Well Rounded Sound and Hegel

I think it's safe to say that Well Rounded Sound's Jerry Cmehil appreciates industrial design and music. Why else would he be in the hi-fi business? I try to make it a point to stop into the Well Rounded Sound room at shows because Jerry typically plays good music that sounds good. His WRS EXP SE speakers (4,999/pair w/stands) were running off the Hegel H160 integrated amp/DAC ($3,500) and this simple system was putting out some lovely sounds.

The 150wpc Hegel H160's DAC can handle up to 24-bit/192kHz data via its coax S/PDIF and Toslink inputs and 24-bit/96kHz via USB (the USB input does not support 88.2kHz).

While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the BLOCK EL34L-based integrated amp ($5,999), which Jerry imports into the US from Poland, is undeniably different (I like different).

photo credit: Well Rounded Sound

As are the 440 Audio turntables which hail from Jerry Cmehil's native Prague.