Harbeth

After some talk with the distributor, I will now be the Dallas dealer for Harbeth. I'm beside myself and a bit clueless as to why there wasn't already one in the metroplex. Regardless, this will be a great opportunity for me and I am fully embracing it.

I know some guys here have owned them in the past. If you want to post up your models and impressions, it would be greatly appreciated.
audiothesis.com/

Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
Cabling: Wireworld
TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
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  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 6,465
    Congratulations!
    "And the house you live in will never fall down
    If you pity the stranger who stands at your gate" G.Lightfoot
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,667
    edited November 2017
    Well it's about time I may actually get a chance to get my ears on the Harbeth's

    With all my travels and shows this is a brand that has managed to elude my ears

    Looking forward to it, congrats Skipper
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  • Congratulations! Sounds like a great opportunity.
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,985
    Good for you.
    Beautiful & terrific loudspeakers.
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,211
    Congrats man, Steve I'm sure will chime in with his thoughts.
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  • gmcmangmcman Posts: 1,062
    Very cool....congrats.
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,721
    Congrats. Drool:

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,985
    Congrats. Drool:

    pune07g9tn8d.jpg

    Yeah, huh?

    :)
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,075
    Congrats!!!
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  • WardswebWardsweb Posts: 788
    Congrats! Could not have happened to a more deserving guy. Good luck.
    Living room:Maplenoll turntable, Clearaudio Champion II turntable, Sonic Euphoria pre, EAR 834P phono pre, Shanling CD-T1500 sacd, Auralic Altair DAC/server, PS Audio Quintessence power, ASL AQ1006 845 DT MKII mono block amplifers, DIY Altec/JBL speakers
    Sun room: Roksan Radius 5 turntable, Lounge phono pre, DIY Class A 6H30 linestage, DIY 2A3 amp, Krell CDP, JBL C50 Olympus speakers with custom Smith horns, Klipsch Cornwall III
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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,210
    Harbeths in oil country? Sounds like a cash cow to me!
  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,090
    Congrats Skip!
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  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 921
    Very nice addition to your lineup. Congrats Skip!
  • sucks2bemesucks2beme Posts: 4,801
    I've always been a fan of the British sound.
    "The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." --Thomas Jefferson
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,985
    sucks2beme wrote: »
    I've always been a fan of the British sound.

    Since the Polk Monitor Series of the 1970s aspired to "the British sound" at bargain high-value prices, it may be safe to assume that would be true of many of us here! :)


    20555863903_698a851e53_b.jpgScan0013 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,018
    Never heard them, but everything I read has been positive. Showing my age here, but love the old school design, but suspect even their biggest speaker will require stands for optimal sound.
    Bud - Silicon Valley

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  • gcegce Posts: 2,139
    These have been on my radar. Can't wait till you get some of these in your listening room and do some reviews.
    Anaheim Hills CA,
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  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,249
    Congrats Skip, you will do well by the Harbeth Line.
    SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • dhart86dhart86 Posts: 1,398
    Congrats Skip! I bought this pair of Harbeth C7ES3 from Ben (Falconcry72)
    Best speakers I've owned and will probably never leave my home!
    Main Rig:
    HTPC (J River) > PS Audio Directstream Jr.>Rogue Audio Metis >McCormack DNA 0.5 Rev B
    Harbeth C7 ES3


    Second Rig:
    HTPC (J.River)> MF V-Link> Adcom GDA 600 > Cayin TA 30 (buzzy-bee mods)
    Monitor 5 (Westmassguy-modded)


  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,249
    Darryl, those are GORGEOUS!!!
    SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 2,676
    Those speakers look exquisite! No comment on the *ahem* "device" in the background. :D
  • dhart86dhart86 Posts: 1,398
    Darryl, those are GORGEOUS!!!

    Thanks Mike...How you likin the Dynaudio?
    Main Rig:
    HTPC (J River) > PS Audio Directstream Jr.>Rogue Audio Metis >McCormack DNA 0.5 Rev B
    Harbeth C7 ES3


    Second Rig:
    HTPC (J.River)> MF V-Link> Adcom GDA 600 > Cayin TA 30 (buzzy-bee mods)
    Monitor 5 (Westmassguy-modded)


  • dhart86dhart86 Posts: 1,398
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Those speakers look exquisite! No comment on the *ahem* "device" in the background. :D

    Ah...."not mine!" lol
    Main Rig:
    HTPC (J River) > PS Audio Directstream Jr.>Rogue Audio Metis >McCormack DNA 0.5 Rev B
    Harbeth C7 ES3


    Second Rig:
    HTPC (J.River)> MF V-Link> Adcom GDA 600 > Cayin TA 30 (buzzy-bee mods)
    Monitor 5 (Westmassguy-modded)


  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,249
    edited November 2017
    dhart86 wrote: »
    Darryl, those are GORGEOUS!!!

    Thanks Mike...How you likin the Dynaudio?

    Like em, they are just a very good match for my gear and space. Would love to get my ears on some Harbeth one day, just to hear what all the Hubbub is about ;)
    SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 2,676
    As far as I can tell, there is only ONE other Harbeth dealer in America. In Nashua, New Hampshire. I just might go have a listen the next time I am in Manchester. :)
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,572
    There are more. I know the Austin dealer as well.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 2,676
    DSkip wrote: »
    There are more. I know the Austin dealer as well.

    They don't show up on the Harbeth website. I did find this, however: http://www.fidelisav.com/harbeth-retailers/
  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 3,667
    Congrats, man! Though not nearly as well traveled as Ron, I've never heard the Harbeth's either. I hope that changes soon.
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 9,554
    dhart86 wrote: »
    Congrats Skip! I bought this pair of Harbeth C7ES3 from Ben (Falconcry72)
    Best speakers I've owned and will probably never leave my home!

    Dang! That reminds me..... Ben has a set of speakers I bought from him over a year ago that I need to pick up from him.....
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,018
    LOL. You have geared stored all around the country. I like that type of survivor mentality. :)

    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin S1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on source, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
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