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Title: Harbeth Monitors - Considering All Models
Post by: OldiesButGoodies on January 11, 2018, 10:06:31 PM
PM if you have a lead to a pair,  will pay a finders fee.

Regards,

OBG
Title: Re: Harbeth Monitors - Considering All Models
Post by: Sir Thrift-a-Lot on January 11, 2018, 11:32:02 PM
Have you heard Ron's?   They are magical.
Title: Re: Harbeth Monitors - Considering All Models
Post by: EmperorNorton on January 12, 2018, 07:20:24 AM
What he said. 
Title: Re: Harbeth Monitors - Considering All Models
Post by: bmwr75 on January 12, 2018, 05:26:43 PM
So is the room they are in, at least the room Ron had them in when I heard them.   
Title: Re: Harbeth Monitors - Considering All Models
Post by: schwarcw on January 12, 2018, 08:40:13 PM
Ron's setup has an exceptional soundstage, wide and deep.  The imaging is very 3D.  Nice and smooth, very easy to listen to his Harbeths.
Title: Re: Harbeth Monitors - Considering All Models
Post by: OldiesButGoodies on January 13, 2018, 02:32:40 PM
Coordinating a visit to Ron's,  who has kindly offered to demo his, before buying.  Interested in the Super HL5 and the Compact 7s.   Looking forward to changing the signature to include one or the other!
Title: Re: Harbeth Monitors - Considering All Models
Post by: Sir Thrift-a-Lot on January 13, 2018, 03:21:44 PM
Coordinating a visit to Ron's,  who has kindly offered to demo his, before buying.  Interested in the Super HL5 and the Compact 7s.   Looking forward to changing the signature to include one or the other!

I thought your stereo was like my waistline, always getting bigger.    >:D
Title: Re: Harbeth Monitors - Considering All Models
Post by: bmwr75 on January 13, 2018, 06:11:19 PM
Give me a great room acoustics-wise and mid-fi speakers over expensive speakers and a room with poor acoustics any day.
Title: Re: Harbeth Monitors - Considering All Models
Post by: bmwr75 on January 13, 2018, 07:53:34 PM
Ron's listening room is what made me realize the room is 80-90% of the sonic equation.  It inspired me to build a golden rule listening room when we moved to MS.  After acoustically treating it from GIK and setting up the speakers using some guys recommendations (forget his name, bought the book and DVD), I'm amazed at what a $1500 pair of speakers can sound like when paired with a sychronistic amp, preamp and decent DA + digital source.  I've probably got $5500 total invested in this audio system, bought a piece at a time over many years.   Add another $1500 for stereo subs and $200 for miniDSP HD as icing on the bass cake.  Total invested $7200.
Title: Re: Harbeth Monitors - Considering All Models
Post by: schwarcw on January 13, 2018, 11:33:33 PM
  Total invested $7200.

I'll bet that your audio setup sounds like a million $$$!  Someday I hope to it.  ;D
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