The H1 mk4 is based on technology from the H200 integrated amplifier. The H1 mk4 has got the new digitally controlled active preamp stage from the H200 and the new and improved SoundEngine amplifier technology from the H200 amplifier. The reduction of dynamic distortion all over the audible frequency range together with complete elimination of "transistor sound" makes the H1 mk4 sound smooth, warm and transparent without losing any details.
The integrated amplifier H1 mk4 is the entry level amplifier among the Hegel products. It has now been upgraded with new technology from the H200 amplifier. The H1 has got the characteristic Hegel-curve in the front panel, and both input source and volume can be controlled from the Hegel remote control.
The H1 mk4 has got a relay switched input source selector and can be connected to different types of music sources.
The amplifier has got very high power output and will happily drive demanding loudspeaker loads. The H1 mk4 can deliver an output signal current in excess of 70 amperes. The amplifier is very dynamic and will drive the speakers with a deep powerful bass and a high resolution smooth midrange with a detailed soundstage.
The H1 mk4 integrated amplifier is using the new and improved SoundEngine technology from the Hegel H200, H2A mk2 and H4A mk2 amplifiers. To be able to offer an unsurpassed audio performance at a very competitive price point the H1 mk4 is using the Hegel SoundEngine amplifier technology.
The H1 mk4 has got connectors for both unbalanced and balanced signal cables. The speaker connectors are gold plated terminals of the highest quality available.