Harbeth Breathes New Life with Monitor 40.2
Harbeth's Alan Shaw told StereoNET:
Boasting engineering excellence for the digital era, it is a significant upgrade to the award-winning Monitor 40.1 model.
Such has been the runaway success of Harbeth’s Super HL5plus worldwide, that designer Alan Shaw took a close look at his M40.1, the BBC LS5/8 replacement. First made for the broadcaster in 1998, the Monitor 40 was a major leap forward in monitor loudspeaker design.
The three-way Monitor 40 solved the inadequacies of that old BBC model, which attempted to force a 12-inch polypropylene bass unit to behave as a midrange as well. An idea doomed from the start; no wonder BBC engineers struggled with the LS5/8’s weird sonic balance.
Winning awards around the world, the Harbeth design has now been upgraded to a new generation with a totally revised crossover and increased sensitivity.
The new model is currently on display at the Harbeth stand where a new range of Bavarian-designed and built stands will also be unveiled.
Australian distributor for Harbeth, Audio Magic, has not yet announced local pricing or availability.
For more information, visit Audio Magic.