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Harbeth Monitor 40.1 specific

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  • Cs600

    Hi Fosse, I have CS600 driving the M40.1.
    Here is the link

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    • Nice

      Very nice Jmohd. I would love to try the CS600 on my M40.1 as well.

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      • Second hand 40.1

        I am not sure if this kind of information is appreciated here but maybe for some folks here an opportunity and seldom offered.

        Second hand m 40.1 for a very reasonable price in Germany

        http://www.marktplaats.nl/a/audio-tv...reviousPage=lr

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        • For M40.1 ....

          hi guys.
          I have a little question. I hopefully will buy me a pair harbeth m40.1 soon (next week) and wonder if my Accuphase E470 amplifier will be enough to drive these speakers?

          and another question.
          has anyone a clue of what type of cables that sits between crossover to the speakers?

          thanks for the help
          //francisco

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          • Room size?

            Originally posted by frisqo View Post
            hi guys.
            I have a little question. I hopefully will buy me a pair harbeth m40.1 soon (next week) and wonder if my Accuphase E470 amplifier will be enough to drive these speakers?

            and another question.
            has anyone a clue of what type of cables that sits between crossover to the speakers?
            //francisco

            You have not mentioned the size of the room you will be utilizing, or the type of music you usually enjoy. That said, I'd guess that with 180 wpc you should be fine, unless you are in an exceptionally large room and like music at ear damaging volumes.

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            • Originally posted by elviejo View Post
              You have not mentioned the size of the room you will be utilizing, or the type of music you usually enjoy. That said, I'd guess that with 180 wpc you should be fine, unless you are in an exceptionally large room and like music at ear damaging volumes.
              Sorry.
              its quiet a small room. 4x6m the speakers on the longside.. i listen 2 jazz and minimalistic electro (most of the time) i have the focal utopia altos now and im sitting 2.4-2.8m from them

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              • Perfect!

                Originally posted by frisqo View Post
                Sorry.
                its quiet a small room. 4x6m the speakers on the longside.. i listen 2 jazz and minimalistic electro (most of the time) i have the focal utopia altos now and im sitting 2.4-2.8m from them
                I think you will be VERY happy! Are you buying them "previously owned"??

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                • M40.1 wide apart?

                  I am hoping some 40.1 owners can help me with a question. I am moving to a new home and will be forced to have the speakers 12.5 feet apart from center of woofer. I have never had these speakers this far apart and wonder if it will work well.

                  I realize I can toe them in, but still question it. Any of you heard the 40.1 this far apart. I will sit some 12 feet back from the front plane of the speakers also.

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                  • Trading in Focals

                    Originally posted by elviejo View Post
                    I think you will be VERY happy! Are you buying them "previously owned"??
                    yes i am. im buying "Fosses" old pair ..
                    just need to sell my Focal Utopias (got a buyer now, hoping 2 close a deal soon)

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                    • Regarding 40.1 bass issue, It is basic a non issue for me. I have them just under 2 years. My room is not treated, 4m*5m room. Only few times I experience booming bass, I stop playing after few seconds. I suspect my 85w music fidelity a3 integrated amp clipped. Amp is about 15 year old. I am not really sure. Otherwise music is fantastic even with my inexpensive amp. Just update amp to Bryston 4b sst2 300w to 8. Sounds fantastic.

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