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RE: Harbeth Models Comparison

The HL5 series is sort of like the Spendor BC1(which is closer to the BBC LS3/6) in format But it's probably kept in the line because it is the descendent of the very first Harbeth speaker(the HL1) designed by Dudley Harwood who worked in the BBC speaker department and worked on many of the BBC monitors. He is credited with the switch from bextrene woofers to polypropylene woofers and the 1st Harbeth speaker was the 1st commercial speaker to use the material. Harwood left the BBC to produce it.

A super tweeter is often used, not to extend frequency response but to improve high frequency dispersion a bit since it is usually smaller than the woofer.

Edits: 07/01/17

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