Released in the 1980s and early 1990s, the Technics SA-180 is a stereo receiver manufactured in Japan by the Panasonic Corporation. Panasonic has been building audio equipment under the Technics brand since the late 1960s.
The SA-180 is a rectangular-shaped receiver built for desktop, bookshelf, cabinet or any application that allows it to lie flat. It is housed in a durable black metal casing powered by an alternating current (AC) power cord, which came with the receiver at the time of manufacture.
The Technics SA-180 is capable of putting out up to 70 watts of power to a total of two speakers. Internally it is powered by semiconductors. The unit can receive radio signals on broadcast (BC), AM or FM bands. It has 35 watts RMS per channel at 8 ohms. Speakers were sold separately.
The SA-180 features auxiliary, tape and phono inputs. It also has one tape output. On the front of the unit is a digital display as well as a variety of manual controls and meters, the latter of which allows users to monitor the strength of the signals being received. There is also a headphone output on the front of the unit.