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New User: Thank You!

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Teuton

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I have been an ?audiofool? for over 6 years now. In those 6 years I have probably spent more time researching, listening, buying and selling gear than actually listening to music. The whole reason I got into the hobby was for music. With that said I recently reached a breaking point with the merry-go-round mentality of certain forums?flavor of the month, OCD behavior--and the hi-fi community.

I am not a millionaire, and I cannot stand the horrendous markup of cables. Furthermore, I know first hand that when someone invests in ?tweaks? to extract ?maximum? performance out of their setup, it can lead to over-scrutinizing and OCD (see above) type behavior (and money spent).

Even if I was a BILLIONAIRE, I still wouldn?t spend more than $100 on cables.

I?ve learned a lot in the last 6 years, but even more in the last couple months. I value simplicity and functionality. Even more, I value time. Time with family, time indulging in my other hobbies and time with music <<<.


Enough about my epiphany, why I?m here is to say thank you to Harbeth for designing such wonderful speakers. I recently listened to the Compact 7?s and they are the only speakers that never make me want to browse Audiogon, or read Stereophile ever again. These speakers spoke to me?they have soul. I plan on buying a pair in the New Year. It will be my last pair of speakers for a VERY long time. I plan on pairing it with a Lavardin IS Reference. The only way I will upgrade is if I move into a very large room, which I don't see in the next 5-7 years--maybe then I could afford the 40's. Until then I will be completely content with the C7's.
 

denjo

New member
Re: New User: Thank You!

Teuton wrote:
With that said I recently reached a breaking point with the merry-go-round mentality of certain forums?flavor of the month, OCD behavior--and the hi-fi community .... I value simplicity and functionality. Even more, I value time. Time with family, time indulging in my other hobbies and time with music
Hi Teuton

Welcome to the Harbeth forum!

Like you, I have got out of the merry-go-round and feel that simplicity and functionality are important qualities, not the latest gizmo. Its about the music! I must thank Harbeth for helping me simplify my system. With the Harbeth SHL5, I no longer feel any urge to swap, upgrade, etc.

Enjoy the 7s!

Best regards
Dennis
 

keithwwk

Member
Re: New User: Thank You!

I have been an ?audiofool? for over 6 years now. In those 6 years I have probably spent more time researching, listening, buying and selling gear than actually listening to music. The whole reason I got into the hobby was for music. With that said I recently reached a breaking point with the merry-go-round mentality of certain forums?flavor of the month, OCD behavior--and the hi-fi community.

I am not a millionaire, and I cannot stand the horrendous markup of cables. Furthermore, I know first hand that when someone invests in ?tweaks? to extract ?maximum? performance out of their setup, it can lead to over-scrutinizing and OCD (see above) type behavior (and money spent).

Even if I was a BILLIONAIRE, I still wouldn?t spend more than $100 on cables.

I?ve learned a lot in the last 6 years, but even more in the last couple months. I value simplicity and functionality. Even more, I value time. Time with family, time indulging in my other hobbies and time with music <<<.


Enough about my epiphany, why I?m here is to say thank you to Harbeth for designing such wonderful speakers. I recently listened to the Compact 7?s and they are the only speakers that never make me want to browse Audiogon, or read Stereophile ever again. These speakers spoke to me?they have soul. I plan on buying a pair in the New Year. It will be my last pair of speakers for a VERY long time. I plan on pairing it with a Lavardin IS Reference. The only way I will upgrade is if I move into a very large room, which I don't see in the next 5-7 years--maybe then I could afford the 40's. Until then I will be completely content with the C7's.
Welcome. I still love my old 7 too even I hv 30th ann's SHL5. Beside Lavardin, do consider LFD Zero LE mkIII, another highly underrated jerms.

Cheers!
 
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tricka

Guest
Re: New User: Thank You!

Thank you for your post. It is very similar to my experience of late.
I second a vote for the LFD Zero III. I have it partnered with the C7's and they work very well together. The Lavardin is also by reputation a great amp.
Less is definitely more....
Best Wishes
Andrew
 

coredump

New member
Re: New User: Thank You!

I have been an ?audiofool? for over 6 years now. In those 6 years I have probably spent more time researching, listening, buying and selling gear than actually listening to music. The whole reason I got into the hobby was for music. With that said I recently reached a breaking point with the merry-go-round mentality of certain forums?flavor of the month, OCD behavior--and the hi-fi community.

I am not a millionaire, and I cannot stand the horrendous markup of cables. Furthermore, I know first hand that when someone invests in ?tweaks? to extract ?maximum? performance out of their setup, it can lead to over-scrutinizing and OCD (see above) type behavior (and money spent).

Even if I was a BILLIONAIRE, I still wouldn?t spend more than $100 on cables.

I?ve learned a lot in the last 6 years, but even more in the last couple months. I value simplicity and functionality. Even more, I value time. Time with family, time indulging in my other hobbies and time with music <<<.


Enough about my epiphany, why I?m here is to say thank you to Harbeth for designing such wonderful speakers. I recently listened to the Compact 7?s and they are the only speakers that never make me want to browse Audiogon, or read Stereophile ever again. These speakers spoke to me?they have soul. I plan on buying a pair in the New Year. It will be my last pair of speakers for a VERY long time. I plan on pairing it with a Lavardin IS Reference. The only way I will upgrade is if I move into a very large room, which I don't see in the next 5-7 years--maybe then I could afford the 40's. Until then I will be completely content with the C7's.
Go for the Lavardin IS Reference. I have paired the SHL5 with Lavardin IS. To me, the result is amazing.
 
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Soundbyte

Guest
Re: New User: Thank You!

I have been an ?audiofool? for over 6 years now. In those 6 years I have probably spent more time researching, listening, buying and selling gear than actually listening to music. The whole reason I got into the hobby was for music. With that said I recently reached a breaking point with the merry-go-round mentality of certain forums?flavor of the month, OCD behavior--and the hi-fi community.

I am not a millionaire, and I cannot stand the horrendous markup of cables. Furthermore, I know first hand that when someone invests in ?tweaks? to extract ?maximum? performance out of their setup, it can lead to over-scrutinizing and OCD (see above) type behavior (and money spent).

Even if I was a BILLIONAIRE, I still wouldn?t spend more than $100 on cables.

I?ve learned a lot in the last 6 years, but even more in the last couple months. I value simplicity and functionality. Even more, I value time. Time with family, time indulging in my other hobbies and time with music <<<.


Enough about my epiphany, why I?m here is to say thank you to Harbeth for designing such wonderful speakers. I recently listened to the Compact 7?s and they are the only speakers that never make me want to browse Audiogon, or read Stereophile ever again. These speakers spoke to me?they have soul. I plan on buying a pair in the New Year. It will be my last pair of speakers for a VERY long time. I plan on pairing it with a Lavardin IS Reference. The only way I will upgrade is if I move into a very large room, which I don't see in the next 5-7 years--maybe then I could afford the 40's. Until then I will be completely content with the C7's.
Teuton,
Welcome... I am using Lavardin IS reference with SHL-5 and been happy with the result... I would suggest if you can, T-loan Lavardin IS Ref & LFD to see which is your cup of tea.

Cheers.
 

Liotheles

New member
New SHL5 user

New SHL5 user

Hi all

I'm a new user of the magnificent SHL5 speakers.
I pair them with a hicapped Supernait and I couldn't be more happy.
MUSIC is what it's all about now ;)
 

garmtz

New member
Supernait + SHL5 = great combo

Supernait + SHL5 = great combo

Hi all

I'm a new user of the magnificent SHL5 speakers.
I pair them with a hicapped Supernait and I couldn't be more happy.
MUSIC is what it's all about now ;)
That's a GREAT combination!
 
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banyon100

Guest
Naim & Harbeth, a magical combination

Naim & Harbeth, a magical combination

Naim and Harbeth are a magical combination that still isn't as widely know as you would expect, considering the popularity of both brands.
 

DSRANCE

Guest
Harbeth will work with anything ....

Harbeth will work with anything ....

My take is that Harbeth speakers work well with almost anything decent out there. The other great thing is that so few come up for sale in the classifieds. Must tell you something...
 
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kraiker

Guest
Harbeth + Leben, great combo

Harbeth + Leben, great combo

Another great combination is the Harbeth and Leben. Just felt I should mention.
 

Jason

New member
LFD and Leben with Harbeth

LFD and Leben with Harbeth

I use both the LFD and Leben HiFi amplifiers here with my Harbeth speakers for demonstrations.

Both amplifiers work very well with the Harbeth range, it comes down to clients personal taste in presentation as to which amplifier they prefer.
One of the Harbeth speaker strong suits is that excellent sonic results can be achieved with a wide range of amplification.
 
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