HUG - here for all audio enthusiasts


"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!"

Jan. 2018
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Ordered Super HL5 Plus Ebony Tiger!

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  • Ordered Super HL5 Plus Ebony Tiger!

    Iím excited to say Iíve ordered a new system. I wanted a change by reducing the number of components I have-simplify and first and foremost stream high rez audio on a NAS drive & keep my current heavily optioned LP-12 in the stable (linn power supply, phono amp, ekos II ect... So many choices out there but I think the Harbeth speaker with Naim electronics will light my fire.
    Out with the old (8 yrs old)-all great gear
    ARC Ref110 amp
    ARC Ref3 pre-amp
    ARC CD-7 cd player
    Sonus Faber Guarneri Memento violin red

    In with the new
    Harbeth Super HL5 Plus Ebony Tiger (new model)
    Naim NAP 250DR amp (new model)
    Naim N 272 preamp dac & streamer (new model)

    It was nearly a straight across trade

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    USA stands

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    I like these stands, made in the PA USA of tiger maple.


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      Congratulations on the new gear. I see a Bryston amp, what model is it and how do you like it? I have 28BSST2's and love them. Thinking about the Super HL5+ speakers and want to add Naim as well.

      How's that combo?


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        Hi, I'll have it all hooked up in due time. I'll let you know how it turns out.


        • #5
          Congratulations for your new system,how is the hl5 speakers vs the songs faber.
          Thank you