Harbeth’s current lead designer Alan Shaw began working with (and under the tutelage of) legendary BBC engineer Dudley Harwood in 1986. Already a great mind in his own right, the lessons learnt from Dudley would have been invaluable. Alan has ensured Harbeth speakers have kept what made them so great from the beginning. What sets Harbeth apart from most other speakers on the market is its natural sound quality. They are very accurate especially in the mid-range. Vocals and strings are particularly impressive through Harbeths. We believe that the level of sound that you get from a pair of Harbeths far outweighs their pricetag.