Review: Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 loudspeaker

By | February 25th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |


Harbeth Compact 7 in cherry veneer.

Pipe and slippers.

If you’ve ever been into high fidelity gear from the United Kingdom then you’ve heard that phrase bandied about as a descriptor for British Isle-built sound. I love the images it conjures up in one’s imagination: Gust-driven rain pelting against a window partially concealed by thick Hunter Green velvet curtains, lots of built-in wooden shelves stocked with books, CDs, and LPs… an overstuffed, weathered leather wing chair, thick Persian rugs, aged hardwood flooring, and a credenza supporting thermionic valve amplifiers glowing warmly as large single-driver speakers in Rosewood veneer quietly translate ’50s jazz.… Read the full article