Video: TEAC Reference Series CR-H500NT
Mark Gurvey from TEAC came to Crutchfield to tell us about their Reference Series CR-H500NT stereo receiver.
Steve: TEAC came in this week for a training session here at Crutchfield and we had a chance to look at their Reference Series as well as their music systems that you can use with your iPhone or iPod.
Mark: We then move to what we call the flagship all-in-one system. And the reason why it's all-in-one is because not only do you have the same features of Internet streaming capability and wired and wireless networking, you also have the capability of a built-in CD player rather than having that in a separate component. We also have a function here called USB play and record and the major benefit is that I can actually rip, or record, from a record album or the AM/FM tuner or the Internet stereo radio tuner, and record at 128K which is a high digital data rate onto a USB flash drive. I can also play back through this system or I can take that flash drive and play it back through my car or through another type of home system or take it to someone else's house very, very nice feature.
Steve: That's very cool.
Mark: To be able to archive LPs and play back LPs with the same machine because you have the built in phono stage. So everything that this does in one package is really a combination of multiple audio inputs from multiple sources, all designed to bring together anything from an LP all the way up to a PC file very convenient. This is the Wi-Fi antenna, and it's perfect for streaming over 11,000 internet radio stations at various quality levels. I can do search functions here and I can look at classical stations from Germany or I can look at jazz stations from England. It's phenomenal what's available on internet radio.
Steve: Thanks a lot for coming by Mark and telling us about TEAC's Reference line of audio components. If you have any other questions about TEAC's gear please give us a call.