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Technics SB-C700 Speakers, Black - DEMO


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Technics SB-C700 Speakers, Black - DEMO


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


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    Retail $1699.99 - Demo pair available at $1099!

    Please call to order

     

     

    Point-Sound-Source Speaker System

    Technics’ newly developed flat coaxial two-way speaker unit combines a tweeter for high frequencies and a woofer for mid-range and bass. Because the tweeter is at the center of the woofer, the speaker acts as a point sound source, providing a coherent, integrated sound across the frequency range, without directional anomalies. As a result, the Technics Speaker System deliver a live superb soundstage focus, excellent imaging and the ambience required to deliver the ‘live music’ experience.


    Phase Precision Driver (Flat Coaxial 2-Way Speaker Unit)

    The flat coaxial two-way speaker drive unit is an original Technics development, designed for the faithful reproduction of mid-range and high-frequency sound. The flat woofer diaphragm has a sandwich-structure using lightweight, high-rigidity carbon fibre skins and a honeycomb core, and is designed for a highly accurate pistonic motion over a frequency range extending beyond the crossover frequency with the tweeter, thus ensuring smooth integration.
    The flat design eliminates the frequency anomalies due to the cavity effect caused by conventional cone diaphragms, while the magnetic circuit employs a large magnet, copper cap and shorting ring, and a short voice coil with concentrated edgewise winding for high power with low distortion. The drive unit chassis is in highly rigid die-cast aluminum, with the chassis ‘legs’ having a resonance dispersing structure to eliminate even the smallest unwanted vibration, to help the drive unit deliver accurate and powerful bass.


    High Rigidity Entasis Form Cabinet

    The SB-C700 cabinet is designed to support the Point Source drive units securely, preventing unwanted resonance and ensuring a smooth flow of sound without diffraction or reflection. The front baffle is designed for maximum stiffness and resonance-damping, while the side panels are convex high-rigidity boards with a maximum 42-mm thickness, designed to damp down resonance while also preventing internal reflections.
    The monocoque cabinet offers high rigidity, as each side of the cubic structure reinforces the adjacent panels. This reduces unwanted resonance by controlling the movement of the individual panels, as well as that of the structure as a whole, while internal acoustic absorbent material was selected, and its position optimized, to suit both a drive unit and the cabinet volume, thus suppressing undesired standing waves.
    The bass reflex port on the rear panel is of a ‘parabola’ design, its curvature continuously varying from the inlet to the outlet to suppress turbulence at the exit as well flow-noise within the port, thus delivering smooth and powerful bass sound with minimum noise.
    The glossy cabinet is created by repeated coating, sanding, polishing and finishing with a high degree of craftsmanship. This creates a cabinet not just attractive to look at, but also able to suppress fine vibrations generated at the enclosure surface, thus contributing to the accuracy of its sound.

     

    High-quality Network Circuit

    The High-quality Network Circuit was created as a result of extensive designing and listening, in order to maximize the performance of each speaker unit and achieve a balanced sound. To prevent interference between the drive units and minimize the effect of vibration, separate network boards for woofer and tweeter are optimally arranged inside the cabinet.

     

    Ultra Wide Range Reproduction

    The Technics Speaker System is capable of reproducing sound over the ultra-wide frequency range of up to 100 kHz to deliver the vast frequency spectrum offered by high-quality, high-resolution music sources. The result is a faithful reproduction of audio signals with all nuances intact.
     

    Features/Specifications:

    Emotive Acoustic Technology: Point-Sound-Source Speaker System
    Ultra Wide Range Reproduction: Phase Precision Driver (Coaxial Flat 2-way Speaker Unit)
    High-quality Network Circuit
    High Rigidity Entasis Form Cabinet
    Technics Definitive Design
    Black or White High Gloss Finish
    Entasis Form Enclosure
    Magnet Fixed Fabric Grille
    Type: Coaxial 2-way 2 Speaker Bass Reflex
    Speaker Unit: Woofer / Tweeter: Coaxial 16-cm/6-1/2 inch Flat type x1 / 1.9-cm/3/4 inch Dome type x1
    Crossover Frequency: 2.5 kHz
    Frequency Range: 40 Hz - 100 kHz (-16 dB), 45 Hz - 80 kHz (-10 dB)
    Sound Pressure Level: 85 dB / 2.83 V (m)
    Impedance: 4 Ω
    Input Power (IEC): 50 W (Rated), 100 W (Max)
    Dimensions (W x H x D): 220 x 336 x 286 mm (including net and terminals) - 8-11/16 x 13-7/32 x 11-1/4 inch (including net and terminals)
    Weight: Approx. 8.5 kg (/pc) - Approx.18.7 lbs.(/pc)


    REVIEWS:

    "Fujichrome, Ektachrome, Cibachrome = beauty, saturated color, image clarity. I always objected to the photographic metaphors of the late Harry Pearson, founder and editor of The Abso!ute Sound, but everything I have ever mocked I have become. So here goes:

    "I like reproduced sound to have sparkling, crisp image clarity, beautifully rendered light and shadow, and effulgent hypersaturated musical hues. I like rich colors so much that I rarely mind if my audio images are a little extrasaturated—like my old Ektachromes.

    "The Technics Premium Class SB-C700s generate crisply clear images, well-described spatial perspectives, and naturally detailed bass down to about 50Hz. But be forewarned: the SB-C700 are definitely not like my old Ektachromes. On the scale of saturated to unsaturated, they are precisely at the center—just as they are exactly in the middle of the feminine painterly (colorito) to masculine linear (designo) scale. Instead of sounding luminous and slightly romantic, like my DeVore Fidelity Orangutan O/93s, the SB-C700s lean toward the analytical. More precisely, they have a new, 21st-century sound that is evenly balanced but retains just enough color and tonal richness to play all types of music in an emotionally engaging way. As I type, I wonder: Could this new 21st-century neutrality I'm noticing be the result of new driver technologies and substantially reduced cabinet colorations? I think maybe.

    "Whenever audiophiles claim they can't live with colorations, and that they require accurate or neutral reproduction, I laugh, choke up, and expectorate. I don't believe anybody when they say this. All that any audiophile or reviewer—myself included—really wants is his or her favorite colorations. We want recordings to sound like we want them to sound. If you think I'm full of it, I dare you to audition these beautiful, well-engineered speakers. Technics' new Premium Class SB-C700 is not only accurate, transparent, and neutral, it's an excellent value. Highly recommended." - Herb Reichert, Stereophile


    Stereophile Class A (Restricted Extreme LF) - 2016:
    "In 2015, Technics re-entered the perfectionist audio market with four Premium Class products, none more interesting than the compact and decidedly high-tech SB-C700E loudspeaker. Standing 13" high, the speaker's MDF cabinet is designed with a wider-in-the-middle profile when viewed from the front, and has walls of varying thickness to help tame internal resonances. The two-way SB-C700 has a reflex-loaded 6.5" woofer, the flat diaphragm of which is a sandwich of carbon cloth and honeycombed aluminum, plus a coaxial 0.75" tweeter with an aluminum dome and a neodymium magnet. HR put the SB-C700E through its paces with a variety of amplifiers, discovering such consistent traits as very good forward momentum with briskly paced music and laudable clarity and transparency, and noting that the Technics produced "not the biggest but perhaps the most properly scaled soundstage" among the small speakers he'd recently auditioned. HR added that the Technics speaker reached lower in the bass and "presented a wider spectrum of bass detail" than the KEF LS50 and lacked the "treble exaggerations" of the Falcon LS3/5a, although, with some recordings, it missed a bit of texture and force. Pointing to its higher-than-specified sensitivity, well-designed reflex tuning, and "impressively clean" cumulative spectral-delay plot—among other qualities that became apparent on his test bench—JA lauded the SB-C700's "excellent audio engineering." (Vol.39 No.1 WWW)
    Read more at http://www.stereophile.com/content/2016-recommended-components-loudspeakers#ergCJREIPUTVqroy.99

    Technics SB-C700 Website

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Technics SB-C700 Speakers, Black - DEMO


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


Description

Retail $1699.99 - Demo pair available at $1099!

Please call to order

 

 

Point-Sound-Source Speaker System

Technics’ newly developed flat coaxial two-way speaker unit combines a tweeter for high frequencies and a woofer for mid-range and bass. Because the tweeter is at the center of the woofer, the speaker acts as a point sound source, providing a coherent, integrated sound across the frequency range, without directional anomalies. As a result, the Technics Speaker System deliver a live superb soundstage focus, excellent imaging and the ambience required to deliver the ‘live music’ experience.


Phase Precision Driver (Flat Coaxial 2-Way Speaker Unit)

The flat coaxial two-way speaker drive unit is an original Technics development, designed for the faithful reproduction of mid-range and high-frequency sound. The flat woofer diaphragm has a sandwich-structure using lightweight, high-rigidity carbon fibre skins and a honeycomb core, and is designed for a highly accurate pistonic motion over a frequency range extending beyond the crossover frequency with the tweeter, thus ensuring smooth integration.
The flat design eliminates the frequency anomalies due to the cavity effect caused by conventional cone diaphragms, while the magnetic circuit employs a large magnet, copper cap and shorting ring, and a short voice coil with concentrated edgewise winding for high power with low distortion. The drive unit chassis is in highly rigid die-cast aluminum, with the chassis ‘legs’ having a resonance dispersing structure to eliminate even the smallest unwanted vibration, to help the drive unit deliver accurate and powerful bass.


High Rigidity Entasis Form Cabinet

The SB-C700 cabinet is designed to support the Point Source drive units securely, preventing unwanted resonance and ensuring a smooth flow of sound without diffraction or reflection. The front baffle is designed for maximum stiffness and resonance-damping, while the side panels are convex high-rigidity boards with a maximum 42-mm thickness, designed to damp down resonance while also preventing internal reflections.
The monocoque cabinet offers high rigidity, as each side of the cubic structure reinforces the adjacent panels. This reduces unwanted resonance by controlling the movement of the individual panels, as well as that of the structure as a whole, while internal acoustic absorbent material was selected, and its position optimized, to suit both a drive unit and the cabinet volume, thus suppressing undesired standing waves.
The bass reflex port on the rear panel is of a ‘parabola’ design, its curvature continuously varying from the inlet to the outlet to suppress turbulence at the exit as well flow-noise within the port, thus delivering smooth and powerful bass sound with minimum noise.
The glossy cabinet is created by repeated coating, sanding, polishing and finishing with a high degree of craftsmanship. This creates a cabinet not just attractive to look at, but also able to suppress fine vibrations generated at the enclosure surface, thus contributing to the accuracy of its sound.

 

High-quality Network Circuit

The High-quality Network Circuit was created as a result of extensive designing and listening, in order to maximize the performance of each speaker unit and achieve a balanced sound. To prevent interference between the drive units and minimize the effect of vibration, separate network boards for woofer and tweeter are optimally arranged inside the cabinet.

 

Ultra Wide Range Reproduction

The Technics Speaker System is capable of reproducing sound over the ultra-wide frequency range of up to 100 kHz to deliver the vast frequency spectrum offered by high-quality, high-resolution music sources. The result is a faithful reproduction of audio signals with all nuances intact.
 

Features/Specifications:

Emotive Acoustic Technology: Point-Sound-Source Speaker System
Ultra Wide Range Reproduction: Phase Precision Driver (Coaxial Flat 2-way Speaker Unit)
High-quality Network Circuit
High Rigidity Entasis Form Cabinet
Technics Definitive Design
Black or White High Gloss Finish
Entasis Form Enclosure
Magnet Fixed Fabric Grille
Type: Coaxial 2-way 2 Speaker Bass Reflex
Speaker Unit: Woofer / Tweeter: Coaxial 16-cm/6-1/2 inch Flat type x1 / 1.9-cm/3/4 inch Dome type x1
Crossover Frequency: 2.5 kHz
Frequency Range: 40 Hz - 100 kHz (-16 dB), 45 Hz - 80 kHz (-10 dB)
Sound Pressure Level: 85 dB / 2.83 V (m)
Impedance: 4 Ω
Input Power (IEC): 50 W (Rated), 100 W (Max)
Dimensions (W x H x D): 220 x 336 x 286 mm (including net and terminals) - 8-11/16 x 13-7/32 x 11-1/4 inch (including net and terminals)
Weight: Approx. 8.5 kg (/pc) - Approx.18.7 lbs.(/pc)


REVIEWS:

"Fujichrome, Ektachrome, Cibachrome = beauty, saturated color, image clarity. I always objected to the photographic metaphors of the late Harry Pearson, founder and editor of The Abso!ute Sound, but everything I have ever mocked I have become. So here goes:

"I like reproduced sound to have sparkling, crisp image clarity, beautifully rendered light and shadow, and effulgent hypersaturated musical hues. I like rich colors so much that I rarely mind if my audio images are a little extrasaturated—like my old Ektachromes.

"The Technics Premium Class SB-C700s generate crisply clear images, well-described spatial perspectives, and naturally detailed bass down to about 50Hz. But be forewarned: the SB-C700 are definitely not like my old Ektachromes. On the scale of saturated to unsaturated, they are precisely at the center—just as they are exactly in the middle of the feminine painterly (colorito) to masculine linear (designo) scale. Instead of sounding luminous and slightly romantic, like my DeVore Fidelity Orangutan O/93s, the SB-C700s lean toward the analytical. More precisely, they have a new, 21st-century sound that is evenly balanced but retains just enough color and tonal richness to play all types of music in an emotionally engaging way. As I type, I wonder: Could this new 21st-century neutrality I'm noticing be the result of new driver technologies and substantially reduced cabinet colorations? I think maybe.

"Whenever audiophiles claim they can't live with colorations, and that they require accurate or neutral reproduction, I laugh, choke up, and expectorate. I don't believe anybody when they say this. All that any audiophile or reviewer—myself included—really wants is his or her favorite colorations. We want recordings to sound like we want them to sound. If you think I'm full of it, I dare you to audition these beautiful, well-engineered speakers. Technics' new Premium Class SB-C700 is not only accurate, transparent, and neutral, it's an excellent value. Highly recommended." - Herb Reichert, Stereophile


Stereophile Class A (Restricted Extreme LF) - 2016:
"In 2015, Technics re-entered the perfectionist audio market with four Premium Class products, none more interesting than the compact and decidedly high-tech SB-C700E loudspeaker. Standing 13" high, the speaker's MDF cabinet is designed with a wider-in-the-middle profile when viewed from the front, and has walls of varying thickness to help tame internal resonances. The two-way SB-C700 has a reflex-loaded 6.5" woofer, the flat diaphragm of which is a sandwich of carbon cloth and honeycombed aluminum, plus a coaxial 0.75" tweeter with an aluminum dome and a neodymium magnet. HR put the SB-C700E through its paces with a variety of amplifiers, discovering such consistent traits as very good forward momentum with briskly paced music and laudable clarity and transparency, and noting that the Technics produced "not the biggest but perhaps the most properly scaled soundstage" among the small speakers he'd recently auditioned. HR added that the Technics speaker reached lower in the bass and "presented a wider spectrum of bass detail" than the KEF LS50 and lacked the "treble exaggerations" of the Falcon LS3/5a, although, with some recordings, it missed a bit of texture and force. Pointing to its higher-than-specified sensitivity, well-designed reflex tuning, and "impressively clean" cumulative spectral-delay plot—among other qualities that became apparent on his test bench—JA lauded the SB-C700's "excellent audio engineering." (Vol.39 No.1 WWW)
Read more at http://www.stereophile.com/content/2016-recommended-components-loudspeakers#ergCJREIPUTVqroy.99

Technics SB-C700 Website