Stories from our dealers.
When I first came to KJ West One 12 years, the store only stocked one Harbeth speaker, the Monitor 30. One day I got talking to Andy, production manager at Harbeth, and we discussed the dealer network at the time. It struck us that there was an excellent opportunity for KJ to work with Harbeth more and stock the entire range in Central London.
Since this time, Harbeth has been a real staple of our range. We are a high-end environment and the sound quality and natural presentation that Harbeth speakers offer gives us fantastic options when recommending systems to our customers.
It is a privilege for us to represent a brand with such history and prestige. We look forward to selling many more Harbeths for years to come
I can remember it like it was yesterday when I first heard a set of Harbeth speakers. I’d recently joined the Hi-Fi Corner team and was gearing up; listening to as many amplifiers and speakers as possible in order to build my dream system. It took me a while but I had finally settled on a system – I had chosen speakers from a well-respected British manufacturer (not Harbeth). Then a monkey-wrench was thrown into the mix when I happen to visit one of our other shops, who had Harbeth on demonstration.
As I walked through the door my keen eye for retro styled hi-fi drew me directly to the Harbeth speakers on display (the Super HL5, Monitor 40.1, Compact 7ES, and P3ESR). I had to know how these would fare up against “modern” designed speakers. As we set them up for a listen, my colleague explained to me Harbeth’s history and ideologies, being from America I wasn’t greatly familiar with the company. Once the music started playing, I was hooked…
A set of Super HL5plus speakers are now a permanent and key component in my hi-fi system at home. Over the last two years I have had over twenty different amplifier/source configurations (from £1,000 to £40,000) come and go through my system, and the Harbeths never fail to impress.
I'm a relative newcomer to the Harbeth range, stocking and selling them for only 10 years. I came across the brand via a friend as I was getting thoroughly sick and tired at the relentlessly bright and fatiguing presentation of many modern speakers. I wanted something which would give me maximum information, without stripping the enamel from my teeth.
When I contacted Andy at Harbeth there was no rep on the road and no demo stock to try. So I took a punt and bought a pair of C7ES3 to audition. They changed my life with their easy, relaxed and natural sound. A very welcome relief. I very quickly ordered the rest of the range. I now have the complete Harbeth range on permanent demonstration and very many, contented Harbeth customers.
Harbeth loudspeakers have proven consistently to offer musical performance well above their price point and coupled with their UK heritage have become a firm favourite with buyers worldwide