Hegel H95 Network-Attached Amp Review
December 1, 2020 § Leave a comment
“And though one might expect this amp, with its comprehensive streaming capabilities, to have its competence slewed heavily in favour of music played in digitally, it’s as impressive when fed via its analogue inputs. Yes, there’s just the two of them, and as already mentioned the H95 forgoes the XLRs of its more upmarket brethren, but these analogue ins are no makeweight or a sop to ‘legacy sources’.
Connecting my usual Naim network player to the analogue ins – and here we’re talking a source playing through an amp less than a tenth of its price, the extra space, grunt and rhythmic acuity of the ND 555/555PS [HFN Apr ’19] was clearly evident via the H95 – but the amp’s onboard network facility wasn’t that far off, and delivered similar qualities, just to a lesser extent. And considering all else this amp offers, that’s pretty impressive.”