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  • A.S.
    started a topic Harbeth Monitor 40.1 specific

    Harbeth Monitor 40.1 specific

    This thread relates to the Monitor 40.1 featuring the Harbeth-designed woofer and new RADIAL midrange driver.

    Please only use this thread for Monitor 40.1.

  • miniboxca
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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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  • frisqo
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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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  • grannyring
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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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  • elviejo
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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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  • frisqo
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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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  • elviejo
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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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  • frisqo
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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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  • martin1305
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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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  • bluejazz
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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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  • Jmohd
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    Cs600

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

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  • Fosse
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    The benefits of adequate power

    This winter I have tested both the Rogue Apollo Black and Joule Electra with the 40.1. Ended up swapping the Graafs and Hovland for Joule Electra pre and power.

    The 40.1 benefit from from more power. The Apollos are recommended AS well. I have read somewhere that people have used the 40.1 with Leben CS600. That didn't work here. Not enough power.

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  • tmokbel
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    An honor

    Originally posted by A.S. View Post
    Did you know that Sugano san, the editor of Stereo Sound magazine uses three pairs of Compact 7ES3 at his home, which he considers to be the ultimate speaker system on which he has judged, for many years, the world's audio electronics brought to him for review? I think that is perhaps the one greatest testament to the Harbeth brand, when he could have any speakers, made anywhere, regardless of size. It was a career high point for me when he told me.

    ...in addition to Eric's well considered contribution about the reality of Japanese listening spaces, we have to trust our distributors (who as good business people exist to satisfy a demand) to know what products best suite their local market. Sometimes it is intuitive here at HQ. Sometimes it is quite surprisingly counter-intuitive, but whatever the distributor decides is the right product (and indeed, the right price after considering margin, transport, import duty, insurance, currency fluctuations etc.) is their decision and theirs alone.
    What an absolute honor that is Alan. An honor to have someone so respected, so revered like Sugano-san deciding that Harbeth's (three pairs!!) will be his speaker. I can only imagine that high point for you, but also, the sense of responsibility you felt to maintain that same standard for years to come in the eyes of a market that does not suffer fools nor warms to anything that they cannot trust. Reading your post, I felt a sudden sense of pride of ownership with my Harbeth's.

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  • mpedris
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    Comfort zone

    Originally posted by A.S. View Post
    Audited accounts (which is unheard of at this size of business) mandate formal, randomly supervised, inventory counting and gives me the comfort that the systems and checks and balances we believe that we have we really do have, and that should highly reassuring to our customers. We're a proper, serious business and plan to be around for a long, long time!
    Mr. Shaw,

    Not that I had ANY doubts whatsoever of the longevity of your company, but this bit right here is extremely comforting to hear. Thank you for the post. These kinds of "behind-the-scenes" accounts of the company and its practices are always interesting to read about.

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  • A.S.
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    Originally posted by Ned Mast View Post
    Thank you for sharing this look into your business, Alan. And it is most impressive that Sugano san is using your Compact 7ES3s as his reference speakers! Edward
    I'll try and remember where the very nice quote from Sugano san is, when he settled upon the C7ES3. From memory, and rather poignantly, he said something to the effect that 'I have decided that the Harbeth C7ES3's are my final speaker systems...'.

    For a man of his stature (and means) to select the C7ES3s from amongst thousands of potential candidates is gratifying. Even more telling, perhaps, for an industry that has its particular norms, is that he paid the full price.

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