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Kan vs. HL-P3

 
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Innercity126
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:46 pm    Post subject: Kan vs. HL-P3 Reply with quote

Hello,

Has anyone had a chance to do a direct comparison of the Linn Kan and Harbeth HL-P3? I know the Harbeth's well, having owned several pairs, but I have never heard the Kan's. Just wondering if the two have more in common than not.

The HL-P3's, while scarce, seem to be going for an exorbitant amount of money these days, while the Kan's are more reasonably priced.

I'm not looking for a speaker that sounds like the HL-P3, just looking for a good quality small stander to enjoy from time to time, and that won't break the bank. Will the Kan fit the bill?

Thanks for your comments.

William
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Kan vs. HL-P3 Reply with quote

I have always found the Kans rather crude and brash.
On a 1st hearing they might impress some...
MK1s were possibly more 'musical' than the ones which followed, MKVs to my ears were dreadful.

Stick with a modern loudspeaker, Harbeth is a wise choice!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wise words from proffski.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

audiolabtower wrote:
Wise words from proffski.


Thank you! Harbeth a much underestimated and sadly unknown loudspeaker. Very few of my Hi-Fi buddies have heard of Harbeth, sad... Crying or Very sad
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