Technics has unveiled the SL-G700M2, the successor to the SL-G700 Network/Super Audio CD player.

The multi-digital player supports most digital audio media including MQA, numerous high-resolution audio sources and a wide variety of music streaming services. It builds on its predecessor with a range of performance and sound improvements.

The SL-G700M2 responds to rising demand for superior quality sound, driven by the establishment of various high-resolution formats, the emergence of high-quality streaming platforms and continuing vinyl record resurgence.

The SL-G700M2 is equipped with a High Precision Coherent D/A Converter, which converts digital values to analogue signals with accuracy before outputting them to an amplifier. It is composed of three elements including coherent processing, a high-performance D/A converter in dual monaural configuration and a proprietary discrete amplifier circuit.

Digital audio players that handle small signals require thorough noise suppression because even the slightest noise can significantly affect sound quality. The SL-G700M2 is equipped with a Multi-Stage Silent Power Supply that applies and deploys developed and proven technologies. It provides thorough noise suppression in three stages including high-speed switching power supply, low-noise regulator and current injection active noise cancelling.

The SL-G700M2 supports playback of the Super Audio CD high-quality disc format and features a dedicated SACD/CD Pure Disc Playback mode for further sound quality enhancement. This mode shuts off all circuit blocks except those required for Super Audio CD/CD playback, reducing internal noise and boosting sound quality.

Capable of full decoding and playback of MQA files and MQA-CDs, various other high-resolution formats are also supported, including WAV/AIFF up to 384 kHz/32 bit, FLAC/ALAC up to 384 kHz/24 bit, and DSD up to 11.2 MHz file playback.

The SL-G700M2 also supports Google Chromecast built-in, enabling music streaming services from Chromecast-enabled apps, as well as Apple AirPlay 2, in addition to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connections. The player is also equipped with a new USB-B port for constant connection to a network audio server or PC for playback of high-resolution sound sources from the connected device.

The Technics SL-G700M2 Network/Super Audio CD Player is available at selected Technics audio specialist retailers for RRP $5,499.