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  • Harbeth Monitor 30 domestic specific

    This thread specifically relates to the Monitor 30
    Alan A. Shaw
    Designer, owner
    Harbeth Audio UK

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    Re: Harbeth Monitor 30 domestic specific

    Originally posted by A.S.
    This thread specifically relates to the Monitor 30
    Hallo,
    I'd like to know Official U.K. price of Harbeth Monitor 30
    Thank you,

    regards

    David

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    • #3
      Re: Harbeth Monitor 30 domestic specific

      Hi,
      i came across a pair of used monitor 30 that reports a "25th anniversary" on the back.
      I'd like to know what are the differences with the common "domestic" version and if the domestic version, in general, is shielded as it is reported about the professional version.
      thank you
      Paolo

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      • #4
        Re: Harbeth Monitor 30 domestic specific

        Originally posted by berenello
        Hi,
        i came across a pair of used monitor 30 that reports a "25th anniversary" on the back.
        I'd like to know what are the differences with the common "domestic" version and if the domestic version, in general, is shielded as it is reported about the professional version.
        thank you
        Paolo
        Ciao Paolo,
        what are your system?
        you can write to me via pm.
        Thank you!
        Ciao,

        David

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        • #5
          Quad II-Forty with Monitor 30

          Hallo,
          does anyone listen to Monitor 30 with 2 mono amps Quad II-Forty (40 watts each) ?


          Bye

          David

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          • #6
            Quad II-Forty with Monitor 30

            Hallo,
            does anyone listen to Monitor 30 with 2 mono amps Quad II-Forty (40 watts each) ?


            Bye

            David

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            • #7
              Re: Harbeth Monitor 30 domestic specific

              Just sold my HL-P3es-2's. They were about as good as you can get for
              a small monitor speaker. Being a huge Bill Evans fan - outstanding!
              However - I now am replacing them with Monitor 30's. Do they sound better
              with grills on? Also, what is the height of your stands?
              I will probably buy Sound Anchor - I had great results on
              the P3's.

              I really like these speakers!
              Best Regards All,
              Hal

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              • #8
                Re: Harbeth Monitor 30 domestic specific

                Originally posted by Halrich
                Just sold my HL-P3es-2's. They were about as good as you can get for
                a small monitor speaker. Being a huge Bill Evans fan - outstanding!
                However - I now am replacing them with Monitor 30's. Do they sound better
                with grills on? Also, what is the height of your stands?
                I will probably buy Sound Anchor - I had great results on
                the P3's.

                I really like these speakers!
                Best Regards All,
                Hal

                Yes, they sound good with grills on.
                I use mid-weight Skylan stands with 2 columns ( www.skylanstands.com ), 60cm (= 24") high

                bye

                David

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                • #9
                  Re: Harbeth Monitor 30 domestic specific

                  Originally posted by Halrich
                  Do they sound better
                  with grills on? Also, what is the height of your stands?
                  I will probably buy Sound Anchor - I had great results on
                  the P3's
                  My sound anchor stands are 24" tall. This puts the tweeter at about 36 -3/4" from the floor. I think they sound better with the grilles off. But there's not much difference.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Harbeth Monitor 30 domestic specific

                    How about Monitor 30 with cheap Naim Nait 5i amp?
                    Have you ever tried or listened to them?

                    Alan,
                    thank you for your reply about M30 birth ( 1999 for BBC PRO version): but what's year production of DOMESTIC model of M30?

                    Thank you

                    David

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                    • #11
                      Re: Harbeth Monitor 30 domestic specific

                      To A.S and Harbeth Model 30 users:

                      I am using the speakers in a very neirfield position, where I sit about 64" from the speakers and they are the same distance apart. They are well away from boiundaries.

                      Should I be listening on axis or slightly off axis.

                      Currently I can see a bit on the inside of each cabinet when they are toed in.

                      What do you recommend, or what have you found?

                      Thanks in Advance,

                      Jay

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                      • #12
                        Re: Harbeth Monitor 30 domestic specific

                        Hi Jay,

                        Our setups sound very similar. I use a little less toe in.

                        What is it about your current setup which disturbs you?

                        One other hint which may help is to check to ensure the speakers are the correct height for your listening position. Try to have your ears at or slightly below the tweeter. Also check to see if the speakers are level from front to back. Another important area to look at is damping the 1st reflection points on the floor, side walls and ceiling.

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                        • #14
                          Re: Harbeth Monitor 30 domestic specific

                          Just sold my HL-P3es-2's. They were about as good as you can get for
                          a small monitor speaker. Being a huge Bill Evans fan - outstanding!
                          However - I now am replacing them with Monitor 30's. Do they sound better
                          with grills on? Also, what is the height of your stands?
                          I will probably buy Sound Anchor - I had great results on
                          the P3's.

                          Hal, being the owner of a pair pf P3s and also a Bill Evans fan, I'm intrigued to know whether the M30s offer a significant improvement.

                          Thanks

                          David

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                          • #15
                            Re: Harbeth Monitor 30 domestic specific

                            David-
                            I will give you a personal opinion as soon as my 30's arrive.
                            Because of factory delivery, i'm told it may be 45-60 days.
                            Does anyone else hear of 2 month (aprox) delivery times for
                            M 30?
                            I am so looking forward to these!!
                            Regards,
                            Hal

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