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RE: Harbeth 40 clone

Just to add to your excellent advice, even if the OP could replicate drivers and crossover he would also have to build an enclosure in BBC damped thin wall fashion. Knowing the dimensions and materials used is not sufficient as, for example, the way that the panels are fixed to each other or to a frame also affects the resultant sound. In any case one of the major ingredients in the Harbeth sound is the use of their proprietory " Radial" coned drivers. Not available as OEM or hobbyist items AFAIK.

As I mentioned in a thread on a similar subject recently, he could check the UK price and fly to the UK from USA, buy a pair, given a willing dealer, and return home with them. He would get the VAT refunded on departure and the cost of whole trip plus speakers may possibly still save him money. Trouble is although I know that this has been done with bookshelf sized speakers the Harbeth 40s are big and heavy.

If he ran into trouble though a further consideration is whether or not the local Harbeth distributor would then honour the warranty.

Still it might be worth looking into if the price differential is sufficient. It is after all the same in essence as his thought of buying a pair from Canada (if he were to ship them to USA - I think he may also have a Canadian domicile) but with the possibilty of greater savings.


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  • RE: Harbeth 40 clone - PAR 03:21:29 04/19/17 (1)
    • Agreed - airtime 07:50:46 04/19/17 (0)

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