An interesting novelty from Technics is a new compact network CD receiver SA ‑ C600, which is part of the new Premium C600 series, the manufacturer recommends connecting the Technics SB-C600 corporate speaker system, which was introduced last year, but you can of course connect any speaker system.
The system combines analog FM and digital DAB + receiver, on top is CD player with top insertion, the last and for many probably the most important part is the network player with the support of streaming services Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Deezer, Amazon Music, integrated ChromeCast with function multiroom. Compatibility with AirPlay 2.
But it is not missing either quality input for turntable with MM portable, line input and two digital inputs (coaxial and optical), will delight USB input for direct computer connection. Bluetooth is a matter of course, the optical input supports the automatic switching on of the device at the input signal, which is used when sounding and connecting the TV.
The system supports playback of MP3, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, FLA and WAV files up to 384 kHz / 32bit or DSD (2.8 MHz / 5.6 MHz / 11.2 MHz), there is no MQA decoder.
As far as amplifiers are concerned, it boasts fully digital technology based on the company’s JENO Engine (Jitter Elimination and Noise-Shaping Optimization), the stated performance is 2x 60 W/ 4 ohms, the bass can be further enhanced by an active subwoofer that has a line output on the back.
The SA-C600 will be sold in Europe from February 2022. It will be delivered in an elegant body with a top plate made of brushed aluminum in silver or black, the preliminary price is 999 Euro (approximately 25,000 CZK).