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Well I really like my SA1’s, but I haven’t heard the Harbeths so can’t compare the two.
I’ve got the zebrano finish SA1’s, and they look really good, with grills on or off. They sound fantastic, but then I’m a Spendor guy.
I’m using them in a small room that is about 14’ x 10.5’
You've probably seen the review, but if not here's what Stereophile's John Atkinson had to say about the two in comparison in the Harbeth review from 2010:
The obvious rival to the Harbeth is the almost identically sized and priced Spendor SA1, which I reviewed in August 2009. I no longer had these speakers to hand, but from my listening notes I would venture that they are somewhat more mellow-balanced than the Harbeths, within a similar performance envelope. The SA1's low frequencies also had a little less weight. A system that is somewhat on the bright side, or that doesn't allow the speakers to be placed well away from room boundaries, might work better with the Spendor.