Hegel is an audio electronic company established in the late 80’s by Bent Holter. Ben Holter did a thesis that would cure the traditional problem of distortion in hi-fi system produced by the electronics.This successful project is what we know today as SoundEngine Technology.
The SoundEngine Technology cancel crossover distortion found in all types of class-AB amplifiers. The human ear is very sensitive to high-frequency distortion components in the music signal. The Hegel SoundEngine technology will cancel high-frequency distortion components found in normal types of audio amplifiers. The Hegel SoundEngine technology is not using any kind of global negative feedback, it is using local and adaptive feedforward technology if there should ever be any need for cancellation of distortion within the audio amplifier stages.When a music signal is passing through an audio amplifier a similar effect will take place. As the signal is passed from stage to stage within the audio amplifier, the music signal will be changed by every single amplifier stage.
The unique and patented Hegel SoundEngine audio technology is combining the advantage of class AB-amplifier and the advantage of class A-amplifiers, without having the drawbacks of class A and class AB-amplifier technologies.
The Hegel range of products include Integrated Amplifier, Pre Amp, Power Amp, DAC.Hegel’s well-respected products are now available from The Audio Experts at Cheltenham.