Stereo Integrated Amplifier (1990-91)
Power output: 50 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 1%
Damping factor: 30
Input sensitivity: 3mV (MM), 200mV (line)
Signal to noise ratio: 73dB (MM), 84dB (line)
Channel separation: 55dB (line)
Output: 200mV (line)
Speaker load impedance: 8Ω to 16Ω
Dimensions: 360 x 106.2 x 304mm
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Reviewed Apr 29th, 2015 by Krisaud
great entry level amp
Reviewed Jun 25th, 2014 by Seeburger V200
This is a decent 'entry level' amplifier, and is quite capable, it does 'boast' the much hyped Technics new class AA output stage, but in reality i'd assume it to be a class 'B' amp (most certainly not a pure class A design) That said, it does 'sound' quite pleasing, and, of course your choice of speaker will influence reproduction greatly! Having listened to this amp driving a pair of Linn Index spkrs, i have to say it was impressive for a 'budget' amplifier, and in all honesty i couldn't distinguish this amp from the higher spec SU-X950 from Technics! On 'paper' the 301 has a claimed 50 watt channel output power, as opposed to the 950's claimed 60 watts, both have very similar specs in all other aspects, although, curiously the 'lesser' 301 has a 'claimed' S/N ratio slightly better than the 950!! 84db & 82db respectively. I would question the stated output power, but do 'they' mean 50 watts in music, RMS, peak(s) continuous, both channels driven e.t.c, e.t.c? For what it's worth, my guesstimate would be around 20-25 watts continuous RMS both channels driven. Maybe one day i'll actually measure it with 4, 8 and 16 ohm loads! Anyway, to sum it up, these amps can still be bought for small money, and (i think) represent very good value for money, there are far worse amps out there! The Technics SU-X301 won't power a discotheque, but for home HiFi it's a very good little amplifier that shouldn't cause you either headache or ear-fatigue........unless you WANT it to! Assuming you don't pay an inflated price for one, it should satisfy most folk. Although i currently 'use' a TEAC, i could and have lived quite happily with the Technics 301!
Thanks for reading, happy listening,