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TEAC TN-280BT

Manual belt-drive turntable with pre-mounted cartridge, Bluetooth®, and built-in phono preamp

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The TEAC TN-280BT lets you use Bluetooth to listen to records wirelessly. How cool is that?

The TEAC TN-280BT lets you use Bluetooth to listen to records wirelessly. How cool is that?

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About the TEAC TN-280BT

Listen to vinyl wirelessly

So, now you can use Bluetooth to listen to records wirelessly. How cool is that? The TEAC TN-280BT can pair with your own Bluetooth speakers and Bluetooth headphones for an ultra-convenient listening experience.

Listen to vinyl wirelessly

So, now you can use Bluetooth to listen to records wirelessly. How cool is that? The TEAC TN-280BT can pair with your own Bluetooth speakers and Bluetooth headphones for an ultra-convenient listening experience.

You can also make a solid wired connection to your stereo system or powered speakers. The player's built-in phono preamp gives you the flexibility to connect to most kinds of home audio systems.

Enjoy soulful analog sound with minimal setup

You probably want to spend as little time possible setting up your system so you can get to the joy of listening. That's why the TN-280BT comes out of the box virtually ready to play. Its pre-matched, factory-mounted phono cartridge and tonearm take the guesswork out of installation, and give you optimized sound quality with minimal effort. A few simple steps to dial in key settings like tracking force and anti-skating are all it takes to get this 'table primed and ready to go.

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Product highlights:

  • Bluetooth-enabled for wireless connection to speakers or headphones (not included)
  • built-in phono preamp
  • RCA analog output is switchable (LINE/PHONO) for use with external phono preamps
  • 12" aluminum die-cast platter with felt mat to protect records from scratches
  • static-balanced straight tonearm
  • includes pre-mounted moving magnet cartridge with elliptical stylus
  • high-torque DC motor
  • detachable dust cover
  • fully manual operation
  • 33-1/3 and 45 rpm speeds
  • rotation speed variation: ±2%
  • wow and flutter: 0.2%
  • signal-to-noise ratio: 67 dB
  • RCA audio jacks (cable included)
  • 16-1/2"W x 4-5/8"H (with dust cover down) x 14"D
  • weight: 10.8 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # TN-280BTA-WA
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What's in the box:

  • Turntable
  • AC power adapter (attached 58" DC cord)
  • Headshell w/ cartridge
  • Platter
  • Felt met
  • 39" Stereo RCA cable
  • 45 RPM adapter
  • Counterweight
  • Dust cover (pre-installed)
  • Owner's Manual
  • Warranty Card

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TEAC TN-280BT

Crutchfield customer from Jaffrey, NH on 4/14/2019

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Nice turntable, good quality .

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Crutchfield customer from Burien, WA on 3/17/2019

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Very pleased with this purchase so far. Just set it up yesterday. No skipping with foot traffic. Purchased dent and scratch - all accessories were included and I could not detect any cosmetic damage. Asthetically pleasing turntable - looks great with our other stereo components. First time setting up a turntable, and it was not difficult. Great to break out the vinyl yesterday, the sound was good, much better than my last turntable, Audio-Technica AT-LP60-BT, which stopped working after one year (not a Crutchfield purchase). I would recommend this turntable for purchase.

Pros: fairly easy to set up ease of use good sound quality

Cons: after one day of use, none so far.

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Great value !

James from Bangor, ME on 2/23/2019

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Excellent value and attractive appearance; pairs easily via Bluetooth to both Edifier and Audioengine powered speakers in my set-up. Surprisingly good AT cartridge shipped with product. Immediate upgrades should include replacement of felt mat (static issues). Using a stylus weight gauge to set downforce, it's apparent that weights marked on tonearm counterbalance are (very) inaccurate; buy an inexpensive gauge. Same with anti-skate adjustment. All said, very satisfying first foray into TT Bluetooth.

Pros: Easy set-up Rapid pairing with Bluetooth speakers Very good cartridge shipped with unit

Cons: Felt mat (static) Downforce and antiskate setting accuracy

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Trevor from Charlottesville, VA on 2/10/2019

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Easy to set up, fantastic sound over Bluetooth. Pairs easily over Bluetooth with my Sony receiver.

Pros: Solidly built, great sound

Cons: None so far

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Well worth the money!

Dean from Hershey, PA on 2/10/2019

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I had to abandon my beautiful 40 year old Sansuii turntable a few years ago when we installed a gas fireplace in our living room right where my components were set up. I stumbled upon this turntable by accident on Crutchfield while searching for a cartridge for my son's turntable. I ordered this on a Thursday morning and it was on my front porch Friday afternoon. Set up was easy. I also took one extra step and purchased a Sumiko Black Pearl cartridge from Crutchfield. This actually came with an Audio Technica AT95 installed (which was a better factory throw in than I expected). The description only mentioned that this worked with Bluetooth speakers or headphones but I actually have it running through my Marantz NR1508 receiver's Bluetooth input. It literally took less than 30 seconds to link them together and the sound is exceptional. My purchase was definitely influenced when I concluded this had the highest signal to noise ratio of all of the Bluetooth turntables I researched. Lastly, I also have this hardwired to a 20 year old Denon receiver in my den that has phono inputs. It's really nice that two separate units can utilize the turntable. Make sure the phono EQ is turned off if your device has phono inputs or it will sound like something isn't right. In conclusion, well worth the investment!

Pros: Easy setup, versatile connection options, aesthetically pleasing and great sound!

Cons: None yet

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Love the bluetooth for the price!

Chris from Anderson, SC on 1/28/2019

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This is a great buy for the price. I wanted something simple that would allow me to play all my vinyl but give me the bluetooth option. The shipping was fast and it was easy to figure out almost everything. Balancing the arm has proven to be my only issue here. Maybe I don't have the attention span for it but I have messed with that feature for the past week. It works fine for me but I think I'm doing it wrong. I've watched the help video and adjusted again. Didn't seem to change much but I'm sure I'm doing it wrong! Once I got it going I set up my old Beats Pill as the speaker. Was able to take the speaker about 25-30 feet away and set it on a table in my other room. Sounded crystal clear! I wouldn't buy from anyone than Crutchfield. Bought online on a Sunday and by Tuesday night it was in SC and playing tunes for me! I waited several months for the right item at the right price. This is a great deal and a high quality item!

Pros: Simple to use. Great sound. Solid bluetooth range

Cons: Setting up and balancing the arm.

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Wireless setup, great sound!

Crutchfield customer from Houston, TX on 1/12/2019

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Love the new Bluetooth fearlture on this model. Set up is easy and the sound quality is excellent when paired up with my Klipsch The Sixes.

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More details on the TEAC TN-280BT

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Features & specs

Features
Operation Manual
Speeds 33-1/3, 45
Cartridge Type MM
Phono Preamp Built-in
USB Output No
Pitch Control No
45 RPM Adapter Yes
Specs
Signal to Noise Ratio 67
Wow and Flutter 0.2
Weight 10.8 lbs.

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Features

2-Speed, Belt-Drive Turntable: The TEAC TN-280BT turntable's high-inertia Aluminum die-cast platter is driven by a high torque DC motor for stable rotation for both 33-1/3 and 45 rpm speeds. A soft felt mat further reduces vibration effectively. The high accuracy of the spindle is maintained by a polished Stainless steel Spindle and highly durable bronze spindle holder. The belt-drive motor on the TN-280BT reduces vibration for sweeter and more accurate sound, while the aluminum die-cast platter and anti-skating system provide a solid foundation for great-sounding playback.

Static-Balanced Straight Tone-Arm w/ High Performance MM Cartridge: The TEAC TN-280BT employs a straight tone-arm for high tracking accuracy. The anti-skating mechanism also ensures accurate tracking of vinyl records. With a reputation for highly accurate reading and incredible sound reproduction the TN-280BT comes complete with a AT95E ​​VM-type MM cartridge (you will need to install the cartridge to the tonearm). This high-performance, upgradeable MM cartridge captures every detail on your record, while the static-balanced straight tone-arm ensures clear sound.

High-Density MDF: Crafted from high-density MDF, the cabinet of the TN-280BT has been designed to minimize unwanted vibration and resonance. turntable's heavy MDF cabinet minimizes vibrations and resonance for clearer sound when you playback your vinyl collection.

Built-in MM Phono EQ w/ RCA Outputs: Thanks to its built-in MM Phono equalizer amplifier, the TN-280BT supports Phono or Line output which allows you to playback your vinyl collection on a stereo that is or isn't equipped with a Phono input (there is a switch on the back to select Phono or Line). A pair of gold-plated RCA output jacks are use for reliable, durable connection to your receiver's Line Level or Phono input. Gold-plated terminals on the headshell connectors prevent oxidation of the head shell connectors and help to ensure years of reliable performance and to deliver stunning audio fidelity.

Built-in Bluetooth Transmitter: In addition to Phono or Line connectivity, the TN-280BT is able to deliver sound wirelessly via its built-in Bluetooth transmitter. The pairing button is located at the right-front side of the cabinet, and a pairing LED indicator tells you when your Bluetooth-enabled speakers or headphones are successfully connected.

Dust Cover: The TEAC TN-280BT turntable comes with a detachable, hinged dust cover.

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Love the quality of the brand. [ A  Dec 29, 2018 ]

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Could this Bluetooth turntable be used with only a power line in and transmit to Bluetooth wireless speakers that are plugged into an ac outlet ? No receiver or external amplifier ?
[ Robert  Jan 15, 2019 ]
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Absolutely. In addition to the Phono or Line output connectivity, the TN-280BT is able to deliver sound wirelessly via its built-in Bluetooth transmitter. The pairing button is located at the right-front side of the cabinet, and a pairing LED indicator tells you when your Bluetooth-enabled speakers or headphones are successfully connected.
[ Ryan  Jan 19, 2019 ]  Staff

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