Like I wouldn't have room in my rack.
Is there some new anti Scandinavian thing I'm missing?
Is there some new anti Scandinavian thing I'm missing?
That’s probably a ten year old amp. Nothing wrong with the photo or the brand. Hegel makes great gear. Friends own Hegel integrateds and they are outstanding. I’ve owned a few amps. As long as a company maintains quality control, nothing else matters.
All you Hegel owners, be proud and enjoy your gear.
first impression is meh. Second thought on noticing two sets of binding posts for each channel, I wonder if it’s for bi-wiring or if there are two amps per channel for bi-amping. My setup is bi-amped vertically, two 150 watt x 2 power amps, so with 600 watts at my disposal, I am not wanting for power.
Show me 1 audio product that is 100% made in the country that the factory is in.That means wire, solder, plastic boards,screws nuts, aluminum or steel cases, everything.This is a global economy and everything is sourced from all over the world, the manufacturers buy products and services from whomever gives them the best price per piece profit margin.The OP needs to get off of his soapbox and start living in the real world.
Per the user manual, 2 pairs wired in parallel....to an amp with 'bi-polar proprietary design'..
OK, huh....so the amp, the owner, or both need meds?
Capable of sudden attitude adjustments?
'Anniversary' version.....'Happy' or 'long suffering tolerance'?
Sorry....couldn't resist....it's one thing to see such prose in reviews....in specs, it begs these questions...;)
I have 2 Norwegian saws......'guaranteed pedigree'....nice, stoic, hard working.....
I once worked with a Chinese fellow who was FOB....standard answer was "All right, OK!".
He had an excuse....that was pretty much the extent of his English....
Met him years later....we both had an ironic laugh over that....;)
Better than “made in China”
which I’m sure it is!
One of my best amps was the Rotel rb1090. Over 700W @4 ohm!
she was a beast, but luck o’the Irish hit me, turned on one morning, and a white pop, flash, tiny smoke plume.
Inrush current limiter went out, bad luck as always.
made my D-9’s sing like no other!
Miss that Rotel, sold to a douche on eBay, as I was afraid of negative mark, brought up the shipping charge, which was big$$,
he manipulated me, and wound up getting a sweet deal.
Wish still had that amp, sounded great!, tight, open, headroom, damping, controlled the woofers like magic!
Have upgraded since!, much happier now.
have 3 pair of cerwin vega D-9’s looking for a home!
Surprisingly the odyssey monos at a measley 200WPC, do drive them better.
I brought up another thread about these 200WPC, monos, sounding better than the emotiva xpa-1momos at 500W8ohm, & [email protected];ohm.
Still boggles me how this can be.
a pair of 200W @8ohm monos can sound better and deeper/more clarity than an amp with 3X the power at 4Ohms?
better parts? Design? Construction? Driven at 4 Ohm, maybe 350-380WPC,RMS, BLOWS the doors off the 1000W rms emotiva monos xpa-1 amps!
I was going to buy a Hegel amp to go with my Magico A3’s. When I found out Hegel was trying to mislead us into thinking their products were manufactured in Norway rather in China I crossed them off my list.
It bears repeating that:
1. Chinese products are so inexpensive because their workers are exploited and poorly paid for their labor. Our labor unions fought long and hard to get decent wages here, only to be sold out by free trade agreements that enabled big corporations to ship their jobs overseas. That’s how the Rust Belt came to be.
2. Chinese manufacturing is typically characterized by a lack of quality control. Their stuff is, in general, poorly made and will break down. The lack of quality again enables cheaper prices. You get what you pay for generally speaking.
3. I’m in favor of buying well made products wherever they come from by a work force that is paid a decent wage. My amp is a Luxman from Japan, my turntable is a VPI from New Jersey, my CD player is a Marantz from Japan, and my Shunyata power conditioner manufactured in Washington State. My speakers were manufactured in California.
In my opinion it is flat out wrong to buy products from exploited workers overseas now doing the millions of jobs that were recently the backbone of our economy. Who benefits from that? And it is foolish to buy expensive components from China where manufacturing quality control is so poor. And any company trying to deceive their buyers into thinking their products are made elsewhere than China should be avoided on the basis of their dishonesty alone.
In order to be labeled made in the USA, 70% of the product must be made in the USA. That is federal law and taken quite serious. If it's just thrown in a box like someone said, it can't be labeled anything other than I guess sold in the USA. Even to be labeled assembled in the USA required you to at least put 2 parts together, and boxes do not count as a piece.
And to the guy who says show me a product 100% made in any one country...my beef comes from a farm 30 minutes from me. The steel roll's I used to make at my last job. Hell, even schiit products are made in the USA, everything but the power bricks. Intel processor's, tscm is opening a factory this year in Arizona to make their 5nm chips here in the USA. The list goes on and on. And that's not counting China itself where a ton of stuff is 100% made in the country. Japan and Germany would also argue with ya.
"And it is foolish to buy expensive components from China where manufacturing quality control is so poor."I think it depends. More expensive items may have better quality control. No way for me to prove it here, of course, but manufacturers in China are aware of quality concerns, too.
For whatever reason, I still have one Made in China NAD amplifier about twenty years old now. If everything would be that reliable. It worked virtually 16/7 for 15 years. It still works, just not that much.