Technics previews SL-G700M2 multi-digital audio player

Technics is launching the SL-G700M2, which will be available from the end of January next year. The multi-digital audio player is the successor to the SL-G700 network/Super Audio CD player, but equipped with the latest digital and analogue technologies to improve performance and sound. The new deck, priced at $3,499, supports MQA, high-resolution audio sources, streaming services, as well as Super Audio CD and CD playback.

A high precision onboard coherent DAC converts digital values to analogue signals with the “utmost precision” and outputs them to an amplifier. The filter circuit after the D/A conversion uses an amplifier circuit with a discrete configuration to realize higher responsiveness and signal-to-noise. The player is also equipped with a multi-stage silent power supply, which provides noise suppression in three stages: a high-speed switching power supply, low-noise regulator, and current injection active noise cancelling.

A pure disc playback mode is dedicated for Super Audio CDs and CDs. This circuit blocks all except those required for disc playback to reduce internal noise and enhance sound quality. The model supports MQA, decoding both MQA files and MQA-CDs. Other high-resolution formats include 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. As well as Chromecast built-in, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connections are also supported. A USB-B port that allows constant connection to a network audio server or PC.

The SL-G700M2 is divided into four sections inside the chassis to suppress interference between the circuits. The disc drive adopts a three-layer chassis, and the unit carries vibration-damping and quiet construction, including a disc tray made of die-cast aluminum. A hairline-finished 7 mm-thick aluminium front panel and 3 mm-thick aluminium side panels round out the “high-grade” design and finish. For more information, visit Technics.

 

Martin, a seasoned journalist and AV expert, has written for several notable print magazines. He’s served in key roles at Lucasfilm’s THX Division, NEC’s digital cinema division, and has even consulted for DreamWorks. Despite his illustrious career, Martin remains rooted in his passion for cinema and acting, with notable appearances in several Spielberg films, Doctor Who, and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. He currently resides in San Francisco.

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Lee Sandersen

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Are they still related to Panasonic? Still have a working turntable by them that I bought in the late 70s. Nice piece, though my higher end Pioneer table with the s shaped tonearm is even cooler yet. Gosh, I really miss those days. I know, I know, today is so much better as far as that is concerned, but it seemed to be so much more magical back them.
 

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Technics, together with TEAC and Panasonic, are registered brands under the Matsushita Group. And yes... they're still in certain way, related.
Look on the face of this Media Streamer/Player, wouldn't that remind you of the UB9000? With exception of the tray and back panel layout of course...
 
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