TEAC TN-3B BELT-DRIVE TURNTABLE

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by Jay Garrett

22nd August, 2019

TEAC TN-3B BELT-DRIVE TURNTABLE

The TEAC TN-3B belt-drive turntable has been launched complete with built-in phono stage and digital output.

Looking to capitalise with the consistent growth of the vinyl market, TEAC has announced the TEAC TN-3B, a stylish new belt-drive turntable that comes complete with a built-in MM Phono EQ amplifier and USB digital output.

TEAC TN-3B

Tonearm, Cartridge and Drive

TEAC TN-3B

Just like the direct-drive TN-4D turntable introduced in May, the TN-3B employs the new S-shaped tonearm. Featuring knife-edge, pivot-point bearings, co-developed with SAEC, the high-end tonearm manufacturer. The platter is a die-cast aluminium number. Altogether, we are promised “excellent sonic stability and impressive high-resolution audio.”

Additionally, the new 2-speed deck comes fitted with an Audio-Technica AT-VM95E cartridge sporting an elliptical-shaped stylus.

TEAC TN-3B

By using a belt-drive mechanism, the TN3B helps mitigate any unwanted cogging effects from the operation of the motor, ensuring a precise and smooth platter rotation for accurate reproduction of the music.

Phono Amp and USB out

The TN-3B integrated Phono EQ amplifier uses a high-precision NJM8080 op-amp. Furthermore, the built-in Analogue-to-Digital converter and USB port enable you to digitise your vinyl library onto your PC and Mac for those moments where spinning an LP isn't an option.

TEAC TN-3B

All the internal components are mounted on a robust and high-density MDF plinth for rigidity and vibration-deadening. Finally, the TN-3B sits on insulating feet comprising a machined aluminium shell, topped with a rubber cushion. Thanks to their excellent shock absorption characteristics, the TN-3B is very resistant to acoustic feedback.

TEAC believes that the TN-3B delivers well-balanced sound quality and is supremely quick and easy to set up and start enjoying.

Price and availability

The TEAC TN-3B is priced at £399 and is available from September, in Cherry, Piano Black or White finishes.

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StereoNET UK’s Editor and Bass playing gadget junkie. He’s captained the good ship GadgetyNews for over a decade, making low jargon high tech a very handy thing. His passion for gadgets and Hi-Fi is second only to being a touring musician.

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