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Hegel H80 Black

Integrated Amp with Built-in Digital-to-Analog Converter

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Hegel H80 Black Details

Hegel H80 Integrated Amplifier with DAC: "The best sound I heard at RMAF 2013"

  • Integrated amplifier/digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with USB input
  • Balanced and unbalanced connections
  • 2 x 75W into 8 Ohms
  • Incorporates Hegel’s renowned SoundEngine amplifier modules
  • FET transistors for reduced distortion
“The H80, with an Apple MacBook Air as a digital source, driving Magico S1 speakers via Nordost speaker cables, wasn’t only the best sound I heard at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2013, it was the best I’ve ever heard the S1s sound — including the times the speakers were used with the überpriced, ultra-high-powered electronics they’re usually driven with.
    — Doug Schneider, Soundstage

The H80 integrated amplifier with digital and analog inputs includes Hegel’s patented SoundEngine output stages, reference-quality preamp and critically acclaimed digital-to-analog converter (DAC), all in one box! A veritable music machine, the H80 features 5 digital inputs with 24-bit technology, 1 true balanced analog input and 2 unbalanced analog inputs (one of which can be configured to be a Home Theater direct input). The USB input even allows you to use the supplied remote control to maneuver within play lists on your computer. You can Skip / Play / Pause the songs, and it’s all Plug & Play for the ultimate in ease-of-use.

With the hand-matched FET transistor pairs, ultra-silent preamplifier and SoundEngine technology, the Hegel H80 is extremely potent. Quite simply, it reproduces music with all the dynamics, staging, naturalness and sheer power that the artist intended.

The DAC is based on Hegel’s stand-alone DACs, which have been recognized by critics as some of the best in the industry, thanks to Hegel’s proprietary re-clocking technique and unique implementation of digital components. The result is less additives to the music, so you only hear what you are supposed to.

The analog stage is equally as impressive. The preamplifier stage comes directly from one of Hegel’s Reference stand-alone preamplifiers. With extremely low noise, all the finer details are preserved and you can virtually “feel” the room the artist is performing in. Hegel’s SoundEngine technology not only reduces distortion, it also dramatically increases the damping factor. This is a description of bass control, and gives the H80 a level of punch, driving power and dynamics that is completely unheard of in this price range.

Digital inputs
The H80 includes both coaxial/optical and USB inputs (coaxial, optical is hard switched), as well as RCA and XLR analog connections. All have Hegel’s proprietary re-clocking and 24-bit technology.

Full HD resolution
The H80 supports full High Definition Audio with a resolution of 24bits / 192kHz on the coaxial and optical inputs. The USB is fully plug & play with up to 24 bits / 96 kHz resolution.

Additional Information

Name Hegel H80 Black
Sub Title Integrated Amp with Built-in Digital-to-Analog Converter
Manufacturer Hegel
Manufacturer Part# H80 Black

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  • Digital inputs: 2 coax, 2 optical and 1 USB
  • Analog inputs: 2 RCA unbalanced (1 configurable) and 1 XLR Balanced input
  • Output Power: 75 W pc into 8 Ohms, 125 W pc into 4 Ohms
  • Frequency response: 5 Hz - 100.000 Hz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: More than 100dB
  • Crosstalk: Less than -100dB
  • Distortion: Less than 0.01% @ 50W 8 Ohms 1kHz
  • Intermodulation: Less than 0.01% (19kHz + 20kHz)
  • Damping Factor: More than 1000
  • Dimensions/Weight: 10cm x 43cm x 34.5cm (HxWxD), 12kg
  • Dimensions/Weight US: 3.94" x 16.93" x 13.80" (HxWxD), 26.4 lb (shipping weight)