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TEAC TN-550 Turntable


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High-grade turntable combining style with excellent performance boasting dual-material chassis and PRS3 system. Also available with USB and digital output as the TEAC TN-570.

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Warranty length 2 Years
Brand TEAC Audio

Tech Specs

Type: Belt Drive
Motor: DC Motor
SPeed: 33-1/3 rpm, 45 rpm
Servo System: PRS3
Rotate Precision: < +/–0.05% (@33-1/3rpm)
Wow and Flutters: 0.1%
SNR: > 67dB (A-weighted, 20kHz LPF)


Material: Acrylic
Size: 300mm diameter, 16mm thick
Weight: approx. 1.4kg / 3.1 lbs


Type: Static Balanced S-shape
Height Adjustable: Yes
Effective Arm Length: 223mm
Over-hang: 18mm
Tracking Error: < 3 degrees
Stylus Pressure Range: 0-5g
Supported Weight: 15-23g
Height Adjust Range: approx. 6mm
Anti-skating Adjustent: Supported


Type: MM (=Audio Technica AT100E)
Out Voltage: 4.5mV (1kHz, 5cm/s)
Stylus Pressure: 1.4g +/–0.4g
Cartridge Weight: 6.5g +/-0.2g
Headshell: 10g (inc Screw/Nuts/Wires)


Connect: RCA Pin x 1pair (gold-plated)
Phono Output mode: 4.5mV (+/–3dB)


Operation Power: AC 100-240V 50/60Hz
Power Consumption: 1.5W (0.5W Standby)


Dimensions (WHD): 430 x 131.5 x 355mm
Weight: approx 9kg /19.9 lbs

Product Description

TEAC TN-550 turntable is an high class two speed turntable, designed on the principle of combining very high style with superb record playing sound quality. The TN-550 provides virtue of analog sound in the highest standard for audiophile who have loved it for decades.

Dual Material Chassis

The cabinet combines artificial marble with high-density MDF in a two-layer sandwich structure (Dual-material Chassis). In addition to assuring a high feedback margin, this design realizes clear sound by abating the inherent resonant frequencies of different materials by combining them. The power train employs a belt drive with an automatic rotation adjustment mechanism (Platter Rotation Speed Servo System, or "PRS3") designed by TEAC.

Changes in the platter rotation speed are immediately detected by an optical sensor and used as feedback for the motor speed. This allows high-precision rotation speed that can compete with heavyweight-class belt drive and direct drive systems, while allowing a sleek and stylish cabinet design.

Platter Rotation Sensing

This drive system employs a new PRS3 (Platter Rotation Speed Servo System) that detects insensible changes of the platter rotation speed by a contactless optical sensor settled at the spindle base, and controls motor speed after calculation by an on-board microcomputer. It realizes a Belt-drive mechanism with higher precision that is not outdone by Direct-drive turntables. The TN-570 achieved both sleek design and cogging-free rotation precision that compares to a Direct-drive.

The speed selector employs an electronically-controlled speed changing mechanism between 33-1/3 rpm and 45 rpm, which does not require bothersome processes of changing the pulley to another one with different diameter. Not only speed selector knob, an EP adapter employs a machined aluminum knob for prestigious feeling.

Clear Acrylic Platter

The 16mm-thick full-size platter made of acrylic resin with high transparency, shines beautifully, reflecting the surroundings according to the light level suppresses unwanted sympathetic vibrations. Together with the pattern of the artificial marble, it presents a unique elegance. By applying carbon coating to the spindle bearing, hardness is increased and electrification is controlled, providing excellent static electricity performance.

Large Torque Motor

Employing a rubber cushion, a large torque motor is settled to float when attached to the chassis. This suppresses the transmission of vibrations from the motor to the chassis. A flat belt is employed to reliably transmit energy to the motor drive. A urethane flat belt that has little stretch is employed to reliably drive the acrylic platter. It is also very quiet and provides excellent durability.

Honeycomb Case

The bottom cover employs a honeycomb pattern that prevents unwanted sympathetic vibrations. The thin bottom cover, which melds into the stylish design, uses a honeycomb structure for the interior to prevent unwanted sympathetic vibrations. The four machined aluminum feet can have their heights adjusted independently. This allows the turntable to be set up on surfaces that are not flat. In addition, rubber with excellent cushioning is used between where the feet are installed and the body of the unit to suppress the feedback of sound to the cabinet.

Anti-skating Tonearm Mechanism

The static-balanced S-shaped tone-arm features high flexibility. You can adjust the tone-arm height optimally for the shell and cartridge you are using. Also, a high-quality PC-Triple C* conductor cables are employed for the tone-arm cable, so that the phono signal captured by the needle from the delicate vinyl record is transmitted with pure quality. A pair of RCA Pin jacks are employed on the back panel to deliver Phono level output.

Audio Technica MM Cartridges

An MM-type cartridge equivalent to audio-technica AT100E is already installed at the factory, as the universal type head-shell employs PC-Triple C wiring for pure signal travel.

By removing the dust cover from the unit, you and your guests will enjoy to see how music revives from vinyl record.

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