An Unchanging Origin.
In 1953, TEAC was founded in the west end of Tokyo by a talented audio engineer named Katsuma Tani. It is no exaggeration to say that the entire history of the company he founded, is a result of the quest to build audio products that will genuinely record and reproduce the original sound. In 1964, the world's first slow-motion video recorder made by TEAC was used at the Tokyo Olympics to record each and every movement of the athletes. In 1977, R2-D2's voice was recorded for the first Star Wars movie on a TEAC's reel-to-reel deck. In 1982, Bruce Springsteen's famous album "Nebraska" was created in his home recording studio using a TEAC multi-track cassette tape recorder. Our goal has always been to record the musician's performance and the engineer's intentions faithfully to deliver them clearly to the listener's ears. We have created numerous audio products with this goal in mind. From the early days of reel-to-reel decks to today's digital age of high-resolution playback, media has changed dramatically, but TEAC's vision remained the same. We are committed to continue to provide products that are made with the utmost care and attention, for people just like you who love music.
The PD-301-X features a compact, high-precision, slot-load CD drive mechanism that’s exclusively designed for professional audio applications. Thanks to its quick loading times and automatic playback function, users can get on with enjoying their music mere moments after inserting a CD into the slot.
The AI-301DA-X is a successor to the AI-301DA, offering a newly refined audio performance tuned in Europe. In order to update the sound quality to meet today’s requirement for Hi-Res sound, our engineers have carried out an exhaustive development program using selected parts ranges exclusively specified for hi-fi applications.
Since its start in 1953, TEAC has been producing huge range of premium audio products to the world. Katsuma and Tomoma Tani believed there was a better way to recreate sound at home, whether it was from a turntable, a cassette deck, or a CD player. TEAC Corporation was originally founded as Tokyo Television Acoustic Company on August 26th, 1953. In 1956, the name changed to Tokyo Electro-Acoustic Company, finally merging those firms in 1964 to form TEAC Corporation.