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      Musicraft is Hegel Music Systems UK Dealer of The Year 2015 Please contact or visit Musicraft Derby (the UK's leading Hegel Music Systems specialist dealer) to discover why more and more Hi-Fi and home cinema enthusiasts digital and analogue audio systems are benefiting from Hegel Music Systems patented SoundEngine technology. Musicraft is pleased to announce that we are the first Hegel Music Systems UK dealer to have received their long awaited reference CD Player The Mohican. Pictures showing the unboxing of The Mohican CD Player have been added to this post
      Hegel Music Systems new reference CD Player The Mohican in Black finish Hegel Music Systems The Mohican RRP £3900 UPS tracking of The Mohican from Oslo (Norway) to Derby (UK) - DERBY, GB 24/08/2016 12:57 Delivered 24/08/2016 5:50 Out for Delivery 24/08/2016 5:49 Arrival Scan Castle Donnington, United Kingdom 24/08/2016 5:20 Departure Scan 24/08/2016 3:49 Import Scan 24/08/2016 2:52 Arrival Scan Koeln, Germany 24/08/2016 2:35 Departure Scan Koeln, Germany 23/08/2016 23:29 Arrival Scan Malmo Sturup, Sweden 23/08/2016 22:18 Departure Scan Malmo Sturup, Sweden 23/08/2016 21:26 Arrival Scan Gardermoen, Norway 23/08/2016 20:22 Departure Scan Oslo, Norway 23/08/2016 18:23 Export Scan Oslo, Norway 23/08/2016 18:23 Origin Scan Oslo, Norway 23/08/2016 14:40 Collection Scan Norway 23/08/2016 04:23 Order Processed: Ready for UPS Current status (22/08/16) - Order Processed: Ready for UPS Trivia:
      The name Mohican is inspired by the novel “The last of the Mohicans” by James Fenimore Cooper. Written in 1826, the story takes place in 1757, during the French and Indian War. Now, the scenery inspiring this novel is found by Lake George in Upstate New York.  We recently shared our thoughts with Hegel Music Systems regarding the name they've given to their last CD Player The Mohican - I am great believer in product names/model numbers and in this respect for a long while now my overall favourites have been NSX (New Sports eXperimental) by Honda and Kuro by Pioneer. Having thought about it over the last few months I can now happily say that The Mohican sits alongside the NSX and Kuro. The Mohican is a great name for your last CDP. You nailed it just as Honda and Pioneer did with the NSX and Kuro respectively. NSX, Kuro and The Mohican are names which inspire confidence. And just as with the NSX and Kuro I am sure The Mohican will be talked about as another great product for many, many years to come. I can't think of a better first track to hear through The Mohican then I Will Find You (Clannad - The Last of The Mohicans) Btw, ROST (amp/DAC/streamer) the new VOICE of Hegel Music Systems is coming soon to Musicraft
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      Line output: 2.6 V RMS
      Analogue 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
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      Output impedance: 22 ohms unbalanced and 44 ohms balanced
      Dimensions: 8cm (10cm w/feet) x 43cm x 29cm (HxWxD)
      Weight: 6.5kg (net), 9kg (shipping)
      Dimensions US: 3.14" (3.93" w/feet) x 16.93" x 11.42" (HxBxD)
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