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TEAC TN400S-SOWA

Manual belt-drive turntable with pre-mounted Sumiko Oyster cartridge, USB output, and built-in phono preamp

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We just love a design that's stylish and practical, and the TEAC TN-400S is a good example of that.

We just love a design that's stylish and practical, and the TEAC TN-400S is a good example of that.

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About the TEAC TN400S-SOWA

This analog turntable thrives in a digital world

We just love a design that's stylish and practical, and the TEAC TN-400S is a good example of that. It's beautiful to look at, with a gorgeous wood finish, precision-milled aluminum controls, and a graceful S-shaped tonearm.
The TEAC TN-400 provides RCAs to connect to your amp and speakers, and a USB port for archiving your favorite tracks in digital form.

The TEAC TN-400-SOWA provides RCA output to connect to your amp or powered speakers, and a USB port lets you digitize your favorite tracks for archiving on your computer.

This analog turntable thrives in a digital world

We just love a design that's stylish and practical, and the TEAC TN-400S is a good example of that. It's beautiful to look at, with a gorgeous wood finish, precision-milled aluminum controls, and a graceful S-shaped tonearm.

On the practical side, the built-in phono preamp allows you to connect directly to just about any amplifier or receiver, and a dedicated USB output makes it easy to transfer your albums to your Mac® or Windows® PC for digital archiving. Once you save your favorite classic tunes to your hard drive, they're ready to go with you on your smartphone or other portable listening device.

Upgraded cartridge

The included, pre-mounted Sumiko Oyster cartridge is an instant upgrade over a standard entry-level model. It delivers a smooth, refined sound that'll bring out the best in your cherished vinyl collection, with an expanded frequency response of 30-20,000 Hz and excellent stereo separation.

Hear music, not noise

It's truly impressive how much clever engineering goes into something so pretty to look at. Under the turntable's polished exterior is a heavy MDF base designed to resist external vibration. The turntable's dense die-cast aluminum platter spins on a polished stainless steel spindle and bronze bushing that minimize friction for smooth, silent rotation. Its variable-speed belt-drive system isolates motor vibration, and its ability to play 33-1/3, 45, and 78 rpm discs will delight serious vinyl collectors. The curved aluminum tonearm — equipped with a pre-mounted moving-magnet cartridge — ensures super-accurate tracking and satisfying, rich tonal accuracy.

Enjoy soulful vinyl sound with minimal setup

You 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-400S comes out of the box virtually ready to play. Its 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:

  • built-in phono preamp with line-level audio and integrated 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 felt mat to protect records from scratches
  • S-shaped tonearm with universal headshell for improved tracking
  • includes pre-mounted Sumiko Oyster moving magnet cartridge
  • low-friction spindle reduces platter drag for more consistent speed and enhanced tonal accuracy
  • high-density MDF base minimizes unwanted resonance for better sound
  • high-torque DC motor
  • detachable dust cover
  • fully manual operation
  • 33-1/3, 45, and 78 rpm speeds
    • 78 rpm playback of some older pressings requires Audio-Technica VM670SP or similar stylus (stylus not included)
  • rotation speed variation: ±2%
  • wow and flutter: 0.2%
  • signal-to-noise ratio: 67 dB
  • gold-plated RCA audio jacks
Sumiko Oyster Cartridge:
  • moving-magnet design
  • 0.6mm bonded spherical diamond stylus
  • alloy tube cantilever
  • frequency response 30-20,000 Hz
  • stereo separation: 25 dB
  • channel balance: 1.0 dB
  • load impedance: 47k ohms
Dimensions and Warranty:

What's in the box:

  • Turntable
  • AC power adapter (w/ attached 58" DC cord)
  • 3 AC plug inserts (US/EU/UK)
  • 39" Stereo RCA cable
  • Platter
  • Felt mat
  • 45 RPM adapter
  • Counterweight
  • Headshell w/ cartridge
  • Dust cover w/ 2 hinges (pre-installed)
  • Owner's Manual
  • Warranty Card
  • AC power adapter instructions

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Crutchfield customer from Dothan, AL on 7/29/2019

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Very happy with it! Setup was super easy, and the sound is incredible. Looks very sharp. Looking forward to many relaxing hours with it!

Pros: Easy Setup - Great Sound

Cons: Tone arm does not automatically lift and return at end of record. Felt pad that lays on platter often clings to records. Mild nuisance..looking to upgrade that part.

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Crutchfield customer from Green Cv Spgs, FL on 7/14/2019

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Turntable sounds awesome... Quiet and great depth... Well worth the price.... Replace my old Denon dp45 that motor died on sounds just as good.

Pros: Quiet, great sound

Cons: No auto return but that's ok.

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Excellent in every way - best value for the money

Crutchfield customer from Austin, TX on 6/23/2019

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This is a superb turntable of the highest quality with a fabulous cartridge. It allows you to use an amp without a preamp, and that has come in extremely handy for my use. The usb capability is paying off for my saving my vinyl collection of over 55 years onto digital media and my backup hard drives. The unit has the extra perk of simply being beautiful.

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Crutchfield customer from Sun Prairie, WI on 6/14/2019

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I purchased this particular model because of the upgraded stylist.It seemed to be the best option for the price. My previous turntable was purchased in the summer of '83, but it died about 6 years ago. This TEAC is a much better unit in every way! I haven't used the USB connection yet to convert albums to digital yet. My old records sound so much better than on my previous turntable, so I just haven't gotten around to the computer aspects yet. And you'll never have a bad experience purchasing from Crutchfield!

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Crutchfield customer from Wellesley, MA on 4/11/2019

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Setup and installation was super easy. You need to follow instructions, but they are complete and straightforward. Haven't done a ton of listening yet, but played a few old and new vinyl's at low and high volume. Turntable sounds great. Overall very please with the purchase and with the advice (Dee) and service at Crutchfield. Thank you.

Pros: Easy setup. Good sound. Didn't break the bank. Tracking weight of stylus shouldn't ruin my treasured vinyl.

Cons: None!

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Great turntable, but nNeed LP to digital conversion software included

Douglas from Cedar City, UT on 3/11/2019

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Love it. Works as it is supposed to. I had hoped Teac would include some software for converting LPs to digital format, but had to download that separately. I think it would be appropriate for Teac to offer software specifically for this purpose as I suspect anyone buying a usb turntable has this in mind. The software I downloaded does this and does it well, but is designed for many more audio applications, which complicates the use of it.

Pros: Excellent turntable

Cons: no LP to digital software included

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carl from Gibsonia, PA on 2/17/2019

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Simply amazing sound!!

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Features & specs

Features
Operation Manual
Speeds 33-1/3, 45, 78
Cartridge Type MM
Phono Preamp Built-in
USB Output Yes
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

Precision Belt-Drive Turntable: The TEAC TN-400S (O/WA) turntable features a Neoprene coated, high-inertia aluminum die-cast platter driven by a high torque-DC motor and a newly designed, low-friction spindle delivering precise speed consistency and tonal accuracy.

3-Speeds: The TN-400S will play LPs, EPs, and singles at 33-1/3, 45 and 78 RPM*.

* A special cartridge/stylus assembly (sold separately) is recommended for playing 78 RPM records.

Heavy MDF Plinth: The turntable's heavy MDF plinth is designed to minimize unwanted resonance, while the sleek, walnut or matte bordeaux finishes deliver a sophisticated and stylish accent to fit decor design.

S-Shaped Tone-Arm: The static-balanced S-shape tone-arm with Universal head-shell ensures fast and easy setup and delivers excellent tracking.

Sumiko Oyster MM Cartridge: The TEAC TN-400S (O/WA) comes with a Sumiko Oyster catridge. The Sumiko Oyster is a moving magnet (MM) phono cartridge with an alloy cantilever, bonded spherical stylus, and a 30-20,000Hz frequency response. The Oyster series cartridge offers superior construction and sound quality with an emphasis on real world performance.

Built-in Phono Equalizer w/ Phono & Line Output: Thanks to its built-in MM Phono equalizer amplifier, the TN-400S (O/WA) supports Phono or Line output which allows you to play vinyl with a stereo that is or isn't equipped with Phono input.

Gold-Plated Terminals: A pair of gold-plated RCA connectors are employed 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.

USB Port For Digital Recording: You can transfer music from vinyl records to your Mac computer or Windows PC, using the turntable's USB 2.0 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 (16-bit/48kHz) 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: Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 8 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 10 (32-bit/64-bit)
  • Mac OS X: OS X Lion (10.7), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8), OS X Mavericks (10.9), OS X Yosemite (10.10), OS X El Capitan (10.11), macOS Sierra (10.12)
Note: This unit will run with standard OS driver, so there is no need to install a special driver.

Dust Cover: The TEAC TN-400S (O/WA) comes with a detachable dust cover.

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PRICE, QUALITY OF TEAC [ JOHN  Jul 14, 2019 ]
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Very nice looking entry level turntable. Good brand also. [ Glen  Jun 18, 2019 ]
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Great reviews for an nice "entry level" player. [ Matthew  Feb 07, 2019 ]
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Recommended by Dexter [ Walter  Jan 22, 2019 ]

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