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Panasonic Introduces Technics All-in-One OTTAVA SC-C500 HiFi System
Compact stereo amplifier and high performance speakers bring high resolution audio to your home

NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic unveiled today at the IFA 2015 consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, Germany, the new all-in-one OTTAVA SC-C500 HiFi System. Combining a SU-C501 CD Stereo Amplifier, powerful OTTAVA speakers and high-resolution audio support, the latest addition to Technics' range of HiFi systems offers a compact design and stunning audio quality that will enhance the style of any home.

Panasonic Introduces Technics All-in-One OTTAVA SC-C500 HiFi System

The OTTAVA SC-C500 HiFi System is expected to be available in the US market in early 2016.

OTTAVA SC-C500 HiFi System: All-In-One Style and Performance

Technics has used its many years of experience engineering some of the most advanced home audio technology to create the ultimate compact Network CD Stereo Amplifier. Incorporating many of Technics' groundbreaking components, such as the JENO Engine, LAPC and Battery Driven Clock Generator, the OTTAVA SU-C501 is able to deliver an audio experience typically associated with significantly larger amplifiers.

Small and sleek, the OTTAVA SU-C501 is perfectly suited to homes and apartments with limited space. And by using only the most premium materials, the system boasts a finish that looks stunning from every angle.

Technics' new all-in-one system allows you to enjoy music with the very highest sound quality and from a diverse range of sources and devices. Whether you're listening via high-res network audio, CD, USB memory device, USB-DAC or smartphone, control is easy and efficient via the latest Technics smartphone app.

The OTTAVA speaker system has two woofers arranged symmetrically to reduce cabinet vibrations, as well as a spiral acoustic port design to produce rich and powerful bass that fills the room. The result is high-quality and immersive sound from a HiFi system that can subtly fit into the corner of a room or small cabinet.

In addition to robust bass, the speaker system delivers outstanding performance across an extensive audio range. As the behavior of sound waves differs depending on the specific pitch, the OTTAVA speakers employ different technology to emit either high or low frequencies. Low/mid frequency sounds are diffused by a reflector for clarity and resonance, while tweeters are arranged in a multi-angled configuration to deliver crisp and accurate high-frequency sounds.

As well as featuring a sleek and stylish finish, the shape of the speaker cabinet is also designed to prevent tweeter-emitted sounds interfering with the sounds from the other speaker units. This eliminates sound degradation and delivers high-quality sound in your home, regardless of where you're standing.

Technics has also announced a black version of the SB-C700 speakers launched alongside the C700 Series in 2014 which debuted earlier this year in the U.S. The SB-C700 is a two way speaker unit that with an ultra-wide range reproduction up to 100kHz, thanks to its stiff and light aluminum diaphragm dome tweeter. The speaker also features a premium-quality piano finish to eliminate unnecessary resonance and diffraction reflection for a crisper and clearer sound.

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OTTAVA SC-C500 HiFi System: Specifications

Accurate Digital Technology

  • JENO Engine (Jitter Elimination and Noise-shaping Optimization)
  • LAPC (Load Adaptive Phase Calibration)
  • Battery Driven Clock Generator

Noiseless Signal Technology

  • Digital Noise Isolation Architecture

Emotive Acoustic Technology

  • Breezing Speaker
  • Spiral Tube Twin Drive

Output Power

  • Output power: Total  100W

Dimensions & Weight

  • Main Unit : W:360mm H: 91mm D:248.5mm / Approx. 3.9kg
  • Speaker : W:110mm H:277mm D:110mm / Approx. 1.9kg


  • Digital Optical Input x1 / USB-A input / USB-B input /
  • Ether Terminal / Headphone Output / WiFi abgn / Bluetooth (AAC, SBC) / AirPlay

Digital Input Format

  • Digital Optical : PCM up to 96kHz 24bit
  • DLNA, USB-A : FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC up to 192kHz 24bit
    • AAC up to 96kHz 320kbps
    • MP3, WMA up to 48kHz 320kbps
    • DSD 2.8Mhz, 5.6MHz
  • USB-B : PCM up to 192kHz 32bit
    • DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz with Asynchronous Transfer Mode

SB-C700 Black: Specifications

Emotive Acoustic Technology

  • Point Sound Source Speaker System
  • Ultra Wide range Reproduction
  • Phase Precision Driver (Coaxial Flat 2way Speaker Unit)
  • High Quality Network Circuit
  • High Rigidity Entasis Form Cabinet

Technics Definitive Design

  • High gloss piano finish
  • Entasis form enclosure
  • Magnet fixed fabric grille

Dimension & Weight

  • W:220mm  H: 336mm   D:286mm  (including net and terminals) / Approx. 8.5 kg (1pc)


  • Coaxial 2-way 2 Speaker Bass Reflex
  • Woofer : Coaxial 16-cm Flat Type x 1
  • Tweeter: 1.9-cm Dome type x 1

About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company

Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company offers a wide range of consumer solutions in the U.S. including products from Ultra HD 4K TVs, Technics high-end audio products, Blu-ray Disc Players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Wellness, Beauty, Personal Care products and more. In Interbrand's 2014 Annual "Best Global Green Brands" report, the Panasonic brand ranked fifth overall --  the highest ranked electronics brand in the report. To learn more about Panasonic USA's products, visit Follow Panasonic USA on Twitter @panasonicUSA; additional company information for journalists is also available at

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