harbeth 30.1


A refinement of the mid-sized BBC speaker (LS5/9), the multi award-winning M30.1 offers a smooth, controlled and well-rounded sound which excels on acoustic music.

Featuring the Harbeth RADIAL2‚ bass/mid unit from the reference M40.1, the new-generation M30.1 space-saving professional monitor disappears into the listening room. The M30.1’s outstanding midrange clarity and well-controlled bass brings music to life in a wide range of listening environments including front/centre/rear-channels in professional surround sound systems.

It is the first choice for many professional audio engineers including Britain’s National Film and Television school and the British Library’s National Sound Archive.




Transducer system
Freq. response
Impedance 6 ohms – easy electrical load
Sensitivity 85dB/1W/1m
Amp. suggestion Works with a wide range of amplifiers – ideally from 25W
Power handling 150W programme
Connector Two 4mm gold-plated binding posts
Dimensions (hxwxd) 460 x 277 x 275mm (+12mm for grille and binding posts)
Finish Cherry, tiger ebony, eucalyptus, maple, rosewood, gun grey, jet black.
Space needs Overall response optimised for use away from walls.
Stands As necessary to bring tweeter to ear height. (Tweeter: 320mm up from cabinet base)
Weight 11.6kg each without packing
Packing Single speaker per protective carton



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! Read More