Teac AI-501DA-S Integrated Amplifier with USB Streaming (Silver)

Teac AI-501DA-S Integrated Amplifier with USB Streaming (Silver)

Teac AI-501DA-S Integrated Amplifier with USB Streaming (Silver)

No Longer Available
Man Behind Layer

B&H $1000 Giveaway

Share your most-wanted item with friends & family for chances to win a $1000 B&H Gift Card. It's that easy!

1 new winner announced every week!
Limit 1 entry per day; Come back every day to increase your chance of winning!

Be sure to mention #BHWishList when you share!

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

Congrats to our winners so far — Mark P., Lauren K. & Daniel M.

Official Rules


NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The B&H $1,000.00 Giveaway (the "Giveaway" or "Sweepstakes") is void where prohibited by law and is sponsored by B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 ("Sponsor"). It is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook or Twitter in any way.

Entry Period/Methods of Entry. The Sweepstakes will run from on or about November 7, 2016 until on or about December 19, 2016 (the "Entry Period"). Entries received outside the Entry Period are void. Enter the Sweepstakes via either one of the following methods. (1) Share your most wanted item on Facebook or Twitter via the dedicated links found on the B&H Website (www.bhphoto.com); or (2) Mail a postcard (postmarked during the Entry Period) containing your name, address, phone number, and email address, and indicate the subject(s), if any, about which you are interested in receiving future emails from B&H (e.g. photo, video, audio, computers, home theater, portable entertainment ) (optional) to: B&H $1,000.00 Giveaway, c/o B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 (either option, an "Entry"). Entries must not, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Entries deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Entries owned by a third party, or the use of any trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, or products owned by a third-party are not acceptable for entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit 1 entry per person, per day.

Winner Selection/Prizes/Odds. The B&H Social Team will randomly select a winner from among all eligible entries every Monday during the Entry Period, for a total three (3) winners (each a "Winner"). Each Winner will receive a B&H Gift Card pre-valued in the amount of $1000.00. No cash or other substitutions will be offered. Winner selection is in the sole and absolute discretion of the B&H Social Team. Any taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners will be notified and receive their prize to the e-mail address associated with the account to which their Entry was posted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Identity of Winners/Eligible Participants. Winners will be identified by the e-mail account associated with the Facebook or Twitter account from which their Entry was submitted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. An e-mail account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such e-mail account by the internet access or online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with such e-mail account. Any issues regarding the identity of a Winner shall be resolved by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Sweepstakes is only open to residents of the United States that are at least eighteen (18) years of age on their entry date and is not open to employees of Sponsor, their immediate family, any person domiciled with such employees, or any affiliates or subsidiaries of Sponsor.

Entry Ownership/Entrant Agreements. Entrants retain full ownership and copyrights to their Submission. However, by entering the Sweepstakes entrants grant Sponsor permission to use their Entries for promotional purposes on their respective social media channels with proper credit. Entrants also agree: (a) to be bound by these Official B&H $1,000.00 Giveaway Rules; (b) that any claims related to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action and that awards, shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in entering the Sweepstakes, and shall not include incidental or consequential damages or attorneys fees; and (c) that any actual or perceived ambiguities in these rules shall be interpreted by Sponsor in their sole discretion.

Limitation of Liability/Sponsor Modification/Cancellation Rights/ Choice of Law/ Venue/ Winners List. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete entries or for failure to receive entries due to technical failures or human error of any kind. Winners agree that Sponsor will have no responsibility for losses or damage of any kind resulting from the acceptance, possession, or use of the prizes. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's consent to the publication of his or her name by Sponsor in any media for commercial or promotional purposes without limitation or further compensation subject to Sponsor's respective Privacy Policies. Sponsor may modify or discontinue the Sweepstakes at any time and may disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it determines, in its sole discretion, to have attempted to or actually tampered with or otherwise abused any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Entrants agree that in the unlikely event a dispute arises in connection with this Sweepstakes, it will be governed by the laws of the State of New York and heard exclusively in a court of applicable jurisdiction in the County and State of New York irrespective of any choice of law provisions to the contrary. To receive names of the winners by U.S. mail, please mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., Attn: B&H $1,000.00 Giveaway, 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Any Winners List request must be received by B&H within one (1) year of the date the Sweepstakes is conducted.

Let us know how to reach you if you win!

Privacy 100% guaranteed; email address for contact purposes only


Already have a B&H account? Just log in tomorrow to enter again!

  • 1Description

The silver AI-501DA-S Integrated Amplifier with USB Streaming from TEAC features 192 kHz USB digital audio inputs and low power consumption of 55W. The BurrBrown PCM5102 D/A Converter, USB connectivity, Class-D ABLETEC Norway Amplifier, and a toroidal-core power transformer included with this amplifier make it a key component for the 501 series or any other 2-channel audio system.

Integrated Class-D Amplifier by ABLETEC, Norway
With high-quality sound and high output power but low power consumption, the ALC0180 Digital Power Amplifier module, manufactured by ABLETEC, Norway, complements the AI-501DA-S Amplifier. Delivering a maximum of 90 + 90W output power at a maximum 55W power consumption, users are able to enjoy powerful sound. Furthermore, this next generation integrated amplifier consumes only 10W in the idling mode and 0.2W in the power-saving standby mode.
Fully Digital Path via USB Cable allows 192 kHz High-Resolution Audio Playback
Just connecting a USB cable between any Mac / Windows PC and the AI-501DA-S Amplifier, a variety of audio formats can be transferred in a fully digital manner. Once the driver software is installed, your playlist iTunes or Windows Media Player becomes a part of your high-quality audio system. This allows 24-bit / 192 kHz data transfer that reduces jitter noises while the digital data travels along the USB cable.
BurrBrown PCM5102 D/A Converter for a Variety of Digital Sources
The AI-501DA-S Amplifier employs the BurrBrown PCM5102 D/A Converter, allowing 32-bit processing across the USB audio input, and optical and coaxial digital inputs. The parts were carefully selected for analog circuits. The unit utilizes high-quality operational amplifiers and electrolytic capacitors.
Large Capacity Toroidal-Core Power Transformer
An over-sized toroidal-core power transformer helps deliver good sound without sacrificing energy efficiency and the unit's compact dimensions. Conventional diodes produce rectification noise that negatively affects the sound of other units. To combat this, TEAC has installed Schottky Barrier Diodes to supply a cleaner internal current and reduce rectification noise.
High-Quality Headphone Output Processed by an Exclusive Operational Amplifier on Each Channel
The AI-501DA-S Amplifier is also designed for headphone and speaker listening. An exclusive operational amplifier is employed on each channel.
No Cooling Fan for Quiet Operation
To reach both goals of attaining high performance and compact dimensions, TEAC carefully arranged the inner workings to eliminate the need of a noisy cooling fan, thereby eliminating the signal to noise ratio and ensuring good quality audio playback. There are 2 parameters that conflict with efficient heat dissipation: the circuit design and chassis design. After careful strategy, effective placement of potential heat-generating components allows this high-performance compact amplifier to operate without a cooling fan.
A Full-Metal Construction and Small Footprint for Any Desktop Set-Up
The front, side, and top panels are made of aluminum and attached to a robust steel chassis. These heavy parts eliminate vibrations and allow all internal circuits to always perform under stable conditions. An A4-size body allows users to place the unit in small spaces. It defines a new standard that fits all modern interior with a space-saving design.
Large Number Input / Output Allow Users to Integrate a Full-Scale Hi-Fi System
The AI-501DA-S Amplifier provides sufficient number of audio inputs allowing users to integrate full-scale hi-fi systems with both existing and future expansions. The device is equipped with 2 optical inputs and 1 coaxial input, along with 2 analog (2 stereo) audio inputs. A set of large biding post-speaker terminals accommodates high-grade speaker cables up to the AWG8 grade. A detachable AC cable with a 3-polar socket allows the user to upgrade to a high-grade AC cable.
Well-Designed User Interface
A firm-torqued volume with a machined aluminum knob and toggle-type main power switch gives the user assured operation. The remote control with aluminum facial gives the unit an elegant appearance and precise volume control, paces of approximately 1.5 dB. Dual analog meters with dimmable backlight contribute to the musical atmosphere.
Additional Features
  • 90W / channel of output power (at 4Ω impedance)
  • Supports up to 24-bit / 192 kHz USB audio input, 24-bit / 192 kHz coaxial S/PDIF digital audio input, and 24-bit / 96 kHz optical S/PDIF digital audio input
  • Internal 32-bit processing on the BurrBrown PCM5102 D/A Converter
  • Toroidal-core power transformer
  • Schottky Barrier Diodes for power supply circuits
  • Full-metal body
  • Dual analog level meters with dimmable backlight
  • Headphone amplifier that employs 2 operational amplifiers
  • 1x USB audio input
  • 2 optical S/PIDF digital inputs, 1 coaxial S/PDIF digital input, and 2 RCA analog line inputs
  • Screw-type speaker terminals (AWG8 compatible)
  • Headphone out
  • Aluminum-weighted volume knob
  • Remote control
  • 3-Polar AC socket with a detachable AC cable
In the Box
Teac AI-501DA-S Integrated Amplifier with USB Streaming (Silver)
  • AC Cable
  • AC Plug Adapter (3P-2P)
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AAA Battery
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on Parts & Labor
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Maximum Output Power 90 + 90 W (4 Ω, 20 to 20 kHz) / 45 + 45 W (8 Ω, 20 to 20 kHz)
    Output Power Rated: 60 + 60 W (4 Ω, 20 to 20 kHz) / 30 + 30 W (8 Ω, 20 to 20 kHz)
    Impedance Supported: 4 to 8 Ω
    Total Harmonic Distortion 0.05% (1 kHz, 4 Ω, 55 W)
    Line In 100 dB (IHF-A)
    Frequency Range 10 Hz to 60 kHz (-3 dB)
    Digital Audio Inputs
    Coaxial 1 x RCA jack (0.5 Vpp / 75 Ω)
    Sampling Frequency 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
    Bit Rates 16- / 24-bit
    Optical 2 x Optical digital connectors (-24.0 to -14.5 dBm peak)
    Sampling Frequency 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz
    Bit Rates 16- / 24-bit
    USB 1 x type B connector (USB 2.0 compliant)
    Sampling Frequency 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
    Bit Rates 16 / 24-bit
    Analog Audio Outputs
    RCA 2 x XLR jack pair
    Nominal Input Level -10 dBV
    Maximum Input Level 6 dBV
    Headphone Output
    Connector Standard 6.3 mm stereo jack
    Maximum Output Level 50 + 50 mW or more (32 Ω, THD+N 0.1%)
    Power Supply 120 VAC, 60 Hz
    Power Consumption 55 W (Maximum)
    10 W (Idling mode)
    0.2 W (Power-saving standby mode)
    Operating Temperature 41 to 95˚F (5 to 35˚C)
    Operating Humidity 5 to 85% (no condensation)
    Storage Temperature -4 to 131˚F (-20 to 55˚C)
    Overall Dimensions (WxHxD) 11.4 x 3.2 x 10.4" (290.0 x 81.2 x 264.0 mm)
    Net Weight 8.81 lb (4.00 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 11.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.0 x 14.0 x 8.0"

    Teac AI-501DA-S Integrated Amplifier with USB Streaming (Silver) Review

    Be the first to review this item
    See any errors on this page? Let us know.