TEAC TN-550 & TN-570 Turntables
TEAC TN-550 & TN-570 Turntables

Clear Acrylic Platter, Marble-Textured Base

Both named Everything Audio Network’s “Product of the Year” in 2016, the TEAC TN-550 and TN-570 belt-drive turntables offer style, performance, and the analog sound audiophiles know and love. The dual-material chassis combines artificial marble and high-density MDF to ensure a high feedback margin and crystal-clear sound. Made of clear acrylic resin, the full-size platter shines beautifully and suppresses unwanted sympathetic vibrations. And for high-precision rotation in this sleek cabinet design, the power train uses a cogging-free belt drive with a Platter Rotation Sensing Servo System (or PRS3). The TN-570 model adds a built-in phono preamp and analog-to-digital converter, allowing you to easily convert your archive to 48kHz/16-bit digital audio to your PC via USB.

Note: At checkout, choose the TN-550 model (base price) or the TN-570 model (+ $200). This drop is limited to 134 units.

TEAC TN-550 & TN-570 Turntables
TEAC TN-550 & TN-570 Turntables
TEAC TN-550 & TN-570 Turntables

Model Options

TN-550
TN-570 (+ $200)

Features

  • Cogging-free belt drive with PRS3
  • Electric-controlled speed selector
  • Clear acrylic platter
  • High-precision spindle and anti-static, carbon-coated base
  • Large torque motor with floating structure
  • Flat-type belt
  • Dual-layer chassis
  • Honeycomb-shaped bottom case
  • Height-adjustable feet
  • Newly designed tone arm with anti-skating mechanism
  • Gold-plated RCA pin jacks for phono audio output
  • MM-type cartridges by Audio-Technica
  • Detachable dust cover
  • Built-in phono equalizing amplifier (TN-570 only)
  • Optical/USB digital and phono/line analog outputs (TN-570 only)

Specs

  • Belt Drive
  • Motor: DC motor
  • Speed: 33–1/3 rpm, 45 rpm
  • Servo system: PRS3 (Platter Rotation Speed Servo System)
  • Rotation detection precision: Less than +/– 0.05% (at 33–1/3 rpm)
  • Wow and flutters: 0.1%
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: More than 67 dB (A-weighted, 20kHz LPF)
  • Platter material: Acrylic
  • Platter size: Full size (300 mm diameter, 16 mm thickness)
  • Platter weight: Approx. 1.4 kg / 3.1 lbs

Tone Arm Section

  • Type: Static balanced S-shape tone arm (height adjustable)
  • Effective arm length: 223 mm
  • Overhang: 18 mm
  • Tracking error: Less than 3 degrees
  • Stylus pressure range: 0 to 5 g
  • Supported cartridge weight: 15 to 23 g (incl. headshell)
  • Height adjust range: Approx. 6mm
  • Anti-skating adjustment: Supported

Cartridge Section

  • Type: MM-type (equivalent to audio-technica AT100E)
  • Output voltage: 4.5 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/sec.)
  • Stylus pressure: 1.4 g +/– 0.4 g
  • Cartridge weight: 6.5 g +/- 0.2 g
  • Headshell weight: 10 g (incl. screw, nuts, and wires)

Analog Output: TN-550

  • Connector: RCA pin x 1 pair (gold-plated)
  • Output voltage: 4.5 mV (+/- 3dB)

Analog Output: TN-570

  • Connector: RCA pin x 1 pair (gold-plated)
  • Output voltage: Phono/line switchable
  • Phono output mode: 4.5 mV (+/- 3 dB)
  • Line output mode: 230 mV (–13 dBV)

Phono EQ Amplifier Section: TN-570

  • Amplifier type: MM-type (On/Thru switchable)

Digital Outputs: TN-570

  • USB output, connector: USB B-type x 1 (DC 5V 500mA Bus-power supply required from PC)
  • USB output, signal format: PCM, 8k / 11.025k / 16k / 22.05k / 32k / 44.1k / 48kHz, 16bit
  • USB output, compatible OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, OS X Lion (10.7), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8), OS X Mavericks (10.9), OS X Yosemite (10.10), OS X El Capitan (10.11), Mac OS Sierra (10.12)
  • Optical output, connector: TOS-link x 1
  • Optical output, signal format: PCM (S/PDIF), 48k / 96k / 192kHz, 24bit
  • Optical output, output level: -21.0 to -15.0dBm

Additional Specs

  • Operation power: AC 100 to 240V 50/60Hz
  • Power consumption: 1.5W (0.5W at Standby)
  • Overall dimensions: 430 x 131.5 x 355mm / 16.9" x 5.2" x 14.0 (W x H x D, incl. protrusions)
  • Weight: Approx. 9.0kg / 19.9 lbs.

Included

  • AC adapter (GPE053A-120050-Z)
  • EP adapter
  • Counter weight
  • Headshell
  • Cartridge
  • Acrylic platter
  • Dust cover
  • Hinges x 2
  • Pulley cover
  • Flat
  • Belt
  • Washers x 4
  • Hex wrench
  • RCA audio cable with GND terminals
  • Owner's manual

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Aug 7, 2017 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.

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