Hegel H-120 Integrated Amplifier with DAC – 1 Set
Hegel doesn’t rest with new product development, and the Rost is the next model to be revamped. In essence it is the analog section of the Rost paired with the digital section of H190, this means a significant step up in DAC performance but also brings Spotify Connect and the Roon upgrade. It also has a new power standby mode which allows it to be woken over LAN such as by Spotify Connect or Airplay.
With the amps increased performance over the H90, as with the rest of the Hegel range this is not one to be missed.
The Hegel H120 is a 75wpc Class A/B amplifier whose output can drive all but the most demanding of speakers. Along with its high damping factor, the H120 takes a firm grip of any loudspeaker you care to pair it with.
The H120 provides network streaming, using any number of third party apps such as mConnect, allowing network streaming of any locally stored music collections using an Android or IOS phone or tablet. Alternatively, adding a media server such as Innuos to stream directly via USB will also add music streaming services such as TIDAL and QOBUZ, as well as internet radio to the system.
The Hegel H120 provides two analog RCA inputs as well as a pair of balanced XLR inputs to cater for higher quality sources. A variable line output allows the connection of an external power amplifier, or a subwoofer or two.
The network connection of the H120 allows UPnP and DNLA music streaming of anything up to hi-res 24/192 FLAC and WAV files using one of many third party apps such as mConnect. Direct streaming from Apple devices is possible with AirPlay.
Dynaudio Emit 50 Floorstand Speaker – 1 Pair
The Dynaudio Emit 50 – Floorstanding Speakers deliver power and clarity that you could pay upwards of double the price for elsewhere. The twin 18cm woofers, 15cm midrange driver and 28mm soft-dome Cerotar tweeter are dedicated to producing the clearest possible performance, at a high .
The two 18cm units (the same type used in Emit 20) use trickle-down technology from the Evoke, Contour i and Confidence families to deliver excellent low-frequency performance, well above the previous Emit range. It’s the equivalent of using one massive 36cm driver, but allows you to keep the cabinet at a size that still fits your living room.
The one-piece cones are made from a MSP (Magnesium Silicate Polymer) material, complete with integrated dust-cap. Making drivers from one piece of material, rather than sticking on a separate piece, gives the playing surface a much better connection to the voice-coil behind it. This means better control over their movement: less unwanted distortion and resonance, and more fine detail, even in the lowest notes.
Unlike the other speakers in the series, Emit 50’s woofers use copper voice-coils. That’s because they don’t need to be quite as sprightly as they would when also handling midrange duties (as on Emit 20). So, heavier copper is used for more outright punch. That’s intensified by the dual-stacked magnet system, which is optimised to direct its energy directly into the voice-coil.
Dedicated Midrange Driver
The midrange driver is a different beast. Exclusive to Emit 50, it’s derived from the version used in the Evoke range – which, in turn, came directly from the high-end Contour series. It has a powerful ferrite ceramic magnet, a short version of the 38mm-diameter aluminium voice-coil (specifically optimised for midrange performance), and a lightweight surround. It’s designed for speed and precision: exactly what you need for reproducing nuanced vocals, orchestral strings and wind instruments, and more.
Sweet High Frequencies
The Emit 50’s Cerotar tweeter is the same as you’ll find in the Evoke family. It’s a ground-up design that uses key technologies developed for the award-winning Special Forty anniversary speaker, plus Confidence and even the Core range of professional studio reference monitors.
Cerotar’s 28mm coated fabric soft-dome diaphragm sits on top of another Dynaudio innovation: the Hexis. This ingenious dimpled inner dome is placed close enough behind the fabric to stop unwanted resonance reflecting back to the rear of the playing surface. It keeps the frequency response smooth for cleaner, sweeter treble – and more detail in your music.
The tweeter is a powerful Ferrite+ strontium carbonate ceramic magnet to give it more sensitivity. That translates to your ears as more authentic performance – you hear what you’re meant to hear; nothing more, nothing less. And because it’s so natural, it also reduces fatigue – so you can listen for longer.
Clever Crossover Design
The Emit 50’s crossover is a hybrid design. There’s a traditional Dynaudio first-order circuit for the tweeter, a second-order design for the midrange driver, and a fourth-order topology for the woofers.
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