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  • #61
    Re: Harbeth Monitor 40.1 specific

    Alan, now that you have returned from THE show and production has (hopefully?) begun on the M40.1, can you provide an approximate time of when we will see the first batch of M40.1's in the USA? Here's hoping for a fantastic 2008 for you and Harbeth!

    Eric
    (patiently, but eagerly, awaiting in frigid Cleveland)

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    • #62
      Re: Harbeth Monitor 40.1 specific

      YouTube interview with Alan moved here

      (Thanks to this member for finding the interview on-line).

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      • #63
        Re: Harbeth Monitor 40.1 specific

        Alan,

        Since M40.1 has been launched already, why is the M40 page in Hi-Fi Speaker section not updated yet?

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        • #64
          Re: Harbeth Monitor 40.1 specific

          It has been. But not on this version of the site.
          Alan A. Shaw
          Designer, owner
          Harbeth Audio UK

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          • #65
            Re: Harbeth Monitor 40.1 specific

            Eric, I may be your closest Harbeth dealer. We are located in the Detroit area. I'm hoping to have a demo pair in a couple weeks. Fingers crossed. Your certainly welcome for an audition.

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            • #66
              Re: Harbeth Monitor 40.1 specific

              Hi, thanks for the offer, but I actually have a pair of the M40.1' s on order since last spring (with the same dealer that sold me my M30's four years ago). Hence my anticipation for the launch of the M40.1 into actual living rooms!

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              • #67
                Re: Harbeth Monitor 40.1 specific

                What's "SuperWide? stereo separation" that M40.1 presents?

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                • #68
                  Monitor 40.1 in Hong Kong

                  Here is the latest advert for the Monitor 40.1, from Hong Kong.
                  Attached Files
                  Harbeth PR,
                  Harbeth UK

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                  • #69
                    Re: Harbeth Monitor 40.1 specific

                    Hi Allan,

                    Does the M40.1 have provisions for tri-wiring ? not that I would want one. Or is it just a single speaker post like the new C7es3s ?

                    Regards
                    Ferdinand

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                    • #70
                      Monitor 40.1 has (2) "single wiring terminals"

                      The M40.1 is 'single wiring' that is, it has one pair of rear terminals (red and black) just like the C7ES3.

                      I have consistently said here for many years that in my opinion, bi or tri-wiring brings no sonic advantage (to my ears) nor does it degrade the sound. But it does add to customer confusion and the potential for damage to an amplifier (or amplifiers in a multi-amp arrangement) if wires are inadvertently shorted. Multi-terminals were added by me about 20 years ago for one reason alone - customer choice, and looking across the industry I believe that most suppliers felt that way too. But the potential for confusion seems to exceed the flexibility so now is the time to simplify, and to legitimately save cost at a time of rising material prices.

                      I note with some surprise that some others have promoted their return to single-wiring as a rediscovery of the benefit to the consumer of 'enhanced sonic quality'. This is disingenuous coming from their their previously strong advocacy of the benefits of multi-terminal wiring. Our position has always been neutral.
                      Alan A. Shaw
                      Designer, owner
                      Harbeth Audio UK

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                      • #71
                        Re: Harbeth Monitor 40.1 specific

                        Thanks Alan, that's good to know on the single wiring for the M40s.

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                        • #72
                          Re: Harbeth Monitor 40.1 specific

                          Hi Alan,

                          I'm thinking of upgrading my speakers from SHL5 to M40.1. My room size is about L5.1m x W2.9m x H2.7m. and is treated with acoustic treatment. Is the M40.1 suitable for my room size?

                          Thanks

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                          • #73
                            Re: Harbeth Monitor 40.1 specific

                            Wow bro so fast ya.. If the 40.1 do arrive in your house, I'm sure your wife will be even more worried than u bringing a mistress home

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                            • #74
                              Re: Harbeth Monitor 40.1 specific

                              Originally posted by skinhead View Post
                              Wow bro so fast ya.. If the 40.1 do arrive in your house, I'm sure your wife will be even more worried than u bringing a mistress home
                              Bro, year end bonus is coming

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                              • #75
                                Re: Harbeth Monitor 40.1 specific

                                Dear Alan,
                                I note your previous comment that the height of the speaker stands is not really as critical as some would say. I am about to acquire the 40.1s and need to fabricate suitable stands. Is there any sonic implication if the stands were to be made out of solid steel as compared to hollow elements filled sand, lead or any other material? Is there such a thing as an absolute minimum stand height below which detrimental interactions would occur between the bass driver and the floor?

                                Kalani

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