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  • AI-303Integrated Amplifier & DAC

    (German) TEAC AI-303 in test: Mini amp with maxi equipment

    When it comes to audiophile sound in a small space, the Teac AI-303 should be at the top of the list. It combines a cutting-edge D/A converter with transparent sound in a compact, quality package."

    Bernhard Rietschel, 04/06-2023

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  • AP-505Stereo Power Amplifier

    (Dutch) REVIEW TEAC NT-505-X AND AP-505: HOW MINI MAXI PERFORMS - 4.5/5

    The display quality of this TEAC combination will surprise many in the living room and the minimal dimensions, in addition to the low heat development, mean that the two components do not stand out visually. In short, the NT-505-X and the AP-505 are recommended."

    René Van Es, 26/12-2021

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    (German) Testing the Teac UD-505-X and AP-505

    The AP-505 power amplifier is a small powerhouse with enormous control over the speaker. It sounds dynamic, brisk and makes pressure, but never gets too bold. It is also flexible thanks to two pairs of inputs as well as bi-amp and BTL operation . Very well made."

    Alexander Rose-Fehling, 21/02-2022

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  • AX-505

  • A-R630MK2

  • A-R650MK2

  • AD-850

  • AI-301DA

  • AI-503

  • AP-701Stereo Power Amplifier

    (German) Test: TEAC AP-701 & UD-701N - Stereo Power Amplifier / Amplifier & DAC / Network Player - 92%

    The flagship DAC/network player UD-701N is a real all-rounder. A large number of analog and digital connections and various wireless connection options make it very flexible and the ideal heart of a system. Sample rate upconversion and various DSD filters allow high-quality playback of digital signals."

    Simon Mendel, 05/08-2022

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    (Dutch) Review TEAC UD-701N and AP-701: Tough, luxury, convenience and quality - 5/5

    It is always nice to see that an extra investment actually pays off. Not only recognizable in construction and appearance, but more so when it comes to audio in the reproduction. After a very pleasant introduction to the products from the 505 series from TEAC, I am pleased to see that the 701 series goes a real step further."

    René Van Es, 06/03-2022

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    (German) Review TEAC UD-701N and AP-701: Tough, luxury, convenience and quality - 4.4/5

    With the new 701 device series, which currently consists of two components, TEAC is moving up a class in the league for high-quality component hi-fi with streaming capabilities. The Teac UD-701N streaming preamp and the AP-701 power amp combine traditional design virtues with the latest circuit technology and top-level sound. And that – viewed as a complete package – at a very competitive price."

    Frank Borowski, 03/03-2022

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  • AX-501

  • CP-P650

  • CD-RW890MK2

  • CG-10Master Clock Generator

    (German) Test: Teac NT-505-X & Teac CG-10M | DAC/Streamer, Masterclock

    I'm impressed by this compact and elegant device. Not only because it looks cool and is excellently processed, but because under the hood of the Teac NT-505-X there is really good-sounding digital technology, which makes a successful technology transfer from the much more expensive Esoteric devices noticeable."

    Jochen Reinecke, 24/02-2023

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    (Dutch) REVIEW: TEAC NT-505 DAC/NETWORK PLAYER AND CG-10M CLOCK GENERATOR - 4/5

    With the GC-10M, TEAC seems to be trying to make clock generators more mainstream. The reality is that they are only relevant to a part of the hi-fi audience. Partly because not all DACs are compatible, partly because good clocks simply cost a lot of money. In that sense, the GC-10M is still reasonably priced. A clock like this makes sense if your system is already playing at a high level. The TEAC CG-10M is then ready for you to provide just that little bit more tightness and definition."

    Jamie Bieseman, 29/04-2018

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  • LP-R650

  • MC-D800

  • NR-7CD

  • NT-505Network player & Preamplifier

    Music station with great ambitions - 4.5/5

    The Teac NT-505 gathers everything you need for technology to play everything you want from digital music, in one small cabinet. It does not matter if you are using Android, iPhone, PC or Mac, or if you have music on a hard disk or NAS. Or if you are a Tidal user. In addition, it sounds so good, that it would easily defend the price as a DAC alone."

    Geir Nordby, 09/05-2020

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    (Dutch) REVIEW: TEAC NT-505 DAC/NETWORK PLAYER AND CG-10M CLOCK GENERATOR - 4.5/5

    The NT-505 is a streaming DAC with many streaming options and a DA conversion that makes us very happy. Just like with the NR-7CD, we fall for the Velvet Sound of the AKM DAC chips used. It combines very nicely with some analytical or neutral amplifiers. And you can still fine-tune with the filters that are provided. The internal conversion from PCM to DSD also produces a nicer sound. Finally, Roon Ready compatibility and top-level Bluetooth streaming make the NT-505 a nice upgrade from the NT-503. The NT-505 keeps the promise of the Reference 500 series (once again): to offer a lot of hi-fi in a compact format."

    Jamie Bieseman, 29/04-2018

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  • NT-505-XNetwork player & Preamplifier

    (German) Teac NT-505-X in the test: sound giant in DIN A4 format - 8.5/10

    The NT-505-X sounds dynamic, precise and very musical. The processing is outstanding, the player can be connected and adjusted in many ways. "

    Bernhard Rietschel, 30/03-2023

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    (German) Test: Teac NT-505-X & Teac CG-10M | DAC/Streamer, Masterclock

    I'm impressed by this compact and elegant device. Not only because it looks cool and is excellently processed, but because under the hood of the Teac NT-505-X there is really good-sounding digital technology, which makes a successful technology transfer from the much more expensive Esoteric devices noticeable."

    Jochen Reinecke, 24/02-2023

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    (Dutch) Test: TEAC NT-505 X - network player / streamer & USB DAC - 81%

    The NT-505 X from TEAC is a compact USB DAC network player that has a lot to offer. Inside, the dual monaural circuit guarantees extremely clean signal conversion. Digital filters and up-conversion tease everything out of the digital signals. Due to its space-saving design and versatile connection options, it is also suitable for desktop use."

    Simon Mendel, 15/03-2022

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    (Dutch) REVIEW TEAC NT-505-X AND AP-505: HOW MINI MAXI PERFORMS - 4.5/5

    The display quality of this TEAC combination will surprise many in the living room and the minimal dimensions, in addition to the low heat development, mean that the two components do not stand out visually. In short, the NT-505-X and the AP-505 are recommended.

    René Van Es, 26/12-2021

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  • PD-301DAB

  • PE-505Phono preamplifier

    REVIEW: TEAC TN-5BB RECORD PLAYER IN COMBINATION WITH PE-505 PHONO STAGE (Dutch). 5/5

    TEAC surprised me with this high-quality combination of record player and phono stage. The TN-5BB and PE-505 together cost a significant amount, but you get what you pay for. This is how analog playback should work and sound in my opinion"

    Max Delissen, 02/07-2022

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    Test: TEAC PE-505 phono preamplifier – finally pushing vinyl to the limit (German). 95%

    Anyone who loves vinyl shouldn't neglect one of the most important components: the equalizer preamplifier. With the PE-505, Teac has brought out a real masterpiece. Not only does it look good in terms of design, it really gets the maximum out of every pickup. While it's not one of the most affordable phono preamps on the market, it's a must-buy for all true vinyl fans."

    Thomas Kirsche, 25/05-2021

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    Test Teac PE-505: phono stage for perfectionists (German). 4.7/5

    1600 euros is a proud price for a midi format device that only raises and equalizes phono signals to line level. On the other hand, something like that from the sister brand Esoteric can easily cost 10,000 euros - by the way, with the same patented spiked feet, the same Demag equipment and a clearly recognizable tonal relationship. I can only recommend the PE-505 - as a high-resolution, very universal, practice-friendly phono preamp with a price that is not yet completely out of reach."

    Bernhard Rietschel, 25/03-2021

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  • TN-175Entry level turntable

    Single test: Teac TN-175 (German). 4/5

    You can hardly expect more sound and comfort from a turntable in this price range. The Teac TN-175 plays properly, offers plenty of comfort thanks to the fully automatic system and even has a phono preamp on board. Teac TN-175: The perfect entry into the world of vinyl or a cheap playmate for the record collection from the attic."

    Max Delissen, 02/07-2022

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  • TN-180

  • TN-180-A3

  • TN-280

  • TN-280-A3

  • TN-3BHifi turntable

    TEST: TEAC TN-3B TURNTABLE - SMALL MASTERPIECE (German) - 92%

    With the TN-3B, Teac achieves a small masterpiece. In this way, several virtues are combined in the device. The record player is quickly mounted and offers excellent running smoothness without having to trump with mass. In addition, the AT-VM95E pickup in the existing tonearm combination proves to be a small miracle of sound. The internal phono EQ is just as enjoyable as the AD converter for digitizing records. If you are looking for a really good all-rounder for everyday use, you can grab it without thinking twice."

    Thomas Kirsche, 20/07-2020

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  • TN-400BTHifi Bluetooth turntable

    Test: TEAC TN-400BT – Wireless Vinyl Turntable (German) - 83%

    Especially considering its unbeatable price, TEAC's TN-400BT is the revelation of the year in the vinyl department. Its rock-solid processing promises longevity and is at the same time of timeless chic. In terms of sound, too, the market newcomer can absolutely compete with established sizes. Thumbs up!"

    Alex Roaser, 13/09-2017

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  • TN-4DHifi turntable

    (Swedish) Record players with RIAA Group test - 6.6/10

    The first impression was that Teac played with both drive and weight in the impact, but also with a blunter, a bit jumpy sound and narrower stereo feel. There was power and pulse, but not nearly the same openness and distinctive stereo sharpness as, for example, the Argon. It all depended on the pickup, which had muscle, but couldn't take the turns and open up the sound as much as, say, the AT-VM95. With that pickup, the player's tactful playing style also became even clearer, but the stereo image was also more spacious and the treble airier."

    Mats Meyer, H&M 12-2022

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    Review: TEAC TN-4D - Direct Drive Turntable, A/D Converter & USB Connection (German) - 5.6/6

    The elegant and well-made TEAC TN-4D record player offers an excellent basis for listening to records with its very quiet direct drive. With its drive and momentum, it inspires analogue fans. With the integrated MM phono preamplifier and A/D converter, TEAC delivers a well-equipped sound package. At the same time, the TEAC TN-4D offers a solid basis for better pickups, the qualities of which it is happy to demonstrate."

    Bernd Weber, 15/12-2019

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    Review: TEAC TN-4D - Turntable for beginners - 5/6

    You should not miss Teac’s useful turntable. It is well built, sounds nice – maybe too nice – but many like that the music is comfortable. You can get more life and impact elsewhere, but the Teac TN-4D is an interesting alternative, with a rock-solid and rich sound image, USB output and built-in phono stage, which has a great potential for really good sound from the record collection."

    Lasse Svendsen, 04/11-2019

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  • TN-5BBAudiophile turntable

    (Dutch) REVIEW: TEAC TN-5BB Record player in combination with PE-505 Phono stage - 4.5/5

    TEAC surprised me with this high-quality combination of record player and phono stage. The TN-5BB and PE-505 together cost a significant amount, but you get what you pay for. This is how analog playback should work and sound in my opinion"

    Max Delissen, 02/07-2022

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    TEAC TN-5BB Review – Introducing Balance - 10/10

    Beautifully built and finished Teac’s TN-5BB turntable was visually attractive, leveraging every little feature of these complex contraptions for maximum advantage – even its feet look good! The only thing missing was a flashing stroboscope. I found it lovely to use as well, the motorised arm lift/lower engineered to perfection, the plinth solid and steady."

    Binh Phan Duc, 7review. 06/12-2021

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    (German) Test: TEAC TN-5BB turntable Flagship or lightweight? - 91%

    You don't have to make any compromises with the flagship TEAC TN-5BB."

    Johannes Strom, 22/06-2021

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    (German) Test record player Teac TN-5BB: stony sovereignty - 4.5/5

    An artificial stone upper deck gives the Teac TN-5BB a cool, elegant feel, a tone arm based on the legendary Japanese model ensures precise scanning: The most elegant turntable that Teac is currently building meets strong competition in its price range - and can hold its own."

    Bernhard Rietschel, 09/04-2021

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  • UD-505USB DAC & Preamplifier

  • UD-505-XUSB DAC & Preamplifier

    (German) Test: TEAC AP-701 & UD-701N - Stereo Power Amplifier / Amplifier & DAC / Network Player - 92%

    The flagship DAC/network player UD-701N is a real all-rounder. A large number of analog and digital connections and various wireless connection options make it very flexible and the ideal heart of a system. Sample rate upconversion and various DSD filters allow high-quality playback of digital signals."

    Simon Mendel, 05/08-2022

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  • UD-701NNetwork DAC & Preamplifier

    (Swedish) TEAC - Four functions in one

    Best overall sound performance unsurprisingly Teac UD-701N, but not by a long shot. In descending order, we would spontaneously rank the sound quality of the headphone amplifier and preamplifier top with the built-in DAC just next and the digital player last."

    Jonas Bryngelsson, H&M 12-2022

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    (German) Test: TEAC AP-701 & UD-701N - Stereo Power Amplifier / Amplifier & DAC / Network Player - 92%

    The flagship DAC/network player UD-701N is a real all-rounder. A large number of analog and digital connections and various wireless connection options make it very flexible and the ideal heart of a system. Sample rate upconversion and various DSD filters allow high-quality playback of digital signals."

    Simon Mendel, 05/08-2022

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    (Dutch) Review TEAC UD-701N and AP-701: Tough, luxury, convenience and quality - 5/5

    It is always nice to see that an extra investment actually pays off. Not only recognizable in construction and appearance, but more so when it comes to audio in the reproduction. After a very pleasant introduction to the products from the 505 series from TEAC, I am pleased to see that the 701 series goes a real step further."

    René Van Es, 06/03-2022

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    (German) Review TEAC UD-701N and AP-701: Tough, luxury, convenience and quality - 4.3/5

    With the new 701 device series, which currently consists of two components, TEAC is moving up a class in the league for high-quality component hi-fi with streaming capabilities. The Teac UD-701N streaming preamp and the AP-701 power amp combine traditional design virtues with the latest circuit technology and top-level sound. And that – viewed as a complete package – at a very competitive price."

    Frank Borowski, 03/03-2022

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  • VRDS-701CD-player with preamplifier

    TEAC VRDS-701 review - 5/5

    If you still have a large collection of CDs and really want to hear exactly what is stored on them we can’t think of a better way to do it at this price level than this TEAC. It is superbly made and a real pleasure to use. "

    What Hi-Fi?, 23-10-2023

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    (Dutch) REVIEW TEAC VRDS-701 CD PLAYER: BEAUTIFUL PLAYER WITH IMPRESSIVE RUNNING GEAR - 4.5/5

    With the VRDS-701, TEAC has launched a fantastic CD player that is beautifully built around an impressive drive, and which also sounds sublime. The basic operation is simple, and with the manual included, the deeper menu settings - which you don't often need anyway - have no secrets. In terms of connections, there is actually nothing left to be desired, although the lack of a digital AES/EBU input is a small but not essential loss. The remote control is made of plastic and all buttons are the same size and have the same color. It is functional but perhaps could have been a little more luxurious and ergonomic."

    Max Delissen, 14-10-2023

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    (Italian) LETTORE DIGITALE: Teac VRDS-701

    CD fans seem to be asking the industry to come back with new and updated CD players, also in the light of the more powerful and versatile DACs available today! And TEAC responds with the VRDS-701, the device chosen to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the brand, released after the UD-701N, from which it inherits most of the electronics, both digital and analogue, but equipped with the CD transport instead of the mains player."

    Suono, Ocotber issue 2023

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    (German) Test: TEAC VRDS-701 | CD-Player, DAC

    The Teac VRDS-701 is a sophisticated CD player and DAC that will probably be the last purchase of this kind for many hi-fi fans: it plays in high resolution, lively, bright and tonally neutral to slightly brighter. That's why it probably appeals more to "analysis fans" who want to get every little bit of information from their silver discs than to those who give their music a shot of warmth. But even listeners who want to give their system a little more drive should give the Japanese, which is processed like a safe, a listen."

    Elmar Salmutter, 16/09-2023

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  • VRDS-701TCD-Transport

    (French) TEST: TEAC VRDS-701T, THE BEST CD TRANSPORT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE?

    If you have a CD collection and want to listen in detail to what's on each of your discs, we can't think of a better way to do it at this price point than with this TEAC CD transport."

    Pierre-Benoît Mendel, 02/11-2023

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  • W-1200

  • WS-A70