HUG - here for all audio enthusiasts

The Harbeth User Group is the primary channel for public communication with Harbeth's HQ. If you have a 'scientific mind' and are curious about how the ear works, how it can lead us to make the right - and wrong - audio equipment 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 should be accessible to non-experts and able to be tried-out at home without deep technical knowledge. From a design perspective, today's award winning Harbeths could not have been designed any other way.

Alternatively, if you just like chatting about audio and subjectivity rules for you, then the Subjective Soundings area is you. If you are quite set in your subjectivity, then HUG is likely to be a bit too fact based for you, as many of the contributors have maximised their pleasure in home music reproduction by allowing their head to rule their heart. 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 only, although HUG is really not the best place to have these sort of purely subjective airings.

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

That's it! Enjoy!

{Updated Oct. 2017}
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  • non nonsense and objective sites about audio

    Could't find the author but here you can find some sober and rational thought's ( I think) about hifi equipment.
    The site doesn't look professional but for dummies like me it makes sense.

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    PS Audio

    Paul McGowan, the founder (in 1973) and owner of PS Audio, is probably the only head of a mainstream audio company that dedicates more time to his forum, blog and newsletter than Alan. Similarly, their products are made in their own factory and HQ. The main difference is the size of the hills in Colorado compared to West Sussex. He, his Chief Engineer Ted Smith, and a small group of moderators achieve almost the same level of support as the HUG.

    Having had streaming issues for the last 6 months, I have decided to follow a very simple approach that Mr McGowan uses himself and has been written up in the most non-nonsense fashion imaginable.

    "Here are instructions on how to build a high quality. easy to use Music Server for less than $1,000."