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Old 02-11-2018, 01:08 AM
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No problem. Unfortunately if I remember correctly the cheapest pair is the farthest from you in NC. They should sound amazing with your CJ gear. The people I know with them other than Serge are using Luxman, Triode and MastersounD.
Yes, I heard them with CJ gear that was fairly similar in topology to my CJ gear and they were quite astonishingly beautiful. One of a handful of the best two-way systems I've ever heard.

Not to put too fine a point on it, my Dynaudio Contour S3.4s with their upgraded to Esotar II tweeters (from the stock Esotecs) are quite something, too.
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Old 02-11-2018, 12:01 PM
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Congrats, Serge! I am looking forward to your initial impresssions as and well as more of your trademark reviews (you and Dan set the bar for us all).

BTW, also congrats on the Harbeths! I heard the 30.1s with C-J amplification, and I have to say they are a ravishingly beautiful-sounding speaker. I have thought long and hard about getting a pair. Actually, that is an understatement: I have thought very long and very hard about getting a pair. The only issue with them is that they don't come up for sale used very often because their owners are so happy with them!

Maybe someday (or maybe I will buy yours if you ever upgrade to 40.1s-Ha!)

Enjoy and best regards my friend,

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Thank you Stephen. I have the 30.2 40th anniversary pair. Alan Shaw decided there was room for improvement over the 30.1 but I am glad he didn't make any radical changes to these magnificent speakers. As far as I know the changes were the upgraded poly caps in the crossovers, WBT binding posts and internal wiring.

Going from memory as it has been quite some time since I even heard the 30.1, the 30.2 retains all of the magic but gives them just a bit more openness and more palpable/focused imaging. Hauntingly beautiful speakers with the EL34 "Triode mode" of the PrimaLuna HP I am driving them with right now.

Loving the Silver Eucalyptus color as well. This is the first Harbeth pair I have owned and I don't see myself upgrading or changing speakers anytime soon, sorry buddy.

I would imagine with the 40th anniversary additions and perhaps these changes persisting across the board going forward, you will see quite a few older Harbeth models for sale. Wonderful opportunity to jump on them at preowned prices! The older models will seduce and romance the listener no less than the new .2 models with the right amplification. No doubt C-J will be spectacular.


As far as a review of YggY, Dan already did an outstanding job with reviewing YggY for us, at best, all I can offer are some "observations" of my own to add to the further discussions about YggY.
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Old 02-12-2018, 02:21 PM
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Checked the website on my order status and as of this morning:

Order Status: YGGY IN PRODUCTION
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PrimaLuna Dialogue HP EL34

Speakers: Harbeth 30.2 40th Anniversary




Headphones:

ZMF Auteur Blackwood, Audeze LCD-3, Audeze LCD-2C, Sennheiser HD600, HD650, Fostex TH-X00EB, E-MU Teak

Headphone Amplification: SPL Phonitor 2730, Audeze Deckard, PrimaLuna Dialogue HP, Luxman L-590AX Mark II, Woo Audio WA6

Source/DAC. Roon/Tidal.
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Old 02-12-2018, 04:12 PM
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Checked the website on my order status and as of this morning:

Order Status: YGGY IN PRODUCTION
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Old 02-12-2018, 04:19 PM
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Happy for you Serge!
Looking forward to your impressions after burning it in.
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Old 02-12-2018, 04:36 PM
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Happy for you Serge!
Looking forward to your impressions after burning it in.
Thanks Bart. I am looking forward to it. Gumby really opened new horizons for me and I can't wait to get YggY in the system.
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Amplification: Luxman L-590AX Mark II.
Luxman D-06u SACD.
Roon/Tidal.
Bryston BDP-Pi

PrimaLuna Dialogue HP EL34

Speakers: Harbeth 30.2 40th Anniversary




Headphones:

ZMF Auteur Blackwood, Audeze LCD-3, Audeze LCD-2C, Sennheiser HD600, HD650, Fostex TH-X00EB, E-MU Teak

Headphone Amplification: SPL Phonitor 2730, Audeze Deckard, PrimaLuna Dialogue HP, Luxman L-590AX Mark II, Woo Audio WA6

Source/DAC. Roon/Tidal.
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Old 02-12-2018, 07:04 PM
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Checked the website on my order status and as of this morning:

Order Status: YGGY IN PRODUCTION

That's Exciting Serge!
Last night after reading Dan's post, I listened to Bill Frisell's Good Dog Happy Man. The guitars sound so natural with the Yggy..
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Old 02-12-2018, 08:12 PM
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That's Exciting Serge!
Last night after reading Dan's post, I listened to Bill Frisell's Good Dog Happy Man. The guitars sound so natural with the Yggy..
To my ears everything sounded more natural with Gumby, not to mention the imaging is better focused and more palpable. The piano however is where the most noticeable difference can be instantly heard. A very complex instrument spanning a wide range of primary tones and harmonic overtones. With Gumby it just sounded lifelike. With my other DAC right now, some instruments are less noticeably different but the piano sticks out like a sore thumb on familiar recordings.
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Main System:


Amplification: Luxman L-590AX Mark II.
Luxman D-06u SACD.
Roon/Tidal.
Bryston BDP-Pi

PrimaLuna Dialogue HP EL34

Speakers: Harbeth 30.2 40th Anniversary




Headphones:

ZMF Auteur Blackwood, Audeze LCD-3, Audeze LCD-2C, Sennheiser HD600, HD650, Fostex TH-X00EB, E-MU Teak

Headphone Amplification: SPL Phonitor 2730, Audeze Deckard, PrimaLuna Dialogue HP, Luxman L-590AX Mark II, Woo Audio WA6

Source/DAC. Roon/Tidal.

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Old 02-15-2018, 10:17 PM
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Serge, did you receive the yggy yet?
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:28 PM
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Serge, did you receive the yggy yet?
Status still "Yggy in production". There must be a backlog of YggY orders and builds after Dan's review.
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Main System:


Amplification: Luxman L-590AX Mark II.
Luxman D-06u SACD.
Roon/Tidal.
Bryston BDP-Pi

PrimaLuna Dialogue HP EL34

Speakers: Harbeth 30.2 40th Anniversary




Headphones:

ZMF Auteur Blackwood, Audeze LCD-3, Audeze LCD-2C, Sennheiser HD600, HD650, Fostex TH-X00EB, E-MU Teak

Headphone Amplification: SPL Phonitor 2730, Audeze Deckard, PrimaLuna Dialogue HP, Luxman L-590AX Mark II, Woo Audio WA6

Source/DAC. Roon/Tidal.
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