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My Harbeth C7ES-3 story...
Murgeshj, the Super HL5 Plus 
My Harbeth C7ES-3 story...
The LFD Zero Mk4 is one of the few amps that will transform the Harbeth. You may experiment with speaker placement in the room to get more from the speakers.The Compact 7ES3 is my 2nd favorite speaker in the Harbeth line. I prefer it to the M30.1.... 
ATC SCM7 vs SCM11 ? Which one would you choose?
Always choose the largest size that the room can accommodate with the exception of large monsters with 12" or larger drivers. 
Harbeth Super HL 5 Plus room size?
20x15x8 no problem. As a matter of fact the room may be a bit large for the Super HL5 Plus. I have mine in a 10.5x22x8 room.  
People That Have Upgraded From Harbeth 30.1s....
I didn’t like the M30, 30.1 and 30.2 as the sound is too dark in the treble. The sound is slightly restrained and closed-in to give it the monitor quality where it excels in jazz and small ensembles. Play some dynamic music and you can sense so... 
Suggestions for Harbeth P3ESR speakers
Arafiq, I would agree. Similarly I have read about display issues of the newer Naim gear. At the prices that Naim is charging this should not be happening. My Krell KPS-30i is close to 30 years old and the display is still working flawlessly until... 
SHL5+, Zu, Orangutan?
A mention on the importance of the source. I only have a single experience with Esoteric, an SA-10 player. I compared the SA-10 player to my Krell KPS-30i about 8 or 9 years ago and although there is a difference in sound quality, it’s quite margi... 
SHL5+, Zu, Orangutan?
If you decide to try other speakers such as Zus or Orangutan, I would suggest retaining the Harbeth SHL5+. There isn’t any doubt that other speakers will give you more detail and are capable of sounding more spacious, open and dynamic at the frequ... 
Suggestions for Harbeth P3ESR speakers
Although everyone hears differently, the Naim is generally considered to be good match for the Harbeth, only when you go up to the separates. In my experience, the Nait XS and lower range integrateds do not cut it when matched with the Harbeth. In... 
Proac D30RS vs. Spendor Classic 1/2 (or maybe Harbeth SHL5+)?
I only have experience with Proac Tablette 50 signatures. The Harbeth Super HL5 Plus reproduces the tone of piano and other instruments more accurately than the Proac. The Proac sound is overall leaner, thinner and brighter than the Harbeth.Best t... 
Harbeth Super HL5 Plus speakers & integrated amp pairing recommendations
I'm using Naim pre/power on my Super HL5 Plus. Don't skimp on the source/DAC as I find it equally important. 
Thoughts about Jadis and Harbeth
Generally, the Harbeth will sound more open and illuminating with certain tube amps. I have only listened to the Leben CS300 driving some Harbeth. In comparison most solid-state amps sound slightly darker/warmer. However, if you listen to rock at ... 
Harbeth Super HL5+...thoughts
Check out the new JBL L 100 Classics, if you listen to a lot of rock.i used to own the Super HL5, and they never did it for me in the rock dept.If it is the Super HL5 non-Plus then I would agree that it is not very good with rock. The Super HL5 Pl... 
Clear difference between Harbeth 30.2 & Super HL5 Plus?
I agree with most of the responses here on the comparison between the SHL5+ and M30.2 which have been rather accurate. I listened to the SHL5+ and M30.1 and M30.2 side by side at the dealers late last year and earlier this year. As usual, a lot wi... 
Harbeth 30.1 ? The Ultimate Speaker under $5K ?
If you like kick drums, forget about the M30.1. It’s the worst among the Harbeth range when it comes to bass as it lacks the speed, slam and dynamics of the larger Harbeth models. In my mind the M30.1 is only good in vocals and mellow stuff. Below...