Technics SA-DA8 5.1 Channels Receiver A/V Receivers

5/5 (3 Reviews)


Product Description

Fully loaded and designed to handle today's and tomorrow's multi channel A/V sources, the SA-DA8 is your (surprisingly affordable!) ticket to cutting-edge digital entertainment. To accommodate the wide dynamic range of sources like DVD-Audio, Technics combines VGCA (Variable Gain Control Amplification) and MOS-FET technologies to deliver an astounding 113 dB signal-to-noise ratio and stereo frequency response up to 100, 000 Hz! "TA-KE" capacitors utilize a bamboo fiber separator for low-distortion, natural sound. This receiver pours on the power (100 watts x 5 channels), processing (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic, 5 DSP soundfields), and hookup versatility. You get three optical inputs for your digital sources, and two S-video inputs for high-resolution video sources. An anti-resonant aluminum front panel helps keep your audio pure. The remote provides Panasonic DVD and multi brand TV/VCR control.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Neil a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 17, 2015

Bottom Line:   
Saw this on the shelf at my favorite Savers thrift store. Marked at $16.99 minus a 25% Senior's discount for an out-the-door price of $13.18 including tax. I figured at that price, even if it didn't work, I wouldn't be out much.
Brought it home and hooked it up in my garage system. Had an older Kenwood receiver hooked up to Polk Monitor 30 speakers and a Kenwood powered sub with a 10" driver. Threw out the Kenwood receiver, hooked up the DA8 and was immediately impressed. Used the CD input and connected my Samsung S5 and Amazon Prime Music. It sounds much better than the Kenwood, especially in the highs.
Hooked up an older Pioneer CD/DVD/SACD player using the analog connections. I couldn't find a spare Toslink cable so will have to wait to see how good the internal DAC is. But the analog connection worked well and the sound was clean, as would be expected from a CD.
FM tuner works well. I primarily listen to NPR classical and jazz and I have to say it sounds very good.
Will have to fabricate another set of speaker wires (gotta buy more banana plugs) and see how it sounds bi-amped since the Polks do have that capability.
Very happy with this purchase. Now is a good time to be looking for semi-"vintage" gear since it seems many people are buying HTiB setups or sound bars, allowing those of us who are wallet-challenged to enjoy some really decent quality sounds for pretty cheap.

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Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lee a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 7, 2011

Bottom Line:   
I just got this to actually sell, but after hearing it I am not to sure I want to. I paid 40.00 bones for it and thought I would just turn it for some profit. Well I am not sure, I might keep it for a 2 channel music system since the thing sounds so good(better than my Pionner elite receiver when it comes to music). It does not compare with the elite for movies but WOW music sounds dam good.I did some research before I bought it and anything with bamboo fibers built into the out put stage sounded weird but cool to me so I went and got it. Came home and hooked her up and well ,nice. I would recommend if you can't afford seprates give this a try you won't be dissapionted.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Old Rusty a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2010

Bottom Line:   
I've used this amp for home theater with good results. However, if you really want this amp to shine, run this baby in analog stereo & kick in the VGCA mode. Unreal for vinyl records & CDs with sound quality that has to be heard to be believed.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001




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