In Barn: Technics Network Audio Amplifier SU-G30

The Technics Network Audio Amplifier SU-G30 ($3999).

Specifications

Accurate Digital Technology JENO Engine (Jitter Elimination and Noise-Shaping Optimization) GaN-FET DriverM
High-Speed Silent Hybrid Power Supply
LAPC (Load-Adaptive Phase Calibration)
Battery-Driven Clock Generator
High-Rigidity Metal Double Chassis
Noiseless Signal Technology JDigital Noise Isolation Architecture
Ultra-Low Distortion Oversampling Digital Filter
High-Res Remaster – enhanced for compressed audio
Optimally-Activated Circuit System
Technics Definitive Design High-Rigidity Aluminum Cabinet
Symmetric Structure
Output Power 100 W + 100 W 4 Ω
50 W + 50 W 8 Ω
Dimensions and Weight W: 430 mm H: 98.5 mm D: 424.5 mm / Approx. 11.0 kg (Tentative)
Terminal Digital Coaxial Input x 2 / Digital Optical Input x 1 / Analog Line input x 1 / USB-A Input / USB-B Input / Phono (MM) input x 1 / Ethernet Terminal / Headphone Output / WiFi a,b,g,n/Bluetooth® (aptX, AAC, SBC) / AirPlay
Digital Input Format Digital Coaxial: PCM up to 192 kHz 24 bit
Digital Optical: PCM up to 96 kHz 24 bit
DLNA, USB-A: FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC up to 192 kHz 24 bit, AAC up to 96 kHz 320 kbps, MP3, WMA up to 48 kHz 320 kbps, DSD 2.8 MHz, 5.6 MHz
USB-B: PCM up to 384 kHz, 32 bit / DSD 2.8 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 11.2 MHz with Asynchronous Transfer Mode

COMMENTS
Doak's picture

Tough competition at this price.

BradleyP's picture

This product may well sound great, and I hope so. With a Technics faceplate that looks like hundreds instead of thousands, it's going to be very hard to compete against similar from Moon, Auralic, and Hegel at similar prices. Someone dropped the ball.

AmRiv284's picture

Guys, it is worth it. Believe me. I know that this price sounds really brutal, but the Amplifier is really great, I just love it. Technics delivered something really good, as always (yes, I am a fan!).

Cheers,
Amy

texanalog's picture

Just curious, in the second picture, it that a Space Shuttle pinball machine that the amp is sitting on?

Michael Lavorgna's picture
And it works!
texanalog's picture

When I lived on the Gulf Coast, I used to play one at a neighborhood bar in Webster Texas, home of NASA Johnson Space Center. Go figure.

But I don't know if the bar or the pinball machine survived Hurricane Ike.

Michael Lavorgna's picture
I know what Carl Jung would say ;-)

Thanks for sharing!

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