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"This Harbeth User Group (HUG) is the Manufacturer's own managed forum dedicated to natural sound, realisable by controlling the confounding variables between tthe microphone and the listeners' ears.

For example, the design of and interaction between the hifi amplifier and its speaker load can and potentially will alter the sound balance of what you hear. To reproduce the sounds captured by the recording microphones, as Harbeth speakers are designed to do, you would naturally select system components (sources, electronics, cables and so on) that do not color the sound before it reaches the speakers.

Identifying components for their system neutrality should, logically, start with the interpretation and analysis of their technical, objective performance, as any and every deviation from a measurably flat frequency response at any point along the serial chain from microphone to ear is very likely to cause the total system to have an audible sonic personality. That includes the contribution of the listening room itself.

HUG specialises in making complex technical matters simple to understand, aiding the identification of audio components likely to maintain a faithful relationship between the recorded sound and the sound you hear. With our heritage of natural sound, HUG cannot be really be expected to guide in the selection, approval, endorsement or even discussion of equipment that is intend to introduce a significantly personalised sound to the audio signal chain. For that you should do your own research and above all, make the effort to visit an Authorised Dealer and listen to your music at your loudness on your loudspeakers through the various electronics offered there. There is no on-line substitute for that time investment in a dealer's showroom.

If you desire to intentionally tune your system sound to your personal taste, please consider carefully how much you should rely upon the subjective opinions of strangers. Their hearing acuity and taste will be different to yours, as will be their motives and budget, their listening distance, listening loudness and listening room treatment, not necessarily leading to appropriate equipment selection and listening satisfaction for you.

Alternatively, if faithfully reproducing the sound intended by the composer, score, conductor and musicians over your speakers is your audio dream, then understanding something of the issues likely to fulfill that objective is what this forum has been helping with since 2006. Welcome!"

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What are these stands?

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  • What are these stands?

    Hi there,

    Could any body tell me which stands these are?

    Many thanks
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  • #2
    Speaker stand identified.

    They are SP-1s made in Germany by liedtke metalldesign . Their web site is very comprehensive and equally confusing!

    but they came be purchased from this site... I think! http://www.edles-in-edelstahl.deYou'll find a pic somewhere.


    • #3
      German made?

      Could be something made by the German firm Liedtke Metal Design. See:


      • #4
        Other stands?

        A-ha! Thanks guys.. yes very confusing website, and my Chrome translator doesn't seem to like it either. I can gather those stands are between 4-500 euros though - very nice, any one here used them?

        On a much cheaper note, has anyone tried the Atacama SL series?

        Many thanks


        • #5
          Atacama value

          I've not personally used them but its always seemed to me that the Atacama range is very good value for what you get .


          • #6
            Atakama for me

            Agreed. I think I'm going to take the plunge and go for the Atacamas for now. Looks like a great, sturdy, simple stand with a top and bottom plate of 300mm width and depth. Excellent value for money.

            If anyone else out there has tried them do let me know.

            Many thanks.


            • #7
              The three shown in the picture look just right for (high to low) Compact 7's, SHL 5's, and Monitor 40's. Fill them up with kitty litter a la Noel at Skylan and you're in business!


              • #8
                Good choice, forgot to add that KJ West One in London who are Harbeth dealers carry and recommend them.


                • #9
                  Thanks guys. I'm meeting at KJ West One next week so I'll report back once I have them.


                  • #10

                    Say hello to David from KJ (the guy who believes in Krell + Harbeth), from the architect of Budapest.

                    Soon, I will propose some new stand aproach... stay tuned!


                    • #11
                      Ikea - perfect stands ...

                      Still working hard on new stands (as promised).
                      But until then I found the version "balsa" (bamboo actually is) Nesna from IKEA.
                      There is no cheaper and elegant version for only 7 pounds each.
                      For those who want to try, must know that decoupling between speaker and stand is by 3 points.