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Which smaller Harbeth for recording studio

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  • #16
    Re: Which smaller Harbeth for recording studio

    Yes, exactly as you said: the M20.1 would be the pro version of the P3ESR.

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    Alan A. Shaw
    Designer, owner
    Harbeth Audio UK

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    • #17
      Re: Which smaller Harbeth for recording studio

      Thats great Alan, they sound perfect for my small studio. I look forward to hearing them. I'm assuming they would have speakons like the other professional models. Please post something on the site once they are available.
      Regards Ivor

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      • #18
        Re: Which smaller Harbeth for recording studio

        At this time we cannot offer Speakons. We will proceed with the standard pair of red/black binding posts. All we need to get this going is for me to design the new M20.1 artwork and issue the label design for manufacturing. I'll see if I can find the time to do that this evening. All the label artwork is my design so I just have to fire up CorelDraw and create M20.1 based on M40.1.

        As we don't introduce new models very often, I think that I'll make an abbreviated narrated screen-cam of the artwork creation process just for posterity. It's a lot of fiddling about but I've always enjoyed (vector) artwork since the days of rub-down Letraset - remember that?
        Alan A. Shaw
        Designer, owner
        Harbeth Audio UK

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        • #19
          Re: Which smaller Harbeth for recording studio

          I've created the logo for M20.1 and then the rear label for the M20.1 cabinet. I've made a Camtasia screen cam of the many steps needed to create the logo then the label which I'll upload tomorrow as a Flash file in the usual way. There are many small details to think about but it gives us total control over the entire speaker, right down to the artwork. So it seems we now have a brand new version of the P3ESR for the professional market, as they are requesting.

          I suggest that black ash will be the standard finish initially.

          Single frame from the video attached.

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          Alan A. Shaw
          Designer, owner
          Harbeth Audio UK

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          • #20
            Re: Which smaller Harbeth for recording studio

            This is looking good Alan. I look forward to checking out the new model !
            Regards.

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            • #21
              Re: Which smaller Harbeth for recording studio

              Video talk -through from last night of creating the M20.1 logo (for you) now loaded here.
              Alan A. Shaw
              Designer, owner
              Harbeth Audio UK

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              • #22
                Re: Which smaller Harbeth for recording studio

                Thanks for posting that Alan.
                Will the M20.1 be shielded for use around computer screens like the M20 is, or are all models shielded now?

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                • #23
                  Re: Which smaller Harbeth for recording studio

                  Originally posted by bluegrass View Post
                  Thanks for posting that Alan.
                  Will the M20.1 be shielded for use around computer screens like the M20 is, or are all models shielded now?
                  Bluegrass - I stand to be corrected, but it's only an issue (potentially) if your monitor screen is a CRT. If it's an LCD screen, as the vast majority are by now, I believe it will be entirely unaffected by the speaker's magnetic field, even if the speaker is unshielded.

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                  • #24
                    Re: Which smaller Harbeth for recording studio

                    Hi,
                    thats good to know, thanks.. I have two LCD screens in my studio placed between the monitor speakers.
                    Regards

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