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Network / Super Audio CD Player SL-G700

SL-G700

Grand Class Audio Player

Multi digital player which covers most of the digital audio media available today from traditional CD/SACD to the latest high-res and many streaming services.
  • MQA
  • Spotify
  • WiFi® CERTIFIED
  • Bluetooth

Features

Grand Class, High-quality Sound Design

Photo of Four Section Configuration of SL-G700
The New SL-G700 Network / Super Audio CD Player. The SL-G700 is a multi-digital player that covers most of the digital audio media available today, from traditional CD/SACD to the latest high-res and many streaming services, and plays them all back in the highest possible quality.

Premium High-grade D/A Converter and Dual Mono Construction D/A Circuit

Dual Mono Construction D/A circuit, Image of Dual Mono Construction, Asahi-Kasei Flag-Ship Premium DAC AK4497, Image of Asahi-Kasei Premium DAC, Power Supply for DAC, Graphic of Power Supply for DAC
For analogue audio output, the D/A circuit is one of the most important circuit blocks since it recreates the original analogue waveform from a digital source, such as a CD. For the D/A converters, Asahi Kasei Micro devices’ top-of-the-line DAC AK4497, with their high S/N ratio and low distortion, are isolated for the left and right channels. The power supply for the D/A converters is separated into five sections according to the application, and supplied individually. The power supply for the clock employs an original Battery Driven Circuit System to achieve high-accuracy D/A conversion. The Dual Mono Construction and asymmetrical layout eliminate mutual interference between left and right channels, taking the reproduction of sound imaging and sound space recorded in the source to a higher dimension.

Discrete AMP Module

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For analogue audio output, the filter circuit located after the D/A conversion determines the quality of sound. The SL-G700’s filter circuit incorporates not an Opamp IC but an amp module of original discrete construction. The use of low-noise transistors and thin-film resistors suppresses the noise generated inside the circuits. Detailed fine tuning, such as the increase of operating current, has improved the response, S/N ratio and distortion rate. As result, the SL-G700 provides highly linear and faithful sound reproduction without omitting even the smallest nuances recorded in the source.

High-speed Silent Hybrid Power Supply

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The quality of power supply is extremely important for high-fidelity sound reproduction. Power supply noise and supply stability directly affect the quality of sound reproduced from audio signals, particularly for analogue audio output. The SL-G700 is equipped with a dedicated power supply unit for analogue audio output. Its non-feedback switching power supply suppresses switching frequency fluctuation. Combined with the original stabilised power supply circuit, this dedicated power supply unit provides stable power with low noise. The discrete circuit structure does not use any general-purpose ICs, and meticulous tuning provides power optimised for analogue circuits, thus realising a high S/N ratio and superb reproduction, the hallmark of Technics sound.

Four-Section Configuration

Photo of Four-Section Configuration
In Digital Audio Player, there are a variety of circuits, such as Switching Power Supply which has big energy and the Digital Interface Circuit which handling high frequency signal, and also analogue circuit. The SL-G700 uses a Four-Section construction with partitions installed between the circuit blocks according to the signal level handled and circuit type.This eliminates interference between circuit blocks, thus achieving clear sound quality. Also, the chassis rigidity due to this construction suppresses the vibration of electrical parts, thereby suppressing deterioration in sound quality.

High-Rigidity Drive Mechanism

Photo of High-Rigidity Drive Mechanism
In the playback of a disc, the reading accuracy determines the sound quality. The CD drive mechanism features a triple chassis structure to ensure accurate reading and to prevent the vibration from transmitting to the outside of the mechanism. Moreover, the SL-G700 has a stable, aluminium die-cast disc tray with a high-vibration-damping, quiet structure to ensure high-accuracy disc playback.

Supports a Wide Variety of Music Sources and High Connectivity

Concept of wide variety of Music Sources
The SL-G700 supports Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi, and AirPlay 2 with its high wireless connectivity. It is also compatible with streaming services, such as Spotify, TIDAL, and Internet Radio, and functions such as the Google Assistant.*
* A Google Voice-activated Speaker must be included in the same network.
Compatible music streaming services will be supported sequentially through firmware updates.
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Specs

Size and Weight

Height
98mm
Width
430mm
Depth
407mm
Weight
12.2kg

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Wi-Fi®, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ and Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ are marks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

Premium High-grade D/A Converter and Dual Mono Construction D/A Circuit

Discrete AMP Module

High-speed Silent Hybrid Power Supply

High-quality Headphone Output

Four-Section Configuration

High-Rigidity Drive Mechanism

Grand Class high quality sound

  • Premium High-grade D/A Converter AK4497, and Dual Mono Construction D/A Circuit, Variable Analog Audio Output
    Discrete AMP Module
    Battery Driven Clock Generator
    High-speed Silent Hybrid Power Supply
    Digital Noise Isolation Architecture
    Supports Higher Grade Headphone Connection with Integrated Class AA Headphone AMP
    Pure Disc Playback Mode for SACD/CD Playback for Greater Sound Purity
    High-Res Re-master

High-quality Technics Design

  • Four-Section Configuration
    High-Rigidity Chassis and Aluminium Die-cast Disc Tray – High-Stability SACD Mechanism
    7mm Thick Aluminium Plate Used for the Front Panel
    Control Port for System Control with SU-G700

Disc Compatibility

  • Super Audio CD (2 ch area only), CD, CD-R, CD-RW

Disc Format

  • Super Audio CD, CD-DA

Frequency Response

  • Super Audio CD: 2 Hz to 50 kHz (-3 dB) / CD: 2Hz to 20 kHz (-3 dB)

Dynamic Range (IHF-A)

  • Super Audio CD: BALANCED: 118dB (IHF-A) / UNBALANCED: 115dB (IHF-A)
    CD: BALANCED: 98dB (IHF-A) / UNBALANCED: 98dB (IHF-A)

Signal to Noise Ratio (IHF-A)

  • BALANCED: 121 dB (IHF-A) / UNBALANCED: 118 dB (IHF-A)

THD+N

  • Super Audio CD: 0.0006% (1 kHz, 0 dB) / CD: 0.0015% (1 kHz, 0 dB)

Digital Input Termina

  • Coaxial Digital x 1, Optical Digital x 1, USB-A x 2

Analogue Output Terminal

  • BALANCED x 1, UNBALANCED x 1
    Support Variable Level Output

Digital output Terminal

  • Coaxial Digital x 1, Optical Digital x 1

System Port

  • System Control Input / Output (Φ3.5 mm Jack)

Headphone Output

  • Yes(Φ6.3 mm, 110 mV, 32 Ω VOL MAX))

USB-A Support Codec

  • WAV

    • Yes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz / 16, 24, 32 bit)
  • FLAC

    • Yes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz / 16, 24 bit)
  • DSD

    • Yes (2.8 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 11.2MHz)
  • AIFF

    • Yes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz / 16, 24, 32 bit)
  • ALAC

    • Yes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz / 16, 24 bit)
  • AAC

    • Yes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz / 16-320 kbps)
  • MP3

    • Yes (32, 44.1, 48 kHz / 16-320 kbps)

Network Playback Support Codec

  • WAV

    • Yes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz / 16, 24, 32 bit)
  • FLAC

    • Yes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz / 16, 24 bit)
  • DSD

    • Yes (2.8 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 11.2 MHz)
  • AIFF

    • Yes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz / 16, 24, 32 bit)
  • ALAC

    • Yes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz / 16, 24 bit)
  • AAC

    • Yes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz / 16-320 kbps)
  • MP3

    • Yes (32, 44.1, 48 kHz / 16-320 kbps)

Ethernet Interface

  • LAN (100 Base-TX / 10 Base-T)

Wi-Fi

  • IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz Band

Bluetooth(Support codec)

  • Yes (AAC, SBC)

Power Supply

  • AC 220-240 V, 50 Hz / 60 Hz

Power Consumption

  • 38W

Dimensions (W x H x D)

  • 430 x 98 x 407 mm

Weight

  • Approx. 12.2 kg

Accessories

  • Remote Control, AC Cord, System Connection Cable, Analogue Audio cable, Operating Instructions

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