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TEAC Reference Series AG-H600NT

AM/FM/Internet-Radio receiver with built-in Wi-Fi®

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Our take on the TEAC Reference Series AG-H600NT

by Marshall Chase
TEAC

The sound solution for the less-is-more movement

On one hand, you want something that sounds much better than an iPod® or Bluetooth® speaker. On the other hand, you want something less complex than a surround sound system. You'll find your sweet spot in a stereo receiver. In addition to being easy to set up and use, many now offer Internet radio and other network music options. Add your music source and two speakers, and you're ready to relax and enjoy your tunes. You might even connect your TV for improved sound with movies and shows.

A stereo receiver for the 21st century
TEAC's Reference Series AG-H600NT goes way beyond what most people expect from a stereo receiver. Once it's connected to your broadband Internet service, you can listen to over 12,000 Internet radio stations with genres ranging from the cool jazz sounds of New York and Paris to the meditative beats of Bali. All subscription free. And of course, your favorite over-the-air radio stations play beautifully as well. Spin some discs on your turntable or CD player or add an optional TEAC iPod® dock to the mix. Then just sit back and enjoy your music.

High-quality parts and construction help every musical detail shine through
The first thing you'll notice about the 'H600NT is its heft. Fifteen pounds of muscle from a less-than-fullsize footprint.The 'H600NT has a nearly seamless finish, inside and out, and machined metal knobs that feel solid to the touch. The amplifier's 75 watts per channel actually sound like more thanks to the rock-steady toroidal power supply.

What we heard — a recipe for an amazing system
Take the 'H600NT. Add a pair of PSB Image towers. Top it off with TEAC's award-winning PD-H600 CD player and you'll have a system sure to please. This was the setup we heard in our training room. One cut from a locally recorded acoustic trio nearly transformed our old install bay into a hallowed listening hall. It was almost as if the artists had just sat down to jam at the front of the room.

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Highlights:

  • 75 watts x 2 into 8 ohms (1 kHz)
  • Internet-ready with Ethernet port or Wi-Fi® streaming from your computer and Internet radio stations (broadband service required)
  • works with 802.11b/g wireless standards
  • iPod® integration with optional TEAC dock)
  • 60 AM/FM presets
  • Radio Data System (RDS) capability showing broadcast embedded text for FM stations (where available)
  • 4 analog audio inputs (including MM phono), 1 analog output
  • binding post speaker connectors
  • headphone jack
  • detachable power cord
  • sleep timer
  • remote control
  • 11-7/16"W x 4"H x 13-3/4"D
  • weight: 15 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Features and Specs
General
Stereo RMS Power (watts)
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60
THD in Stereo
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0.1 %
Frequency Bandwidth (stereo)
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1k Hz
FM Sensitivity
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Not Given
Signal To Noise Ratio
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110dB
Phono Signal to Noise Ratio
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70dB
iPod Controls
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iPod DAC Bypass
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AirPlay Compatible
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No
Internet Ready
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Yes
Wired or Wireless Network
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Both
DLNA Certified
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No
HD Radio Tuner
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No
Satellite Radio Ready
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No
Multi-Room
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No
Total Number of Zones
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1
Audio Dubbing
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Yes
Multibrand Remote Control
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No
Learning Remote
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No
On-Screen Display
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No
Width (inches)
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11-7/16
Height (inches)
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4-1/16
Depth (inches)
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14-3/4
Weight (pounds)
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15
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Inputs & Outputs
Headphone Output
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1/4"
USB Connections
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No
Phono Input
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1
Video Inputs
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None
Total Audio Inputs
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3
Digital Audio Inputs
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None
Preamp Outputs
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None
Speaker Output Pairs
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1
Product Research
What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Stereo/Network receiver
  • 76" AC power cord
  • W-LAN Antenna
  • RC-1181 Wireless remote control
  • 2 "AAA" Batteries
  • AM loop antenna
  • FM Wire antenna
  • 76" RCA Y-adapter
  • Owner's manual (English/ French/ Spanish)
  • Warranty information
  • Teac contact information
  • Network Music Player function information

Our Product Research Team

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Features
Connections
Specifications

Features

iPod Compatibility: The AG-H600NT is Made for iPod compliant when used with the optional DS-22 iPod Dock (item number 063DS22, sold separately). The iPod is controlled by the receiver's remote and the controls on the iPod also remain active, as does the iPod's display. The DS-22 has composite video and S-video outputs, so video and photos played on the iPod are displayed on a connected TV. iPod compatibility is as follows (as of October 2010):

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Media Type Control Display Charge
Audio Video Out Remote Control iPod Song Text Track Info
dock-connector 3rd N N N N N N N
click-wheel or color-display 4th Y N Y Y N N Y
mini 1st Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd Y N Y Y N N Y
video 5th Y Y Y Y N N Y
classic 80GB Y Y Y Y N N Y
120GB Y Y Y Y N N Y
160GB Y Y Y Y N N Y
nano 1st Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd Y Y Y Y N N Y
4th Y Y Y Y N N Y
5th Y Y Y Y N N Y
6th Y N N Y N N Y
touch 1st Y Y Y Y N N Y
2nd Y Y Y Y N N Y
3rd Y Y Y Y N N Y
4th Y N Y Y N N Y
iPhone 2G N N N N N N N
3G N N N N N N N
3GS N N N N N N N
4 N N N N N N N

Note: Apple iPod software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the device and your iPod to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or wait until an newer software update is available.

Tuner: The AM/FM tuner can store up to 30 AM and 30 FM presets.

Home Network Function: The AG-H600NT is equipped with an Ethernet port and wireless LAN antenna that let you connect the receiver to your home network (LAN) and to your broadband internet modem via your LAN. Once connected you can take advantage of these network functions:

  • Internet Radio: Internet radio refers to radio broadcasts distributed over the internet. Stations from around the world can be received and a favorites list created for easy recall. The AG-H600NT supports MP3, WMA, and RealAudio Internet radio content and allows you to search for stations by genre, location, station or podcast name, popular stations, and new stations. You can register your favorite stations at www.wifiradio-frontier.com using a computer.
  • Music Player: The music server function lets you stream audio files to the receiver from PCs in the same network; stream by Shared Media (Windows Media Player 11 or later required) or Shared Folders (available with Windows and Macintosh).

Tone Control: The tone controls offer +/-12 dB adjustments at three frequencies; 100 Hz (bass), 1 kHz (midrange), and 10 kHz (treble).

Tone Direct: The Tone Direct function bypasses the bass, midrange, and treble controls and offers the best sound quality; when engaged the signal to noise ratio is 110 dB, when disengaged it's 100 dB.

Record Out: The Aux input has a corresponding output (stereo RCA) for connecting a recording component; cassette deck, CD recorder, etc.

Subwoofer Out: A cable (76" long with stereo RCAs one end and mono RCA on the other) and instructions are included for connecting a powered subwoofer to the auxiliary output. The level of this output is fixed, so the subwoofer's volume control will have to be used along with the AG-H600NT's volume.

Dimmer: The display has three brightness settings; Bright, Dim, and Off.

Connections

Rear Panel:

  • Speakers: the speaker binding posts will accept spade connectors, single banana plugs, pin connectors, and bare wire up to 8 gauge; they are positioned too far apart to be used with dual banana plugs
  • Phono Input: stereo RCA input jacks and a signal ground post; compatible with moving magnet phono cartridges
  • CD: stereo RCA input jacks
  • Aux: stereo RCA input and output jacks; used for playback and recording
  • Power: AC input for use with included cord; polarized IEC C-14 jack (compatible with aftermarket polarized C-13 cord)
  • Antenna Input:
    • FM: threaded F-connector
    • AM: spring terminals
  • W-LAN: threaded terminal for use with included wireless LAN antenna
  • Ethernet: RJ-45 port for connection to wired LAN
  • System Connection: 3.5mm jack; system control available when used with the PD-H600 CD player
  • iPod: proprietary port for use with the optional DS-22 iPod dock

Front Panel:

  • Headphone: 1/4" headphone jack; speaker outputs are muted when headphones are plugged in (although the manual states otherwise)

Specifications

Specifications:

  • Continuous Power:
    • 60 watts x 2 into an 8Ω load, measured at 1 kHz with no more than 0.1% THD
    • 75 watts x 2 into a 4Ω load, measured at 1 kHz with no more than 0.1% THD
  • THD: 0.05% (1 kHz, 8Ω, 40 W)
  • Signal/Noise:
    • Phono: 70 dB
    • CD/Aux: 100 dB (110 dB with Tone Direct engaged)
    • FM: 70 dB (mono), 65 dB (stereo)
    • AM: 45 dB
  • Input sensitivity:
    • Phono: 2.8 mV/47 Ω
    • CD/Aux: 180 mV/47 kΩ
  • Ethernet Terminal: 10 Base-T
  • Wireless LAN:
    • System: IEEE 802.11 b/g
    • Security: WEP, WPA, WPA2
  • Best Frequency Response: 10 Hz-65 kHz (-3 dB)
  • Power Requirement: 120V AC 60Hz
  • Power Consumption: 50 watts (0.7 watts in standby)
 
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