Panasonic lifts the curtain at IFA 2014.
The new gear represents the first new hi-fi products under the Technics name in six years. The Technics brand was once a fixture of the European audio scene, most frequently spied on DJ decks or on massive sound systems.
First up is the new R1 Reference class that includes the SU-R1 networked music player with a built-in pre amplifier, the SE-R1 power amp, and the SB-R1 speaker system.
The second offering is the flagship C700 Series that ubckydes the SB-C700 speakers, the SL-C700 CD player, the ST-C700 network audio player, and the SU-C700 integrated amp.
The new Technics ST-C700 Network Audio Player delivers "emotionally-engaging" music with a brushed silver touch of class.
The Technics SU-C700 is essentially a reference class integrated amplifier.
The Technics SE-R1 power amplifier delivers reference sound to the accompanying player.
Technics' new premium SU-C700 integrated stereo amplifier.
Inputs include three S/PDIF ports, TosLink optical, a USB port, and an analog photo jack.
Technics' own proprietary JENO (Jitter Elimination and Noise-shaping Optimization) Digital Engine reduces jitters while the PWM conversion circuits help you enjoy fully-digitized processing.
Outputs include Technics Digital Link AES/EBU XLR, S/PDIF coaxial, TosLink optical as well as analog XLR and RCA line out. Of course, you can also connect to the headphone output as well for more private listening.
According to Technics, noise-reducing transformers offer reliable performance and a clean sound.
The SU-R1 network audio control player features digital noise isolation architecture, a multi-control knob, and Technics' own digital link that offers less signal decay between the preamp and power amplifier.
The Technics SE-R1 power amplifier reduces noise with the JENO system that includes PWM conversion circuits to enable near-flawless digitized processing.