Refining the art of loudspeaker design

Founded in 1977 to bring the BBC’s pioneering loudspeaker designs to the serious listener, today’s Harbeth speakers are the product of the longest-running science-based loudspeaker research program ever undertaken. Crafted around a genuine engineering core, a Harbeth delivers accurate and involving sound at home or in the studio.

Owning a Harbeth is, and has always been, a life-changing experience and there’s a model to perfectly match your listening environment and budget. Every Harbeth is hand assembled and individually tested in Lindield, England. Customer feedback over the past thirty-two years confirms ownership of Harbeth speakers as a truly greatest investment in serious listening.

Today’s Harbeth offer stunning clarity and effortless imaging to bring the real sound of the studio or concert hall to small, medium and large listening rooms in a range of attractive real-wood veneers. All our designs are direct descendants of the publicly funded blue-skies research work undertaken by BBC engineers with a sound that is intentionally well balanced at even low-to-medium replay levels. Since our formation in 1977, we’ve continuously refined and developed new materials and techniques to refine the BBC’s critically-damped cabinets, polymeric speaker cones and sophisticated crossover networks which our founder pioneered at the BBC Research Department, and which led to the famous BBC LS Series of compact, high quality monitors.

The incredible resolution and micro-detail that is the hallmark of a Harbeth conveys the listener deep into the heart of the recording. No matter how well you think you know your music collection, you’ll hear details on your Harbeth speakers that are masked by conventional speakers. Take an audition of any Harbeth and appreciate the micro-detail that’s clouded or inaudible on normal speakers – you’ll be hooked on the Harbeth super-resolution.

Harbeth cabinets employ the same constructional techniques used in musical instruments, where material selection and damping are all-important. The traditional veneered cabinet conceals a critically damped engineering solution in which unwanted internal sound pressure created by the forward/backward motion of the bass unit is absorbed and diverted from the sensitive midband to let the music flow from the speaker into the room for a warm, involving overall sound.

At the heart a Harbeth speaker is our exclusive British hand made bass/midrange drive units. The astonishing Harbeth low-level resolution is the direct result of the exclusive RADIAL-2 cone material which we seamlessly combine with the best tweeters available using sophisticated and expensive crossovers components. The result is a magical sound that fills the room from the lowest frequencies with total believability and unmatched clarity and neutrality.

Whichever Harbeth you have the space and budget for, all excel at naturalness, low-level detail and a warm involving sound at a moderate listening level. Even the largest Harbeth speaker sound natural when listened to from just a few feet away and this unique ability means that Harbeth speakers are neighbor-friendly late at night and in the smallest room. Every Harbeth speaker is engineered for total excellence and to provide a lifetime of listening pleasure at home and in the studio.

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Adirondak Audio

Jason Tavaras
1048 State Route 9,
Queensbury, NY
E: jtavares@adkav.com
W: https://adkav.com

Analog Shop

Robert Lietz
24 Dorset Drive
Canandaigua, New York
E: analogshoplietz@gmail.com
W: https://www.analogshop.com

Archer High Fidelity

Jonn Archer
115 Park Ave
Falls CHurch, Va
E: jon@archerhifi.com
W: https://archerhifi.com

Audio Visionaries

Harry Reynolds
La Galería de Suchville Suite #218
Guaynabo, PR
E: harry@audiovisionaries.guru
W: https://www.audiovisionaries.guru

BEK Hifi

Erik & Barry Konigsberg
808 Saint John Street
Allentown, PA
E: barry.konigsberg@rcn.com
W: http://www.bekhifi.com

Cable Company, The /Ultra Systems

Robert Stein
125 Union Sq
New Hope, PA
E: robert@thecableco.com
W: https://www.thecableco.com

Carytown Audio

Tim Mullins
3101 Ellwood Ave
Richmond, Va.
E: tim@carytownsound.com

Deja Vu Audio

Vu Hoang
8450B Tyco Rd
Vienna, VA
E: Vu@dejavuaudio.com
W: https://www.dejavuaudio.com

Delve Audio

Oliver Solomon
20 Andrea Dr
North Caldwell, NJ
E: DelveAudio@icloud.com
W: https://www.delveaudio.com

East End Hi-Fi

Chris Russo
1007 Skyline Dr
Coram, NY
E: eastendhifi@verizon.net
W: https://eastendhifi.com/home/

Goldprint Audiio

Taylor Everhart
254 Lambe Drive
Lexington, NC
E: taylor@goldprintaudio.com
W: http://www.goldprintaudio.com

Herring Associates

Don Herring
8 Angelas Way
Goshen, NY
E: Donherring@earthlink.net

JS Audio

David and Steven Kennedy
4919 St Elmo
Bethesda, MD
4919 St Elmo, Bethesda, MD 20814
E: jsaudio@jsaudio.com
W: http://jsaudio.com

Listening Room, Inc

Michael Hoatson
324 Cannon St
Chestertown, MD
E: 21620
W: https://www.listenroom.com/d

Northern Audio

Mark Mawhinny
3003 Babcock Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA
E: mark@northenaudio.com
W: https://www.northernaudio.com

Overture Ultimate Home Electronics

Brian Albus
2423 Concord Pike
E: brian@overtureav.com
W: https://www.overtureav.com

Park Avenue Audio

Dennis Yetikel
440 Park Ave South
New York, NY
E: giselley@parkavenueaudio.com
W: https://www.parkavenueaudio.com/

Sound By Singer

Andy Singer
242 West 27th Street
New York, NY
E: asinger@soundbysinger.com
W: https://www.soundbysinger.com/

Speaker Shop Inc

Ed Sullivan
3604 Main Street
Amherst, NY
E: speakershop@verizon.net
W: https://www.speakershop.com


Acoustic Sounds

Ross Helgeson
605 W. North St
Salina, KS
E: ross@acousticsounds.com
W: https://store.acousticsounds.com

Audio Archon

Mike Kay
1500 S Lancaster Ln
Libertyville, IL
E: audioarchon@me.com
W: https://www.audioarchon.com

David Michael Audio

David Kasab
4341 Delemere Ct
Royal Oak, MI
E: info@davidmichaelaudio.com
W: https://www.davidmichaelaudio.com

Decibel Audio

Adam Morganstern
1429 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL
E: decibelaudioinc@gmail.com
W: https://www.decibelaudio.com

Glenn Poor's Audio Video

Geoff Poor
1745 W Kirby Ave
Champaign,, IL
E: batman@shout.net
W: https://www.glennpoors.com

Jeff Stake Hi Fi

Jeff Stake
3707 E Rachels Glen Rd
Bloomington, IN.
E: jeffstakehifi@aol.com
W: https://www.jeffstakehifi.com

Reference Analog

Jeff Harris
916 SW 40th St
Moore, OK
E: info@referenceanalog.com
W: https://www.referenceanalog.com/

Scott Walker Audio

Scott Walker
1101 Keller Parkway
Keller, TX
E: scottwalkeraudiodfw@gmail.com
W: https://scottwalkeraudio.com

Stylus Audio and Video

Carlos Peniche
De las Grullas 74, Lomas de las Aguilas,
Mexico City,
E: info@stylus-av.com
W: https://www.facebook.com/StylusAudio

Tweek Geek / Craft Audio

Michael Garner
26550 RM12, Suite 6
Dripping Springs, TX
E: mgarner@tweekgeek.com
W: https://www.tweekgeek.com

Whetstone Audio

Brian DiFrank
2401 E. 6th St. #1001
Austin, TX
E: whetstoneaudio@gmail.com
W: http://www.whetstoneaudio.com


Aris Audio

Scott Haver
1413 E. Spring Lane
Salt Lake City, UT
E: arisaudio@comcast.net
W: https://www.arisaudio.com

Audio Santa Fe

RIchard Messer
600 Ave Villa Hermosa Unit 102
Santa Fe, NM
E: audiosantafe@comcast.net

Audio Vision San Francisco

antonio long
1628 California St
San Francisco, CA
E: antonio@audiovisionsf.com
W: https://audio-vision-sf.myshopify.com

Audiophile Zone

GAry Katayama
1565 Hollister Lane
Los Osos, Ca
E: sales@audiophilezone.com
W: https://www.audiophilezone.com

British Audio Guys

Neill Strickland
4610 Fulton Ave #208
Sherman Oaks, CA
E: info@britishaudioguys.com
W: https://www.britishaudioguys.com

Commom Wave Hi Fi

Wesley Katzir
1451 E 4th St Suite 106
Los Angeles, CA
E: wesley@commonwave.net
W: https://www.commonwave.net

Excel Audio

Mike Rose
4678 Campus Drive Suite C
Newport Beach, CA
E: mrose@excelaudio.us
W: https://excelaudio.us

Gene Rubin Audio

Gene Rubin Audio
3975 Paloma Dr
Ventura, CA
E: generubinaudio@earthlink.net
W: https://generubinaudio.com/

Gig Harbor Audio

Eric Owen
3019 Judson St, Suite A
Gig Harbor, WA
E: info@gigharboraudio.com
W: https://www.gigharboraudio.com

Hawthorne Stereo

6303 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA
E: sales@hawthornestereo.com
W: https://www.hawthornestereo.com

Katli Audio

Fred Katli
13908 Ravenwood Dr
Chino Hills, CA
E: Fred@katli.com
W: https://www.katli.com

Music Room

Larson Baird
410 Jones Ct
Erie, CO
E: 410 Jones Ct, Erie, Co 80516
W: https://tmraudio.com

Pearl Audio Video

John Loranger
1038 NW Johnson Street
Portland, OR
E: john@pearlaudiovideo.com

Rennissance Sounds / Audio Santa Fe

600 Ave Villa Hermosa Unit 102

Santa Fe, NM
E: audiosantafe@comcast.net

The Audiophile Zone

GAry Katayama
1565 Hollister Lane
Los Osos, Ca
E: sales@audiophilezone.com
W: https://www.audiophilezone.com

The Audiophile Zone

GAry Katayama
1565 Hollister Lane
Los Osos, Ca
E: sales@audiophilezone.com
W: https://www.audiophilezone.com

Venice Audio

Peter Selesnick
1803 Andalusia ave
Venice, CA
E: veniceaudio@me.com
W: http://veniceaudio.com/va/venice_audio___two_channel_home_audio_systems.html