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C7ES-3 XD Speaker

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Harbeth C7ES-3 XD Speaker

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The C7ES-3 XD

Allow the musical experience to come to life in the comfort of your home with the multi-award winning C7ES-3 XD loudspeaker. Acclaimed for its accurate three dimensional sound, this speaker will impress even the most religious demands of an audiophile. 

The Compact 7ES-3 has a slightly larger ported enclosure than it's pricier sibling, the M30.2 monitor. It uses a 200mm (7.87 inch) RADIAL2 driver along with a ferrofluid cooled 25mm dome high frequency driver. It has a frequency response of 45Hz to 20kHz +/-3dB, easy to drive 6 ohm impedance, and has a sensitivity of 86dB at 1 watt. Unlike many of it's competitors, they are a traditional BBC-credentialed thin-wall veneered-wood construction (12mm). The design purpose is for controlling resonances, rather than attempting to eliminate them altogether. This is one of the many characteristics of this speaker which give it it's unique sound.

The other secrets for inducing accuracy and lifelike sound are the proprietary RADIAL2 midbass/midrange driver and meticulous attention to detail during the design stage. Critically important, but hidden, is the crossover, which carefully integrates the drive units across a wider horizontal and vertical arc. Incremental changes to this fundamental component have allowed this legendary loudspeaker to present the most challenging instruments with increased presence and transparency. No other loudspeaker in this price range reproduces music as realistically or communicates the emotional power of the artists so eloquently.

"In the end, 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." - Part Time Audiophile

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Specifications

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 program

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

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

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 (29.1 pounds) each, excl. packing

Packing: Single speaker per protective carton