You've got music everywhere: on your iPod or iPhone, on thumb drives, and even on CDs. Enjoy it all — in style — with the TEAC SR-100i. This modern-looking speaker system can handle just about any format your music comes in. When we had a chance to hear this system first-hand in our large, acoustically challenging training room, we were completely knocked out by the musical clarity and surprisingly powerful bass.

A retractable dock holds your iPod, and automatically recharges your player. The top-loading CD player can play not just audio CDs, but MP3 and WMA discs as well. The system's USB port lets you plug in a thumb drive and play the music stored on it. Looking for more variety? The SR-100i also has a built-in FM tuner.

All this and great sound, too
The system features 2-way stereo speakers. 1-1/4" tweeters handle the high end, while 3-1/2" mid/woofers round out the midrange. In the back, bass-reflex ports enhance the lows to fill out the sound. You'll enjoy clean, detailed sound, nicely balanced from top to bottom.

From the review The TEAC SR-100i scores big on sound
"I really liked the TEAC SR-100i. Although it's an all-in-one system, there's no compromise on the quality of construction, nor the performance of the speakers. I enjoyed consistently great sound whether I was listening to the radio, MP3s, my iPod, or a CD. And that was true whether I was cranking Phideaux full blast, or enjoying a quiet moment with Bebel Gilberto."

—Ralph, Crutchfield Blog Editor and A/V Writer

Product Highlights:

  • compatible with 160GB iPod, 4th generation iPod nano®, and 3rd generation iPod touch®
  • compatible with iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPhone 3GS
  • retractable dock automatically recharges player
  • top-loading CD player plays audio CDs, CD-R/RW, MP3 and WMA discs
  • USB port for flash drives
  • built-in FM tuner
  • two-line display
  • output power: 50W x 2
  • stereo speakers with 1-1/4"tweeters and 3-1/2" mid/woofers
  • bass-reflex port for reinforced lows
  • remote control
  • 23"W x 9-1/16"H x 10-1/2"D
  • weight: 12 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

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  • Hi-Fi table-top audio system
  • 6' AC power cord
  • Remote control (RC-1265)
  • CR2025 3V lithium battery
  • 27" USB cable (with a male mini-USB type-B connector on one end and a female USB type-A connector on other end)
  • FM wire antenna
  • Owner's Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)
  • Consumer Audio Limited Warranty

Product Research

Overview: The TEAC SR100i Hi-Fi CD/FM Radio features a built-in FM tuner, integrated CD player, and retractable iPod/iPhone dock. The TEAC SR100i is also equipped with a USB port and auxiliary input. The SR100i employs a two-speaker design and a built-in amplifier for Hi-Fi stereo sound. In addition, the Hi-Fi CD/FM Radio can serve as your alarm clock. For added convenience, an IR remote control is included for wireless operation of the system.

Clock Radio Features
Audio Section
Tuner Functions
Disc Playback
USB/AUX Connectivity
iPod/iPhone Compatible
Remote Control
Power Requirements

Clock Radio Features

FL Display: The TEAC SR-100i Hi-Fi CD/FM Radio features a 2-line blue-backlit FL display. You can change the brightness of the unit's front-panel display.

12-Hour Clock: The TEAC SR-100i is equipped with a 12-hour digital clock.

Wake-Up Timer: You can set this unit to turn on at a specific time. You can choose to wake up to the FM tuner or your docked iPod/iPhone's music. The wake-up timer will sound for approximately 60 minutes.

Sleep Timer: You can set the sleep timer so that the unit turns itself off after a specified amount of time. You can select from 0-90 minutes, in 10-minute increments.

Audio Section

Two-way Stereo Speaker System: The TEAC SR-100i employs a two-speaker system with two 1-1/4" tweeters and two 3-1/2" woofers enclosed in an acoustic suspension enclosure for Hi-Fi stereo sound.

100 Watt Amplifier: The TEAC SR-100i utilizes an integrated 50 watt x 2-channel amplifier to power the two-way speaker system for high-output sound

Preset EQ: You can adjust the sound according to the genre of the music or your taste. You can select from 5 EQ Presets - Pop, Jazz, Classical, Rock, or Flat.

S.Bass: The S.Bass function reinforces the system's bass sound.

Loudness: The Loudness function increases the system's bass sound at low volume.

Tuner Functions

PLL Synthesize FM Tuner: The TEAC SR-100i Hi-Fi CD/FM Radio is equipped with a PLL Synthesize FM tuner (87.5-108.0 MHz).  The unit offers manual, automatic, and preset tuning.

Note: This unit does not feature a built-in AM tuner.

Preset Tuning: You can store up to 20 FM preset stations.

Mono Mode: To compensate for weak FM stereo reception, select the Mono mode. Reception will now be forced into monaural, reducing unwanted noise.

External FM Antenna: The TEAC SR-100i includes an external FM wire antenna.

Disc Playback

CD Player: The TEAC SR-100i Hi-Fi CD/FM Radio features a top-panel, slot-in CD player. The unit supports playback of CD-Audio, CD-R, and CD-RW discs (12cm only).

MP3/WMA Playback: The TEAC SR-100i supports playback of MP3/WMA audio files recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs.

File Format File Extension Bit Rate Sampling Rate Maximum File/Folders
MP3 .mp3 8-320 kbps 44.1 or 48 kHz 99 files/99 folders
WMA .wma 8-192 kbps 44.1 kHz 99 files/99 folders

Playback Modes: The TEAC SR-100i's disc player offers the following playback modes.

  • Intro: Plays the beginning (first 10 seconds) of each track/file consecutively.
  • Repeat: Repeat One/Repeat Folder/Repeat All.
  • A-B: This function allows repeat playback of any desired section of a track/file.
  • Shuffle: Shuffle Songs/Shuffle Albums.
  • Program: Up to 20 tracks/files can be programmed in a desired order.

Music Information Display: The SR-100i will display numeric and alphanumeric text from your MP3/WMA files stored on your CD-R/RW discs.

  • Numeric Text: Current folder, current file, total number of tracks, total playing time, and elapsed time of the current file.
  • Alphanumeric Text: Title, Artist, Album name (up to 30 characters).

Note: This unit can only display single-byte letters and numbers.

USB/AUX Connectivity

USB Port: The TEAC SR-100i Hi-Fi CD/FM Radio features a rear-panel mini-USB (type-B) port and includes a mini-USB (type-B) to USB (type-A) extension cable. The TEAC SR-100i supports connection of a USB flash memory mass-storage-class (MSC) device. The SR-100i will playback MP3/WMA files stored on a USB flash memory device formatted in FAT 12/16/32.

File Format File Extension Bit Rate Sampling Rate Maximum File/Folders
MP3 .mp3 8-320 kbps 44.1 or 48 kHz 99 files/99 folders
WMA .wma 8-192 kbps 44.1 kHz 99 files/99 folders

Note: Not compatible with Hard disk drives, CD/DVD drives, and other devices connected via USB.

USB Playback Modes: The TEAC SR-100i's USB port supports the same playback modes as its disc player - Intro, Repeat, A-B, Shuffle, and Program.

Music Information Display: The SR-100i will display numeric and alphanumeric text from your USB flash memory music files.

  •  Numeric Text: Current folder, current file, total number of tracks, and elapsed time of the current file.
  • Alphanumeric Text: Title, Artist, Album name (up to 30 characters).

Note: This unit can only display single-byte letters and numbers.

Auxiliary Input: The unit's rear-panel stereo RCA auxiliary input lets you connect an external audio device. No audio cable included.

iPod/iPhone Compatible

iPod/iPhone Dock: The TEAC SR-100i features a retractable iPod/iPhone dock to connect your compatible iPod or iPhone. The TEAC SR-100i supports audio playback, music navigation, 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 SR-100i's built-in dock.
  • Music Navigation: The TEAC SR-100i's IR remote control provides full music navigation of your iPod/iPhone. You can control advanced menu functions, as well as basic playback functions such as Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Skip (Next/Previous), Random, & Repeat. You can also choose to control your iPod/iPhone from its clickwheel or touchscreen.
  • Music Information Display: You will continue to use your iPod/iPhone's LCD screen to view song/artist information.
  • Charging: The SR-100i will charge your connected iPod or iPhone when the tabletop radio is powered up.

Note: Your iPhone will need to be set to 'Airplane Mode'. The iPod nano (6th gen) only supports basic music playback functions from the included remote control.

iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The TEAC SR-100i 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 Remote iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info
dock connector 3rd N N N N N N N
clickwheel
color
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 N Y Y N N Y
classic 80GB Y N Y Y N N Y
120GB Y N Y Y N N Y
160GB Y N Y Y N N Y
nano 1st Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd Y N Y Y N N Y
4th Y N Y Y N N Y
5th Y N Y Y N N Y
6th Y N Y Y N N Y
touch 1st Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd Y N Y Y N N Y
4th Y N Y Y N N Y
iPhone 2G Y N Y Y N N Y
3G Y N Y Y N N Y
3GS Y N Y Y N N Y
4 Y N 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.

Remote Control

Wireless Remote Control: The TEAC SR-100i comes supplied with an IR remote control for wireless operation of the tabletop audio system and your docked iPod/iPhone or connected USB flash memory device.

Note: The remote control operates on one CR2025 3V lithium 'coin-type' battery (included).

Power Requirements

AC Power Supply: The TEAC SR-100i operates off of standard AC household current (AC12V/60Hz) using the supplied AC power cord.

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I LOVE IT!!

Written By Sherry, Orange County, New York on Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This unit has all the features I was looking for -- ipod player/charger, a CD player, FM Radio and a remote! LOVE THE SOUND, though it would be great to be able to adjust bass and treble.. but for the money, I LOVE IT!! This purchase replaced a very similar unit we bought last year (my 15 year old "adopted" that one) and the sound of this TEAC blows that one away!! Very pleased with the knowledgeable sales people, the ease of ordering and quick delivery! Thanks Crutchfield!

Pros: all the functionalities.

Cons: I wish the digital read out was located more in the center of the unit instead of being located toward the top of the unit. not easy to see.

TEAC SR-100i

Written By PaulMc, New York on Tuesday, October 04, 2011

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Nice design and great options. However, sound was not to my liking. Treble too high and not able to adjust. Too bad it does not have an equilizer. That would make it perfect.

Awesome!!

Written By Vicki G, Altavista VA on Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Love this sound system! The TEAC SR-100i is exactly what I was looking for in size,performance and most importantly THE PRICE!! Ordering was a breeze and recieved the unit within 2 days. Crutchfield....you rock!!

everything I wanted

Written By Greg, Annapolis, MD on Sunday, March 27, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought this because it fits on my dresser, sounds good, and has both USB and
iPod interfaces. It delivers on all counts. Many tabletop stereos that
advertise a USB interface use it only for firmware updates. I wanted one that
will play music files from a USB flash drive, which this does. The only quirk,
which is minor, is that it appears to kick in an additional amplifier for low
frequencies only when the volume is turned up loud enough. I would prefer that
threshold was lower. Overall I'm happy with the unit.

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