Hegel Music Systems Mohican CD player Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Description: CD player with Sanyo disc transport. DAC resolution: 16-bit/44.1kHz. Analog outputs (fixed, line level): 1 unbalanced (RCA), 1 balanced (XLR). Digital outputs: 1 BNC, true 75 ohm. Maximum output level: 2.6V RMS. Output impedance: 22 ohms unbalanced, 44 ohms balanced. Frequency range: 0Hz–50kHz. Noise floor: –145dB. Distortion: 0.0015% typical.
Dimensions: 16.93" (430mm) W by 3.14" (80mm) H or 3.93" (100mm) H with feet by 11.42" (290mm) D. Weight: 14.3 lbs (6.5kg) net, 20 lbs (9kg) shipping.
Finish: Black steel.
Serial number of unit reviewed: MOH-77A132.
Price: $5000. Approximate number of dealers: 75.
Manufacturer: Hegel Music Systems, PB26, Blindern, 0314 Oslo, Norway. Tel: (47) 22-60-56-60. US distributor: Hegel Music Systems USA, Baldwin Street, East Long Meadow, MA 01028. Tel: (413) 224-2480. Web: www.hegel.com.

Hegel Music Systems
US distributor: Hegel Music Systems USA
Baldwin Street
East Long Meadow, MA 01028
(413) 224-2480

es347's picture

..but I just can't see buying a CD player these days especially one that costs five grand

volvic's picture

I would buy one if it had capacity to connect from external sources to its DAC. If not, not sure why anyone would pay $5k for a CD player without that feature. Even a late adopter like myself to computer audio now sees the need for all new CD players to offer. Still, nice machine and quality made in Norway, suppose Hegel thinks there are still people who only listen to CD's, in fact, they are not the only manufacturers that offer a stand alone CD player, I recall Parasound offering a CD player without any inputs for external computer sources, wonder how well they sell. I do hope Hegel sells more than seven.

Allen Fant's picture

I am right there with ya- HR.
I collect 1st pressing CDs for the same reason you collect the Vinyl editions. Very nice coverage and review of the Hegel cd spinner.
Good to read about it being made in Norway and NOT junk-sourced to china (like so many of its competitors).

es347's picture

..but the way I listen is ripping them and loading on a NAS drive connected to a music server. Much easier to navigate your music and with a super high quality DAC better sound..

volvic's picture

I do the same, trounces my pricey CD players.

Allen Fant's picture


what is the Signal-to-Noise (S/N) ratio on this player?
Whom can suggest a U.S. dealer/retailer for a demo?


recorded from 10' mics sounds a lot like the definition of distortion.

allhifi's picture

Mr. Reichert: Now this (review) was much better; deftly navigating the torturous waters of both reviewing sensitivity and drawing comparisons.

But here, you've done reasonably well (as opposed to the other one I lambasted you on).

It would have been instructive if you experimented with PC's, IC's or other combinations with the Hegel Mohican.

I'm not even sure if you referenced the DAC-chip employed , or any other notable feature of the Mohican. I don't recall anything memorable.

In any case, the rightful 'takeaway' from this review is that the very 'up-to-date" Mytek "Brooklyn" slapped the Mohican back into yester-century, at less than half the price of the clearly over-priced Hegel.

Perhaps that eager show "smile" was meant to soften you up to some nice words about the Mohican, I'm pleased to see you did both that, and the right thing in drawing some comparisons.

peter jasz