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Technics makes a hi-fi comeback at IFA 2014

This year at IFA in Berlin Panasonic unveiled new Technics hi-fi products - the first in six years.

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Panasonic lifts the curtain at IFA 2014.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The new Technics ST-C700 Network Audio Player delivers "emotionally-engaging" music with a brushed silver touch of class.

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The Technics SU-C700 is essentially a reference class integrated amplifier.

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The Technics SE-R1 power amplifier delivers reference sound to the accompanying player.

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Technics' new premium SU-C700 integrated stereo amplifier.

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Inputs include three S/PDIF ports, TosLink optical, a USB port, and an analog photo jack.

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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.

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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.

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According to Technics, noise-reducing transformers offer reliable performance and a clean sound.

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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.

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The Technics SE-R1 power amplifier reduces noise with the JENO system that includes PWM conversion circuits to enable near-flawless digitized processing.

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