| Technics SB-G600 front speakers |
-:®:- White Superbass 12" woofer -:®:- tweeter diffuser guide
-:®:- Walnut veneer
-:®:- 70W RMS power with 150W maximum -:®:- 90 dB / 1W efficiency
Purchased as backup for my two custom designed NRP subwoofers which use this same Superbass white woofer. The G600s feature square midrange and tweeter drivers and plastic waveguide tweeter grilles.
At F&P we performed listening tests as part of the manufacturing process. If there was a crossover fault, or an out-of-phase speaker connection, or any minor fault, then this would easily be detected by listening or from the printed speaker response graphs. Bass is the strong point of this design - the woofer is light and springy which gives fast bass response and with twin ports there is ample room coupling.
Placement is important to avoid boominess - just raise the speakers off the floor : 6 - 10 inches [ 20cm ]
This pair have a custom black plinth added for this purpose.
Sound quality is very involving and immediate without being too squawky - this tells you that the crossover and woofer / mid / tweeter transitions are well controlled. By that we mean that the various crossover components divide the sound spectrum to each speaker without undue phase shifts and correctly for each driver characteristic.
The walnut veneer cabinets are light as well - but don't be fooled though - this model is springy, efficient and yet can take 150W input power for a nominal 70W RMS rating
Some minor cosmetic issues: several small holes in the grille cloth, splash spot marks on the white woofer paper and one Technics badge broken but hardly noticeable.
SOLD April 2008 by phone from Oldies but Goodies to Kerikeri