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Stereo receiver with built-in CD player and Bluetooth®
Item # 063CRH260 | MFR # CR-H260i-B
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Our take on the TEAC CR-H260i by Crutchfield's David Brown
A Bluetooth- and iPhone-friendly compact receiver
Need a compact receiver to liven up your dorm room, office, or bedroom? Then check out the TEAC CR-H260i. With a built-in CD player and a host of other listening options, connect this receiver to a pair of bookshelf speakers and start discovering the many ways to get the music started. You're not limited to just discs with this versatile machine. If you have digital music files on your Bluetooth-compatible smartphone, tablet, or computer, you can stream them wirelessly to the Bluetooth-enabled CR-H260i. If you're an Apple user, you can also connect your iPod®, iPhone®, or iPad® to the front-panel USB port. Then sit back and control your music with the receiver's remote while your device charges.
More options for music
Have some USB thumb drives sitting around? Then load them up with MP3s and pop one into the CR-H260i's USB port to start listening. Or maybe you have some spare SD memory cards in a drawer somewhere. That's one more way to play digital music through this receiver, thanks to its front-panel SD card slot. Or you can always use the AM/FM tuner to dial in local radio stations, saving up to 45 presets.
There's a time for music, and a time for sleep
The built-in tuner, USB input, and CD player can all be used with the CR-H260i's timer feature. This lets you set specific times to power on and off the receiver. Use it like an alarm clock in the morning with your iPod — that'll charge your player overnight before waking you with something upbeat in the morning. Or use the sleep timer at night so you can drift off to your favorite mellow tunes without leaving the receiver running all night.
Looking for speakers for this receiver? Check out TEAC's LS-H265.
Perfect for our small living room. Sounds fine. SD card slot nicely complements my car stereo, which has one also.
What's in the Box:
- Integrated CD receiver
- 5' AC power cord
- Remote control (RC-1307)
- 2 "AAA" batteries
- AM loop antenna
- FM antenna
- Owner's Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
- Warranty Card
- 25 watts x 2 into 6 ohms (1 kHz) at 0.5% THD
- built-in Bluetooth support for music streaming from compatible smartphones, tablets, or computers
- front-loading CD player plays CDs, CD-R, CD-RW, and MP3/WMA discs
- SD card slot for playing digital music files (accepts cards up to 32GB)
- front-panel USB input for playing music from a USB memory device or portable music player
- provides a direct digital connection to an iPod, iPhone, or iPad for control with the included remote
- AM/FM tuner with 45 presets (30 FM, 15 AM)
- 2-line front-panel display
- programmable timer for automatically turning on and off the player
- sleep timer
- remote control
Connections and dimensions:
- 2 pairs of analog stereo inputs
- 1 pair of analog stereo outputs
- mono RCA line-level output for a powered subwoofer
- front-panel USB input
- detachable power cord
- binding post speaker connectors
- headphone minijack output
- 8-1/2"W x 4-1/4"H x 14-3/4"D
- weight: 7.05 lbs.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs
|Stereo RMS Power (watts)||25|
|THD in Stereo||0.5 %|
|Frequency Bandwidth (stereo)||1k Hz|
|FM Sensitivity||Not Given|
|Signal To Noise Ratio||85dB|
|Phono Signal to Noise Ratio||Not Given|
|Wired or Wireless Network||---|
|HD Radio Tuner||No|
|Satellite Radio Ready||---|
|Total Number of Zones||1|
|Multibrand Remote Control||No|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Inputs & Outputs|
|Total Audio Inputs||---|
|Digital Audio Inputs||---|
|Speaker Output Pairs||1|
Digital Stereo Amplifier: The TEAC CR-H260i's digital stereo amplifier is rated a 25 watts x 2 channel at 1kHz, in 6 ohms, with 0.5% THD. The digital power amplifier provides more than adequate output for enjoying your music at home or in the office. It limits maximum power consumption to 35W and lets you enjoy your music without worrying about power usage. Power consumption is a mere 9W in power-on standby mode, while an auto power save function minimizes unnecessary power consumption if you forget to turn the power off.
Binding Post Speaker Terminals: The integrated CD receiver features four binding post terminals to connect a single pair of speakers between 6-8 ohms. The binding post terminals will accept bar wire (up to 12AWG), pin-connectors, and banana plugs (single only).
Mono Subwoofer Output: The CR-H260i is fitted with a mono subwoofer RCA output to connect a powered sub for extra bass.
Tone Control: The TEAC CR-H260i provides independent Bass & Treble control (+/-10) to fine tune your music listening. You can also adjust the balance between the left and right speaker output.
Mute: You can mute the sound of the CR-H260i with a single press of a button on the remote control.
Headphone Output: The CR-H260i features a front-panel 3.5mm headphone jack for connection of a set of headphone, so you can privately listen to your music. No sound will be output from the unit's speaker outputs when headphones are connected.
Note: No sound is output from the headphone jack during iPod mode.
CD Player: The TEAC CR-H260i features a built-in CD player with a front-loading disc tray. The unit supports playback of CD-Audio, CD-R, and CD-RW discs (12cm discs only). The player will also support MP3 (up to 320kbps; 44.1/48kHz) and WMA (up to 192kbps; 44.1kHz) music files loaded onto CD-R/RW discs. Up to 255 folders and 999 MP3/WMA music files can be recognized. The unit also supports ID3- and WMA-tags for song/artist information display of MP3/WMA music files.
Built-in Bluetooth: The TEAC CR-H260i is Bluetooth version 2.1+EDR certified and supports A2DP/AVRCP. You can wirelessly stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet, laptop, PC, or audio player to the TEAC CR-H260i. You can control Play/Pause functions from the unit's front-panel control or included remote control. You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device for advanced music navigation and to view song/artist information. This unit pairs with your Bluetooth-enabled device with a single press of a button. Once paired, the CR-H260i will automatically re-connect with your device when in wireless range (up to 33').
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the TEAC CR-H260i.
SD Memory Card Slot: The TEAC CR-H260i features a front-panel SD card slot which supports SD (512MB-2GB)/SDHC (4GB-32GB) memory cards. The CR-H260i will play back MP3 (up to 320kbps; 44.1/48kHz) and WMA (up to 192kbps; 44.1kHz) music files stored on the SD or SDHC memory card. Up to 255 folders and 999 MP3/WM music files can be recognized. The unit also supports ID3- and WMA-tags for song/artist information display of MP3/WMA music files.
Front-Panel USB Port: The TEAC CR-H260i features a front-panel USB (type-A) port used to connect a USB mass storage class device; such as your Android smartphone, portable digital audio player, or USB thumbdrive. The CR-H260i supports playback of MP3 (up to 320kbps; 44.1/48kHz) and WMA (up to 192kbps; 44.1kHz) music files stored on a compatible USB device. Up to 255 folders and 999 MP3/WM music files can be recognized. USB portable devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the unit's USB port. The unit also supports ID3- and WMA-tags for song/artist information display of MP3/WMA music files.
Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad Certified: The unit's front-panel USB port also acts as a direct connection for select Apple iPods, iPhones, and iPads. The CR-H260i offers audio playback, remote control, and charging of your compatible Apple device. You can play stored music or music apps on your Apple device and navigate your stored music from the unit's remote control. Song/artist information will still need to viewed on your connected Apple device. The CR-H260i will start charging your Apple device's battery as soon as its connected. Using the Lightning- or Dock-cable that came with your Apple device to connect directly to the TEAC CR-H260i, iPod/iPhone/iPad compatibility is as follows (as of 5/29/2013):
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Remote||iPod/iPhone||Song/Artist Info||Track Info|
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.
AM/FM Tuner: The TEAC CR-H260i is equipped with a built-in AM/FM tuner. You can store 30 FM and 15 AM station presets. Stations can be preset manually or automatically. The unit includes an external AM loop and FM wire antenna.
Analog Audio Inputs/Output: The CR-H260i is fitted with two sets of stereo RCA inputs (Aux 1/Aux 2) for the connection of external analog audio devices. Aux 2 also features a stereo line-level output to connect a recorder.
Fluorescent Display w/ Dimmer: The integrated CD receiver features a front-panel fluorescent display to indicate source information and menu settings. The unit will display song/artist information from CDs, USB flash memory, and SD/SDHC memory cards (not iPod/iPhone/iPad or Bluetooth). You can dim the front-panel display.
Remote Control: The TEAC CR-H260i comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation of the integrated CD receiver; including CD, AM/FM, Bluetooth, USB, iPod, and SD/SDHC playback functions.
Playback & Search Functions: The TEAC CR-H260i offers a variety of playback & search functions for CD, USB, iPod, and SD playback.
- Fast Forward/Rewind: You can fast forward or rewind through a part of a music track on CD, USB, iPod, or SD.
- Previous/Next Track: You are able to skip to the previous or next music track on CD, USB, iPod, or SD.
- Random: You can play all tracks or a specific folder in random order for CD, USB, iPod, and SD.
- Repeat: You can repeat a single track, all tracks or a specific folder for CD, USB, iPod, and SD.
- Program: Up to 30 music tracks or files can be programmed in a desired order for CD, USB, and SD.
- Direct Playback: You can use the remote control's numeric keypad (0-9) to directly select a music track for playback on CD, USB, and SD.
Alarm Clock w/ Sleep Timer: The CR-H260i features a 12-hour clock display. This unit can be programmed to turn on and off at a specified time. In addition to setting the specified time, you can set the playback source (Tuner/CD/USB/iPod/SD) and volume level of the wake-up timer. The Sleep Timer function allows the unit to be turned off after a specified amount of time.
Automatic Standby: In order to reduce power consumption, if there is no playback signal from the selected input source and this unit is not operated for 30 minutes, the CR-H260i will enter standby mode. Automatic Standby mode does not function for AM/FM tuner or Bluetooth.
Aluminum Front-Panel: The TEAC CR-H260i features an aluminum front-panel and two aluminum-capped knobs for a high-end touch.
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6 questions already asked
Yes you can. What you need to know is what the dynamic impedance of the speakers is. It is usually on the back near the speaker connections or terminals. My speakers are 4 ohms (the Greek letter Omega is the same thing.) I think the output impedance of the unit is 6 ohms. Close enough. [ James Dec 16, 2014 ]
I would check the ohms on the Bosespeakers- crutch field customer service should be able to help. [ SCOTT Dec 15, 2014 ]
I have no experience with Bose speakers. If the Bose speakers meet the Teac CR-H260i impedance range of 6 to 8 ohms they should work fine. As for the CR-H260i CD receiver, I am very happy with it's performance and I plan on purchasing a second unit soon. [ NORMAN Dec 15, 2014 ]
Speaker impedance should be equal or higher than the output impedance pf the amplifier. [ Donald Dec 15, 2014 ]
Bryan, I have the TEAC 260 and have very good experience with it so far. I have owned for about a year and have no problems. Regarding the use of Bose speaker systems, I have two Bose systems at my home and their connection to the CRH-260i is no different than conventional stereo speaker systems. The Bose systems tend to be less efficient but can be readily connected. [ MARK A Dec 15, 2014 ]
I have BOSE speakers and was able to hook mine up just fine. [ JEFFREY Dec 15, 2014 ]
3 answers I see that this unit can be hooked up to a smart phone, tablet, etc.. My husband was worried about the wording in the description because it says "i-phone" and "i-pad", etc. I assured him that the device isn't an apple and will support Samsung/ASUS/whatever, but he's worried. Settle this, anyone? [ jessie Sep 07, 2014 ]
I hook up my android devices over the bluetooth function without problems. I am not sure, but if you want to hardwire your tablet, it might only be possible with an Apple device, but again I am not sure because I only uses the bluetooth. [ MORTEN Sep 09, 2014 ]
My unit is still in the box. I am blind and pretty much tech-lacking. When I buy something my purchase is based more on the company's reputation than on product reviews. I am hoping to move to a new location by mid-October and then finally unpack and enjoy my purchase. [ THOMAS Sep 08, 2014 ]
It works perfectly with my Nexus 5 running Android KitKat and my Thinkpad laptop. Zero problems hooking them up. This unit is very versatile, go ahead. [ ADOLFO Sep 08, 2014 ]
Noticed same issue and consulted Crutchfield advisor who said should work fine. My unit sounds good but I do not crank it to high volumes. Strange matchup though. [ John Jul 04, 2014 ]
My unit says the same thing. It works fine and sounds great. I think the unit requires 6 ohms minimum output full power rating. Max. power with 4 ohm speakers will be something less than the unit's power rating. I have no trouble getting enough volume for a 24 x 24 ft room. [ Donald Jul 04, 2014 ]
My owners mannual does say min 6 Ohms for speakers. I attached 8 Ohm speakers and they work well. Overall I'm very satisfied with this unit. [ BRIAN Jul 03, 2014 ]
Hello Doug: Oops! I bought speakers that are 4 Ohms for this amp. They work fine, although now I am wondering how much better it would sound if they were 6 Ohms.... I guess that is not a helpful answer. [ TRACY Jul 02, 2014 ]
Hi, Doug. I bought the unit with the speakers a couple of months ago. I was also hesitant because of the difference in impedance between the amplifier on the player and the speakers. I read quite a few forum posts on the issue and one opinion that kept coming up was that you could use them as long as you were not going to blast music at full volume, because that could damage the amplifier. I have done just that: I never play with volume above 25 (it goes up to 40), and that's loud enough for my purposes. I use the unit to play some music throught Bluetooth from my laptop or my phone or to play the occasional CD of classical music. The sound is good, just don't expect audiophile-grade sound. I was actually surprised at how good they are, considering that they are bottom of the line for TEAC. I will eventually buy some nicer speakers, but for now, I'm very satisfied. I have not noticed any distorsion in the sound, nor anything I can complain about. Oh, and the speakers included about 3 meters of 20AWG connecting cable, Crutchfield told me they didn't but the cable came tucked inside the box. I hope I have helped. [ ADOLFO Jul 02, 2014 ]
They must have changed them because my speakers say 8 ohms. And the speakers are good, not great. I also purchased a sub woofer and now the systems sounds more defined. [ EDWARD Jul 02, 2014 ]
The speakers I have hooked up to it are Teac speakers but are 8ohms and it sounds very good and I also have a Polk subwoofer hooked to it. [ SCOTT Jul 02, 2014 ]
I don't believe so. It accepts Bluetooth input from a device like an iPhone or equivalent, but does not support a Bluetooth output. [ peter Mar 26, 2014 ]
It is designed to be used with a left and right speaker and the unit does Blue-tooth well. [ SCOTT Mar 26, 2014 ]
Yes [ PAT Mar 26, 2014 ]
Hi Jamie: Sorry to took so long to get back to you. This unit has two Aux channels. Aux1 has a line input and line output. Aux2 has a line input only. So to answer your question, yes, it has one line output. Cheers! [ THOMAS A Feb 06, 2014 ]
This unit has two line out options. One line out has a riight and left for DVD players, etc. and the other line out and a line in, with right and left for CD recorder, cassette decks, etc. Great unit. [ BRIAN Feb 04, 2014 ]
I did not see one. [ SCOTT Feb 03, 2014 ]
Thanks Kevin. Absolutely. Going to a higher ohm load will usually result in a slight drop in power, but is totally safe for the equipment. [ Jeff Dec 05, 2013 ] Staff