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    Default Home-made videos from the designer ....

    They say 'a picture speaks a thousand words'? And perhaps a video even more. And both save a lot of keyboard bashing!

    Thanks to modern technology I'm able to very quickly author videos of the mysterious world of speaker design. Normally, I'd like to spend time perfecting the lighting, sound, composition, background etc. etc. to make a more professional video. But I really have to be 'doing the day job' so may I ask you in advance to forgive the 'quick and dirty' (some would say exceedingly unprofessional) DIY nature of these videos. Yes, if I had more time we could employ a film crew etc. etc.. These are unedited, single takes (unless I just cannot remember my lines), mono. As a very long term user of SnagIt I am using Techsmith's Screencast trusted hosting platform (not YouTube*).

    So please just accept these for what they are. I only hope that they are not so amateurish that you develop negative vibes about the Harbeth brand. If you do they'll disappear very rapidly!

    Here is Video 1: A test.

    Can you confirm that this MPEG4 will play with sound on the pc and MAC - and even Android?

    * The copyright in Screencast videos remains with the author.
    Alan A. Shaw
    Designer, owner
    Harbeth Audio UK

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    Default OK on Mac

    Works fine for me on a Mac.

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    Default OK on iPad

    Works on my iPad, picture is a bit jumpy, but sound is fine.

    George

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    Default Despite everything - OK on Mac!

    Hi Alan,
    Video works good on the Mac,(Firefox).

    Where is the makeup artist? :))

    Cheers,
    Noel.

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    Default Win 7 /Firefox

    It played fine under Windows 7 using Firefox 6.0.2. I liked the vintage Radio-Gramophone ad.

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    Default Everything ok on Macbook

    Hi Alan,

    I was able to see and listen to the video perfectly via my Macbook.

    Sébastien

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    Default Win 7 OK - 'Show me' better than 'tell me'

    Works fine on my Windows 7 HP laptop.

    I think these videos are a great idea - 'show me' is often better than 'tell me'.

    Look forward to many more!

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    Default Mac OSX - Flash?

    Works on Mac OSX, both Safari and Firefox. Does not work on iPad/iPhone due to Flash.

    {Moderator's comment: we deliberately chose MPEG4 not Flash. As far as we know no Flash is used.}

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    Default Blackberry OK

    Works perfectly on the Blackberry Playbook.

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    Default Note to Noel

    Quote Originally Posted by skylan View Post
    Hi Alan,
    Video works good on the Mac,(Firefox).

    Where is the makeup artist? :))

    Cheers,
    Noel.
    Noel. Thanks for the stands for my C7's. Just put them together on Saturday. They're prefect and look beautiful.

    Don Nickason - Penfield NY

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    Default OK on old MacBook pro

    Works perfectly on my old MacBook Pro.

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    Default OK Win7 64bit Opera and FF

    Seems to work here on Win7 64-bit, with Opera 11.52 and Firefox 7.0.1

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    Default All good on Win XP pro but not on Android phone

    Works fine here too Alan. Win XP pro (Firefox).

    Couldn'd get it to work on Sony Ericsson X8 Android phone.

    {Moderator's comment: anyone else tried on Android?}

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    Default Galaxy S2, Android OK

    Just watched the video thru my Samsung galaxy S2 (android OS) and ok. Appreciate.
    "Bath in Music"

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    Default Fine on Win7 / IE9

    Works fine on Win7 with IE9 .. :)

    I'm with Noel .. how about that make up artist ?? ! haha.

    Sound is very clear.. let me guess, you monitored it on Harbeths ??? <wink>

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    Default OK on iPad 2

    Seems to work well on an iPad 2.

    John

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    Default Test results so far

    Very many thanks to those of you who took the trouble to reply. Without feedback we're just talking to ourselves here.

    With one or two curious exceptions, it seems that we have a 'quick and dirty' video demo system that's extremely easy to create content with and replays across a wide platform. Yes, the slow video refresh rate means that sound slips out of sync but that's so common now that we seem to accept it. Also - and I think this is actually a good thing - there is a five minute per video time limit imposed by the authoring system and that encourages me to just have a bash at a subject rather than spend much time planning and editing. We'll see how it works out.

    I thought we might move the camera into the drive unit assembly area (Harbeth unusually designs and builds its own woofers: most others buy from a catalogue) and let you see what goes into drive unit assembly. I doesn't employ high-tech equipment, is very labour intensive, and above all needs total human attention to very small details.

    Thanks again.
    Alan A. Shaw
    Designer, owner
    Harbeth Audio UK

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    Default Hand assembled

    That would be interesting indeed. True hand-assembled-in-England drive units are rare these days.

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    Default

    want to see this too!!!!!!!
    Harbeth M40.1-Naim NAC52-Supercap-NAP 135-CDS2-XPS

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    Default Seeing the assembly area would be fascinating

    Quote Originally Posted by A.S. View Post
    I thought we might move the camera into the drive unit assembly area (Harbeth unusually designs and builds its own woofers: most others buy from a catalogue) and let you see what goes into drive unit assembly. I doesn't employ high-tech equipment, is very labour intensive, and above all needs total human attention to very small details.

    Thanks again.
    That would be fascinating Alan! Really looking forward to seeing how Harbeth make the magic happen.

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