.
                                Glad to know you do not have bass issue bro!

                                Same thinking here: Nothing, IMO too, nothing can come close to Harbeth sound I heard so far..

                                Wow...hope I can own M40.1 in future....
                                "Bath with Music"

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