hegel h590 integrated amplifier

hegel h590 integrated amplifier

The Hegel H590 integrated amplifier is a real beast, providing a massive a 301wpc (into 8ohms). While there are other integrated amplifiers out there that might beat that on paper, the H590's real strength is in its prodigious output at lower impedances, which was measured by hifi news as being capable of 1,200wpc into a 2ohm load, and 2,200wpc into 1ohm. Its ability to remain stable driving virtually any impedance makes it a great choice for panel loudspeakers and also very low sensitivity loudspeakers.

Network connectivity provides streaming via Roon (coming very soon )and third party apps such as mConnect allowing network streaming of any locally stored music collections as well as music streaming apps such as TIDAL and QOBUZ.

Spotify Connect streaming,
AirPlay2 streaming,
Control4 compatible,
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AirPlay2 allows wireless streaming from Apple phones and tablets, and Spotify Connect Premium streaming gives you access to a vast amount of music old and new.

The H590's AKM4490 DAC is able to decode MQA from any MQA source via any of its USB input, giving hi-res playback from TIDAL Masters or MQA downloads.

With a source such as a 432 EVO or Innuos media server, the Hegel H590 can act as a Roon endpoint, bringing your network stored and streaming music together in one single control app, along with a wealth of artist and gig information.

Control4 and IP control permits the H590 to be controlled via your network.

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The network connection of the H590 allows UPnP music streaming of anything up to hi-res 24/192 FLAC and WAV files, as well as direct AirPlay2 streaming from Apple devices.

rear panel of the Hegel H590 integrated amplifier,

The Hegel H590 provides three analogue RCA inputs as well as both fixed and variable analogue RCA outputs, the latter ideal for adding a subwoofer or two. Two pairs of balanced XLR inputs cater for suitably equipped, higher quality sources.


The digital section provides one USB, three optical, one coaxial, and one BNC inputs for connecting external digital sources such as a CD player, or media streamers from the likes of Roku or Apple TV, as well as Sky boxes or Bluray players.

These digital inputs decode up to DSD64, with the BNC digital input decoding up to DSD256.

DualAmp technology separates out the current gain stage and voltage gain stages that are usually combined in amplifiers, allowing specific circuitry to do a better job, reducing distortion and preserving dynamic range.

DualPower technology supplies the output stage with a different power feed to that of the input and voltage gain stages. Like DualAmp, this gives lower distortion whilst maintaining high dynamic range.

SoundEngine 2 technology preserves the original between stages, where distortion or errors tend to creep in, giving the advantages of Class A and Class AB amplifiers without the negatives, reducing high frequency distortion.

SynchroDAC technology uses true balanced signal processing to preserve dynamic range and lower distortion, lowering jitter and conversion errors, allowing the most faithful digital to analogue conversion possible.

All of the above technology has been developed by Hegel Music Systems to allow their products to stand out from a crowded market place, and win numerous awards worldwide.

inside the Hegel H590 integrated amplifier,
  • 301 wpc into 8ohms (420wpc into 4ohms)

  • 3x pair analogue RCA unbalanced inputs

  • 2x pair analogue XLR balanced inputs

  • 1x BNC digital input (up to DSD64)

  • 1x USB digital input (up to DSD256)

  • 1x coaxial digital input (up to DSD64)

  • 3x optical digital inputs (up to DSD64)

  • 1 pair fixed analogue RCA analogue outputs

  • 1 pair variable RCA analogue outputs

  • 1x BNC digital output

  • MQA decoding via USB input

  • Spotify Connect Premium

  • TIDAL and QOBUZ streaming via mConnect

  • Apple AirPlay2

  • UPnP network streaming

  • Roon compatibility (coming soon)

  • Control4 compatibility

  • IP control

  • 2 year warranty

  • £9500

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