This is an interesting amplifier, interesting enough to get us to stock it when we are not really short of amplifiers here. But it sounded really good and the streaming side of things worked straight away without any fiddly setup. As well as the sound quality it also looks and feels goog -definitely worth a listen to against other things around that price point.
Imagine a small, good looking, and incredibly versatile piece of audio kit that can power some of the most difficult loudspeakers you would ever want. Imagine a true high fidelity solution you can use with your iPhone, integrate in your “smart home” and that plays all your favourite music the way it was intended. No distortion of the original music signal. No distortion to the looks of your living room... you have just imagined the Röst
Röst can also mean “voice”, and the Röst is truly the “voice of Hegel”. With the patented SoundEngine amplifier technology, highly advanced preamplifier and delicately designed D/A-converter, the Röst sounds fluidly natural and dynamic. It preserves all the tiny details that create the feeling of being there, and delivers deep, thundering bass when needed. The Röst easily connects to any device you want: a CD-player, a streamer, a computer or perhaps Google Cast Audio? You can connect your iPhone, Macbook or even an AppleTV using AirPlay. Or maybe integrate a Sonos Connect? The choice is yours. Hegel Röst is designed to make everyday devices sound as good as possible, and to make audiophile devices sound even better. We achieve this using proprietary technology developed in-house by Hegel. The Röst is available in a smooth, white, painted, aluminium and steel chassis. Even the knobs are made of solid aluminium, and have the same comfortable touch. Together with the white, slightly dimmed OLED display, this is a unit you would easily have visible in the home. Ready to be used with your speakers or headphones. The Röst comes with a remote control, made from a solid block of aluminum, but is also IP-controllable and may be integrated in most smart-home solutions.
Power output: 2 x 75 W into 8 Ohms
Minimum load: 2 Ohms
Analog inputs: 1 x balanced (XLR), 2 x unbalanced (RCA)
Digital inputs: 1 x coaxial S/PDIF, 3 x optical S/PDIF, 1 x USB, 1 x Network
Line level output: 1 x unbalanced variable (RCA)
Frequency response: 5 Hz - 100 kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio: More than 100 dB
Crosstalk: Less than -100 dB
Distortion: Less than 0.01% @ 50 W 8 Ohms 1kHz
Intermodulation: Less than 0.01% (19 kHz + 20 kHz)
Damping factor: More than 2000 (main power output stage)
Dimensions: 8cm (10cm w/feet) x 43cm x 31cm (HxWxD)
Weight: 12kg shipment weight
All Hegel products come with a 2-year warranty against defective
materials and workmanship.