B-Grade cabinets sale for charity: a great idea but perhaps a special label needed?
Hello to Alan, Andy and all HUG members,
Originally Posted by A.S.
I'm new to the HUG but in fact not new to Harbeth ownership or BBC monitors.
After having owned six consecutive pairs of LS3/5a, my final pair of Baby Beebs was replaced by P3ESRs last year. The uniquely balanced, honest and relaxed presentation of the ESR made it unnecessary for us to hang on to the LS3/5a's as a spare speaker-set.
The introduction of new loudspeaker designs cannot take away the inherent qualities of renowned classics which means -for me at least- that the old Grade 2 mini has not lost it's charm but in comparison the ESR let's the music/programme speak for itself even better. Its reproduction simply feels more effortless.
As the title points out, when I read this oldish thread regarding B/stock cabinets, I was happily surprised that such re use of materials and yield for charity was proposed.
Two questions for Harbeth:
The pictures seem to show mainly cherry cabinets. Is cherry more difficult material to use than Harbeths other veneer options (our pride and Harbethian joy is clad in dark Santos)?
Were the B/stock speakers labeled as such?
Last edited by Spindrift; 26-07-2011 at 08:54 AM.
Reason: corrected a few type errors