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    Re: Hegel H390 Integrated Amplifier Review

    It’s a very good amp. Really does a good job doing all it is set out to do, in one chassis. It delivers a sitting further back presentation, and it has a lot of power. If you dont have subs, you may have to shine a little volume on it during low level listening to bring out some meat.

    Edit: owned one for 1.5 years.
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    Re: Hegel H390 Integrated Amplifier Review

    I believe it's a great all-in-one amp. Perhaps I'll borrow a demo unit and compare with my NAD M33 soon. At $10K, that's a big mark up for the US market. It lists here in the UK at £5000 including 20% VAT. It's often the other way round where a $10K US product ends up here at £10K. Peter

    PS - Just noticed it's in the review as 10K Australian $. That's more like it.
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    Re: Hegel H390 Integrated Amplifier Review

    Heard nothing but great things about Hegel products. They've got some very sharp engineers in the company. Darko uses a 390 as one of his references.

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    Re: Hegel H390 Integrated Amplifier Review

    Alan Shaw uses Hegel as his reference on Harbeth.
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    Re: Hegel H390 Integrated Amplifier Review

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Alan Shaw uses Hegel as his reference on Harbeth.
    Interesting. Impressive how many high-end auido companies and products come out of Scandinavia.

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    Re: Hegel H390 Integrated Amplifier Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Puma Cat View Post
    Interesting. Impressive how many high-end auido companies and products come out of Scandinavia.
    Hegel is made in China.
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    Re: Hegel H390 Integrated Amplifier Review

    Quote Originally Posted by XV-1 View Post
    Hegel is made in China.
    It's designed by Brent Holter and his team in Norway.

    Also, it doesn't matter where it's made. As someone who worked as a Design for Six Sigma Master Black Belt for 10 years, helping engineering and scientific teams with technical product engineering, development and manufacturing, a key principle I used to teach is that QUALITY is the result of HOW things are done, not WHERE. Transfer functions work the same everywhere.

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    Re: Hegel H390 Integrated Amplifier Review

    Quote Originally Posted by XV-1 View Post
    Hegel is made in China.
    Who cares. I would say 70% of everything we have is made in China or some other country other than the US or the country the product is designed in. If it works and the warranty is solid along with customer support, it really doesn't bother me these days.
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