By positioning 2 woofers, 2 tweeters and 1 subwoofer into its arc form body, the SC-C30 covers a wide listening area. Further, setting the tweeter with a unique acoustic lens provides wide directivity. The amp section features Technics' original Three JENO Engines (Jitter Elimination and Noise-shaping Optimisation). Using a 2.1-channel full digital amp configuration to powerfully and accurately drive each speaker unit, clear sound imaging and scaling are produced.
The SC-C30 houses a total of 5 speaker units into a highly rigid body reinforced by glass fibre. The tweeters reproduce up to the ultrahigh-frequency range of 50 kHz to cover hi-res sound sources. Positioned in the front surface of the body, the long-stroke subwoofer combines with a large-diameter long port to produce clear, tight bass sounds. By placing these speaker units in optimal positions, a powerful, expansive sound is produced that is difficult to imagine from a compact speaker.
Technics' original Three JENO Engines produce optimal performance, with superior sound imaging through subwoofer, woofer, and tweeter alignment. This achieves excellent tuning and optimises sound spaces to fit individual listening environments using Space Tune™.
The OTTAVA™ S SC-C30 features the LAPC function, which is load adaptive amplifier technology developed by Technics. LAPC measures the amp's frequency amplitude phase characteristics with speakers connected to the unit, and performs digital signal processing to achieve the ideal impulse response. Parameters optimised for the low-frequency and high-frequency speaker load characteristics are pre-set in the LAPC computation circuit of the unit to realise ideal frequency and phase characteristics over the entire frequency range.
The SC-C30 features Space Tune™ Auto to achieve optimally balanced sound easily with the press of a button. This function measures test tones played through a mic that is built into the SC-C30 to analyse the distance to walls and the effect of reflections. It then automatically optimises the sound field. In addition, the Space Tune™ function includes 3 presets (Free, Near the Wall, and Near the Corner) for easy setting, and uses a Technics Audio Center app to precisely adjust the sound quality to the listening position.
Amplifier power (watts)
Front Speaker (L/R) 15W + 15W
Analogue Input Terminal: AUX IN x 1 (φ 3.5mm) Digital Input Terminal: Optical Digital x 1, USB-A x 1
Woofer: 6.5 cm Cone Type x 2 Tweeter: 1.6 cm Dome Type x 2 Subwoofer: 12 cm Cone Type
Chromecast built-in: Yes Works with the Google Assistant: Yes Multi-room: Yes Stereo Pairing: Yes (*compatible with Technics Audio Center app) AirPlay: Yes (Airplay 2) Bluetooth (Support codec): Yes (AAC, SBC) Spotify/ TIDAL/ DEEZER/ Internet Radio: Yes
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Ethernet Interface: LAN (100 Base-TX/ 10 Base-T) Wi-Fi: IEEE 502.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz/ 5 GHz Band