While the Technics name no-longer appears on turntables, it is set to live on in the realm of high-resolution music downloads.
Technics Tracks, a new high-resolution music downloading site which was announced at IFA in September 2014, will launch tomorrow – 24 February.
Today, its parent company Panasonic announced that the hi-res download service will launch tomorrow initially in the UK and Germany, and its library of hi-res tracks will be playable on some of its audio equipment such as the SC PMX100 CD Micro system pictured.
The high quality nature of the downloads follows the theme of Technics recent resurrection into high-end-only kit, ranging from the Premium Class line which starts at £849 for the ST-C700 network player (you'll still need an amp and speakers), to the Reference Class line starting at £6,649 for the SU-R1 network player and preamp (you'll again also need an amp and speakers).
The site itself promises millions of lossless audio tracks as well as hundreds of thousands of 24bit FLAC tracks and other music-related offerings such as interviews with artists.
You can pre-register on the Technics Tracks website and receive a free track as soon as the service goes live tomorrow.