V10 Hifi+ Review

The latest issue of highly regarded HiFi+ magazine features a review of the Hegel V10 phono stage. This is the latest in a series of positive reviews for the product from many quarters, this one being from respected long term reviewer Jason Kennedy. You can read it via this link  V10 HIFI+192 Hegel_LR 

They should be arriving at the UK Hegel dealers at the end of February, you can find your nearest here .

Hegel gets into the groove

Hegel have announced their latest product, the V10 phonostage.

Designed in house from the ground up rather than using off the shelf components, the V10 is pure Hegel and utilises some clever and bespoke technologies. Just as with the award-winning Hegel amplifiers, everything is designed and engineered to make the music sound as good as possible.

The chassis is divided into two compartments, physically separating the power supplies from the sensitive amplification circuitry, and there is simply no detectable interference between the two parts. For the best possible connection, the V10 is fitted with gold-plated terminals, balanced XLR outputs, and a solid custom grounding screw. On the all-important input stage, Hegel have used ultra-low-noise discrete JFET transistors for both the Moving Magnet (MM) and Moving Coil (MC) input. Eliminating external noise is especially important when using sensitive low output MC cartridges, that is why they have fitted the MC input with four such transistors connected in parallel making the input completely silent and stopping any bias current feedback to the cartridge coil.

The input signal feeds into equally silent amplifier circuits, where both the MM and the MC gain stages use ultra-low-noise power supplies built with discrete bipolar transistors to keep the signal noise at a minimum, this ensures an extremely accurate amplification of the input signal coming from the turntable. To make sure the V10 gets the best operating conditions, it is supplied with a linear, low noise, analog AC-power supply. This power supply features a large, custom design, E-core transformer, placed in its own housing to eliminate all possibility of interference.

The V10 is not designed only for vinyl elites but for everybody to enjoy, so out of the box it is configured as an excellent plug and play MM preamplifier. For many, this is exactly what they want and need, but some want even more so the V10 highly optimisable, catering to individual preferences and requirements in set up.

The V10 is adjustable for any MM and MC cartridge. When using a MM cartridge, you can freely increase the Capacitance between 100 and 467 pF and when using a MC cartridge, the impedance can be set freely between 33 and 550 ohms or fixed at 47 kohm. On both MM and MC, the gain can be increased by 5, 10 or 12 dB, matching the output of your other sources, the V10 even has a Subsonic Filter to remove unwanted low frequency noise. And at the end of the night, when the listening session takes you way past bedtime and you forget to turn off the V10, the adjustable auto standby function does that for you.

Look out for the reviews to appear soon, I’ll post links below as I get them. The reviews will make interesting reading as the V10 is a tremendous product. Shipping will begin mid-February but dealers are taking orders now.

Read more on the Hegel Website.

Hifi Pig Review

Hegel Video

 

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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