Northern Audio is proud to be a retailer for Hegel Music Systems, including including the H80 and H300 integrated amplifiers, the HD25 DAC, and the Super headphone amplifier.
Caviar or sausage? Maybe that's not the question all people ask when they get up in the morning. But it is more and more relevant... People do not want to pay more than they absolutely have to for a product anymore. With Hegel's patented technology, they are able to get better sound quality through regular "off-the-shelf" components, than their competitors can with esoteric and expensive components. The results are truly innovative products that give a better value for money than anything else on the market. Basically you can say that Hegel offers caviar for the price of a sausage.
HEGEL "SUPER" HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER
Hear what your headphones actually sound like, with the new Hegel headphone amplifier. Milled out of one solid piece of brushed aluminum, it is a beautiful piece on its own, but the real beauty lies in the sound. Simply connect the SUPER to your computer, connect your headphones to the SUPER and let Hegel’s Reference amplifier technology give you an instant sound upgrade. A much richer sound, far deeper and better bass response and more gain.
Why is this so? The answer is complex, but there are two major obstacles to getting the optimal sound from your headphones. The SUPER addresses both.
The first reason you should have a look at the Hegel SUPER has to do with noise. No modern computers are actually designed to sound good. They are designed for speed and versatility, and create a lot of background noise. Not so much that it is audible in itself, but enough to blur the finer details of the music - making everything sound a bit dull and flat. The Hegel SUPER uses proprietary technology, designed in-house by Hegel, that dramatically reduces the noise – allowing you to hear everything there is to hear.
Secondly, the different headphones on the market have very diverse impedances and are notoriously difficult tasks for an amplifier. The result is that a normal headphone amplifier will act as an equalizer and sound significantly different, depending on which headphone you connect. Hegel’s Reference amplifier technology ensures that the SUPER plays with exactly the same sound signature on all headphones: No sound signature at all.
This is why we say that when your headphones are more than just a gem to you – you should try the SUPER!
All Hegel products are designed in-house by Hegel in Norway, based on technology not commonly found in music systems. The Hegel SoundEngine audio modules are protected by a patent, and they are manufactured and tested in Norway. The design platform is deeply rooted in advanced scientific research, utilizing the latest research results within professional broadcast technology, telecommunication technology, semiconductor technology and high frequency technology. From painstaking research, Hegel holds the secret to it's amazing sound reproduction - available exclusively from Hegel.