The measure of INTELLIGENCE is the ability to CHANGE, said Albert Einstein.
With the H95 Hegel believe they have done this statement justice. The H95 is indeed an intelligent purchase. It is not just an amplifier, but also a complete streaming solution with both AirPlay and UPnP streaming. It fully caters to the modern digital streaming generation. H95 has built-in Spotify Connect for instantaneous and incredibly responsive music playback.
But what is intelligent today is not necessarily intelligent tomorrow. Hegel want their products to last as long as possible. That means they need to be able to change with time. Therefore, the H95’s built-in software is upgradeable over the air, ensuring that improved functionalities and new features are delivered directly to your amplifier, with no hassle, and cost free.
While connectivity and upgradability are important, it is on the inside where the H95 really showcases its intelligence. Today most media going to your amp is digital. That is why Hegel have equipped the H95 with a Digital-to-analogue converter of the highest quality – making the change from digital to analogue in a very intelligent way. With technology crafted from the ground up and in-house by the Hegel team, the H95 takes full control of the digital data stream. And using design developed to equip their absolute reference products, they make sure digital music is delivered in its purest form. The result for you is blissfully natural sound, without any added artifacts, enabling you to just play louder.
Add to this their patented SoundEngine2 technology and you really get something spectacular. The technology reduces signal distortion to levels almost immeasurable and makes certain you totally immerse yourself in your music or your movies. Their SoundEngine2 technology also applies astonishing bass control and grip on your loudspeakers. H95’s grip, in technical terms 'damping factor', is up to 20 times higher than the industry average. This delivers a dynamic, agile, and powerful bass response, and is why 60 watts of output power is more than enough to drive challenging speakers with confidence.
The H95 is not only designed to change with time, but also with your needs. All inputs are configurable to be fixed level inputs, allowing you to easily integrate the H95 in a Home Theatre or existing Multi Room system. There is also a high-quality headphone output, a variable pre output for connecting a subwoofer or other equipment, and a sleek informative OLED display. This makes it a perfect central ‘engine’ to your system. There is no need to worry about future add-ons.
Changing up to Hegel’s cool design and signature sound quality, with a host of inputs and playback possibilities, will allow you to build an amazing multi-talented system. That is intelligence.
Power output 2 x 60W in 8 Ohms
Minimum load 2 ohms
Analogue Inputs 2 x unbalanced (RCA)
Digital Inputs 1 x coaxial S/PDIF, 3 x optical S/PDIF, 1 x USB, 1 x Network
Line level Output 1 x unbalanced variable (RCA)
Frequency response 5Hz-100kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio More than 100dB
Crosstalk Less than -100dB
Distortion Less than 0.01% @ 25W 8 Ohms 1kHz
Intermodulation Less than 0.01% (19kHz + 20kHz)
Damping factor More than 2000 (main power output stage)
Dimensions 10cm x 43cm x 35cm (HxWxD), 10.6kg shipment weight
Standing on the shoulders of GIANTS, the H120 carries forward the proud history of HEGEL amplifiers. The multi award winning designs that over the years have dazzled listeners with their combination of raw dynamics and delicate naturality. The H120 carries that legacy with it, but in a smaller and more affordable package.
"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants" - said Isaac Newton in 1675. Without comparing Hegel to Isaac, they claim the same for the H120. It is a relatively affordable integrated amplifier that would not have been possible, were it not for its brothers leading up to its design. The Hegel H120 is a small step up from their entry level amplifiers in terms of price, but it is a solid step up in features and performance. The significantly larger power supply creates a more dynamic sound and for combining with large loudspeakers presenting more challenging drive loads. The digital section is taken directly from its bigger siblings, and this is really the core of the H120. We see the typical user of the H120 as people who are into digital music streaming. For the money Hegel claim that the H120 does that better than anything else.
The digital-to-analogue conversion is of the highest quality in the H120, with technology crafted from the ground up by Hegel. They take full control of the digital data stream, using technology developed from our absolute reference products, ensuring digital music delivery in its purest form. The result for you is perfectly natural sound, without any artifacts that make you want to turn the volume down. The H120 has Apple Airplay, Spotify Connect, IP Control, Control4 and upnp streaming. More features are already in progress and will be offered at no cost, using the easy software update functionality. All inputs are configurable for volume bypass, so you can integrate in a home theatre. Whatever you want, you can do it with the H120.
The H120 uses the Hegel SoundEngine 2 amplifier platform allowing a damping factor higher than 2000 together with extremely low distortion levels. In many ways it works like a noise cancelling headphone. It compares the output of the amplifier with the input. It detects all the sound pollution (distortion), and plays this forward into the speaker output, but in reverse phase. Like 1 minus 1 equals 0. It cancels out all pollution in real time, leaving you with only the most natural sound. The SoundEngine technology has been developed over more than 30 years, from conception to where it is now. Millions of dollars were invested in initial development. It is what makes possible the sound performance for the money in the H120.
Hegel presents the H190, an amp with DLNA streaming capabilities that can play music from any streaming platform including AirPlay. With configurable inputs, a high end DAC, and a front facing headphone output you can enjoy ease of use with ultimate sound quality. In anodised black aluminium with an oled display, the H190 is beautiful enough to be the centrepiece in any system and powerful enough to drive almost any loudspeaker on the market.
With a dampening factor of over 4000, the H190 is powerful enough to drive almost any loudspeaker currently on the market, especially the big ones! Plug in your loudspeakers and start streaming music over AirPlay, or any other DLNA streamer, quickly and easily. The high end DAC ensures precision decoding, providing the best foundation of sound for your entire set up. The 2x150 watt SoundEngine2 error cancelling amplifier prevents distortion and preserves the details and dynamic range in the original music signal.
The H190 also features a sturdy 6.3mm Headphone output that is front facing, so you can easily plug and unplug as your listening style changes over the course of a day. With powerful technology inside of a modern casing, the H190 is the Hegel embodiment of Powerful Design.
The H390 is a REBEL by offering much of the performance of our Reference products, albeit at a lower price. A REBEL that in one integrated product offers the same as others do in two or three. A REBEL that provides world-class sound, jaw-dropping power and comes packed with convenient services.
Nicknaming the H390 "Robin Hood" is a bit bold, you may think. After all, it isn't pocket money and Hegel are not giving it away to the poor. But it is a rebellion against the established. It is a rebellion because it offers extraordinary resolution and musical quality, typically found only in the most esoteric products, but at a reasonable price.
It is a rebellion against the establishment of "forcing" consumers into a user interface defined by the amplifier/streamer manufacturer. The H390 is very much at the tip of the spear in Hegel's pursuit of making mainstream sources sound their very best. Meaning the H390 is not just for the Audiophile. It is a product for the entire family to enjoy.
At the heart of the H390 is Hegel's patented SoundEngine 2 amplifier section. The SoundEngine 2, in many ways, works like a noise cancelling headphone. A computer inside will sample what comes into the amplifier and compares it to what comes out. The computer subtracts the difference (distortion) and then add it into the music but in reverse phase. The result being that, without any time delay, the SoundEngine cancels out almost all errors made by the amplifier. Leaving you with the most musical and natural sound you ever have experienced.
Then there is digital. If not using a turntable, you are probably using digital connections. Hegel designs both the analogue and digital sections from, the ground up and in house. The digital section in the H390 is unique in that regardless of the signal type or input, the music signal remains unchanged and untampered with in the H390. Hegel call it a "bit perfect" DA-Converter. This is digital in its purest form. For those interested in deep tech, Hegel even design digital clocks that will follow the sampling frequency in the music and "down-clock" when receiving a low-resolution file. For the non-techie, the result is a far more natural and "analogue" sound as well as an unbelievable soundstage and realism.
The H390 connectivilty includes Apple Airplay and UPnP streaming. Hegel offer free updates with services like Spotify Connect, IP Control, Control4, and Roon. It supports most audio formats like DSD and MQA. All inputs are configurable for volume bypass, so you can integrate in a home theatre or with a Bluesound or Sonos. Almost whatever you want, you can do it with the H390.
The H390 is a complete product. Great care has been taken in every step of the design. From carefully selecting and matching components to using the best measurement equipment in the world, in combination with our own ears. Real people gave us input on how they would want to use a stereo system. You can connect virtually anything you like. Hegel call it Robin Hood because it takes strengths from our reference products and offers at a lower price.
A MASTER at musicality. The COMMANDER of any set of loudspeakers. H590 is the name of Hegel’s ultimate integrated amplifier. The H590 includes user friendly services such as Spotify Connect and Apple AirPlay®, while at the same time embracing ultra high performance formats like MQA and DSD. With SoundEngine 2 technology and the H590 Hegel’s finest amplifier implementation to date.
The H590 uses the patented SoundEngine2 technology combined with a very high power, low distortion amplifier design. The result is unmatched dynamic capabilities while still maintaining a smooth, natural sound with all the details of the music. You will experience a huge soundstage and only want to turn the volume up, up, up and up.
The H590 is a reference amplifier throughout. From the carefully designed balanced and unbalanced inputs, with hand matched transistor pairs, ensuring minimal distortion to the delicate signal from an analog source such as a phono stage. Via the preamplifier, with its dedicated high-quality power supplies and a unique volume attenuator, to the massive output stage where you will find 12 ultra-fast high power output transistors… per channel. The H590 is a beast.
Many people nowadays use digital music as their main source of listening, so great care has been put into the DA-Converter, where all signals will be kept in their original form throughout. If you play high resolution or CD-format, they will all be played in their native form for best sound quality. Via the USB input, the H590 will also support high end formats like DSD and will do second unfold of MQA.
The H590 is also a dream for people who are into streaming. First of all, there is Spotify Connect. Second, there is Upnp streaming and there is Hegel’s proprietary implementation of AirPlay. That means Apple Airplay user friendliness combined with the high performance Hegel sound. It does not stop there though, as the H590 is also software upgradable, and additional functionality will become available in the future.
If you live in a smart home, the H590 can be a natural part of that too. With services like Control4 built in, and 2-way IP control for other smart home control systems, using the H590 can be as easy as switching on the lights. In short, while many high performance audio systems are made “only” for the enthusiast himself, the H590 is designed to give joy to the entire family.
Power output: 2 x 301W in 8 ohms, Dual Mono
Minimum load: 2 ohms Analog Inputs: 2 x balanced (XLR), 3xunbalanced (RCA)
Digital Outputs: 1 x coaxial (BNC) S/PDIF
Digital Inputs: 1 x coaxial (BNC) S/PDIF, 1 x coaxial (RCA) S/PDIF, 3 x optical S/PDIF, 1 x USB, 1 x Network
Line level Output: 1 x unbalanced fixed(RCA), 1 x unbalanced variable(RCA)
Frequency response: 5Hz-100kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio: More than 100dB
Crosstalk: Less than -100dB
Distortion: Less than 0.005% @ 50W 8 Ohms 1kHz
Intermodulation: Less than 0.01% (19kHz + 20kHz)
Damping factor: More than 4000 @ (main power output stage)
Dimensions: 17,1cm x 43cm x 44,5cm (HxWxD)
Weight: 22kg unit weight.