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  • Stereo Amplifier Hegel H160
  • Stereo Amplifier Hegel H160
  • Stereo Amplifier Hegel H160
  • Stereo Amplifier Hegel H160
  • Stereo Amplifier Hegel H160

Description stereo amplifier, Hegel H160

The Hegel H160 model occupies a niche between a flagship and a more budget H300 "integralnym" H80 in the original full line of amplifiers.

The design uses a legendary Sound Engine technology which corrects a received signal amplifier in real time. In this case instead of the traditional feedback in circuits applies a direct connection. All this helps to minimize various kind of distortion, make the sound more clean and smooth, improve the damping factor and increase the dynamics of the bass.

Hegel H160 is perhaps one of the most versatile handsets to date. The model has a built-in DAC, USB port, high-quality headphone amplifier on the chip JRC4556AD and can be used in the role of tips in DC. Supports AirPlay, but the wifi module in the "integralnye" is not provided, therefore, for its implementation H160 must be connected to a LAN via a LAN interface (supported protocols DLNA and UPnP). For functioning AirPlay to the same network must be connected iOS device. Thanks to the integrated DLNA streaming module is available to playback files from the NAS servers and computers at resolutions up to 24 bit/192 kHz.

BP is installed in a toroidal transformer 6 and a high-capacity capacitors. H160 power reaches 150 W (8 Ohms) per channel, and the damping ratio exceeds 1000. This means that the amplifier will infect even the most capricious of the acoustic system. In the output stage H160 installed fast transistors in Japan.

The device is made in strict "hegelism" design. Slightly convex on the front aluminum panel is a display showing the selected input, power rating and other symbols. The right mounted volume control and a 6.3 mm headphone Jack and on the left the input selector. The power button placed on the bottom of the housing. There is a remote control that can also control playback software media players when connected to a computer via USB.

Inputs: line RCA, balanced XLR, RCA for direct access to the terminal cascade (for DC), three optical, coaxial, USB port (on the Tenor TE7022L chip) and LAN. Outputs: linear fixed and adjustable (both on RCA jacks). To connect to AC there are two pairs of screw terminals.

The Hegel H160 amplifier has a clean open sound with excellent resolution and a tight dynamic bass. The model also allows to significantly improve the sound sources such as smartphones, tablets, etc.

Features stereo amplifier Hegel H160

Built-in AKM4396 DAC, the ability to connect to your computer via USB
Support for Apple AirPlay and DLNA
Quality headphone amplifier

Characteristics of the stereo amplifier Hegel H160

Output power2 x 150 watts (8 Ohms), 2 x 250 W (4 Ohms)
The power output of the headphone amplifier2 x 270 mW (64 Ohms)
Frequency range5 Hz – 100 kHz
The signal-to-noisemore than 100 dB
Crosstalkless than – 100 dB
THD0,005% (50 W, 8 Ohms, 1 kHz)
Intermodulation distortionless than 0.01% (19khz to 20kHz)
The damping ratiomore than 1000
AirPlay Supportthere is a (wired LAN connection)
Supported protocols DLNA and UPnPthere
DACAKM4396 (24 bit/192 kHz)
Inputslinear RCA, balanced XLR, fixed input Home Theatre Max Level Input (RCA) for direct access to the terminal cascade, 3 optical (24bit/192kHz), coaxial (24bit/192kHz), USB (24 bit/96 kHz), LAN (Network)
Outputs6.3 mm headphone Jack, line, fixed (RCA) and adjustable (RCA)
The output on the speaker2 pairs of screw terminals
The power supplytoroidal transformer, 6 capacitor Nover 10,000 UF
Remote controlHegel RC 8, universal
Dimensions (WxHxD)430х120х410 mm
Weight19 kg (with packing)

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