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Not a Harbeth owner - but I strongly suspect that they...

... wouldn't touch any of the brands you listed with a 10-foot pole.

Some points (I'm using ATC as an example):

- priorities are totally different - Harbeths' strengths and weaknesses are most likely not the same as those of ATC's;

- they are not cheap by any means, either. $6,000 list price will only buy you something like SCM20A model;

- quality of drivers doesn't always translate into quality of sound;

- their amplification is high-quality in their, and their speakers owners', minds - but not necessarily in anyone else's. Class AB, not even high-bias (regardless of what they say - heat dissipation precludes anything else), with lightweight power supply, placed in a speaker cabinet that's subject to sound quality-killing vibrations;

- lack of ability to taylor amplification to your taste;

- not terribly impressive aesthetically (neither is Harbeth, of course).


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