The Hegel P20 Preamplifier
The P20 comes with a high-quality system remote control, milled out of one solid piece of aluminum. It has the same bead blasted and anodized surface finish as the preamplifier itself. You can really feel the quality of each part of the P20; not only hear it. There is a total of 5 regular inputs. Both balanced and unbalanced. In addition, a special Home Theatre input allows integration in Home Theatre systems. Finally, there are both balanced and unbalanced outputs as well as a fixed line-level output.
In designing the P20, the highest quality of sound is achieved at such a low price point by using brand new technologies, such as Silicon Germanium transistors. In addition, high-frequency components that were not originally designed for audio were implemented, and used in ways that had never been done before. The result is an open and natural sounding preamplifier at a very competitive price.
Remote control: Volume, source and mute controlled by the Hegel RC8
Inputs: 1 x XLR balanced, 4 x RCA unbalanced and Home Theatre inputs
Outputs: 1 x XLR balanced, 1 x RCA unblanced and 1 x RCA recording outputs
Signal to noise ratio: More than 130 dB balanced mode
Crosstalk: Less than -100 dB
Distortion: Less than 0.005%
Intermodulation: Less than 0.01% (19 kHz + 20 kHz)
Dimensions/weight: 8 cm x 43 cm x 30 cm (HxWxD), weight 10 kg
Dimensions/weight US: 3,2" x 17" x 12" (HxBxD), weight 22 lbs