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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!
Connected to 8 year old Tannoy Precision 6.2 floor-standers using new AudioQuest Rocket 11 speaker cable. Mainly listen to classical via streaming and a Cyrus CD Transport (digital coaxial connection). Still running-in but this set up is a noticeable improvement over the previous Cyrus 6XPD and QED High Performance cable (bi-wired). Clear soundstage with good depth and solid imaging. Can hear more detail. Bass is very well controlled. Violins are far more pleasant to listen to than before. Streaming via ethernet works well and is easy to set up. I use Qobuz and Tidal Masters but (at least for me) streaming direct from their apps does not work. Access to both via BubbleUPnP works fine (but only up to CD quality). Amp was originally supplied with an EU 2-pin plug in error (amp did not work using a UK 3-pin converter). New power cord supplied promptly by AS. Excellent service from them throughout.
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