I'd swear the guy who sold me a new Technics receiver in 1975 pronounced it tech-niks. In any event, it appears I too have been saying it wrong for 40+ years. Not sure how much it matters, though.I have been pronouncing it incorrectly, it seems, for more than 40 years.
That's what I called it -- heh, still do.Was I the only person in North America saying "Tech-neeks"? It never occurred to me that it was otherwise, but I may have first heard it from one of my sister's boyfriends who was a hi-fi dealer when I was a kid. Why didn't she marry that guy? He was cool. First person to play me a CD.