TEAC has launched a compact disc player with a built-in DAB/RDS FM* tuner.

TEAC PD-301DAB – KEY FEATURES

  •     Precision slot-in CD drive mechanism with quick-loading and automatic playback
    ·      Supports CD-DA, MP3 and WMA files on CD-ROM/R/RW discs
    ·      Front USB Port for WAV, AAC, MP3 and WMA playback
    ·      Built-in tuner supports DAB/RDS FM broadcasts
    ·     215mm wide and 61mm high, easy to accommodateteac_cd_dab

One of the most compact CD players available (it measures just 215 x 61 x 232mm), the PD-301 is the latest addition to the Reference 301 series of hi-fi components. A perfect partner for the AI-301DA amplifier, the player features a quick-loading slot-in drive that will also decode home-made discs encoded with MP3 and WMA content.
For those who also want to play back WAV or AAC files there’s a USB slot on the front panel for thumb drives. If your stored songs are accompanied by ID3 tags the song and artists names are shown on the player’s own display (MP3, WMA and AAC files only).
The PD-301DAB features a built-in digital-to-audio decoder (the Burr-Brown PCM5142, to be exact) but it also sports coaxial and digital outputs if, at a later stage, you decide you want to use the player as a digital transport partnered by an external DAC (the Reference UD-301 has built-in 192kHz up-conversion).
As mentioned, one of this player’s headline features is that it boasts a DAB/RDS FM tuner*, complete with 20 presets, ideal if you need to add radio listening to your hi-fi system but don’t want to invest in a separate tuner.
The PD-301DAB’s tuner section also offers upgrading potential. DAB/RDS FM signals received by the unit can be sent as digital signals (using the optical/coaxial outputs) from the player to an external DAC (44.1kHz/16-bit resolution) if you want to enjoy higher performance in the future.
*Both DAB/RDS FM and RDS FM-only versions of the PD-301 are available for purchase in the UK.
Price (both models available in either black or silver, available now)

PD-301DAB with DAB/RDS FM tuner – £349

PD-301 with RDS FM tuner – £299

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