Hegel H390 Integrated Amplifier

£5,250.00

The Hegel H390 integrated amplifier offers much of the performance and features from the reference H600 model, but at half the price. World class sound, effortless power and versatile connectivity, including a built-in DAC and music streamer.

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Description

At its core, the Hegel H390 is a powerful integrated amplifier offering 250 watts per channel output into a typical 8 Ω load and with the ability to scale its output to cope with more challenging loads. Why would you need so much power? Most owners will never push the limits of the H390’s output, but having that power in reserve provides incredible dynamic range and a vanishingly low noise floor at typical listening levels.

The H390 is much more than just an amplifier though. It includes a versatile mix of analogue and digital inputs, including a high quality built-in DAC and music streamer. The Hegel H390 is a complete product. You can connect virtually anything you like.

Features
  • 2 x 250 W (8 Ω)
  • Dual mono architecture
  • SoundEngine 2
  • Balanced XLR and single ended RCA analogue inputs
  • Multiple digital inputs including a built-in music streamer
  • Fixed and variable RCA analogue outputs
  • BNC coaxial digital output
  • Bit perfect DAC
  • Certified Roon Ready
  • DLNA/UPnP, Apple AirPlay and Spotify Connect
  • AV bypass mode available on any input
SoundEngine 2

At the heart of the H390 is Hegel’s patented SoundEngine 2 amplifier section. SoundEngine 2 works rather like a noise cancelling headphone. A computer samples what comes into the amplifier and compares it to what comes out. The computer subtracts the difference (distortion) and then adds it into the music but in inverted phase. The result is that SoundEngine 2 cancels out almost all errors made by the amplifier, without any time delay. You are left with the most musical and natural sound you ever have experienced.

Digital magic

If not using a turntable, you are probably using digital connections. Hegel designs both the analogue and digital sections from the ground up and entirely in-house. The digital section in the Hegel H390 is unique in that, regardless of the signal type or input, the music signal remains unchanged and untampered with. Hegel calls it a “bit perfect” DAC. It is digital audio in its purest form. Hegel even designs digital clocks that will follow the sample rate of the music and “down-clock” when receiving a low-resolution file. This results in a far more natural and “analogue” sound as well as an unbelievable soundstage and realism.

The H390 has Apple Airplay, Spotify Connect and DLNA/UPnP streaming, and is also certified Roon Ready. It supports pretty much every audio format, including native DSD and MQA.

Flexible and adaptable

Any of the Hegel H390’s inputs can be configured for volume bypass, making it easy to integrate into a home theatre system or connect an external streamer like the Bluesound Node. Almost whatever you want, you can do it with the H390.

Additional information

Brand

Colour

Black

Analogue Inputs

1 x balanced XLR, 2 x RCA

Digital Inputs

1 x coaxial RCA, 1 x Ethernet, 1 x optical Toslink, 1 x USB (Type B), 3 x optical Toslink

Analogue Outputs

1 x RCA, 1 x RCA (variable)

DAC

AKM Velvet Sound AK4490REQ

Network

Ethernet

Streaming Inputs

AirPlay, Spotify Connect, UPnP/DLNA media server

Power Output

2 x 250 W (8 Ω)

Minimum Load

2 Ω

Frequency Response

5 Hz – 180 kHz

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

>100 dB

Crosstalk

<100 dB

Distortion

<0.005% @ 50 W, 8 Ω, 1 kHz

Intermodulation

<0.01% (19 kHz + 20 kHz)

Damping Factor

>4000 (main power output stage)

Dimensions (WxDxH)

430 mm x 440 mm x 145 mm

Weight

20 kg

Warranty

2 years

Press

Al Griffin for Sound & Vision

Andrew Everard for HiFi Critic

Ron for New Record Day

Alan Sircom for Hi-Fi+

Andrew Everard for Hi-Fi News

John Darko for Darko Audio

Doug Schneider for Soundstage Hi-Fi

Documents and downloads

Hegel H390 brochure

Hegel H390 user manual

Hegel network streaming guides

Frequently Asked Questions

The warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 2 years.

Your Hegel H390 Integrated Amplifier will normally be delivered in 1-2 days.

Delivery is free on orders over £100. We deliver anywhere in the UK using premium tracked delivery services from DPD Local, UPS, TNT and Royal Mail.

When you by a product from us, you will have 30 days to decide whether or not you want to keep it. If you decide to return it for any reason, even if you just changed your mind, it will not cost you a penny. Just let us know that you want to return it and we will take care of the rest.

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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