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Technics SU-GX70 Network Audio Amplifier

Technics SU-GX70 Network Audio Amplifier

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    Grand Class Network Audio Amplifier

    The definitive living room audio center that enables seamless enjoyment of video, audio, and music through next-level integration using Technics’ full digital technologies.

    Network Audio Amplifier SU-GX70

    Features

    Full Digital Amp, JENO Engine (Jitter Elimination and Noise-shaping Optimisation)

    The SU-GX70 uses a fully digital amplifier that incorporates Technics’ renowned digital audio technology. Its digital transmission system processes signals fully digitally in all stages from input to output. Compared to analogue transmission, this system is less susceptible to signal degradation caused by external noise, ensuring more precise signal transmission. Accurate signal processing not only delivers high-resolution digital audio but also maintains the soft texture inherent in analogue recordings.
    Further, a JENO Engine has been used in the HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel), which has been installed in a Technics product for the first time. This helps to reduce any degradation in sound quality caused by jitter during the transmission of digital audio signals (S/PDIF), ensuring unparalleled levels of clarity in TV audio.

    Ideal Impulse Response through LAPC (Load Adaptive Phase Calibration)

    Speaker impedance changes with each frequency and a power amplifier is required to drive speakers without being affected by the speaker’s characteristics. However, conventional digital amplifiers are connected to speakers through a low-pass filter at the output stage, so they are even more strongly affected by the speaker impedance characteristics. Also, although the amplitude characteristics of conventional amplifiers due to negative feedback were improved, the phase characteristics could not be enhanced.

    We thus developed a speaker impedance adaptive optimisation algorithm that performs correction to the ideal impulse response through digital signal processing by measuring the frequency amplitude-phase characteristics of the amplifier with the speakers connected. This technique enables flattening of the frequency characteristics of amplitude and phase, which had previously not been achieved by amplifiers, while also delivering a sound with rich spatial expression.

    Twin Power Supply Circuit System

    The design of the power supply is extremely critical in audio systems containing amplifiers, digital circuits and other such components. To eliminate any adverse effects on the amplifier, the SU-GX70 is equipped with a dedicated power supply for the power amplifier circuits that is independent from all other circuits. As such, the same electrolytic capacitors installed in high-end models have been used in the dedicated amplifier power supply and the power amplifier components.

    The SU-GX70 uses a high-speed switching power supply of approximately 130 kHz. By increasing the switching frequency, noise interference on the music playback bandwidth is reduced. This enables highly responsive power supply for music signals and powerful speaker drive capability.

    High-quality Audio through Low-impact HDMI Video Output

    For the SU-GX70 to receive audio signals through the HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel), due to the specifications, video signals must first be output from the SU-GX70. However, the output of these signals can cause unwanted noise.
    As such, the video signals are output from the SU-GX70 at a lower rate, and the digital value of the colour of each pixel is set to zero. This ensures low-load operation between the HDMI transmitting/receiving devices, preventing any unwanted noise generation from the video signals. This also reduces any impact on sound quality. Further, transmitting the signals from the TV to the JENO Engine via the shortest possible route minimises any further impact from jitter. This is a mechanism unique to Panasonic/Technics as HDMI licensors.

    Pure Amplification Mode

    In Pure Amplification Mode, shutting off the power supply to the network and HDMI circuits removes any noise from the device or antenna. This ensures music playback with even better clarity.
    *Network and HDMI circuits can also be individually shut off.

    Analogue Input Using Discrete Amp Circuits

    The discrete amp circuit used in the SU-GX70 was redesigned and adapted from the circuit used in the SU-R1000, and the same symmetrical layout has been used.
    Further, other high-quality audio parts of the same grade as those used in the SU-R1000 have also been adopted, such as low-noise FETs, thin-film resistors, film capacitors, and electrolytic capacitors. In this way, the device has been fine-tuned to every detail.

    Abundant Input Options, Diverse Network Functions

    High-quality music and audio from video source

    Newly equipped with an HDMI ARC, low-impact HDMI video output ensures users can enjoy high-quality music and audio from the video source.

    Compatible with a variety of music sources

    The SU-GX70 supports a variety of music sources including radio, analogue input (PHONO(MM)/LINE), optical digital input (such as TV), coaxial digital input and USB input. 

    Enjoyment of high-quality sound wirelessly

    The SU-GX70 can play back high-resolution music wirelessly from the source stored in a smartphone, tablet or PC. It supports not only Bluetooth® and AirPlay2 but also Spotify Connect®, Internet radio and Chromecast built-in™ so that a wide range of music streaming services can be enjoyed only with the SU-GX70.

    Full Digital Amp, JENO Engine (Jitter Elimination and Noise-shaping Optimisation)

    Ideal Impulse Response through LAPC (Load Adaptive Phase Calibration)

    Twin Power Supply Circuit System

    High-quality Audio through Low-impact HDMI Video Output

    Pure Amplification Mode

    Analogue Input Using Discrete Amp Circuits

    SPECIFICATIONS:

    Output Power

    • 40W+40W(1kHz,T.H.D.1.0%,8Ω,20kHz LPF)
      80W+80W(1kHz,T.H.D.1.0%,4Ω,20kHz LPF)

    Load Impedance

    • 4Ω-16Ω

    Frequency Response

    • PHONO (MM)

      • 20Hz - 20kHz ( RIAA DEVIATION ±1dB, 4Ω )
    • LINE

      • 20Hz - 40kHz ( -3dB, 4Ω )
    • DIGITAL

      • 20Hz - 80kHz ( -3dB, 4Ω )

    Input Sensitivity / Input Impedance

    • PHONO (MM)

      • 2.0 mV / 47 kΩ
    • LINE

      • 200 mV / 23 kΩ

    Analogue Input Terminal

    • LINE x 2
      PHONO (MM) x1

    Digital Input Terminal

    • Optical digital x2
      Coaxial digital x1
      USB-A x1
      USB-B x1

    Analogue Output Terminal

    • PRE OUT x1

    Digital Output Terminal

    • HDMI ARC

    Headphone Output

    • Yes, Stereo Φ6.3 mm

    USB-A

    • USB Audio Class Specification

      • USB 2.0 High-speed
        USB Mass Storage class
    • iPod/iPhone/iPad

      • No
    • Support Codec

      • WAV
        • Yes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz / 16, 24, 32 bit)
      • FLAC
        • Yes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz / 16, 24 bit)
      • DSD
        • Yes (2.8 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 11.2 MHz)
      • AIFF
        • Yes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz / 16, 24, 32 bit)
      • ALAC
        • Yes(32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz / 16, 24 bit)
      • AAC
        • Yes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz/16-320kbps)
      • MP3
        • Yes (32, 44.1, 48 kHz / 16-320 kbps)

    PC(USB-B)

    • USB Audio Class Specification

      • USB 2.0 High-speed
        USB Audio Class 2.0, Asynchronous mode
    • Support Codec

      • LPCM
        • Yes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 352.8, 384 kHz / 16, 24, 32 bit)
      • DSD
        • Yes (2.8 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 11.2 MHz)
    • DSD contol mode

      • ASIO Native mode, DoP mode

    MQA Decorder

    • Yes

    LAN(DMR)

    • WAV

      • Yes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz / 16, 24, 32 bit)
    • FLAC

      • Yes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz / 16, 24 bit)
    • DSD

      • Yes (2.8 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 11.2 MHz)
    • AIFF

      • Yes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz / 16, 24, 32 bit)
    • ALAC

      • Yes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz / 16, 24 bit)
    • AAC

      • Yes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz/16-320kbps)
    • MP3

      • Yes (32, 44.1, 48 kHz / 16-320 kbps)

    Ethernet Interface

    • LAN (100BASE-TX/10BASE-T)

    Wi-Fi

    • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
      2.4 GHz band / 5 GHz band

    Chromecast built-in

    • Yes

    AirPlay 2

    • Yes

    Bluetooth® (Support codec)

    • Yes (AAC, SBC)

    Tuner

    • DAB/DAB+/FM

    Power Supply

    • AC 220 V - 240 V,50/60 Hz

    Power Consumption

    • 63W

    Dimensions (W x H x D)

    • 430 mm × 98 mm × 368 mm

    Weight

    • Approx. 6.6 kg

    Accessories

    • AC Cord, DAB Indoor Antena, Remote Control, Batteries for Remote Control, Owner's Manual

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    Delivery & Returns

    We offer FREE delivery to the mainland UK (excluding Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of White, Isles of Scilly, and some of the remote Scottish Isles).

    For other areas please contact us for a quote. Select items can be delivered internationally by prior agreement. Again please contact us for a quote. We will always do our best to help.

    Our aim is to dispatch goods within 2 working days of an order being placed. Please allow 5 working days from the time of your order to receipt of item. If an order is expected to take longer than this our order fulfillment department will contact you to inform you of this.

    Where multiple items are ordered, we will dispatch them all in one package. If you have ordered any special or customized items, or items otherwise not immediately available, we will dispatch the order when all items are available. If you have any concerns regarding this, please contact us and we will do are very best to help you.