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Teac TN3B Analogue Turntable

The TN-3B is a stylish, sleek-looking belt-driven turntable with a built-in MM-type PHONO EQ amplifier and USB digital output. It employs a new tonearm with knife-edge, pivot-point bearings, co-developed with SAEC, the high-end tonearm manufacturer, for superlative stability and resolution.

As low as £319.00 Regular Price £349.00

A new, high-performance standard for belt-drive analogue turntables
The TN-3B is a stylish, sleek-looking belt-driven turntable with a built-in MM-type PHONO EQ amplifier and USB digital output. It employs a new tonearm with knife-edge, pivot-point bearings, co-developed with SAEC, the high-end tonearm manufacturer, for superlative stability and resolution. The belt-drive mechanism, meanwhile, helps mitigate any unwanted cogging effects (ie fine pulsing) from the operation of the motor, to ensure a precise and smooth platter rotation.
The TN-3B also employs a high-precision NJM8080 op-amp in its in-built Phono EQ amplifier, allowing the user to enjoy the sound of their vinyl records with low distortion and in high quality. In addition, a built-in Analogue-to-Digital converter and USB port allow users to digitise their vinyl libraries on their PC/Mac. The TN-3B delivers a natural and well-balanced sound quality and is quick and easy to set up and start enjoying. We believe it sets a new standard that will satisfy the needs of both audiophiles and ardent record collectors.

Features at-a-glance
2-speed, belt-drive turntable offering 33-1/3 and 45 rpm speeds Knife-edge, pivot-point tonearm designed by high-end tonearm manufacturer SAEC Static-balanced, S-shaped tone-arm with pre-installed audio-technica AT-VM95E MM cartridge Die-cast aluminium platter USB digital output for digital archiving on PC/Mac PHONO/LINE analogue outputs (switchable) Built-in PHONO EQ amplifier, compatible with MM-type cartridges Hi-fi grade NJM8080 op-amp used in PHONO EQ stage

In collaboration with SAEC Corporation, a world-famous, high-end tonearm manufacturer, the TN-4D's tonearm employs a knife-edge, pivot-point bearing. Unlike the case for tonearms with conventional bearings, any fine vertical movements that take place in this tonearm actually help in delivering a more dynamic sound with excellent resolution. The S-shaped tonearm also employs a universal head shell fitting, allowing users to quickly and easily swap cartridges/head shells, and supports a wide range of cartridge weights (from 14 - 23g / 0.5 - 0.8 oz.)

The static-balanced, S-shape tone-arm is equipped with a counterweight for precise stylus-pressure adjustment, as well as an anti-skating mechanism for accurate tracking force adjustment, allowing the cartridge to accurately play any quality vinyl disc.

An audio-technica AT-VM95E cartridge with an elliptical-shaped stylus tip comes pre-installed on the head shell for convenience. After you’ve opened the box, set up the platter and mounted the head shell on the tonearm, you'll be ready to enjoy your records.
* Replacement styli should be available at the retail store where you purchased the unit, or via the TEAC On-line store. (TEAC On-line store is available in selected countries.)
* The VM-series cartridge is a MM (Moving Magnet) type design, and is compatible with all conventional MM-type phono EQ amplifiers.

The TN-3B incorporates an MM-type phono EQ amplifier, allowing you to connect the turntable to a conventional amplifier/hi-fi system that lacks a PHONO input. A low distortion, hi-fi-grade op-amp, the NJM8080, is employed to boost the low-level signals from the phono cartridge up to LINE level.

A belt-drive arrangement is employed in order to minimise any motor cogging effects by driving the outer rim of the platter (which has a larger diameter, mass and surface area).

All internal components are mounted on a robust and high-density MDF plinth for rigidity and vibration-deadening. Thanks to its sleek and stylish design, the TN-3B looks at home in most domestic environments, creating the perfect setting for listening to vinyl records.

A USB port on the back panel delivers CD-quality digital audio to your PC/Mac, allowing you to record/archive your analog library in a high quality, digital audio format. Once you have archived your vinyl to digital, it’s a simple matter to listen to them while out and about, via a smartphone/portable audio player, or in your car (by burning them onto a CD-R or transferring them to a memory card/stick). And to ensure pristine signal transfer, gold-plated PHONO/LINE output terminals are employed to prevent analogue audio signals from losing quality as a result of oxidation.

The TN-3B supports both 33-1/3 and 45 rpm for LP and EP records. Our insistence on quality engineering can even be seen in the construction of the rotary control for start-up/speed selection, formed of machined aluminium.

The insulating feet comprise a machined aluminium shell, topped with a rubber cushion that is fixed to the high-density MDF plinth. Thanks to their excellent shock absorption characteristics, the TN-3B is very resistant to acoustic feedback.

In order to achieve sleek cabinet design without compromising rigidity, the bottom panel is imprinted with a honeycomb pattern that minimises unwanted vibrations.

Turntable Section

Type Belt-drive
Motor DC Motor
Rotation Speed 33-1/3rpm, 45rpm
Wow and flutters less than 0.1%
Signal-to-Noise ratio 67dB (A-weighted,20KHz LPF)
Platter Die-cast aluminium, 30cm diameter

Tonearm Section

Type Static-balanced, S-shape with knife-edge bearings
Effective tone-arm length 223mm
Anti-skating mechanism Supported
Stylus pressure range 0 to 5g
Compatible cartridge weight 3.0g to 12g
14g to 23g (incl. head-shell)

Cartridge Section

Type VM-series (Moving Magnet-type)
Output voltage 4.0mV (1kHz, 5cm/sec.)
Stylus pressure range 1.8g to 2.2g (2.0g recommended)
Cartridge weight 6.1g
Head-shell weight 11g (incl. screws, nuts, and wires)
Stylus life approx. 300 hours (depending on conditions)

Analogue Outputs

Connectors RCA output x 1 pair (gold-plated)
Output Voltage PHONO EQ THRU 4.0mV (1kHz, 5cm/sec.)
PHONO EQ ON 224mV (-13dBV)

USB Section

Connector USB B-type (FULL-SPEED) x 1 (DC 5V 500mA supply required)
Sampling frequency 8k / 11.025k / 16 k/ 22.05k / 32k / 44.1k / 48kHz
Bit depth 16-bit


Power AC 100V to 240V, 50/60Hz
Power consumption less than 1.5W
Standby power less than 0.5W
GND terminal Fitted
Operating temperature range 5° to 35°
Overall dimensions 420 x 117 x 356mm / 16.5” x 4.6” x 14.0” (dust cover closed)
420 x 381 x 402mm / 16.5” x 15.0” x 15.8” (dust cover opened)
Weight approx.5.0Kg / 11.0 lbs.

Included Accessories

Felt mat x1
EP adapter x1
Counter-weight x1
Headshell (with AT-VM95E pre-installed) x1
Platter x1
Dust cover x1
Rubber feet for dust cover x2
Hinges x2
RCA audio cable x1
AC Adapter (GPE053A-V120050) x1
Owner’s manual (incl. Warranty) x1