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 .