Compact disc

Technics remains committed to the compact disc, presenting its SA-C600 compact network CD receiver at CES

Technics is looking to bridge the middle ground between compact all-in-one speaker systems and true component systems with its $1,000 SA-C600 Compact Network CD Receiver. As well as having a built-in top-loading CD player, this device supports all major music streaming services and is compatible with Google’s Chromecast and AirPlay 2d multi-room audio standards. ‘Apple.

Vinyl enthusiasts will appreciate its turntable support, thanks to a moving-magnet phono input, and you can add another digital component via its SPDIF input, which has an auto-power-on feature when it detects a source. of entry.

What you won’t get are built-in speakers, allowing you to pair the device with your own or with Technics’ SB-C600 compact speaker system, which launched in November 2021 as its first product. of the company’s Premium C600 series.

The SA-C600 aims to provide the convenience and ease of use of an all-in-one system while delivering audio quality that approaches that of a high-end component system. The new unit features Technics signature JENO (Jitter Elimination and Noise-Shaping Optimization) engine that defines the sound of all of the company’s audio products.


Hanging on to your CDs? The Technics SA C600 Network CD Receiver can play them, as well as your vinyl records (BYOT, bring your own turntable).

The SA-C600 will be available for purchase in February 2022 and will come with the option of a silver or black brushed aluminum top plate.

The device’s built-in amplifier delivers 2 x 60W into 4 ohms with a low-noise power supply. You can individually adjust the left and right channels to match your space, and there’s an additional ‘in-the-shelf’ setting for shelf speaker placement. There’s a subwoofer output if you want to add a powered model to your setup. You can login

The SA-C600 receiver integrates Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Deezer and Amazon Music streaming. MQA decoding is included. The device can also access Internet radio, digital audio streaming and FM radio.

The Technics SA-C600 amplifier combines old formats (turntable and CD) with the latest online streaming options for listeners who want a versatile device that offers better audio quality than an entry-level system.