Technics is releasing the SU-GX70 Grand Class amplifier and a new colour version of the renowned SL-1500C turntable, in addition to the SU-R1000 Reference Class Amplifier in both black and silver, and the SA-C600 Network CD Receiver in a black finish.

Technics product marketing manager, Aaron Waters said, “The new SU-GX70 streaming amplifier launches on the back of our successful SA-C600 and now boasts an HDMI ARC port, meeting demand for TV integration into the home hi-fi system and delivering impressive sound on top of a host of other features.

“Furthermore, as vinyl albums continue to grow in popularity, with these new announcements Technics can now offer four well-matched turntable and amp pairings in its lineup so music lovers can find a sweet spot to suit their budget.”

All four new models are available from selected Technics specialist audio retailers, with the SU-R1000 available on customer order only.

SU-GX70 Streaming Amplifier

The SU-GX70 streaming amplifier is the first Technics product to host an HDMI ARC port since the brand was revitalised almost a decade ago, in response to customer demand for high-quality amplifiers allowing easy integration of a TV into the home hi-fi system.

The new Twin Power Supply delivers a high signal-to-noise ratio for detailed sound, while the Clean Power Clock Generator technology, taken from Technics’ Reference Class components, enables a stable clock signal for high-precision digital signal processing.

Based on the Google Chromecast platform, consumers can connect to streaming services such as Spotify, TIDAL, Deezer, Qobuz and Amazon Music. The SU-GX70 supports MQA and Wi-Fi, Airplay2 and Bluetooth, in addition to internet radio, FM and DAB+. Two line inputs and three digital inputs, as well as USB-A and B, allow connectivity to a wide range of source components.

A high-grade low-noise phono EQ allows connection of a turntable with an MM pickup cartridge for a genuine audiophile experience.

SL-1500C Premium Class Turntable in Matte White

Delivered in a new matte white finish, in addition to the standard silver and black finishes, the SL-1500C-W launch follows the release of other Technics limited edition turntables.

It comes with a high-quality Ortofon 2M Red MM pickup cartridge pre-mounted to the headshell, so it only needs to be fixed to the tonearm by the bayonet lock. For maximum connection flexibility, it is equipped with a conventional Phono output and an integrated Phono EQ enabling connection to audio components without the need for a dedicated separate phono amplifier.

The SL-1500C-W features an automatic tonearm lift which prevents unnecessary wear of the stylus and vinyl when a record has finished playing. The iron-coreless direct drive motor, in combination with the motor control, ensures ultimate rotation stability for a smooth vinyl sound.

The two-layer platter – in combination with the solid two-layer chassis based on aluminium die-cast and the high-sensitivity S-shaped aluminium tonearm – ensures high vibration damping and an accurate tracking process.

SU-R1000 Reference Class Amplifier

The SU-R1000 is the first Technics Reference Class integrated amplifier. Being a digital amplifier, the SU-R1000 has high-accuracy signal processing not possible with analogue systems. Given mainstream music sources are digital, such as CD and streaming platforms, digital signals should ideally be processed in the original digital format. Further, devices such as AD converters are also advancing, allowing high-precision digital signal processing of analogue music sources.

Technics has developed ADCT (Active Distortion Cancelling Technology), in addition to the proprietary technologies that maximise digital amps’ advantages, such as LAPC and JENO. The ADCT realises further enrichment of sound quality by eliminating distortion generated in the power stage by speaker’s counter electromotive force and power supply voltage drop.

The switching power supply system, Advanced Speed Silent Power Supply, successfully improved the S/N ratio. Further, four independent power supply units provided for different circuit blocks realise superb separation and dynamic sound reproduction. The power devices also incorporate low-resistance GaN (gallium nitride).

The SU-R1000 is equipped with an Intelligent Phono EQ, which utilises digital technology to achieve accurate equaliser curve and delivers high sound quality by improving the crosstalk of the cartridge and enhancing the frequency characteristic determined by the matching of the cartridge and phono equaliser.