Harbeth

DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,648
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: P3ESR, 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum
Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
Cabling: Wireworld
TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
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  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 6,058
    Congratulations!
    "Passion is inversely proportional to the amount of real information available", G. Benfield
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,458
    edited November 23
    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
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures, Simaudio 780D DAC
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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: 15,296
    Good for you.
    Beautiful & terrific loudspeakers.
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,812
    Congrats man, Steve I'm sure will chime in with his thoughts.
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  • gmcmangmcman Posts: 855
    Very cool....congrats.
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,458
    Congrats. Drool:

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,296
    Congrats. Drool:

    pune07g9tn8d.jpg

    Yeah, huh?

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

  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 3,771
    Congrats!!!
    Lumin D1, KEF LS50 Wireless, Cayin scd-50T, LH Labs VI Dac, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9, HP I7 Laptop, Wireworld Eclipse 7, Wireworld Aurora, Wireworld Electra 7, Signal Magic Digital, Cardas Quadralink 5C, Velodyne SPL1200
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    HT: Elite SC27, Full Polk RTI setup.

  • WardswebWardsweb Posts: 759
    Congrats! Could not have happened to a more deserving guy. Good luck.
    Living room:Maplenoll turntable, Clearaudio Champion II turntable, Sonic Euphoria pre, Lounge phono pre, Shanling CD-T1500 sacd, Auralic Aries Mini DAC/server, PS Audio Quintessence power, ASL AQ1006 845 DT MKII mono block amplifers, DIY Altec/JBL speakers
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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 3,958
    Harbeths in oil country? Sounds like a cash cow to me!
  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,005
    Congrats Skip!
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  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 826
    Very nice addition to your lineup. Congrats Skip!
  • sucks2bemesucks2beme Posts: 4,780
    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: 15,296
    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
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 9,406
    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

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  • gcegce Posts: 2,124
    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: 3,113
    Congrats Skip, you will do well by the Harbeth Line.
    SDA SRS 3.1TL's/Dynaudio Contour S 3.4 LE's
  • dhart86dhart86 Posts: 1,373
    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 Perfectwave MKII Dac
    Joule Electra LA 150 MK II
    Joule Electra VZN 80 OTL amp
    Harbeth C7 ES3

    Cables: MIT Shotgun S1 IC and SC
    Rotation: Polk LSIM 705 [ Polk SDA 1C & Monitor 7 (both Westmassguy-modded)]

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


    Cables: >Acoustic Zen Matrix II & Satori
    Rotation: Belles 150 A
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,113
    Darryl, those are GORGEOUS!!!
    SDA SRS 3.1TL's/Dynaudio Contour S 3.4 LE's
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 749
    Those speakers look exquisite! No comment on the *ahem* "device" in the background. :D
    Polk SDA SRS 2.3TL
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  • dhart86dhart86 Posts: 1,373
    Darryl, those are GORGEOUS!!!

    Thanks Mike...How you likin the Dynaudio?
    Main Rig:
    HTPC (J River) >
    PS Audio Perfectwave MKII Dac
    Joule Electra LA 150 MK II
    Joule Electra VZN 80 OTL amp
    Harbeth C7 ES3

    Cables: MIT Shotgun S1 IC and SC
    Rotation: Polk LSIM 705 [ Polk SDA 1C & Monitor 7 (both Westmassguy-modded)]

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


    Cables: >Acoustic Zen Matrix II & Satori
    Rotation: Belles 150 A
  • dhart86dhart86 Posts: 1,373
    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 Perfectwave MKII Dac
    Joule Electra LA 150 MK II
    Joule Electra VZN 80 OTL amp
    Harbeth C7 ES3

    Cables: MIT Shotgun S1 IC and SC
    Rotation: Polk LSIM 705 [ Polk SDA 1C & Monitor 7 (both Westmassguy-modded)]

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


    Cables: >Acoustic Zen Matrix II & Satori
    Rotation: Belles 150 A
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,113
    edited November 25
    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/Dynaudio Contour S 3.4 LE's
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 749
    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. :)
    Polk SDA SRS 2.3TL
    Silk Audio MS38SE Tube Amp
    Yamaha DSP A-1 AV Amp
    Panasonic TC-P65S2 Plasma TV
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,648
    There are more. I know the Austin dealer as well.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: P3ESR, 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 749
    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/
    Polk SDA SRS 2.3TL
    Silk Audio MS38SE Tube Amp
    Yamaha DSP A-1 AV Amp
    Panasonic TC-P65S2 Plasma TV
  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 3,546
    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: 8,709
    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: 9,406
    LOL. You have geared stored all around the country. I like that type of survivor mentality. :)

    Bud

    Lumin S1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-20 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon for source, Denali 2000 (2) for amps
    Shunyata Z Anaconda XLR analog ICs, Z Anaconda speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables
    Revelation Audio Cryo-Silver Reference DB-25 umbilical power cable for preamp modules

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