HUG - here for all audio enthusiasts

Since its inception ten years ago, the Harbeth User Group's ambition has been to create a lasting knowledge archive. Knowledge is based on facts and observations. Knowledge is timeless. Knowledge is human independent and replicatable. However, we live in new world where thanks to social media, 'facts' have become flexible and personal. HUG operates in that real world.

HUG has two approaches to contributor's Posts. If you have, like us, a scientific mind and are curious about how the ear works, how it can lead us to make the right - and wrong - decisions, and about the technical ins and outs of audio equipment, how it's designed and what choices the designer makes, then the factual area of HUG is for you. The objective methods of comparing audio equipment under controlled conditions has been thoroughly examined here on HUG and elsewhere and can be easily understood and tried with negligible technical knowledge.

Alternatively, if you just like chatting about audio and subjectivity rules for you, then the Subjective Soundings sub-forum is you. 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.

The Moderators' decision is final in all matters regarding what appears here. That said, very few Posts are rejected. HUG Moderation individually spell and layout checks Posts for clarity but due to the workload, Posts in the Subjective Soundings area, from Oct. 2016 will not be. We regret that but we are unable to accept Posts that present what we consider to be free advertising for products that Harbeth does not make.

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Bangalore gets its first SHL5, first impressions!

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  • Bangalore gets its first SHL5, first impressions!

    Received the speakers yesterday, arrived in excellent condition. passed the carton test!. (Andy et al at Harbeth, many thanks for the extra precautions taken in packing them for the long haul from UK to India).

    As they emerged from the carton, they seemed a bit larger than we had imagined they would be. They also seemed a bit shy (at first sight!) of projecting their musical prowess!.

    Hooked up to the electronics.. have been listening for the past few hours. Cannot get enough of it.. Absolutely marvellous, just as I had thought they would be.

    In addition, Alan, Andy, and the rest of the Harbeth team (and of course Prithvi!) it has been a real pleasure dealing with you in my journey to becoming a Harbeth Owner, in a geography where you did not even have a local presence. Many thanks..

    Niranjan ..

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    Looking forward

    I am sure there are a few more, two years on.....

    Mine just arrived this evening and I am looking forward to setting them up. They will be placed on some open stand being built of wood by Mr. Murthy. My system consist of an amplification system by a small German boutique manufacturer called Behold and the source is by Laufer Technik, the Memory Player 64 (MP64). Speaker cables are Grand Illusion by Klee Acoustics and I use a Jorma Design digital cable.

    I am trying out some tweaks - the Stein Music Harmonizers with the stones - and also use some absorption and diffusion panels.

    Looking forward to enjoying the music.....