Hegel H590 Integrated Amplifier

Hegel H590 Integrated Amplifier

Key info

  • 301 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 22 kg
Dimensions (HxWxD) 1710 x 430 x 445 mm
Technical specifications
Power output 301 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)
Inputs/Outputs
Analog inputs 2 x XLR | 3 x RCA
Digital inputs 1 x Coaxial (BNC) | 1 x Coaxial (RCA) | 3 x Optical | 1 x USB | 1 x Network
Digital outputs 1 x coaxial (BNC)
Streaming
Streaming services Spotify Connect
Streaming features Apple AirPlay, UPnP Streaming

The Hegel H590 is the biggest and most powerful Hegel’s integrated amplifier, a step up from Hegel H390. It provides 301 watts per channel amplification and features 12 ultra-fast, high-power output transistors per channel which deliver a remarkable grip. Damping factor is rated at more than 4000 (main power output stage) making this amplifier unfazed by even the most challenging loads.

At the heart of it all sits Hegel’s SoundEngine technology. Hegel claims it works similarly to a noise canceling headphone – a processor inside will sample what comes into the amplifier and compares it to what comes out. The result is unmatched dynamic capabilities while still maintaining a smooth, natural sound with all the details of the music

The DualAmp technology, which is used in all integrated amplifiers and power amplifiers from Hegel, 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 H590 also features a high-end DAC and network streaming capabilities. 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 H590 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 H590 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

DAC

The H590 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).

Hegel H590 features an excellent DAC, 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.

H95 H120 H190 H390 H590 H600
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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