The H90 provides the most dynamic 60 watts per channel sound you have ever heard and comes with a set of features that add value and flexibility. In the Hegel H90, we included network streaming, Apple Airplay, and a variety of digital and analogue connections. All (except streaming) of which are configurable to be fixed level inputs, allowing you to easily integrate the H90 in a Home Theater system. Or perhaps you just want to connect the digital output of your Sonos streamer and use the Sonos volume attenuator rather than the Hegel remote? There is also a high-quality headphone output and a sleek, informative, white OLED display.
The new and improved SoundEngine2 reduces distortion even further than our older models. It makes certain you hear all those tiny details in the music. The ones that suck you in and give you the feeling of actually being there, while also sounding natural and fluid. SoundEngine2 also quite dramatically improves bass control, and the amplifier's grip of the loudspeakers, which is why even a tiny 60 watts of output power can be enough.
The grip, or damping factor as it is called, is up to 20 times higher than the industry average. Ensuring a dynamic and powerful bass response, even on larger floor standing loudspeakers. The H90 is designed simply, making it a perfect stand-alone unit. Connect your TV, cable decoder, phono stage or phones. Add a pair of speakers and you are good to go!
Power output: 2 x 60 W into 8 Ω
Minimum load: 2 Ω
Analog Inputs: 2 x unbalanced (RCA)
Digital Inputs: 1 x coaxial (RCA), 3 x optical, 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 Ω/1 kHz
Intermodulation: Less than 0.01% (19 kHz + 20 kHz)
Damping factor: More than 2000 (main power output stage)
Dimensions incl feet: 10 cm x 43 cm x 31 cm (HxWxD), 11 kg shipping weight
Dimensions (US): 3.93" x 16.93" x 12.20" (HxWxD), 26.46 lbs shipping weight
The H90 provides a balanced set of features that includes proven technologies and can integrate with equipment already on the buyer's rack. In my time with the H90 I found nothing that it did wrong - just a few defensible choices. The H90 punches well above the level you might expect from a DAC-integrated at its price - Hegel's attention to dynamics, detail, and transparency shone through. The Hegel H90 is well worth hearing.
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