How to set-up your Technics HRA environment

The new Technics systems are designed to handle all these digital formats and more, and via a variety of paths.

The DLNA input, for music streamed over a home network from a computer or Network Attached Storage (NAS) device, can handle all PCM-based formats (FLAC, WAV,AIFF) up to a maximum of 24-bit/192kHz, Apple Lossless (ALAC) at up to 24-bit/96kHz, as well as DSD64 and DSD128.

This also has the advantage that multiple players can access the same store of files simultaneously, so you could have a Reference system using the SU-R1 Network Audio Control Player in your main listening room, and a C700 Series system with the ST-C700 Network Audio Player in another part of the house, each playing something different from your network music store.

The players also have an asynchronous USB input, allowing the direct connection of a computer storing files of the same formats as above, as well as PCM files at up to 32-bit/192kHz, while a second USB input can be used for the connection USB memory devices carrying the same range of formats as the DLNA input, plus iPods, iPhones and iPad.

They also have Apple AirPlay for wireless connection to Apple iOS devices and computers running iTunes, and in addition the SU-C700 includes Bluetooth with aptX and AAC for other computers and Android smartphones and tablets.

However you choose to store your favourite High-Resolution Audio, the new Technics systems are ready to play it.