One of the most completely satisfying speaker systems I’ve ever used.


A speaker for the most critical listener. Bring your music collection back to life in a wide range of domestic listening environments.

The M30.2 is designed for use in a larger space than the P3ESR, and is equally at home on its dedicated stands, studio space or other flat surfaces. The smallest Harbeth to be engineered around the exclusive 200mm Harbeth RADIAL2 ™ bass/mid unit, this speaker delivers even better integration, clean uncluttered and powerful low-end, together with smooth detailed highs. 

Harbeth’s development has redefined the virtues of a speaker which has won worldwide accolades to a new intensity, allowing rarefied audio transparency to be revealed and ultimately enjoyed.

The M30.2 XD loudspeaker takes the Harbeth tradition of stunning musical involvement to another performance level.

Pricing is for cherry finish - other finish options available for an additional upcharge.  

  • Transducer system: 200mm Harbeth RADIAL™ bass/midrange; 25mm ferr-cooled soft dome tweeter
  • Frequency response: 50Hz - 20kHz +/-3dB, free-space, grille on, smooth off-axis response
  • Impedance: 6 ohms, easy to drive
  • Sensitivity: 85dB/1W/1m
  • Amplifier suggestion: Works with a wide range of amplifiers - suggested from 25W
  • Power handling: 150W programme
  • Connectors: Two 4mm gold-plated binding posts
  • Dimensions: 460 x 277 x 275mm (+12mm for grille and binding posts)
  • Finish: Cherry, Walnut, Tamo Ash
  • Space needs: Overall response optimised for use away from walls.
  • Stands: Optimally to bring ears level with tweeters. (Tweeter: 320mm up from cabinet base)
  • Weight: 11.6kg each without packing
  • Packing: Single speaker per protective carton

Hardly inexpensive at $6000 a pair, the Monitor 30.1 is so beautifully voiced, balanced, and natural sounding as to make it one of the most completely satisfying speaker systems I’ve ever used. To give you some idea of just how much I like it, most of the time when I review or otherwise evaluate speakers I can’t wait to get them out of the house and return to my Quad 2805s or 57s. The occasion of this review is the first time in I can’t remember when that I’m perfectly happy to keep listening to the speakers under evaluation. I don’t know how much longer the 30.1s will be allowed to remain here now that I’ve finished, but I fully intend to keep them up and running until the deliveryman knocks at the door. And he can bloody well wait while I box them up!

Good synergies with Harbeth's Monitor 30.2 XD

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