Monday, 15 February 2016 22:25

TEAC PD-301 - new compact CD player in Teac's Reference class.

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TEAC has many series of compact categories that they call Reference. Top the Reference 501, followed OFF Reference 301 and Reference 101. In addition, it is a series called Reference To-Go.




Today`s newcomer PD-301 is in the second highest class, and is a compact CD player with slot Drive. DAC chip supplied by Burr Brown, a PCM5142. There is no classic digital inputs, but a USB port enables playback of files in formats WAW, AAC, MP3 and WMA. The latter two types of files can also be played via Home Burned CDs.

Design-wise, PD-301 match the other two components in Referenxe 301 series - AI-301DA and DU-301.

We mentioned that PD-301 has an additional competence and TEAC has obviously thought something along the lines of: "What could be more obvious than that we add an analog FM tuner in the CD player." And apart from the Norwegian market where FM radio will be executed in a short period of time, this is actually a good idea.



The manufacturer's specifications:

  • Slot-loading CD drive (CD-DA, CD-ROM / R / RW)
  • Automatic playback (on / off switchable)
  • Playback of WAV, AAC, MP3 and WMA files from CDs and USB flash drives
  • Program playback (CD DA only)
  • Random and repeat playback (CD DA only)
  • File ID3 tag data display (song and artist names)
  • Switchable folder and file browsing mode
  • USB-A input connector (for playback of files from USB flash drives)
  • One coaxial digital output connector
  • One optical digital output connector
  • One RCA stereo line output connector pair
  • Compact dedicated remote control included
  • Inverted-F antenna connector for FM radio 
  • FM tuner supports RDS (UK / Europe model only)
  • All-aluminum enclosure
  • Automatic power saving (on / off switchable)


Read more about PD-301 at Teac .


Last modified on Monday, 15 February 2016 22:42
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