Great review and photos. Thanks for the link. I especially like this quote:
The M40.1 have their own distinct character and it is totally different from what seems to be common trend in most modern high-end designs. And still these are one of the best loudspeakers I ever listened to in my room. It was kind of surprise for me, even shock as they represent everything I hate about other designs – plastic cones, soft domes, cabinets that take part in creating the sound. Basing on my experience there is no way loudspeakers like the Harbeths could sound good, and yet they sound fantastic!
very nice report indeed! and exceptional photos.
but they opened the speakers...!!!
just one mistake: "...We have received the M40.1 Domestic together with German stands made by Skylan"... this is of course not correct.
i really enjoyed the writing of this polish guy.
Harbeth M40.1-Naim NAC52-Supercap-NAP 135-CDS2-XPS
They also did a great review with nice pics of the P3ESR recently:
The review is now on the audio website 6moons.com. It is the same review, but the translation has been polished, and the factual error regarding the provenance of Skylan stands (Canada, not Germany) has been corrected. Worth a look: