Posted Tue Jan 6, 2015 at 12:30 PM PST by Steven Cohen
The Hi-Fi audio line will return to the US market.
Panasonic has announced the return of its Technics audio collection. The brand will be relaunched with two new product lines: the Technics R1 Reference-Class System and the Technics C700 Premium-Class System.
"We grow up repeatedly discovering and being moved by new types of music. However as we get older we get distracted by all the things going on in our lives and perhaps misplace the pure love of music," said Michiko Ogawa, head of the new Technics division. "Through the new Technics products we are striving to offer listeners the feeling of rediscovering music by helping them to have such uniquely emotionally-engaging experiences – ones that we seem to have lost."
The Technics Reference Class R1 Series includes a Stereo Power Amplifier (SE-R1), Network Audio Control Player (SU-R1), and a Speaker System (SB-R1).
Meanwhile, the Technics Premium Class C700 Series consists of a Stereo Integrated Amplifier (SU-C700), Network Audio Player (ST-C700), Compact Disc Player (SL-C700), and Speaker System (SB-C700).
Pricing has not been detailed yet, but the first wave of new Technics products will be released in North America in March.
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