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Harbeth P3-ESR
Harbeth P3-ESR
Harbeth P3-ESR

Harbeth P3-ESR
Our Price: $2,190.00

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Product Code: HARBETH-P3-ESR


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Amazing clarity and astonishing bass from a beautiful shoebox-sized cabinet - the RADIAL2™ Harbeth P3ESR is the ultimate mini monitor. [The P3ESR is sold in some markets as the Monitor 20.1 Domestic.] Its concept stretches back twenty-plus years to the original Harbeth P3, and even further to the BBC's pioneering LS3/5A - to create a loudspeaker capable of producing a big sound from a small source. A generation of home users and studio professionals has relied on these Harbeth minis to fill even the smallest room with a full, warm, natural sound. The P3ESR is the culmination of the designer's four-years of research into upgrading the Harbeth mini. From the new removable back panel for improved cabinet damping to the radically new bass unit yielding a wide smooth frequency response, every detail of these astonishing loudspeakers has been thoroughly honed and optimized. The objective has always been to create the genuine Harbeth sound in miniature: the P3ESR (R for RADIAL™) is that much closer to reality. The P3ESR's exceptional all-round performance flows from the perfect integration of the cabinet, drivers and crossover. Harbeth's world-exclusive RADIAL2™ cone technology has been transferred from the Harbeth flagship to be at the heart of the P3ESR. Harbeth P3ESR drive unit 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. A 19mm tweeter perfectly complements the woofer and its open-weave protection keeps little fingers away but lets the fine musical details flow through. Not only is the P3ESR capable of being used in a wide range of listening environments, but it is optimized to get the best from any amplifier, even smaller ones because the electrical load is so amplifier-friendly. Designed for 'free-field' use, the optimal bass-mid-top balance is achieved when the speakers are away from walls and on suitable stands to lift the tweeter to ear height. As with all Harbeths, the SuperGrille™ gives the loudspeaker an uninterrupted view into the room and is designed to remain fitted during listening. Internally, the multi-function crossover divides the sonic spectrum between the drive units - perfectly aligning the acoustic output into a seamless whole, exactly as you would hear standing at the microphone. This multi-functionality requires many expensive components chosen for their excellent acoustic, electrical and long-life properties. The P3 crossover topology is covered in 'Tech Talk, Chapter 5'. The design of the P3ESR's circuit board is available as a streaming video here. The Harbeth P3ESR is designed to give a lifetime of listening pleasure for all types of music wherever extreme clarity and naturalness is demanded.

Excerpt from Stereophile Magazine Review
"The new Harbeths were as good as I remembered the old ones sounding, with an uncolored midrange, smooth highs, and well-defined if somewhat lightweight lows. The upper bass offered good bloom and didn't sound any different, and I could drive this new pair to high levels without the sound changing character or anything failing." (Vol.33, No.10)

  • Transducer system 2-way: Harbeth 110mm RADIAL2 mid/bass; 19mm Ferro-cooled tweeter with HexGrille.
  • Freq. response 75Hz - 20kHz +/-3dB free space, 1m with grille on with smooth off-axis response.
  • Impedance 6 ohms - easy to drive.
  • Sensitivity 83.5dB/1W/1m
  • 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 189 x 202 mm (inl. grille and terminals)
  • Finish Cherry, black ash, maple, rosewood, eucalyptus.
  • Space needs Ideally > 0.30m from rear wall
  • Stands Typically 24+ inches
  • Weight 6.3kg each (without packing)
  • Packing One matched pair per protective carton