Watch our Technics SU-C700 stereo amp unboxing video

There's the Technics Reference Class R1 series starting at £6500, and the Premium Class C700 series from £850, which is what we're looking at here.

The project to resurrect Technics has been overseen by Michiko Ogawa, a former Technics engineer and renowned Japanese jazz pianist.

We’ve got our hands on the SU-C700 stereo amplifier, the £1250 amp that joins with the ST-C700 network player (£850), the SB-C700 speakers (£1200) and SL-C700 CD player (price tbc) in the company’s new Premium range.

With a striking design, it stands out from many of its competitors on the market, but what else is there to know about it? Take a look at our unboxing and first-look video below to find out.

Our first reviews of the Technics SU-C700 amplifier and SB-C700 speakers will be published in the February 2015 issue of What Hi-Fi?, on sale from January 14th.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.