HUG - here for all audio enthusiasts

The Harbeth User Group is the primary channel for public communication with Harbeth's HQ. If you have a 'scientific mind' and are curious about how the ear works, how it can lead us to make the right - and wrong - audio equipment 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 should be accessible to non-experts and able to be tried-out at home without deep technical knowledge. From a design perspective, today's award winning Harbeths could not have been designed any other way.

Alternatively, if you just like chatting about audio and subjectivity rules for you, then the Subjective Soundings area is you. If you are quite set in your subjectivity, then HUG is likely to be a bit too fact based for you, as many of the contributors have maximised their pleasure in home music reproduction by allowing their head to rule their heart. 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 only, although HUG is really not the best place to have these sort of purely subjective airings.

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

That's it! Enjoy!

{Updated Oct. 2017}
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harbeth monitor 30 vs monitor 30.1 .2

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  • harbeth monitor 30 vs monitor 30.1 .2

    I've been many years loving my monitor 30 and I wonder if I should think 30.1 or 30.2, I have some adjustable audio craftsmanship I think the skyland and others are better, here in Spain I can only get the ropes or hifi rack, now I'm going to Have a child and I would like them to be safe, a greeting from Spain

  • #2

    Nobody has tried the 30 and then the 30.1 or both at the same time


    • #3
      Yes, I did when the 30.1 was introduced. In broad terms, the earlier model sounds a bit thinner, a bit brighter and not as refined. The 30.1 is smoother and has a slightly more natural mid band. Now, I am not saying this is night and day but the 30.1 is an evolution and not a revolution.


      • #4
        I have the 30, but have listened to both. I would call the 30.1 an "intelligent refinement" of the 30. Main difference is the slightly more open sound of the 30.1, which I prefer. However, if some strange bloke sneaked into my listening room and replaced a 30 with a 30.1 in one of the channels, I'm not sure I'd ever notice the difference. That's how close they are.