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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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Proud owner of a new pair of Compact 7ES-3s

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  • Proud owner of a new pair of Compact 7ES-3s

    As of today, I own a new pair of rosewood Compact 7ES-3s, and I'm very happy with them. Thank you for making such great speakers!

  • #2
    welcome to music paradize. Prepaer for truely beautiful sound and revealing character. If you hear any fault sonic you not heard before from your lovely not fault the speakers..the 7 just show you the true color.

    "Bath with Music"


    • #3
      Originally posted by evs71 View Post
      As of today, I own a new pair of rosewood Compact 7ES-3s, and I'm very happy with them. Thank you for making such great speakers!
      Welcome to the "club"! Wish you many happy listening with it.


      • #4
        evs, congratulations on your new speakers. Can you post a picture? I would love to see the C7s in Rosewood.


        • #5
          I would be very interested in seeing a picture of the Rosewood 7's as well.Thanks


          • #6
            Welcome, evs71!

            And you know what the best part is? You'll love them just as much in five years as you do right endless Honeymoon!



            • #7
              I'll have to wait until tomorrow morning before I can take a picture of them in natural light. Attached is a picture of the top of one of the C7s as it came out of the box. The rosewood color and finish can be seen fairly clearly.
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              • #8
                picture of Compact 7ES-3 attached
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                • #9
                  Great looking 7's.The Rosewood finish is my favorite.Enjoy!


                  • #10
                    Congratulations evs71. Have you run your palm over the compacts yet? Down the sides (both) and along the top. It has become almost a weekly routine of mine (sometimes more often), and almost each time after a listen :0) enjoy!.


                    • #11
                      Thank you all. Kittykat, I keep a 10 gauge in my listening room just to make sure nothing ever touches the revered C7s. To each their own. Yee haw.


                      • #12
                        ok, im not going anywhere near your locality then, but i hear leadshot makes good ballast for speaker stands.