Thousands of people still own thousands of CDs. Some even prefer playing a physical disc, rather than streaming off their phone, when really enjoying their audio system. There is no lack of CD-players, but nowadays most of them are trying to be “everything”. They should play SACD, have digital inputs, support DSD and perhaps even have an app and a headphone jack. The problem is that these functionalities not only drive up the cost but actually reduce the sound quality when playing a CD. For years, Hegel wanted to do something about that. And finally, it is here… The Hegel Mohican – for people who want the best from their CDs.
The Hegel Mohican is something as rare as a dedicated CD-Player. A dedicated CD-Player using the very latest in digital processing – adapted for CD-only. The results are astonishing. Several years ago, when high-resolution streaming was in its infancy (but rising), a team from Hegel had a revelation. Listening to a CD-rig, we realized that there was a lot left on the CD. Since that moment, there was a never-ending debate in the office. Should we go all out, making that final – phenomenal – player? The name was the first thing we decided. It had to be called the Mohican, as in the novel “The Last of the Mohicans”.
This is that super player. The Hegel Mohican. It is a true CD-player, using original CD-drive mechanisms from Sanyo, updated with Hegel’s own designed servo boards. It has the newest and best DAC chips, working in native 16 bit/44.1 kHz resolution. It has the best clock mechanism Hegel have ever designed. They use their patented SoundEngine to control the clock, forcing jitter down to levels we have never reached before. Perhaps the lowest in the world. But let us not bury ourselves in the technical details. What does it do for you? It plays magically natural. It sings… fluid and with great temperament, where needed. Compared to any other digital device we have heard, it simply plays without “edges” in the sound. Almost analog. Do you dare to listen?
DAC resolution: 16 bit/44.1 kHz
Line output: 2.6 V RMS
Analog outputs: 1 fixed line level (RCA), 1 fixed line level (Balanced XLR)
Digital outputs: 1 BNC, true 75 ohm
Frequency response: 0 Hz – 50 kHz
Noise Floor: -145 dB
Distortion: Typical 0.0015%
Output impedance: 22 ohms unbalanced and 44 ohms balanced
Finish: Black and Silver
Dimensions: 8 cm (10 cm w/feet) x 43 cm x 29 cm (HxWxD)
Weight: 6.5 kg (net), 9 kg (shipping)
Dimensions US: 3.14″ (3.93″ w/feet) x 16.93″ x 11.42″ (HxBxD)
Weight US: 14.3 lbs (net), 20 lbs (shipping)