Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 44
  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (9)

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Portland, Oregon
    Posts
    2,114

    Default Harbeth is in the House!

    After a couple of months of waiting I finally enjoying a pair of 30th Anniversary Compact 7ES-3's on Sound Anchor stands. Can't add anything to the multitude of rave reviews other than agreeing that the mids are as magical as stated.

    More later.....
    Staff Member TONEAudio[SIZE="1"]
    Blogger Site_ smallspacesaudio
    Founder/Publisher Affordable$$Audio 2006-13.
    2 Ch. System
    SimAudio Moon i7 int. amp
    MacBook/PureMusic/iTunes,1.5 TB hd
    SimAudio 300D DAC,
    Harbeth Compact 7es3 Spkrs
    Magnepan1.6 w/SkiingNinja x-overs
    Rega RP1 w/Ortofon Super OM40
    SimAudio LP5.3 phono pre
    Additional Gear:
    ACI Emerald XL, Celestion Si Stands, AudioArt, Shunyata Venom3, Virtue Audio int. amp, Vista Audio Int. amp, iPod 160 gig

  2. #2

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Sacramento Ca.
    Posts
    1,857

    Default

    Congratulations,enjoy your speakers.
    Dan

  3. #3

    Member Sales Rating: (9)

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Portland, Oregon
    Posts
    2,114

    Default

    In for a tryout to see if they work better in my den than my Verity Audio Finns. It could be a long audition
    Staff Member TONEAudio[SIZE="1"]
    Blogger Site_ smallspacesaudio
    Founder/Publisher Affordable$$Audio 2006-13.
    2 Ch. System
    SimAudio Moon i7 int. amp
    MacBook/PureMusic/iTunes,1.5 TB hd
    SimAudio 300D DAC,
    Harbeth Compact 7es3 Spkrs
    Magnepan1.6 w/SkiingNinja x-overs
    Rega RP1 w/Ortofon Super OM40
    SimAudio LP5.3 phono pre
    Additional Gear:
    ACI Emerald XL, Celestion Si Stands, AudioArt, Shunyata Venom3, Virtue Audio int. amp, Vista Audio Int. amp, iPod 160 gig

  4. #4

    Member Sales Rating: (28)

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Right here.
    Posts
    10,414

    Default

    This is a speaker I always wanted to listen to. Maybe when I build another 2 channel system I'll try them....
    _________________________________________________
    ***\\\\\........................... My Audio Journey ............................./////***

    2008 & 2010 Football Pool WINNER
    SOPA

    Thank God for different opinions. Imagine the world if we all wanted the same woman

  5. #5

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    2,960

    Default

    Seems like I'll have a hard time believing you without pics
    2-channel
    Sources: Pro-ject 2.9 wood Grado Gold cartridge; Oppo BDP-105; Amps: Anthem Integrated 225; PS Audio GCPH Speakers: Polk - LSi15's (sub mod)


    HT
    Amps: Sony - STR-DG1000; Outlaw 200 Mono; B&K Reference 200.2; Speakers: Polk - CS2, Monitor 70's, RC80i's; Video: Optoma HD20; FAVI HD-100


    Man Cave
    Sources: Sony PS-LX410, Denon 3910; Amps: Dared sl2000a, HK 3490, Simaudio Moon LP3; Speakers: Polk - SDA 2A's

  6. #6

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Motown
    Posts
    694

    Default

    AKA post some pix! asap . . .ty


    G
    Mains Polk SDA SRS 2 (modified) Sub M&K MX-100
    Power Pass Aleph 30 & Adcom GFA 5802
    Power Conditioner Furman Elite 15 PF i
    Rears Definitive Technology BP-2
    Center Definitive Technology C-1
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    Pre Cary SLP-98 Hot Rod
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Source Oppo 105
    Wires MIT S3.3

  7. #7

    Member Sales Rating: (9)

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Portland, Oregon
    Posts
    2,114

    Default

    Here is the one pic I got before the batteries died. Having fun today playing with placement while watching football.
    Name:  Harbeth1.jpg
Views: 1359
Size:  391.8 KB
    Staff Member TONEAudio[SIZE="1"]
    Blogger Site_ smallspacesaudio
    Founder/Publisher Affordable$$Audio 2006-13.
    2 Ch. System
    SimAudio Moon i7 int. amp
    MacBook/PureMusic/iTunes,1.5 TB hd
    SimAudio 300D DAC,
    Harbeth Compact 7es3 Spkrs
    Magnepan1.6 w/SkiingNinja x-overs
    Rega RP1 w/Ortofon Super OM40
    SimAudio LP5.3 phono pre
    Additional Gear:
    ACI Emerald XL, Celestion Si Stands, AudioArt, Shunyata Venom3, Virtue Audio int. amp, Vista Audio Int. amp, iPod 160 gig

  8. #8
    Audiophile
    Member Sales Rating: (30)

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    11,185

    Default

    Very nice Marc! Enjoy the listening sessions and great looking speakers.

  9. #9

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    414

    Default

    Nice! I'll need to try out Harbeth speakers some days

  10. #10

    Member Sales Rating: (9)

    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    MO
    Posts
    2,424

    Default

    Where is Steveinaz at? Another Harbeth man. I would love to get my ears on some of these one day. They must be something special, the kinda special I can't afford!
    SDA CRS+4.1TL's/Modded SDA 1C's/Modded SDA SRS 3.1TL's/Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's

  11. #11

    Member Sales Rating: (21)

    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Deep Down the Rabbit Hole
    Posts
    9,610

    Default

    speakers, speakers, speakers..sweet.

    RT1
    REEL TIME THEATRE
    Onkyo-TX-NR5007
    B&K 7270 amplifier
    Polk SWA-500 Subwoofer amplifier
    OppO BDP-83
    Pioneer Elite 50"
    Polk LCi-RTS-105;LCi-RTS-C;LCi-RTSFx;LCi80Fx
    Subs-Twin Polk CSW200
    HTS5000


    RABBIT HOLE RIG
    BAT VK-31SE
    VTL MB-450 Signature monoblock
    Wolcott Presence monoblock
    Musical Fidelity kW SACD
    Rega P25/RB600/Clearaudio Aurum Beta
    Acoustech Phono-Pre
    Sound Lab Millenium ELS
    BillyBags Rack
    MIT S1/3 cables
    Shunyata/PS Audio/Virtual Dynamics Power Cords


    Everthing Matters...Tubes Rule...and It's Over until it's Not Over

  12. #12

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Descending toward the moon in the CLEM (Chinese Lunar Excursion Module), looking for Chang'e
    Posts
    11,781

    Default

    They look great! Gotta get my ears on a set at some point!

    Enjoy!


    cnh
    Onkyo TX-SR 805 System #1 HT AVR
    Office Two Channel: LSi-7s (Nakamichi CA-5, NAD 214, Pioneer BDP51fd)
    Vintage Polks: Polk Monitor 5As, Monitor 7Bs [HK 730], Monitor 10As [Marantz 2265], SDA-2Bs [Jolida JD-303, Jolida MV-MK4]
    Headphones: HD600, Q701, ATH-M50s etc. Bravo Audio Ocean amp., Onkyo P-304, Adcom GFA-555, Technics Direct Drive TT

  13. #13

    Member Sales Rating: (45)

    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    NC Foothills
    Posts
    4,637

    Default

    Never heard Harbeth. I like the look of large monitors on short stands.

    What makes them special?

  14. #14

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    16,490

    Default

    Good score Mark, enjoy. I've got mine on Skylan 20" stands, about 19" off the backwall, with about a 1/2" of toe-in.

    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD (flac)
    DAC/Preamp: Benchmark DAC/PRE
    Power Amp: Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers: Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 Monitor
    Cables: Kimber Hero/8TC; DH Labs D-75

  15. #15

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    16,490

    Default

    Conrad, go here to read about Alan Shaws approach to speaker design: http://www.harbeth.co.uk/uk/index.ph...ingourspeakers

    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD (flac)
    DAC/Preamp: Benchmark DAC/PRE
    Power Amp: Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers: Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 Monitor
    Cables: Kimber Hero/8TC; DH Labs D-75

  16. #16

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    16,490

    Default For the pic fanatics....

    Here's some pics of mine in action (same model as Marks; 7es-3):
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	harbeth_grilloff_800x600.jpg‎
Views:	271
Size:	153.1 KB
ID:	74979   Click image for larger version

Name:	harbeth_800x600.jpg‎
Views:	205
Size:	152.8 KB
ID:	74980   Click image for larger version

Name:	system_2012_800x600.jpg‎
Views:	261
Size:	137.9 KB
ID:	74981  

    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD (flac)
    DAC/Preamp: Benchmark DAC/PRE
    Power Amp: Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers: Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 Monitor
    Cables: Kimber Hero/8TC; DH Labs D-75

  17. #17

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    414

    Default

    sweet setup, Steveinaz

  18. #18

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    16,490

    Default

    Thank you!

    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD (flac)
    DAC/Preamp: Benchmark DAC/PRE
    Power Amp: Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers: Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 Monitor
    Cables: Kimber Hero/8TC; DH Labs D-75

  19. #19

    Member Sales Rating: (9)

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Portland, Oregon
    Posts
    2,114

    Default

    Nevermind!!!
    Staff Member TONEAudio[SIZE="1"]
    Blogger Site_ smallspacesaudio
    Founder/Publisher Affordable$$Audio 2006-13.
    2 Ch. System
    SimAudio Moon i7 int. amp
    MacBook/PureMusic/iTunes,1.5 TB hd
    SimAudio 300D DAC,
    Harbeth Compact 7es3 Spkrs
    Magnepan1.6 w/SkiingNinja x-overs
    Rega RP1 w/Ortofon Super OM40
    SimAudio LP5.3 phono pre
    Additional Gear:
    ACI Emerald XL, Celestion Si Stands, AudioArt, Shunyata Venom3, Virtue Audio int. amp, Vista Audio Int. amp, iPod 160 gig

  20. #20

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    16,490

    Default

    Why do I suddenly feel like a huge a$$h@le. I'm sorry Mark if I stepped on your thread. Guilty, my bad.
    Last edited by Kenneth Swauger; 09-21-2012 at 07:04 PM.

    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD (flac)
    DAC/Preamp: Benchmark DAC/PRE
    Power Amp: Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers: Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 Monitor
    Cables: Kimber Hero/8TC; DH Labs D-75

  21. #21

    Member Sales Rating: (31)

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Long Island
    Posts
    14,790

    Default

    He should have charged his batteries a little sooner.
    "He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you." Friedrich Nietzsche

  22. #22

    Member Sales Rating: (58)

    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    6 Underground
    Posts
    25,306

    Default

    Harbeth is a super nice loudspeaker with a classic sound.....if not the benchmark for Monitor's. It's also nice to see steveinAZ get out of the Audio Advisor catalog and step waist deep into some hardcore....manly transducers.

  23. #23

    Member Sales Rating: (17)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Northern Colorado
    Posts
    12,073

    Default

    Always wanted to hear a pair...
    Vinyl, the final frontier...

    Avantgarde horns, 300b tubes, thats the kinda crap I want... :D

  24. #24

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Oregon IL
    Posts
    829

    Default

    Amazing sound coming from a relatively lightweight box. Certainly one of the best speakers I've ever heard.

    cubdog
    Shuguang Classic S8MK
    Bel Canto DAC 1.5
    Squeezebox Touch
    Sony SS-M7
    Robert Grodinsky RGR Model 5
    Emotiva XDA-1
    A/D/S L710

  25. #25

    Member Sales Rating: (9)

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Portland, Oregon
    Posts
    2,114

    Default

    No worries Steve!
    Staff Member TONEAudio[SIZE="1"]
    Blogger Site_ smallspacesaudio
    Founder/Publisher Affordable$$Audio 2006-13.
    2 Ch. System
    SimAudio Moon i7 int. amp
    MacBook/PureMusic/iTunes,1.5 TB hd
    SimAudio 300D DAC,
    Harbeth Compact 7es3 Spkrs
    Magnepan1.6 w/SkiingNinja x-overs
    Rega RP1 w/Ortofon Super OM40
    SimAudio LP5.3 phono pre
    Additional Gear:
    ACI Emerald XL, Celestion Si Stands, AudioArt, Shunyata Venom3, Virtue Audio int. amp, Vista Audio Int. amp, iPod 160 gig

  26. #26

    Member Sales Rating: (4)

    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    flower mound, tx
    Posts
    4,337

    Default

    I've gone down the path of the "British sound" for a couple years now.
    I've listened to Linns, owned Rega, and still own Proac.
    Harbeth is one that eludes me. Great score!
    "The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." --Thomas Jefferson

  27. #27

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    211

    Default

    To you guys that own the 7es-3, do you think a EL-34 based 45W per channel tube amp would dive the speakers to decent sound levels in a 19X13 room?
    Thanks,
    O

  28. #28

    Member Sales Rating: (9)

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Portland, Oregon
    Posts
    2,114

    Default

    Outlander, this weekend I'll hook up my 35wpc EL34-based integrated tube amp and let you know. I believe it will do just fine from what others have experienced.
    Staff Member TONEAudio[SIZE="1"]
    Blogger Site_ smallspacesaudio
    Founder/Publisher Affordable$$Audio 2006-13.
    2 Ch. System
    SimAudio Moon i7 int. amp
    MacBook/PureMusic/iTunes,1.5 TB hd
    SimAudio 300D DAC,
    Harbeth Compact 7es3 Spkrs
    Magnepan1.6 w/SkiingNinja x-overs
    Rega RP1 w/Ortofon Super OM40
    SimAudio LP5.3 phono pre
    Additional Gear:
    ACI Emerald XL, Celestion Si Stands, AudioArt, Shunyata Venom3, Virtue Audio int. amp, Vista Audio Int. amp, iPod 160 gig

  29. #29

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Savannah,GA
    Posts
    388

    Default

    Very nice. I'm thinking about starting a DIY project from speaker designer Jeff Bagby. He based it on the original BBC LS3/5a specification. There's a kit available from Meniscus for $354 and here's a link and a photo of a recent build on the PE forum.

    http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...ght=continuums

    http://meniscusaudio.com/images/Continuum.pdf

    Name:  continuum.JPG
Views: 1174
Size:  151.9 KB

  30. #30

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    16,490

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by outlander View Post
    To you guys that own the 7es-3, do you think a EL-34 based 45W per channel tube amp would dive the speakers to decent sound levels in a 19X13 room?
    Thanks,
    O
    An interesting thing that I have noticed since I bought the Harbeth's, is that I tend to listen at lower levels than before. I suspect it's because they are very satisfying (tone) across the board, without needing to be cranked to get that visceral feel. They're extrememly real/snappy with percussion/jazz.

    If you click the link under my sig, keeping in mind this is a sub $200 camera with mediocre fidelity at best, but concentrate on the midrange (voice/drums) this was actually captured fairly well. Note the snap on the snare drum...
    Last edited by steveinaz; 09-22-2012 at 09:18 AM.

    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD (flac)
    DAC/Preamp: Benchmark DAC/PRE
    Power Amp: Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers: Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 Monitor
    Cables: Kimber Hero/8TC; DH Labs D-75

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Similar Threads

  1. Putting out a feeler on: the Harbeth P3ESR's
    By Zero in forum For Sale (FS) Classifieds
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-12-2012, 03:06 PM
  2. New toy in the house!!
    By Fongolio in forum 2 Channel Audio
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 04-09-2010, 10:14 AM
  3. Went to the Big House
    By keith allen in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 01-06-2010, 07:02 PM
  4. Any house painters in the house?
    By disneyjoe7 in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 45
    Last Post: 09-09-2008, 01:08 AM
  5. SRS in the house
    By Ricardo in forum Vintage Speakers
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-19-2005, 09:59 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts