Hegel H390 250w Integrated amp w Streaming DAC - Apple AirPlay/DLNA/Roon/Spotify

HL 11 IA H390
NZ$ 10,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
Hegel Audio

Natural, Engaging, Dynamic musical experiance

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"Conclusion Qualities of Hegel’s best preamp, best power amp and best DAC have now been brought together in the H360 is a tidy sum for an integrated amplifier, but you may choose to look at it as a heavily discounted set of separates expertly optimised with short signal paths into a single unpretentious box. The integrated amplifier is coming of age again, and in the H360 (previous model) 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 l"........ Chris Ward

Hegel H390 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 H390 is no exception. The obvious benefit of the H390 is easy to see - power. It can deliver 2x 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 H390 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 H390.

The H390 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.

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Specifications

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)