Had this for a while now and think it is really good. Very quiet background and an airy sound that feels very accurately without being hard or boring.
Compared with my Musical Fidelity (takes an A308 and an M6si) so lacking in Hegel H160 bit driving, dynamics and explosiveness. But Hegeln feels stronger on other parameters, more of a balanced finlirare instead of maximum mangle as Musical Fidelity delivers. Matter of taste what you like best and it will probably be difficult to distinguish from that if I ever have to.
The integrated DAC high level and it is nice to have optical inputs so you can hang on a Chromecast Audio.
Good sound for the money
+ Clean sound great
- Can not be switched off by remote control
Enjoyed my Hegel few months now, linked to the Dynaudio Focus 160 and I am very satisfied. What this combination, despite its size can squeeze out a great sound. Run optically to Chromecast Audio and it can not get much easier than that. Wonderful to avoid having to buy separate D / A converter when the built-in measures up well. It was one of the reasons that the choice fell on the H160.
The only thing I can point to is that it is not quite easy to switch between the channels via a scroll wheel if you have been very engaged. Easier, I thought it was on my previous NAD had a button per input.
Can warmly recommended.
An edited amplifier with modern character.
This amplifier I chose partly for its numerous digital inputs, good built-in DAC and has airplay in itself.
A stereo amplifier that can handle a lot of the products a modern stereo rack contains.
My speakers are very easy run so they jump up and running very quickly with this powerhouse.
This amplifier could push more sluggish powered speakers without problems.
It keeps the speakers in a good grip and provides a clear control of the music at all times.
The knobs for volume and input provides a distinctive and comfortable feeling, top 3 best knobs I have taken on :)
I find this very sentiment is an important detail on one amplifier and one that many manufacturers find it difficult to cope ,,, for some strange reason.
The remote is also a beauty in itself.
A clear weight makes you get confidence in it. The keys feel precise and gives good feedback.
Something you miss is being able to turn off / on the amplifier using the remote control.
For my part there is no problem as I know it. For guests who want to start running music is a problem when everyone is accustomed to pressing the Power button.
A disadvantage is that there is only one pair of analog inputs.
In my previous amplifiers, I always wondered what I will with all analog inputs to, now that they are so, I miss them.
This is an amplifier for modern listeners who like digital music, want to be able to stream, to have smooth handling via airplay.
This is the only amp I have owned / tried to networking features worked well on, a big plus for that.