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Re: Hegel Audio (+ News & Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:01 am

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Musicraft is pleased to announce that on February 8th 2016 we received Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015 Award which we proudly accepted on behalf of our clients. We and Hegel Music Systems thank our clients for helping establish and achieving great success with Hegel Music Systems in the UK.

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Musicraft is Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015

Please contact or visit Musicraft Derby (the UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer) to discover why more and more Hi-Fi and home cinema enthusiasts digital and analogue audio systems are benefiting from Hegel Music Systems patented SoundEngine technology.

Enjoy the Music.com Blue Note Equipment Awards 2016 - Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

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http://enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equip ... 30_DAC.htm

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Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp in Silver finish

http://enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equip ... Review.htm
Enjoy The Music reviews Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

"A truly exceptional DAC!"

"Bass is wonderfully articulate, even down into the lowest reaches. When the source is up to it, like with "She's Already Made Up Her Mind," from Lyle Lovett's superb Joshua Judges Ruth (Curb), or the 2nd movement of Saint-Saëns 3rd Symphony (Reference Recordings), assuming your other electronics and speakers are up to the challenge of subsonic reproduction, the room pressurizes, with both a clear sense of speed and pitch solidity that is so accurate that you will be startled.I'm simply not used to hearing bass rendered this faithfully, effusively, or completely from a DAC, let alone one in this price range. It plays this portion of the audio spectrum accurately enough that it has the ability to trigger the "Fight or Flight" reptilian response. Because my analog system can create this sensation readily, I know it when I "feel" it. And feel it you do with the HD30!"

"It delivers an exciting and engaging sense of midrange bloom and body that is more shockingly reminiscent of really great analog than I had expected. This was very welcomed, as it created an incredibly realistic sense of physical size, location, and "space" as good as, or slightly better, than most any DAC I can recall hearing for nearly twice its asking price"

"This new Hegel further treated me to the most remarkable degree of extension, detail, and resolve in the uppermost octaves. Yet as rife with detail and sparkle as it is, this topmost frequency range is portrayed in an undisputedly relaxed fashion that is extremely captivating, again surprisingly reminiscent of a good analog playback system."

"But resolve is something at which the HD30 excels, and seemingly so effortlessly; in fact, at levels well above what I would expect in its price class. Honestly, based on its sonic performance alone, I would have put its price at $8000, or even $10,000! It is such an astonishing sonic over-achiever that I don't see this DAC leaving my system any time soon."

"The new HD30 flagship DAC from Hegel of Norway is one exceptional device. After living with it in place for some extended time, I find myself in full concurrence with Hegel founder Bent Holter's statements as to the significance of this product release in the Hegel constellation of devices. Its combination of exquisitely rendered tone (from subterranean depths to stratospheric reaches), complex and exacting texture, dynamic expressiveness (micro and especially macro!), relaxed, natural yet detailed, vivid, and comprehensive presentation, class-exceeding resolution, and spacious, focused staging and imaging, make it an over-achieving super star. All I can say is that you should not buy a DAC, not even at twice the Hegel HD30's asking price, without auditioning it first! It's your money, and you've been warned!"

"If you are a die-hard analog hound like me, or have just eschewed using a digital playback system for whatever reason (as I did until about three years ago), this may be the perfect time, and most affordable device, to get you into remarkably satisfying, enjoyable digital playback. The Hegel HD30 has changed how I look at (and listen to) DACs under $8000. I can't imagine you could find anything to quibble with at its price... You will be one satisfied music lover."

Btw, ROST (amp/DAC/streamer) the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is coming soon to Musicraft

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Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp. Presented by Musicraft. The UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer

HEGEL IN A NUTSHELL - Each thing can be found in other amps, but NEVER all three together. This is thanks to our patented SoundEngine technology -

1. Damping factor - is basically a description for bass control. The higher the damping factor, the better the bass control. Modern amplifiers typically have lower bass control than they used to have 20 years ago. The reason is that the tools you use to increase damping factor will also increase distortion (next - 2). Not so in a Hegel amplifier. Industry average: 60-80, A really good amp: 100-150, 20 years ago: +/-150, Hegel: 1000-4000 Meaning: Hegel can boogie

2. Distortion - is a description of the level of extra sound that is generated in the amplifier. Meaning sound that is not part of the recording. Distortion usually makes an amplifier sound either muffled or harsh. It will mask the finer details. Modern amps usually have fairly low distortion, and obtain this by sacrificing bass-control (previous - 1). Hegel have among the lowest distortion on the market, and it has it in combination with extremely high bass control. Meaning - it will sound incredibly dynamic, detailed AND smooth.

3. Power consumption - The third benefit of the Sound Engine technology is low power consumption in idle. We are actually using up to 60% less power. Preventing the amplifier of running too hot, and it is good for the environment. The technical term is low bias.


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A Meme for Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre amp

https://www.eisa.eu/awards/hi-fi/15/eur ... html#award
EISA Awards - Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp is European High-End DAC of the year 2016-2017

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"Built around a very select choice of upsampling and DAC chips, and with some digital wizardry of its own, Hegel’s HD30 is both a DAC/digital preamp and high-end audio streaming solution. This digital control centre offers eight digital inputs, including USB and an Ethernet port that allows the HD30 to function as a DLNA digital media renderer, allowing access to music over a home network, and supporting AirPlay. Moreover it can also drive a power amp directly via its balanced and unbalanced analogue outputs. Full compatibility with high resolution file types, including DSD128, is offered and all are delivered with remarkable impact, sweetness and detail. It’s our first choice for enjoying the highest quality sound without the clutter."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC4GUKIPLEM
YouTube Video - EISA Awards - Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp is European High-End DAC of the year 2016-2017

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/content/680-hegel-music-systems-hd30-dac-review/
Computer Audiophile reviews Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

"The Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC is highly recommended for those who'd like to remove the barriers between good and great sound"

http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index.php/reference-components/928-recommended-reference-component-hegel-music-systems-hd30-digital-to-analog-converter
SoundStage Hi-Fi Recommended Reference Component: Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index.php/927
SoundStage Hi-Fi Products of the Year 2015 - DIGITAL SOURCE is Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index.php/equipment-reviews/923-hegel-music-systems-hd30-digital-to-analog-converter
SoundStage Hi-Fi reviews Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

"The HD30’s big selling point is its sound -- and what a sound it is: Its world-class resolution, extreme clarity, and superb refinement let you listen very deeply into recordings, to hear precisely what the musicians and engineers laid down there" "To my ears, the HD30 is one of the best-sounding DACs you can buy today"

http://www.hegel.com/images/reviews/HD30hifinewsuk.pdf
Hi-Fi News reviews Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

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High Fidelity (Poland) Best Product of 2015 is Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

http://www.stereolifemagazine.com/reviews/item/1144-hegel-hd30
Stereolife reviews Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPo-zkWpSto
RAVE Publications at CEDIA 2015 YouTube video showing Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

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Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp in Black finish

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Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp in Silver finish

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Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp in Silver finish

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Rear panel of Hegel HD30 DAC/Sreamer/Pre Amp in Silver finish

The HD30 is the ultimate digital control center. It does everything you can dream of, and does so with world-class quality. There is an abundance of inputs, ranging from balanced AES/EBU and BNC connectors, to Network and USB connections - with the latter also accepting DSD signals. The built-in volume attenuator allows you to connect directly to a power amplifier or a pair of active loudspeakers. Highly advanced power supplies and careful lay-out brings the noise floor down towards a mind blowing -150dB. In short... Do you even dare to try it?

When designing a digital-to-analog converter of world class, you are essentially making a masterpiece. One for others to try and copy. It is not enough to select the best components on the market and lay them out cleverly. When creating a masterpiece, you must question if you can make it better than the best. The HD30 was just such a masterpiece project. To reach goals that, up until now, was seen as unobtainable, we needed to tweak the world’s best measuring equipment available. Just to be able to fine-tune our clock crystals and power supplies. We designed master clocks from the ground up and went to great lengths to design ultra low noise power supplies and shielding from outside interference. The results are stunning. The musicality of the HD30 is at a level never before heard. You can experience instruments and virtually feel the room they play in. You feel the smile widening in your face and the hair rising on your arms when the HD30 begins to play. The finger touching the string, a millisecond before the guitar starts to sound. The singer drawing that breath of anticipation right before he starts playing in front of a live crowd.

Whether you choose to use Apple AirPlay, a CD-player, a computer or any other device. The HD30 will bring all the music and enthusiasm that exists in the recording.

HD30 Technical Details

• DAC resolution: Dual mono 32 bit/192 kHz multilevel sigma-delta DAC
• Line output: 2.6 VRMS
• Digital inputs: 1 coaxial, 3 optical, 1 USB, 1 ethernet, 1 BNC, 1 AES/EBU
• Analogue outputs: 1 fixed line level (RCA), 1 fixed line level (Balanced XLR)
• Distortion: Typical 0.0005%
• Frequency response: 0 Hz - 50 kHz
• Noise floor: Typically -150 dB
• Power supply: Separate torodial transformers for analog/digital 54,000 uF capacitors
• Output impedance: 22 ohms unbalanced and 44 ohms balanced
• Control input: 1 IR-direct mini-jack
• Dimensions/weight: 8cm (10cm w/feet) x 43cm x 31cm (HxWxD), 6,5 Kg
• Dimensions/weight US: 3.14" (3.93" w/feet) x 16.93" x 12.20" (HxBxD), weight 14.3lbs

HD30 RRP £3200

Hegel SoundEngine Technology

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http://www.hegel.com/technology/soundengine

https://www.facebook.com/hegelmusic/videos/1557873347773276/?video_source=pages_finch_thumbnail_video
Hegel SoundEngine Technology video with Founder and technical director of Hegel, Bent Holter


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Re: Hegel Audio (+ News & Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:43 am

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Musicraft is pleased to announce that on February 8th 2016 we received Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015 Award which we proudly accepted on behalf of our clients. We and Hegel Music Systems thank our clients for helping establish and achieving great success with Hegel Music Systems in the UK.

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Musicraft is Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015

Please contact or visit Musicraft Derby (the UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer) to discover why more and more Hi-Fi and home cinema enthusiasts digital and analogue audio systems are benefiting from Hegel Music Systems patented SoundEngine technology.

Hegel Music Systems at Cedia 2016 (September 13-17, Dallas, USA) showing and playing their H360 amp/DAC/streamer.

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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

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Hegel Music Systems H360. Presented by Musicraft. The UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer.

HEGEL IN A NUTSHELL - Each thing can be found in other amps, but NEVER all three together. This is thanks to our patented SoundEngine technology -

1. Damping factor - is basically a description for bass control. The higher the damping factor, the better the bass control. Modern amplifiers typically have lower bass control than they used to have 20 years ago. The reason is that the tools you use to increase damping factor will also increase distortion (next - 2). Not so in a Hegel amplifier. Industry average: 60-80, A really good amp: 100-150, 20 years ago: +/-150, Hegel: 1000-4000 Meaning: Hegel can boogie

2. Distortion - is a description of the level of extra sound that is generated in the amplifier. Meaning sound that is not part of the recording. Distortion usually makes an amplifier sound either muffled or harsh. It will mask the finer details. Modern amps usually have fairly low distortion, and obtain this by sacrificing bass-control (previous - 1). Hegel have among the lowest distortion on the market, and it has it in combination with extremely high bass control. Meaning - it will sound incredibly dynamic, detailed AND smooth.

3. Power consumption - The third benefit of the Sound Engine technology is low power consumption in idle. We are actually using up to 60% less power. Preventing the amplifier of running too hot, and it is good for the environment. The technical term is low bias.


http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/the-30-greatest-bargains-in-high-end-audio/
The Absolute Sound - Hegel's new H360 amp/DAC is one of the thirty greatest bargains in high end audio

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/article ... amplifier/
The Absolute Sound reviews Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

"The Hegel H360 is simply a marvelous piece of audio kit. Its neutral tonal balance, articulate and lovely rendering of details, commanding power reserves, spacious soundstaging, and natural imaging are laudable. At $5700, as solely a linestage integrated amp of its quality and power output, it is a bargain; the included nice-sounding and versatile DAC makes it a real winner. I absolutely loved listening to the H360. I never tired of its low noise, dynamic liveliness, and winning musicality. A very easy recommendation."

http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index.php/equipment-reviews/934-hegel-music-systems-h360-dac-integrated-amplifier
SoundStage Hi-Fi reviews Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

"While some audiophiles may view integrated amplifiers as merely a compromise for those who lack the money or space for separates, this idea is becoming outdated, and there’s no better example of how much things have changed than Hegel’s new H360. It’s packed with features, extremely well built, and has a nice, unassuming design. Most important, its superclean sound and transparency will appeal to those many music lovers who crave detail and resolution. If you’ve got the money, you can’t go wrong with the Hegel Music Systems H360."

http://www.soundstageglobal.com/index.php/blogging-on-audio/133-doug-schneider/592-hans-begged-me-to-listen-to-the-hegel-h360
SoundStage Hi-Fi/Global - previews Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index.php/opinion/871-the-best-of-high-end-2015-electronic-components
SoundStage Hi-Fi/Network - Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer is amongst the five best electronic components of High End 2015

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/the-30-greatest-bargains-in-high-end-audio/
The Absolute Sound - Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer is one of the thirty greatest bargains in high end audio

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Stereolife reviews Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

"If you need an amplifier "for life" - if you are tired of being half way there, if you need power to drive your speakers without resorting to monoblocks the size of a subwoofer, or you just want to have a 100 percent high end system in one box. The H360 is a must to listen to."

http://www.hegel.com/images/reviews/H360hifichoiceuk.pdf
Hi-Fi Choice (UK) reviews Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

"Yet, in summary I want to change my sporting analogy. In Hegel combining its extensive know-how around lowering distortion, eradicating noise and preserving phase and transient timing, the H360 is achieving something that is much greater than the sum of the beneficial parts. It’s the effect of watching a truly talented footballer like Messi or Cantona on the ball – time slows down and skill just expresses itself beautifully. Music I know extremely well is refreshed and the artist’s intent becomes clearer. It’s not a matter of extra detail revealed, it’s just effortless, unhampered communication. The sheer cleanliness of the H360’s delivery means I’m better able to understand and enjoy my music"
“The integrated amplifier is coming of age again, and in the H360 Hegel has created a new reference product in its range that looks to be creating a whole new benchmark performance for others to try their best to match” Chris Ward Hi-Fi Choice (UK) - September 2015


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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer with ATC's curved SCM40 passive monitors and two JL audio E-110 subwoofers at Musicraft

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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer with ATC's curved SCM40 passive monitors and two JL audio E-110 subwoofers at Musicraft

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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

Hegel H360 is a giant among integrated amplifiers. With 250 watts per channel into 8 ohms and a damping factor of more than 4000, it will control virtually any loudspeaker on the market. Thanks to the patented SoundEngine technology, this beast of an amplifier combines power, dynamics, finesse and musicality like no other integrated amp on the market. The connectivity is more of a bonus... There are balanced and unbalanced analog inputs. There is a Home Theatre bypass. There are optical and coaxial digital inputs, as well as a USB input for any signal up to DSD128... And, yes - it is also a streamer. Need we say more?

The core of everything Hegel is sound quality, and the H360 is no exception. The obvious benefit of the H360 is easy to see - power. It can deliver 2 x 250 watts per channel into 8 Ohms, and is stable even in lower impedances. Furthermore, the damping factor of more than 4000 makes certain it can take control over even the most demanding loudspeakers. The H360 will always play with great authority and ease.

Rarely is such power combined with finesse. However, specially designed power supplies driving precision volume attenuators contributes to an extremely low noise floor. Hand matching near perfect transistor pairs in the input stage reduces harmonic distortion. Our patented SoundEngine technology reduces over all distortion, and especially cross-over distortion. Our designers understand how transistors work, down to the atomic level, and have used all this knowledge in designing the H360.

The H360 incorporates a high quality DAC, using Hegel’s proprietary re-clocking. The benefit of this is that we can make everyday sources sound really good. Sources like a phone or a computer. This is why we have also included functionality like Apple AirPlay and DLNA streaming. There is also a reference class USB input, supporting all formats including native DSD64 and DSD128.

Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer Technical Details -

- Power output spk: 250 w/pc into 8 Ohms, 420 w/pc into 4 Ohms
- Analog inputs: 1 balanced (XLR), 1 unbalanced (RCA), 1 home theatre
- Analog outputs: 1 fixed line level (RCA), 1 variable line level (RCA)
- Digital inputs: 1 coaxial, 3 optical, 1 USB, 1 ethernet (RJ45)
- Digital outputs: 1 coaxial (from digital inputs only)
- Control input: 3,5 mm IR-Jack (rear)
- Frequency response: 5Hz-180kHz
- Signal-to-noise ratio: More than 100dB
- Crosstalk: Less than -100dB
- Damping factor: More than 4000 (main power output stage)
- Dimensions: 12cm (15cm w/feet) x 43cm x 43cm (HxWxD)
- Weight: 20,5kg (net), 24kg (shipping)
- Dimensions US: 4.72” (5.9” w/feet) x 16.93” x 16.93” (HxBxD)
- Weight US: 45,2lbs (net), 53lbs (shipping)

Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer RRP £3400


Hegel Music Systems SoundEngine Technology

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http://www.hegel.com/technology/soundengine

https://www.facebook.com/hegelmusic/videos/1557873347773276/?video_source=pages_finch_thumbnail_video
Hegel SoundEngine Technology video with Founder and technical director of Hegel, Bent Holter


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Re: Hegel Audio (+ News & Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:38 am

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Musicraft is pleased to announce that on February 8th 2016 we received Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015 Award which we proudly accepted on behalf of our clients. We and Hegel Music Systems thank our clients for helping establish and achieving great success with Hegel Music Systems in the UK.

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Musicraft is Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015

Please contact or visit Musicraft Derby (the UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer) to discover why more and more Hi-Fi and home cinema enthusiasts digital and analogue audio systems are benefiting from Hegel Music Systems patented SoundEngine technology.

Hegel Music Systems introducing their new ROST amp/DAC/streamer to dealers staff in Norway

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ROST (amp/DAC/streamer). The new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is coming soon to Musicraft

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ROST. The new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems. Presented by Musicraft. The UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer.

HEGEL IN A NUTSHELL - Each thing can be found in other amps, but NEVER all three together. This is thanks to our patented SoundEngine technology -

1. Damping factor - is basically a description for bass control. The higher the damping factor, the better the bass control. Modern amplifiers typically have lower bass control than they used to have 20 years ago. The reason is that the tools you use to increase damping factor will also increase distortion (next - 2). Not so in a Hegel amplifier. Industry average: 60-80, A really good amp: 100-150, 20 years ago: +/-150, Hegel: 1000-4000 Meaning: Hegel can boogie

2. Distortion - is a description of the level of extra sound that is generated in the amplifier. Meaning sound that is not part of the recording. Distortion usually makes an amplifier sound either muffled or harsh. It will mask the finer details. Modern amps usually have fairly low distortion, and obtain this by sacrificing bass-control (previous - 1). Hegel have among the lowest distortion on the market, and it has it in combination with extremely high bass control. Meaning - it will sound incredibly dynamic, detailed AND smooth.

3. Power consumption - The third benefit of the Sound Engine technology is low power consumption in idle. We are actually using up to 60% less power. Preventing the amplifier of running too hot, and it is good for the environment. The technical term is low bias.


Out of interest the roll up banners in the pictures show Hegel Music Systems multi award winning HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp and H360 amp/DAC/Streamer

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Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp in Silver finish

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A Meme for Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre amp

https://www.eisa.eu/awards/hi-fi/15/eur ... html#award
EISA Awards - Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp is European High-End DAC of the year 2016-2017

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"Built around a very select choice of upsampling and DAC chips, and with some digital wizardry of its own, Hegel’s HD30 is both a DAC/digital preamp and high-end audio streaming solution. This digital control centre offers eight digital inputs, including USB and an Ethernet port that allows the HD30 to function as a DLNA digital media renderer, allowing access to music over a home network, and supporting AirPlay. Moreover it can also drive a power amp directly via its balanced and unbalanced analogue outputs. Full compatibility with high resolution file types, including DSD128, is offered and all are delivered with remarkable impact, sweetness and detail. It’s our first choice for enjoying the highest quality sound without the clutter."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC4GUKIPLEM
YouTube Video - EISA Awards - Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp is European High-End DAC of the year 2016-2017

Enjoy the Music.com Blue Note Equipment Awards 2016 - Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

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http://enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equip ... 30_DAC.htm

http://enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equip ... Review.htm
Enjoy The Music reviews Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

"A truly exceptional DAC!"

"Bass is wonderfully articulate, even down into the lowest reaches. When the source is up to it, like with "She's Already Made Up Her Mind," from Lyle Lovett's superb Joshua Judges Ruth (Curb), or the 2nd movement of Saint-Saëns 3rd Symphony (Reference Recordings), assuming your other electronics and speakers are up to the challenge of subsonic reproduction, the room pressurizes, with both a clear sense of speed and pitch solidity that is so accurate that you will be startled.I'm simply not used to hearing bass rendered this faithfully, effusively, or completely from a DAC, let alone one in this price range. It plays this portion of the audio spectrum accurately enough that it has the ability to trigger the "Fight or Flight" reptilian response. Because my analog system can create this sensation readily, I know it when I "feel" it. And feel it you do with the HD30!"

"It delivers an exciting and engaging sense of midrange bloom and body that is more shockingly reminiscent of really great analog than I had expected. This was very welcomed, as it created an incredibly realistic sense of physical size, location, and "space" as good as, or slightly better, than most any DAC I can recall hearing for nearly twice its asking price"

"This new Hegel further treated me to the most remarkable degree of extension, detail, and resolve in the uppermost octaves. Yet as rife with detail and sparkle as it is, this topmost frequency range is portrayed in an undisputedly relaxed fashion that is extremely captivating, again surprisingly reminiscent of a good analog playback system."

"But resolve is something at which the HD30 excels, and seemingly so effortlessly; in fact, at levels well above what I would expect in its price class. Honestly, based on its sonic performance alone, I would have put its price at $8000, or even $10,000! It is such an astonishing sonic over-achiever that I don't see this DAC leaving my system any time soon."

"The new HD30 flagship DAC from Hegel of Norway is one exceptional device. After living with it in place for some extended time, I find myself in full concurrence with Hegel founder Bent Holter's statements as to the significance of this product release in the Hegel constellation of devices. Its combination of exquisitely rendered tone (from subterranean depths to stratospheric reaches), complex and exacting texture, dynamic expressiveness (micro and especially macro!), relaxed, natural yet detailed, vivid, and comprehensive presentation, class-exceeding resolution, and spacious, focused staging and imaging, make it an over-achieving super star. All I can say is that you should not buy a DAC, not even at twice the Hegel HD30's asking price, without auditioning it first! It's your money, and you've been warned!"

"If you are a die-hard analog hound like me, or have just eschewed using a digital playback system for whatever reason (as I did until about three years ago), this may be the perfect time, and most affordable device, to get you into remarkably satisfying, enjoyable digital playback. The Hegel HD30 has changed how I look at (and listen to) DACs under $8000. I can't imagine you could find anything to quibble with at its price... You will be one satisfied music lover."

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/content/680-hegel-music-systems-hd30-dac-review/
Computer Audiophile reviews Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

"The Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC is highly recommended for those who'd like to remove the barriers between good and great sound"

http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index.php/reference-components/928-recommended-reference-component-hegel-music-systems-hd30-digital-to-analog-converter
SoundStage Hi-Fi Recommended Reference Component: Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index.php/927
SoundStage Hi-Fi Products of the Year 2015 - DIGITAL SOURCE is Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index.php/equipment-reviews/923-hegel-music-systems-hd30-digital-to-analog-converter
SoundStage Hi-Fi reviews Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

"The HD30’s big selling point is its sound -- and what a sound it is: Its world-class resolution, extreme clarity, and superb refinement let you listen very deeply into recordings, to hear precisely what the musicians and engineers laid down there" "To my ears, the HD30 is one of the best-sounding DACs you can buy today"

http://www.hegel.com/images/reviews/HD30hifinewsuk.pdf
Hi-Fi News reviews Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

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High Fidelity (Poland) Best Product of 2015 is Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

http://www.stereolifemagazine.com/reviews/item/1144-hegel-hd30
Stereolife reviews Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

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RAVE Publications at CEDIA 2015 YouTube video showing Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

Hegel Music Systems HD30 RRP £3200

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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/Streamer

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/the-30-greatest-bargains-in-high-end-audio/
The Absolute Sound - Hegel's new H360 amp/DAC is one of the thirty greatest bargains in high end audio

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/article ... amplifier/
The Absolute Sound reviews Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

"The Hegel H360 is simply a marvelous piece of audio kit. Its neutral tonal balance, articulate and lovely rendering of details, commanding power reserves, spacious soundstaging, and natural imaging are laudable. At $5700, as solely a linestage integrated amp of its quality and power output, it is a bargain; the included nice-sounding and versatile DAC makes it a real winner. I absolutely loved listening to the H360. I never tired of its low noise, dynamic liveliness, and winning musicality. A very easy recommendation."

http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index.php/equipment-reviews/934-hegel-music-systems-h360-dac-integrated-amplifier
SoundStage Hi-Fi reviews Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

"While some audiophiles may view integrated amplifiers as merely a compromise for those who lack the money or space for separates, this idea is becoming outdated, and there’s no better example of how much things have changed than Hegel’s new H360. It’s packed with features, extremely well built, and has a nice, unassuming design. Most important, its superclean sound and transparency will appeal to those many music lovers who crave detail and resolution. If you’ve got the money, you can’t go wrong with the Hegel Music Systems H360."

http://www.soundstageglobal.com/index.php/blogging-on-audio/133-doug-schneider/592-hans-begged-me-to-listen-to-the-hegel-h360
SoundStage Hi-Fi/Global - previews Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index.php/opinion/871-the-best-of-high-end-2015-electronic-components
SoundStage Hi-Fi/Network - Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer is amongst the five best electronic components of High End 2015

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/the-30-greatest-bargains-in-high-end-audio/
The Absolute Sound - Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer is one of the thirty greatest bargains in high end audio

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Stereolife reviews Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

"If you need an amplifier "for life" - if you are tired of being half way there, if you need power to drive your speakers without resorting to monoblocks the size of a subwoofer, or you just want to have a 100 percent high end system in one box. The H360 is a must to listen to."

http://www.hegel.com/images/reviews/H360hifichoiceuk.pdf
Hi-Fi Choice (UK) reviews Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

"Yet, in summary I want to change my sporting analogy. In Hegel combining its extensive know-how around lowering distortion, eradicating noise and preserving phase and transient timing, the H360 is achieving something that is much greater than the sum of the beneficial parts. It’s the effect of watching a truly talented footballer like Messi or Cantona on the ball – time slows down and skill just expresses itself beautifully. Music I know extremely well is refreshed and the artist’s intent becomes clearer. It’s not a matter of extra detail revealed, it’s just effortless, unhampered communication. The sheer cleanliness of the H360’s delivery means I’m better able to understand and enjoy my music"
“The integrated amplifier is coming of age again, and in the H360 Hegel has created a new reference product in its range that looks to be creating a whole new benchmark performance for others to try their best to match” Chris Ward Hi-Fi Choice (UK) - September 2015


Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer RRP £3400


Hegel Music Systems SoundEngine Technology

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Re: Hegel Audio (+ News & Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Sat Oct 01, 2016 2:29 am

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Musicraft is pleased to announce that on February 8th 2016 we received Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015 Award which we proudly accepted on behalf of our clients. We and Hegel Music Systems thank our clients for helping establish and achieving great success with Hegel Music Systems in the UK.

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Musicraft is Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015

Please contact or visit Musicraft Derby (the UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer) to discover why more and more Hi-Fi and home cinema enthusiasts digital and analogue audio systems are benefiting from Hegel Music Systems patented SoundEngine technology.

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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

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Hegel Music Systems H360. Presented by Musicraft. The UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer.

HEGEL IN A NUTSHELL - Each thing can be found in other amps, but NEVER all three together. This is thanks to our patented SoundEngine technology -

1. Damping factor - is basically a description for bass control. The higher the damping factor, the better the bass control. Modern amplifiers typically have lower bass control than they used to have 20 years ago. The reason is that the tools you use to increase damping factor will also increase distortion (next - 2). Not so in a Hegel amplifier. Industry average: 60-80, A really good amp: 100-150, 20 years ago: +/-150, Hegel: 1000-4000 Meaning: Hegel can boogie

2. Distortion - is a description of the level of extra sound that is generated in the amplifier. Meaning sound that is not part of the recording. Distortion usually makes an amplifier sound either muffled or harsh. It will mask the finer details. Modern amps usually have fairly low distortion, and obtain this by sacrificing bass-control (previous - 1). Hegel have among the lowest distortion on the market, and it has it in combination with extremely high bass control. Meaning - it will sound incredibly dynamic, detailed AND smooth.

3. Power consumption - The third benefit of the Sound Engine technology is low power consumption in idle. We are actually using up to 60% less power. Preventing the amplifier of running too hot, and it is good for the environment. The technical term is low bias.


http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/the-30-greatest-bargains-in-high-end-audio/
The Absolute Sound - Hegel's new H360 amp/DAC is one of the thirty greatest bargains in high end audio

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/article ... amplifier/
The Absolute Sound reviews Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

"The Hegel H360 is simply a marvelous piece of audio kit. Its neutral tonal balance, articulate and lovely rendering of details, commanding power reserves, spacious soundstaging, and natural imaging are laudable. At $5700, as solely a linestage integrated amp of its quality and power output, it is a bargain; the included nice-sounding and versatile DAC makes it a real winner. I absolutely loved listening to the H360. I never tired of its low noise, dynamic liveliness, and winning musicality. A very easy recommendation."

http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index.php/equipment-reviews/934-hegel-music-systems-h360-dac-integrated-amplifier
SoundStage Hi-Fi reviews Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

"While some audiophiles may view integrated amplifiers as merely a compromise for those who lack the money or space for separates, this idea is becoming outdated, and there’s no better example of how much things have changed than Hegel’s new H360. It’s packed with features, extremely well built, and has a nice, unassuming design. Most important, its superclean sound and transparency will appeal to those many music lovers who crave detail and resolution. If you’ve got the money, you can’t go wrong with the Hegel Music Systems H360."

http://www.soundstageglobal.com/index.php/blogging-on-audio/133-doug-schneider/592-hans-begged-me-to-listen-to-the-hegel-h360
SoundStage Hi-Fi/Global - previews Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index.php/opinion/871-the-best-of-high-end-2015-electronic-components
SoundStage Hi-Fi/Network - Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer is amongst the five best electronic components of High End 2015

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/the-30-greatest-bargains-in-high-end-audio/
The Absolute Sound - Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer is one of the thirty greatest bargains in high end audio

https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?sl=pl&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.stereolife.pl%2F2264&edit-text=
Stereolife reviews Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

"If you need an amplifier "for life" - if you are tired of being half way there, if you need power to drive your speakers without resorting to monoblocks the size of a subwoofer, or you just want to have a 100 percent high end system in one box. The H360 is a must to listen to."

http://www.hegel.com/images/reviews/H360hifichoiceuk.pdf
Hi-Fi Choice (UK) reviews Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

"Yet, in summary I want to change my sporting analogy. In Hegel combining its extensive know-how around lowering distortion, eradicating noise and preserving phase and transient timing, the H360 is achieving something that is much greater than the sum of the beneficial parts. It’s the effect of watching a truly talented footballer like Messi or Cantona on the ball – time slows down and skill just expresses itself beautifully. Music I know extremely well is refreshed and the artist’s intent becomes clearer. It’s not a matter of extra detail revealed, it’s just effortless, unhampered communication. The sheer cleanliness of the H360’s delivery means I’m better able to understand and enjoy my music"
“The integrated amplifier is coming of age again, and in the H360 Hegel has created a new reference product in its range that looks to be creating a whole new benchmark performance for others to try their best to match” Chris Ward Hi-Fi Choice (UK) - September 2015


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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer with ATC's curved SCM40 passive monitors and two JL audio E-110 subwoofers at Musicraft

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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer with ATC's curved SCM40 passive monitors and two JL audio E-110 subwoofers at Musicraft

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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

Hegel H360 is a giant among integrated amplifiers. With 250 watts per channel into 8 ohms and a damping factor of more than 4000, it will control virtually any loudspeaker on the market. Thanks to the patented SoundEngine technology, this beast of an amplifier combines power, dynamics, finesse and musicality like no other integrated amp on the market. The connectivity is more of a bonus... There are balanced and unbalanced analog inputs. There is a Home Theatre bypass. There are optical and coaxial digital inputs, as well as a USB input for any signal up to DSD128... And, yes - it is also a streamer. Need we say more?

The core of everything Hegel is sound quality, and the H360 is no exception. The obvious benefit of the H360 is easy to see - power. It can deliver 2 x 250 watts per channel into 8 Ohms, and is stable even in lower impedances. Furthermore, the damping factor of more than 4000 makes certain it can take control over even the most demanding loudspeakers. The H360 will always play with great authority and ease.

Rarely is such power combined with finesse. However, specially designed power supplies driving precision volume attenuators contributes to an extremely low noise floor. Hand matching near perfect transistor pairs in the input stage reduces harmonic distortion. Our patented SoundEngine technology reduces over all distortion, and especially cross-over distortion. Our designers understand how transistors work, down to the atomic level, and have used all this knowledge in designing the H360.

The H360 incorporates a high quality DAC, using Hegel’s proprietary re-clocking. The benefit of this is that we can make everyday sources sound really good. Sources like a phone or a computer. This is why we have also included functionality like Apple AirPlay and DLNA streaming. There is also a reference class USB input, supporting all formats including native DSD64 and DSD128.

Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer Technical Details -

- Power output spk: 250 w/pc into 8 Ohms, 420 w/pc into 4 Ohms
- Analog inputs: 1 balanced (XLR), 1 unbalanced (RCA), 1 home theatre
- Analog outputs: 1 fixed line level (RCA), 1 variable line level (RCA)
- Digital inputs: 1 coaxial, 3 optical, 1 USB, 1 ethernet (RJ45)
- Digital outputs: 1 coaxial (from digital inputs only)
- Control input: 3,5 mm IR-Jack (rear)
- Frequency response: 5Hz-180kHz
- Signal-to-noise ratio: More than 100dB
- Crosstalk: Less than -100dB
- Damping factor: More than 4000 (main power output stage)
- Dimensions: 12cm (15cm w/feet) x 43cm x 43cm (HxWxD)
- Weight: 20,5kg (net), 24kg (shipping)
- Dimensions US: 4.72” (5.9” w/feet) x 16.93” x 16.93” (HxBxD)
- Weight US: 45,2lbs (net), 53lbs (shipping)

Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer RRP £3400


Hegel Music Systems SoundEngine Technology

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http://www.hegel.com/technology/soundengine

https://www.facebook.com/hegelmusic/videos/1557873347773276/?video_source=pages_finch_thumbnail_video
Hegel SoundEngine Technology video with Founder and technical director of Hegel, Bent Holter


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Re: Hegel Audio (+ News & Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:02 am

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Musicraft is pleased to announce that on February 8th 2016 we received Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015 Award which we proudly accepted on behalf of our clients. We and Hegel Music Systems thank our clients for helping establish and achieving great success with Hegel Music Systems in the UK.

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Musicraft is Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015

Please contact or visit Musicraft Derby (the UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer) to discover why more and more Hi-Fi and home cinema enthusiasts digital and analogue audio systems are benefiting from Hegel Music Systems patented SoundEngine technology.

Hegel Music Systems are exhibiting at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (Room: 8007) October 7-9, 2016, Denver, USA

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Hegel Music Systems. Presented by Musicraft. The UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer.

HEGEL IN A NUTSHELL - Each thing can be found in other amps, but NEVER all three together. This is thanks to our patented SoundEngine technology -

1. Damping factor - is basically a description for bass control. The higher the damping factor, the better the bass control. Modern amplifiers typically have lower bass control than they used to have 20 years ago. The reason is that the tools you use to increase damping factor will also increase distortion (next - 2). Not so in a Hegel amplifier. Industry average: 60-80, A really good amp: 100-150, 20 years ago: +/-150, Hegel: 1000-4000 Meaning: Hegel can boogie

2. Distortion - is a description of the level of extra sound that is generated in the amplifier. Meaning sound that is not part of the recording. Distortion usually makes an amplifier sound either muffled or harsh. It will mask the finer details. Modern amps usually have fairly low distortion, and obtain this by sacrificing bass-control (previous - 1). Hegel have among the lowest distortion on the market, and it has it in combination with extremely high bass control. Meaning - it will sound incredibly dynamic, detailed AND smooth.

3. Power consumption - The third benefit of the Sound Engine technology is low power consumption in idle. We are actually using up to 60% less power. Preventing the amplifier of running too hot, and it is good for the environment. The technical term is low bias.


Hegel Music Systems SoundEngine Technology

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http://www.hegel.com/technology/soundengine

https://www.facebook.com/hegelmusic/videos/1557873347773276/?video_source=pages_finch_thumbnail_video
Hegel SoundEngine Technology video with Founder and technical director of Hegel, Bent Holter


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Re: Hegel Audio (+ News & Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:10 am

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Musicraft is pleased to announce that on February 8th 2016 we received Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015 Award which we proudly accepted on behalf of our clients. We and Hegel Music Systems thank our clients for helping establish and achieving great success with Hegel Music Systems in the UK.

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Musicraft is Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015

Please contact or visit Musicraft Derby (the UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer) to discover why more and more Hi-Fi and home cinema enthusiasts digital and analogue audio systems are benefiting from Hegel Music Systems patented SoundEngine technology.

Pictures showing a pre production unit of Hegel Music Systems soon to be released beautiful new ROST amp/DAC/streamer which was brought to Musicraft earlier on today by Hegel Music Systems Vice President Anders Ertzeid.

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ROST - the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is coming soon to Musicraft

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ROST - the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is coming soon to Musicraft

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ROST - the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is coming soon to Musicraft

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ROST - the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is coming soon to Musicraft

More details on Hegel Music Systems new ROST amp/DAC/streamer to follow.

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ROST - the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems. Presented by Musicraft. The UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer.

HEGEL IN A NUTSHELL - Each thing can be found in other amps, but NEVER all three together. This is thanks to our patented SoundEngine technology -

1. Damping factor - is basically a description for bass control. The higher the damping factor, the better the bass control. Modern amplifiers typically have lower bass control than they used to have 20 years ago. The reason is that the tools you use to increase damping factor will also increase distortion (next - 2). Not so in a Hegel amplifier. Industry average: 60-80, A really good amp: 100-150, 20 years ago: +/-150, Hegel: 1000-4000 Meaning: Hegel can boogie

2. Distortion - is a description of the level of extra sound that is generated in the amplifier. Meaning sound that is not part of the recording. Distortion usually makes an amplifier sound either muffled or harsh. It will mask the finer details. Modern amps usually have fairly low distortion, and obtain this by sacrificing bass-control (previous - 1). Hegel have among the lowest distortion on the market, and it has it in combination with extremely high bass control. Meaning - it will sound incredibly dynamic, detailed AND smooth.

3. Power consumption - The third benefit of the Sound Engine technology is low power consumption in idle. We are actually using up to 60% less power. Preventing the amplifier of running too hot, and it is good for the environment. The technical term is low bias.


Hegel Music Systems SoundEngine Technology

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http://www.hegel.com/technology/soundengine

https://www.facebook.com/hegelmusic/videos/1557873347773276/?video_source=pages_finch_thumbnail_video
Hegel SoundEngine Technology video with Founder and technical director of Hegel, Bent Holter


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Re: Hegel Audio (+ News & Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:12 am

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Musicraft is pleased to announce that on February 8th 2016 we received Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015 Award which we proudly accepted on behalf of our clients. We and Hegel Music Systems thank our clients for helping establish and achieving great success with Hegel Music Systems in the UK.

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Musicraft is Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015

Please contact or visit Musicraft Derby (the UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer) to discover why more and more Hi-Fi and home cinema enthusiasts digital and analogue audio systems are benefiting from Hegel Music Systems patented SoundEngine technology.

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Hegel H80 amp/DAC

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Hegel Music Systems H80. Presented by Musicraft. The UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/article ... amplifier/
The Absolute Sound reviews Hegel's H80 amp/DAC

http://www.stereo.net.au/reviews/hegel- ... amplifier/
StereoNet reviews Hegel's H80 amp/DAC

http://www.hegel.com/images/reviews/H80hifiplusuk.pdf
Hi-Fi Plus reviews Hegel's H80 amp/DAC

http://www.hegel.com/images/reviews/H80hifichoiceuk.pdf
Hi-Fi Choice reviews Hegel's H80 amp/DAC

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Hegel H80 amp/DAC - Product of The Year 2014 Award in The Absolute Sound for Mid priced integrated Amplifier of the year

HEGEL IN A NUTSHELL - Each thing can be found in other amps, but NEVER all three together. This is thanks to our patented SoundEngine technology -

1. Damping factor - is basically a description for bass control. The higher the damping factor, the better the bass control. Modern amplifiers typically have lower bass control than they used to have 20 years ago. The reason is that the tools you use to increase damping factor will also increase distortion (next - 2). Not so in a Hegel amplifier. Industry average: 60-80, A really good amp: 100-150, 20 years ago: +/-150, Hegel: 1000-4000 Meaning: Hegel can boogie

2. Distortion - is a description of the level of extra sound that is generated in the amplifier. Meaning sound that is not part of the recording. Distortion usually makes an amplifier sound either muffled or harsh. It will mask the finer details. Modern amps usually have fairly low distortion, and obtain this by sacrificing bass-control (previous - 1). Hegel have among the lowest distortion on the market, and it has it in combination with extremely high bass control. Meaning - it will sound incredibly dynamic, detailed AND smooth.

3. Power consumption - The third benefit of the Sound Engine technology is low power consumption in idle. We are actually using up to 60% less power. Preventing the amplifier of running too hot, and it is good for the environment. The technical term is low bias.


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Hegel H80 amp/DAC

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Hegel H80 amp/DAC

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Hegel H80 amp/DAC

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Hegel H80 amp/DAC

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Hegel H80 amp/DAC

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Hegel H80 amp/DAC

In the H80 integrated amplifier with digital and analog inputs, technology from the Reference Hegel products has virtually been pouring down. Hegel's patented SoundEngine output stages, the Reference quality preamp and our critically acclaimed DACs. All in one box. A Music Machine! The H80 features 5 digital inputs with 24 bit technology, 1 true balanced analog input and 2 unbalanced analog inputs (one of which can be configured to be a Home Theatre direct input). The USB input even allows you to use the supplied remote control to manoeuver within play lists on your computer. Skip / Play / Pause the songs. And not only that, it is all plug & play. The DAC inside the H80 is based on Hegel's stand-alone DACs, which have been recognized by critics as some of the best in the industry. Much thanks to Hegel's proprietary re-clocking technique and the unique way we implement the digital components. The result of which is less additives to the music. You only hear what you are supposed to, and that makes the sound so much more life-like.

The analog stage is equally as impressive. The pre amplifier comes directly from one of our Reference standalone pre amplifiers. The design bases itself on components brought in from far beyond the regular audio industry, and the benefit is very low noise. This means that all the finer details are preserved, and you can virtually "feel" the room the artist is performing in. In many ways, we could define the sound as "the sum of all things that aren't there". But then there are all the things that actually are there. Brought there by our patented SoundEngine technology. This not only reduces distortion, but it also dramatically increase something called damping factor. This is a description of bass control, and gives the H80 a level of punch, driving power and dynamics that is completely unheard of in this price range. This combination of versatility and quality of sound is what gives it the name Music Machine.

Technical Details

- Digital inputs: 2 coax, 2 optical and 1 USB
- Analog inputs: 2 RCA unbalanced (1 configurable) and 1 XLR Balanced input
- Output Power: 75 W pc into 8 Ohms, 125 W pc into 4 Ohms
- Frequency response: 5 Hz - 100.000 Hz
- Signal-to-noise ratio: More than 100dB
- Crosstalk: Less than -100dB
- Distortion: Less than 0.01% @ 50W 8 Ohms 1kHz
- Intermodulation: Less than 0.01% (19kHz + 20kHz)
- Damping Factor: More than 1000
- Dimensions/Weight: 10cm x 43cm x 34.5cm (HxWxD), 12kg
- Dimensions/Weight US: 3.94" x 16.93" x 13.80" (HxWxD), 26.4 lb (shipping weight)

Hegel H80 amp/DAC RRP £1350

Hegel SoundEngine Technology

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http://www.hegel.com/technology/soundengine

https://www.facebook.com/hegelmusic/videos/1557873347773276/?video_source=pages_finch_thumbnail_video
Hegel SoundEngine Technology video with Founder and technical director of Hegel, Bent Holter


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Re: Hegel Audio (+ News & Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:13 am

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Musicraft is pleased to announce that on February 8th 2016 we received Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015 Award which we proudly accepted on behalf of our clients. We and Hegel Music Systems thank our clients for helping establish and achieving great success with Hegel Music Systems in the UK.

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Musicraft is Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015

Please contact or visit Musicraft Derby (the UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer) to discover why more and more Hi-Fi and home cinema enthusiasts digital and analogue audio systems are benefiting from Hegel Music Systems patented SoundEngine technology.

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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

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Hegel Music Systems H360. Presented by Musicraft. The UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer.

HEGEL IN A NUTSHELL - Each thing can be found in other amps, but NEVER all three together. This is thanks to our patented SoundEngine technology -

1. Damping factor - is basically a description for bass control. The higher the damping factor, the better the bass control. Modern amplifiers typically have lower bass control than they used to have 20 years ago. The reason is that the tools you use to increase damping factor will also increase distortion (next - 2). Not so in a Hegel amplifier. Industry average: 60-80, A really good amp: 100-150, 20 years ago: +/-150, Hegel: 1000-4000 Meaning: Hegel can boogie

2. Distortion - is a description of the level of extra sound that is generated in the amplifier. Meaning sound that is not part of the recording. Distortion usually makes an amplifier sound either muffled or harsh. It will mask the finer details. Modern amps usually have fairly low distortion, and obtain this by sacrificing bass-control (previous - 1). Hegel have among the lowest distortion on the market, and it has it in combination with extremely high bass control. Meaning - it will sound incredibly dynamic, detailed AND smooth.

3. Power consumption - The third benefit of the Sound Engine technology is low power consumption in idle. We are actually using up to 60% less power. Preventing the amplifier of running too hot, and it is good for the environment. The technical term is low bias.


http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/the-30-greatest-bargains-in-high-end-audio/
The Absolute Sound - Hegel's new H360 amp/DAC is one of the thirty greatest bargains in high end audio

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/article ... amplifier/
The Absolute Sound reviews Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

"The Hegel H360 is simply a marvelous piece of audio kit. Its neutral tonal balance, articulate and lovely rendering of details, commanding power reserves, spacious soundstaging, and natural imaging are laudable. At $5700, as solely a linestage integrated amp of its quality and power output, it is a bargain; the included nice-sounding and versatile DAC makes it a real winner. I absolutely loved listening to the H360. I never tired of its low noise, dynamic liveliness, and winning musicality. A very easy recommendation."

http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index.php/equipment-reviews/934-hegel-music-systems-h360-dac-integrated-amplifier
SoundStage Hi-Fi reviews Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

"While some audiophiles may view integrated amplifiers as merely a compromise for those who lack the money or space for separates, this idea is becoming outdated, and there’s no better example of how much things have changed than Hegel’s new H360. It’s packed with features, extremely well built, and has a nice, unassuming design. Most important, its superclean sound and transparency will appeal to those many music lovers who crave detail and resolution. If you’ve got the money, you can’t go wrong with the Hegel Music Systems H360."

http://www.soundstageglobal.com/index.php/blogging-on-audio/133-doug-schneider/592-hans-begged-me-to-listen-to-the-hegel-h360
SoundStage Hi-Fi/Global - previews Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index.php/opinion/871-the-best-of-high-end-2015-electronic-components
SoundStage Hi-Fi/Network - Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer is amongst the five best electronic components of High End 2015

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/the-30-greatest-bargains-in-high-end-audio/
The Absolute Sound - Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer is one of the thirty greatest bargains in high end audio

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Stereolife reviews Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

"If you need an amplifier "for life" - if you are tired of being half way there, if you need power to drive your speakers without resorting to monoblocks the size of a subwoofer, or you just want to have a 100 percent high end system in one box. The H360 is a must to listen to."

http://www.hegel.com/images/reviews/H360hifichoiceuk.pdf
Hi-Fi Choice (UK) reviews Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

"Yet, in summary I want to change my sporting analogy. In Hegel combining its extensive know-how around lowering distortion, eradicating noise and preserving phase and transient timing, the H360 is achieving something that is much greater than the sum of the beneficial parts. It’s the effect of watching a truly talented footballer like Messi or Cantona on the ball – time slows down and skill just expresses itself beautifully. Music I know extremely well is refreshed and the artist’s intent becomes clearer. It’s not a matter of extra detail revealed, it’s just effortless, unhampered communication. The sheer cleanliness of the H360’s delivery means I’m better able to understand and enjoy my music"
“The integrated amplifier is coming of age again, and in the H360 Hegel has created a new reference product in its range that looks to be creating a whole new benchmark performance for others to try their best to match” Chris Ward Hi-Fi Choice (UK) - September 2015


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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer with ATC's curved SCM40 passive monitors and two JL audio E-110 subwoofers at Musicraft

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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer with ATC's curved SCM40 passive monitors and two JL audio E-110 subwoofers at Musicraft

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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

Hegel H360 is a giant among integrated amplifiers. With 250 watts per channel into 8 ohms and a damping factor of more than 4000, it will control virtually any loudspeaker on the market. Thanks to the patented SoundEngine technology, this beast of an amplifier combines power, dynamics, finesse and musicality like no other integrated amp on the market. The connectivity is more of a bonus... There are balanced and unbalanced analog inputs. There is a Home Theatre bypass. There are optical and coaxial digital inputs, as well as a USB input for any signal up to DSD128... And, yes - it is also a streamer. Need we say more?

The core of everything Hegel is sound quality, and the H360 is no exception. The obvious benefit of the H360 is easy to see - power. It can deliver 2 x 250 watts per channel into 8 Ohms, and is stable even in lower impedances. Furthermore, the damping factor of more than 4000 makes certain it can take control over even the most demanding loudspeakers. The H360 will always play with great authority and ease.

Rarely is such power combined with finesse. However, specially designed power supplies driving precision volume attenuators contributes to an extremely low noise floor. Hand matching near perfect transistor pairs in the input stage reduces harmonic distortion. Our patented SoundEngine technology reduces over all distortion, and especially cross-over distortion. Our designers understand how transistors work, down to the atomic level, and have used all this knowledge in designing the H360.

The H360 incorporates a high quality DAC, using Hegel’s proprietary re-clocking. The benefit of this is that we can make everyday sources sound really good. Sources like a phone or a computer. This is why we have also included functionality like Apple AirPlay and DLNA streaming. There is also a reference class USB input, supporting all formats including native DSD64 and DSD128.

Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer Technical Details -

- Power output spk: 250 w/pc into 8 Ohms, 420 w/pc into 4 Ohms
- Analog inputs: 1 balanced (XLR), 1 unbalanced (RCA), 1 home theatre
- Analog outputs: 1 fixed line level (RCA), 1 variable line level (RCA)
- Digital inputs: 1 coaxial, 3 optical, 1 USB, 1 ethernet (RJ45)
- Digital outputs: 1 coaxial (from digital inputs only)
- Control input: 3,5 mm IR-Jack (rear)
- Frequency response: 5Hz-180kHz
- Signal-to-noise ratio: More than 100dB
- Crosstalk: Less than -100dB
- Damping factor: More than 4000 (main power output stage)
- Dimensions: 12cm (15cm w/feet) x 43cm x 43cm (HxWxD)
- Weight: 20,5kg (net), 24kg (shipping)
- Dimensions US: 4.72” (5.9” w/feet) x 16.93” x 16.93” (HxBxD)
- Weight US: 45,2lbs (net), 53lbs (shipping)

Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer RRP £3400


Hegel Music Systems SoundEngine Technology

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http://www.hegel.com/technology/soundengine

https://www.facebook.com/hegelmusic/videos/1557873347773276/?video_source=pages_finch_thumbnail_video
Hegel SoundEngine Technology video with Founder and technical director of Hegel, Bent Holter


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Re: Hegel Audio (+ News & Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:19 am

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Musicraft is pleased to announce that on February 8th 2016 we received Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015 Award which we proudly accepted on behalf of our clients. We and Hegel Music Systems thank our clients for helping establish and achieving great success with Hegel Music Systems in the UK.

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Musicraft is Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015

Please contact or visit Musicraft Derby (the UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer) to discover why more and more Hi-Fi and home cinema enthusiasts digital and analogue audio systems are benefiting from Hegel Music Systems patented SoundEngine technology.

PRICE INCREASE - Hegel Music Systems multi award winning HD30 DAC/Pre Amp/Streamer will be going up in price on 1st November 2016 from £3200 to £3900

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Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp in Silver finish

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Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp in Silver finish

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Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp. Presented by Musicraft. The UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer

HEGEL IN A NUTSHELL - Each thing can be found in other amps, but NEVER all three together. This is thanks to our patented SoundEngine technology -

1. Damping factor - is basically a description for bass control. The higher the damping factor, the better the bass control. Modern amplifiers typically have lower bass control than they used to have 20 years ago. The reason is that the tools you use to increase damping factor will also increase distortion (next - 2). Not so in a Hegel amplifier. Industry average: 60-80, A really good amp: 100-150, 20 years ago: +/-150, Hegel: 1000-4000 Meaning: Hegel can boogie

2. Distortion - is a description of the level of extra sound that is generated in the amplifier. Meaning sound that is not part of the recording. Distortion usually makes an amplifier sound either muffled or harsh. It will mask the finer details. Modern amps usually have fairly low distortion, and obtain this by sacrificing bass-control (previous - 1). Hegel have among the lowest distortion on the market, and it has it in combination with extremely high bass control. Meaning - it will sound incredibly dynamic, detailed AND smooth.

3. Power consumption - The third benefit of the Sound Engine technology is low power consumption in idle. We are actually using up to 60% less power. Preventing the amplifier of running too hot, and it is good for the environment. The technical term is low bias.


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A Meme for Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre amp

Enjoy the Music.com Blue Note Equipment Awards 2016 - Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

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http://enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equip ... 30_DAC.htm

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Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp in Silver finish

http://enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equip ... Review.htm
Enjoy The Music reviews Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

"A truly exceptional DAC!"

"Bass is wonderfully articulate, even down into the lowest reaches. When the source is up to it, like with "She's Already Made Up Her Mind," from Lyle Lovett's superb Joshua Judges Ruth (Curb), or the 2nd movement of Saint-Saëns 3rd Symphony (Reference Recordings), assuming your other electronics and speakers are up to the challenge of subsonic reproduction, the room pressurizes, with both a clear sense of speed and pitch solidity that is so accurate that you will be startled.I'm simply not used to hearing bass rendered this faithfully, effusively, or completely from a DAC, let alone one in this price range. It plays this portion of the audio spectrum accurately enough that it has the ability to trigger the "Fight or Flight" reptilian response. Because my analog system can create this sensation readily, I know it when I "feel" it. And feel it you do with the HD30!"

"It delivers an exciting and engaging sense of midrange bloom and body that is more shockingly reminiscent of really great analog than I had expected. This was very welcomed, as it created an incredibly realistic sense of physical size, location, and "space" as good as, or slightly better, than most any DAC I can recall hearing for nearly twice its asking price"

"This new Hegel further treated me to the most remarkable degree of extension, detail, and resolve in the uppermost octaves. Yet as rife with detail and sparkle as it is, this topmost frequency range is portrayed in an undisputedly relaxed fashion that is extremely captivating, again surprisingly reminiscent of a good analog playback system."

"But resolve is something at which the HD30 excels, and seemingly so effortlessly; in fact, at levels well above what I would expect in its price class. Honestly, based on its sonic performance alone, I would have put its price at $8000, or even $10,000! It is such an astonishing sonic over-achiever that I don't see this DAC leaving my system any time soon."

"The new HD30 flagship DAC from Hegel of Norway is one exceptional device. After living with it in place for some extended time, I find myself in full concurrence with Hegel founder Bent Holter's statements as to the significance of this product release in the Hegel constellation of devices. Its combination of exquisitely rendered tone (from subterranean depths to stratospheric reaches), complex and exacting texture, dynamic expressiveness (micro and especially macro!), relaxed, natural yet detailed, vivid, and comprehensive presentation, class-exceeding resolution, and spacious, focused staging and imaging, make it an over-achieving super star. All I can say is that you should not buy a DAC, not even at twice the Hegel HD30's asking price, without auditioning it first! It's your money, and you've been warned!"

"If you are a die-hard analog hound like me, or have just eschewed using a digital playback system for whatever reason (as I did until about three years ago), this may be the perfect time, and most affordable device, to get you into remarkably satisfying, enjoyable digital playback. The Hegel HD30 has changed how I look at (and listen to) DACs under $8000. I can't imagine you could find anything to quibble with at its price... You will be one satisfied music lover."

https://www.eisa.eu/awards/hi-fi/15/eur ... html#award
EISA Awards - Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp is European High-End DAC of the year 2016-2017

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"Built around a very select choice of upsampling and DAC chips, and with some digital wizardry of its own, Hegel’s HD30 is both a DAC/digital preamp and high-end audio streaming solution. This digital control centre offers eight digital inputs, including USB and an Ethernet port that allows the HD30 to function as a DLNA digital media renderer, allowing access to music over a home network, and supporting AirPlay. Moreover it can also drive a power amp directly via its balanced and unbalanced analogue outputs. Full compatibility with high resolution file types, including DSD128, is offered and all are delivered with remarkable impact, sweetness and detail. It’s our first choice for enjoying the highest quality sound without the clutter."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC4GUKIPLEM
YouTube Video - EISA Awards - Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp is European High-End DAC of the year 2016-2017

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/content/680-hegel-music-systems-hd30-dac-review/
Computer Audiophile reviews Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

"The Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC is highly recommended for those who'd like to remove the barriers between good and great sound"

http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index.php/reference-components/928-recommended-reference-component-hegel-music-systems-hd30-digital-to-analog-converter
SoundStage Hi-Fi Recommended Reference Component: Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index.php/927
SoundStage Hi-Fi Products of the Year 2015 - DIGITAL SOURCE is Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index.php/equipment-reviews/923-hegel-music-systems-hd30-digital-to-analog-converter
SoundStage Hi-Fi reviews Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

"The HD30’s big selling point is its sound -- and what a sound it is: Its world-class resolution, extreme clarity, and superb refinement let you listen very deeply into recordings, to hear precisely what the musicians and engineers laid down there" "To my ears, the HD30 is one of the best-sounding DACs you can buy today"

http://www.hegel.com/images/reviews/HD30hifinewsuk.pdf
Hi-Fi News reviews Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

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High Fidelity (Poland) Best Product of 2015 is Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

http://www.stereolifemagazine.com/reviews/item/1144-hegel-hd30
Stereolife reviews Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPo-zkWpSto
RAVE Publications at CEDIA 2015 YouTube video showing Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

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Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp in Black finish

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Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp in Silver finish

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Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp in Silver finish

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Rear panel of Hegel HD30 DAC/Sreamer/Pre Amp in Silver finish

The HD30 is the ultimate digital control center. It does everything you can dream of, and does so with world-class quality. There is an abundance of inputs, ranging from balanced AES/EBU and BNC connectors, to Network and USB connections - with the latter also accepting DSD signals. The built-in volume attenuator allows you to connect directly to a power amplifier or a pair of active loudspeakers. Highly advanced power supplies and careful lay-out brings the noise floor down towards a mind blowing -150dB. In short... Do you even dare to try it?

When designing a digital-to-analog converter of world class, you are essentially making a masterpiece. One for others to try and copy. It is not enough to select the best components on the market and lay them out cleverly. When creating a masterpiece, you must question if you can make it better than the best. The HD30 was just such a masterpiece project. To reach goals that, up until now, was seen as unobtainable, we needed to tweak the world’s best measuring equipment available. Just to be able to fine-tune our clock crystals and power supplies. We designed master clocks from the ground up and went to great lengths to design ultra low noise power supplies and shielding from outside interference. The results are stunning. The musicality of the HD30 is at a level never before heard. You can experience instruments and virtually feel the room they play in. You feel the smile widening in your face and the hair rising on your arms when the HD30 begins to play. The finger touching the string, a millisecond before the guitar starts to sound. The singer drawing that breath of anticipation right before he starts playing in front of a live crowd.

Whether you choose to use Apple AirPlay, a CD-player, a computer or any other device. The HD30 will bring all the music and enthusiasm that exists in the recording.

HD30 Technical Details

• DAC resolution: Dual mono 32 bit/192 kHz multilevel sigma-delta DAC
• Line output: 2.6 VRMS
• Digital inputs: 1 coaxial, 3 optical, 1 USB, 1 ethernet, 1 BNC, 1 AES/EBU
• Analogue outputs: 1 fixed line level (RCA), 1 fixed line level (Balanced XLR)
• Distortion: Typical 0.0005%
• Frequency response: 0 Hz - 50 kHz
• Noise floor: Typically -150 dB
• Power supply: Separate torodial transformers for analog/digital 54,000 uF capacitors
• Output impedance: 22 ohms unbalanced and 44 ohms balanced
• Control input: 1 IR-direct mini-jack
• Dimensions/weight: 8cm (10cm w/feet) x 43cm x 31cm (HxWxD), 6,5 Kg
• Dimensions/weight US: 3.14" (3.93" w/feet) x 16.93" x 12.20" (HxBxD), weight 14.3lbs

HD30 RRP £3200

Hegel SoundEngine Technology

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http://www.hegel.com/technology/soundengine

https://www.facebook.com/hegelmusic/videos/1557873347773276/?video_source=pages_finch_thumbnail_video
Hegel SoundEngine Technology video with Founder and technical director of Hegel, Bent Holter


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Re: Hegel Audio (+ News & Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:23 am

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Musicraft is pleased to announce that on February 8th 2016 we received Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015 Award which we proudly accepted on behalf of our clients. We and Hegel Music Systems thank our clients for helping establish and achieving great success with Hegel Music Systems in the UK.

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Musicraft is Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015

Please contact or visit Musicraft Derby (the UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer) to discover why more and more Hi-Fi and home cinema enthusiasts digital and analogue audio systems are benefiting from Hegel Music Systems patented SoundEngine technology.

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Hegel H80 amp/DAC

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Hegel Music Systems H80. Presented by Musicraft. The UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/article ... amplifier/
The Absolute Sound reviews Hegel's H80 amp/DAC

http://www.stereo.net.au/reviews/hegel- ... amplifier/
StereoNet reviews Hegel's H80 amp/DAC

http://www.hegel.com/images/reviews/H80hifiplusuk.pdf
Hi-Fi Plus reviews Hegel's H80 amp/DAC

http://www.hegel.com/images/reviews/H80hifichoiceuk.pdf
Hi-Fi Choice reviews Hegel's H80 amp/DAC

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Hegel H80 amp/DAC - Product of The Year 2014 Award in The Absolute Sound for Mid priced integrated Amplifier of the year

HEGEL IN A NUTSHELL - Each thing can be found in other amps, but NEVER all three together. This is thanks to our patented SoundEngine technology -

1. Damping factor - is basically a description for bass control. The higher the damping factor, the better the bass control. Modern amplifiers typically have lower bass control than they used to have 20 years ago. The reason is that the tools you use to increase damping factor will also increase distortion (next - 2). Not so in a Hegel amplifier. Industry average: 60-80, A really good amp: 100-150, 20 years ago: +/-150, Hegel: 1000-4000 Meaning: Hegel can boogie

2. Distortion - is a description of the level of extra sound that is generated in the amplifier. Meaning sound that is not part of the recording. Distortion usually makes an amplifier sound either muffled or harsh. It will mask the finer details. Modern amps usually have fairly low distortion, and obtain this by sacrificing bass-control (previous - 1). Hegel have among the lowest distortion on the market, and it has it in combination with extremely high bass control. Meaning - it will sound incredibly dynamic, detailed AND smooth.

3. Power consumption - The third benefit of the Sound Engine technology is low power consumption in idle. We are actually using up to 60% less power. Preventing the amplifier of running too hot, and it is good for the environment. The technical term is low bias.


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Hegel H80 amp/DAC

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Hegel H80 amp/DAC

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Hegel H80 amp/DAC

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Hegel H80 amp/DAC

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Hegel H80 amp/DAC

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Hegel H80 amp/DAC

In the H80 integrated amplifier with digital and analog inputs, technology from the Reference Hegel products has virtually been pouring down. Hegel's patented SoundEngine output stages, the Reference quality preamp and our critically acclaimed DACs. All in one box. A Music Machine! The H80 features 5 digital inputs with 24 bit technology, 1 true balanced analog input and 2 unbalanced analog inputs (one of which can be configured to be a Home Theatre direct input). The USB input even allows you to use the supplied remote control to manoeuver within play lists on your computer. Skip / Play / Pause the songs. And not only that, it is all plug & play. The DAC inside the H80 is based on Hegel's stand-alone DACs, which have been recognized by critics as some of the best in the industry. Much thanks to Hegel's proprietary re-clocking technique and the unique way we implement the digital components. The result of which is less additives to the music. You only hear what you are supposed to, and that makes the sound so much more life-like.

The analog stage is equally as impressive. The pre amplifier comes directly from one of our Reference standalone pre amplifiers. The design bases itself on components brought in from far beyond the regular audio industry, and the benefit is very low noise. This means that all the finer details are preserved, and you can virtually "feel" the room the artist is performing in. In many ways, we could define the sound as "the sum of all things that aren't there". But then there are all the things that actually are there. Brought there by our patented SoundEngine technology. This not only reduces distortion, but it also dramatically increase something called damping factor. This is a description of bass control, and gives the H80 a level of punch, driving power and dynamics that is completely unheard of in this price range. This combination of versatility and quality of sound is what gives it the name Music Machine.

Technical Details

- Digital inputs: 2 coax, 2 optical and 1 USB
- Analog inputs: 2 RCA unbalanced (1 configurable) and 1 XLR Balanced input
- Output Power: 75 W pc into 8 Ohms, 125 W pc into 4 Ohms
- Frequency response: 5 Hz - 100.000 Hz
- Signal-to-noise ratio: More than 100dB
- Crosstalk: Less than -100dB
- Distortion: Less than 0.01% @ 50W 8 Ohms 1kHz
- Intermodulation: Less than 0.01% (19kHz + 20kHz)
- Damping Factor: More than 1000
- Dimensions/Weight: 10cm x 43cm x 34.5cm (HxWxD), 12kg
- Dimensions/Weight US: 3.94" x 16.93" x 13.80" (HxWxD), 26.4 lb (shipping weight)

Hegel H80 amp/DAC RRP £1350

Hegel SoundEngine Technology

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http://www.hegel.com/technology/soundengine

https://www.facebook.com/hegelmusic/videos/1557873347773276/?video_source=pages_finch_thumbnail_video
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Re: Hegel Audio (+ News & Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:24 am

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Musicraft is pleased to announce that on February 8th 2016 we received Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015 Award which we proudly accepted on behalf of our clients. We and Hegel Music Systems thank our clients for helping establish and achieving great success with Hegel Music Systems in the UK.

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Musicraft is Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015

Please contact or visit Musicraft Derby (the UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer) to discover why more and more Hi-Fi and home cinema enthusiasts digital and analogue audio systems are benefiting from Hegel Music Systems patented SoundEngine technology.

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Hegel Music Systems H360 amp/DAC/streamer

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Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp in Silver finish

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Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp in Silver finish

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Hegel H80 amp/DAC

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Hegel Music Systems H360, HD30 and H80. Presented by Musicraft. The UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer

HEGEL IN A NUTSHELL - Each thing can be found in other amps, but NEVER all three together. This is thanks to our patented SoundEngine technology -

1. Damping factor - is basically a description for bass control. The higher the damping factor, the better the bass control. Modern amplifiers typically have lower bass control than they used to have 20 years ago. The reason is that the tools you use to increase damping factor will also increase distortion (next - 2). Not so in a Hegel amplifier. Industry average: 60-80, A really good amp: 100-150, 20 years ago: +/-150, Hegel: 1000-4000 Meaning: Hegel can boogie

2. Distortion - is a description of the level of extra sound that is generated in the amplifier. Meaning sound that is not part of the recording. Distortion usually makes an amplifier sound either muffled or harsh. It will mask the finer details. Modern amps usually have fairly low distortion, and obtain this by sacrificing bass-control (previous - 1). Hegel have among the lowest distortion on the market, and it has it in combination with extremely high bass control. Meaning - it will sound incredibly dynamic, detailed AND smooth.

3. Power consumption - The third benefit of the Sound Engine technology is low power consumption in idle. We are actually using up to 60% less power. Preventing the amplifier of running too hot, and it is good for the environment. The technical term is low bias.


Hegel SoundEngine Technology

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http://www.hegel.com/technology/soundengine

https://www.facebook.com/hegelmusic/videos/1557873347773276/?video_source=pages_finch_thumbnail_video
Hegel SoundEngine Technology video with Founder and technical director of Hegel, Bent Holter


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Re: Hegel Audio (+ News & Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:36 am

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Musicraft is pleased to announce that on February 8th 2016 we received Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015 Award which we proudly accepted on behalf of our clients. We and Hegel Music Systems thank our clients for helping establish and achieving great success with Hegel Music Systems in the UK.

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Musicraft is Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015

Please contact or visit Musicraft Derby (the UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer) to discover why more and more Hi-Fi and home cinema enthusiasts digital and analogue audio systems are benefiting from Hegel Music Systems patented SoundEngine technology.

The Absolute Sound - Hegel Music Systems new ROST (amp/DAC/Streamer) is one of the five most significant electronics components at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/article ... ighlights/

ROST - the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is coming soon to Musicraft (Derby)

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Hegel Music Systems ROST. Presented by Musicraft. The UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer.

HEGEL IN A NUTSHELL - Each thing can be found in other amps, but NEVER all three together. This is thanks to our patented SoundEngine technology -

1. Damping factor - is basically a description for bass control. The higher the damping factor, the better the bass control. Modern amplifiers typically have lower bass control than they used to have 20 years ago. The reason is that the tools you use to increase damping factor will also increase distortion (next - 2). Not so in a Hegel amplifier. Industry average: 60-80, A really good amp: 100-150, 20 years ago: +/-150, Hegel: 1000-4000 Meaning: Hegel can boogie

2. Distortion - is a description of the level of extra sound that is generated in the amplifier. Meaning sound that is not part of the recording. Distortion usually makes an amplifier sound either muffled or harsh. It will mask the finer details. Modern amps usually have fairly low distortion, and obtain this by sacrificing bass-control (previous - 1). Hegel have among the lowest distortion on the market, and it has it in combination with extremely high bass control. Meaning - it will sound incredibly dynamic, detailed AND smooth.

3. Power consumption - The third benefit of the Sound Engine technology is low power consumption in idle. We are actually using up to 60% less power. Preventing the amplifier of running too hot, and it is good for the environment. The technical term is low bias.


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A pre production ROST - the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems at Musicraft (Derby)

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A pre production ROST - the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems at Musicraft (Derby)

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A pre production ROST - the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems at Musicraft (Derby)

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A pre production ROST - the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems at Musicraft (Derby)

Hegel Music Systems SoundEngine Technology

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http://www.hegel.com/technology/soundengine

https://www.facebook.com/hegelmusic/videos/1557873347773276/?video_source=pages_finch_thumbnail_video
Hegel SoundEngine Technology video with Founder and technical director of Hegel, Bent Holter


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Re: Hegel Audio (+ News & Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:06 am

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Musicraft is pleased to announce that on February 8th 2016 we received Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015 Award which we proudly accepted on behalf of our clients. We and Hegel Music Systems thank our clients for helping establish and achieving great success with Hegel Music Systems in the UK.

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Musicraft is Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015

Please contact or visit Musicraft Derby (the UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer) to discover why more and more Hi-Fi and home cinema enthusiasts digital and analogue audio systems are benefiting from Hegel Music Systems patented SoundEngine technology.

A picture showing Hegel Music Systems new ROST (amp/DAC/Streamer) and the multi award winning HD30 (DAC/Pre Amp/Streamer) powering KEF LS50 loudspeakers at the home of Hegel Music Systems R&D engineer Magnus Holhjem in Oslo, Norway.

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ROST the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is coming soon to Musicraft (Derby)

The Absolute Sound - Hegel Music Systems new ROST (amp/DAC/Streamer) is one of the five most significant electronics components at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/article ... ighlights/

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Hegel Music Systems ROST and HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp. Presented by Musicraft. The UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer.

HEGEL IN A NUTSHELL - Each thing can be found in other amps, but NEVER all three together. This is thanks to our patented SoundEngine technology -

1. Damping factor - is basically a description for bass control. The higher the damping factor, the better the bass control. Modern amplifiers typically have lower bass control than they used to have 20 years ago. The reason is that the tools you use to increase damping factor will also increase distortion (next - 2). Not so in a Hegel amplifier. Industry average: 60-80, A really good amp: 100-150, 20 years ago: +/-150, Hegel: 1000-4000 Meaning: Hegel can boogie

2. Distortion - is a description of the level of extra sound that is generated in the amplifier. Meaning sound that is not part of the recording. Distortion usually makes an amplifier sound either muffled or harsh. It will mask the finer details. Modern amps usually have fairly low distortion, and obtain this by sacrificing bass-control (previous - 1). Hegel have among the lowest distortion on the market, and it has it in combination with extremely high bass control. Meaning - it will sound incredibly dynamic, detailed AND smooth.

3. Power consumption - The third benefit of the Sound Engine technology is low power consumption in idle. We are actually using up to 60% less power. Preventing the amplifier of running too hot, and it is good for the environment. The technical term is low bias.


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A pre production ROST - the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems at Musicraft (Derby)

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A pre production ROST - the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems at Musicraft (Derby)

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A pre production ROST - the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems at Musicraft (Derby)

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A pre production ROST - the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems at Musicraft (Derby)

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Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp in Silver finish

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Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp in Silver finish

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A Meme for Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre amp

Enjoy the Music.com Blue Note Equipment Awards 2016 - Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

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http://enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equip ... 30_DAC.htm

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Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp in Silver finish

http://enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equip ... Review.htm
Enjoy The Music reviews Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

"A truly exceptional DAC!"

"Bass is wonderfully articulate, even down into the lowest reaches. When the source is up to it, like with "She's Already Made Up Her Mind," from Lyle Lovett's superb Joshua Judges Ruth (Curb), or the 2nd movement of Saint-Saëns 3rd Symphony (Reference Recordings), assuming your other electronics and speakers are up to the challenge of subsonic reproduction, the room pressurizes, with both a clear sense of speed and pitch solidity that is so accurate that you will be startled.I'm simply not used to hearing bass rendered this faithfully, effusively, or completely from a DAC, let alone one in this price range. It plays this portion of the audio spectrum accurately enough that it has the ability to trigger the "Fight or Flight" reptilian response. Because my analog system can create this sensation readily, I know it when I "feel" it. And feel it you do with the HD30!"

"It delivers an exciting and engaging sense of midrange bloom and body that is more shockingly reminiscent of really great analog than I had expected. This was very welcomed, as it created an incredibly realistic sense of physical size, location, and "space" as good as, or slightly better, than most any DAC I can recall hearing for nearly twice its asking price"

"This new Hegel further treated me to the most remarkable degree of extension, detail, and resolve in the uppermost octaves. Yet as rife with detail and sparkle as it is, this topmost frequency range is portrayed in an undisputedly relaxed fashion that is extremely captivating, again surprisingly reminiscent of a good analog playback system."

"But resolve is something at which the HD30 excels, and seemingly so effortlessly; in fact, at levels well above what I would expect in its price class. Honestly, based on its sonic performance alone, I would have put its price at $8000, or even $10,000! It is such an astonishing sonic over-achiever that I don't see this DAC leaving my system any time soon."

"The new HD30 flagship DAC from Hegel of Norway is one exceptional device. After living with it in place for some extended time, I find myself in full concurrence with Hegel founder Bent Holter's statements as to the significance of this product release in the Hegel constellation of devices. Its combination of exquisitely rendered tone (from subterranean depths to stratospheric reaches), complex and exacting texture, dynamic expressiveness (micro and especially macro!), relaxed, natural yet detailed, vivid, and comprehensive presentation, class-exceeding resolution, and spacious, focused staging and imaging, make it an over-achieving super star. All I can say is that you should not buy a DAC, not even at twice the Hegel HD30's asking price, without auditioning it first! It's your money, and you've been warned!"

"If you are a die-hard analog hound like me, or have just eschewed using a digital playback system for whatever reason (as I did until about three years ago), this may be the perfect time, and most affordable device, to get you into remarkably satisfying, enjoyable digital playback. The Hegel HD30 has changed how I look at (and listen to) DACs under $8000. I can't imagine you could find anything to quibble with at its price... You will be one satisfied music lover."

https://www.eisa.eu/awards/hi-fi/15/eur ... html#award
EISA Awards - Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp is European High-End DAC of the year 2016-2017

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"Built around a very select choice of upsampling and DAC chips, and with some digital wizardry of its own, Hegel’s HD30 is both a DAC/digital preamp and high-end audio streaming solution. This digital control centre offers eight digital inputs, including USB and an Ethernet port that allows the HD30 to function as a DLNA digital media renderer, allowing access to music over a home network, and supporting AirPlay. Moreover it can also drive a power amp directly via its balanced and unbalanced analogue outputs. Full compatibility with high resolution file types, including DSD128, is offered and all are delivered with remarkable impact, sweetness and detail. It’s our first choice for enjoying the highest quality sound without the clutter."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC4GUKIPLEM
YouTube Video - EISA Awards - Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp is European High-End DAC of the year 2016-2017

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/content/680-hegel-music-systems-hd30-dac-review/
Computer Audiophile reviews Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

"The Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC is highly recommended for those who'd like to remove the barriers between good and great sound"

http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index.php/reference-components/928-recommended-reference-component-hegel-music-systems-hd30-digital-to-analog-converter
SoundStage Hi-Fi Recommended Reference Component: Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index.php/927
SoundStage Hi-Fi Products of the Year 2015 - DIGITAL SOURCE is Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index.php/equipment-reviews/923-hegel-music-systems-hd30-digital-to-analog-converter
SoundStage Hi-Fi reviews Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

"The HD30’s big selling point is its sound -- and what a sound it is: Its world-class resolution, extreme clarity, and superb refinement let you listen very deeply into recordings, to hear precisely what the musicians and engineers laid down there" "To my ears, the HD30 is one of the best-sounding DACs you can buy today"

http://www.hegel.com/images/reviews/HD30hifinewsuk.pdf
Hi-Fi News reviews Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

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High Fidelity (Poland) Best Product of 2015 is Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

http://www.stereolifemagazine.com/reviews/item/1144-hegel-hd30
Stereolife reviews Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPo-zkWpSto
RAVE Publications at CEDIA 2015 YouTube video showing Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp

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Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp in Black finish

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Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp in Silver finish

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Hegel Music Systems HD30 DAC/Streamer/Pre Amp in Silver finish

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Rear panel of Hegel HD30 DAC/Sreamer/Pre Amp in Silver finish

The HD30 is the ultimate digital control center. It does everything you can dream of, and does so with world-class quality. There is an abundance of inputs, ranging from balanced AES/EBU and BNC connectors, to Network and USB connections - with the latter also accepting DSD signals. The built-in volume attenuator allows you to connect directly to a power amplifier or a pair of active loudspeakers. Highly advanced power supplies and careful lay-out brings the noise floor down towards a mind blowing -150dB. In short... Do you even dare to try it?

When designing a digital-to-analog converter of world class, you are essentially making a masterpiece. One for others to try and copy. It is not enough to select the best components on the market and lay them out cleverly. When creating a masterpiece, you must question if you can make it better than the best. The HD30 was just such a masterpiece project. To reach goals that, up until now, was seen as unobtainable, we needed to tweak the world’s best measuring equipment available. Just to be able to fine-tune our clock crystals and power supplies. We designed master clocks from the ground up and went to great lengths to design ultra low noise power supplies and shielding from outside interference. The results are stunning. The musicality of the HD30 is at a level never before heard. You can experience instruments and virtually feel the room they play in. You feel the smile widening in your face and the hair rising on your arms when the HD30 begins to play. The finger touching the string, a millisecond before the guitar starts to sound. The singer drawing that breath of anticipation right before he starts playing in front of a live crowd.

Whether you choose to use Apple AirPlay, a CD-player, a computer or any other device. The HD30 will bring all the music and enthusiasm that exists in the recording.

HD30 Technical Details

• DAC resolution: Dual mono 32 bit/192 kHz multilevel sigma-delta DAC
• Line output: 2.6 VRMS
• Digital inputs: 1 coaxial, 3 optical, 1 USB, 1 ethernet, 1 BNC, 1 AES/EBU
• Analogue outputs: 1 fixed line level (RCA), 1 fixed line level (Balanced XLR)
• Distortion: Typical 0.0005%
• Frequency response: 0 Hz - 50 kHz
• Noise floor: Typically -150 dB
• Power supply: Separate torodial transformers for analog/digital 54,000 uF capacitors
• Output impedance: 22 ohms unbalanced and 44 ohms balanced
• Control input: 1 IR-direct mini-jack
• Dimensions/weight: 8cm (10cm w/feet) x 43cm x 31cm (HxWxD), 6,5 Kg
• Dimensions/weight US: 3.14" (3.93" w/feet) x 16.93" x 12.20" (HxBxD), weight 14.3lbs

HD30 RRP £3900

Hegel Music Systems SoundEngine Technology

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http://www.hegel.com/technology/soundengine

https://www.facebook.com/hegelmusic/videos/1557873347773276/?video_source=pages_finch_thumbnail_video
Hegel SoundEngine Technology video with Founder and technical director of Hegel, Bent Holter


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Re: Hegel Audio (+ News & Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:31 am

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Musicraft is pleased to announce that on February 8th 2016 we received Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015 Award which we proudly accepted on behalf of our clients. We and Hegel Music Systems thank our clients for helping establish and achieving great success with Hegel Music Systems in the UK.

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Musicraft is Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015

Please contact or visit Musicraft Derby (the UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer) to discover why more and more Hi-Fi and home cinema enthusiasts digital and analogue audio systems are benefiting from Hegel Music Systems patented SoundEngine technology.

Musicraft is pleased to announce that we will be the first Hegel Music Systems UK dealer to receive their long awaited ROST (amp/DAC/streamer)

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ROST (amp/DAC/streamer) the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is coming soon to Musicraft (Derby)

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ROST(amp/DAC/streamer) the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is coming soon to Musicraft (Derby)

Röst is the name of one of Norway's most beautiful islands. Way up north in Lofoten. About as far out from the mainland as you can get. The name fits like a glove. Röst can also mean "voice", and the Röst is truly the "voice of Hegel". With the patented SoundEngine amplifier technology, highly advanced preamplifier and delicately designed D/A-converter, the Röst sounds fluidly natural and dynamic. It preserves all the tiny details that create the feeling of being there, and delivers deep, thundering bass when needed. The Röst easily connects to any device you want - a CD-player, a streamer, a computer or perhaps Google Cast Audio? You can connect your iPhone, Macbook or even an AppleTV using AirPlay. Or maybe integrate a Sonos Connect? The choice is yours. Hegel Röst is designed to make everyday devices sound as good as possible, and to make audiophile devices sound even better. We achieve this using proprietary technology developed in-house by Hegel.

The Absolute Sound - Hegel Music Systems new ROST (amp/DAC/Streamer) is one of the five most significant electronics components at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/article ... ighlights/

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Hegel Music Systems ROST (amp/DAC/Streamer). Presented by Musicraft (Derby). The UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer.

HEGEL IN A NUTSHELL - Each thing can be found in other amps, but NEVER all three together. This is thanks to our patented SoundEngine technology -

1. Damping factor - is basically a description for bass control. The higher the damping factor, the better the bass control. Modern amplifiers typically have lower bass control than they used to have 20 years ago. The reason is that the tools you use to increase damping factor will also increase distortion (next - 2). Not so in a Hegel amplifier. Industry average: 60-80, A really good amp: 100-150, 20 years ago: +/-150, Hegel: 1000-4000 Meaning: Hegel can boogie

2. Distortion - is a description of the level of extra sound that is generated in the amplifier. Meaning sound that is not part of the recording. Distortion usually makes an amplifier sound either muffled or harsh. It will mask the finer details. Modern amps usually have fairly low distortion, and obtain this by sacrificing bass-control (previous - 1). Hegel have among the lowest distortion on the market, and it has it in combination with extremely high bass control. Meaning - it will sound incredibly dynamic, detailed AND smooth.

3. Power consumption - The third benefit of the Sound Engine technology is low power consumption in idle. We are actually using up to 60% less power. Preventing the amplifier of running too hot, and it is good for the environment. The technical term is low bias.


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ROST (amp/DAC/streamer) the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is coming soon to Musicraft (Derby)

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ROST (amp/DAC/streamer) the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is coming soon to Musicraft (Derby)

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ROST (amp/DAC/streamer) the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is coming soon to Musicraft (Derby)

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ROST (amp/DAC/streamer) the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is coming soon to Musicraft (Derby)

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ROST (amp/DAC/streamer) the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is coming soon to Musicraft (Derby)

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ROST (amp/DAC/streamer) the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is coming soon to Musicraft (Derby)

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ROST (amp/DAC/streamer) the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is coming soon to Musicraft (Derby)

The Röst is available in a smooth, white, painted, aluminium and steel chassis. Even the knobs are made of solid aluminium, and have the same comfortable touch. Together with the white, slightly dimmed OLED display, this is a unit you would easily have visible in the home. Ready to be used with your speakers or headphones. The Röst comes with a remote control, made from a solid block of aluminium, but is also IP-controllable and may be integrated in most smart-home solutions. If you have experience in writing code, you can get access to the IP-control table and write your own control systems. Note that we do not offer support on that.

Hegel Music Systems ROST Technical Details -

• Power output: 2 x 75 W into 8 Ohms
• Minimum load: 2 Ohms
• Analogue inputs: 1 x balanced (XLR), 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: 5 Hz - 100 kHz
• Signal-to-noise ratio: More than 100 dB
• Crosstalk: Less than -100 dB
• Distortion: Less than 0.01% @ 50 W 8 Ohms 1kHz
• Intermodulation: Less than 0.01% (19 kHz + 20 kHz)
• Damping factor: More than 2000 (main power output stage)
• Dimensions: 8cm (10cm w/feet) x 43cm x 31cm (HxWxD)
• Weight: 12kg shipment weightDimensions US: 3.15" (3.93" w/feet) x 16.93" x 12.20" (HxWxD)
• Weight US: 26.46lbs shipment weight

Hegel Music Systems ROST RRP £2200

Hegel Music Systems SoundEngine Technology

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http://www.hegel.com/technology/soundengine

https://www.facebook.com/hegelmusic/videos/1557873347773276/?video_source=pages_finch_thumbnail_video
Hegel SoundEngine Technology video with Founder and technical director of Hegel, Bent Holter


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Re: Hegel Audio (+ News & Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:54 am

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Musicraft is pleased to announce that on February 8th 2016 we received Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015 Award which we proudly accepted on behalf of our clients. We and Hegel Music Systems thank our clients for helping establish and achieving great success with Hegel Music Systems in the UK.

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Musicraft is Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015

Please contact or visit Musicraft Derby (the UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer) to discover why more and more Hi-Fi and home cinema enthusiasts digital and analogue audio systems are benefiting from Hegel Music Systems patented SoundEngine technology.

Musicraft is pleased to announce that we will be the first Hegel Music Systems UK dealer to receive their long awaited ROST (amp/DAC/streamer)

Picture of the UPS delivery label is attached and tracking information shown below as the journey first units of Hegel Music Systems new ROST begins from Norway (Oslo) to the UK (Derby)

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25/11/2016 - 02:40 Departure Scan KOELN (COLOGNE) DE

24/11/2016 - 23:22 Arrival Scan KOELN (COLOGNE) DE

24/11/2016 - 22:03 Departure Scan MALMO STURUP SE

24/11/2016 - 21:16 Arrival Scan MALMO STURUP SE

24/11/2016 - 20:22 Departure Scan GARDERMOEN NO

Oslo, Norway 24/11/2016 18:20 Export Scan

24/11/2016 18:20 Origin Scan

24/11/2016 15:32 Collection Scan

Norway 24/11/2016 3:45 Order Processed: Ready for UPS


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ROST (amp/DAC/streamer) the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is coming soon to Musicraft (Derby)

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ROST(amp/DAC/streamer) the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is coming soon to Musicraft (Derby)

Röst is the name of one of Norway's most beautiful islands. Way up north in Lofoten. About as far out from the mainland as you can get. The name fits like a glove. Röst can also mean "voice", and the Röst is truly the "voice of Hegel". With the patented SoundEngine amplifier technology, highly advanced preamplifier and delicately designed D/A-converter, the Röst sounds fluidly natural and dynamic. It preserves all the tiny details that create the feeling of being there, and delivers deep, thundering bass when needed. The Röst easily connects to any device you want - a CD-player, a streamer, a computer or perhaps Google Cast Audio? You can connect your iPhone, Macbook or even an AppleTV using AirPlay. Or maybe integrate a Sonos Connect? The choice is yours. Hegel Röst is designed to make everyday devices sound as good as possible, and to make audiophile devices sound even better. We achieve this using proprietary technology developed in-house by Hegel.

The Absolute Sound - Hegel Music Systems new ROST (amp/DAC/Streamer) is one of the five most significant electronics components at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/article ... ighlights/

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Hegel Music Systems ROST (amp/DAC/Streamer). Presented by Musicraft (Derby). The UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer.

HEGEL IN A NUTSHELL - Each thing can be found in other amps, but NEVER all three together. This is thanks to our patented SoundEngine technology -

1. Damping factor - is basically a description for bass control. The higher the damping factor, the better the bass control. Modern amplifiers typically have lower bass control than they used to have 20 years ago. The reason is that the tools you use to increase damping factor will also increase distortion (next - 2). Not so in a Hegel amplifier. Industry average: 60-80, A really good amp: 100-150, 20 years ago: +/-150, Hegel: 1000-4000 Meaning: Hegel can boogie

2. Distortion - is a description of the level of extra sound that is generated in the amplifier. Meaning sound that is not part of the recording. Distortion usually makes an amplifier sound either muffled or harsh. It will mask the finer details. Modern amps usually have fairly low distortion, and obtain this by sacrificing bass-control (previous - 1). Hegel have among the lowest distortion on the market, and it has it in combination with extremely high bass control. Meaning - it will sound incredibly dynamic, detailed AND smooth.

3. Power consumption - The third benefit of the Sound Engine technology is low power consumption in idle. We are actually using up to 60% less power. Preventing the amplifier of running too hot, and it is good for the environment. The technical term is low bias.


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ROST (amp/DAC/streamer) the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is coming soon to Musicraft (Derby)

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ROST (amp/DAC/streamer) the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is coming soon to Musicraft (Derby)

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ROST (amp/DAC/streamer) the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is coming soon to Musicraft (Derby)

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ROST (amp/DAC/streamer) the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is coming soon to Musicraft (Derby)

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ROST (amp/DAC/streamer) the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is coming soon to Musicraft (Derby)

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ROST (amp/DAC/streamer) the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is coming soon to Musicraft (Derby)

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ROST (amp/DAC/streamer) the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is coming soon to Musicraft (Derby)

The Röst is available in a smooth, white, painted, aluminium and steel chassis. Even the knobs are made of solid aluminium, and have the same comfortable touch. Together with the white, slightly dimmed OLED display, this is a unit you would easily have visible in the home. Ready to be used with your speakers or headphones. The Röst comes with a remote control, made from a solid block of aluminium, but is also IP-controllable and may be integrated in most smart-home solutions. If you have experience in writing code, you can get access to the IP-control table and write your own control systems. Note that we do not offer support on that.

Hegel Music Systems ROST Technical Details -

• Power output: 2 x 75 W into 8 Ohms
• Minimum load: 2 Ohms
• Analogue inputs: 1 x balanced (XLR), 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: 5 Hz - 100 kHz
• Signal-to-noise ratio: More than 100 dB
• Crosstalk: Less than -100 dB
• Distortion: Less than 0.01% @ 50 W 8 Ohms 1kHz
• Intermodulation: Less than 0.01% (19 kHz + 20 kHz)
• Damping factor: More than 2000 (main power output stage)
• Dimensions: 8cm (10cm w/feet) x 43cm x 31cm (HxWxD)
• Weight: 12kg shipment weightDimensions US: 3.15" (3.93" w/feet) x 16.93" x 12.20" (HxWxD)
• Weight US: 26.46lbs shipment weight

Hegel Music Systems ROST RRP £2200

Hegel Music Systems SoundEngine Technology

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http://www.hegel.com/technology/soundengine

https://www.facebook.com/hegelmusic/videos/1557873347773276/?video_source=pages_finch_thumbnail_video
Hegel SoundEngine Technology video with Founder and technical director of Hegel, Bent Holter


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Musicraft is Derby's foremost dealer for the finest specialist Hi-Fi, Home Cinema & Multimedia components/systems. So, if you would like to know more about how our products can enrich your life, then please visit us or contact Rick.

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