About the TEAC TN-300
A turntable that plays nice with your PC and your music system
TEAC just seems to have a knack for building impressive sounding audio gear with an eye for stylish design. Case in point — the versatile TN-300 turntable. Dressed in a gorgeous high-gloss finish, this 'table has everything you need to enjoy your vinyl collection. The built-in phono preamp allows you to connect it directly to almost any audio system, even one without a turntable input. Plus, the TN-300 features a USB output that makes it easy to transfer your albums to your Mac® or Windows® PC for digital archiving. Save your tunes as MP3, WAV, or other music files that you can store on your computer or download to a smartphone or portable music player.
An anti-skate mechanism ensures accurate tracking with your records.
Beauty that's more than skin deep
Under the TN-300's polished exterior is a heavy MDF base designed to resist external vibration. Driven by a high-torque DC motor, the turntable's die-cast aluminum platter spins on a polished stainless steel spindle and bronze bushing that minimize friction for smooth, silent rotation. The turntable's tried-and-true belt-drive system uses a Neoprene® rubber belt to isolate motor vibration and prevent noise from being transmitted through to your amp and speakers. A straight aluminum tonearm equipped with an Audio-Technica AT95E moving-magnet cartridge ensures accurate tracking and rich, full-range sound.
The TEAC TN-300 has a USB output for digitally archiving your vinyl collection.
Enjoy the rich sound of vinyl without the hassle
TEAC knows that turntable setup can be a challenge for the novice. That's why the TN-300 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.
- built-in phono preamp with line-level audio and USB output (Windows® and Mac® compatible)
- recording software not included (TEAC recommends Audacity, a free sound recording and editing software program available at audacity.sourceforge.net)
- RCA analog output is switchable (LINE/PHONO) for use with external phono preamps
- 12" aluminum die-cast platter with heavy rubber mat to protect records from scratches
- straight tonearm with detachable headshell
- includes pre-mounted Audio-Technica AT-95E moving magnet cartridge
- heavy MDF base minimizes unwanted resonance for better sound
- high-torque DC motor
- fully manual operation
- 33-1/3 and 45 rpm speeds
- rotation speed variation: ±1.5%
- wow and flutter: 0.2%
- signal-to-noise ratio: 67dB
- gold-plated RCA audio jacks
- included external power supply reduces likelihood of electro-mechanical interference
- 16-5/8"W x 4-5/8"H (with dust cover down) x 14-5/8"D
- weight: 10.8 lbs.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # TN-300-CH
What's in the box:
- AC power adapter (w/ attached 58" DC cord)
- 3 AC plug inserts (US/EU/UK)
- 39" Stereo RCA cable
- Rubber mat
- 45 RPM adapter
- Headshell w/ cartridge
- Cover w/ 2 hinges (pre-installed)
- 2 Rubber covers
- Owner's Manual
- Warranty Card
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More details on the TEAC TN-300
Turntable: The Teac TN-300 is a belt-drive analog record player with a stylish and luxurious chassis containing an MM Phono equalizer amplifier with USB output. The TN-300 is the perfect turntable for any music lover, from first time users to audiophiles, who appreciates high quality sounds and sturdy yet stylist design
Manual Belt-Drive (33/45RPM): The high inertia aluminum die-cast platter is driven by a high-torque DC motor with durable Neoprene rubber belt which achieves a stable rotation. The high accuracy of the spindle is maintained by the polished stainless steel spindle and the highly durable bronze spindle holder. The TN-300 can play both LP and EP records. The manual arm lifter ensures seamless analog playback
Audio-Technica's AT95E VM Cartridge: Using Audio-Technica's renowned high-performance MM(VM) type phonograph cartridge attached to a static balance straight-type tone arm, the TN-300 lets you enjoy high quality sound with outstanding clarity and detail. The anti-skating mechanism ensure accurate tracking of your phonograph records.
MDF & Die-Cast Aluminum Construction: The Teac TN-300 features a an aluminum die-cast high inertia platter, plus a MDF cabinet to prevent resonance for a natural, uncolored analog sound. The MDF cabinet is coated with a multi-layered gloss for a sophisticated look.
Built-in Phono Equalizer w/ Phono & Line Output: Thanks to its built-in MM Phono equalizer amplifier, the TN-300 supports Phono or Line output which allows you to play vinyl with a stereo that is or isn't equipped with Phono input. The gold-plated terminals prevent oxidation of the RCA terminals and head shell connectors.
USB Port For Digital Recording: You can transfer music from vinyl records to your Mac computer or Windows PC, using the turntable's USB digital output and its built-in A/D converter. The TI-made A/D converter allows you to transfer music via USB to your Windows PC or Mac computer, so you can digitize your vinyl collection. CD quality digital archiving preserves your vinyl collection on your computer or laptop.
Supported Operating Systems: Computers running the following operating system can be connected by USB to this turntable.
- Window OS: 7 (32-/64-bit), 8 (32-/64-bit), 8.1 (32-/64-bit)
- Mac OS X: Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8), Mavericks (10.9)
Note: This unit will run with standard OS driver, so there is no need to install a special driver.
Dust Cover: The TEAC TN-300 comes with a detachable dust cover.
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