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Panasonic Ottava SC-C500 HiFi System Named a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree

Panasonic today announced that it has been named a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree for the OTTAVA SC-C500 HiFi System in the High Performance Home Audio/Video Product Category. With a SU-C501 CD Stereo Amplifier, powerful OTTAVA speakers and high-resolution audio support, the new all-in-one system offers a compact design and impressive audio quality. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 27 product categories. 

Featuring many of Technics’ innovative components, including the JENO Engine, LAPC and Battery Driven Clock Generator, the OTTAVA SU-C501 lets you enjoy music with the highest sound quality. The OTTAVA speaker system has two woofers designed to reduce cabinet vibrations, in addition to a spiral acoustic port design that delivers rich and powerful bass. The 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 designed to deliver crisp and accurate high-frequency sounds.

The new system gives consumers the ability to enjoy immersive sound on a range of devices. Whether you’re listening via high-res network audio, CD, USB memory device, USB-DAC or smartphone, control is easy and efficient via the latest Technics smartphone app.

“Panasonic is dedicated to constantly elevating the technology and design of our products and we are honored to have once again been recognized by the Consumer Technology Association,” said Julie Bauer, President, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company. “For years, the Technics brand has been synonymous with rich, high resolution audio. The OTTAVA HiFi system is able to deliver a powerful audio experience typically associated with significantly larger amplifiers to enhance the style of any home.”

The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, the producer of CES 2016, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

Panasonic’s OTTAVA SC-C500 HiFi System will be displayed at CES 2016, which runs January 6-9, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada. A selection of Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled New York, which features dozens of exhibitors and networking opportunities and runs 4:30-7:30 PM November 10 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York. 

Entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, how the design and innovation of the product directly compares to other products in the marketplace and unique/novel features present. Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting edge tech products and services coming to market. 

CES 2016 Innovation Honoree products are featured on, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, description, photo and URL.

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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, 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. 


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