Hegel H600 Integrated Amplifier

Hegel H600 Integrated Amplifier

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Key info

  • Reference integrated amplifier by Hegel.
  • Power output: 303W per ch/ into 8Ω.
  • Damping factor of 4000.
  • Dual mono amplifier design.
  • Improvements compared to the preceding model: new chassis design, a new DAC, an improved amplifier section.
  • Supports UPnP streaming, Spotify Connect, Airplay 2, Tidal Connect, and Roon Ready (pending).

All specifications

Physical characteristics
Weight 22 kg
Dimensions (HxWxD) 17,1 x 43 x 44,5 cm
Technical specifications
Frequency response 5Hz-100kHz
S/N Ratio More than 100dB
Crosstalk Less than -100dB
Digital outputs 1 x Coaxial (BNC) S/PDIF - 24/192
Inputs/Outputs
Outputs 2 x 303W in 8 ohms, Dual Mono
Analog inputs 2 x Balanced (XLR), 2 x Unbalanced (RCA)
Digital inputs 1 x Coaxial (BNC) S/PDIF - 24/192, DSD64 (DoP), MQA 8x, 1 x Coaxial (RCA) S/PDIF - 24/192, DSD64 (DoP), MQA 8x, 3 x Optical S/PDIF - 24/96, MQA 8x, 1 x USB -32/384, DSD256 (DoP), MQA 8x, 1 x Network - 24/192, DSD64, MQA 8x
Digital outputs 1 x Coaxial (BNC) S/PDIF - 24/192
Streaming
Streaming services AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, Roon Ready (pending), Tidal Connect, UPnP
Streaming features MP3, WAV, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, DSF, DFF, AAC, PCM, MQA, Ogg

Experience the Powerhouse Performance of Hegel H600 Flagship Integrated Amplifier

Discover Hegel’s latest masterpiece, the H600 flagship integrated amplifier, a true powerhouse that redefines the capabilities of a super-integrated amplifier. Designed to cater to the desires of even the most discerning audiophiles, the H600 boasts cutting-edge features that push the boundaries of audio excellence.

Distinguishing Features of the H600

Setting it apart from its predecessor, the H590, the H600 introduces transformative enhancements that showcase Hegel’s commitment to audio innovation:

  • Innovative Bit-Perfect DAC: The H600 features a novel DAC design that ensures bit-perfect performance, avoiding upsampling. This DAC has its dedicated power source and is isolated from internal components by a substantial steel plate, minimizing electromagnetic interference (EMI) for pristine audio quality.
  • Enhanced Streaming Capabilities: Updated streaming features include support for UPnP, Spotify Connect, Roon, and the latest addition, Tidal Connect, offering seamless access to your favorite music streaming services.
  • Advanced Pre-Amplifier Section: The H600 incorporates the volume attenuator from Hegel’s P30A pre-amplifier and reintroduces the SoundEngine 2 feed-forward correction mechanism. These improvements target the reduction of distortion throughout the signal path, especially in the output stage’s crossover distortion.
  • Extensive Connectivity Options: The H600 maintains a comprehensive array of digital connectivity options, including optical inputs, BNC, coaxial, USB, and a BNC digital output. On the analog front, improvements have been made to the balanced XLR inputs, complemented by RCA inputs, variable analog outputs for subwoofers, and a line-level output.
  • Thoughtful Design Elements: The H600 features “anti-scratch” aluminum feet for stability and vibration reduction. The large control knobs double as touch controllers, providing intuitive operation. 6. Enhanced Power Output: Outshining its predecessor, the H600 delivers 303W per channel, surpassing the H590‘s 301W per channel.

Dual Mono Design and P30A Volume Attenuator

The H600 embraces a dual mono design philosophy, achieving performance comparable to having two mono amplifiers within a single enclosure. The preamplifier section incorporates the highly precise volume attenuator from Hegel’s reference P30A amplifier, elevating performance standards even further. With meticulous attention to electronic circuitry and top-tier components, Hegel maintains unparalleled control over the amplification process, seamlessly integrating with the proprietary SoundEngine2 correction technology. The result is an audio signal that faithfully reproduces the original recording, delivering an expansive soundstage, remarkable dynamic range, and authoritative bass control.

Newly Overhauled Chassis Design

Crafted from aluminum, the H600’s chassis enhances audio performance with a solid bottom and a top cover featuring dual-layer milled vents for improved rigidity and airflow. The big aluminum feet with an anti-scratch design ensure stability and minimize vibrations. High-quality RCA connectors and optimized positioning of analog and digital connectors reduce noise and enhance channel separation. The large control knobs equipped with touch control make operating the amplifier effortless and intuitive.

Streaming Excellence and Future-Proof Adaptability

Hegel prioritizes exceptional audio and seamless usability. The H600 exemplifies this with its comprehensive range of streaming options, including UPnP streaming, Spotify Connect, Airplay 2, Tidal Connect, and upcoming Roon Ready integration. The amplifier’s sophisticated streaming engine ensures compatibility with the latest streaming possibilities, guaranteeing enduring relevance.

With complimentary firmware updates and automatic installation, Hegel ensures that the H600 remains up-to-date, adapting seamlessly to advancing technologies and features. Experience the future of audio with Hegel’s commitment to future-proofing, allowing your H600 to evolve alongside the ever-changing landscape of audio technology.

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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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