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p3esr 2300 pr
The all-new RADIAL2™ coned Harbeth P3ESR is the ultimate mini monitor, the latest in a lineage that stretches back twenty years to the original Harbeth P3 and even further to the BBC's pioneering LS3/5A.
A generation of home users and studio professionals has relied on these Harbeth minis to fill even the smallest room with a full, warm, natural sound. The P3ESR is the culmination of the designer's four-years research into upgrading the Harbeth mini. From the new removable back panel for improved cabinet damping to the radically new bass unit yielding a wide smooth frequency response, every detail of these astonishing loudspeakers has been thoroughly honed and optimised. The objective has always been to create the genuine Harbeth sound in miniature: the P3ESR (R for RADIAL™) is that much closer to reality.

7es3 3900 pr
The Harbeth secret for natural sound is the result of the meticulous attention to detail.The world-class HL Compact 7ES-3 takes the ultra-clean Harbeth-exclusive RADIAL2™ cone technology to another performance level, and has been hugely successful for Harbeth throughout worldwide markets. Add to that the new 'Open Weave' tweeter, new cabinet internal wall-damping, and lowered port tune frequency and the result is more dynamic and greater transparency This medium-sized loudspeaker combines natural sound with a flair for reproducing any and every type of music from rock to opera, jazz through folk. This latest generation is the most open and enthralling Harbeth Compact ever.

Super HLR Plus 6299 pr
Now with the new and improved Radial 2 driver the Harbeth's Super HLR Plus is capable of fantastic performance - producing breathtaking transparency, a huge soundstage and total immersion in the performance. The speaker creates a rich bass and sweet midrange that brings acoustic music alive. This is the sixth-generation of Dudley Harwood's HL-Monitor which launched the Harbeth brand in 1977 when he left the BBC's Research Department to form his own company. Retaining the classic 'two cubic foot' proportions found in the very best BBC monitors, the HL5 relies on the exclusive Harbeth-made 200mm RADIAL™ bass/mid driver. This produces a big, warm and powerful sound that underpins the incredible midband clarity. At the highest frequencies, the 20mm main tweeter is augmented by a SuperTweeter - combined these result in an extended, smooth and even dispersion right to the upper edge of the audio band. The cabinet is engineered in the BBC tradition of 'thin-wall' panels with removable front and back panels for a totally true-to-life sound.

Monitor 30.1 4700 pr
Developed as a BBC studio loudspeaker, the Monitor 30.1, now with the new and improved Radial 2 driver, has a well-rounded sound which has made it a huge success in the home market too. Sharing its drive units with the reference Monitor 40.1, sonically and visually the smaller M30.1 disappears into the home listening room . Engineered around Harbeth’s RADIAL™ technology, the Monitor 30.1 achieves effortless clarity throughout the midrange with a well controlled bass that brings music to life in a wide range of listening environments. Initially developed as a drop-in replacement / upgrade for the BBC LS5/9 studio monitor, the convenient proportions and well rounded sound soon led the Monitor 30.1 into the domestic market where it has been acclaimed as the 'perfect all-rounder'. Compared with its big brother Monitor 40.1, the cabinet is only about half the height and a quarter the volume; the Monitor 30.1 sonically and visually disappears into a domestic listening room when mounted on matching stands.

Monitor 40.2 18000 pr
This reference monitor takes the best of the original Monitor 40 even further with a tight, dynamic and incredibly revealing presentation at moderate listening levels.The speaker is completely transparent and paints a totally addictive, totally neutral, 3D holographic sound stage. This flagship Harbeth was developed from the revered Monitor 40 that was widely used in sound editing and broadcasting around the world. The inspiration of the design concept was the BBC LS5/5, the world's first plastic-coned three-way loudspeaker. Although originally developed for professional use in BBC control rooms, the Monitor 40/40.2 has been adopted as a home reference system. The in-room smoothness of response is excellent and in a suitable environment a controlled and realistic bass response down to 25Hz is possible. It's not easy to ascribe a sonic characteristic to the Monitor 40.2, nor does it have one. Perhaps the concept "three dimensional curtain of sound" says it all. The Monitor 40.2 is the latest generation of the leading Harbeth to fulfill ‘BBC Grade 1 Reference Monitor specification’.