HUG - here for all audio enthusiasts

At its inception ten years ago, the Harbeth User Group's ambition was to create a lasting knowledge archive. Knowledge is based on facts and observations. Knowledge is timeless, independent of the observer and can be replicated. However, we live in new world in which objective facts have become flexible, personal and debatable. HUG operates in that real world, and that has now been reflected in the structure of HUG.

HUG has two approaches to contributor's Posts. If you, like us, have 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 Science of Audio sub-forum area of HUG is your place. The objective methods of comparing audio equipment under controlled conditions has been thoroughly examined here on HUG and elsewhere and can be readily understood by non-experts and tried-out at home without deep technical knowledge.

Alternatively, if you just like chatting about audio and subjectivity rules for you, then the Subjective Soundings area 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. From Oct. 2016, Posts in the Subjective Soundings area will not be spell checked or adjusted for layout clarity. 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.

The Moderators' decision is final in all matters and Harbeth does not necessarily agree with the contents of any member contributions and has no control over external content.

That's it! Enjoy!

{Updated Jan. 2017}
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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