Please no low ball offers!!
Hegel Integrated Amp. I have owed this for less than 1 year. Bought it from a dealer in Colorado. The amp is in mint condition, and if you have heard Hegel products you will know how good this sounds. These amps don't come up for sale that often. I have loved this amp and the only reason I'm selling is that I just bought VAC tube mono blocks.
Here is the summary of a review from Absolute Sound
Compared to the April Music Stello Ai500 (150W, $3500), the H200 sounded more refined and had better bass control and extension. The Ai500 had good soundstage width but could not equal the H200's portrayal of depth and soundstage continuousness in all directions. In this regard, and in its touch of Class A-like liquidity, the H200 performs more like a good tubed amplifier than a typical solid-state integrated amp. Compared to my own Ayre K-1xe preamp and GamuT M200 mono amplifiers, the H200 holds its own fairly well. The Ayre/GamuT combo ($20k) has more solid, more commanding presence than the H200. The Ayre/GamuT combo also expands the soundstage a bit and has better overall resolution. My separates have quick immediate presence, whereas the H200 has a more relaxed quality. In some ways, the H200 comes across as a bit more consistent in the way it tracks notes as they start, propagate, and decay than the pre/power combo. The combo tended to render the leading edges and then propagate steady-state tone just right, but doesn't quite hang on to the decay as well. Again, the H200 was somewhat reminiscent of a fine tubed amp in this regard. Could the H200 be even clearer, quicker, more expansive? Yes. Would I give up my separates for the H200? No, but I could easily live with it. It plays all kinds of music fundamentally well enough for me to not worry about the “could be better here and there” stuff.
That sums it up well: I could live with the H200...happily. I submit that, on a limited budget, you are better off buying the H200 for $4400 and having more left over for speaker and cable upgrades (and maybe some room treatments) than stretching your budget to get into more expensive separates whose purchase would greatly restrict your speaker and cabling choices. The H200 strikes me as a fantastic performer, one that delivers sonic quality far beyond its price level. Nicely done, very nicely done.