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TEAC TN-300 Turntables - R4500.00 - STOCK CLEARANCE
« on: June 02, 2016, 11:26:03 PM »
I am clearing stock of TEAC TN-300 turntables. I have four black ones and one red one (one of the black ones is a demo model).

Price: R4500.00  :2thumbs:  :2thumbs:  :2thumbs:

More info: http://www.teac.com/product/tn-300/overview/







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Re: TEAC TN-300 Turntables - R4500.00 - STOCK CLEARANCE
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2016, 06:25:26 AM »
This advert is sub par for you JQ. 
Where is the eloquent description of the merx. 
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Re: TEAC TN-300 Turntables - R4500.00 - STOCK CLEARANCE
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2016, 06:37:45 AM »
TEAC TN-300 in the house :-)

R4500.00

"The TN-300 belt-drive analogue turntable is housed in a stylish chassis, containing an MM Phono equalizer amplifier with USB output. Both Phono and Line outputs are supplied, which allows you to play vinyl into powered speakers or a stereo without a Phono input. Transfer music from vinyl records to your Mac or PC using the USB digital output. CD quality digital archiving via USB preserves your vinyl collection for use on a smartphone or Digital Audio Player.
With the included audio-technica AT95E VM cartridge, the TN-300 sounds great right out of the box. An aluminium, die-cast, High inertia platter is also included. The TN-300 is the perfect turntable for any music lover from first time users to audiophiles, with high-quality sound and sturdy yet stylish design."

I have four black and one red one at that price.
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Re: TEAC TN-300 Turntables - R4500.00 - STOCK CLEARANCE
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2016, 07:23:24 AM »
Very nice and seems to be great value for money.

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Re: TEAC TN-300 Turntables - R4500.00 - STOCK CLEARANCE
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2016, 11:38:53 AM »
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-How I wish? Love that red deck!

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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2016, 07:16:26 AM »
This advert is sub par for you JQ. 
Where is the eloquent description of the merx.

hehe  :whip: here is a photo essay (click on each image to make it bigger)  :cleansound:












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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2016, 07:51:51 AM »
Beautiful. How do you rate it against the Lenco L90?
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Re: TEAC TN-300 Turntables - R4500.00 - STOCK CLEARANCE
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2016, 09:31:40 AM »
Great value these and they sound bloody EXCELLENT!
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Re: TEAC TN-300 Turntables - R4500.00 - STOCK CLEARANCE
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2016, 11:29:17 AM »
What about perhaps providing a Google drive or Dropbox download of a 3minute demo track recorded via USB for interested parties?

48khz 16bitWAV or FLAC of a good quality LP should work?

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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2016, 11:30:20 AM »
Great value these and they sound bloody EXCELLENT!

@ alty and kent how good is the onboard phonostage?

Granted its not going to be brilliant for this kind of moolah but I do like the idea of just hooking it straight to a pre and you have tunes  :groovy:

Would USB to SPDIF work ?
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« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2016, 01:04:48 PM »
Beautiful. How do you rate it against the Lenco L90?

Much better...

Bearing
The Teac bearing is much beefier than the Lenco L90 bearing. It's also made nicer with a smoother finish...

Drive motor
The Teac and Lenco share the same drive system. They did change the board and the power supply that runs the motor. The Teac has an off-board power supply...

Tonearm
This is where the Teac really shines over the L90. The tolerances are much better than the L90. You can also do a Baerwald alignment with the Teac. With the Lenco you are pretty much limited to the Stephenson alignment scheme.

Cartridge
The Teac is also a no-brainer. The Sanyo cartridge on the L90 is horrible (which is why I normally 'encourage' that people upgrade the cart before even playing the deck). It plays but that is about it. The AT95e on the Teac is well known and well regarded.

Phono Stage.
The Teac's phono stage is a little quieter than the Lenco L90 phono stage. The big plus is that the internal phono stage can be bypassed with a switch.

Quality of the Fit and finish
Both are pretty much the same...


What about perhaps providing a Google drive or Dropbox download of a 3minute demo track recorded via USB for interested parties?

48khz 16bitWAV or FLAC of a good quality LP should work?

Will see what I can do... I need to bring a table home with me as I do no have a computer at the shop (how analogue is that  :BWAHAHAH: )

@ alty and kent how good is the onboard phonostage?

Granted its not going to be brilliant for this kind of moolah but I do like the idea of just hooking it straight to a pre and you have tunes  :groovy:

Would USB to SPDIF work ?

The phono stage is OK. It's better than most real budget options (think Joseph or Electro-vision) but not better than something budget like the Rega Fono mini.
Again, it also depends what you are playing into. Most of the tables I sell go to people who are going to use the table with a mini HiFi, docking station or even TV's... For them the phono stage is perfectly adequate...


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Re: TEAC TN-300 Turntables - R4500.00 - STOCK CLEARANCE
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2016, 08:21:31 PM »
I am clearing stock of TEAC TN-300 turntables. I have four black ones and one red one (one of the black ones is a demo model).
Price: R4500.00  :2thumbs:  :2thumbs:  :2thumbs:
More info: http://www.teac.com/product/tn-300/overview/


Two left. One sealed black one and one demo black one...


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« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2016, 09:02:09 PM »
WTF people plug a TT into their TV? Please tell me this is only a UCT student thing.....
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« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2016, 09:12:34 PM »
WTF people plug a TT into their TV? Please tell me this is only a UCT student thing.....

hehe, it's more a middle age over the hill thing... They want to listen to their old records again, they chucked their old record player 20 years ago but they don't really want to spend on a whole HiFi and neither do they want to buy second hand but they do know that Crossley is not really all that great.

Students use docks. The clever ones get a nice second hand pair of powered monitors...


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Re: TEAC TN-300 Turntables - R4500.00 - STOCK CLEARANCE
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2016, 10:35:56 PM »
Two left. One sealed black one and one demo black one...

I'm sure others have been wondering... is it available in teak?
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