Hi, I've been recommended these as an up-grade to my old mission 770s. any comments or reviews on here ?
Given your needs the Harbeth P3ESR may be better for you, they are sealed not ported and can work well near a wall. Go and speak to Paul @ HiFI Corner he will sort you out with the correct Harbeths for your room.Quad 34/303, Roskan Turntable, Arcam CD but I mainly listen to vinyl. Classical mainly but also rock, trad jazz, folk, C&W ( Dixie Chicks ), good quality music/recordings . Looking to upgrade electronics at some stage but speakers need to be back against a wall ( 6" gap ) room about 12 X 12 ft.
If you can stretch to the C7ES-3 40th's they will blow your mind, they are stunning, you will never need to buy another speaker in your lifetime! They are true heirloom quality pieces.Thank you, just need to save a few more pennies. I always save and buy, very rarely do credit.
I've been recommended these as an up-grade to my old mission 770s
That's a small-ish room for the Mission 770. Do you like the tonal balance you're getting? Reason I ask is that I too used 770's in a similar sized room and the bass was, er, generous! Usually, a smaller speaker would suit such a room better, i.e. give an accurate tonal balance.room about 12 X 12 ft.
Looks identical to the driver in the slightly later Mission 764. Maybe debuted in end of line 770?Incidentally, are those the original mid/bass drivers in the photo or have they been changed at some point? I know the designer, Farad Azima, was a bit naughty in that there were several iterations of the 770 even before they officially released the Mk 2 model but I don't ever remember a bass/mid driver that looked like that in either the various Mk1's or Mk2's. Certainly the 770 Mk2 had less bass and it was much better controlled.
IMO, that was also true of unmodified 770 Mk1's.I do find that they liked to be played at a fairly high volume to get the most out of them
Having owned the P3ESR 40th's, and home demo'ed the Proac's, the Proac's are very good but not in the same league as the Harbeths...Proac Tablette 10 Signature would be a great option given your amps and room restrictions.
Harbeth P3ESR are very good too, but became a little anaemic after a while.
The Monitor 30 may be a better bet than the C7.
Great idea. In terms of size alone, I also think that the Harbeth Monitor 30.1 would be a better room fit than the Compact 7ES-3, though Harbeth suggest both models are best used away from walls.HiFi dealer is offering me a home demo of the harbeths. I live about 300 miles north of him !!
Good stuff but a bit limited, not suprising really considering the population up here ! He's very keen on Naim which I'm not overly impressed with, i do like the Proac speakers but am advised on here that the Harbeth is a notch or two above them. Difficult as i like to support local businesses when I can.Great idea. In terms of size alone, I also think that the Harbeth Monitor 30.1 would be a better room fit than the Compact 7ES-3, though Harbeth suggest both models are best used away from walls.
Make the most of the home demo by asking the dealer to bring along a quality amp too. And maybe an alternative pair of speakers (doesn't seem unreasonable, does it?).
What about Highlands HiFi in Dingwall? They must be nearer than Falkirk and Glasgow. They don't advertise Harbeth but stock a few other top-end brands.
There is nothing of any quality tuner wise now, I have looked and listened!No update as yet, it will probably be 6 months (or possibly more :-( ) before I've saved enough. The potential windfall i was expecting has been postponed. I will update when I've had a listen and I will be back on asking about amps. Side issue but what has happened to tuners ? Is it all streaming these days and how does that work with a limited or poor internet ?