Harbeth P3-ESR XD

  • Model: P3-ESR XD
  • Shipping Weight: 45lbs
  • 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 P3ESR XD Loudspeaker. Amazing space-saving sound

  • The best iteration of the 'BBC mini-monitor', by far.

Harbeth's world-exclusive RADIAL2™ technology from the larger Harbeth models has been transferred to the heart of the P3ESR XD loudspeaker. Designed and made by Harbeth UK, the special 110mm (5") bass/midrange driver offers the hallmark clarity and naturalness of the larger Harbeths.

Breathtaking transparency, real bass, and fantastic holographic imaging give the P3ESR XD grand, captivating, transparent sound. In a conveniently small and beautiful cabinet.

Not only is the P3ESR XD loudspeaker capable of being used in a wide range of listening environments, but it is optimised to present an easy electrical load to even low-powered amplifiers.  

Transducer system
110mm Harbeth RADIAL2™ bass/midrange; 19mm ferro-cooled tweeter
Frequency response
75Hz - 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 15W/channel.
Power handling
50W programme
Two 4mm gold-plated binding posts for wires or plugs
306 x 190 x 184 mm (+12mm for grille and binding posts)
Cherry, rosewood, walnut, olive ash
Space needs
Ideally > 0.30m from rear wall
Optimally to bring ears level with tweeters. (Tweeter: 230mm up from cabinet base)
6.1kg each (without packing)

"These loudspeakers are a magnificent achievement, not 'for their size' or 'for the price', just for being so good."
‐ The-ear
"Whatever you offer these speakers, it is always turned into delicious sounding music. In doing so, you as the listener no longer pay attention to technical or audiophile aspects. Instead, it lets the music come over you and you'll receive unbridled enjoyment. Within it physical limitations, the Harbeth 40th Anniversary P3ESR is absolute top for me."
‐ Hifi Netherlands
"Simply extraordinary loudspeaker. Most mini-monitors by dint of their size and radiation patterns have the capacity to image well but few have such an even tonal balance. And even fewer have such convincing, realistic timbres...the P3ESR makes the electric guitar, for this listener, sound...well chunky, organic and quite often real"
‐ SoundStage Australia
"So cannily designed it almost transcends the limitations of it's genre. Neutrality and natural tonal balance reign supreme."
‐ The Absolute Sound
"Suffice to say that this is hands down the most accurate subcompact BBC monitor ever made and perhaps the only one that actually deserves to be called a monitor."
‐ Paul Seydor
"I love the Harbeth P3ESR... the best iteration yet from any manufacturer of the BBC LS3/5A mini-monitor concept"
‐ John Atkinson, Stereophile
"The P3s sound incredible and come with high recommendations from New Record Day"
‐ Rob, New Record Day
"Let me tell you, the Harbeth P3ESR knows every trick in the book to make the listener accept its small size, because they sound a lot bigger than they are. Harbeths are well known for their midrange performance and Alan Shaw has preserved the quality of the larger models in this speaker. Voices are truly excellent and an instrument like a piano is reproduced in an amazing way."
‐ René van ES