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Harbeth Super HL5 Plus Loudspeakers


Harbeth Super HL5plus 3-way Loudspeakers

Harbeth's Super HL5plus produces breathtaking transparency, a huge soundstage and total immersion in the performance. This speaker creates a rich bass and sweet midrange that brings acoustic music alive.

This is the latest generation of Dudley Harwood's original HL-Monitor: the cabinet is still engineered in the BBC tradition of removable 'thin-wall' panels for a totally true-to-life sound. 

Retaining the classic 'two cubic foot' proportions found in the very best BBC monitors, the HL5plus relies on the exclusive Harbeth-made 200mm RADIAL2™ bass/mid driver. This produces a big, warm and powerful sound that underpins the incredible midband clarity. 

The 25mm main tweeter is augmented by a 20mm SuperTweeter for an extended and even dispersion to the upper edge of the audio band.

"Put simply,Alan Shaw's  Harbeth's  Super HL5 Plus is one of the most beautiful sounding speaker systems I have heard since the original Quad electrostatics.The comparison is not stated lightly.the transducer has the same musical authority,naturalness,midrange beauty and really extraordinary top to bottom coherence that I've heard from very few dynamic speakers of any type,persuasion or expense"An amazing compliment from The Absolute Sound Magazine review of the Super HL5 Plus.

The Super HL5 plus is the latest generation of Dudley Harwood's original HL monitor:the cabinet is still manufactured in the  BBC tradition of removable "thin wall" panels for a totally true-to-life sound.Although the Super HL5 Plus due to it's super tweeter is technically a 3-way design,in a practical sense it functions more as a 2-way with top-most octave extension from the super tweeter.The 200 mm mid/bass driver is Harbeth designed and made in-house.The midrange is everything we have come to expect from Harbeth,stunning and seamlessly integrated to the top and bottom ends of the spectrum.To play voice or any kind of acoustic instrument either solo or part of an ensemble is to bring a smile to your face.

The Harbeth Super HL5 Plus is truly an Award Winner as well.Awards received include:

Editor's Choice Award 2016 The Absolute Sound

Recommended Component 2016 by Stereophile

Product of the Year 2015 The Absolute Sound



Transducer system 3-way vented: 200mm Harbeth RADIAL2™ bass/mid; 25mm Ferro-cooled done tweeter, 20mm dome SuperTweeter
Freq. response 40Hz-20kHz +/-3dB free-space, grille on, smooth off-axis response
Impedance 6 ohms easy to drive.
Sensitivity 86dB/1W/1m
Amp. suggestion Works with a wide range of amplifiers, ideally from 25W/channel.
Power handling 150W programme
Connector Four 4mm gold-plated binding posts for wires or plugs (biwireable)
Dimensions (hxwxd) 635 x 322 x 300mm (+12mm for grille and binding posts)
Finish Cherry, tiger ebony, eucalyptus, rosewood.
Space needs Overall response optimised for use away from walls.
Stands To bring ears level with tweeters: typically 16-20 inches. (Tweeter: 475mm up from cabinet base)
Weight 15.8kg each, unpacked
Packing Single speaker per protective carton

* Reprint from Manufacturer's website.

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