32 bit High End Audio DAC. With ever more different services for listening to music becoming available, a good quality DAC is almost a necessity for any music lover. What the HD11 can do to improve the sound, even from compressed streaming services, is extraordinary. What it can do to upgrade a high quality CD-transport or a well configured computer is beyond imagination. The secret to the HD11’s unique qualities lies in Hegel’s proprietary re-clocking technology and our unique implementation of the best chips available on the market today. While most DAC’s on the market are more or less the same, Hegel takes pride in designing the products from the bottom. Hegel is one of very few high end audio manufacturers in the world with the know-how and capacity to design both the analogue and the digital stage of the components. That allows us use the best available chips in an optimal way, and to develop new technology where necessary.