The Hegel H90 provides the most dynamic 60 watts per channel sound you have ever heard, and comes with incredible flexibility from a wide variety of features. The H90 includes network streaming via an Ethernet connection, Apple Airplay®, optical, coaxial and USB digital inputs, analogue inputs and variable analogue outputs for connection to a subwoofer. Via Ethernet, the Hegel H90 can function as a DLNA Digital Media Renderer. This means that it can receive and play media files from a UPnP/DLNA compatible media player such as BubbleUPnP on Android or mconnect player on iOS. These players on your phone or tablet of choice also allow streaming from cloud content such as TIDAL Hifi. The various inputs on the H90 can be configured as fixed for incorporation into a Home Theatre. There is also a high quality headphone output, a new sleek and informative OLED display and even an improved remote control.
The new and improved SoundEngine2 reduces distortion even further than the H80 it replaces. It makes certain you hear all those tiny details in the music. The ones that suck you in and give you the feeling of actually being there, while also sounding natural and fluid. SoundEngine2 also quite dramatically improves bass control, and the amplifier's grip of the loudspeakers, which is why even only 60 watts of output power can be enough. The grip, or damping factor as it is called, is up to 20 times higher than the industry average. Ensuring a dynamic and powerful bass response, even on larger floor standing loudspeakers.
If you aren’t able to get an Ethernet connection to the Hegel H90, you can consider a wifi to Ethernet adapter or a Bluesound Node 2 configured wirelessly with either its optical or coaxial digital output going to the H90. You have plenty of streaming options at your disposal. If you would like to play your turntable with the H90, consider a Thorens or Hafler phono preamplifier as an excellent match connected to one of the H90 analogue inputs.
The H90 is designed simply, making it a perfect stand-alone unit. Connect your TV, cable decoder, phono stage or phones. Add a pair of speakers and you’re done!