GaN based SU-R1000 Technics Integrated Class-D, review by TAS

After their unobtainable and unaffordable ground breaking 1.5mhz switching speed, Technics SE-R1 GaN Class-D power amp, this new offspring integrated has finally gotten an in depth review.

I had high hopes for Technics "fully optioned" SU-R1000 integrated, "looks" like my hopes could be founded, here is the The Absolute Sound’s 7 page!!! review on it, enjoy.

Cheers George

The two I trust the most are Stereophile and then TAS.
Can’t wait for the Stereophile one as it will come with bench tests which "usually" backup the listening tests if you understand them .

Yes we can look at another the minor publication
Ibtech reviews gave it 5 out of 5 and loved it also
"Beautiful warm soundscape with enormous depth and dynamics
Technics SU-R1000 is one of the most unique we have seen and heard in the high-end class."

Cheers George

Oh dear...from WhatHiFi:

Regardless of source – analogue or digital – we notice that the SU-R1000 doesn’t have the most expansive soundstage. Its presentation isn’t cluttered exactly, but there’s a definite lack of space around sounds and instruments, making things sound less layered and lacking in depth. The delivery could do with greater precision when locating instruments in the image too.

They don't say which speakers were used to make this determination, perhaps all three of them. The review speakers, by the way, are nothing special in my view.

Ok, so we're going down that path well here we are.

And from Absolute Sound, quite the opposite
" The new Technics SU-R1000 integrated amplifier is one of the most innovative and best-sounding pieces of electronics I’ve had the opportunity to audition in recent years."

And from Stereophile a "Webinar" with the Technics guys. Review yet to come.

Cheers George