The TEAC HD-1 is more than just another AM/FM clock radio — in addition to having a built-in dock for your iPod or iPhone, it also lets you explore the exciting world of HD Radio.

So what's HD Radio?
Many radio stations now broadcast in HD Radio — special digital-only signals — in addition to their regular analog AM or FM transmissions. HD Radio broadcasts are free, but they can only be received by radios with a built-in HD Radio tuner — like the HD-1. Because they're all-digital, HD Radio programs have a cleaner sound than regular analog broadcasts. And they can carry additional information that the HD-1 can display, such as song title, artist, and more.

iTunes® tagging
But there's another advantage to HD Radio. Like a song you're hearing on an HD Radio channel? You can tag it for later purchase through iTunes. Just press the "HD Tag" button, and the HD-1 saves the song information. When you dock your iPod to the HD-1, the information's transferred to the player's memory. The next time you sync your iPod, you'll see your tagged songs appear in a list in iTunes, ready to purchase and download.

Inputs and outputs
The HD-1 also has a video output, so you can connect it to a TV and enjoy photos and videos from your iPod on "the big screen." An auxiliary input lets you connect other kinds of portable audio devices for playback through the system's built-in stereo speakers.

Enjoy it all with great sound
The system features two full-range speakers, and rear-firing bass ports. You'll get clean, full sound from your system with nicely rounded bass.

From the review The TEAC HD-1 is A-OK
"When TEAC demo'd their new product line at Crutchfield a little while ago, the HD-1 got rave reviews from the attending employees — and some of them have been in the business long enough to have seen (and heard) it all."

— Ralph, Crutchfield Blog Editor and A/V Writer

Product Highlights:

  • AM/FM/HD Radio tuner with multi-casting reception and iTunes tagging
  • compatible with 160GB iPod classic, 6th generation iPod nano7reg;, 3rd generation iPod touch®
  • compatible with iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPhone 3GS
  • external AM and FM antenna input
  • 20 FM and 10 AM presets
  • backlit LCD display with adjustable brightness and contrast
  • 2 full-range speakers with rear-firing bass ports
  • composite video output (cable included)
  • stereo headphone mini-jack output
  • auxiliary stereo mini-jack input (cable included)
  • line-level auxiliary stereo output
  • selectable dual alarms — choose from FM or AM radio, docked iPod, HD Radio or electronic tone
  • remote control
  • 12-11/16"W x 4-3/8"H x 8-9/16"D
  • weight: 8.3 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • HD Radio receiver
  • Remote control (RC-1219)
  • CR2032 3V lithium battery
  • 4 iPod adapter inserts
  • Dipole FM wire antenna
  • AM loop antenna
  • 20" Stereo minijack cable
  • 40" Video cable (with a 3.5mm minijack connector on one end and a composite video connector on other end)
  • Owner's Manual
  • Consumer Audio Limited Warranty
  • Correction note

Product Research

Overview: The TEAC HD-1 is a tabletop clock radio with a built-in HD AM/FM tuner, an integrated iPod/iPhone dock, an a rear-panel auxiliary input. The TEAC HD-1 offers hi-fi stereo sound and even features a headphone output for private listening. The TEAC HD-1 employs a dual alarm system with snooze function. For added convenience, the HD-1 includes an IR wireless remote control.

Clock Radio Functions
Audio Features
HD Radio Tuner
iPod/iPhone Compatible
Audio Connections
Remote Control
Power Requirements

Clock Radio Functions

LCD Screen: The TEAC HD-1 is equipped with a 3-line, 3-inch (diagonal) LCD screen. The unit's LCD screen shows Clock display, EQ setting, and Source input.

Dimmer: You can change the front panel's display brightness in 4-steps.

12/24-Hour Clock: The TEAC HD-1's clock can be set to a 12-hour or 24-hour mode.

Calendar: The TEAC HD-1 also lets you set the month, date, and year.

Dual Alarms: The TEAC HD-1 features two separate alarms (Alarm 1/Alarm 2). You can choose to wakeup to the unit's integrated buzzer, built-in AM/FM tuner, or your docked iPod/iPhone. You can also set the alarm's volume level. The alarm will play for approximately 1 hour before automatically turning off.

Snooze: The unit's alarm can be temporarily turned off for 6 minutes at a time. You can use this function repeatedly during the 1 hour alarm cycle.

Sleep Timer: The HD-1 lets you go to sleep listening to your iPod/iPhone or the built-in FM radio for predetermined amount of time. You can adjust the sleep timer from 30, 45, 60, 75, 90, or 120 minutes. The HD-1 had an independent volume setting for the sleep mode, so you can adjust the volume without affecting the alarm volume.

Gradual Volume Increase/Decrease: The HD-1's playback volume will gradually increase up to your set volume when the unit is turned on by the programmed alarm. The Sleep Timer has a Gentle Sleep feature which gradually lowers the volume.

Audio Features

Stereo Sound: The TEAC HD-1 features two full-range drivers inside a bass-reflex enclosure (with 2 rear-firing ports) driven by a built-in amplifier for superior hi-fi stereo sound that is crystal-clear.

6 EQ Presets: The TEAC HD-1 employs six Equalizer Presets for improved audio fidelity. You can select from Rock, Pop, Classic, Jazz, Bass, or Normal.

Mute: You can mute the HD-1's sound temporarily by pressing the mute button on the unit's front-panel or remote control.

Non-skid Rubber Feet: The HD-1 is equipped with non-skid rubber feet to prevent the product from moving when you operate the controls.

HD Radio Tuner

HD Radio: The TEAC HD-1 is equipped with a built-in digital stereo AM/FM HD Radio tuner. With the built-in HD Radio tuner, you can receive digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. This new technology will significantly improve audio quality and reception, as well as include information such as artist name and song titles or traffic news, viewable on the unit's display. HD Radio Technology will deliver high-quality digital sound. AM digital will have FM-like quality in stereo, while FM digital will have CD-like quality with static free and clear reception

Note: Right now there are about 2,000 radio stations broadcasting using digital HD Radio technology in the U.S. To find HD Radio stations in your area, visit the HD Radio website (HDRadio.com).

Multicasting: In addition to conventional broadcasts, with HD Radio broadcasting, it is possible to choose from up to 8 multicast programs (HD1 to HD8 and analog). There are also data programs for each program.

Display Information: AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles. The built-in HD Radio tuner displays song title, artist and station information on the display of the HD-1.

Analog Broadcasts: In addition to HD AM/FM stations, the HD-1 can also receive conventional analog AM/FM broadcasts.

Note: FM: 87.5 MHz to 107.9 MHz (200 kHz steps), AM: 520 kHz to 1710 kHz (10 kHz steps).

Preset Tuning: The HD-1 provides 10 AM and 20 FM station presets (digital or analog).

iTunes Tagging: The TEAC HD-1's built-in HD Radio tuner offers iTunes Tagging. It is possible to save the song's information (tag) from and HD Radio broadcasting station to your docked iPod/iPhone. iTunes Tagging gives you the ability to "tag" your favorite HD Radio songs and store the information on your connected iPod/iPhone. Then later you can connect your iPod/iPhone to your PC and preview or purchase the "tagged" music at the iTunes Music Store. The songs will show up in a playlist called "Tagged" in iTunes the next time you sync your iPod/iPhone. Then you can directly buy the songs you want from the iTunes Music Store.

Note: iTunes tagging is supported by the following iPod & iPhone models - iPod video (5th gen), iPod classic (80/120/160GB), iPod nano (3rd/4th/5th/6th gen), iPod touch (1st/2nd/3rd/4th gen), iPhone (2G/3G/3GS/4)

External Antennas: The HD-1 includes a Dipole FM antenna and an AM antenna loop. The FM antenna features a threaded coaxial terminal and can be upgraded with another external FM antenna. The AM antenna uses a proprietary connection and cannot be replaced.

iPod/iPhone Compatible

iPod/iPhone Dock: The TEAC HD-1 features an integrated top-mount iPod/iPhone dock to connect your compatible iPod or iPhone. The TEAC HD-1 supports audio playback, basic playback control, and charging of select iPods and iPhones.

  • Audio Playback: You can listen to music files from your iPod/iPhone by simply connecting the iPod/iPhone to the HD-1's built-in dock.
  • Music Navigation: You can control basic playback functions, such as Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, and Skip (Next/Previous) from the HD-1's top-panel controls or the included remote. Your iPod/iPhone's advance menu navigation functions will still need to be controlled from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen.
  • Music Information Display: You will continue to use your iPod/iPhone's LCD screen to view song/artist information.
  • Charging: The HD-1 will charge your connected iPod or iPhone when the tabletop radio is powered up.

iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The TEAC HD-1 is "Made for iPod/iPhone compatible" and supports the following specific iPod/iPhone models (as of Nov. 2010).

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Out Tabletop Radio iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info
dock connector 3rd N N N N N N N
clickwheel
color
4th N N N N N N N
mini 1st N N N N N N N
2nd N N N N N N N
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 Y 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 Y Y Y N N Y
iPhone 2G Y Y Y Y N N Y
3G Y Y Y Y N N Y
3GS Y Y Y Y N N Y
4 Y Y Y Y N N Y

Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the device and your iPod/iPhone 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.

Video Output: The TEAC HD-1 features a rear-panel 3.5mm video output jack and comes with a minijack-to-composite video cable. The unit's video output lets you watch video from your docked iPod or iPhone on your connected television or monitor.

Note: The unit's iPod video output supports the following iPod & iPhone models - iPod video (5th gen), iPod classic (80/120/160GB), iPod nano (3rd/4th/5th gen), iPod touch (1st/2nd/3rd/4th gen), iPhone (2G/3G/3GS/4).

Audio Connections

Auxiliary Input: The unit's rear-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input lets you connect an external audio device, such as your portable audio player.

Line Output: The unit's rear-panel 3.5mm line output jack lets you connect the HD-1 to an external amplifier.

Headphone Output: The TEAC HD-1 features a rear-panel 3.5mm headphone output jack for connecting a set of headphones so you can listen to your music privately. Once a set of headphones are connected to the unit's 3.5mm headphone output jack, the system's speakers are muted.

Remote Control

Wireless Remote Control: The TEAC HD-1 comes supplied with an IR remote control for wireless operation of the tabletop radio and your docked iPod/iPhone.

Note: The remote control operates on one CR2032 3V lithium 'coin-type' battery.

Power Requirements

AC Power Supply: The TEAC HD-1 operates off of standard AC household current (AC12V/60Hz) using the attached 57" AC power cord.

Battery Backup: The TEAC HD-1 provides battery backup power for it's built-in clock and presets, when the unit is momentarily disconnected from the AC outlet or during a power outage. The HD-1 requires two "AAA" alkaline batteries (not included) for battery backup.

Note: The battery backup compartment is located on the rear-panel of the unit.

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TEAC HD-1

Written By Tony, Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, July 02, 2011

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I'm very happy w/purchase, radio works great, specially at work, reception is great, I'm able to listen to phillies games on 98.1 fm HD3

Great Radio

Written By T, Washington MO on Friday, July 01, 2011

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Great Product ! Very Happy Don't hesitate to buy. I do not use the I pod feature so not sure on that, but the HD radio is great.

THE BEST RADIO STATION IN THE WORLD...FOUND!

Written By ROCKROD, NORTH BERGEN,NJ on Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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I LOVE THIS RADIO.THE SOUND IS CLEAR AND IT IS VERY EASY TO USE WHEN YOU GET THE HANG OF IT. MY FAVORITE RADIO STATION, SMOOTH JAZZ...CD 101-9 ,IS NOW BACK IN MY GRASP. I MISSED IT TERRIBLY. NOTHING BUT PROPS FOR THE TEAC HD-1.

Music for my ears!

Written By Janette, Houston TX on Monday, June 20, 2011

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The local public radio station recently split into an all news station and an all classical station. For years ALL of our radios were tuned to KUHF, the now all news station. The newly created all classical station does not have a transmitter which can broadcast a clear signal to our part of the city so music was lost for us. The TEAC HD 1 has solved the problem. It is easy to use, attractive to look at and has great sound. We now have a second one. Good product.

Just what I wanted

Written By Anonymous, Bellbrook OH on Monday, June 13, 2011

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Just exactly what I wanted. I attached external speakers and it created a wonderful system.

TEAC HD-1

Written By Robert E, Woodbridge, VA on Sunday, June 12, 2011

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TEAC is a great brand name in electronics. The HD-1 is no exception. In the month it has been in use, it has fully lived up to our expectation. We wanted the HD capability, ability to pull in stations a minimum of 25 miles away, no dropping of signal, good sound for classical music, a stand alone radio not slaved to an entertainment system and reasonably priced. That is what we got. The dipole antenna is perfect for where we live and provides great reception and clarity capability. The iPod cradle and alarm are nice features that will probably never be used, but I am sure they will also work as advertized. It is replacing a AM/FM radio and CD player. Our preference would be for an integrated CD player. The service from Crutchfields was phenomenal. The radio was well packaged and delivered in an unbelievable 3 days after the order was placed.

Alarm Problem

Written By Dean, Kingsport, TN on Thursday, June 09, 2011

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Great radio but for one thing, at midnight Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday the alarm goes off. It is random on the day, but always at midnight. The alarm is NOT set but it goes off anyway. Only way to stop it is to unplug the radio before going to bed. Tech support was no help. The replacement radio does the same thing.

TEAC HD-1

Written By MikeB, PA on Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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Awsome. HD Reception is great with supplied antennas. Picks up stations approx 35 miles in distance.

Super Deal

Written By Robert, Simi Valley CA on Friday, May 27, 2011

Super deal for the price. HD radio outstanding quality, ipod charging itself is a great option. remote control nice and heavy (yes I said heavy) display is SUPER BRIGHT (not sure if you could use it in the bedroom but it rocks in my office.

It's a Definite Keeper

Written By abqdewd, Albuquerque, NM on Friday, May 27, 2011

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Very nice little radio. Needed a new bedside table radio that would play my ipod. I'm hooked on listening to audiobooks when I go to bed and this fits the bill just fine. The sound quality is great for the price and it picks up all the stations I want. It's easy to use and set up as long as you read the manual. I like being able to shut off the LCD screen when you don't want a night light. My only criticism is that the 3 brightness settings for the screen are so close together it kind of seems like a pointless feature. It doesn't take CD's but you can put them on your ipod. I was happy to see that my ipod with its protective rubber skin installed fits on the dock just fine. It's not perfect and it doesn't have the sound of a Bose but for the price it's a no-brainer. GET ONE!!!

Solves the Fringe Area Problem

Written By Miles2Go, Tucson, AZ on Sunday, May 15, 2011

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This radio provides faultless CD quality sound. The first one we bought was so
effective we immediately bought another- and a nearby friend was so impressed he
bought one too, with similar success. We live in a fringe area, near mountains
and far from the source signals. Before HD we could receive no FM signals, even
with an outdoor antenna, and AM signals were marginal. We now receive the full
range of HD signals for our area and the quality is excellent. We would highly
recommend this product.

Designed by engineers who got a "D" in their Usability Class

Written By AB, Buffalo NY on Saturday, May 14, 2011

I received this as a gift - we'll be sending it back. Regardless of sound quality, it simply doesn't function as a clock/radio/alarm or an iPhone dock.

1. The clock does not display when the radio is on. Thus, you can't listen to the radio in the morning and check the time while getting dressed. Even worse, when the radio goes on to wake you up, you can't see what time it is!

2. The iPhone/iPod charging feature only works if the iPod mode is selected. Thus, you cannot charge the phone if you are listening to the radio, or overnight if you set the sleep mode to radio.

3. The display is either too bright for night use, or it is off.

It doesn't seem like anyone ever tested this product as it might get used - e.g., next to a bed, used as an alarm and a day-to-day iPhone/iPod charger. It shouldn't be on the market.

Works Well

Written By Tony, Chicago, IL on Friday, April 29, 2011

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Crutchfield: Excellent service and fast delivery.

Teac HD-1: Works Well.

1. Easy set up.
2. Good Audio quality.
3. Excellent discrimination and reception for HD, regular FM and AM in my area
(Chicago).

I don't use the docking or tagging features so I cannot report on that. Nor do
I use it as a clock radio.

As I said, It works very well.

good HD radio

Written By Ray, Detroit Michigan on Friday, April 15, 2011

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I like the radio it' a nice little radio I just wish it came with a CD player.

Works great but not perfect

Written By glee, Columbus, OH on Sunday, April 10, 2011

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Pros:
For its price, the HD-1 has very good sound and feels very solid. What sold me is
that it has HD radio, AM radio and iPhone/iPod connection. The sound quality is
better than I thought. HD radio is really wonderful!

Cons:
When I first connected my iPod and iPhone to the dock, it could not recognize
them. I tried it many times but still no connection. A few hours later, I tried it and suddenly it
started playing music from my iPod. That brings me to another issue with the HD-1. What
kind of logic did the TEAC programmers have in automatically playing music from iPod as
the first act of command? Maybe the owner just wants to recharge the iPod or
iPhone.
Also when you want to switch preset radio stations, you cannot go back and forth. You have to go
forward by pushing the preset button until it returns back to the preset number. Just weird design.

But all in all, I will recommend it to people who just want to listen to good HD radio and have
iPod/iPhone connections.

TEAC HD-1

Written By Anonymous, Akron, Ohio on Thursday, March 31, 2011

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Excellent HD Sound and Reception

TEAC HD Radio

Written By hdtvpete, Bucks County PA on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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This radio works exactly as expected. Signal sensitivity is good and it tunes
fast. The remote is a bit 'blocky' to handle, but does the trick. Audio quality
is decent for the small speakers. The bright LCD screen isn't an issue at night,
as I don't use this radio in a bedroom. HD Radio (iBiquity) hasn't really caught
on as well as its backers expected, but it does provide me with alternate FM
channels in the crowded Philadelphia market. I use it to listen to jazz on
WRTI-FM during the daytime and alternate programs on WXPN-FM and WHYY-FM at
night. Haven't tried any HD Radio programs on AM yet. Bought a 2nd TEAC for my
wife who also likes the alternate digital radio channels.

Almost ideal

Written By AndyF, Washington DC on Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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Overall, I am very happy with the unit. Other reviews capture its positive
qualities: sound quality, iTunes tagging, strong radio reception, etc. In case
they are helpful to others considering this unit, here are some aspects that I
have found less than ideal:

First, as others have written, the display is very bright even at its lowest
setting. My wife doesn't mind, but since the unit is on the bedside table next
to me, I have to turn it off at night because the bright display makes it harder
for me to fall asleep. The only other option I have is to put the unit on a
dresser further away--but then I wouldn't be able to reach the unit to turn off
the alarm, change the radio station, turn on my iPod, etc. I could use the
remote, I suppose, but haven't tried that yet.

Second, the display only shows the time of day if the radio/iPod etc. are turned
off. The moment the radio is turned on, for example, only info about the radio
station and current song is displayed. I'd prefer to have the time displayed
always.

Third, the way that the presets (for radio stations) are set up, you have to
scroll through all 20 to get back to a low-numbered preset--there's no way to go
directly to any preset. Not a killer problem, but a bit of a nuisance.

All in all, though, I'm happy with my purchase, so don't sweat the issues above
unless they'd be important to you, too.

Tone

Written By JohnK, St. Louis, MO on Sunday, March 20, 2011

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I bought two units; one for the kitchen and one for my bedside. Primarily, I listen to news and talk and only secondarily to music.

I listen to the bedside unit in the middle of the night when I awake and can't get back to sleep easily. I use Klipsch ear buds to avoid disturbing my spouse. They work fine.

The kitchen unit, on the other hand, has a disagreeable heavy bass preponderance. Everything sounds as if it's emanating from a very deep barrel. Use of the Preset EQ settings makes little or no difference

TEAC HD-1

Written By JimT, Colorado on Saturday, February 12, 2011

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Good digital tuner and very decent sound for a clock radio. Also good reception IFF you use the ugly antenna. Don't have an ipod. Remote is very clunky and only scrolls up; must go through all 20 presets to get back to square one. Had to move the radio off the night stand to the dresser opposite the bed due to the intense display backlight. Felt like I was sleeping in front of a lighthouse. For the price, I expected a more finished product.

Great Product for the Money

Written By Rich S, Jacksonville, NC on Thursday, February 10, 2011

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So far this item has exceeded my expectations, great sound and easy to operate.
Additionally, Crutchfields outstanding customer support and service made buying this item an
easy choice. Now I can move my Ipod, and listen to HD radio. Very good product.

Wonderful sound

Written By Elfriede, Huntsville, Al on Wednesday, February 09, 2011

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I am very pleased with this radio. The sound is astoundingly great! Everyone that hears
the radio play comments on the wonderful sound. I listen to it all day.
The service from y ou was equally great, I received the radio extremely fast.
Thank you.

TEAC HD-1

Written By CharlieK, Harvester, MO on Tuesday, February 08, 2011

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I am generally well satisfied with the performance of the unit. My principal use is in the FM
receiver mode to appreciate classical music available only on a HD-3 channel. There are
two Sleep Mode "design flaws" I find aggravating. First, when switching to the Sleep Mode
the volume changes to a preset level much higher than I appreciate and must me adjusted
each time. Second, the display panel illumination level, which can be adjusted, and I prefer
to be off in the Sleep Mode, returns to a full illumination level at the end of the sleep period. In
a totally dark bedroom, the full illumination level can be disruptive.

Best HD radio in its class!

Written By 518 Clark, Morrisville, VT on Sunday, February 06, 2011

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The Teac HD 1 finally incorporates the best of the interests and needs of the HD radio , as well as regular radio, listening audience.
1. It has manual tuning and volume, as well as remote controls for this.
2 .It has good sensitivity on both FM and HD, when one uses the enclosed antenna.
3. It has battery backup for time and settings.
4. It has decent tone quality and equalization.
5. It has a line out to enable it to go to a good amplifier and speakers.
6. It has a line in to amplify an MP3. It has earphone out.
7.Brightness of the screen varies from good daylight viewing to completely off.
8. As a clock radio, it has two alarms and a snooze control.
9. It has an I Pod dock and charger.
10. Remote is substantial and easy to use.
11. All necessary controls are on the radio,as well as the remote.
12. The radio won't tip over or slide when you adjust it.
13. All this for a great price! It beats any other HD radio in this class that I know of on the current market.
I serve as a retired volunteer engineer for Vermont Public Radio, helping hundreds of people get reception (especially classical music on HD) from 4 states and the Montreal area. Finally there is a good radio on the market that is reasonable in price! My only suggestion would be for Teac to put a little more wattage into the speakers for even better sound.

Great FM sound/reception; other features not so much

Written By SteveG, Franklin, MA on Friday, February 04, 2011

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Based on the reception and sound quality of this radio, as well as some of its features, I
would have given it a 4 or perhaps even a 5 rating but there are some flaws that need to
be addressed.

1. Some of the time I tune in to AM stations, there's quite a bit of static. Now this may very
well be due to local conditions (my previous radio acted the same way) but my
understanding was that this radio would eliminate static (maybe I misunderstood).

2. The three display light levels are very close to each other in brightness. Because of
this, there isn't a satisfactory low light level. You either have to have the display light
completely off or get accustomed to "keep-you-awake" light.

3. The sleep feature sports a volume that will make your eyes bleed when you turn it on.
I realize you can ramp it down as much as you want but the default volume is loud
enough to wake up anyone who's already asleep. The manufacturer claims the radio will
play at the last volume it was set to but this isn't true for the "sleep" feature.

TEAC HD-1

Written By PeterG, Vancouver, WA on Thursday, February 03, 2011

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Radio section is excellent, speakers are good. Ergonomics are terrible. Very difficult to
use as a clock radio. Too many buttons that are not intuitively obvious how to use.
When using the sleep mode, radio comes on at a very high level, not exactly conducive
to peace and calm when going to bed at night. Operating manual states that sleep
mode should come on at previously set volume, but it doesn't. Noticed a "correction" to
the manual about this. More like a cover-up for bad firmware than a correction...

TEAC HD-1

Written By FredA, Chesterfield, MO on Wednesday, February 02, 2011

When our local (St. Louis) classical music station decided to do something else, I
purchased the TEAC receiver basically to get the HD-3 channel of the public station,
instead. I'm happy with it and think the sound is verey good. Sorry, I'm not into iPods and
iPhonesI .

Complaints: The FM antenna is a pain when you want to move the receiver and ugly to
boot. Also, I find it difficult to overwrite previously Preset Stations, but as a last resort I
will just have to consult the manual again.


Gave it is a gift

Written By RTB, Moon Township, PA on Wednesday, February 02, 2011

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I bought this as a gift for a "non-techie" type person. She wanted HD. Says it has great
sound. She really loves it.

Great Sound, Bad Remote

Written By Matt, Florida on Tuesday, February 01, 2011

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The sound is great, Ipod and HD radio have amazing sound for a small device. My only
complaint is the remote. You have to point it EXACTLY at the remote sensor on the radio or
it won't work. I thought I had a faulty device, so the Crutchfield rep's sent me a replacement,
but the same thing happened. The faulty remote I can live with because the sound makes
up for it. A good buy.

TEAC HD-1

Written By JoeE, Orange, CA on Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

We love the the service we've recieved from Crutchfield and the radio. The only thing that
would be nice to add is the ability to go directly to a specific preset station instead of
having to pass through all of them until you reach the one you want.

"Awesome"

Written By Zeke, Pittsburgh on Saturday, January 29, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Purchased the radio as a Christmas gift for our two pre-teen nephews. It is the first "good"
radio they've owned. They absolutely LOVE it, telling us it is "awesome"! The artist and title
display was way cool to them. They enjoy docking Mom's iPod (suggesting future gifts,
perhaps), and the remote is coveted. It's also their first alarm clock, helping them to get
ready for school. Can you remember when an alarm was a welcome novelty?

Kinda

Written By mt, sewickley pa on Thursday, January 27, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Everything about this radio is kinda good. I purchased it to get HD radio in
the kitchen. The sound could be better ,yet not bad at all. The reception has
changed with the weather, but overall is fine. All the options works as
described. My biggest complaint ; the unsightly antennas. I do like this
item, kinda wish it was a bit better.

not as good

Written By t, new york on Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not getting the stations that is says it gets. Only receiving a few. Thought it would of been better.

Good sound & reception, but...

Written By Warrens50, Cape Coral, FL on Monday, January 24, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The unit is nice looking and all functions sounds good with very good reception. There are some quirks though that are really a pain. Plug the iPod/phone in to the dock and it turns itself on playing iTunes, or, start playing something like Pandora and plug the unit into the iPod/phone dock and it reverts back to playing iTunes from the iPod/phone.

Then you have to fumble with the controls on the iPod/phone while it is attached to the unit and turn the music or other automatic functions off. Once this is done you can enable the app you really wanted to listen to in the Tuner.

The display backlight comes on whenever it wants to. No rhyme or reason.

Programing channels requires a confirmation that is awkward. There are 2-3 channels that want to populate the preprogram list whether you want them or not. This has happened on to different units.

A remote control with scroll up and down for channel selection would be better than the current scroll up only feature.

Bottom line - nice radio, could be nicer, not worth the price.

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