Newsletter #92, NOVEMBER 2017

The world's best-loved loudspeakers

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Celebrating 40 Years of Natural Sound

Welcome to our November newsletter

This month's issue is a hi-fi show special, as Harbeth has been heard far and wide this month, from the
New York Audio Show to Moscow Hi-EndMitteldeutschen HiFi Tagen and the Audio Video Show in Poland, which Alan attended, plus Super Sound Korea.

We're also delighted to reveal an exclusive video from Spitfire Audio of their visit to Harbeth, plus there's news from pro-user Aurelia Soundworks and we reveal the winner of our Summer of Sound competition.
Read on to find out more.

Anniversary models wow

in Moscow, New York and Korea

During the 10th-12th November not one but two of our 40th anniversary models were on demo in both Russia, at the Moscow Hi-End Show, and the USA, at the New York Audio Show.

Техно-М presented the first to be released in our anniversary series this year; the SHL5plus model in walnut.
A popular veneer with both customers and our dealers, this speaker attracted many visitors keen to hear the beautiful Harbeth sound. Watch more of the show here.

SHL5plus 40th anniversary model in walnut at Moscow Hi-End, November 2017

During the same weekend, Fidelis AV journeyed to the New York Audio Show where they demoed the
M30.2 anniversary model in silver eucalyptus. Reported as "one of the best sounding rooms at the show," by Audio, who went on to say "I thought these 30.2s were certainly a real player in its price range and maintained that rich midrange while subtly improving their resolution."

You can also watch Herb Reichert's video of his experience of the room here.

Finally, Daa Woong Inc. proudly demoed the M30.2 40th anniversary model at  Super Sound Korea, during the last weekend in November. 

M30.2 40th anniversary model at Super Sound Korea 2017

Daa Woong Inc. with the M30.2 40th anniversary model at Super Sound Korea, November 2017

P3ESR surprises with "powerful sound"

at Mitteldeutsche Hi-Fi Tage

November continued with Input Audio presenting the mini but mighty P3ESR at Mitteldeutsche Hi-Fi Tage, which impressed the high number of visitors to their room. Many visited on both the Saturday and Sunday to hear them.

P3ESR on demo at Mitteldeutsche HiFi-Tage, November 2017P3ESR on demo at Mitteldeutsche HiFi-Tage, November 2017

P3ESR on demo at Mitteldeutsche HiFi-Tage, November 2017

Like HiFi reported that - "These really small compact speakers even surprised some of our colleagues with a powerful sound that they would not have expected from a speaker of that size."

Alan's visit to Audio Video Show, Poland

to demo SHL5plus 40th anniversary model

On the 17th November Alan journeyed to Warsaw, Poland, to support our distributor, Audio System, at the
Audio Video Show. The three day show attracted many hi-fi fans and allowed them to hear the SHL5plus 40th anniversary model for the first time in Poland.

Janusz of Audio System at the Audio Video Show, Poland

(L-R) Janusz of Audio System and a new Harbeth customer, who had travelled a long way from South Poland to hear Harbeth at the show


(L-R) Hi-Fi reviewer and a packed Harbeth room at the show

Pro-user, Aurelia Soundworks, win

'Best Sound Design Experience' at Raindance Film Festival

USA-based Harbeth pro-user, Aurelia Soundworks, have been awarded 'Best Sound Design Experience' in the Vitrual Reality category at this year's Raindance Film Festival, with their video 'Reeps One:Does Not Exist' which was, naturally, mastered on Harbeth speakers.

The video is "a spatial audio virtual reality experience featuring an original track performed by beatbox phenomenon Reeps One. Working in 360 from the ground up, the track was composed to fully utilise the 360 sonic and visual space, creating a totally new style of music video."

Aurelia specialise in 3D sound mixing for virtual reality, gaming and live installations, with all of their sound design and composing work done using Harbeths. Director and sound designer, John Hendicott, said "Although the end user experience for virtual reality is headphones, all of our sound design and composing work is still being done on trusty Harbeths. As such, I've now shipped my M20.1s and M30.1s out here to
Los Angeles."

Experience the video here. To hear spatial audio, you will need to listen in a Chrome web browser and use headphones. Then you can rotate the video around in 360 and hear the audio move with it.
The future of audio - mastered with confidence on Harbeths.

Summer of Sound competition winner

awarded speakers in Brussels

Congratulations to the winner of our Summer of Sound competition, Luc Coene, whose original piece of music really impressed us all. Luc is now the proud owner of a pair of SHL5plus speakers, awarded by our dealer in Brussels, Pink Noise.

Summer of Sound competition winner, Luc Coene, collecting his SHL5plus speakers from Pink Noise, Brussels

Why did you enter the contest?
I saw by chance on the Harbeth website that a contest was organised and I said to myself: "why not participate?! It would be a great personal challenge".

How do you feel about winning a pair of Harbeth speakers?
I am very happy to have received the first prize. I listened to a lot of different speakers and the Harbeth SHL5plus were the ones I preferred. So naturally, I am very enthusiastic to be able to listen to them every day!

We wish Luc every success with a future career in music!
Hear Luc's winning piece of music.

Spitfire Audio tour Harbeth

and are amazed by quality control

Composer, Christian Henson of Spitfire Audio "fell in love" with Harbeth speakers after hearing them about 18 months ago. Now an owner of three pairs of Harbeths, Christian was delighted to tour our production area, where he witnessed what goes into crafting our speakers and our very special 40th anniversary products.

Amazed that we make many of our components in-house, Alan explained that we were driven to do this as
"we couldn't buy from commercial suppliers drive units of a high enough quality.....We have a lifetime commitment to producing products that endure."

A look at our 40th anniversary models was enough for Christian to be tempted to consider another pair of his favourite loudspeakers.

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Upcoming events - 2017

SAT 2-3 December Philippines Hi-Fi Show, Dusit Thani Hotel Makati
SAT 2-3 December High End on Tour, RuhrCongress Bochum, Stadionring 20, 44791 Bochum, Germany
SAT 3-4 February 2018 Norddeutsche HiFi-Tage, Holiday Inn Hamburg, Billwerder Neuer Deich 14, 20539 Hamburg, Germany
FRI 23-25 February 2018 Sound & Vision The Bristol Show, Marriott City Centre Hotel, Lower Castle Street, Bristol
SAT 24-25 February 2018 Hi-Fi Convention, Dorint Resorts, Freiburg, Germany

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