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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.

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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.

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I must sell my Harbeth speakers (P3 ES2) - a change of life

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  • I must sell my Harbeth speakers (P3 ES2) - a change of life

    First of all, a note to the moderators. I have read the moderation policy and couldn't find anything expressly ruling out this kind of post; nonetheless I am unsure whether this is appropriate for the HUG forum. Please disallow if you think it is not.

    Due to a change of circumstance I must sell my Harbeths (along with nearly everything else). Music listening will be sorely missed. Before I list them in a magazine, or the 'Bay as a last resort, I would like to offer them to the HUG membership.

    For info, I am (voluntarily) giving up my job, which I don't really understand, and flying these shores for new horizons in New Zealand. It's time to see some new things.

    I would be most grateful to hear of any interest from the HUG. Many thanks.

    Specifics to follow if the mods feel it's all right.
    Ben from UK. Harbeth Super HL5 owner.

  • #2
    Our commiserations - come back soon to the Harbeth family

    1. Is she beautiful?

    2. Are you one step ahead of the law?

    3. Mid life crisis?

    I hope that everything is OK for you and if not I'm sorry for your circumstances and wish you well in your sale and your travels. Godspeed.


    • #3
      If my age qualifies, then #3.
      Ben from UK. Harbeth Super HL5 owner.


      • #4
        You can always buy some more when you get here...!


        • #5
          Good luck when you get there, the most beautiful country in the world by a country mile IMO.


          • #6
            Originally posted by BAS-H View Post
            If my age qualifies, then #3.
            That can be fixed with a nice sports car :-)


            • #7
              My escape plan ...

              No it can't! Blown all me readies on bicycles

              House is sold pending contract exchange. Looking at taking to the air late September. I can't wait. I've informed my (very understanding) work colleagues, some of whom I think are a bit jealous. I can't think why; this plan requires giving up everything I have for only a 50% chance of pulling it off at all... maybe they just like the idea.
              Ben from UK. Harbeth Super HL5 owner.