Starting at $6695.00
Harbeth's 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.
Retaining the classic 'two cubic foot' proportions found in the very best BBC monitors, the HL5plus relies on the exclusive Harbeth-made 200mm RADIAL2™ bass/mid driver. This produces a big, warm and powerful sound that underpins the incredible midband clarity.
The 25mm main tweeter is augmented by a 20mm SuperTweeter for an extended and even dispersion to the upper edge of the audio band.
AWARDS for the SHL5plus include...
Golden Ear Award by The Abosulute Sound 2015
Stereophile 'Recommended' 2015
Stereoplay (Germany) 'Highlight'
Best Hi-Fi Component, Spring 2015 by
Transducer system 3-way vented: 200mm Harbeth RADIAL2� bass/mid; 25mm Ferro-cooled done tweeter, 20mm dome SuperTweeter
Freq. response 40Hz-20kHz +/-3dB free-space, grille on, smooth off-axis response
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
SHL5plus REVIEWS include...
StereoNet online (Australia)
Culture HD magazine (French)
6 Moons Audio by Tim Smith
On-Top Audio (France) by Pierre Stemmelin
Stereophile (USA) June 2015 by Art Dudley
FairAudio (Germany) June 2015
C|Net (June 2015) by Steve Gutternberg
Launch news by Alan Sircom, HiFi+ magazine
Hi-Fi Corner blog by Joe Kannan
TheEAR.net by René van Es