Technics presented SU-R1000 Digital Integrated Amplifier
Technics has presented the SU-R1000 Reference Integrated Amplifier, building on the success of recent models such as the Technics SE-R1 Reference Integrated Amplifier introduced in 2014, and the SU-R1000 is a digital amplifier first. Along with the exclusive LAPC (Load Adaptive Phase Calibration) and JENO (Jitter Elimination and Noise Optimization) technologies, it uses ADCT (Active Distortion Cancellation Technology).
The fast and quiet switching power system is said to have improved the signal-to-noise ratio. The power supply of the novelty is distributed between four independent units serving the individual components of the system. These power supplies use non-linear, low-resistance GaN (gallium nitride) components. A battery was used as a power source for the SU-R1000 built-in clock generator. This eliminated the adverse effect of power supply noise on the clock signal.
The SU-R1000 has a built-in smart phono preamp that uses digital technology to produce an accurate EQ curve. According to the developers, it is able to return high sound quality by compensating for cartridge crosstalk and improving frequency response. For proper system setup, a special calibration vinyl is included with the amplifier. Extensive switching capabilities of the SU-R1000, in addition to analog inputs, including a Phono XLR input, also include two USB-B connectors for working with peripheral digital equipment. The Technics SU-R1000 integral is expected to cost 8,000 euro.