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Hegel - Viking - Reference CD Player (Special Order)

by Hegel
Original price $7,995.00 - Original price $7,995.00
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Immerse yourself in a sonic experience of unrivalled purity with Hegel’s Viking Reference CD Player, exclusively available for pre-order at The Audio Tailor. The Viking is not just a CD player, it’s a haven for music enthusiasts seeking the original essence of their favourite tracks with no adulterations. At the heart of Viking lies superior technology including our patented SoundEngine innovation, a custom-designed linear phase filter, and a unique MasterClock generator. Host to one of the best CD drives and lasers in the industry, our Viking CD Player delivers meticulously reproduced sound that is truly at par with live studio audio. Fuelled by more than a decade of relentless research and innovation in integrated circuitry, broadcasting technology, and telecommunication, Hegel has crafted a music system that transposes the most natural and engaging listening experience right into your living room. The quest for audio excellence ends with Hegel. Experience the remarkable Hegel Viking for yourself, the zenith of purity in sound reproduction.

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ℹ Product Information

Immerse yourself in the soul-stirring, pure audio experience that only the Hegel Viking – Reference CD Player can bring.

A remarkable piece of audio technology, the Viking represents the pinnacle of Hegel's commitment to perfection.

Historically lauded for their groundbreaking Mohican CD player, Hegel faced a significant challenge in creating a worthy successor.

Now, after years of exhaustive research, meticulous engineering, and relentless testing, Hegel is proud to announce the Viking.

This is no ordinary CD player. Hegel has designed a top-of-the-range CD drive and laser, with slot-in loading, auto-standby, XLR, RCA, and BNC output – all finely tuned to perform at their absolute best. This isn't about adding bells and whistles; it's about refining the complex science of sound to unlock an audio experience of uncompromised fidelity and unprecedented crispness.

The Viking uses Hegel's unique organic sound technology, promising an audio reproduction so faithful to the original, it feels as if you’ve stepped into the live recording session.

Hegel’s innovative SoundEngine prevents distortion, delivering an impressive dynamic range for a clean, pure music signal of unparalleled quality – an achievement that took more than a decade of research.

The high-precision MasterClock drives perfect timing, reducing jitter to nearly zero and creating flawless sound quality.

The Viking sports a sleekly designed cabinet that mirrors its high-tech internals, marrying modern aesthetics with proven reliability and durability.

The Hegel Viking– Reference CD Player – the embodiment of uncompromising dedication to pure, authentic sound.

It’s a top-tier CD player that does one thing supremely well: it captures the soul and essence of the music you love, serving it up in its raw and unadulterated form, just as the artist intended.

Take a moment, plunge into the world of Hegel technology, and be amazed by the Viking. It’s not just a better CD player; it’s an audio experience like no other.

FEATURES:

  1. Reference Bit-Perfect CD Player: Constructed to deliver audio output that mirrors the original recording with unparalleled precision. Enjoy a bit-perfect, undistorted playback with about as much fidelity to the source as it gets.

  2. Top-of-the-Line CD Drive and Laser: Featuring a highly-advanced CD drive and laser mechanism for optimal disc reading and data extraction.

  3. Slot-in Loading: Easy, slot-in disc loading mechanism for quick and uncomplicated setup.

  4. XLR, RCA, and BNC Output: Provides flexible connection options for compatibility with numerous audio setups.

  5. Auto-Standby: Energy-saving feature that automatically puts the CD player into standby mode for added convenience.

  6. Organic Sound Technology: Proprietary technology developed by Hegel which ensures that all aspects of a dynamic recording are reproduced exactly like the original.

  7. SoundEngine Technology: Uses local error canceling system which prevents distortion in the audio amplifier circuit stages, preserving the dynamic range in the original music signal.

  8. LineDriver: Filter high-frequency noise from the analog signal, preserving the highest possible resolution and reducing distortion.

  9. MasterClock: A high-precision timer that ensures the synchronous operation of the digital-to-analog converter and the CD drive, significantly reducing jitter.

  10. SynchroDAC Technology: This innovative feature recognizes and corrects jitter errors in real-time, offering a cleaner sound and larger dynamic range.

  11. OLED Display: Viking features an OLED display known for its low noise, leading to clearer and more detailed sound.

  12. Balanced and Unbalanced Outputs: Choose between balanced XLR outputs for superior sound quality or unbalanced RCA for increased convenience and compatibility.

BENEFITS:

  1. Uncompromised Audio Quality: The perfect synchronization and error correcting technology of Viking grants uncompromised, pure audio performance.

  2. Simplified Operation: Hassle-free slot-in loading mechanism eliminates the stress of difficult setup so you can dive straight into your music experience.

  3. Energy Efficient: The auto-standby feature helps save energy and prolongs the player's lifespan.

  4. Versatile Connectivity Options: RCA, BNC and XLR outputs cater to various sound system setups, providing versatility and convenience.

  5. Clear & Crisp Sound: With the OLED display and LineDriver technology, high-frequency noise is mitigated, ensuring a more detailed, clearer sound.

  6. Durability: The robust mechanical design with a well-engineered exterior assures that the CD player will withstand years of usage.

  7. Space-Saving Design: Compact design occupies less space without compromising on sound quality, making it perfect for minimalist living spaces.

  8. Unique Listening Experience: The Viking provides an immersive audio experience that brings you astonishingly close to the music in its original form.

  9. Sleek Design: The modern design of the Viking CD player adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to your home decor.

  10. Reliable: Built with the highest quality components and thoughtful engineering, granting you the reliability and durability that Hegel is known for.

Specification Details
Product Hegel - Viking - Reference CD Player
Description The Viking is a high fidelity, native 16/44.1 CD player. It delivers sound reproduction that is as faithful to the original recording as possible.
Improved Components Viking features a dedicated laser and CD drive to ensure optimal data reading and minimal distortion. It uses state-of-the-art DAC for high-quality digital-to-analog conversion.
Viking Technology This technology offers an organic sound, accurate reproduction of all parts of a dynamic recording like the original. The quality of the sound from your speakers are limited only by the recording studio.
SoundEngine Using the Hegel SoundEngine local error canceling system, distortion in the audio amplifier circuit stages is prevented. This leads to a cleaner music signal with a larger dynamic range and lower distortion.
LineDriver Technology After converting the digital CD data to the analog domain, Viking employs the LineDriver technology to remove high-frequency noise from the analog signal, keeping the phase information in the audio signal intact.
MasterClock This is a very high precision master clock generator with extremely low jitter, located on the DAC board, ensuring precise timing for superior sound quality.
SynchroDAC A new digital to analog conversion technology used in combination with the Direct MasterClock technology. It keeps jitter error and digital to analog conversion errors to a minimum, giving a cleaner sound and higher resolution.
Supported Discs 12 cm Redbook CDs
Output Voltage Analog 2,5V RMS
Line Level Output 1 unbalanced fixed (RCA); 1 balanced fixed (XLR)
Digital Output 1 BNC true 75 Ohm
Frequency Response 0Hz-22 kHz
Distortion Less than 0.0015%
Finish Black
Dimensions & Weight 9,9 cm x 43 cm x 30,5 cm (HxWxD), 7,3 kg
Dimensions & Weight US 3,54" x 17" x 12" (HxWxD), 16,1 lbs
Standout Features OLED low noise display, unique Master Clock system, patented SoundEngine technology, analog low pass filter and Line Driver, fully balanced and noise-free handling of the signal.
Auto-Standby Feature Yes
Control Comes with Hegel’s solid aluminium RC8 remote that can control all Hegel products.

In conclusion, the Hegel Viking - Reference CD Player is much more than a CD player; it's an articulation of Hegel’s steadfast dedication to fulfilling the desires of the discerning music lover.

It stands as a testament to Hegel's unwavering commitment to quality, technological innovation, and a pursuit of perfection in sound.

It is not just about playing your CD collections, but redefining the way you experience music at its purest and most authentic form.

This high rewarding audio experience can be a reality - simply place your pre-orders exclusively on The Audio Tailor website, proudly Australia's #1 Hi-Fi Store.

For customer queries or additional information, feel free to reach out to us via phone (1300 308 711), email (sales@theaudiotailor.com.au) or come visit our store conveniently located at Unit 9/20 Rivergate Place, Murarrie QLD 4172.

Your incredible audio journey awaits with the Hegel Viking - Reference CD Player.

Transform the way you engage with music now and in the future - make the Viking yours today.

You won't just hear the difference, you'll feel it.

Lead time is approximately 4 weeks. Please contact the store for details.

ℹ Specifications
Specification Details
Product Hegel - Viking - Reference CD Player
Description The Viking is a high fidelity, native 16/44.1 CD player. It delivers sound reproduction that is as faithful to the original recording as possible.
Improved Components Viking features a dedicated laser and CD drive to ensure optimal data reading and minimal distortion. It uses state-of-the-art DAC for high-quality digital-to-analog conversion.
Viking Technology This technology offers an organic sound, accurate reproduction of all parts of a dynamic recording like the original. The quality of the sound from your speakers are limited only by the recording studio.
SoundEngine Using the Hegel SoundEngine local error canceling system, distortion in the audio amplifier circuit stages is prevented. This leads to a cleaner music signal with a larger dynamic range and lower distortion.
LineDriver Technology After converting the digital CD data to the analog domain, Viking employs the LineDriver technology to remove high-frequency noise from the analog signal, keeping the phase information in the audio signal intact.
MasterClock This is a very high precision master clock generator with extremely low jitter, located on the DAC board, ensuring precise timing for superior sound quality.
SynchroDAC A new digital to analog conversion technology used in combination with the Direct MasterClock technology. It keeps jitter error and digital to analog conversion errors to a minimum, giving a cleaner sound and higher resolution.
Supported Discs 12 cm Redbook CDs
Output Voltage Analog 2,5V RMS
Line Level Output 1 unbalanced fixed (RCA); 1 balanced fixed (XLR)
Digital Output 1 BNC true 75 Ohm
Frequency Response 0Hz-22 kHz
Distortion Less than 0.0015%
Finish Black
Dimensions & Weight 9,9 cm x 43 cm x 30,5 cm (HxWxD), 7,3 kg
Dimensions & Weight US 3,54" x 17" x 12" (HxWxD), 16,1 lbs
Standout Features OLED low noise display, unique Master Clock system, patented SoundEngine technology, analog low pass filter and Line Driver, fully balanced and noise-free handling of the signal.
Auto-Standby Feature Yes
Control Comes with Hegel’s solid aluminium RC8 remote that can control all Hegel products.

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