Re: The longest hours you have spent on your Harbeth
I think this is actually a very interesting thread. I wonder if Harbeth listeners on-average listen for longer than those using other harder, fatiguing speakers. I would imagine they do, since the defining characteristic of Harbeths seems to be the 'curtain of sound' they effortlessly generate, completely free from the constraints of two physical boxes. Indeed, with eyes closed, where are the two boxes?
I was talking to a freelance professional sound engineer this week. He was saying what a "blessed relief" it was to use Harbeths in one studio compared to the 'hard, fatiguing and after one hour almost unlistenable to' speakers he so often encounters. Interestingly, he commented (and he should know - his job is mixing and adjusting small details in a sound production) that another UK brand who use dome speaker units (which are promoted for their natural sound) are exceptionally fatiguing.
Alan A. Shaw
Harbeth Audio UK