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Image Attribution: Technics Brochure
Date: 2001/10/28

Designed inJapan
Manufactured InJapan
Wood CaseYes
AC SwitchYes
Power Consumption360 watts

Width21 11/32nds inches
Height6 3/32nds inches
Depth15 9/16ths inches
Weight37.3 lbs

RMS Power Per Channel26 watts x 4 or 80 watts x 2
Damping Factor @ Load Impedance20 @ 8
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)0.5%
Power Bandwidth5 hz - 40 khz
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz
Hum and Noise1.5 mV
Signal to Noise Ratio90 dB from aux
Meter RangeTwo settings
Output Meter(s)Four
Output Impedance(s)4-16 ohms, main OR remote, discrete, or 8-16 ohms, bridged main + remote

FM Tuner
RF Sensitivity1.9 uV
THD, Mono0.3%
THD, Stereo0.4%
Signal to Noise Ratio, Mono65 dB
Frequency Response20 Hz to 13 kHz +1/-1 dB
Capture Ratio1.5 dB
IF Image Rejection55 dB at 98 MHz
IF Rejection60 dB at 98 MHz
Alternate Channel Selectivity (wide or normal)65 dB
Spurious Rejection60 dB at 98 MHz
AM Carrier Rejection50 dB
Stereo Separation at 1 kHz40 dB
Carrier Suppression50 dB
Signal Strength MeterYes
FM Mode LampYes
Muting SwitchYes
Illuminated Dial PointerYes

AM Tuner
AM Mode LampYes
RF Sensitivity20 uV
Alternate Channel Selectivity25 dB
IF Rejection40 dB at 1 MHz
Image Rejection40 dB at 1 MHz
Signal Strength MeteringYes

Single Bass Adjustment+/- 11 dB @ 50 Hz
Single Treble Adjustment+/- 10 dB at 10 kHz
High Filter-6 dB/octave at 7 kHz
Low Filter-6 dB/octave at 200 Hz
Gain ControlMain and four subs
Loudness Contour+10 dB at 50 Hz with volume at -30 dB
CD4 DemodulatorCustom LSI with high blend control
BalanceYes, 4-way
Number of Tape MonitorsThree
Auxillary Input SourceYes
Phono Input SourceYes
Tuner Source InputAM/FM
Headphone Jack(s)Front and Rear
Speaker Selection NomenclatureMain, Remote

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