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TEAC AI-501DA Integrated Amplifier with 192kHz USB and DAC

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AI-501DA is perfect for living room or desktop setups offering high quality listening from PC, Mac or other digital/analogue sources. Stunning sound via headphones or suitable speakers.

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Power Per Channel (8ohms) 90W
Warranty length 2 Years
Brand TEAC Audio

Tech Specs

Amp: ABLETEC ALC0180 Class-D
Output power: 90W/ch (4Ω)
Case: Full-metal body
Meters: Dual analogue, dimmable
Headphone: 2 operational amps
Volume Knob: Aluminum-weighted


USB Audio: Up to 24bit/192kHz
Coax S/PDIF: Up to 24bit/192kHz
Opt S/PDIF: Up to 24bit/96kHz


Processing: Internal 32bit
DAC: BurrBrown PCM5102
Transformer: Toroidal-core
PSC: Schottky Barrier diodes


USB Audio Input: x1
S/PDIF In: 2x Opt, 1x Coax
RCA In: 2x analogue line
Speaker: Screw-type (AWG8)
Headphone out: Yes
Remote control: Yes
AC: 3-polar detachable cable

Product Description

TEAC AI-501DA is a high-performance modern integrated hi-fi amplifier with a 192kHz USB input, onboard DAC, vintage styling cues including left/right channel VU meters, and a beautifully finished fascia available in black or silver.

Environment Friendly

TEAC wanted an amplifier that could drive full range speakers but not consume as much power as traditional amps, to save you money and be more environmentally friendly. TEAC chose the "ALC0180 Digital Power Amplifier module" from ABLETEC in Norway. This delivers a maximum 90W + 90W output power with a maximum 55W of power consumption, and only 10W in idle mode, or 0.2W in power-saving standby mode. An over-sized toroidal transformer helps deliver high-quality sound without sacrificing energy efficiency.

USB 192kHz Audio

Simply connect a USB cable from the TEAC AI-501DA to your Mac or PC and a variety of audio formats can be transferred digitally at up to 24bit/192kHz, allowing you to enjoy your high res music files with exceptional clarity. Simply install the driver software, access your playlist on iTunes or Windows Media Player and play!

BurrBrown PCM5102

The AI-501DA employs the highly celebrated BurrBrown PCM5102 DAC. In addition to the USB input, you can connect other digital sources via optical and coaxial digital inputs. Parts were carefully selected for the analogue circuits. The unit utilises high-quality operational amplifiers and electrolytic capacitors already proven on previous high-end models. You can also plug in other sources via 2 x RCA inputs

Headphone Output

This amplifier was also designed with headphones listening in mind. Conventional hi-fi systems only use a single operational amplifier for both channels, but in contrast, the AI-501DA features an operational amplifier on each channel, ensuring listening through headphones sounds as impressive as through speakers.

Full-Metal Construction

This amp is as much of a great choice for in your living room as it is on a desktop set-up, thanks to its small A4-sized footprint. The front panel, both side and top panels are all made of aluminium attached to a robust steel chassis. This eliminates vibrations and allows all internal circuits to always perform under stable conditions. Designed to offer high quality listening from PC, Mac or other digital/analogue sources and sounds stunning both with headphones or suitable speakers.

Key Features

- High-quality sound, high output power and low consumption
- Efficient Class-D amplifier by ABLETEC, Norway
- USB cable connection for fully digital path from any PC
- BurrBrown PCM5102 DAC for various types of digital audio formats
- Many input/outputs allowing integration with full-scale hi-fi systems
- A Toroidal-Core power transformer is used for stable current supply
- Full-metal jacket, aluminium panels for front, top/sides. Fits on desktop

Customer Reviews

  • Geoff

    27 Nov 2013

    A happy customer. Just look at this amp, its a brilliant little model well styled with retro vu metres and high build quality all over, from the controls on the front to the rack mount style "ears" to the connections on the rear, this amp oozes quality and is more powerful than it looks. I've been using this on KEF LS50 speakers and it sounds brilliant!
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