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TEAC AI-501DA USB DAC w/integrated amplifier
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TEAC AI-501DA USB DAC w/integrated amplifier

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AI-501DA OVERVIEW High-Quality Sound in a Modern Hi-Fi System – The Smarter Way Integrated Amplifier with 192kHz USB Audio Input and Low Power Consumption Color Variations AI-501DA-B (Black)

The AI-501DA integrated power amplifier with 192kHz USB digital audio inputs and low power consumption is the powerhouse of TEAC's new 501 series.

Hosting a BurrBrown PCM5102 D/A Converter, USB connectivity, Class-D ABLETEC Norway amplifier and a toroidal-core power transformer makes the AI-501DA a key component for the 501 series or any other 2-channel audio system.

AWARD In Japan, the AI-501DA was awarded in achieving excellence in audio equipment. The VGP(Visual Grand Prix) is a prize of equipments of audio and visual that is most famous prize in the market of the AV equipments. The AI-501DA received the VGP award. The AEx(Audio Excellence Award) is a prize of pure audio equipments. The AI-501DA received the AEx award and the AEx extra award.

Main Features Smart and High-Quality Hi-Fi System Specifications Carefully Designed Hardware Accommodates any High-Standard Listening Environment

Features at-a-glance Smart and High-Quality Hi-Fi System Specifications To Top Integrated Class-D Amplifier by ABLETEC, Norway: Achieves High-Quality Sound, High Output Power, and Low Power Consumption.

After months of technical reseach for an amp with high-quality sound and high output power, but low power consumption, the ALC0180 Digital Power Amplifier module, manufactured by ABLETEC, Norway, was decided on to compliment the AI-501DA.

Delivering a maximum of 90W + 90W of output power at a maximum 55W of power consumption, users are able to enjoy powerful sound without hesitation.

Furthermore this next generation integrated amplifier consumes only 10W in idling mode, and 0.2W at power-saving standby mode.

Fully Digital Path via USB Cable allows 192kHz High-Res Audio Playback Just connecting a USB cable between any Mac/Windows-PC and the AI-501DA, a variety of audio formats can be transferred in a fully digital manner.

Once the driver software is installed, your playlist iTunes or Windows Media Player turns into part of your high-quality audio system. This allows 24bit/192kHz data transfer mode reduces jitter noise while the digital data travels along the USB cable. BurrBrown PCM5102 D/A Converter for a Variety of Digital Sources

The AI-501DA employs the highly celebrated BurrBrown PCM5102, allowing 32bit processing across the USB audio input, Optical and Coaxial digital inputs. Parts were carefully selected for the analog circuits. The unit utilizes high-quality operational-amplifiers and electrolytic capacitors already proven on previous hig-end models. Large Capacity Toroidal-Core Power Transformer An over-sized Troidal-core power transformer helps deliver high-quality sound without sacrificing energy-efficiency and the unit's compact dimentions.

Conventional diodes produce rectification noise that negatively affects the sound of other units. To combat this, TEAC installed Schottky Barrier Diodes to supply a cleaner internal current and reduce rectification noise. High-Quality Headphone Output Processed by an Exclusive Operational Amplifier on Each Channel

The AI-501DA is also designed for headphone listening, as well as speaker listening. An exclusive operational amplifier is employed on each channel. Conventional hi-fi systems only use a single operational amplifier for both channels. No Cooling-Fan, for Quiet Operation

Effort to eliminate the signal to noise ratio and ensure high-quality audio playback mean nothing with a noisy cooling fan. To reach both goals of attaining high performance and compact dimentions, TEAC carefully arranged the inner-workings to eliminate the need of a fan. There are two parameters that conflict with efficient heat dissipation, the circuit design and chassis design. After careful strategy, effective placement of potential heat-generating components allows this high-performance compact amplifier to operate without a cooling fan.

Carefully Designed Hardware Accommodates any High-Standard Listening Environment To Top A Full-Metal Construction and Small Footprint for Any Desktop Set-up Not only the front panel, both side and top panels are made of aluminum 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-size body allows users to place the unit in small spaces. The AI-501DA defines a new standard that fits all modern interior with great space-saving design and a timeless presence.

Large Number Input/Output Allow Users to Integrate Full-Scale Hi-Fi System The AI-501DA provides sufficient number of audio inputs allowing users to integrate full-scale hi-fi systems with both exsing and future expantions. The device is equipped with two optical inputs and one coaxial input, along with two analog (two stereo) audio inputs. A set of large biding-post speaker terminals accommodates high-grade speaker cables up to AWG8 grade.

A detachable AC cable with a 3-polar socket allows user to upgrade to a high-grade AC cable.

Well-Designed User Interface

A firm-torqued volume with a machined aluminum knob, and toggle type main power switch give the user assured operation. The remote control with aluminum facia gives the unit an elegant appearance and very precisive volume control, paces of approximately 1.5dB. To help contribute to the musical atmosphere is the classiest characteistic of the AI-501DA, the dimmable backlight, and dual analog meters.

Features at-a-glance To Top ALC0180 Class-D Power Amplifier by ABLETEC, Norway 90W/ch of output power (at 4 ohms impedance)

Supports up to 24bit/192kHz USB Audio input Supports up to 24bit/192kHz Coaxial S/PDIF digital audio input

Supports up to 24bit/96kHz Optical S/PDIF digital audio input Internal 32bit processing on the BurrBrown PCM5102 D/A Converter

Toroidal-core Power Transformer Schottky Barrier diodes for power supply circuits

Full-metal body Dual analog level meters with dimmable backlight Headphone amplifier that employs two operational amplifiers

1 Coaxial S/PDIF digital input 2 RCA analog line inputs Screw-type speaker terminals (AWG8 compatible)

Headphone out Aluminum-weighted volume knob

Remote control 3-polar AC socket with a detachable AC cable


Maximum Output Power 90W + 90W (4ohms, 20-20kHz) / 45W + 45W (8 ohms, 20-20kHz)/td>

Rated Output Power 60W + 60W (4ohms, 20-20kHz) / 30W + 30W (8 ohms, 20-20kHz) Supported

Impedance 4 – 8ohms

Total harmonic distortion 0.05% (1 kHz, 4ohms, 55W)

S/N ratio (input short) LINE IN 100dB (IHF-A)

Frequency range 10Hz – 60kHz (−3dB)

Digital audio inputs COAXIAL RCA jack x 1 (0.5Vp-p/75ohm)

Sampling frequency 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz bit rates 16/24-bits

OPTICAL Optical digital connectors x 2 (−24.0 to −14.5dBm peak)

Sampling frequency 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kH bit rates 16/24-bits USB Type B connector x 1 (USB 2.0 compliant)

Sampling frequency 32 kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz bit rates 16/24-bits Analog audio inputs

RCA RCA jacks x 2pairs Nominal input level -10dBV Maximum input level +6dBV

Headphones output Connector Standard 6.3mm stereo jack

Maximum output level 50mW + 50mW or more (32 ohm, THD+N 0.1%)

Power supply AC230V, 50Hz

Power Consumption 55W

Overall Dimensions 290(W) x 81.2(H) x 264(D) mm, 11.4"(W) x 3.2"(H) x 10.4"(D)

Net Weight 4.0kg

Operating Temerature +5˚C to +35˚C

Operating humidity range 5% to 85% (no condensation)

Storage Temerature: -20˚C to +55˚C

Accessories AC Cable, AC Plug Adapter (3P-2P), Remote Control, AAA Batteries (x2), Owner's Manual, Warranty Card

Operating system requirements

Windows Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8

* Windows XP Professional x64 Edition is not supported

Macintosh Mac OS X Snow Leopard, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion


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Last Updated: Thursday, 23 May 2019 19:00