Harbeth – Compact 7ES-3

Harbeth Compact 7

Whatever you ask of the Compact 7ES-3, 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 world-class HL Compact 7ES-3 takes the ultra-clean Harbeth-exclusive RADIAL2™ cone technology to another performance level, and has been hugely successful for Harbeth throughout worldwide markets. Add to that the new ‘Open Weave’ tweeter, new cabinet internal wall-damping, and lowered port tune frequency and the result is more dynamic and greater transparency This medium-sized loudspeaker combines natural sound with a flair for reproducing any and every type of music from rock to opera, jazz through folk. This latest generation is the most open and enthralling Harbeth Compact ever.

The Harbeth secret for natural sound is the result of the meticulous attention to detail. In true BBC tradition, and regardless of cost, both the front and rear panels are removable to create a low inertia, low energy storage and hence low coloration cabinet. Sales in Japan, where the previous Compact was highly popular, have confirmed that this new generation of the much loved design is a great leap forward.

Critically important but hidden is the crossover. A thorough redesign, from the bottom-up, using new-technology software allowed even more time for critical listening to music and speech and to minute adjustment of balance and level. The result is improved integration of the drive units across a wider horizontal and vertical arc meaning that the Compact 7ES-3 is far less critical of stand height than many speakers of this size.

Transducer system 2-way reflex 200mm RADIAL2™ mid/bass unit, 25mm dome tweeter with HexGrille.

Freq. response 46Hz – 20kHz +/-3dB, free space, 1m with grille on with smooth off-axis response.

Impedance 6 ohms, easy to drive.

Sensitivity 86dB/1W/1m

Amp. suggestion Works with a wide range of amplifiers, ideally from 25W/channel.

Power handling 150W programme

Connector Two 4mm gold-plated binding posts for wires or plugs

Dimensions (hxwxd) 520 x 273 x 315mm

Finish Cherry, eucalyptus, rosewood, maple.

Space needs Overall response optimised for use away from walls.

Stands To bring ears level with tweeters: typically 15 – 21 inches.

Weight 13.2kg each, without packing

Packing Single speaker per protective carton

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