Hegel Amplifier

My amp is in California for an update/upgrade. I’m borrowing a Hegel from my dealer John. I really don’t like the sound of this thing. It’s harsh with a in your face presentation. I’m used to a very warm tube sound with zero feedback. This thing is the complete opposite! It does however look dead sexy in my rack and has the proper high-end pedigree.

Hegel running in ballanced

This puppy runs stone cold. I think it must be a class D or H design. This might be part of the problem.. I’m more used to the class A or AB sound.

This amp is for someone, but just not me. I guess if you have a very mellow system this will kick it up and breathe in some life. My gear is very neutral and this just sounds harsh and bright.