Harbeth SHL5 Plus Speakers
Harbeth is celebrating its 40th Anniversary and to commemorate the milestone, Harbeth is producing a very limited number of SHL5plus Anniversary models featuring the walnut veneer and upgraded components.
The 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.
The 20mm main tweeter is augmented by a SuperTweeter for an extended and even dispersion to the upper edge of the audio band.
"The new crossover has worked thanks to Alan Shaw's patience and persistence. Colouration does not seem to exist in any of the frequency ranges...The tonal balance of the Super HL5 Plus speakers is what you would expect from a true monitor." - Joe Kannan, HiFi Corner
"You don’ think about soundstage, frequency range, distortion or any of that at all. You drown in the music itself, eyes closed, almost afraid to take a breath as if it could disturb the performance." - Rene van Es, theEAR.net
AWARDS for the SHL5 included...
'Most Wanted component' 2004 by Stereo Times
'Hi-Fi Pig' recommended
FairAudio's Favourite Award, 2010
Rated 'Class A' by Sam Tellig of Stereophile, February 2005
|Impedance||6 ohms easy to drive.|
|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|