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Hegel H600 integrated amplifier,

hegel h600 integrated amplifier

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The H600 integrated amplifier is a real beast. Boasting a continuous output of 303wpc, HiFi News measured the H600 as 327/641/1,240/2,300wpc into 8/4/2/1ohms respectively. This puts the H600 way into the capable world of pre/power amplifiers, and is able to drive virtually any loudspeaker on the market, including energy-sapping panel speakers. The H600's low-impedance output capabilities tower over much of the competition, including the likes of the McIntosh MA9500 which costs an extra 50%.

H600 fascia,

The Sabre ESS9038Q2M dac widens the H600's appeal to include digital inputs capable of decoding standard and hi-res FLAC/PCM music files, MQA, as well as DSD.


Network streaming is possible via third party UPnP apps such as mConnect, allowing network streaming of any locally stored music collections on PCs or music servers such as Innuos. TIDAL Connect and Spotify Connect are native apps, and along with QOBUZ (available via the mConnect app) provide access to a wealth of music via subscription. The H600 can be used as part of a Roon based streaming system, and also provides wireless AirPlay2 streaming from Apple products.

Spotify Connect streaming,
TIDAL Connect streaming,
Roon compatible,
Roon compatible,
AirPlay2 streaming,
Control4 compatible,

The Hegel H600 not only provides two analogue RCA inputs for analogue sources, but also 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.

H600 back panel, H600 connections,

The digital section provides a USB, three optical, one coaxial, and one BNC input 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 32/384kHz and 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.

  • 303 wpc into 8ohms (600wpc into 4ohms)

  • 3x pair analogue RCA unbalanced inputs

  • 2x pair analogue XLR balanced inputs

  • 1x BNC digital input (up to 24/192, DSD64)

  • 1x USB digital input (up to 32/384, DSD256)

  • 1x coaxial digital input (up to 24/192, DSD64)

  • 3x optical digital inputs (up to 24/96, DSD64)

  • 1 pair fixed analogue RCA analogue outputs

  • 1 pair variable RCA analogue outputs

  • 1x BNC 75ohm digital output

  • Spotify Connect streaming (coming soon)

  • TIDAL Connect streaming

  • QOBUZ streaming via mConnect app

  • Apple AirPlay2

  • UPnP network streaming

  • Roon Ready (coming soon)

  • Control4 compatibility

  • IP control

  • H171mm x W430mm x D445mm

  • 22kg

  • 2 year warranty

  • £10,500

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