Harbeth 40.2


Anybody have any experience with the Harbeth 40.2 speakers regarding room size, placement, power requirements, and of course the subjective stuff, especially regarding comparisons to other speakers in their price range?
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I have been living with 40.2 Aniversarries for several months. Check my other posts. I am driving them with Simaudio 400M mono blocks, 390 pre-amp, and CD260T in a large room.
I would not recommend ANY piece of equipment blindly. What I consider OK you might hate.
Yes, Harbeths are WARM - they do not have resolution of Focals, B&Ws, Logans, or Raidho and Wilsons - you can get away with it in the live - open, hardwood floored space BUT once you have cosy - well carpeted and furnished room, 40.2s become chocolate - syrupy with ALL music program. 
Also, they are very sensitive to the material of which your space is made or - concrete, heavy basement will work much better than condo - style plywood room ( cabinet are lively and will go into resonance at different frequencies if walls are not sturdy enough or acoustically treated).
I have heard all Harbeth line in my personal space as well as in other rooms  - sounds signature changes drastically from case to case.

Best advice - try to have your dealer arrange the demo in your own room with your own electronics - best way to see if you like them. 

Very helpful..Thank you!
@karmapolice  My plan is to have some custom stands made that are lower than any of the ones that are commercially available.
depending on the music and how was mastered sitting at tweeter level can make it more or less enjoyable....sure it meant to be at tweeter level all else being equal but the synergy of the rest of the room affects that too.

I found the synergy of moving to a koetsu rosewood platinum cartridge made a profound improvement to how music is portrayed in my system and made it less sensitive to seat position or the mastering of the record....the koetsu just makes music sound right (even if not great mastering)....no product is perfect though as the koetsu is more finicky to records that are poorly pressed or manufactured