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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 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,
Roon compatible,
Roon compatible,
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 an 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.

The Hegel H590 not only provides three analogue RCA inputs for analogue sources, but also a both variable analogue RCA outputs to connect a power amplifier, and fixed analogue RCA outputs for recording or monitoring purposes. Two pairs of balanced XLR inputs cater for higher quality, suitably equipped sources.

The analogue inputs can be configured as a home theatre bypass input for integration into home theatre systems.

rear panel of the Hegel H590 integrated amplifier,

The digital section provides a 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, Sky boxes or Bluray players. A BNC digital output can be connected to an external DAC.

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.

The H590 is Roon ready, bringing together most of your streaming services into a single informative control app, bringing with it multi-room control for other Roon compatible products on your home network.

Roon compatibility,
Roon compatibility,

This also makes streaming your own stored music easy, when connected to music servers such as Innuos.

  • 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 Ready

  • Control4 compatibility

  • IP control

  • 2 year warranty

  •  discontinued - replaced by H600 

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