Harbeth P3ESR Bookshelf Speakers
Amazing clarity and astonishing bass from a beautiful shoebox-sized cabinet - the RADIAL2™ Harbeth P3ESR is the ultimate mini monitor. The rich Harbeth sound, in miniature.
Harbeth's world-exclusive RADIAL2™ technology has been transferred to the heart of the mini P3ESR. Designed and made by Harbeth UK, the RADIAL2™ 110mm (5") bass/midrange driver offers the hallmark clarity and naturalness of the larger Harbeths.
Breathtaking transparency, real bass, and fantastic holographic imaging endow the P3ESR with grand, captivating, transparent sound presented in a conveniently small and beautiful cabinet.
Not only is the P3ESR capable of being used in a wide range of listening environments, but it is optimised to get the best from any amplifier.
Harbeth was founded more than 40 years ago to commercialise the BBC's pioneering research and development.Harbeth's engineers are experts at delivering a life-like sound with all the warmth,detail and realism of "being there".Harbeth,through their engineering of speaker diaphragms have captured the "live" sound.
H.D.Harwood identified a new generation of plastic in the latter part of his career at the BBC.Dudley Harwood continued the legacy with the manufacture of the HL1 monitor in 1977.In 1995 Alan Shaw became involved and has continued at the helm,growing the loudspeaker manufacturing to where it is today.
The P3ESR is a very special Harbeth speaker.It was designed by Alan Shaw to replace the venerable LS3/5A location monitor of which Harbeth had a licence.It is a mini monitor that truly defines what a mini monitor can achieve.Harbeth combine a 19mm aluminium tweeter with a 125mm plastic cone woofer in a sealed cabinet with a complex crossover in order to achieve a truly amazing sound out of a small cabinet.
On listening there is a sense of amazement at the true-to-life sound and the bass extension out of such a small enclosure.And then there is the exquisite cabinetry....certainly a fine example of beautiful wood finishes.Stereophile,a famous hifi magazine,said of the Harbeth P3ESR in it's review....."I love the P3ESR.I think it's the best iteration yet from any manufacturer of the BBC LS3/5A mini-monitor concept."
|Transducer system||110mm Harbeth RADIAL bass/midrange; 19mm ferro-cooled dome tweeter|
|Freq. response||75Hz-20kHz +/-3dB free-space, grille on, smooth off-axis response|
|Impedance||6 ohms - easy to drive.|
|Amp. suggestion||Works with a wide range of amplifiers, ideally from 15W/channel.|
|Power handling||50W programme|
|Connector||Two 4mm gold-plated binding posts for wires or plugs|
|Dimensions (hxwxd)||306 x 190 x 184 mm (+12mm for grille and binding posts)|
|Finish||Cherry, black ash, maple, rosewood, eucalyptus|
|Space needs||Ideally > 0.30m from rear wall|
|Stands||Typically 24+ inches. (Tweeter: 230mm up from cabinet base)|
|Weight||6.1kg each (without packing)|
|Packing||One matched pair per protective carton|
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