Technics unveils its first-ever Reference Class integrated amplifier, the SU-R1000

The Reference Class products are developed in pursuit of Technics’ insatiable desire to deliver ultimate sound quality to customers, and they offer premium musical experience the Technics brand is known for. The SE-R1, Technics’ first Reference Class stereo power amplifier introduced in 2014, featured many new and original digital technologies such as LAPC (Load Adaptive Phase Calibration) for realising ideal impulse response and JENO (Jitter Elimination and Noise-Shaping Optimisation) Engine for achieving high-quality, high-precision PWM signal conversion with minimum jitter. Boasting precise sound image and expansive sound ambience, the SE-R1 was received with open arms by the market and marked the dawn of the digital amplifier age. The SL-1000R turntable system released in 2018 fused digital control technology with traditional analogue technology at high levels. Combined with the overwhelmingly powerful torque and accurate and smooth rotation performance, this turntable realised unprecedented quietness and sound dynamism unattained by any conventional record player.

Armed with the achievements and evaluations accumulated in the Hi-Fi market since the rebirth of the Technics brand in 2014 and backed by the results of R&D aimed at improving sound quality focussing upon digital technology, Technics launches the SU-R1000 integrated amplifier, further evolving digital amps to new heights.

The SU-R1000 boasts a number of cutting-edge and proprietary components and technologies, including Technics’ Active Distortion Cancelling Technology (or ADCT), as well as elements from the 2014 model like Load Adaptive Phase Calibration and Jitter Elimination and Noise-Shaping Optimization that still remain in play. Like the brand’s SL-1000R turntable from 2018, the SU-R1000 benefits from analog technology backed by digital control.

Set for a release in the final quarter of 2020, the Technics SU-R1000 Integrated Amplifier will be priced around $9,500. For more information on the SU-R1000 head over to the Technics website.


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