HEGEL had their world premiere of the Rost (€2900) integrated SoundEngine amplifier. It produces 75wpc stereo and has Ethernet, AirPlay, IP control, etc. Networking is provided as is easy app control. It easily handles UPNP and will let you change music, etc as well. HEGEL has produced the modern integrated amplifier with home control abilities for the world to enjoy.
HEGEL's SoundEngine is the answer to signal management. As the signal is passed from stage to stage within the audio amplifier, it will be changed by every single amplifier stage. When the music signal finally reaches your loudspeakers, it is different from the original music signal from the original source. The Hegel SoundEngine local error cancelling system prevents distortion in the audio amplifier circuit stages, preserving the original details and the dynamic range in the original music signal. The end result is a much cleaner music signal with a larger dynamic range and lower distortion.
The unique and patented Hegel SoundEngine audio technology combines the advantage of Class AB-amplification and the advantage of Class A-amplifiers. Hegel's patented SoundEngine technology will cancel high frequency distortion components found in normal types of audio amplifiers without using global negative feedback.
HEGEL's Rost has multiple analog inputs, digital inputs including Ethernet plus very high quality five-way loudspeaker binding posts.