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 SoundEngine2 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 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 remote control, made from a solid block of aluminum, but is also IP-controllable and may be integrated with 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.
Power output: 2 x 75 W into 8 Ω
Minimum load: 2 Ω
Analog Inputs: 1 x balanced (XLR), 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), 12 kg shipping weight
Dimensions (US): 3.93" x 16.93" x 12.20" (HxWxD), 26.46 lbs shipping weight
Hegel has brought together many fine qualities from across its product range in one slim, modern, eye-catching box. The amp punches well above its modest power output and is comfortable driving tricky speaker loads. The Röst has a generous array of inputs and can be considered a veritable hub of digital connectivity, with the possible exception that the absence of DSD processing could be considered an omission by those seeking greater future-proofing.
Hi-Fi Choice (UK)