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 SHL5 included…
‘Most Wanted component’ 2004 by Stereo Times
‘Hi-Fi Pig’ recommended
FairAudio’s Favourite Award, 2010
Rated ‘Class A’ by Sam Tellig of Stereophile, February 2005
|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) Add $240 to price.|
|Weight||15.8kg each, unpacked|
|Packing||Single speaker per protective carton|