Technics C700 Premium Class Audio System

Technics C700 Premium Class Audio System


Not available online, please call to order.
210-805-9927

Technics C700 Premium Class Audio System


Not available online, please call to order.
210-805-9927


  • Description


     

    MY TAKE: A cool little system complete with speakers, integrated amplifier music server and CD player that function together beautifully. Makes a nifty office or small space system. - Galen Carol


    The C700 Series Premium Class represents the next level and is comprised of the SU-C700 integrated amplifier and ST-C700 Network Audio Player serving their SB-C700 speakers. The system sells for $4397 (the optional SL-C700 CD player is $1099). All products are available separately as well. Speakers are available in either white or black.


    REVIEWS:

    Herb Reichert raved about the speakers in his Stereophile review and followed up with comments he made after the CES Show:

    "The reemergence of Technics on the world audio scene is, I believe, the biggest audio news of 2015–2016. I reviewed their SB-C700 stand mounted monitor speakers in the January 2016 issue and they already feel like my 2016 nomination for Stereophile's Product of the Year; but obviously it is still way early. Nevertheless, Technics is back with two lines of stylish excellent sounding equipment: a Reference R1 Class Series which will be described by my associate Jason Victor Serinus; a Premium Class System that can be purchased with the SB-C700 speakers I reviewed, an integrated amp that I loved, and a DAC music server—all for less than $5000."


    "Sometimes in the world of high-end audio, we find gems in strange places and occasionally when we don’t even think to look for them. In all honesty, I really wasn’t expecting too terribly much out of this Technics setup. Perhaps my prejudices against the brand from my teenage days were still knocking about the distant recesses of my mind, or maybe I just figured great sound couldn’t possibly come from electronics not crafted by hand in someone master craftsman’s studio workshop. Either way, I was wrong; I’m glad I took my time and listened.

    "Individually, each piece of the Premium Class system is a good performer, but when put together as a system, musical reproduction reached new heights. When I listened late at night with the lights down low, all preconceptions about a “puny” Class D amplifier driving a pair of small stand-mounted speakers went right out the window. I reveled in the deep, toothsome bass, palpable midrange, and sweet, yet extended highs. Not to mention the smooth, analog-like tonality offered up by the ST C-700 network audio player calling the shots, even via Bluetooth.

    "I did a bit of quick mental math to get something of an idea of overall value. Summing the retail costs of the three pieces under review here brings me to a total of $4400. Adding in another grand for some decent cabling and speaker stands gets us to just under $5500. I’m assuming the consumer can supply a computer or other source of digital music files, as we are in the 21st century. Maybe there’s even have a turntable or two on hand to play with. Either way, the overall value proposition is looking pretty good here considering the level of performance and overall musical enjoyment on offer.

    "I’m glad to see the Technics brand back, and I even read that they are bringing back a new and improved version of the classic SL-1200 turntable. If the quality of this and their other offerings is on par with the Premium Class on review here, then I’d say the company has a bright future ahead.

    "Welcome back, Technics; it’s been good to get to know you again!" - John Richardson - Part Time Audiophile


    SB-C700 Speakers - Stereophile Class A (Restricted Extreme LF) - 2016
     

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Technics C700 Premium Class Audio System


Not available online, please call to order.
210-805-9927


Description


 

MY TAKE: A cool little system complete with speakers, integrated amplifier music server and CD player that function together beautifully. Makes a nifty office or small space system. - Galen Carol


The C700 Series Premium Class represents the next level and is comprised of the SU-C700 integrated amplifier and ST-C700 Network Audio Player serving their SB-C700 speakers. The system sells for $4397 (the optional SL-C700 CD player is $1099). All products are available separately as well. Speakers are available in either white or black.


REVIEWS:

Herb Reichert raved about the speakers in his Stereophile review and followed up with comments he made after the CES Show:

"The reemergence of Technics on the world audio scene is, I believe, the biggest audio news of 2015–2016. I reviewed their SB-C700 stand mounted monitor speakers in the January 2016 issue and they already feel like my 2016 nomination for Stereophile's Product of the Year; but obviously it is still way early. Nevertheless, Technics is back with two lines of stylish excellent sounding equipment: a Reference R1 Class Series which will be described by my associate Jason Victor Serinus; a Premium Class System that can be purchased with the SB-C700 speakers I reviewed, an integrated amp that I loved, and a DAC music server—all for less than $5000."


"Sometimes in the world of high-end audio, we find gems in strange places and occasionally when we don’t even think to look for them. In all honesty, I really wasn’t expecting too terribly much out of this Technics setup. Perhaps my prejudices against the brand from my teenage days were still knocking about the distant recesses of my mind, or maybe I just figured great sound couldn’t possibly come from electronics not crafted by hand in someone master craftsman’s studio workshop. Either way, I was wrong; I’m glad I took my time and listened.

"Individually, each piece of the Premium Class system is a good performer, but when put together as a system, musical reproduction reached new heights. When I listened late at night with the lights down low, all preconceptions about a “puny” Class D amplifier driving a pair of small stand-mounted speakers went right out the window. I reveled in the deep, toothsome bass, palpable midrange, and sweet, yet extended highs. Not to mention the smooth, analog-like tonality offered up by the ST C-700 network audio player calling the shots, even via Bluetooth.

"I did a bit of quick mental math to get something of an idea of overall value. Summing the retail costs of the three pieces under review here brings me to a total of $4400. Adding in another grand for some decent cabling and speaker stands gets us to just under $5500. I’m assuming the consumer can supply a computer or other source of digital music files, as we are in the 21st century. Maybe there’s even have a turntable or two on hand to play with. Either way, the overall value proposition is looking pretty good here considering the level of performance and overall musical enjoyment on offer.

"I’m glad to see the Technics brand back, and I even read that they are bringing back a new and improved version of the classic SL-1200 turntable. If the quality of this and their other offerings is on par with the Premium Class on review here, then I’d say the company has a bright future ahead.

"Welcome back, Technics; it’s been good to get to know you again!" - John Richardson - Part Time Audiophile


SB-C700 Speakers - Stereophile Class A (Restricted Extreme LF) - 2016
 

Premium Class Website