Has anyone spent any time liistening to the new Harbeth P3ESR? I did very briefly and liked them but just wondered how others who spent more time with them reacted. So far there have been few if any reviews in the major hi-fi publications.
We have not heard the new model, but its predecessor won our Product of the Year Award in affordable loudspeakers. The new model is more of an update rather than a new design. I suspect it's excellent, but you should listen and judge for yourself.
Harbeth has one of the most over-stuffed order books in the audio business. If you visit the forum on the company's website, Alan Shaw has called a temporary halt on reviews on any of his products, anywhere on the planet. This isn't subterfuge and an attempt to hide away bad loudspeaker designs - anyone who's spent time talking to Alan knows he's too much of an old-school engineer to even think that way ('plays a straight bat', to use a British idiom) - but if the products receive any more good reviews and awards, the waiting list will stretch into the next decade.
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