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
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.
2 way vented, 200mm
Harbeth RADIAL2™ bass/mid; 25mm ferro-cooled tweeter
- 20kHz ±3dB free-space, grille on, smooth off-axis response
ohms, easy to drive
Works with a wide range of amplifiers, suggested from 25W/channel
4mm gold-plated binding posts for wires or plugs
272 x 305mm (+12mm for grille and binding posts)
Cherry, rosewood, tamo.ash.
Overall response optimised for use away from walls.
Optimally to bring ears level with tweeters. (Tweeter: 440mm up from
13.2kg each, excl. packing
"Musicality, excellent 3D sound-staging, honest translating abilities, and timbral accuracy"
‐ Rafe Arnott, Part-Time Audiophile
Compact 7ES-3 is one of most unique systems the hi-fi market can offer
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
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
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