Technics by Panasonic SU-A700Mk2 Amplifiers

3.38/5 (8 Reviews) MSRP : $450.00


Product Description



Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

Reviews 1 - 5 (8 Reviews Total) | Next 15

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mark. a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: August 25, 2011

Bottom Line:   
I bought this Tecjhnics Su a700mk2 amp, as a gift horse from a popular auction site, some £35. previously i was using a kenwood ka-5050R Which was as far as im concerned, a solid bass generator amp.

So firstly it has a 45wpc output, It comes across as being a little more powerfull than that, it has a tape 2 loop for a graphic eq. it is a pleasing amp with reasonable bass, without sounding muffled, has nice clear treble..too, if you have a big pair of speakers youll noticethe volume dial goes up halfway or over to get them pumping.. Im using cerwin vega ve-12f, So haveing read all the hype about its big brother su-a900 i went for that,, and to be fair there no difference in how it sounds just a little underpowerd. I respect this amp for its sound and price.

Expand full review >>

Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by saymir a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 21, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I bought this amplifier based on these reviews.I agree with ohters opions.Every mentioned features are right:it reproduse very good rock,jazz,rap,clasic music.But what i did not like abaut this amplier,that it reproduse hard beats/punch which irritates me when i listen trance or house music.The bass is common for all technics amplifiers,but is should be more powerful,now is shallow/light..But may be the bass depends on speakers.I am using with sony speakers.I am thinking abaut cerwin vega"s speakers which are very sensetive,and can give me more bass with this amplifier

Expand full review >>

Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1995

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   LOCAL MARKET



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Bohus a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2001

Bottom Line:   
good

Expand full review >>

Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ted a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: April 5, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Purchased this several years ago at J&R when they were on sale. The only one left was the floor unit but it was only 100 bucks so it landed in my bedroom system.

Originally I was running some small Boston Acoustic book shelf speakers, supplemented with a Radio Shack passive sub (the port stuffed with sox, of course).

The B.A.'s and R.S. sub have migrated now to the kitchen set-up and presently I am running a pair of B&W 303's with the Technics.

The unit seems solidly built and I appreciate greatly the absence of useless features/buttons ... and the inclusion of a tone defeat - a useful button. The unit sounds like it puts out substantially more than its rated 45 watts per channel.

More importantly, it sounds relaxed, lifelike. It gets the all important midrange right. Pianos and guitars, in particular, sound as they should. Vocals are smooth and engaging. Not surprisingly, the sound stage is not equal to hi-end separates but pretty darn good. Music fills the room instead of being beamed from the speakers. I find the reproduction of width to be a bit better than depth.

The bass is surprisingly solid and warm but not quite as fast as perhaps it should be. My various Pioneer receivers have more slam through the B&W 303's.

Finally, the transformer emmits a noticable buzz and an very soft but still obnoxious high pitched "whistle". However, I attribute this as much to the piece being a demo unit as anything else.

By now, these would only be found used, but if you find one for 75 bucks or less I'd say it is a bargin and recommend snapping one up if you are looking for a no nonsense, cheap amp.


Expand full review >>

Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   J&R NYC



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Liam Krell a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 8, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Despite some of the comments submitted about this amp, I think the SU-A700MK3 is a great amp for the price. I drive a pair of Cerwin Vega VS-10 with the Technics amp, and find that it pumps out powerful bass (even at low levels) and a zingier treble than a lot of amps at this price. With rapid trance and dance tracks, music sounds rich, expressive and well detailed. Everything you need to enjoy music is there, from the warm, big bass to silky-smooth strings.
Please feel free to email me with any agreements or disagreements you have with my opinion on this amp.

Expand full review >>

Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998




Reviews 1 - 5 (8 Reviews Total) | Next 15

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating



Sennheiser:



Award-Winning Axiom: