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The OTTAVA S SC-C50 (to give it its full name) looks well-specified enough to be a real contender...

In a nice break from announcing super-expensive turntables, Technics has used the Munich High End Show 2018 to whip the covers off a brand-new, 'premium wireless speaker system' - the OTTAVA S SC-C50.

From the outside, it's a curvaceous aluminium item, reasonably compact (37.5cm wide) and tricked out with a small OLED display on top and heat-dissipating fins at the rear.

Under the skin, the SC-C50 features a total of seven speakers (three 6.5cm midrange drivers, three 16mm tweeters and a 12cm subwoofer) powered by a total of 100 watts of amplification. 

Google Chromecast is built-in, as is comptability with Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, internet radio and network playback. The SC-C50 can be controlled via Google Assistant if a Google voice-activated speaker is on the same network.

Bluetooth connectivity is also on the menu, and the SC-C50 has a digital optical input alongside USB-A, Ethernet and 3.5mm analogue sockets. 

The Technics can handle digital audio files up to 24bit/384kHz and DSD up to double-speed. 

There's no word as yet regarding price or availability - as soon as Technics makes with the information we'll bring it to you.

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