Re: Harbeth Monitor 40.1 specific
Anyone listening to an M40.1 in August 2007 would have been listening to a prototype under development ('work in progress') as we didn't commence production until about Dec/Jan08. As I said, we really don't like to make changes to a speaker that's in production. Sales people always want the latest, newest product ready to market today so I want to be confident that we are ready.
You will have noticed that we 'announced' the P3ESR at THE/CES Las Vegas in Jan09 and gave ourselves six months to being the speaker to market. Production commences this month.
I must agree with you that the M40.1was definitely worth the huge mental investment that I made in the design over some years.
P.S. Magazines have extremely long production timescales and the same knocked-about demo speakers tends to do the rounds.
Alan A. Shaw
Harbeth Audio UK