We celebrate another milestone here at Harbeth with this months newsletter being our 100th edition. To mark the occasion we have another of our new Harbeth Live Series releases to share with you.
Our monthly feature, In your words, includes a wonderful contribution from Harbeth owner Steve Paines, plus German Hifi magazine reveal a glorious review of our Super HL5 Plus 40th Anniversary model. Not to end there, we have our monthly show us your Harbeth's competition winners and the announcement of two new distributors. Sign up here to find out more.
We welcome our new Finland distributor - Hifi Studio Turku who stated ''Distribution of Harbeth in Finland is a dream come true! I have been a huge fan of Harbeth speakers for several years and used several different Harbeths in my home set-up. Now I am ready to Harbeth famous again for their natural sound and musical presentation here in Finland. We have a great team at Hifi Studio and lots of interested customers so the future sounds bright!'' You can find their contact details here.Our new Finland Distributor
We now have our Harbeth user guide translated in Chinese. You can read it here.Read more
We welcome our first South African distributor - The Listening Room to the Harbeth team:
Why Harbeth ?
''The product embodies all that is strives for by the Listening Room. Over the years Harbeth had become a quiet unspoken goal of ours. A loudspeaker which is unashamedly a loudspeaker...but so much more. A loudspeaker based on founded music. The classic descendant to the LS3/5a and its enhancements, drawing on the golden era of audio to reproduce music so sublime from a ''plain'' box so beautifully built and so beautiful to the eye. Beauty drawn from the golden era...a loudspeaker that looked like a loudspeaker. Unashamedly so.
The Listening room once again reinforces its philosophy - music. Harbeth is that. It's music first and all the smoke and mirrors gets the back seat. To our fellow music lovers. Listen. If you like it, it's because it's music. If you like the classic design - it's Harbeth.
Quality of workmanship, quality of product and unadulterated adherence to the accurate reproduction of music.
We are delighted and honoured to have this esteemed brand to our line. We believe the listener will sit up; and listen. This is the music. This is the ethos of Harbeth.''
You can find out their contact details here.
A new episode to the much anticipated Harbeth Live series is out now! For the recording Harbeth owner - Alan Shaw traveled to Canterbury's Colyer-Fergusson Hall at the University of Kent, where the ''staggeringly talented'' UK artist Richard Nivarro, commonly known as R!ches described the ''incredible venue'' in which he performed his newest tracks. He went on to praise the Harbeth Monitor 40.2's while listening back to the recording ''To come back and hear the performance at the Coyler-Fergusson Hall is amazing. To have the speakers like this that allow the live feel to come straight back to us is incredible. We were then able to pick out and change fine details about the sound and hear things that I never expected to. A brilliant performance.''
Harbeth speakers played a pivotal role in the mastering of the production with project partners Duet media commenting ''If you can't accurately hear what's going on in a recording then you can't make any critical judgement. The speakers and the acoustics of the room you're in are very important in the mixing environment. It's not a case of them being flattering in the sound. High-end speakers should be truthful to what has been recorded. Harbeths are very true to the music and sound, a natural sound is essential when editing, as is quality speakers, which Harbeths most certainly are.''
Hifitest recently reviewed our Super HL5 plus 40th Anniversary model, stating ''while playing Ryan Adams, the Harbeth transported all the emotions the album had to offer, the music penetrates so perfectly that I only want to listen to music and nothing but music.''
The reviewer concluded ''Harbeth's slogan of the worlds best loved loudspeaker, is a lot more than just marketing: anyone who hears one wants one.''Read the review