HUG - here for all audio enthusiasts

At its inception ten years ago, the Harbeth User Group's ambition was to create a lasting knowledge archive. Knowledge is based on facts and observations. Knowledge is timeless, independent of the observer and can be replicated. However, we live in new world in which objective facts have become flexible, personal and debatable. HUG operates in that real world, and that has now been reflected in the structure of HUG.

HUG has two approaches to contributor's Posts. If you, like us, have 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 Science of Audio sub-forum area of HUG is your place. The objective methods of comparing audio equipment under controlled conditions has been thoroughly examined here on HUG and elsewhere and can be readily understood by non-experts and tried-out at home without deep technical knowledge.

Alternatively, if you just like chatting about audio and subjectivity rules for you, then the Subjective Soundings area 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. From Oct. 2016, Posts in the Subjective Soundings area will not be spell checked or adjusted for layout clarity. 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.

The Moderators' decision is final in all matters and Harbeth does not necessarily agree with the contents of any member contributions and has no control over external content.

That's it! Enjoy!

{Updated Jan. 2017}
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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.....