Teac TN-550-CA/B Turntable (No Cartridge)

Teac TN-550-CA/B Turntable (No Cartridge)

Teac TN-550-CA/B Turntable (No Cartridge)

B&H # TETN550CAB MFR # TN-550-CA/B
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Product Highlights

  • Plays 33 1/3 and 45 rpm Vinyl Records
  • Belt-Driven Turntable
  • Static Balance, S-Shaped Tonearm
  • RCA Cables Included

Teac TN-550-CA overview

  • 1Description

Achieve near-direct-drive accuracy from a belt-drive system with the Teac TN-550-CA/B Turntable. Its PRS3 technology is designed to detect and adjust for minute changes in the platter rotation speed for a more accurate listening experience. It has a 2-speed design for playback of 33 1/3 and 45 rpm records and features a static balance, S-shaped, height-adjustable tonearm. RCA cables are included for instant connection to your hi-fi system.

Cogging-Free Belt Drive with Platter Rotation-Sensing Servo System (PRS3)
This drive system employs a PRS3 (Platter Rotation Speed Servo System) designed to detect minute changes of the platter rotation speed by using a contactless optical sensor settled at the spindle base that controls motor speed after calculation by an on-board microcomputer. This enables the belt-drive mechanism to function with the precision normally found in direct drive turntables.

Cogging is a phenomenon in which the periodic attraction of the armature and rotor inside the motor is dependent on the rotation angle, resulting in a fine pulsing. For example, if you turn the axle of a motor with your fingers, you'll feel the rotation occurring in steps.
Electronically Controlled Speed Selector
The speed selector employs an electronically controlled speed-changing mechanism between 33 1/3 and 45 rpm, which does not require changing the pulley to another one with a different diameter. A machined-aluminum EP adapter is included for use with certain 45 rpm records
Clear Acrylic Platter
The 0.6"-thick, full-size platter made of acrylic resin is designed to suppress unwanted sympathetic vibrations.
High-Precision Spindle and Anti-Static, Carbon-Coated Base
By applying carbon coating to the spindle bearing, hardness is increased and electrification is controlled, providing enhanced static electricity performance.
Large Torque Motor with a Floating Structure
Employing a rubber cushion, a large torque motor is settled to float when attached to the chassis. This is designed to suppress the transmission of vibrations from the motor to the chassis.
Flat-Type Belt
A flat belt is employed to transmit energy to the motor drive. It is also designed to be quiet and provide increased durability.
Chassis with Dual-Layer Structure
The cabinet employs artificial marble with high-density MDF. By combining different materials in a two-layer structure, this design abates their inherent resonant frequencies and realizes a clear sound, allowing music to come out vividly from your records. The weight of the artificial marble yields a total weight of 19.9 lb. While it has a rigid structure, it is also designed to assure a high feedback margin.
Honeycomb-Shaped Bottom Case
The bottom cover employs a honeycomb pattern designed to prevent unwanted sympathetic vibrations.
Height-Adjustable Feet
The four machined-aluminum feet can have their heights adjusted independently, allowing the turntable to be set up on surfaces that are not flat. In addition, cushioned rubber is used between where the feet are installed and the body of the unit to suppress the feedback of sound to the cabinet.
Anti-Skating Mechanism
The static-balanced, S-shaped tonearm features enhanced flexibility. You can adjust the tone-arm height optimally for the shell and cartridge you are using. Also, PC-Triple C conductor cables are employed for the tone-arm cable so that the phono signal captured by the needle from the vinyl record is transmitted with augmented quality. PC-Triple C stands for "Pure Copper-Continuous Crystal Construction" and is designed to allow signals to flow smoothly by eliminating signal obstructions.
Gold-Plated RCA Pin Jacks for Phono Audio Output
A pair of RCA pin jacks are employed on the back panel to deliver phono-level output.
Detachable Dust Cover
Remove the dust cover from the unit if you'd like to watch your record spin.
In the Box
Teac TN-550-CA/B Turntable (No Cartridge)
  • EP Adapter
  • Counter Weight
  • Headshell
  • Acrylic Platter
  • Dust Cover
  • 2 x Hinges
  • Pulley Cover
  • Flat Belt
  • 4 x Washers
  • Hex Wrench
  • RCA Audio Cable with GND Terminals
  • AC Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Teac TN-550-CA specs

    Speeds 33 1/3, 45 rpm
    Motor DC motor
    Drive Mechanism Belt drive
    Servo PRS3 (Platter Rotation Speed Servo System)
    Rotation Speed Variation: <±0.05% at 33 1/3 rpm
    Wow and Flutter 0.1%
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio >67 dB (A-weighted, 20 kHz LPF)
    Turntable Platter Material: Acrylic
    Diameter: 12" (300 mm)
    Thickness: 0.6" (16 mm)
    Weight: Approximately 3.1 lb (1.4 kg)
    Tonearm Type Static balance, S-shape, height-adjustable
    Effective Arm Length 8.8" (223 mm)
    Overhang 0.7" (18 mm)
    Tracking Error Angle <3°
    Needle Pressure Range 0 to 5 g
    Cartridge Weight Supports cartridges weighing 0.5 to 0.8 oz (15 to 23 g), including headshell

    Cartridge sold separately

    Height Adjustment Range 6 mm
    Anti-skating Adjustment Supported
    Connectors 1 x stereo RCA gold-plated audio output
    Output Voltage 4.5 mV ±3 dB
    Physical Specifications
    Pedestal Artificial marble and MDF
    Power Requirements 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Power Consumption Active: 1.5 W
    Standby: <0.5 W
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 16.9 x 5.2 x 14" (430 x 131.5 x 355 cm)
    Weight (Approximate) 19.9 lb (9 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 27.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.6 x 17.9 x 8.5"

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