23 May 2023
Fundamentally, it's a large, powerful integrated amp that delivers a claimed 150W RMS per channel into 8 ohms or 300W into 4 ohms. In addition, it offers lavish Japanese 'battleship' build quality, a built-in digital conversion, plus an excellent MC/MM phono stage. But what really sets the SU-R1000 apart is the role digital plays in the design. Technics' Chief Technical Officer, Tetsuya Itani, calls this a 'full digital amplifier' rather than just regular Class D. While it does feature a switching output stage, it works in the digital domain throughout, without the need for a traditional DAC.-..