The Technics brand, owned by Panasonic, has been producing audio equipment since the 1960s. In the 1970s, Technics released a range of receivers that were known for their high-quality sound and innovative features.
Some popular Technics receivers from the 1970s include:
Technics SA-400: This receiver was introduced in 1978 and was considered one of the first “monster receivers” by Technics. Above all it features a power output of around 45 watts per channel at 8Ω with a solid-state amplifier design. (1978-79)
Technics SA-500: The SA-500 featured a more refined design and added features such as a built-in Dolby Noise Reduction system also for tape playback. Another feature is a power output is 55 watts per channel at 8Ω.
(1978 to 1980)
Technics SA-600: SA-600 was a high-end receiver that featured a dual power supply system and a symmetrical twin-drive power amplifier. Equally the power output is 70 watts per channel at 8Ω and has exceptional sound quality. (1978-79)
Technics SA-800: Released in 1978, comparatively the SA-800 was Technics’ flagship receiver of the 1970s. It featured a massive power output of 125 watts per channel at 8Ω, basically a unique high-end features like separate subsonic and ultrasonic filters.
These are just a few examples of the Technics receivers from the 1970s. The brand continued to innovate and release new models throughout the decade, offering different power outputs, designs, and features to cater to various consumer preferences.
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