Hegel H190v: A Symphony of Sound (Pre-Order Yours With Us)

Hegel H190v: A Symphony of Sound (Pre-Order Yours With Us)

At the core of Hegel's work lies a deep passion for music, driving them to build amplifiers tailored to all speaker types, musical genres, and usage scenarios. With the H190v, Hegel has reached new heights in versatility, offering an array of features including streaming, DAC, headphone output, smart-home integration, and a top-of-the-line MM phono preamplifier.

From wireless streaming to analog vinyl playback, the H190v seamlessly integrates with virtually any audio source, ensuring you can enjoy your music just the way you prefer.

"The immediate standout quality of the H190v is its base definition and drive. Within its power limits, I am going to say that the H190v is very close to the state-of-the-art in this department" - Tom Martin, THE ABSOLUTE SOUND

"Hegel was able to deliver the best of both worlds (between Class D and Class AB amps) and I was seriously impressed" - Tom Martin, THE ABSOLUTE SOUND

More Music

Hegel has consistently set the benchmark for excellence in integrated amplifier design. Our latest creation, the H190v, continues this tradition with an evolution of the classic H190 amplifier. Aptly nicknamed “More Music,” the H190v takes our best-selling product of all time to new heights, offering a perfect blend of power, refinement, and versatility. Positioned in the heart of our integrated amplifier lineup, the H190v is designed to cater to audiophiles who seek an all-in-one solution without compromise.

Craftsmanship and Design

Crafted with precision and minimalist elegance, the H190v is housed in a solid steel chassis featuring a thick aluminum front with aluminum knobs. Available in both black and white, the amplifier is designed to complement any interior aesthetic. However, underneath its minimalist exterior, the H190v is packed with advanced features.

Power and Precision

Under the hood, the H190v packs a formidable punch. With 150W class AB power in 8 Ohms, a damping factor of 4000, and a large toroidal transformer paired with high-quality output transistors, this amplifier delivers power and precision in equal measure. A dedicated and improved power supply for the preamp and DAC section creates a pitch-black background ensuring that the focus remains on the music, where every nuance is delivered with precision and control. H190v offers a taste of high-end sophistication at a sensible price point.

Versatility and Connectivity

By incorporating a state-of-the-art phono preamplifier into the H190v, users can connect turntables with MM cartridges directly to the amplifier. The phono input is a scaled-down version of our highly acclaimed V10 phono preamplifier, delivering a detailed, expansive, and powerful sound that breathes new life into any vinyl collection. For those who appreciate a personal listening experience, the H190v boasts a 6.3mm headphone output with a high-quality dedicated headphone amplifier. Capable of driving even the most demanding headphones, this feature ensures that every nuance of your music is faithfully reproduced. The inclusion of a comprehensive list of streaming options further enhances the amplifier’s versatility. With support for AirPlay, Spotify Connect, Roon Ready, and DLNA/UPnP, the H190v transforms your space into a hub for seamless music playback.

Customizable and Integrative

H190v is highly customizable to ensure it suits any environment. The volume can be limited so that it suits your max volume preference. With our remote-control feature, you can program the amplifier to be commanded by common TV remotes, eliminating the need for using two remotes and making it easier for all household members to get great TV sound. Most inputs can also be set as a fixed high-level Home Theater input, making it easy to combine H190v with surround receivers or multi-room devices. For more advanced users, H190v also features IP control for smart home integration with brands like Control4, Crestron, and Savant. Additionally, it offers a host of inputs and both fixed and variable outputs for connecting external devices, such as subwoofers, providing a customizable audio experience.

Conclusion

Whether you are a vinyl aficionado, a streaming enthusiast, or someone who just appreciates the immersive power of high-fidelity audio, the H190v is the perfect companion, delivering an unparalleled listening experience that goes beyond expectations.

The H190v is more than just an integrated amplifier; taking versatility to new levels. It’s a complete audio solution, boasting a wide range of functionalities such as streaming, DAC capabilities, headphone output, smart-home integration, and a premium MM phono preamplifier.  With a high-end DAC, an exceptional phono stage, a top-tier headphone output, and an array of streaming options, whether you're into wireless streaming or traditional analog vinyl, the H190v effortlessly connects with nearly any audio device, guaranteeing that you can savor your music exactly the way you like it.

Availability

  • Review samples available soon
  • Products will begin shipping in late May
  • Available in both black and white

Tech Specs

  • Power output: 2*150W in 8 ohms
  • Minimum load: 2 ohms
  • Analog inputs: 1Balanced (XLR) 2Unbalanced (RCA)
  • Phono input: 1*Unbalanced (RCA) for Moving Magnet (MM)
  • Digital inputs: 1Coaxial S/PDIF, 24/192 3Optical S/PDIF, 24/96 1USB, 24/96 1Network, 24/192
  • Line level outputs: 1Unbalanced fixed (RCA) 1Unbalanced variable (RCA)
  • Streaming: AirPlay, Roon Ready, Spotify Connect, UPnP
  • Streaming formats: MP3, WAV, FLAC, ALAC, AAC, PCM, Ogg
  • Frequency response: 5Hz-100kHz
  • 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 4000 (main output stage)
  • Power use in standby: <0.5W
  • Dimensions/weight: 12 x 43 x 41cm (HxWxD), 14.2kg
  • Dimensions/weight US: 7.72 x 16.93 x 16.15” (HxWxD), 31.3 lbs

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