Hegel H390 Integrated Amplifier

Hegel H390 Integrated Amplifier

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Key info

  • 250 W into 8 Ohm.
  • Spotify, UPnP and Apple AirPlay supported.
  • Patented SoundEngine 2 technology reduces signal distortion.
  • The amp is software upgradeable.
  • DAC comes with bit-perfect capability.

All specifications

Physical characteristics
Weight 20 kg
Dimensions (HxWxD) 1450 x 430 x 440 mm
Technical specifications
Power output 250 W into 8 Ω
Frequency response 5 Hz - 180 kHz
S/N Ratio > 100 dB
Crosstalk < -100 dB
Input impedance 2 Ohm min
Digital outputs 1 x coaxial (BNC)
Analog inputs 1 x balanced (XLR), 2 x unbalanced (RCA)
Digital inputs 1 x coaxial (BNC), 1 x coaxial (RCA), 3 x optical, 1 x USB, 1 x Network
Analog outputs 1 x unbalanced fixed (RCA), 1 x unbalanced variable (RCA)
Digital outputs 1 x coaxial (BNC)
Streaming services Spotify Connect
Streaming features Apple AirPlay, UPnP Streaming


The Hegel H390 provides 250 watts per channel amplification (into 8ohms, 420wpc into 4ohms) an output that can drive many high end loudspeakers with consummate ease.

At the heart of the H390 is Hegel‘s patented SoundEngine 2 amplifier section, which, in many ways, works similarly to a noise canceling headphone. A processor inside will sample what comes into the amplifier and compares it to what comes out, which provides extremely musical and natural sound.

Hegel’s DualAmp technology separates out the voltage gain stage and current gain stages that are usually made combined in other amplifiers, allowing specific circuitry to do a better job, which helps to preserve dynamic range and reduce distortion . ​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. ​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.


Hegel H390 has Apple Airplay 2 and UPnP streaming, with services like Spotify Connect, IP Control and Control4. The network connection of the H390 allows UPnP music streaming of anything up to hi-res 24/192 FLAC and WAV files.

With a source such as an Innuos media server, the Hegel H390 can also act as a Roon endpoint, bringing your locally stored music collections as well as music streaming apps such as Tidal or Qobuz.

Add an Auralic Aries G1 or Auralic Aries G2.1 to connect over Wi-Fi and add other internet streaming services like Tidal and Qobuz, Internet Radio, and USB drives to bring high performance streaming to your home audio system


Hegel H390 features an excellent DAC, thanks to SynchroDAC technology that 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. ​Hegel H390’s DAC is able to decode MQA from any MQA source via any of its digital inputs, giving hi-res playback from Tidal Masters or MQA downloads. ​

H95 H120 H190 H390 H590 H600
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
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 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
Standby Standby Standby ECO / Standby ECO / Standby ECO / Standby ECO / Standby
Bit Perfect DAC
Spotify Connect
UPnP Streaming (DLNA, DMR)
AirPlay 2
Roon Pending
IP Control
Control 4 SDDP
IR Direct (Mini-Jack Input)
Trigger In / Out
MP3, WAV, Flac, ALAC, AAC, PCM, Ogg

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