TEAC TN-3B - Vinyl Turntable with Phono Stage and USB
The TN-3B is a stylish, sleek-looking belt-driven turntable with a built-in MM-type PHONO EQ amplifier and USB digital output.
It employs a new tonearm with knife-edge, pivot-point bearings, collaborated with SAEC, the high-end tonearm manufacturer, for superlative stability and resolution. The belt-drive mechanism, meanwhile, helps mitigate any unwanted cogging effects (ie fine pulsing) from the operation of the motor, to ensure a precise and smooth platter rotation. The TN-3B also employs a VM-type cartridge the AT-VM95E manufactured by audio-technica and a high-precision NJM8080 op-amp in its in-built Phono EQ amplifier, allowing the user to enjoy the sound of their vinyl records with low distortion and in high quality. In addition, a built-in Analog-to-Digital converter and USB port allow users to digitise their vinyl libraries on their PC/Mac.
The TN-3B delivers a natural and well-balanced sound quality and is quick and easy to set up and start enjoying. We believe it sets a new standard that will satisfy the needs of both audiophiles and ardent record collectors.
The static-balanced, S-shape tone-arm is equipped with a counterweight for precise stylus-pressure adjustment, as well as an anti-skating mechanism for accurate tracking force adjustment, allowing the cartridge to accurately play any quality vinyl disc.
* Replacement styli should be available at the retail store where you purchased the unit, or via the TEAC On-line store. (TEAC On-line store is available in selected countries.)
* The VM-series cartridge is a MM (Moving Magnet) type design, and is compatible with all conventional MM-type phono EQ amplifiers.
The TN-3B incorporates an MM-type phono EQ amplifier, allowing you to connect the turntable to a conventional amplifier/hi-fi system that lacks a PHONO input. A low distortion, hi-fi-grade op-amp, the NJM8080, is employed to boost the low-level signals from the phono cartridge up to LINE level.
All internal components are mounted on a robust and high-density MDF plinth for rigidity and vibration-deadening. Thanks to its sleek and stylish design, the TN-3B looks at home in most domestic environments, creating the perfect setting for listening to vinyl records.
The TN-3B supports both 33-⅓ and 45 rpm for LP and EP records. Our insistence on quality engineering can even be seen in the construction of the rotary control for start-up/speed selection, formed of machined aluminium.
A USB port on the back panel delivers CD-quality digital audio to your PC/Mac, allowing you to record/archive your analog library in a high quality, digital audio format. Once you have archived your vinyl to digital, it’s a simple matter to listen to them while out and about, via a smartphone/portable audio player, or in your car (by burning them onto a CD-R or transferring them to a memory card/stick). And to ensure pristine signal transfer, gold-plated PHONO/LINE output terminals are employed to prevent analog audio signals from losing quality as a result of oxidation.
The insulating feet comprise a machined aluminium shell, topped with a rubber cushion that is fixed to the high-density MDF plinth. Thanks to their excellent shock absorption characteristics, the TN-3B is very resistant to acoustic feedback.
In order to achieve sleek cabinet design without compromising rigidity, the bottom panel is imprinted with a honeycomb pattern that minimises unwanted vibrations.
- Belt-drive mechanism
- 2-speed turntable supporting 33-⅓ and 45 rpm
- Knife-edge, pivot-point tonearm, designed by high-end tonearm manufacturer SAEC
- Aluminum die-cast platter
- Built-in PHONO EQ amplifier compatible with MM-type cartridges
- Hi-fi grade op-amp, NJM8080, used in PHONO EQ stage
- Anti-skating mechanism
- USB digital audio output for digitising records on a PC/Mac
- PHONO/LINE analog output (switchable)
- Gold-plated oxidation-resistant output connectors
- Pre-installed AT-VM95E cartridge supplied by audio-technica
- Rigid, high-density MDF plinth with multi-layered lacquer finish
- Shock-absorbing insulating feet
- GND terminal
- RoHS compliant
|Type||Belt-drive (External drive)|
|Rotation Speeds||33-⅓ rpm, 45 rpm|
|Wow-and-Flutters||0.1% or less|
|S/N Ratio||67dB (A-weighted, 20kHz LPF)|
|Needle Pressure Range||0g to 5.0g|
|Compatible Cartridge Weight||3.0g to 12.0g
14g to 23g (including Head-shell)
|Output Voltage||4.0mV (1kHz, 5cm/sec.)|
|Needle Pressure||1.8 to 2.2g (2.0g recommended)|
|Head-shell weight||11g (including screws, nuts, and wires)|
|Compatible Stylus||AT-VMN95E * Average stylus life: approx. 300 hours.|
|Connector||RCA Pin jack × 1 pair (Gold-plated)|
|Connector||USB B-type (DC 5V 100mA USB Bus power required)|
|Audio Format||PCM, 8k/11.025k/16k/22.5k/32k/44.1k/48kHz, 16bit|
|Operating Power||AC 100 to 240V, 50/60Hz|
|Overall Dimensions (W×H×D)||420 × 117 × 356 mm /
16.5" × 4.6" × 14.0" (including protrusions)
|Weight||approx. 5.0kg / 11.0 lbs.|
|Included Accessories||Felt Mat, EP Adapter, Counter Weight, Head-shell (AT-VM95E installed), Platter, Dust Cover, Hinges × 2, RCA Audio cable with GND terminal, AC Adapter (GPE053A-V120050), Owner's Manual (including Warranty Card)|