H95 compared to H90

Following the glowing reviews across lots of media since it was released a few days ago, we have been asked about the difference between the new Hegel H95 and the outgoing model. It is a logical question which Anders from Hegel answers in this video. Anders H95 H90 Video

New Hegel H95 and initial reviews

Hegel have introduced the H95, a replacement for the successful entry level H90. Improvements include the addition of a much improved digital section along with Spotify connect and more stable upnp but despite these benefits the price point of the outgoing model has been maintained. The H95 has a UK retail of £1500 inc vat. you can read more about it on the Hegel website here.

The new model will be shipping early September and UK dealers are taking orders now.

There have been a number of online reviews published so far links are below

HiFi Pig – UK

Stereonet – UK

Soundstage – UK

Alpha Audio – Netherlands Eng translation available

Lyd and Bilde – Scandinavia

 

 

Hegel H95 on Stereonet

David Price at Stereonet takes a listen to the new Hegel H95, you can read his thoughts here.

 

H95 New Hegel entry model impresses at HiFi Pig

In one of the first published reviews of the new Hegel H95, Alan McIntosh on HiFi Pig is very impressed, you can read it here.

Shipping early September, dealers are now taking pre-orders. Hegel UK Dealerlist

H120 at Stereonet

Hegel H120 is reviewed by David Price for Stereonet, and it is safe to say he likes it. In my opinion the H120 is a great balance of performance and value so I’m glad to see David pick up on this amongst the other virtues of the product.

You can read the full review here

Official U.K. Hegel dealer list here

 

Hegel and Amphion Hifi+ review

Steve Dickinson reviews the Hegel H190 paired with Amphion Argon 7LS in Hifi+ magazine. Safe to say he likes the brand pairing, you can read the review here HIFI+181 Hegel_LR

Lucky Friday the 13th at Moorgate Acoustics

Friday the 13th of March will see Amphion, Hegel, and me at Moorgate Acoustics in Sheffield for an open day. Showcasing the two brands and how well they work together, we will have various systems on demonstration including the Amphion Krypton driven by the Hegel H590. Those of you who have visited the Auden Distribution suite at the North West Audio Show over the last few years will know how good this combination sounds, for those of you who haven’t had the chance to hear it, well it’s your lucky day. We’ll also have the Hegel H390, H190 and H120 on dem, and the Argon 0, 1, 3 3LS and 7LS. All in all it should be a good afternoon, so please feel free to register and come along.

here is a link to the event page Amphion/Hegel Moorgate Acoustics

H120 is Editors Choice

In the latest edition of Hifi Choice magazine (460), Hegel H120 receives the editors choice accolade. In the review David Vivian writes “The Hegel does the big picture/fine detail thing better than any amp close to its price” and “It might sit in the lowly part of Hegel’s amplifier range, but the H120 delivers as much excellence as many will ever need”. The overall conclusion is “Another highly desirable Hegel that ticks all the boxes and then some” This is the model that garnered much praise at the recent Bristol Hifi showBristol Hifi show, and I love the balance of performance and cost.

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“Just what I need at home” Bristol Show success.

The 2020 Bristol Show was a great success for the brands we work with at Auden Distribution. Hegel had a room dedicated to demoing the differences between the H190, H390, and H590, and showing visitors just how much you can get out of a moderately priced pair of loudspeakers.

In the Auden Distribution room we showed a modest system in a friendly relatable setting. I have been asked many times about how to get improved sound from TV and movies without sacrificing music playback quality, but also from one system and without a room full of loudspeakers, the objective at this years event was to do just that.

We used Hegel H120 playing into a pair of  Amphion Argon 1, which as usual sounded fabulous, set up on an inexpensive TV stand, a stand which also housed a Blu-ray player and a TV. Music was from a laptop running Roon and all fed digitally into the DAC in the Hegel amplifier. Using MusicWorks for power and isolation products, and Audiomica cables the system sounded excellent. I put this system together quite often and am always surprised how well it performs, the Bristol Show was no exception, in fact I lost count how many times I was asked if we were using a subwoofer.

Many visitors were not only impressed by the performance but also that it was possible without a dedicated audio rack, and often commented “it is just what I need at home”. Switching between music from the laptop, music via airplay, to live gigs on Blu-ray illustrated how versatile the Hegel/Amphion combo is.

It was pleasing that so many visitors understood what we were trying to achieve, and more than a few people left enlightened that it is possible to have superb performance for music and TV from one room friendly system.

 

Short video of the room

Bristol 2020

Spring is usually a busy time for Hi-Fi events and 2020 looks to be no different. Our first and the UK’s busiest is The Bristol Hi-Fi Show on 213t – 23rd February. Auden will be in room 222 as in previous years, and we are demonstrating both Amphion and Hegel. This year we are focusing on the smaller Amphion models Argon 0 and Argon 1 partnered with the newest Hegel, the H120. In addition to the Hi-Fi demo we are adding a TV and Blu Ray player to show the how good the Hegel/Amphion combination is when used as the sound system for your TV. The system will be using MusicWorks isolation and power products and Audiomica cables.

Just along the corridor in room 230 the guys from Hegel will have the other models in the integrated amplifier range on demonstration so we have 2 rooms with different takes but both using great products.