History of Technics

1965

Illustration of Technics 1

Technics 1

The first model to feature the Technics brand, Technics 1 was a sealed, two-way speaker system. While compact, the system attained bass comparable to standard floor-standing speaker systems.

1966

Illustration of Technics 10A

Technics 10A

The 10A was the first stereo preamplifier in the Technics series. Comprising an amplification section with two-stage NF circuitry, the amplifier achieved lower distortion and great dynamic range.

1966

Illustration of Technics 20A

Technics 20A

The Technics 20A was the first power amplifier in the Technics brand. This high-power amplifier used twenty 50HB26 pentode tubes and OTL circuitry, which was exceptional for the time.

1968

Illustration of Technics 30A

Technics 30A

As an improvement over the Technics 10A, the Technics 30A achieved unprecedented low distortion and an improved signal-to-noise ratio by using a unique SEPP method. Furthermore, the 30A boasted an entirely new, innovative RIAA circuit design.

1969

Illustration of Technics 50A

Technics 50A

The Technics 50A was a transistor integrated amplifier that culminated from the tube amplifier development technology of Technics. Its newly adopted OCL method later became the mainstream for transistor amplifiers of many companies.

1970

Illustration of SP-10

SP-10

The SP-10 was the world's first direct-drive turntable and created a new era in audio. It eliminated the vibration and rotation irregularity caused by the previous belt-drive method, and was delivered to broadcast stations even though it was designed as a consumer product. It also greatly influenced other audio equipment.

1972

Illustration of SL-1200

SL-1200

The SL-1200 was the first in a series of direct-drive turntables with an established reputation for stable rotation. The series remained in production for nearly 40 years and became a staple of the DJ culture.

1972

Illustration of SU-10000

SU-10000

The SU-10000 was the pinnacle of preamplifiers. With the development of the first three-stage operation amplification in the equalizer stage, the SU-10000 was an industry-leading presence among high-end amplifier separates in Japan.

1972

Illustration of SE-10000

SE-10000

The SE-10000 was the world's first power amplifier using a high-capacity constant-voltage power supply. Its VU meters allowed direct readings of accurate peak values and later became standard.

1973

Illustration of SB-1000

SB-1000

The SB-1000 was the first three-way bookshelf speaker system in Japan that used a dome unit. The speaker system gained popularity due to its excellent cost performance.

1975

Illustration of Technics 7 (SB-7000)

Technics 7 (SB-7000)

This speaker system demonstrated the validity of Technics' unique linear phase theory. The system later influenced many speakers around the world.

1977

Illustration of SE-A1

SE-A1

The SE-A1 was a superlative power amplifier. Each channel had four power supplies, for a total of eight power supplies in an independent left and right construction. This completely DC Class-A+ amplifier even eliminated capacitors from the feedback circuitry. The output was 350 + 350 W.

1977

Illustration of SU-A2

SU-A2

The SU-A2 was a preamplifier with Class-A operation in all stages. The circuitry was completely DC. Achieving a signal-to-noise ratio of 95 dB (2.5 mV) for the phono input and equipped with UFE*, this high-sound-quality, multifunctional amplifier allowed every possible control. * UFE: Universal Frequency EQ

1977

Illustration of SB-10000

SB-10000

The SB-10000 was the ultimate linear phase, bass-reflex, three-way speaker system using horn-type units for the medium- and high-frequency ranges. In the development of this system, Japan-first and world-first advanced technology was unsparingly introduced.

1979

Illustration of SL-10

SL-10

The SL-10 was a fully-automated turntable loaded with Technics' turntable technology in the size of an LP record jacket (31.5 cm). Its design aspects were also highly acclaimed, and this turntable was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

1982

Illustration of SL-P10

SL-P10

The SL-P10 was Technics' first CD player. The dedicated circuitry consisted almost entirely of newly developed LSIs and ICs. Direct drive was achieved using a DD motor.

1986

Illustration of SB-RX50

SB-RX50

The SB-RX50 was a speaker system with units in a newly developed flat coaxial construction. The system attained excellent sound image localisation and flat frequency response by using separate baffling and other forms of vibration analysis.

1988

Illustration of SB-AFP1000

SB-AFP1000

The SB-AFP1000 was a superlative flat-panel speaker that used twin cabinets based on a unique acoustic theory. This speaker achieved highly faithful sound reproduction and was used by the Vienna State Opera.

1988

Illustration of SST-1

SST-1

The SST-1 was a twin load horn speaker system that achieved reproduction ability with higher efficiency and lower distortion. This system is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

1989

Illustration of SL-Z1000

SL-Z1000

The SL-Z1000 was Technics' first separate CD player. To achieve highly faithful sound reproduction, the CD player used a construction with thorough vibration control.

1989

Illustration of SH-X1000

SH-X1000

The SH-X1000 was a digital processor with 1-bit MASH DA conversion in a three-chip configuration. The processor performed distortion-free reproduction of minute signals superimposed on low-level or large signals.

1995

Illustration of SB-M10000

SB-M10000

The SB-M10000 was a Kelton-Method floor-standing speaker system that originated from unique silence technology. The system achieved a highly faithful sound field with deep bass reproduction while reducing enclosure vibration.

1992 - 2000

Illustration of SE-A7000

SE-A7000

The SE-A7000 was a power amplifier with newly-developed MOS Class-AA circuitry, which used MOS FET inputs for the amplification elements of the voltage control amplifier and exhibited strength in faithful signal control with excellent high-frequency response.

1992 - 2000

Illustration of SU-C7000

SU-C7000

The SU-C7000 was a preamplifier that used a battery-driven power supply. With the effect of magnetic flux leakage eliminated by completely separating the AC power supply and the signal circuitry, sound quality was improved with thoroughly purified physical characteristics.

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