TEAC TN-400BT - Vinyl Turntable with Phono Stage, Bluetooth and USB
The TN-400BT is an analog turntable that also allows users to listen to LP records wirelessly via Bluetooth® headphones & speakers.
A die-cast aluminium platter provides accurate rotational speed while an S-shaped static-balanced aluminum tone-arm provides accurate tracking. The built-in Phono EQ amplifier enables the TN-400BT to be connected to a conventional hi-fi amplifier or a micro hi-fi, while a universal-type headshell allows users to change cartridges with ease.
A built-in Bluetooth® transmitter also lets users listen to LP records wirelessly with high-quality audio (thanks to the the Qualcomm® aptX™ and AAC codecs). A USB output, meanwhile, enables users to digitally archive their records on a PC at 16-bit/48kHz resolution (equivalent to CD quality). For convenience, a quality Japanese-made moving magnet-type cartridge comes pre-installed, so users can quickly start enjoying their records without a lengthy set-up procedure.
A die-cast, high-inertia aluminum platter is driven by a high-torque DC motor via a durable rubber flat-belt, giving immensely stable playback at 33-1/3, 45 and 78 rpm speeds.
A precisely-machined stainless steel spindle and durable brass bearing maintain accurate rotational speed, thanks to reduced friction.
The TN-400BT is available in four matt finishes, as well as a natural walnut veneer finish.
The TN-400BT has an onboard Phono EQ amplifier that supports MM-type cartridges, allowing the deck to be connected to conventional amplifiers/micro systems that lack a dedicated turntable input. The Phono EQ amplifier employs a hi-fi quality NJM8080 op-amp chip (designed by JRC) which amplifies the tiny audio signal from the stylus with the minimum of distortion.
The TN-400BT also incorporates an A/D Converter that delivers a 16-bit/48kHz resolution digital audio signal via a rear-mounted USB port. This allows records to be digital archived on a PC. Once converted, users can then easily transfer the recordings onto devices such as smartphones and car CD players
The S-shaped, static-balanced aluminum tone-arm is equipped with a counterweight and anti-skating mechanism that allow an exact setting of balance as well as tracking pressure, ensuring accurate tracking during playback. A tone-arm lifter is also fitted for smooth lowering of the tone-arm onto records.
The tone-arm takes universal-type headshells so users can change cartridges with relative ease. In order to reduce signal losses between the tone-arm and the headshell, gold-plated contact points are employed, to help deliver an uncorrupted audio signal.
The TN-400BT's Bluetooth® wireless transmission system supports the higher quality Qualcomm® aptX™ and AAC codecs, as well as the conventional SBC codec. This means that even if users don't have a hi-fi system, then can still enjoy truly high-quality vinyl replay via Bluetooth®-equipped headphones or speakers. Connecting the TN-400BT to Bluetooth® headphones or speakers is achieved very simply, at the touch of a button. A single-function pairing key and an associated LED indicator provide simple and clear confirmation of the connection status.
The TN-400BT brings elegance to the process of playing a record. The machined aluminum operation knobs ooze quality while the aluminum feet, attached to high-density MDF chassis via shock-absorbing rubber, provide a high resistance to feedback.
The deck comes with an excellent, all-purpose MM cartridge, employing a lightweight aluminum cantilever, which helps deliver an accurate, highly musical standard of playback.
- Robust high-density MDF plinth provides both vibration isolation and elegance
- Available in a selection of contemporary matt finishes, or a natural walnut veneer
- 3-speed belt-drive mechanism with aluminum die-cast platter (33-1/3, 45, 78 rpm)
- Newly-developed low-resistance spindle for stable rotational speed
- Static-balanced S-shaped tone-arm with universal-type headshell
- Pre-installed MM-type AT95E cartridge from audio-technica
- Built-in Phono EQ Amplifier
- Built-in TI A/D Converter allows 16-bit/48kHz USB digital output for PC recording
- High-quality Bluetooth® Qualcomm® aptX™ wireless audio transmission
- Floating-construction using decoupled feet provides high feedback resistance
- Machined aluminum operation knobs and feet
- Gold-plated RCA jacks (for LINE/PHONO output) and tone-arm contacts
- GND terminal on rear panel
- RCA audio cable with GND wiring included
|Rotation Speeds||33 1/3, 45, 78 rpm|
|S/N Ratio||more than 67dB (A-weighted)
60dB (unweighted, 20kHz, LPF)
|Needle Pressure Range||0g to 5g|
|Compatible Cartridge Weight||4g to 8g
14g to 18g (including Head-shell)
|Head-shell and Cartridge sections|
|Model of Cartridge||audio-technica AT95E|
|Type of Cartridge||MM-type (VM-type)|
|Frequency Response||20Hz to 20,000Hz|
|Output Voltage||3.5mV (1kHz, 5cm/sec.)|
|Channel Separation||20dB (1kHz)|
|Output Balance||2.0 dB (1kHz)|
|Needle Pressure||1.5g to 2.5g (appropriate value: 2.0g)|
|Needle Life||approx. 300 hours (depends on conditions)|
|Coil Impedance||2.8kohms (1kHz)|
|Loading Capacity||100 to 200pF|
|Coil Inductance||400mH (1kHz)|
|Static Compliance||20 × 10-6cm/dyne|
|Dynamic Compliance||6.5 × 10-6cm/dyne (100Hz)|
|Needle Shape||Joint-oval 0.3 × 0.7mil|
|Vertical Tracking Degree||20 degrees|
|Overall Dimensions||17.0(W) × 17.2(H) × 30.5(D) mm|
|Head-shell Weight||10g (including nuts, screws, and wires)|
|Analog Output section|
|Connectors||RCA jack × 1 pair (Gold-plated)|
|Connector||USB B-type (Full-speed, Plug-in Power required)|
|Audio Format||PCM 16-bit/48kHz|
|Required USB Bus Power||5V 500 mA|
|Bluetooth version||4.0 (DUAL MODE)|
|Output class||Class 2|
|Codecs||SBC, AAC, Qualcomm® aptX™|
|Maximum number of stored pairings||8 devices|
|AC Adapter Input||AC 100 - 240V, 50/60Hz|
|AC Adapter Output||DC 12V 500mA|
|Power Consumption||1.5W or less|
|Standby Power||0.5W or less|
|Dimensions (including protrusions)||420(W) × 117(H) × 356(D) mm /
16.5"(W) × 4.6"(H) × 14.0"(D)
|Weight||4.9kg / 10.8lbs|
|Operating temperature range||5°C to 35°C|
|Included Accessories||Felt Mat, EP Adapter, Counter Weight, Headshell (audio-technica AT95E installed), Platter, Dust Cover, Dust Cover Hinges × 2, RCA Audio Cable with GND wiring, AC Adapter (GPE053A-V120050-Z), Owner's Manual (including Warranty Card)|