Harbeth P3ESR Anniversary flabbergasts with high-end sound

Harbeth P3ESR Anniversary flabbergasts with high-end sound

When one listen to Harbeth P3ESR 40th Anniversary, hears something different, but different in a good way.

The splendid impression changes the reason to happened. In a moment it is its huge soundstage, minutes later the luscious mid-range and suddenly you are ear becomes attracted by supple bass. All in all, real shape shifter of the recordings played.

Harbeth P3ESR 40th Anniversary comes in real olive wood scrumptious veneer available only in the Anniversary edition. Sealed box design of these 12 inches high by 7.5 wide and 7.2 inches deep mini monitors exceed most small speakers’ bass definition.

Quite a few improvements have been made to the regular P3ESR. It is not difficult to be recognised that it features higher quality WBT-Nextgen binding posts, upgraded British-made poly capacitors and Harbeth's 40th Anniversary ultra pure copper internal cable. For the audiophiles’ impression, there is a Harbeth Anniversary badge.

Romantic and musical and yet never overly cushy, is the listening impression people have. The low-end sound much better than proportional speakers, they say. There is no miniaturisation, for instance, neither to the mail baritone singers nor to the sound of the instruments such as trumpet, electric piano and drums.

Considering the size of the speakers, the distance plays significant role in the stereo image and sound perception. You will enjoy, undoubtedly, the music from 7 or 8 feet away, however, 3 to 5 feet would feel the real pleasure.

This is the moment when the speakers’ direct sound comes on the scene; speakers sound bigger, they are tonally rich, have filled out bass and there is clearer stereo image focus.

Instantly, there is a feeling of the real transparency, inner details and clarity. In other words, the impression is that Harbeth P3ESR 40th Anniversary dig deep in all areas of the sound, tonally rich and punctual.

Cutting the long story short, the right conception for affluent audiophiles who enjoy their cosy smallish apartments, work places or homes.

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