If you are a Audiophile living in Colorado or driving distance to Castle Rock Co. I invite you to stop by to listen to any or all of the Harbeth speakers. Hear for yourself why they always get the best reviews. Listening to any of the Harbeths will make you want to own a pair and I can help you with that. World class sound from $2K on up. I have a Helius Turntable for those of you that want to listen to records and the Music Vault Diamond and Lyngdorf TDAI 2170 to bring out the best from the Compact 7. Come and listen to why sales guys at my local competitors own Harbeth at home and not the brands the store sells! I'll even pay the sales tax so you don't have to shop out of state stores. We are the Harbeth Dealer for Colorado, NM, Wyoming, Nebraska:
and any where there isn't a dealer etc.
Other finishes available. My demo pair is Eucalyptyus.
It is hard to imagine how good these really are, they have that magical Harbeth Midrange and extraordinarily great imaging.
These are so good for the money, you probably will never feel the need to upgrade from these, really!!!
Trade ins welcome
In a conversation I had with Alan Shaw the designer of the Harbeth line, I asked him which of the models were monitors. I assumed that studio monitors were the most accurate etc. Alan told me they (the Harbeths) were all broadcast monitors. He then asked me if I knew the difference between a studio monitor and a broadcast monitor. I didn't know the difference.
Alan explained to me that studio monitors are designed to be played really loudly and sound their best at those really loud levels and that Broadcast monitors were designed to sound their best at reasonable levels. He told me that Harbeths are designed to sound their best at 85 dB.
This so the people doing the production can talk to each other and still hear what the recording really sounds like.
This means you can have fabulous sound with out having to make your ears bleed.
I get questions all the time from customers that want their speakers to sound great at lower levels, well to those of you who want your system to sound great at moderate levels pick any of the Harbeth Models. You will thank Alan for the way he designs the Harbeth speakers.
Please read the reviews if you need more convincing.
If you are looking to get lost in the music, these are the speakers for you.
Transducer system 2-way reflex � 200mm RADIAL2� mid/bass unit, 25mm dome tweeter with HexGrille .
Freq. response 46Hz - 20kHz +/- 3dB, free space, 1m with grille on with smooth off-axis response.
Impedance 6 ohms, easy to drive.
Amp. suggestion Works with a wide range of amplifiers, ideally from 25W/channel.
Power handling 150W programme
Connector Two 4mm gold-plated binding posts for wires or plugs
Dimensions (hxwxd) 520 x 273 x 315mm
Finish Cherry, eucalyptus, rosewood, maple.
Space needs Overall response optimised for use away from walls.
Stands To bring ears level with tweeters: typically 15 - 21 inches.
Weight 13.2kg each, without packing
Packing Single speaker per protective carton
Whatever you ask of the Compact 7ES-3, it always delivers: perfectly. The clarity is spellbinding and brings the 'magic carpet ride' experience to the listening room in a medium-sized enclosure.
The world-class HL Compact 7ES-3 takes the ultra-clean Harbeth-exclusive RADIAL2 cone technology to another performance level, and has been hugely successful for Harbeth throughout worldwide markets. Add to that the new 'Open Weave' tweeter, new cabinet internal wall-damping, and lowered port tune frequency and the result is more dynamic and greater transparency This medium-sized loudspeaker combines natural sound with a flair for reproducing any and every type of music from rock to opera, jazz through folk. This latest generation is the most open and enthralling Harbeth Compact ever.
The Harbeth secret for natural sound is the result of the meticulous attention to detail. In true BBC tradition, and regardless of cost, both the front and rear panels are removable to create a low inertia, low energy storage and hence low coloration cabinet. Sales in Japan, where the previous Compact was highly popular, have confirmed that this new generation of the much loved design is a great leap forward.
Critically important but hidden is the crossover. A thorough redesign, from the bottom-up, using new-technology software allowed even more time for critical listening to music and speech and to minute adjustment of balance and level. The result is improved integration of the drive units across a wider horizontal and vertical arc meaning that the Compact 7ES-3 is far less critical of stand height than many speakers of this size.
"The designer ... is particularly gifted at knowing how speakers actually behave in real rooms. The design and engineering of the Compact 7 is so solid and sophisticated... that it sounds absolutely wonderful, retaining its essential neutrality and natural tonal balance..."
'The Absolute Sound' Magazine USA
Be sure to read my feedback and check out my other items on sale.
Contact me about your room and I will help you get the sound of live music rather than the sound of a stereo in your room!!!!
We are located in Castle Rock Colorado
We also have our in store Demo units for sale too.
We are Sound Science our website is www.soundsciencecat.com