Newsletter #105, spring 2019

A world where only you and the music exist

Welcome to Harbeth's spring newsletter!

In our spring newsletter we reflect on the year so far, including the Sound & Vision Bristol show and more recently
High-End Munich. Our Anniversary models continue to receive glowing praise in the press, more owners share their Harbeths in our monthly feature and we welcome a new distributor to the family. Read on to find out more.

Sound & Vision Bristol, UK

"An oasis of music in a desert of noise"

The year began with the hugely successful annual Sound & Vision show, 23rd-25th February.
Our C7ES-3 40th Anniversary model in Tamo Ash was on demo in Room 264. Hosted by Harbeth designer,
Alan Shaw, it was unique in the fact that not only was a mixture of pop, jazz and classical music played but recorded speech;
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy proving particularly popular and an excellent demonstration of a quality audio recording, as well as English playwright, Alan Bennett's production Say Something Happened.

"Curiously, after the music in this room finished, Alan Bennett's Say Something Happened started to play, featuring greats such as Thora Hird. Once my ears got reattuned to hearing northern accents being played at a Hi-Fi show, the clarity and realism to the voices were notable." Jay Garrett, Stereonet.

Photo: Stereonet, C7ES-3 40th Anniversary model in Tamo Ash

For more insight into the C7ES-3 40th Anniversary modelPursuit Perfect System's video interview with Alan is worth a watch.

Our 'mini but mighty' P3ESR 40th Anniversary in Olive Wood was again this year demoed by hi-fi aficionado, Chris Kelly.

"One of the best known and longstanding British Loudspeaker manufacturers, Harbeth have just finished their 40th Anniversary year. Their two rooms featured the Compact 7ES-3 40th Anniversary loudspeakers in one and then the smaller P3ESR mini monitors in the other. As always a great sound and popular rooms with the public."
Hifi Pig magazine

See you again next year!

Harbeth in the Press!

Our 40th Anniversary models have continued to receive glowing reviews in 2019.

Read on for a highlighted selection to date - 

Tone Audio Magazine

Tone Audio Magazine reviewed our 'mini but mighty' P3ESR 40th Anniversary loudspeaker - 
''Set-up in my main listening room in a small, nearfield configuration, music without a ton of low-frequency content is stunning and spacious. The level of tonal correctness and the sheer amount of musical information they-they do reveal is exceptional for the price.

''So, if you're looking for a great small pair of speakers that will unobtrusively coexist in a modest living room, the Harbeths certainly get my vote.''
  Read the full review on page 17.


LP Magazine

Our 40th Anniversary M30.2 was reviewed in German Hifi Journal - LP Magazine

''The M30.2 meet the requirements for a monitor speaker. When you hear long music with them, you realise more and more strongly how right these speakers sound. And above all, how variable the M30.2 can handle the kind of music.'' 


Our P3 Anniversary model was described as "a force to be reckoned with" by Steve Guttenberg on CNET.

''The P3ESR's sound is at once romantic and musical and yet never feels overly cushy. The mid-bass is full, but never sloppy, the low-end is more satisfying than you might expect for a speaker as small as this. The little speaker projects a positively huge soundstage.

The Harbeth P3ESR 40th Anniversary loudspeakers are just the ticket for a well-heeled audiophile living in smallish apartments or homes.'' Read the full article

Fair Audio

In The Test: Harbeth Monitor 40.2 40th Anniversary Loudspeaker

''The Harbeth M40.2 delivers a spectacle of naturalness and completely disappears behind the music events.  From the substantial bass over the equally free and smoothly playing mids to the mild, but well-resolved connected highs.
The Monitor 40.2 subordinates its entire play to the greatest possible approximation to the natural sound.''

Show us your Harbeths

We need you!

We are pleased to announce this month's 'Show us your Harbeths' feature. Harbeth owners, Ando Tsia and Rafe Arnott, showcase their M30.1 and M40.2 loudspeakers. 
Please keep them coming in and your system could feature in our next newsletter.

High-End Munich

One of the largest hi-fi shows of the year attracted visitors from the world over in May. Of course, we are talking about
High-End Munich 2019. It was the perfect opportunity to meet with many of our wonderful distributors, as well as to showcase our range of speakers to the viewing public.

Our M40.2 Anniversary model was on demo in one of the MOC'S impressive Atrium rooms alongside Magnum Dynalab,
Hi-Fi Racks stands and Martina Schoener

(L-R) Alan Shaw - Harbeth, Bernd Homke - Input Audio, Martina Schoener, Klaus Nork - Audiostone and Jim Richards - Magnum Dynalab
Jonathan Valin, from The Absolute Sound, commented ''The company's new 40th Anniversary, stand mount Monitor 40.2, driven and sourced by Magnum and Dynalab, impressed me with its very neutral palette, good depth, and excellent focus. This was the best I've heard these speaker sound at a show.'' 

M40.2 40th anniversary model on demo

(L-R) Alan with Aleksandar Mirkovic - Audio Dream and Omar Gonzalez Saquel and Melanie Dubes - High End Chile

Thank you to everyone who visited us at the show this year, including some of our newest distributors - Audio Dream, Montenegro and High End Chile. It was a pleasure to meet you all. A special thanks must go to our German distributor -
Input Audio - for coordinating our presence at the show. Many thanks, Bernd!

Welcome to the Harbeth Family

Dubai Audio

Dubai Audio was born in 1994 of a passion for music and the High-Fidelity equipment that gives heart and soul to the sound.

Established by three brothers, Ahmed, Adil and Amir, the business began in Deira, the heart of old Dubai. The company's unique combination of technical expertise and personal product demonstrations attracted a growing and loyal list of clients from around the region. This enabled them to steadily grow the business and move to a new professionally designed showroom on the Sheikh Zayed Road, giving their portfolio of brands visibility and exposure in this new but fast-growing market. 

Dubai Audio has followed the developments at Harbeth closely over the years and is now a proud importer and distributor for the brand within the region. 
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Upcoming events - 2019

FRI-SAT 31st May-1st June UK. Hi-Fi Corner Showroom Launch, 2 Joppa Road, Edinburgh, EH15 2EU
SUN 9th June UK. Classic Album Sundays, No.7 Market Square,
7 Market Square, Stafford, ST16 2JN
SAT-SUN 7th-8th September Germany. South Germany HiFi Days, Holiday INN Stuttgart,
Mittlerer Pfad 25-27, 70499 Stuttgart
3 Enterprise Park
Lindfield, Haywards Heath
West Sussex, RH16 2LH

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