Technics All-in-One OTTAVA™ SC-C500 HiFi System Combines Breathtaking Audio Quality with Elegant Design

Compact stereo amplifier and high performance speakers bring high resolution audio to your home

Technics has today announced at CES 2016 the new premium all-in-one OTTAVA™ SC-C500 HiFi System, the latest addition to Technics’ range of HiFi systems which offers a compact design and stunning audio quality that will enhance the style of any home. 

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, OTTAVA’s main amplifier unit is able to deliver an audio experience typically associated with significantly larger amplifiers. 

Small and sleek, the OTTAVA™ SU-C500 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, thanks to 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.

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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 4K Ultra HD Smart TVs, Blu-ray players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Technics HiFi Audio, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Wellness, Beauty, Men’s Grooming products and more. In Interbrand’s 2014 annual “Best Global Green Brands” report, Panasonic ranked number five overall and the top electronics brand in the report. As part of continuing sustainability efforts, Panasonic Corporation of North America relocated its headquarters to a new facility, adjacent to Newark Penn Station in Newark, NJ.  It is the first newly constructed office tower in Newark to earn both LEED Platinum and Gold certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council. 

Editorial Contacts
Chris De Maria (Panasonic)     201-348-7182   

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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

  • Spiral Bass Port with Twin Bass Drive Units

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