With its new H190, Hegel Music Systems gives you more and better: twice the Rösts power and, with SoundEngine2, wider dynamic range and a higher damping factor. The H190s inclusion of AirPlay, DLNA, and soon Spotify Connect will make it sufficient to meet most streaming needs, while its support of Control4 makes it a great option for environments with a home control system.
But the clincher is the sound. Listening with the H190 was an absolute pleasure, and it drew out qualities in recordings Id previously overlooked. Id certainly want to own one, and recommend it highly to anyone looking for a powerful, network-capable integrated amplifier. The H190 is just one more example of a revelation Ive had with Hegel.
. . . Al Griffin
HEGEL H90 INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER Equipment+ by Alan Sircom | Jan 02, 2018
The point of the Hegel H90 is its a do no harm amplifier. It simply takes the signal and makes it sound like it should through loudspeakers. If the music is well-recorded, it will sound good. If the music isnt well recorded, it will sound OK. But the joy of the H90 is that it can do this to far more exotic loudspeakers than you might ever imagine a £1,500 amplifier doing. And with loudspeakers more in line with the price, the combination sounds excellent.
Ultimately, this is an amplifier with staying power, like the H80 before it. You could happily use the H90 with a pair of reasonably priced loudspeakers today, upgrade the speakers significantly without needing to touch the amplifier. Like its predecessor, only more so, the H90 is a solid, powerful recommendation at this price and way beyond!
A good example of the dialectic in action, Hegel Music Systems Röst is also a versatile, forward-thinking hi-fi component -- I cant think of another integrated amplifier with connectivity options that address not only the needs of audiophiles, but also those of the custom-installation market. It looks interesting, it sounds great, and it has AirPlay -- to hear uncompressed music, you need only whip out your iPhone. It would be cool to add Pong to that list of capabilities, but as it stands, Im satisfied with what the Röst already can do.
The Absolute Sounds Product of the Year Awards 2017: Disc Players
by TAS Staff | Feb 16th, 2018
Hegel Music Systems Mohican $5000
In the sunset years of optical discs, Hegel Music Systems of Norway has devoted considerable time and effort creating what it views as the ultimate CD player. The Mohican doesnt have a digital input, wont decode other sources, and has no other function than to play CDs. The company thought that many music lovers have large CD libraries, and that they would want to continue playing those discs well into the future. By limiting the Mohican to a single purpose, every aspect of its design can be optimized for CD, with no compromises. The Hegel Mohican CD player allows the listener to gain insights into the musicits various moods, its flow, its thrustat a level reviewer KM had not encountered in CD playback for less than four times the price. It has very low levels of Red Books typical hardness and edginess. The Mohican has an analog-like ease, tonal density, and rhythmic fluidity that make it a recommendation for the long haul. To top it off, Hegel has laid in a large supply of replacement parts, assuring that the Mohican will live up to its name and be the last CD player youll ever needand a Disc Player of the Year winner.