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    Hegel H400

    The is a new Hegel H400 comming. Does anyone have more information about this H400.

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    Re: Hegel H400

    News to me.


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    Re: Hegel H400

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    News to me.


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    This is what I heard:
    What I can tell you is that H390 is going to be replaced in September/October, There will not be any announcement of new products until August. What I can say is that you can assume that the H390 replacement will have a similar analog amplifier section to the current model with DAC and streaming features in line with our top of the line H600

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    Re: Hegel H400

    I think you answered your own question, "What I can tell you is that H390 is going to be replaced in September/October, There will not be any announcement of new products until August." Thanks for the heads up though, something to keep watch for.

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    This is what I heard:
    What I can tell you is that H390 is going to be replaced in September/October, There will not be any announcement of new products until August. What I can say is that you can assume that the H390 replacement will have a similar analog amplifier section to the current model with DAC and streaming features in line with our top of the line H600
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    Re: Hegel H400

    I'm going to wait for the Hegel 410. No, wait...the Hegel 420. No, wait...
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    Re: Hegel H400

    Quote Originally Posted by Puma Cat View Post
    I'm going to wait for the Hegel 410. No, wait...the Hegel 420. No, wait...
    They’re not that bad! 360 — 390. And that seems like forever ago.


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    Re: Hegel H400

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    They’re not that bad! 360 — 390. And that seems like forever ago.


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    Fully agree! Hegel makes terrific products, I really like them. In my experience the Danes are amazing at audio product development. I heard your room with the Hegel system at AXPONA last year, and it was a really wonderful and engaging system.



    My comment was just poking some "light-hearted fun" at a sensibility we know all too well from male audiophiles. I've dubbed it MSB: Male Seeking Behavior.

    It often goes like this: "Oh, if only I had the next, latest, greatest "Beyond the Return of the Son of the Über Amp, Part II, I'd be fulfilled".

    I'm fully confident the new H400 is amazing. But as you mentioned, the 390 was superb as well.

    And personally, I've found that the quality of the mastering of a recording to play a more important role in the quality of a musical presentation than whether the integrated is an H390 or H400, etc.

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    Re: Hegel H400

    I'll just add that "audiophilia" is not the only place I observe "MSB"

    I'll back up just a bit to put this into perspective: One of the very best pro tennis coaches in the world, Aussie pro tennis Coach Darren Cahill has a wonderful philosophy he teaches and imbues to his players: "Be brilliant at the basics." He would often cite Rafael Nadal as an exemplar of this philosophy. And, Darren's...right.

    So, coming back to MSB: I saw the same exact behavior for many years with the guys I used to ride sportbikes with: "Oh! If only I got the new Suzuki GSXR1000RR, I'd be...faster". And I would think...."You'd be faster if you spent a fraction of that money on track days, developing and extending that thing called...SKILL".

    PC on his box-stock CBR600 at Miller Motorsports Park, pounding around at a track day, focusing on...the Basics.



    I'd also see the same exact behavior from all the "camera guys" in the photo forums; the Nikon guys fighting with the Canon guys. MSB.

    "Oh! If only I had new Canon 5D Mark IV, instead of the Canon 5D Mark III, I'd be a better photographer."

    No....if you focused on "being brilliant at the basics", as legendary photographer Jay Maisel writes in his seminal book on photography, "Light, Color, and Gesture", you'd be a better photographer.

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    Be brilliant at the basics. 😉

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    Re: Hegel H400

    What was the question again ?

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    Re: Hegel H400

    Q:
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    What was the question again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dees1957 View Post
    Does anyone have more information about this H400?
    Time will tell.

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    Re: Hegel H400

    Quote Originally Posted by Puma Cat View Post
    Fully agree! Hegel makes terrific products, I really like them. In my experience the Danes are amazing at audio product development. I heard your room with the Hegel system at AXPONA last year, and it was a really wonderful and engaging system.



    My comment was just poking some "light-hearted fun" at a sensibility we know all too well from male audiophiles. I've dubbed it MSB: Male Seeking Behavior.

    It often goes like this: "Oh, if only I had the next, latest, greatest "Beyond the Return of the Son of the Über Amp, Part II, I'd be fulfilled".

    I'm fully confident the new H400 is amazing. But as you mentioned, the 390 was superb as well.

    And personally, I've found that the quality of the mastering of a recording to play a more important role in the quality of a musical presentation than whether the integrated is an H390 or H400, etc.

    Cheers, Mike, and have a great weekend! Hegel H400
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    Re: Hegel H400

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    It’s about the journey, not the destination. It’s no different with car guys, guys who fish, boat, fly, even guys on my hockey team obsessed with the latest carbon fiber hockey sticks. Have you seen guys into cooking? My buddy Mark (MDP on here) is an incredible chef with the latest and greatest tools.

    It’s all ok. Life would be pretty boring otherwise.


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    You forgot about Golfers! I know guys who have 3-5 Drivers and Putters in their garage and are always looking for the one that will actually give them that extra 10 yards or reduce three putts.

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    Re: Hegel H400

    Quote Originally Posted by crwilli View Post
    You forgot about Golfers! I know guys who have 3-5 Drivers and Putters in their garage and are always looking for the one that will actually give them that extra 10 yards or reduce three putts.

    Work on the basics. Get fit, stretch, stretch and stretch some more. Then Practice.
    Yes! How could I forget? I am one! Oh yeah, drivers and putters.


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    Re: Hegel H400

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    It’s about the journey, not the destination.
    Wise words, indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crwilli View Post
    You forgot about Golfers!
    Work on the basics. Get fit, stretch, stretch and stretch some more. Then Practice.
    Exactly right.
    Just to add some context to your comment, I'm going to share a story, so apologies for the digression from audio for a moment:

    I don't know if I mentioned this previously, but before I started racing sportbikes, I trained as assiduously as a classical ballet dancer for 10 years. Like, class 4-6X/week for...10 years. I was also fortunate that that over the course of those 10 years, I had not one, but TWO ballet instructors who were trained at London's Royal Ballet training academy, the Royal Academy of Dance (aka, "RAD") as professional ballet instructors. So, I literally had world-class training all those 10 years.

    And the very first thing we did in "Class", every day, was...plié in first position. Every dancer, no matter how famous they are, takes class every day, and all of them from Nureyev to Baryshnikov, starts class with plié in first position.

    One night, while I was in Damara Bennet's class in The City (San Francisco), who comes in and and stands at the barre next to me on the left? None other than one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th Century, Natalia Makarova. And what was the first thing she did along with the rest of in class that night? You guessed it, plié in first position.

    Darren Cahill's right...doesn't matter what the "endeavor" is: photography, racing sport bikes, doin' big jumps in Class, tennis, whatever, Darrin's maxim holds true: "Be Brilliant at the Basics".

    Same applies to enjoying our audio systems with all these wonderful products and recordings we have today: Get the "basics" (room acoustics, power & grounding, cabling, source quality, speaker placement, recordings) "sussed", as the Brits say, and "build to taste" from there.

    And then, as Hans Beekhuizen says..."Enjoy the music."

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    [QUOTE=Mike;369745]It’s about the journey, not the destination.


    I agree Mike but, sometimes it's to think your at a destination and chill. Then the brain comes up with another crazy idea.
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    Re: Hegel H400

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    It’s about the journey, not the destination. It’s no different with car guys, guys who fish, boat, fly, even guys on my hockey team obsessed with the latest carbon fiber hockey sticks. Have you seen guys into cooking? My buddy Mark (MDP on here) is an incredible chef with the latest and greatest tools.

    It’s all ok. Life would be pretty boring otherwise.


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