Another GaN smaller integrated, Technics SU-G30 has everything bar the kitchen sink.




This smaller SU-G30 integrated version of the SU-R1000 I started last week has it all, it's the  complete network audio integrated amp. Nowhere near the power of the SU-R1000, but all the goodies, for $4k looks great for units and offices or smaller hifi systems. 

https://www.technics.com/uk/products/grand-class/g30-series/su-g30.html

Cheers George
 
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I’m loving my SU-G700, and would agree with @80s_forever19 that when my Gustard X26 Pro goes through the Technics it’s sound really does take on new character, mostly for the better, but in some rare occasion a little strained with excessive reverb (like I know the Technics is working kinda sound).

I’ve tested now 3 other amp/preamps with my DAC and there is a distinct digital sound of the Technics, some called nuanced, but I will say that LAPC for my current speakers (Kef LS50 metas) makes a big difference in sound staging as far as depth of certain sounds that otherwise were a bit restrained on recordings. Pushing something’s forward other things back, but I overall enjoy the end result.

Another strange thing is that through the Technics my choice in DAC filters has come to actually matter, when before I would only use the Gustard X26 Pro’s Vivid filter (which majority opinion is its only good filter) but now on more acoustic and less layered recordings I almost prefer the gentle and composite filters.

So I’d say the Technics has some digital multiplication of what you get from your external DAC, might be an accuired taste, but I’m a big fan!


Seems like the owners of the smaller SU-G700 are really getting off on their amp.
Now if only someone who owns the bigger brother SU-R1000 could give what you guys have done here on it’s thread, I’m sure it will be prove itself also to be a killer amp.
https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/gan-based-su-r1000-technics-integrated-class-d-review-by-tas

And BTW just saw on HIFIShark Technics big daddy SE-R1 first time ever for sale used and it’s got 1day to go on the auction, and still at only $4kusd 53kg/117lb so postage will be high.
https://yahoo.aleado.com/lot?auctionID=b563443872

Cheers George
Yeah, but cracked glass, wonder if it was dropped? I’d be nervous buying something like that see cracked glass.

I was really on the fence about getting the SU-R1000, but I really want to dual monoblock my new speakers when they come and wanted to spend more on amplification, but a part of me feels I should just sell off my amps, and extra gear and get the SU-R1000.

I tell myself I need to be invested in this hobby for at least 5 years (not just 10 months) before I shell out that kinda money on one piece of equipment.
ja_kub_sz, 
All your thoughts and comments on the SU-G700 is making it harder to wait for mine to come in. The guys at musicdirect told me that due to shipping container ships backed up and Technics moving their assembly to Malaysia, the units aren't coming in like they used to, but to be patient.

It's really hard waiting.

All the best,
Nonoise
The use of speaker impedance data to perform DSP on any speaker it’s connected to is quite interesting. Wonder how that compares to the more powerful and elegant Devialte expert series, which has that feature for only select speakers?

It really is very interesting.  It is also not that hard to do yourself. The idea in the Technics amps is to correct for the amplifier however, not the speaker or the room.  It won't fix room modes or calibrate your speakers in anyway.  It will only correct for any deviations from flat the amplifier puts out, and, I believe, correct for the minor phase angle changes most Class D amps have in the top end.

It's almost like a feed-forward circuit, and it probably has strict limits in amplitude, maybe less than 1 dB of voltage correction.  If I had a bunch of time I might even try this myself to see how my Class D amps compare before and after.