This listing is for a matched pair of the Harbeth Monitor 40.2 40th Anniversary Edition, Tamo Ash Finish with Ton Trager stands.
These Harbeths are truly a 10/10 as they are in perfect physical and functional condition and come complete with original boxes and packing materials. I am the original owner of these speakers.
The Monitor 40 series is Harbeth's top of the line speaker system and is a three way with a 12" woofer, 8" midrange and 1" tweeter. The 40th anniversary edition speakers offered improved internal wiring, premium WBT NextGen binding posts and upgraded crossover parts to reach the pinnacle of performance. The frequency response is 35-20,000hz +- 3db.
The 40.2 Anniversary was launched in 2019 and reviewed by Absolute Sound in the May 2019 issue is practically the same as the 40.3 XD except the 40.3 does not come in the premium figured Japanese Tamo Ash finish which is extremely rare and beautiful. Please take a close look at the photos; people that see the speakers in person are truly taken aback by the beauty of the wood. The veneer is almost 3 dimensional to the touch and has beautiful overtones of color. I haven’t posted pictures of the speakers without the grilles because I have never removed the grills as its recommended by Harbeth to listen with the grills in place.
These Harbeths present an easy stable 6-8 ohm load to the partnering amplifier and can deliver their best with tube or solid state amplifiers alike from as little as 35wpc up to 650wpc (as per Harbeth Specs). I paired them with a 75wpc Audio Research Tube amp and a D’Agostino 300wpc solid state amp both with excellent results. I’ve owned every version of the Monitor 40 series over the last 15+ years and I can say these are the best looking (you have to see and feel this stunning Tamo Ash in person to appreciate its beauty) and the best sounding 40’s I’ve had. That goes for the Ton Trager stands as well. I had the Sound Anchors, The Skylan and the Resonant Woods and although these are expensive, I think they are the definitive stand for the Monitor 40’s.
I am selling these wonderful speakers because I have to downsize my system. Due to the size of these speakers local pickup is strongly preferred. I can ship them on a pallet at the buyers expense. If you are within a several hour radius of New York City I can arrange a private delivery service which would cost less and be much more secure than freight shipping. Local buyers are welcome to come audition the speaker.
These speakers listed for over $22,000.00/pr. and the current 40.3 XD version in a premium finish sells for $26,350 with the Ton Trager stands. The Ton Trager stands alone list for $1,850 per pair.
The speakers in this finish are very rare and this is a chance to own this practically new speaker for about half the cost of a new set of 40.3’s.