Harbeth Super HL5 Plus XD
Crafted by hand by experts in West Sussex, the HL5 Plus XD conveys breathtaking clarity and dynamics
Harbeth’s Super HL5 Plus XD produces breathtaking transparency, a huge soundstage and total immersion in the performance. This speaker creates a rich bass and sweet midrange that brings acoustic music alive.
This is the latest generation of Dudley Harwood’s original HL-Monitor: the cabinet is still engineered in the BBC tradition of removable ‘thin-wall’ panels for a totally true-to-life sound.
Retaining the classic ‘two cubic foot’ proportions found in the very best BBC monitors, the HL5plus relies on the exclusive Harbeth-made 200mm RADIAL2™ bass/mid driver. This produces a big, warm and powerful sound that underpins the incredible midband clarity.
The 25mm main tweeter is augmented by a 20mm SuperTweeter for an extended and even dispersion to the upper edge of the audio band.
Transducer system 3-way vented: 200mm Harbeth RADIAL2™ bass/mid; 25mm Ferro-cooled dome tweeter, 20mm dome SuperTweeter
Freq. response 40Hz-20kHz +/-3dB free-space, grill on, smooth off-axis response
Impedance 6 ohms easy to drive.
Amp. suggestion Works with a wide range of amplifiers, ideally from 25W/channel.
Power handling 150W programme
Connector Four 4mm gold-plated binding posts for wires or plugs (biwireable)
Dimensions (hxwxd) 635 x 322 x 300mm (+12mm for grille and binding posts)
Space needs Overall response optimised for use away from walls.
Stands To bring ears level with tweeters: typically 16-20 inches. (Tweeter: 475mm up from cabinet base)
Weight 15.8kg each, unpacked
Packing Single speaker per protective carton