My Leben & Harbeth music lover’s system now resides in my master bedroom, which I have been wanting to do for a while now, in order to add a little musical spice to early mornings & late evenings.
I consider the Leben CS600 and Harbeth Super HL5 loudspeakers to be one of my favorites for a ‘real world’ system and room.
Most people in the world have to deal with space constraints of one form or another, and this system reflects one of my favorite approaches to get a really nicely balanced musical performance in a small space.
I’ve had my Leben CS-600 vacuum tube integrated amplifier and Harbeth Super HL5 loudspeakers for ten years now, which is something of a record for me, and they’ve stood the test of time well. I still like them every bit as much as when I first wrote about them for Six Moons way back in 2007.
I’ve written more about these comfortable audio treasures that you can read here:
- Winning Combinations – May 2010
- A Simple Guide to Creating a Musically Satisfying Hi-Fi System – June 2010
At the moment this system consists of the Harbeth Super HL5 loudspeakers sitting upon Skylan 18-inch stands, Duelund DCA16GA speaker cables, the Leben CS-600 integrated amplifier with a Sablon Audio Gran Corona power cord sitting on an Acoustic Revive RST-38 Quartz Under-Board, Belden 8402 microphone cable interconnects, Locus Design Group Polestar USB cable, an Mhdt Labs Paradisea+ USB DAC with a Sablon Audio Petit Corona power cord sitting on an Acoustic Revive TB-38 Quartz Under-Board, and my Apple iMac providing the digits.
The system looks a little spare having just moved to its new home, but I have plans for it!