TEAC PD-501HR CD Player

TEAC PD-501HR CD Player

Enjoy high-resolution audio without the need for a PC connection. Supports 24bit/192kHz PCM file playback, Unique vibration control mechanism. Full-metal jacket. Gorgeous aluminium panels for front, top and sides. Small footprint fits your desktop.

EAN: 4907034217939

Man. Part No.: PD-501HR

TEAC PD-501HR CD Player

CD Player with 5.6MHz DSD-file-recorded Disc Native Playback


Enjoy high-resolution audio without the need for a PC connection.

Main Features

  • Supports DSD file playback on recordable DVD disc, 5.6MHz dsf file native playback without PC connection.
  • Supports 24bit/192kHz PCM file playback
  • Unique vibration control mechanism, VACS (Vibration Acoustic Control Structure).
  • Separated power supply units for analog and digital sections, and high-quality parts such as the Cirrus Logic CS4398.
  • Energy efficient “green technology”: Max 11W of power consumption and an automatic power saving mode.
  • Full-metal jacket. Gorgeous aluminium panels for front, top and sides. Small footprint fits your desktop.




  • Supports 2.8/5.6MHz DSD-file-recorded disc playback (dsf format on recordable DVD discs)
  • Supports 24bit/192kHz PCM disc playback (wav format on recordable CD/DVD discs)
  • Supports CD-DA disc
  • Center-mount mechanism design with slot-in drive
  • VACS vibration control stabilize mechanism
  • Cirrus Logic CS4398 D/A Converter
  • BlackFin processor for signal processing
  • JRC NJM5532 for operational amplifier
  • Separated power supply for digital and analog sections
  • Schottky Barrier Diodes for stable current supply
  • Pure mode for DSD/PCM processing
  • 6-layer glass epoxy circuit boards for simplified signal paths
  • Max 11 watts of low power consumption
  • Auto power saving mode (user selectable)
  • Repeat play (1/All/Folder), Shuffle play, Max 99 tracks program play
  • Full metal body
  • Organic EL display with dimmer
  • 1 Optical digital output
  • 1 Coaxial digital output
  • 1 Analog unbalanced RCA output
  • Remote control
  • 3-polar AC socket with a detachable AC cable


5.6MHz DSD-file-recorded Disc Playback without the Need for a PC Connection
The PD-501HR plays back DSD files recorded to DVD discs, eliminating the need for any PC. Conventional DVD writing software is capable of burning DSD-file-recorded discs, by writing dsf files to recordable DVD discs (DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW). (SACD disc is not supported on the PD-501HR.)
DSD Native Playback by Pure Mode
Conventional DSD processors convert PCM files prior to converting to an analog signal. The PD-501HR employs a “Pure Mode”, processing DSD into an analog signal directly. This lets you enjoy pure DSD sound that normal PCM-conversion can’t.
24bit/192kHz PCM File Playback
The PD-501HR also supports PCM file (wav format) and up to 24bit/192kHz of high-resolution audio without the need for a PC connection.
Unique Vibration Control Mechanism “VACS” Vibration Acoustic Control Structure
While reading signals from a rating disc, vibrations may cause a read error and negatively affect the sound quality by missing some of the original data on the disc. To eliminate vibrations and reach perfect data reading, the PD-501HR employs a unique vibration control mechanism, VACS, for a smooth rotation. After dozens of evaluation tests the VACS instrument was chosen and fixed to the drive of the unit in order to achieve the best possible performance.
Cirrus Logic’s Flagship DSD-Supported DAC CS4398
A cerebrated CS4398 by Cirrus Logic is utilized to achieve 120dB of dynamic range. The CS4398 also employs un-damped volume control and a Mismatch Shaping Technology to eliminate distortion caused by capacitor mismatching.
JRC NJM5532 for Operational Amplifier on Analog Section
The field-proven and well-reputed JRC’s NJM5532 operational amplifier has been applied to the analog circuits.
6-layer Circuit Boards to Simplify Signal Paths
In order to reduce the signal paths throughout the circuits, each part has been carefully laid out on 6-layer glass-epoxy motherboards. This design reduces and simplifies the signal paths and helps improve the sound quality.
Separated Power Supply Units for Digital and Analog Sections. Cleaner Power Supply by Schottky Barrier Diodes.
Separate power supply units for the digital and analog sections help prevent digital noise that can leak across the sections over the current. Schottky Barrier Diodes are also employed on the rectifier circuit to supply cleaner current by eliminating rectification noise.
Excellent Audio Performance
By engaging various technologies and know-hows learned over decades the PD-501HR is one of the highest performing CD players with 20-80kHz of frequency response, 116dB of S/N ratio, 118dB dynamic range, and 0.004% of THD on PCM playback.
Max Power Consumption: 11W – “Green Technology”
In keeping with the rest of the Reference 501 series, the PD-501HR also maintains low power consumption without sacrificing sound quality. With a maximum 11W of power consumption, a selectable power saving mode and 0.1W of power consumption during standby, the PD-501HR can truly be called “green technology”.
A Full-Metal Construction and A4-sized Small Footprint for Any Desktop Set-up
Not only the front panel, both side and top panels are made of aluminium and attached to a robust steel chassis. These heavy parts eliminate vibrations and allow all internal circuits to always perform under stable conditions. An A4-sized body allows users to place the unit in small spaces. The PD-501HR defines a new standard that fits all modern interior with great space-saving design and a timeless presence.
Well-Designed User Interface
TEAC understands that having higher specifications and high-quality sound are not enough for authentic hi-fi units. Creating easy-to-use enjoyable products is another mission of the Reference 501 series. Spun metal finished transport buttons with short stroke and an easy-to-recognize toggle switch gives the user assured operation. Even the remote control is designed for a luxurious finish.

Additional Information

Promotion No
Manufacturer's Part No. PD-501HR
EAN 4907034217939
Amplifier Award No
Connections Analog, Digital Coaxial, Digital Optical (TOSLINK)
Amplifier Power No
Number of channels No
Features No
Amplifier Brand No
DAC Bits 192kHz/24-Bit
Number of Decks No
Speed No
Amplifier Dimensions No
Cd Player Dimensions 290 x 81.2 x 264 mm
Tuner Dimensions No
Unit Dimensions No
Warranty 2

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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Changing your Mind
It's OK to change your mind but please be aware that all goods must be returned in as new, unused and re-saleable condition. This means that all packaging must be intact, all accessories are complete in their original wrappers and any free items are also returned with the goods. Essentially the product must be returned in the same condition as you would expect to receive a new unit in. In all cases the cost of returning the goods will be the customer's responsibility. All faulty items must be returned complete and will be repaired under the manufacturer's warranty.


How we Handle Returns
Depending on how long you have had the goods there are different options availble to you. In the case of faulty items, if the item fails due to a manufacturing fault between 1 and 28 days from delivery we will exchange it for a brand new one of the same model. Any items which are found faulty after 28 days from delivery will be repaired under the manufacturers warranty. For returns where you have changed your mind, please find our policy below:


This is were you return your item and we will exchange it for another item of equal or higher value. If the item you wish to change to is of higher value you only pay the difference. If the item is of a lower value we will issue you with a credit note for the difference which you can spend with us at a later date.

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If your item is returned to us between 29 and 90 days from delivery we will charge a restocking fee of 25% of the price you paid for the item initially. This will be deducted from the value of the exchange or credit note which is issued to you. This is because  technology in the AV marketplace moves fast, and as a result the value of items decrease very quickly.

Please note we do not accept returns after 90 days, except for repairs under warranty.

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