I bought Harbeth Super HL5 last November and I've made several changes to my previous system to accomodate the new speakers. First, I replaced my Classe CA400 amp (too much power, previously used to power Thiel CS6) with a McIntosh MC275 tube amp. The McIntosh amp added more bloom to the midrange and a more lively sound. I use a Convergent Audio Technology SL1 Ultimate vacuum tube preamp (this is from my previous system and I see no need to change it). I was using a Rega Saturn for CD playback but now I use it as a transport for my new DAC, Benchmark DAC1 Pre. This system is great for vocals and most any type of music. Its very good for long listening sessions and its very detailed but not fatiguing in any way. I use many aftermarket power cords and I also use a Running Springs JACO on all of my front end components. In summary, I'm very happy with my Harbeths.
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