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    Show us your Harbeth stands

    I designed these stands and the guys at Core Audio built them out of solid Wenge.

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    Re: Show us your Harbeth stands

    Wow. Amazing.


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    Re: Show us your Harbeth stands

    They look awesome, Caelin.

    I still have a pair of stands for the 40’s that are begging for speakers
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    Re: Show us your Harbeth stands

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    They look awesome, Caelin.

    I still have a pair of stands for the 40’s that are begging for speakers
    I will store them for you. free of charge
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    Re: Show us your Harbeth stands

    Something you fellas might try; I am using a beeswax impregnated parchment to couple the stands to the speaker. This instead of using metal feet or soft sorbothane like pucks. The thin parchment helps to couple vibration energy from the speaker - draining it into the stands. Try it if you have wooden stands.
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    Re: Show us your Harbeth stands

    Sounds interesting. I use the classic blue tac on the 3PSRs. But of course that creates more of a spot contact.

    Beautiful speakers btw.


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    Re: Show us your Harbeth stands

    Quote Originally Posted by CGabriel View Post
    Something you fellas might try; I am using a beeswax impregnated parchment to couple the stands to the speaker. This instead of using metal feet or soft sorbothane like pucks. The thin parchment helps to couple vibration energy from the speaker - draining it into the stands. Try it if you have wooden stands.
    What do you power them with ?
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    Re: Show us your Harbeth stands

    Quote Originally Posted by CGabriel View Post
    I designed these stands and the guys at Core Audio built them out of solid Wenge.

    Stunning, you did yourself proud !
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    Re: Show us your Harbeth stands

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    What do you power them with ?
    First, I tried a Berning ZOTL-40 amplifier. Not really a good match. They sound wooly in the bass and soft on transients.

    Then, since I have them, I put the Constellation Centaur II in. A bit of a mismatch price wise and far more power than is required. However, this is a great match for the speaker. Beautifully balanced, punchy and articulate. Soundstaging is brilliant with great depth. Two of the most difficult to accurately portray are the human voice and piano. Both are very realistic with this combination.

    I have a Devialet which will very likely be a good match but haven’t put it in because the Constellation-Beth combination is so captivating.

    Source equipment is a Constellation Virgo preamp and the Lampizator GG or TotalDAC.
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    Re: Show us your Harbeth stands

    Caelin, I had to Google Wenge since I know squat about wood. Did you use that wood for it’s appearance, or it’s sonic qualities. Or both. The stands do look great and match the speakers.
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    Re: Show us your Harbeth stands

    Thank you. Much appreciated. Would love to hear your system
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    Re: Show us your Harbeth stands

    Weill mostly it matches the speaker finish. You know, many exotic woods have good acoustic properties. Wenge makes a good wood for stands because it has a high porosity that tends to dampen vibration. I find wood to sound more natural than filled metal stands. But, I have nothing against things like Sound anchors, I use them with the Maggie’s. Really the Beth is a traditional, almost retro, look that I like. It just appeals to my aesthetic sense to put them on wooden stands. If you read some of Shaw’s interviews on the Harbeth design - they intentionally don’t overdampen or use thick cabinet walls. People that have tried to improve these speakers by reinforcing the walls or using thicker cabinets usually end up screwing up the finely balanced sound qualities. So, it is in that design spirit that I intentionally designed an open frame for the stands so as to avoid reflections from the speaker bottom and the stand under it. And I selected a material that would couple well with the speakers wooden cabinet without overdampenimg it. Nor did I want a stand that had its own sound quality that would be incongruent with the speakers natural sound qualities.
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    Re: Show us your Harbeth stands

    Thanks. As I said, I know squat about wood. I bought my rack based on Mapleshade’s opinion maple is excellent for absorbing vibrations, especially compared to rigid materials such as marble, steel, glass, etc. Throw in the tidbit that the string instrument makers preferred maple sold me. LOL

    Good job. I love the ‘old school’ appearance of Harbeth speakers.
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    Re: Show us your Harbeth stands

    Hi Caelin,

    Did the Harbeth 40.2 replace the Devore 096s? If so, how would you compare the sound?
    Also, which model of TotalDac do you have?
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    Re: Show us your Harbeth stands

    Quote Originally Posted by apdoc2004 View Post
    Hi Caelin,

    Did the Harbeth 40.2 replace the Devore 096s? If so, how would you compare the sound?
    Also, which model of TotalDac do you have?
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    Still have the Devores.
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    Re: Show us your Harbeth stands

    have to confess , i was going to buy some oak furniture to use as stands but money a bit tight so i made mine from chopping boards and staircase spindles at under 100 pounds . i briwaxed them . i shall be using iso pucks on them as per professional studio monitors

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    Re: Show us your Harbeth stands

    and in case you are wondering my harbs are still being made in the factory and this is the iso puck used in studios . i have found them extremely effective under my standmounts and light floorstanders [18kg]

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    Re: Show us your Harbeth stands

    Wow very creative. May I use these pics on FB?
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    Re: Show us your Harbeth stands

    you may indeed paul
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    Re: Show us your Harbeth stands

    altho these are for the sh5plus i think if i turn them sideways they may accommodate a m40.2 if one could afford and fit it in the space which is dubious
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    Re: Show us your Harbeth stands

    Quote Originally Posted by CGabriel View Post
    I designed these stands and the guys at Core Audio built them out of solid Wenge.

    Nice stands Caelin....I'm loving my plykraft racks from Arnold...he's a great guy to deal with even from Hawaii.
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    Re: Show us your Harbeth stands

    Do you have a photo. would be nice to see

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    Re: Show us your Harbeth stands

    Here you go...got the old version and the new...



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    Re: Show us your Harbeth stands

    nice, I like the look of the one on the left best.
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    Re: Show us your Harbeth stands

    Joe,
    Go ahead and get those 40.2s and then let me know your thoughts.


    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    They look awesome, Caelin.

    I still have a pair of stands for the 40’s that are begging for speakers

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    Re: Show us your Harbeth stands

    I’m absolutely thinking about it. As soon as everything settles down, I’d love a pair.

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    Go ahead and get those 40.2s and then let me know your thoughts.
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    Re: Show us your Harbeth stands

    I do not think I have seen Harbeth on these before. It's Russ Andrews Torlyte generic speaker stands:-
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    Re: Show us your Harbeth stands

    Ton Trager stands with slate under the stands is best I've tried.
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    Re: Show us your Harbeth stands

    Should someone that needs a bit of leveling on one side choose a different stand over the Ton Trager? They do not have spikes or a way to level, correct?

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