amp with good Harbeth synergy (max budget £3k)

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eartoday

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Hi All

Long time lurker here, finally able to dive back into this world after children etc. I am looking to buy a pair of Harbeths but have yet to decide on the final model (room is only 14ft x 13ft) but maybe the P3 or HL5? Does anyone have an amp that they may be considering selling at the moment which would be a particularly good match? It seems people love Crofts and Leben with H's but I am sure there are lotS of others. My max budget is £3k.

Any thoughts or help would be much appreciated.

Thanks

Matt

 

rockmeister

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I may be seling my Luxman SQ38 U (35wpc valve integrated) soon (or now maybe) if it interests you. It'll be way under budget at £1900 was around £4000 new and drove my HL5 s' very happily for years.

PM me if interested but note, I'm in SW scotland!
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eastone

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Get a Quad 909 and spend some time finding a really nice valve preamp that you think goes well with it... plenty good valve pres around here at the mo.

I'd say P3s will shine best in that room by the way...

 

kmri

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Dec 17, 2010
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Harbeths amp friendly.Depends on what are listening most,if vocals,light jazz and etc,valve amp be good choice,if you listen many various music,ss amp will do nicer job.Actually I would recommend tube preamp with ss power amp

 

whitehart

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I did recently have my Accuphase up for sale, but has been withdrawn for now, I was asking for £2500... it will prob come up again later, depends how much of a hurry you are in

I use the SHL5+ with my E350 in a room 14ft by 8ft and they work beautifully... the combo is known as the golden sound of Harbeth and Accuphase.

Mac

 

deggie

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...Thats a smiliar sized room to ..alanb....room, and he loves his harbie three / sonnetteer amp set up.......best ever.

 
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...Thats a smiliar sized room to ..alanb....room, and he loves his harbie three / sonnetteer amp set up.......best ever.
If this were a discussion thread, I'd agree with you but it's not, so I can't.
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Tim Jones

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The SN2 has serious synergy with my C7ES3s. Of course as far as AS is concerned it matters not one whit...

 

wickerman68

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I had quite a few Amps with my Harbs (Graaf, Leben, Plinius) but by far my fav was a Musical Fidelity FB1 Pre and a Quad 909 Power....loved it

 

naca5

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I've a Clones Audio combo, AP1+55PM mono's, cute and lovely, punch full.

I demoed it on Harbeth (SHL5) and the bloke sold his Supernait
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Something tuby with those...

Far away below your budget.

 

dbibiane

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I've a Clones Audio combo, AP1+55PM mono's, cute and lovely, punch full.I demoed it on Harbeth (SHL5) and the bloke sold his Supernait
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Something tuby with those...

Far away below your budget.
 

hughandella

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Apr 12, 2013
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Big fan of Clones too ---- the Sophia is 'better' and more complete IMHO but its a lot more .... you'd be happy with Clones for sure

 

komarfamily

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Sep 23, 2013
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Hi Matt

I have a Harbeth m30.1 for sale if you are interested. I also have a shl5+ so you can compare the two if you wish. I drive them with NAD M3 but I also have a cambridge audio budget amp and you would be amazed of the sound you get from such an amp. If you are in North London just pm me and you are welcome for a test. Cheers Laszlo