HUG - here for all audio enthusiasts

Since its inception ten years ago, the Harbeth User Group's ambition has been to create a lasting knowledge archive. Knowledge is based on facts and observations. Knowledge is timeless. Knowledge is human independent and replicatable. However, we live in new world where thanks to social media, 'facts' have become flexible and personal. HUG operates in that real world.

HUG has two approaches to contributor's Posts. If you have, like us, a scientific mind and are curious about how the ear works, how it can lead us to make the right - and wrong - decisions, and about the technical ins and outs of audio equipment, how it's designed and what choices the designer makes, then the factual area of HUG is for you. The objective methods of comparing audio equipment under controlled conditions has been thoroughly examined here on HUG and elsewhere and can be easily understood and tried with negligible technical knowledge.

Alternatively, if you just like chatting about audio and subjectivity rules for you, then the Subjective Soundings sub-forum is you. If upon examination we think that Posts are better suited to one sub-forum than than the other, they will be redirected during Moderation, which is applied throughout the site.

Questions and Posts about, for example, 'does amplifier A sounds better than amplifier B' or 'which speaker stands or cables are best' are suitable for the Subjective Soundings area.

The Moderators' decision is final in all matters regarding what appears here. That said, very few Posts are rejected. HUG Moderation individually spell and layout checks Posts for clarity but due to the workload, Posts in the Subjective Soundings area, from Oct. 2016 will not be. We regret that but we are unable to accept Posts that present what we consider to be free advertising for products that Harbeth does not make.

That's it! Enjoy!

{Updated Nov. 2016A}
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New Harbeth Owner - in audio heaven!

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  • New Harbeth Owner - in audio heaven!

    Hi to everyone

    I have been a member of the forum for a while now but this is my first post. I now have my system sorted. I've recently changed from ATC amplification and speakers to Harbeth C7ES-3's and a Luxman 550A-II amplifier and i couldn't be happier.

    As good as the ATC gear was i just wasn't for me, i am now in in audio heaven! I feel the amp and speakers are a superb match. Just the right amount of warmth and smoothness with amazing detail.

    I recently went to the Hifi show in Reading put on by Guilford Audio and really enjoyed it. All i can say is that the room with the Harbeths was my favourite by far. The HL5's are truly stunning speakers but just a little too big for my modest living room.

    My sources are Rega P3 with Ortofon 2M black cartridge
    Audiolab 8200 CDP
    Imac into an airport express (mostly for internet radio and ripped cd's)

    I hope to contribute to future posts now i am settled with my system, until i upgrade my TT of course!

    I will post some pictures at the weekend.

    Regards to you all


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    Hey congrats on the new system