Hegel H120 Integrated Amplifier

Hegel H120 Integrated Amplifier

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Key info

  •  75 W into 8 Ohm.
  • Spotify, UPnP and Apple AirPlay supported.
  • Patented SoundEngine 2 technology reduces signal distortion.
  • 6.35mm headphone output.
  • The amp is software upgradeable.

All specifications

Physical characteristics
Dimensions (HxWxD) 100 x 430x 350 mm
Shipping Weight 12 kg
Technical specifications
Power output 75 W into 8 Ω
Frequency response 5 Hz - 100 kHz
S/N Ratio >100 dB
Crosstalk < -100 dB
Input impedance 2 Ω Min
Inputs/Outputs
Analog inputs 1 x XLR | 2 x unbalanced RCA
Digital inputs 1 x Coaxial | 3 x Optical | 1 x USB | 1 x Network
Analog outputs 1 x RCA
Streaming
Streaming services Roon ready, Spotify connect
Streaming features Apple Airplay, UPnP streaming

Amplifier

The Hegel H120 provides 75 watts per channel amplification and uses the Hegel SoundEngine2 amplifier platform which allows a damping factor higher than 2000 yet keeps extremely low distortion levels. It works a little like a noise cancelling headphone by comparing the output of the amplifier with the input. When distortion is detected, this is played forward into the speaker output, but in reverse phase.

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

The H120 also features a high-end DAC, network streaming capabilities and a headphone output, making it easy to plug and unplug depending on your listening preferences. All inputs can be configured for volume bypass so that you can integrate with your home theatre or your wireless sound system making it the perfect affordable upgrade.

Streaming

Hegel H120 has Apple Airplay 2 and UPnP streaming, with services like Spotify Connect, IP Control and Control4. The network connection of the H120 allows UPnP music streaming of anything up to hi-res 24/192 FLAC and WAV files.

The H120 provides network streaming, using any number of third party apps such as mConnect, allowing network streaming of any locally stored music collections using an Android or IOS phone or tablet. Alternatively, adding a separate streamer or a media server to stream directly via USB will also add music streaming services such as Tidal and Qobuz, as well as internet radio to the system.

DAC

The H120 internalises a DAC with 1x 24bit/96kHz USB, 1x 24bit/192kHz coaxial and 3x 24bit/192kHz optical (for TVs and streamers without a USB output).

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 analog conversion possible.

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GENERAL SPECS
Output Power 8ohm, 20-20K RMS 1% 60wpc 75wpc 150wpc 250wpc 301wpc 303wpc
Damping Factor 2000 2000 4000 4000 4000 4000
Separate Transformer for DAC / Pre
Dual Mono Amplifier
CONNECTIONS
Balanced Inputs 0 1 1 1 2 2
Analog Inputs 2 2 2 2 3 4
Analog Output – Variable / Fixed Variable Variable Variable & Fixed Variable & Fixed Variable & Fixed Variable & Fixed
Headphone Output (6.3mm Jack)
Coaxial Digital Inputs 1 1 1 1 1 1
BNC Input
Optical Digital Inputs 3 3 3 3 3 3
USB Input
Ethernet Input
Digital Output (Passthrough)
RESOLUTION DIGITAL INPUTS
Resolution Coax 24bit / 192kHz 24bit / 192kHz 24bit / 192kHz 24bit / 192kHz + MQA + DSD64 24bit / 192kHz + MQA + DSD64 24bit / 192kHz + MQA 8x + DSD64
Resolution Optical 24bit / 96kHz 24bit / 96kHz 24bit / 96kHz 24bit / 96kHz + MQA + DSD64 24bit / 96kHz + MQA + DSD64 24bit / 96kHz + MQA 8x + DSD64
Resolution USB 24bit / 96kHz 24bit / 96kHz 24bit / 96kHz 32bit / 384kHz + MQA + DSD256 32bit / 384kHz + MQA + DSD256 32bit / 384kHz + MQA 8x + DSD256
Resolution Network / UPnP 24bit / 192kHz 24bit / 192kHz 24bit / 192kHz 24bit / 192kHz + MQA + DSD64 24bit / 192kHz + MQA + DSD64 24bit / 192kHz + MQA 8x + DSD64
FEATURES
Standby Standby Standby ECO / Standby ECO / Standby ECO / Standby ECO / Standby
Bit Perfect DAC
Spotify Connect
UPnP Streaming (DLNA, DMR)
AirPlay 2
Roon Pending
CONTROL
IP Control
Control 4 SDDP
IR Direct (Mini-Jack Input)
Trigger In / Out
UPnP FORMATS SUPPORTED
MP3, WAV, Flac, ALAC, AAC, PCM, Ogg
MQA

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