Newsletter #96, MARCH 2018

The world's best-loved loudspeakers

Welcome to our March newsletter

This month we have been on the road, with a trip to EVE studios in Manchester where we recorded the second in our Harbeth Live video series. Look out for the preview in this newsletter.

Our series of limited edition anniversary models were showcased at Real Fine Audio's 
Harbeth 40th Anniversary Roadshow in the Netherlands, where the P3ESR, M30.2 and SHL5plus anniversary editions were all demonstrated. Plus our M30.2 model was awarded Class A 'Recommended Component' status by Stereophile, where it was also reviewed by Herb Reichert. Read on to find out more.

Anniversary models "full and rich"

at Harbeth 40th anniversary roadshow

On the 16th and 17th March Dutch Harbeth dealer, Real Fine Audio, presented three of our limited edition anniversary models in a Harbeth 40th Anniversary Roadshow.

"During the demos different systems were used - the Vitus Audio RI-101 was able to push the performance of the SHL5plus to great heights, showing the composure and authority of this model to great effect." 

The P3ESR showed excellent "timbre, staging and tonal richness" and was driven by an Exposure 3010s2 integrated amplifier which was "a match made in heaven!", whilst the M30.2 was praised by all who attended for its representation of "natural sounding voices, instruments and a full and rich sound. Both the Vitus RI-101 and PrimaLuna amplifiers really came to life on this fantastic loudspeaker."
M30.2 on demo at Real Fine Audio's Harbeth 40th anniversary roadshow
M30.2 40th anniversary model in silver eucalyptus on demo at Real Fine Audio's Harbeth 40th Anniversary Roadshow

Harbeth in the press

Stereophile praise M30.2 anniversary model

and award Class A 'Recommended Component'

M30.2 anniversary modelWe were delighted to see our M30.2 40th anniversary model has been awarded Class A 'Recommended Component' status 2018 by Stereophile. The list also includes our SHL5plus model.

In the same issue, Herb Reichert reviewed the M30.2 calling it "...the most neutral, accurate, tuneful, fun, and music-loving stand-mounted two-way speaker I've heard." 

Read the review in full.


Part-Time Audiophile review C7ES-3

and award Editor's Choice Award

C7ES-3 imageAs well as praise for our anniversary models, this month has also seen our legendary C7ES-3 model receive some attention in Part Time Audiophile's review. Commended for its "musicality, excellent 3D sound-staging, honest translating abilities, and timbral accuracy", this prompted reviewer Rafe Arnott to award an Editor's Choice Award.

"Regardless of what type of music I forced upon them, or how loud I made them go (or conversely how quietly I played them – they were excellent low-level playback monitors), they accepted their fate, and rose to the occasion with a humble mastery of recorded sound that always left me satisfied, and never wanting for more."

Read the review in full

Video #2: Sylvette preview

Earlier this month Alan journeyed to EVE recording studios in Manchester with Duet Media Technologies, for the second installment in our Harbeth Live music video series. Featuring Manchester-based alternative rock band, Sylvette, this edition features our mini but magnificent P3ESR speakers. The video will be released in May, prior to High End Munich, however you can watch a preview now!

Sylvette at EVE Studios Manchester

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