Technics Components to be available in Australia: SB-C700 Speaker System and SU-C700 Stereo Integrated Amplifier announced

Technics components are officially back in Australia. The SB-C700AEB-W Speaker System and the SU-C700EG-S Stereo Integrated Amplifier will be available in store from July.

Aaron Waters, Product Marketing Manager – Audio and Video, Panasonic said: “I’m thrilled to be expanding our range and introducing these Technics components. They are designed for absolute harmony in terms of pure, accurate sound as well as looking stylish together – and can be paired with a companion turntable such as the SL-1200GR to deliver perfectly matched and calibrated audio. Stay tuned for more announcements from Technics in Australia!”

The unique, premium-class Technics bookshelf speakers belie their small footprint to deliver a superb live soundstage focus, excellent imaging and the ambience required to achieve the ‘live music’ experience. The unique glossy white cabinet is created by repeated coating, sanding, polishing and finishing with a high degree of craftsmanship. It is not simply attractive to look at, but also engineered to suppress fine vibrations and enhance sound accuracy.

The Technics SU-C700 amplifier beautifully complements the speaker system in sound and design, with innovative fully-digitised processing that delivers a pure and accurate signal to the speakers. It boasts a high-rigidity aluminium cabinet and a white LED illuminated large level meter.

The components will be available in store from July via selected Technics audio specialist retailers. The SB-C700AEB-W is priced at $3099 RRP and the SU-C700EG-S is priced at $2749 RRP.

SB-C700AEB-W Speaker System

Speaker Design

The SB-C700 achieves high transparency and a precise sound image, delivering on the Technics linear-phase, point-sound-source concept. The flat coaxial two-way speaker drive unit is an original Technics development, designed for the faithful reproduction of mid-range and high-frequency sound.

The speaker unit combines a tweeter for high frequencies and a woofer for mid-range and bass. Because the tweeter is at the center of the woofer, the speaker acts as a point sound source, providing a coherent, integrated sound across the frequency range, without directional anomalies.

The flat woofer diaphragm has a sandwich-structure using lightweight, high-rigidity carbon fibre skins and a honeycomb core, and is designed for a highly accurate pistonic motion over a frequency range extending beyond the crossover frequency with the tweeter, thus ensuring smooth integration.

Cabinet Design

The SB-C700 cabinet is designed to support the point source drive units securely, preventing unwanted resonance and ensuring a smooth flow of sound without diffraction or reflection.

The front baffle is designed for maximum stiffness and resonance-damping,
while the monocoque cabinet offers high rigidity, as each side of the cubic structure reinforces the adjacent panels.

The bass reflex port on the rear panel has a ‘parabola’ design, its curvature continuously varying from the inlet to the outlet to suppress turbulence at the exit as well flow-noise within the port, thus delivering smooth and powerful bass with minimum noise.

SU-C700EG-S Stereo Integrated Amplifier

The SU-C700 is a fully-digital amplifier and delivers high-resolution digital signals without any distortion being introduced between the input stage and output to the speakers. The Technics-developed original jitter-reduction circuit avoids the sound quality degradation due to jitter common to conventional digital amps. It uses a clock generator for the noise-shaping system to reduce jitter in the low-frequency range and a high-precision sample rate converter to suppress jitter in the high-frequency range.

The speaker impedance optimisation algorithm – Load Adaptive Phase Calibration – uses digital signal processing to flatten both the amplitude and phase-frequency response to make the most of your speakers. The result is a sound with better focus, spaciousness and definition.

Technics used battery power for low-noise applications in analog amplifiers in the past: here the SU-C700’s battery driven clock generator technology is used to improve digital clock precision, enhancing the definition of the sound.

The SU-C700 supports a wide range of inputs, such as SPDIF, Analog and Phono, as well as USB-DAC for PC connection. The digital input terminal supports coaxial 192-kHz/24-bit PCM and optical 96-kHz/24-bit. The USB DAC input terminal supports 192-kHz 32-bit PCM and 2.8-MHz/5.6-MHz DSD native playback (analog output) and asynchronous transmission. The SU-C700 converts analog signals to high-precision 192-kHz/24-bit PCM signals using the A/D converter. The full-digital system achieves high-purity reproduction from any content.

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