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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. Deviations from a flat frequency response at any point along the signal chain from microphone to ear is likely to give an audible sonic personality to the system at your ear; this includes the significant contribution of the listening room itself. To accurately reproduce the recorded sound as Harbeth speakers are designed to do, you would be best 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 will alter the sound balance of what you hear. This may or may not be what you wish to achieve, but any deviation from a flat response is a step away from a truly neutral system. HUG has extensively discussed amplifiers and the methods for seeking the most objectively neutral among a plethora of product choices.

HUG specialises in making complex technical matters simple to understand, getting at the repeatable facts in a post-truth environment where objectivity is increasingly ridiculed. With our heritage of natural sound and pragmatic design, HUG is not the best place to discuss non-Harbeth audio components selected, knowingly or not, to introduce a significantly personalised system 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. Our overall objective here is to empower readers to make the factually best procurement decisions in the interests of lifelike music at home.

Please consider carefully how much you should rely upon and be influenced by 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, loudness and room treatment, not necessarily leading to appropriate equipment selection and listening satisfaction for you. Always keep in mind that without basic test equipment, subjective opinions will reign unchallenged. With test equipment, universal facts and truths are exposed.

If some of the science behind faithfully reproducing the sound intended by the composer, score, conductor and musicians over Harbeth speakers is your thing, this forum has been helping with that since 2006. If you just want to share your opinions and photos with others then the unrelated Harbeth Speakers Facebook page http://bit.ly/2FEgoAy may be for you. Either way, welcome to the world of Harbeth!"


Feb. 2018
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Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

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  • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

    WOW
    Congrats on a fine looking setup
    Whenever I've come accross Sugden systems it always just seems so easy on the ear, just want to sit and listen.

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    • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

      Hi,1ryal,i think you have a good environment to enjoy music,o(∩_∩)o...!

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      • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

        Thanks 1ryal. Agree completely - A very natural sound. To my ears Sugden/Harbeth simply sounds more like music than anything else I've heard. (Even at several times the cost.) I can't imagine wanting anything else and in February I can make two pancakes at once whilst enjoying Mahler!

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        • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

          Who said blokes couldn't multi-task

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          • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup







            In my 4m(L) x 3m(B) x 2.7m(H) room

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            • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

              Originally posted by ruzhyo View Post






              In my 4m(L) x 3m(B) x 2.7m(H) room
              Nice setup! Congratz!
              "Bath with Music"

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              • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                Originally posted by 1ryal View Post
                Me next
                C7s, with Sugden CD player and Rothwell amplification
                Wow... nice pictures thanks for sharing!

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                • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                  Originally posted by ruzhyo View Post






                  In my 4m(L) x 3m(B) x 2.7m(H) room
                  Really nice.... nice dedicated room.... Thanks for Sharing!

                  Cheers.

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                  • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                    Hello,
                    For some reason I am not able to view the two pic you had attached, but I am able to see the rest of the uploads in this thread. Does anyone else have the same difficulty as I do?

                    rachael

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                    • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                      No, I cannot view the two pic either.

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                      • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                        Hi ruzhyo,
                        I repost your wonderfull setup for other mates view:

                        ruzhyo setup:



                        "Bath with Music"

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                        • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                          Here's my SHL5, after more than 2 long yrs of waiting, after having wife's approval, hope she wun complain "SO BIG".

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                          • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                            Originally posted by Dominic View Post
                            Here's my SHL5, after more than 2 long yrs of waiting, after having wife's approval, hope she wun complain "SO BIG".

                            Bro Dom, congratz!!
                            The 5 will tell you the 2yrs were worth...after all, you still got it. Wise choice!~~~
                            Ask your wife listen the 5..she will love it too.

                            Enjoy the musics~~
                            "Bath with Music"

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                            • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                              Originally posted by Dominic View Post
                              Here's my SHL5, after more than 2 long yrs of waiting, after having wife's approval, hope she wun complain "SO BIG".
                              Thanks Dominic For Sharing... Could you also share your remaining setup equipment? If Possible photos please...

                              Thanks again!

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                              • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                                My new speakers

                                http://

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