Technics SA-EX700 A/V Receivers

SA-EX700

100w x 3, 100x 1 rear, 100w x 1 sub

User Reviews (12)

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Prudent Finn   Audio Enthusiast [Apr 27, 2017]

Relatively good sound and high power at a
reasonable price!

ps. Bob a Casual Listener!

the remote type is: RAK-SA612WH (Remote Control Transmitter RECEIVER)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Bob   Casual Listener [Feb 23, 2017]

I have owned the system for many years and it is by far the best Surround system I have ever heard, Better than my Bose Life style!

Problem is, I have lost the remote and need the correct model number to get a replacement if any one can help me.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
LeviathanPT   Audio Enthusiast [Sep 11, 2010]

I got this Technics receiver at a yard sell for $50 and have been useing it with my computer ever sence. I've had it paired with about 6 pairs of speakers and for what I need it for it works real well. I have it paired with some Paradigm speakers right now and they work well together. One thing I noticed with this set up is that the midrange sounds a bit muddy to me. I've noticed it with other speakers I've used with it also, so I'm assuming its the receiver. When the music is slow and smooth like with jazz it sounds good, but when there is a lot of clash cymbal as in rock or heavy metal theres just not a lot of seperation. It all sounds smashed together even the vocals at times (for a lack of a better word I use "muddy"). There hasn't been much wrong with it til recently, the front left speaker will kick in and out. Even so, I realy like this receiver and hope to fix it. I like that it has the subwoofer control nob, you dont find that very often. Oh and power, I have never been able to turn the volume all the way up without being afraid that I would blow the speakers (even with 300 watt speakers).

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
MadDog843   AudioPhile [Oct 10, 2008]
Strength:

Many inputs and Outputs
Front jacks for easy VCR2 Inputs
High Power 5.1 surround and Subwoofer Amp
Quality, low maintenance
Computerized help and auto shutdown and volume cut
Crsip Clear sound
Great value for Price

Weakness:

Gets Quite hot during long periods of use
Max volume can cause overheat or overload

I own both a Technics SA-EX700 as well as a SA-GX303. I have to say both these recievers are awesome even in todays standards. the EX700 was given to us when a neighbor moved away, and I have been using it for 2.5 years now. The sound quality is great, and just today I had my first issue. Two fuses blew on the incoming power board and caused a system overload. For 4 bucks at my local Source i got my fuses and am back up and running. the EX700, and the GX303 are very similar units. The GX303 has the onboard equalizer and upgraded face screen. But lacks in its surround qualities, and lacks the thing needed most of all...the self amplified subwoofer output. The EX700 gives a rich sound on all speaker hooked up to it, and have high limits. I started off with the 200W Technics W33 sub that came with the system. I have since then bought a 300W TIS sub that works much better with the power of this system.

Similar Products Used: Technincs SA-GX303
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Erik   Audio Enthusiast [Jul 18, 2002]
Strength:

loudness and power

Weakness:

getts too hot

The specs that you gave for this product are wrong. there is way more outputs for speakers than you listed. I have a ex700 and it kicks ass. First of all, it has 4 outputs for plain speakers (2 sets), a powered sub output, two surround outputs, a center channel output, and a subwoofer output that has blown more speakers than most people own in their life.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Alarm   Audio Enthusiast [Nov 18, 2001]
Strength:

Power, rock hard bass

Weakness:

No 6 channel input, er..... That's all

This receiver is one of the best you can get for Dolby Pro-logic as it has a sub-woofer output. And if you use the 'loudness' function, every music you hear will give you a minor earthquake in your room. 3-stereo is also a good option for pro-logic if you don't want to install rear speakers. Sadly it hasn't got 6 channel input or else I wouldn buy the SR-96.

Similar Products Used: Marantz SR-96
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Andy Wong   an Audio Enthusiast [Jul 14, 1998]

I have the EX-900., similar to EX-700 with an addition of on screen display and sub power knob. I paid $560 CDN and it was OK, but not a great piece.
It has a drawback of weak surround effect in pro-logic mode, compared to my first receiver (poineer vsx-410, an entry level receiver). Also its sound
field effect is not distintive one from the other (e.g. live vs club).
I like its remote with many functions and its sound test button.
I hardly turn it on loud and test for sound purity. Actually I don't know
what a good receiver means in layman term!!
Recently I got a DVD and a power sub. I would like to upgrade to a better receiver like sony str-915 or Yamaha 990. I'm more favour to Yamaha, but I
have a concernn its output 85W x 4 is not as great as sony. But sony does not
have s-video (I see it as over-priced)!!

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
Greg   an Audio Enthusiast [Apr 28, 1999]

Let's just say...it rocks!
The EX-900 is the same as this one, just with unnecessary on-screen displays and a different remote. Other than that, they're exactly identical. Hell, the store we bought it from even threw in a free Technics subwoofer (SW-33)..which is the one it recommends in the book. yay!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
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John   Audio Enthusiast [Nov 21, 1999]
Strength:

Good Power. Built in sub amp

Weakness:

Poor channel separation in Pro-Logic

Good sound and high power at a relatively
low price. I bought it for the built in sub
amp and have it connectd to two passive 12"
subs and it sounds great

Similar Products Used: Technics EX-800, Pioneer VSX-4900
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Travis Grenell   an Audio Enthusiast [Jul 11, 1997]

Tinu Patel is right about the Technics receivers being the best! We took a Carver preamp back because the Technics is soooooo much better. The bass isn't boomy, but it is loud and clear. The highs don't overpower you, but are just right. We have it hooked to a Carver amp and Cerwin Vega speakers and it sounds awesome. Our music is Metal, Rock, some R&B, some Rap, and some Classical (for my dad).

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RATING
5
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