Teac TN-5BB Belt Drive Turntable with XLR outputs
Unlock the world of high-quality vinyl playback with the Teac TN-5BB Belt Drive Turntable, a true audiophile's delight. Crafted with precision and innovation, this turntable boasts an array of features that redefine your listening experience.
Innovative Hybrid Chassis for Vibration Suppression
Our TN-5BB turntable employs a hybrid chassis with a multi-material makeup, meticulously designed to suppress unwanted vibrations. The chassis features a heavy 36mm MDF baseplate with high internal loss, combined with a 12mm synthetic marble top plate for outstanding rigidity. This unique construction, weighing 8.8kg, isolates the tone arm and platter from motor vibrations, resulting in exceptional feedback resistance and unmatched stillness.
Washi Paper: The Secret to Optimal Sound Balance
Drawing on TEAC's expertise with Japanese washi paper turntable sheets, we've carefully selected washi paper as the ideal material for achieving optimal sound balance. Placed between the synthetic marble and MDF layers, washi paper serves as a washer, preserving the original vitality of your records' sound, unlike traditional rubber or metal materials.
PRS3 Belt Drive for Precision and Stability
The TN-5BB utilizes a PRS3 belt drive structure to ensure accurate and stable platter rotation. An optical sensor in the platter's base detects rotation speed, enabling an automatic rotation adjustment mechanism. This Platter Rotation Sensing Servo System (PRS3) guarantees high rotation precision for three speeds: 33-⅓, 45, and 78 rpm, allowing you to enjoy old records with exceptional audio quality.
20mm Thick Acrylic Platter for Clear Sound
Our turntable features a 20mm-thick acrylic platter with excellent levelness and internal loss. This platter provides high inertial momentum, and its properties reduce electrification when records come into direct contact. No need for a turntable sheet—experience the clear, pristine sound of your vinyl directly on the platter.
Collaborative Knife-Edge Tone Arm
The TN-5BB's knife-edge tonearm is a result of a collaboration with SAEC, renowned for its 40 years of tonearm design experience. With a stainless-steel knife-edge bearing for vertical movement and Japanese-made high-precision ball bearings for lateral support, it ensures sensitive and reliable record groove tracking. You can adjust the height and Vertical Tracking Angle (VTA) to optimize playback for different cartridges, adhering to the Baerwald alignment recommended by the IEC.
Effortless Arm Lifting and PC-Triple C Lead Wire
Experience convenience with our powered arm lifter, enabling easy arm raising and lowering at the touch of a button. An automatic arm lifting function, triggered by a contactless optical sensor, ensures gentle playback ending. Inside the tone arm, we use lead wire featuring PC-Triple C conductor made by SAEC, guaranteeing exceptional conductivity for transmitting even the faintest signals from analog records.
Ortofon 2M RED MM Cartridge Included
We've included the renowned Ortofon 2M RED MM cartridge as standard, already installed and aligned with the headshell. Get ready to enjoy your vinyl collection right out of the box.
XLR Balanced Outputs for Superior Transmission
In addition to standard RCA connectors, the TN-5BB offers XLR balanced outputs, ideal for balanced MC transmission. Connect to external phono equalizers with XLR input support using a variety of available cables for unparalleled audio fidelity.
Striking Design for Aesthetic Joy
The TN-5BB's design plays with contrasts, featuring a combination of pearl black and piano black with silver components. The MDF cabinet boasts a lustrous piano black finish, while the synthetic marble top panel sparkles with pearl black accents, creating a dynamic appearance that changes with viewing angles. Extruded aluminum components add a touch of luxury to the operation knobs, arm lift switch, and feet.
Elevate your vinyl listening experience with the Teac TN-5BB Belt Drive Turntable, a masterpiece of craftsmanship and innovation designed to bring your favorite records to life like never before. Discover the difference today.
List of features
- Rotation speeds of 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM supported
- Platter Rotation Sensing Servo System (PRS3)
- Static-balanced knife-edge-bearing tone arm
- VTA adjustment (tone arm height adjustment) function (+6 mm)
- Cabinet weight of 10.6 kg
- Platter weight of 1.7 kg (20mm-thick acrylic)
- Anti-skating function
- Powered arm lifter
- Non-contact detection automatic arm lift function (can be turned on/off)
- XLR balanced output connectors
- Unbalanced RCA output connectors
- GND connector
- Height-adjustable machined aluminum feet at four points
- Acrylic dust cover
- Cast aluminum head shell (lead wire) included
- Supports cartridge weights of 15–23 g (including head-shell)
- RCA and ground cables included
- L wrench for arm lifter height adjustment
- L wrench for VTA adjustment
- Cartridge alignment gauge
What’s in the box?
- 45RPM adapter x1
- Counter Weight x1
- Head-shell (Ortofon 2M Red installed) x1
- Turntable (Platter) x1
- Flat Belt x1
- Pulley Cover x1
- Dust Cover x1
- Hinge x2
- Foot height adjustment washers x4
- Arm height adjustment hex wrench x1
- RCA Audio Cable x1
- Ground wire x1
- AC Adapter (GPE018S-120100-Z) x1
- Cartridge Alignment Gauge x1
- User Manual x1
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||Rotation-detection-type high-precision control belt drive
||33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm
|Wow and flutter
||0.1% or less
||Acrylic, 30cm diameter
||5.5 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/s)
|Included head-shell weight
||10 g (including screws, nuts and wires)
|Replacement record stylus model
||Ortofon 2M Red
||Static-balanced S-shaped tone arm
|Effective arm length
|Suitable cartridge weight
||4.0–13 g (14–23 g including head-shell)
|Arm height adjustment range
||about 6 mm
Input: AC 100V-AC 240V 50/60Hz
Output: DC 12.0V, 1.0A, 12.0W max
||< 2.0W (0.3W at Standby)
|Dimensions (W × H × D) (including protrusions)
||With dust cover closed: 450 × 148 × 351 mm (177 x 58.3 x 138.2 in)
With dust cover open: 450 × 420 × 410 mm (177 x 165.4 x 161.4 in)
With dust cover removed: 450 × 135 × 351 mm (177 x 53.1 x 138.2 in)
(when arm holder at highest position)