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    Harbeth goes XD

    Harbeth will be ramping down production of the Anniversary Series and ramping up production of their new XD series starting in April. However, at this weekends Bristol show, Harbeth was showing off their new XD series.

    What’s the changes? All new parts in the crossovers.

    No US pricing has been announced.




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    Re: Harbeth goes XD

    Comments from people at the show:

    “As far as the P3s are concerned. Alan Shaw has extensively redesigned the crossover (18 of 26 components have been changed or modified). For the other 4 speakers yes, the XD version carries over the 40th anniversary crossover improvements but, like the P3, have had the WBT binding posts replaced with ones more similar to what went before. This last item has had no audible effect.”

    “The P3ESR XD are fantastic! If you already like the P3 you will adore what the XD version does I promise you. extended Definition actually describes the sound improvement pretty well! The Rosewood veneer is lovely...”


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    Re: Harbeth goes XD

    Any photos of the exotic ash finish?

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    Re: Harbeth goes XD

    The XD/ 40th Anniversary crossover brings a significant benefit from sound perspective.

    The 30.2 40th Anniversary is considerably better than the 30.1 IMHO.


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    Re: Harbeth goes XD

    Look forward to hearing the new XD series.
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    Re: Harbeth goes XD

    I was working at the Bristol Show and had the opportunity of hearing the P3XD. What Alan has managed to do is create a flat frequency response across most of the range. Sounded very coherent to me and that ease of listening presentation I love.

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    Re: Harbeth goes XD

    Thank you for your update. I’d love to hear the new speakers.
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    Re: Harbeth goes XD

    For the people who don't know, the 40.2XD is the exact same speaker as the 40.2 Anniversary minus the WBT binding posts and the Anniversary badges of course. Probably looking at a price increase as well.

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    Re: Harbeth goes XD

    Interesting. Curious as to why they would drop great binding posts and raise the price????
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    Re: Harbeth goes XD

    Quote Originally Posted by Penthouse-D View Post
    Interesting. Curious as to why the would drop great binding posts and raise the price????
    Profit... cant blame them. Im glad I got my Anniversaries when I did.

 

 
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