Technics, Ortofon, Jorma Audio, AudioQuest

Technics, Ortofon, Jorma Audio, AudioQuest

All costs in Canadian {dollars}.
Technics was exhibiting some delightfully high-end stuff, in a system that included a pair of Triangle Magellan Duetto Bookshelf fortieth Anniversary Edition audio system ($10,500/pair), a 150Wpc SU-R1000 built-in amplifier ($13,999), a SL-1200GR2 turntable ($2799) (anticipated launch: April or May) with an Ortofon Black MM cartridge ($938), and a particular, made-to-order SL-1000R turntable ($26,999) with an Ortofon Expression MC cartridge ($8689).

Technics demoed different merchandise that weren’t in use right here, together with the 70Wpc SU-G700M2 built-in amp ($3999), the 40Wpc SU-GX-70 streaming amplifier ($2499), a Technics SL-1500C turntable ($1599, with cartridge), and a SC-C70MK2 Ottava All-In-One system ($1399). The cables used had been from Jorma Audio and AudioQuest (numerous costs).

The sound was crisp, detailed, open, quick-paced, and thrilling on a Qobuz-streamed FLAC file of a blues reduce with voice, drums, and guitar. I additionally listened to each turntable setups, and whereas the SL-1000R package deal upped the refinement issue by way of soundstage dimensionality, tonal density, and musical ease over the SL-1200GR2, my impression was that the turntables had been extra alike sonically than totally different. The demos revealed a home sound marked by readability, explicitness, transient velocity, ambient cues, and vivid footage.

Photo: from left, absolu par Centre HiFi’s Antero Linhares with Jon O’Brien of Technics

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