Re: Harbeth sub woofer anyone?
That's a very interesting suggestion that we make a Harbeth subwoofer. Yes, the bass driver from the M40.1 (actually 12", 300mm not 10") could probably be optimised to work in a subwoofer arrangement.
I guess that what it comes down to is this: should Harbeth make a subwoofer where there are so many to chose from - REL being a good example. Although, on the face of it, a sub is conceptually simple compared to a full-range speaker, in practice0 is it? Or are there little tricks and techniques that are not obvious to us on the outside but are the stock in trade of skilled subwoofer designers? How long would it take us to learn that game - to run with the best? Could we ever excel at it? Would it distract us from what we have a reputation for - as you say, excellence in the middle frequencies.
If only I could live and work for one hundred years all things would be possible!
Alan A. Shaw
Harbeth Audio UK