Like new, 9/10 because it’s not new. This is a perfect condition, excellent example of a Hegel H-160 integrated with included DAC, various inputs including a balanced input, and a mint remote control made of solid metal. This unit has a very nice smooth and musical sound as you may know already from many great reviews of the Hegel sound:
The H-160 is pretty versatile in terms of connectivity:
- 1 coax SPDIF
- 3 optical SPDIF
- 1 USB
- 1 Ethernet (airplay compatible for streaming services from a pc or iOS device anywhere on your network)
- 1 Balanced pair
- 1 Variable RCA pair
- 1 Fixed / Variable RCA pair (configurable)
- 1 Variable RCA pair (sub out / pre-out)
- 1 Fixed RCA pair
- 1 Speaker pair
- 1 1/4” Headphone out
The H-160 can also be set up with your own choice of default volume on power up and max volume limit, which I really liked.
I’m the second owner, bought from Gene Rubin along with an LFD Mark IV integrated for comparison. I tried both integrateds as well as a Bel Canto Class D piece for a while and decided to keep the LFD because it sounds incredible with my Zu Druids and my Chord DAC. I’m also OK to miss out on a DAC, remote control, and balanced inputs for now. For what it’s worth, everyone who listened liked the Hegel better than the Bel Canto.
Comes in original double boxes with remote, power cable, and manual - ready to go. If you’re in my area feel free to pick up locally and save shipping of about $80 for ground to continental US. Make an offer.