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Dedicated Harbeth P3 Thread
I've had a pair of P3-ESR SE's for 10 years now - probably the longest I've ever owned anything audio-wise.  I've had a few different amps with them - Cyrus 8VS-2, SimAudio Moon i3 and now a Parasound 200 Pre/275 v2 amp.  I always used Kimber 4TC ... 
Ohm Walsh Talls and amplification
I'd suggest checking out Parasound - The NewClassic line performs great for the money, IMO.  The class AB power amps are very nice and the new class D integrated is getting great reviews... 
A21+ is in da house...
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Amp for Harbeth P3ESR and Cambridge Audio Azur 851N
I have a pair of P3's and I just picked up a Parasound 200 Pre and matching 275 V2 Amp.  Nice amount of power for the Harbeths... 
Harbeth p3esr SE
Exactly - the backplate says “Studio Grade Ultra Pure OFC Cable”... 
Harbeth p3esr SE
I bought a Special Edition pair in the US in 2010 - it was my understanding that the US distributor requested the internal wiring upgrade and Alan Shaw obliged.  No sonic difference... 
Closed back headphones
I haven’t heard them, but I was also thinking Aeons could be good.  I was thinking of a pair of LCD-2’s, but I just don’t want another open headphone, for the exact same reason - so I’m considering the Aeons... 
Who thinks $5K speaker cable really better than generic 14AWG cable?
The biggest problem I have with audio claims, is how the comparisons are made.  I’ve learned that if there are differences, I want to hear them from someone who is making instantaneous A/B comparisons.  It’s the only way our little brains can keep... 
Why do Harbeth speakers have such a cult following
I always enjoy a little Bubble ’n Squeak with my Harbeths... 
Why are so many companies like harbeth making old speakers designs and charging thousends?
Before I got a pair of Harbeths, I went through an anti-cone ’n dome phase.  I thought a box with drivers was old technology - which it is - but thought more recent technologies would always be better.  With an open mind I’ve come full circle and ... 
Tube Watts vs. Solid State Watts - Any credence?
10-10-15: InnaI don't remember where but once I read that someone was comparing the sound of 100 wt Gryphon with 600 wt Krell, both transistor amps. Same speakers,forgot what that was. Besides sounding a lot better in every respect, Gryphon also s... 
Why are so many people trying to sell Harbeths?
Ohm speakers are great - but I switched from MicroWalsh Talls to a pair of P3 ESR’s... 
Hegel H80 vs H160
If you do get to demo an H160 at home, you really have to level match very closely with a volt meter. The louder one will always sound better - and this can happen with less than a dB difference between components. I remember seeing the H160 revie... 
Hegel H80 vs H160
I’ll add that differences in amplifiers have to be made in the same system. Other variables I’ve learned first hand - the amps have to be level matched, and switch overs from amp to amp have to me instantaneous! Our auditory memory is extremely sh... 
My new Harbeth P3s. Wow
Congrats - P3’s are amazing little speakers...