TEAC

TN-4D Direct Drive Turntable - Walnut

$737
  • Direct-drive analog turntable
  • Die-cast aluminium platter
  • Knife-edge, pivot-point tonearm bearings
  • USB digital output
  • By TEAC, since 1956 

The TN 4D direct-drive, analog turntable by Japanese TEAC, where the latest technology meets a classic format. 

Vinyl sales are on the rise. For the first time since the 80s, vinyl sales have surpassed CDs sales. There is nothing like placing your new vinyl on the record player and gently dropped the needle.

The TN 4D's elegant, low-profile design, made possible by the use of a newly-developed brushless DC servo motor. To extract the music from your vinyl, the TN-4D comes with a highly-regarded Oyster MM cartridge from SUMIKO – a legendary American cartridge manufacturer. The S-shaped tonearm meanwhile allows for quick cartridge/headshell swaps, so users can alter the sound quality by experimenting with different cartridges, if the desire takes them. 

Features at a glance

  • Direct-drive analog turntable
  • Crystal-locked speed stability, thanks to a new brushless DC motor with feedback control
  • Die-cast aluminium platter
  • Knife-edge, pivot-point tonearm base, designed by high-end tonearm manufacturer SAEC
  • Multi-layer piano black or natural walnut veneer finish
  • Built-in PHONO EQ amplifier for high-quality sound (PHONO/LINE switchable)
  • Audiophile-grade NJM8080 op-amp used in PHONO EQ stage
  • Digital recording on PC/Mac via USB digital audio output
  • 2-speed drive offering 33-⅓ and 45 rpm
  • Gold-plated oxidation-resistant output connectors
  • Oyster MM cartridge by SUMIKO
  • Shock-absorbing insulating feet
  • GND terminal
  • RoHS compliant

Included accessories

  • Felt Mat
  • EP Adapter
  • Counter Weight
  • Head-shell (SUMIKO Oyster installed)
  • Platter
  • Dust Cover
  • Hinges × 2
  • RCA Audio cable with GND terminal
  • AC Adapter (GPE036W-24015)
  • Owner's Manual (including Warranty Card)

OVERVIEW:

 

The TN-4D uses a sleek, brushless DC motor, offering crystal-locked speed accuracy, regulated by a computer-controlled feedback circuit and achieving low wow-and-flutter levels for a direct drive turntable, especially one with such a stylish, low-profile design.

Knife-edge, pivot-point tonearm bearings

In collaboration with SAEC Corporation, a world-famous, high-end tonearm manufacturer, the TN-4D's tonearm employs a knife-edge, pivot-point bearing. Unlike the case for tonearms with conventional bearings, any fine vertical movements encountered by this tonearm actually help in delivering a more dynamic sound with excellent resolution. The S-shaped tonearm also employs a universal headshell fitting, allowing users to quickly and easily swap cartridges/headshells, and supports a wide range of cartridge weights (from 14 - 23g).

Precision anti-skating and stylus-pressure adjustment

As you might expect, the tonearm is equipped with a counterweight, for precise stylus-pressure adjustment, and an anti-skating mechanism.

Pre-installed Oyster cartridge by SUMIKO

The TN-4D comes with a well-regarded Oyster MM cartridge from SUMIKO – a legendary American cartridge manufacturer. Regardless of the type of music, the Oyster cartridge delivers a powerful but insightful performance.

Built-in PHONO EQ amplifier supporting MM cartridges

The TN-4D comes with a built-in PHONO EQ amplifier that allows you to directly connect the turntable to the line-level inputs of your existing hi-fi system. The NJM8080 IC from New Japan Radio Corporation is employed for op-amp duties, bringing up the level of the tiny signals received via the cartridge up to LINE level strength without any loss of quality.

Die-cast aluminium platter

In conjunction with the newly-developed motor, the high inertia, die-cast aluminium platter helps to achieve better speed stability.

USB digital output

A USB port on the back panel delivers CD-quality digital audio to your PC/Mac, allowing you to record/archive your vinyl in a high quality, digital audio format. Once you have archived your vinyl to digital, it’s a simple matter to listen to them while out and about, via a smartphone/portable audio player, or in your car (by burning them onto 

a CD-R or transferring them to a memory card/stick).
And to ensure pristine signal transfer, gold-plated PHONO/LINE output terminals are employed to prevent analog audio signals from losing quality as a result of oxidation.

Insulating feet with excellent shock absorption

The insulating feet comprise a machined aluminium shell topped with a rubber cushion that is fixed to the high-density MDF plinth. Thanks to their excellent shock absorption characteristics the TN-4D is very resistant to acoustic feedback.

2-speed turntable for 33-⅓ and 45 rpm

The TN-4D supports 33-⅓ and 45 rpm for LP and EP records. Our insistence on quality engineering can even be seen in the construction of the rotary control for start-up/speed selection, formed of machined aluminium.

 

SPECS:

Type: Manual

Drive method: Belt-drive

Speed: 33 rpm/ 45 rpm

Built-in preamp: Yes

Product weight: 8.3 kg