Hegel H30

The H30 is their best power amplifier ever and is definitely a combatant for being one of the best power amplifier’s in the world

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Hegel H30

Discontinued replaced by Hegel H30A

With a power rating of more than 1,1 kW in 8 ohms, it is on the verge of being easier to measure the H30 in horsepower.

Hegel Pre power amp

The massive H30 mono power amplifiers from Hegel play any loudspeaker in the world with ease and authority.

The H30 is their best power amplifier ever and is definitely a combatant for being one of the best power amplifier’s in the world.

The Hegel H30 is developed as a monoblock, but there is also the possibility to use it as a stereo power amplifier to start with if you are on a budget.

Progress is a one way street and so for our power amplifiers.

Hegel H30

The H30 is using a new and improved version of the patented Hegel SoundEngine amplifier technology.

This further reduces all types of distortion.

In addition to the improved SoundEngine they are also using the highest possible level of the Hegel FET-technology in the input stage and the voltage gain stage.

This technology reduces a very specific type of distortion called Harmonic Distortion.

This particular type of distortion causes what many people call “transistor sound”, and this is therefore dramatically reduced in the H30.

It will simply let the music reach you in a different way than what you have ever experienced before.

Normally, when you compare a less powerful amplifier with a more powerful amplifier, the most powerful will have a more potent bass, more attack and more “SLAM” than the less powerful one.

This is how it works up to a certain point.

The Hegel H30 is beyond this point, and all of a sudden the differences become different.

The H30 will simply play with a completely undisputed control, regardless of the loudspeakers.

The bass is tremendously deep, but not dominating.

The level of detail in the high frequencies are unheard of, but never overbearing.

Hegel H30 angled

Usually, a demo of the H30 and P30 combination ends with clapping hands and a whispering wooooow…

As a mono power amplifier, the H30 has a fully balanced output stage which reduces and cancels out distortion.

Furthermore, the H30 has a much more advanced input stage and voltage gain stage.

Both the H4SE and the H30 uses hand-matched transistors, but only the H30 uses the special combination of JFET and MOS-FET transistors.

This further reduces higher-order harmonic distortion in the H30.

The third big difference between the two is H30’s output transistors.

These are of higher quality, with less distortion than the ones in the H4SE. In addition to this, the use of dual transformers in the H30, reduces mechanical noise.

The higher budget also allows the use of better parts throughout the H30.

Specifications Hegel H30

Specifications Hegel H30

Output power: More than 1100 W in 8 ohms

Minimum load impedance: 1 ohm load

Inputs: RCA unbalanced and XLR balanced

Speaker outputs: One pair of heavy duty gold plated terminals

Input impedance: Balanced 20 kohm, unbalanced 10 kohm

Signal to noise ratio: More than 100 dB

Crosstalk: Less than -100 dB

Distortion: Less than 0.003% at 100 W i 8 ohm

Intermodulation: Less than 0.01% (19 kHz + 20 kHz)

Damping factor: More than 500

Power supply: 2000 VA dual mono, 270,000 μF capacitors

Output stage: 56 pcs 15 A 200 W high speed, ultra-low distortion bipolar transistors

Power consumption: 120 W in idle mode, 30 watts in ECO mode

Finish: Black and Silver

Dimensions/weight: 21 cm x 43 cm x 55 cm (HxWxD), weight 45 kg

Additional information


Black, Silver



Hegel The story begins in 1988. Bent Holter, a student at the Technical University in Trondheim (NTNU) decided to do a thesis under the original design of the transistor used in amplifiers, that would cure the problems of traditional hi-fi systems. Enemy number one was distortion. Holter somehow could not accept the fact that when we supply a simple signal to an amplifier, the output reproduces that signal plus something else; distortion produced by the electronics. Fighting distortion usually means deterioration of other parameters, including damping factor. Holter decided to break free from classic schematics and developed a project that became the basis of what we know today as SoundEngine Technology. And where does the name of the company come from? Well, during his spare time Bent played in a rock-metal band called The Hegel Band. When they needed amplifiers for concerts, he suggested building them himself. His ideas took on real shape, but it took lots of money to refine the technology. Help came from Telenor - one of the biggest players in the telecommunications industry. The early 90s were a period of initial prosperity for the brand. First, they ensured the patented solution known today as SoundEngine. Later a DAC was developed (1994) and the first CD Player came (1996). Over the next eight years, the company has steadily improved its product range and generated more profit year on year. When the financial crisis came, most companies immediately took a defensive strategy which meant cutting costs. Hegel played differently. He hired new engineers to design devices. Sometime later, brand new D/A converters were born. Today Hegel is one of the best-established brands on the Hi-Fi market. We produce integrated, pre and power amplifiers as well as CD players and some of the most modern and sophisticated D/A converters. SoundEngine Technology was just a start. Today there are six more original technical solutions in Hegel's portfolio. The company has dealers in 54 countries and its products are sold all over the world. Awards and press reviews speak for themselves


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