Compact 7ES3 XD


ESSENTIAL NEUTRALITY AND NATURAL TONAL BALANCE Allow sensational music moments to come to life at the comfort of your home with the multi-award winning, medium-sized C7ES-3 XD loudspeaker. Acclaimed for its accurate three-dimensional sound, this speaker will impress even the most religious demands of an audiophile.

The Harbeth secret for accuracy and lifelike sound is the meticulous attention to detail during the design stage. Critically important, but hidden, is the crossover, which carefully integrates the drive units across a wider horizontal and vertical arc. Incremental changes to this fundamental component have allowed this legendary loudspeaker to present the most challenging instruments with increased presence and transparency.  

No other loudspeaker communicates the emotional power of the artist so eloquently.


Our cabinets are handmade and feature the finest veneers. Please note that veneers vary in both colour, shade and grain structure, particularly our Tamo Ash veneer.

*Not all finishes are available in all countries




Technical specifications

Technical Features
200mm Harbeth RADIAL2™ bass/mid; 
25mm ferrofluid-cooled tweeter

Frequency response
45Hz – 20kHz, ±3dB free-space, grille on, smooth off-axis response

6 ohms, easy to drive

86dB/2.83V/1m axial

Amplifier suggestion
Works with a wide range of amplifiers – suggested from 25W/channel

Power handling
150W programme 

520 x 272 x 305 mm 
(+12mm for grille and binding posts)

Two 4mm Harbeth branded binding posts 

13.2kg each (without packing)

Space needs
Overall response optimised for use away from walls.

Optimally to bring ears level with tweeters. (Tweeter: 440mm up from cabinet base)

Single speaker per protective carton 

Grille colour

It’s very appropriate that the Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 XD speakers are distributed in Australia by Audio Magic, because these are magic-sounding speakers indeed! The midrange is truly miraculous, the level of bass from such a small cabinet/driver combo is magical, and the way the speakers reveal the highest treble sounds without etching it is also clever. But by far the biggest trick these speakers pull off is making you think you’re listening to the real thing. Amazing

— What HiFi