Harbeth Super HL5plus
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.
AWARDS for the SHL5plus include...
Editors' Choice Award 2016 by The Absolute Sound
'Recommended Component' 2016 by Stereophile
Product of the Year (The Absolute Sound) 2015
Outstanding Overall Performance Award (SUPER SV, China) 2015
Sound of 2015 by HighFidelity.pl (Poland)
Golden Ear Award by The Absolute Sound 2015
Stereophile 'Recommended' 2015
Stereoplay (Germany) 'Highlight'
Best Hi-Fi Component, Spring 2015
FairAudio (Germany) Favourite 2015
3-way vented: 200mm Harbeth RADIAL2™ bass/mid; 25mm Ferro-cooled done tweeter, 20mm dome SuperTweeter
40Hz-20kHz �+/-3dB free-space, grille on, smooth off-axis response
6 ohms easy to drive.
Works with a wide range of amplifiers, ideally from 25W/channel.
Four 4mm gold-plated binding posts for wires or plugs (biwireable)
635 x 322 x 300mm (+12mm for grille and binding posts)
Cherry, tiger ebony, eucalyptus, rosewood.
Overall response optimised for use away from walls.
To bring ears level with tweeters: typically 16-20 inches. (Tweeter: 475mm up from cabinet base)