"... the Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 acquitted themselves with such nimbleness, musicality, excellent 3D sound-staging, honest translating abilities, and timbral accuracy that there was no way I couldn’t award them an Editor’s Choice Award."

Rafe Arnott, parttimeaudiophile.com

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. This medium-sized loudspeaker combines natural sound with a flair for reproducing any and every type of music.

The Harbeth secret for natural sound is the result of the meticulous attention to detail.

Critically important, but hidden, is the crossover for seamless 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 vented, 200mm Harbeth RADIAL2™ bass/mid; 25mm ferro-cooled tweeter

Frequency response 45Hz - 20kHz ±3dB free-space, grille on, smooth off-axis response

Impedance 6 ohms, easy to drive

Sensitivity 86dB/1W/1m

Amplifier suggestion Works with a wide range of amplifiers, suggested from 25W/channel

Power handling 150W programme

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

Dimensions 520 x 272 x 305mm (+12mm for grille and binding posts

Finish Cherry, Rosewood, Tamo Ash

Space needs Overall response optimised for use away from walls.

Stands Optimally to bring ears level with tweeters. (Tweeter: 440mm up from cabinet base)

Weight 13.2kg each, excl. packing


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