Technics ST-G30 Hi-Fi Music Server


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Music Server ST-G30

Hi-Fi music server
engineered to deliver high-quality sound and a premium user experience for
network audio.

Bit-Perfect Ripping

During CD ripping,
if there are uncorrectable errors due to marks or scratches on the CD, ST-G30
determines the size of the error, performs a read retry in an attempt to read
the correct data. If the retry still results in an error, the ST-G30 notifies
the listener with an alert.

  •  Notifies by flagging the location of
    data interpolated by the drive. 

           (Read speed is 20x CAV: Constant angle velocity)

Concept of Bit-Perfect Ripping2

  •  Performs a read retry at the error
    generating location . 

           Reconstructs data stream using correctly read data.

  •  Comparative verification using Audio
    Track hash value library.

Concept of Bit-Perfect Ripping2

Recording and playback of content on this (or any other) device may require
permission from the copyright owner. Panasonic has no authority to and does not
grant you that permission and explicitly disclaims any right, ability or
intention to obtain such permission on your behalf. It is your responsibility
to ensure that your use of this or any other device complies with applicable
copyright law in your country.

Low Noise USB Transfer

In the case of music
data streamed over a network, the decoding process performed by the player and
the fluctuation of voltage caused by the packet processing load, etc., can
cause jitter. The ST-G30 can connect to a USB-DAC device via the USB output and
perform the decoding process, thus reducing the processing load in the player
and achieving data transmission with minimal jitter.

*This function is
guaranteed only for Technics products.

Concept of Low Noise USB Transfer

Separate and Stable Power Supply

The power supply
output is divided into three feeds, one each for the SSD drive data block,
USB-Audio output block, and control and display block, to lower the mutual
noise effect among blocks. A large capacitor array is used for the SSD drive
block, which requires a power supply capability with high tracking performance
for peak current. The USB-Audio output block, which demands a clean power
supply, is equipped with a stabilised circuit and large-capacity electrolytic

Concept of Separate and Stable Power Supply

Digital Noise Isolation Architecture

Each digital
interface line is isolated. In addition to separating the power supply for the
import/backup USB, LAN, and SSD, a power conditioner is provided for each. This
reduces the effect of noise generated mutually from the other blocks. A common
mode filter and large-capacity pulse transformer are also used for the LAN, to
decrease the effect of external noise.

Concept of Digital Noise Isolation Architecture

Optimally Activated Circuit System

Networks, USB
devices and drives can be sources of noise and degrade sound quality during
playback. The ST-G30 controls the SoC operation according to the mode and
reduces the CPU load to minimise noise generated inside the device during
playback to enhance the sound purity.

Custom-made, Anti-vibration SSD

An SSD with no
moving parts, hence no vibration or operating noise, has been specially
developed for the ST-G30. SSDs developed for ordinary PC applications often
prioritise light weight rather than considering vibration resistance. The SSD
developed for the ST-G30 provides a damper inside the aluminium case for
vibration reduction. The SSD case is also strengthened to reproduce sounds with
the highest accuracy. In addition by making the SSD removable, it can be easily
upgraded in the future.


Rigidly-Mounted Sheltered Drive

The optical drive,
which generates rather large rotational vibration during operation, is enclosed
in a silent drive shelter to achieve quiet operation, and its drive base is
rigidly mounted at the centre of the casing to suppress vibration and noise.

High Rigidity Metal Double Chassis

The High-Rigidity
Metal Double Chassis features a steel-plate inner chassis and a steel-plate
outer chassis to reduce vibration and noise that degrade the purity of the
sound. To support heavy parts and components and lower the centre of gravity
for improved stability, the inner chassis is made of a 1.2-mm-thick plate. The
bottom surface of the cabinet is a 2-mm-thick steel plate. This improves the
vibration damping performance and achieves a low centre of gravity. The front
panel is made of a 7-mm-thick aluminium plate, while the side panels are
2-mm-thick aluminium plates to resist the effects of electromagnetic noise. 

This not only achieves an elegant appearance, but also enhances the cabinet
vibration damping effect and ensures firm support of the chassis for increased

Cast Iron Insulator

The insulator is
made of cast iron with high rigidity and an excellent damping property. It
significantly reduces extraneous vibrations and external transmission of

Photo of ST-G30 cabinet structure

Easy Management of Your Digital Music Library Without
Having to Use a PC. Stress-free Musical Enjoyment.

Handle a Wide Range of Operations  from the Technics
Music App on Your Tablet or Smartphone

Using the Technics
Music App for tablet devices and smartphones allows easy operation of tasks
such as CD ripping, tag editing,* import/backup, USB-Audio playback, and
various settings. Music information can be sourced from the Internet and added
with Gracenote® for data that has been ripped from a CD. There’s no need for PC
tasks that distract you from listening to your music, so you enjoy easy,
comfortable operation.

Artist/Track No./Genre/Year/Era/Album Art.

DiXiM Media Server Software Customised for Audio Use

DiXiM Media Server
software has a long history in providing media server software. It has been
customised for audio use. In addition to being able to search by artist and
album you can quickly and easily go to the track you want. The software
features a wide range of navigation features, such as codecs, recently added
tracks, recently played tracks, and most-played tracks. It also displays album
art on the app without any restrictions on resolution.

Choose the Ripping Format and Level That You Like

Choose either
uncompressed WAV or lossless compression FLAC format for your CD ripping. FLAC
even lets you choose the compression level (0-8). Adding tag information to
ripped WAV format files is also supported.

11.2-MHz DSD and Other High-res Formats Supported

In addition to
high-res formats like WAV, AIFF, FLAC, and ALAC, DSD distribution is supported.
For USB-Audio output, formats go up to 384-kHz/32-bit PCM and 11.2-MHz DSD.

Detachable Storage Mechanism

In response to the
future storage requirements, the internal SSD drive can be changed for one with
a larger capacity.

*Recommended SSD:
Intel(R) SSD DC S3510 Series

*Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries

Photo of ST-G30 rear

Automatic Download from Technics TRACKS

This function links
up with Technics TRACKS to automatically download high-res music that you’ve
purchased on your smartphone or other source to the integrated SSD. This adds
to your musical enjoyment without having to use a PC.

*Technics TRACKS can
be used in the UK, Germany, and Canada. (as of January 2016)

Additional information

Weight 0.00000000 lbs

Noiseless Signal Technology
Low Noise USB Transfer
Silent SSD
Digital Noise Isolation Architecture
Optimally Activated Circuit System
Bit-Perfect Ripping
Rigidly-Mounted Sheltered Drive
High Rigidity Metal Double Chassis
Technics Definitive Design
High Rigidity Aluminium Cabinet
Symmetric Structure
G30SSD 512 GB Built-in
Form Factor
2.5 inch
Serial ATA 6Gbps
Supported Disc / Supported Format
CD, CD-R, CD-RW (8 cm, 12 cm) / CD-DA
USB-Audio Output
USB Audio Class Specification
USB Audio Class 2.0, Asynchronous Mode
Support Codec
DSDYes (2.8224 MHz, 5.6448 MHz, 11.2896 MHz)
PCMYes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz / 16, 24, 32 bit)
DLNA Support Codec
WAVYes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz / 16, 24 bit)
FLACYes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz / 16, 24 bit)
DSDYes (2.8224 MHz, 5.6448 MHz, 11.2896 MHz)
AIFFYes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz / 16, 24 bit)
ALACYes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz / 16, 24 bit)
AACYes (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz / 16-320 kbps)
WMAYes (32, 44.1, 48 kHz / 16-320 kbps)
MP3Yes (32, 44.1, 48 kHz / 16-320 kbps)
USB Import / Backup
USB 3.0 SuperSpeed
DC 5 V Max 900 mA
USB Mass Storage Class
Format: FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS
Media Server
DiXiM Media Server
Automatic download from music download service
Yes (Technics Tracks)
Ethernet Interface
LAN (1000 Base-T / 100 Base-TX / 10 Base-T)
Power Supply
AC220-240 V, 50 Hz / 60 Hz
Power Consumption
29 W
Dimensions (W x H x D)
430 x 98 x 391 mm
G30Approx. 11 kg
G30LApprox. 10.9 kg
AC Cord, Owner's Manual


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