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TEAC AI-301DA usb dac amplifier
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TEAC AI-301DA usb dac amplifier

AI-301DA USB DAC Amplifier. Pre-main Amplifier fitted with Bluetooth, USB and a Digital-to-analog Converter. The USB input facility allows DSD native playback which converts 5.6MHz DSD files directly into analog signals without needing first to convert it to PCM. It su ... more
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EAN: 4907034218745

Man. Part No.: AI-301DA

TEAC AI-301DA Pre-Mains Amplifier

TEAC AI-301DA

Pre-main Amplifier fitted with Bluetooth®, USB and a Digital-to-analog Converter

This product signals the beginning of a new chapter for TEAC, with both high-resolution audio and Bluetooth® playback in a single-box product

 

Main Features

- A compact (215mm width) pre-main amplifier with USB input and built-in digital audio converter
- Compatible with 2.8MHz/5.6MHz DSD native playback and 32bit/192kHz high-resolution sound sources
- High sound quality wireless playback compatible with the Bluetooth® aptX® codec
- Built-in BurrBrown PCM1795 digital-to-analog converter, compatible with a variety of digital sources
- Fitted with 40W + 40W Class-D power amplifier module manufactured by ICEpower
- Full metal housing provides both excellent vibration control and classy looks, in a compact enclosure, making it easy to accomodate on a desktop

 

FEATURES AT-A-GLANCE

- ICEpower 50ASX2-SE Class-D power amp
- 40W + 40W (4 ohms) high output
- 2.8MHz/5.6MHz DSD native playback (via USB input)
- 32bit/192kHz PCM file playback
- Asynchronous mode capability
- BurrBrown PCM1795 digital-to-analog converter
- Bluetooth® playback with aptX codec
- Memory capacity for up to a maximum of eight Bluetooth® device pairings
- CCLC headphone output circuit
- Full metal housing
- One USB input (USB-B type)
- One coaxial digital input
- One optical digital input
- Two RCA stereo line inputs
- Screw-type speaker terminals (banana plugs, AWG8 guage cable compatible)
- Headphone output (standard stereo jack)
- Subwoofer output (RCA)
- Aluminum motor-driven volume control
- Three-pin IEC AC power socket
- Customized remote control included
- Auto Power On function (activated by digital signal sensing)
- Auto Power Save function

 

Capable of 5.6MHz DSD native playback
The USB input facility allows DSD native playback which converts 5.6MHz DSD files directly into analog signals without needing first to convert it to PCM. It supports both the ASIO2.1 and DoP (DSD over PCM) conversion methods. Using the AI-301DA in conjunction with the TEAC HR Audio Player* high-resolution playback computer software application, anyone can easily explore the world of high-rez digital audio, including 5.6MHz DSD or 32bit/192 kHz PCM files, without struggling to have to understand complex settings etc. 

* TEAC HR Audio Player can be downloaded for free from the TEAC website.

Asynchronous mode-capable USB input
When receiving digital audio signals from a computer via USB cable, the unit can operate in asynchronous mode, controlling the timing of the input signal using the UD-301's internal clock (which is identical to the one used in the UD-501). With asynchronous transmission over USB, signal compromising jitter is effectively eliminated, allowing digital audio signals to be transmitted in a pure, unadulterated state.

Coaxial and optical digital inputs offer versatility
Besides its a USB audio input, the AI-301DA is also fitted with S/PDIF inputs for maximum compatibility. The coaxial digital input supports up to 24bit/192kHz while the optical digital input supports up to 24bit/96kHz digital audio.

Wireless playback at high sound quality via Bluetooth® using the aptX® codec
The AI-301DA supports the aptX® codec which offers high sound quality wireless playback capability via Bluetooth® hardware. Besides high quality sound, the aptX® codec also offers low latency and an excellent error recovery function, both crucial features for achieving the best audio performance.

High-performance BurrBrown PCM1795 digital-analog converter 
The BurrBrown PCM 1795 D/A converter converts 5.6MKz DSD or 32bit/192kHz PCM digital data into analog form. The analog signal, which is derived from huge digital audio data files (far larger than those used by CD) delivers a finely etched sound, with a great sense of depth. 

ICEpower high sound quality Class-D amp circuit
The power amplifier stage is based upon a tried and tested Class-D amp, manufactured by ICEpower of Denmark. 

It converts a high-resolution sound source into high-definition speaker signals using a feedback loop between a hybrid feedback controlled oscillating modulator (HCOM) which faithfully amplifies the signal, and a multivariable enhanced cascade control (MECC). The efficient design of the 40W + 40W (4 ohms) amplifier creates very little heat, eliminating any need for a cooling fan, thus affording a quiet environment that's ideal for musical appreciation.

CCLC circuits provide high-quality headphone output
The 100mW + 100mW output (at 32 ohms load) headphone amplifier uses CCLC (Coupling Capacitor Less Circuit) technology. In ordinary headphone output circuits, a capacitor is used for output-stage coupling, and so the sound is unavoidably colored. When the capacitor is combined with a high-pass filter this often results in phase lags, or low frequency level degradation. With CCLC the negative impact of capacitors on sound quality is eliminated, providing full low-frequency sound and a responsive headphone listening environment with great spatiality. 

Well-engineered aluminum enclosure, compact proportions 
Following on from our development of the 501 series concept (small high-performance audio components that can be fitted on a desktop) we decided, at the outset, that the 301 series would be an even more compact design. Now, the casework has been shrunken to just 215mm wide, allowing greater freedom in positioning the amplifier. External highlights include aluminum panels and a motor-driven volume knob with the tactile feel you'd expect from controls found in high end full-size hi-fi components. At the same time, the solid enclosure underpinned by the metal chassis, is impressively inert, minimizing the effects of vibration on the unit's sound quality. 

Simple operation with Auto Power On 
The AI-301DA has a well-conceived Auto Power On function which automatically switches on the unit's power when it senses a digital signal input. When the amplifier is connected to optical digital audio output from a television set, just switching on the television turns on the power of the AI-301DA, enabling you to immediately enjoy high-quality sound without having to adjust any other settings. This facility makes life very convenient allowing users to switch on the TV and instantly listen to music or a soundtrack.

Combine with the LS-301 speakers to create a simple high-resolution system 
Combining the AI301-DA, with its high-performance engineering packed into a compact body, and the LS-301 coaxial speaker, specifically developed to match it, creates a system that does full justice to any high-resolution audio source. 

What's more, the AI301-DA has been fitted with a sub-woofer pre-out plug so that the user can, if they wish, also employ the equally compact 2.1ch LS-WH01 satellite/subwoofer system, making for an extraordinarily compact 2.1ch system that can easily be placed on a desktop or next to a TV set.

Additional Information

Promotion No
Manufacturer's Part No. AI-301DA
EAN 4907034218745
Amplifier Award No
Connections 12v Trigger, Analog, Digital Coaxial, Digital Optical (TOSLINK), Subwoofer, USB
Amplifier Power 40
Number of channels 2.0
Features Bluetooth (In-Built), Digital Optical, USB
Amplifier Brand TEAC
DAC Bits No
Number of Decks No
Speed No
Amplifier Dimensions (WxHxD): 215 x 61 x 254 mm
Cd Player Dimensions No
Tuner Dimensions No
Unit Dimensions No
Warranty 2 yrs

Finance options* to help you afford the product you want!

If your order value is £389.00 or over you will be given the option to buy on finance when you reach the checkout. We have two finance options available:

Buy Now Pay 6 Months Later
Buy Now Pay 12 Months Later

 

Please Note: A minimum 10% deposit is payable up front on credit or debit card on all finance orders.

How to Apply

Applying for finance is simple. All you need to do is call us on 0800 634 4484 during opening hours and we will be able to process your order.

Who is the finance agreement with?

The finance agreement is with Hitachi Consumer Credit, one of the largest money lenders in the UK.

*Finance is available to UK applicants 18 years of age or older and subject to status. Finance is not available for business customers. Prices are correct at time of going to press and are subject to change during the term of this offer without notice. Terms and conditions are available on request. Finance agreements are available on orders between  £389 and £10,000 (including VAT and shipping). Please ensure you are able to keep up repayments of any finance package taken.

Now Group UK Ltd trading as Exceptional AV operates under a Consumer Credit Licence, No. 560813.
This licence is issued by The Director General of Fair Trading at the Office of Fair Trading in accordance with the Consumer Credit Act 1974.

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