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09-12-2014, 07:56 PM

Panasonic breathes new life into Technics after the highly-regarded brand being dormant for six years.

The first two premium ranges out of the starting gate are the Reference Class R1 Series and the Premium Class C700 Series. Both ranges including a stereo amplifier, a network audio streamer and speakers (and the C700 also gets a CD player).

The two new products on show at IFA 2014 in Berlin are centered around a concept called the "Technics Definitive Sound."

This has three main elements. Accurate Digital Technology (for signal transmission with precision phase and gain characteristics, and ideal power conversion), Noiseless Signal Technology (which deals with any noise issues), and Emotive Acoustic Technology (for a clear sound image and spacious soundstage).

The network audio player features precision oversampling to improve source audio quality, virtual battery operation that reduces noise from the power supply and Digital Noise Isolation Architecture which takes care of noise isolation and deals with jitter.

The CD player includes technology to expand the bandwidth and bit depth to bring out high quality sounds from CDs. There's a left/right independent parallel Burr-Brown PCM1795 DAC, quality analog circuitry and high resolution re-mastering.

The white gloss speakers each sport a 6.3 in flat coaxial 2-way speaker unit and a 0.75 in (19 mm) aluminum diaphragm dome tweeter.

Panasonic breathes new life into Technics (