Hegel H30A Power Amplifier

£17,000.00

The H30A is Hegel’s latest reference power amplifier. They nicknamed it “The Orchestra” because that is what it is. The H30A’s job is to take command of any music on any speakers and make it sound as good as possible, without ever breaking a sweat.

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Description

The H30A is The Orchestra. With its immense power, speaker matching is no longer an issue. The Orchestra can play any “venue”, be it large stadiums or small cellar clubs, and with its unsurpassed skill and attention to detail, no music is too challenging. It conveys all music like you never thought possible. No matter what or where it plays, The Orchestra will always perform at its best. The Hegel H30A is the best orchestra you will ever experience.

The H30A is Hegel’s latest reference power amplifier. They have nicknamed it The Orchestra because that is what it is. The H30A’s job is to take command of any music on any speakers and make it sound as good as possible, without ever breaking a sweat, and we can think of no more challenging music than a large orchestral piece. The H30A is an absolute powerhouse of an amplifier. In its mono state it delivers a truly astounding 1,100 watts in 8 ohms, and it is completely stable even with 1-ohm loads. To achieve this, Hegel has applied all its skills and knowledge in amplifier design and combined that with the best electronics. The H30A power supply uses 2 separate 1,000 VA toroidal transformers for fast response and minimised transformer hum. With a power bank of 270,000 μF capacitors, the H30A can handle even the most challenging piece of music at any volume, it always has enough power in reserve. The H30A’s output stage uses 56 pieces 15A 200W high speed, ultra-low distortion bipolar transistors. With so much power ready at any given time, things like speaker sensitivity and variation in loads no longer come into play. With the H30A you can confidently drive any speaker you like.

Power is however nothing without the details to match. In a large power amplifier like this, the input stage is especially vulnerable to electrical interference distorting the music signal. One troublesome type of distortion is higher order harmonic distortion. It is a type of distortion that is far removed from the original music frequencies and can often make the amplifier sound harsh and unmusical. In the H30A input stage, Hegel eliminates this by using single pair FET transistors. These are carefully hand matched transistors that have the exact same values, and therefore they have no higher order harmonic distortion. Other types of distortion are cancelled out with Hegel’s patented SoundEngine technology. This actively monitors the music signal for corruptions and corrects for distortion using a feed forward design. SoundEngine effectively removes distortion in real time as the signal is amplified. These measures make the H30A sound very smooth and natural, without compromising on the details.

The H30A is designed as a mono power amplifier, but it can also be used as a stereo power amplifier. It has both balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA inputs and a 12V trigger input. For the best possible connection, the H30A features high quality, gold-plated speaker binding posts. Usually, when going from one amplifier to a more powerful one, you experience more of everything. More bass, more details, more involvement – everything is just more. The H30A reaches a whole new level of differences. Because the H30A is so immensely powerful and detailed, the concept of “more” simply becomes irrelevant. In the H30A the bass is tremendously deep, but never dominating. The high frequencies are exceptionally detailed, but never fatiguing. And the articulation of vocals in the midrange is just sublime. At this level, what you experience is simply total control. The H30A is an amplifier that can drive virtually all known loudspeakers with authority and ease. It never sounds forced, only relaxed and musical. The H30A is the spearhead of Hegel’s amplifier technology. It is the large orchestra that brings life to any music in any venue.

Additional information

Brand

Colour

Black

Analogue Inputs

1 x balanced XLR, 1 x RCA

Analogue Outputs

Heavy duty gold plated speaker terminals

Minimum Load

1 Ω

Input Impedance

10 kΩ unbalanced, 20 kΩ balanced

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

>100 dB

Crosstalk

Less than -100 dB

Distortion

<0.003% at 100 W, 8 Ω

Intermodulation

<0.01% (19 kHz + 20 kHz)

Damping Factor

>500 (mono)

Power Supply

2000 VA dual mono, 270,000 μF capacitors

Output Stage

56 pieces 15 A 200 W high speed and ultra-low distortion bipolar transistors

Power Consumption

120 W (idle)

Dimensions (WxDxH)

430 x 575 x 240 mm

Weight

47.4 kg

Documents and downloads

Hegel P30A and H30A user manual

Frequently Asked Questions

Your Hegel H30A Power Amplifier will normally be delivered in 2-3 days.

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We will agree a collection date with you and send you a pre-paid shipping label for the return trip. You can have full refund or you can try something else instead. It is up to you. All we ask is that you take good care of the product, along with any accessories and packaging, while you are deciding whether or not to keep it.

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