I heard the Harbeth 40.1 with a Luxman 505u and was disappointed. The 505u was not up to the task of driving the 40.1. I've heard several OTHER Spendor speakers and the midrange tonality/texture(Quad like)impressed me. IMO Harbeth(in general) are warmer and less accurate, being more forgiving with source/amp which makes synergy nearly foolproof. Another issue is resale value which is probably better on the Harbeth, but IMO the Spendor 100R2 has a higher risk/reward factor.
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