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Technics EAH-F70N

The Technics brand, along with the brands Panasonic and National, were all originally sub-brands of the giant Japanese company Matsushita Electric Industrial, founded in 1918 by Konosuke Matsushita. In 2008, one hundred years after it was founded, the company changed its name to Panasonic Corporation in recognition of the fact that Panasonic was the name most recognised by consumers, and the one it used in most countries around the world to identify its distributors.

While the Panasonic brand was used on most consumer products, the company always reserved its ‘Technics’ brand name for its higher-quality audio products. Although abandoned for a while, the brand is now back with increasing depth, initially on the strength of the vinyl revival which prompted a revived and reimagined range of increasingly high-end direct-drive turntables, more recently joined by smart all-in-one wireless systems, and headphones — first DJ, now

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