Specialist audio brand Hegel, has garnered a reputation for doing things its own way, and so it’s no surprise to see the Norwegian name unveil plans to introduce a CD player just as many brands look set to trim down their silver disc-spinning models. Originally unveiled at the High End Show in Munich in May, the Mohican is a CD player without any digital inputs. There’s a true 75ohm BNC-output connector for transport-only use. The CD-only player uses a dedicated audio drive mechanism, and not a CD-ROM, and employs Hegel’s own servo boards which it claims have minimal impact on the digital signal read off a CD. The analogue stage is built around its HD30 DAC/digital preamp (HFC 408), but the icing on the cake – it proudly states – is that it will implement the Norwegian brand’s patented SoundEngine technology. Prices and full specs are yet to be confirmed. Click here for the latest.
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