Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 XD

  • Model: C7ES-3 XD
  • Shipping Weight: 65lbs
  • 1 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Harbeth
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Incorporating the improvements developed in the justly-famed Anniversary Editions, the XD series are the best Harbeth yet!

The C7ES-3 Loudspeaker. The icon of clarity and detail

  • Essential neutrality and natural tonal balance

Whatever you ask of the Compact 7ES-3 loudspeaker, it always delivers: perfectly. The clarity is spellbinding and brings the magic carpet ride experience to the listening room in a medium-sized enclosure.

The legendary multi-award winning medium-sized Harbeth HL Compact 7ES-3 takes the ultra-clean Harbeth cone technology to another performance level, combining natural sound with a flair for reproducing any and every type of music.

The Harbeth secret for natural sound is the result of the meticulous attention to detail. Critically important, but hidden, is the crossover, which carefully integrates the drive units across a wider horizontal and vertical arc. Consequently,  the Compact 7ES-3 is far less critical of stand height than many speakers of this size.

Transducer system
2 way vented, 200mm Harbeth RADIAL2™ bass/mid; 25mm ferro-cooled tweeter
Frequency response
45Hz - 20kHz ±3dB free-space, grille on, smooth off-axis response
6 ohms, easy to drive
Amplifier suggestion
Works with a wide range of amplifiers, suggested from 25W/channel
Power handling
150W programme
Two 4mm gold-plated binding posts for wires or plugs
520 x 272 x 305mm (+12mm for grille and binding posts)
Cherry, rosewood, tamo.ash.
Space needs
Overall response optimised for use away from walls.
Optimally to bring ears level with tweeters. (Tweeter: 440mm up from cabinet base)
13.2kg each, excl. packing

"Musicality, excellent 3D sound-staging, honest translating abilities, and timbral accuracy"
‐ Rafe Arnott, Part-Time Audiophile
"Harbeth HL Compact 7ES-3 is one of most unique systems the hi-fi market can offer today. On one hand, it follows traditions, on the other hand, it is a result of a very successful attempt to catch up with the progress. Indisputably, it is an elite product and needs no advertising. But respect to traditions at the time of changes can’t be overestimated. Rule, Britain! In the sound, you do it well!"
"Highly detailed, emotive sound. Easy to drive and to listen to. Sweet treble."
‐ Mark Gusew, Stereo Net
"The design and engineering of the Compact 7 is so solid and sophisticated... that it sounds absolutely wonderful, retaining its essential neutrality and natural tonal balance."
‐ The Absolute Sound