Manual belt-drive turntable with pre-mounted cartridge, USB output, and built-in phono preamp (Gloss Black)
Our take on the TEAC TN-400S by Crutchfield's Eric Angevine
The TEAC TN-400 provides RCAs 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.
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 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 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 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
- rotation speed variation: ±2%
- wow and flutter: 0.2%
- signal-to-noise ratio: 67 dB
- gold-plated RCA audio jacks
- 16-9/16"W x 4-5/8"H (with dust cover down) x 14-9/16"D
- weight: 10.8 lbs.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- AC power adapter (w/ attached 58" DC cord)
- 3 AC plug inserts (US/EU/UK)
- 39" Stereo RCA cable
- Felt mat
- 45 RPM adapter
- Headshell w/ cartridge
- Dust cover w/ 2 hinges (pre-installed)
- Owner's Manual
- Warranty Card
- AC power adapter instructions
Very modern looking and sounds great. The wood smells good.
Erick, Houston, TX
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Features and Specs
|Speeds||33-1/3, 45, 78|
|45 RPM Adapter||Yes|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||67|
|Wow and Flutter||0.2|
Precision Belt-Drive Turntable: The TEAC TN-400S 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.
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.
Equivalent Audio-Technica AT100E MM Cartridge: The TN-400S comes with a replaceable audio-technica AT100E MM equivalent cartridge designed for highly accurate reading. As soon as you set up the TN-400S you can enjoy the high quality sound with outstanding clarity and detail.
Built-in Phono Equalizer w/ Phono & Line Output: Thanks to its built-in MM Phono equalizer amplifier, the TN-400S 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 comes with a detachable dust cover.
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Why did you buy this?
Superior quality at a great price [ Justin Oct 19, 2018 ]
It plays all sizes of vinyl plus has a USB. The other unit I considered was the Project Debut Carbon. It does have a better cartridge than the TEAC but it won't play 78's and no USB. [ Kevin Oct 18, 2018 ]
It has three speeds and a great rating. I have old 78's I want to play and this turntable will enable me to do that at an affordable price. [ Howard Sep 20, 2018 ]
The reviews and the RCA connectors are not prewired allowing and upgraded cable to be used. [ Randy Jan 23, 2018 ]
Good reviews. [ J Dec 25, 2017 ]
Reputation, features, and customer reviews. Positive dealings with Crutchfield with my previous purchases. I love the technical information that is available on the Crutchfield web site. [ Robert Dec 05, 2017 ]
It had all the features we were looking for and the TEAC quality has always been great. [ Bruno Apr 21, 2018 ]
TEAC is a well-respected name in music. The look and reviews for this item were top-notch. This hit the sweet spot in quality and price for me. [ JOSEPH Jan 06, 2018 ]
sounds good [ YUANJI Mar 23, 2017 ]
Research and Allen's help [ MICHAEL Feb 16, 2018 ]
Highly rated, price was within my budget thanks to your sale, and the aesthetics are nice. [ Steven Feb 14, 2018 ]
Stylish and a good price point for a quality brand [ Daniel Feb 06, 2018 ]
Plays 78s. TEAC is a reputable old brand, stylish, retro. Nice veneer trim. Crutchfield is the best. [ MATTHEW Jan 30, 2018 ]
ability to play 78's and appearance over other models [ troy Nov 17, 2017 ]
Good reviews, good features and in the right price range. [ Cal Oct 20, 2017 ]
After research I thought it would be the best fit for my music needs. [ A Oct 12, 2017 ]
Color and features [ Adam Oct 07, 2017 ]
Good price, low flutter, high signal to noise ratio. Good reviews. [ glenna Aug 05, 2017 ]
Good reviews and we liked the features. [ Neal Jul 25, 2017 ]
compact for playing all my vinyl that I have collected over the years [ GORDON Jun 27, 2017 ]
gift [ DIANE Nov 21, 2016 ]
5 questions already asked
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Krissy Dec 21, 2017 ] Staff
It's a felt mat [ Brandi Aug 10, 2017 ]
It is a felt mat that came with mine. [ ERIK Aug 08, 2017 ]
2 answers I have three Sonos Play 1 speakers, which are hooked up directly to my Wi-Fi. Currently I just stream music from the Sonos app on my tablet to my Play 1's. If I purchase the TN-400S or the TN-300, and want to stream my records on the Play 1's, do I need to purchase the Sonos Connect or the Sonos Connect Amp? Any clarification is greatly appreciated. [ Greg R Mar 01, 2017 ]
I have a TN-400S and am very happy with it. I did upgrade the cartridge. The 400s has a built in pre-amp, so that would plug into the Sonos Connect to add you 400S as a Sonos source. The Sonos Connect amp is for a different purpose. The connect amp becomes part of your Sonos network, retrieves its content from Sonos system and allows you to hook your old traditional, non-WiFi speakers. [ John M Stephens Mar 02, 2017 ]
We used a stereo receiver and speaker wire to play our TN400S. Stereo receiver hooked to the turntable and speaker wire from the receiver to the speakers. We turn off the pre amp button and the sound is truly amazing. I would think that using the amp would get you a much better sound experience. [ Joshua Mar 02, 2017 ]
If it is not completely veneered, it is at least partially veneered because there is no end grain anywhere; all six sides are side grained. [ Daniel P. Dec 11, 2016 ]
The TEAC's belt driver motor supports 78RPM. The provided needle can be used for playing 78RPM records (just adjust the tracking weight) but is also replaceable (standard 0.5" mount) if you prefer to use one that's optimized for that speed. At this time, we do not offer any 78RPM-specific replacement cartridges/styluses. I hope that helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan Dec 02, 2016 ] Staff
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