Harbeth Super HL5 XD

  • Model: HL5 XD
  • Shipping Weight: 100lbs
  • 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 Super HL5 XD loudspeaker. The ultimate British domestic monitor

  • The definitive Harbeth speaker

This model is the latest and greatest iteration of the legendary Harbeth HL-Monitor Mk1 from 1977 that launched the Harbeth company. In continuous production through several design generations since its inception, now featuring Harbeth's RADIAL2™ driver and a radically new approach to the crossover. The HL5plus gets the very best from the Harbeth-made 200mm RADIAL2™ bass/mid driver in a cabinet is skillfully designed according to the pioneering research undertaken by the BBC. The system sound is large, powerful and transparent with an astonishing freshness. No wonder the SHL5 family is such a worldwide legend.

The SuperTweeter extends the system response to the upper edge of the audio band and beyond.

Harbeth's Super HL5 XD loudspeaker produces a huge soundstage of width, depth and weight for a total immersion in the musical performance.

40th Anniversary Edition available in Walnut only.

Transducer system
3-way vented: 200mm Harbeth RADIAL2™ bass/mid; 25mm ferro-cooled dome tweeter, 20mm dome SuperTweeter
Frequency response
40Hz - 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
Four 4mm gold-plated binding posts for wires or plugs (biwireable)
635 x 322 x 300mm (+12mm for grille and binding posts)
Cherry, rosewood, walnut
Space needs
Overall response optimised for use away from walls.
Optimally to bring ears level with tweeters: typically 16-20 inches. (Tweeter: 475mm up from cabinet base)
15.8kg each, unpacked

Harbeth SuperHL5 Reviews

• Paul Seydor, The Absolute Sound
19 October 2015
• Mark Gusew, StereoNet online
5 October 2015
• Culture HD
• Tim Smith, 6 Moons Audio
August 2015
• Pierre Stemmelin, On-Top Audio
• Art Dudley, Stereophile
28 May 2015
• Markus Sauer, Fair Audio
April 2015
• Steve Guttenberg, c|net
6 June 2015
• Alan Sircom, Hifi+
27 May 2014
• Joe Kanaan, Hifi Corner
• René van Es, TheEAR.net
16 January 2015
• Ernest Denman, Australian Hi-fi
February 2016
• Steve Guttenberg, CNET
6 June 2015
• Stereophonic
15 September 2016
• Hifitest
18 July 2018
• Pierre-Yves Maton
20 February, 201

Anniversary Edition available in Walnut only