Now the time has come, also the Hegel H390 and Hegel H590 have passed all certification processes at Roon Labs LLC. and can now be designated as Roon Ready. This means that the Norwegian high-end HiFi manufacturer Hegel Music Systems can now present two more important products with this certification, in this case two stereo integrated amplifiers with integrated streaming client.
Hegel H390 and Hegel H590 – Now four in number
The first solutions that Hegel Music Systems equipped for direct use with the media management and multi-room audio streaming software from Roon Labs LLC. were the two stereo integrated amplifiers Hegel H120 and Hegel H190.
With the two solutions Hegel H390 and Hegel H590, which are now also designated as Roon Ready, there are now four stereo integrated amplifiers with integrated streaming client that are ready for Roon.
“Hegel is proud to announce that the H390 and H590 integrated amplifiers have received Roon Ready certification from Roon Labs. Following the Roon Ready update for the H120 and H190 in March, Hegel now has a complete lineup of Roon Ready integrated amplifiers.”Hegel Music Systems
Hegel SoundEngine 2 as the basis
Also with the two stereo integrated amplifiers Hegel H390 and Hegel H590, as with the smaller siblings Hegel H120 and Hegel H190, the so-called Hegel SoundEngine 2 serves as the basis for the streaming functionality. So far, it was possible for the user to play back content via the network, first and foremost with the help of the industry standard UPnP, but Apple AirPlay was also supported. With the help of the latest firmware, Roon is now also added.
Hegel Music Systems states that they have been working on this implementation for quite some time, but this process was fraught with some unforeseeable hurdles that had to be overcome, so that the delays came about and the promised functionality can only be delivered now.
Prices and availability
Of course Hegel Music Systems offers the new firmware for the stereo integrated amplifiers Hegel H390 as well as Hegel H590 free of charge. Existing customers can therefore update immediately.
Getting to the point
Good things need… as the proverbial saying goes, so if it ultimately took a little longer for Hegel Music Systems to deliver on its promise, now the two stereo integrated amplifiers Hegel H390 as well as Hegel H590 are ultimately Roon Ready and thus ideally equipped to be used directly with the media management and multi-room audio streaming software from Roon Labs LLC.
|PRODUCT||HEGEL H390 UND HEGEL H590 ROON READY|
|Price||free firmware update|
|Manufacturer||Hegel Music Systems|
|Distribution Austria||GP Acoustics GmbH|
|Distribution Germany||GP Acoustics GmbH|
|Distribution Switzerland||Soundrevolution Sàrl|
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