The R1 Reference class is a prestigious system Technics holds their highest standard to. This was the missing piece of their ultimate system, and now it’s available to the public. The built-in network playback circuit uses Jitter-Elimination Noise-shaping optimization to both cancel jitter and background noise. 100 watts per channel into 4 ohms performs high-speed switching with minimal loss, providing clearer sound. All this coupled with a low-distortion power supply provides an excellent, simple-to-navigate network playback option. Hi-res format support all around with various digital and analog inputs available.