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Teac AI-501 DA-S Silber

Teac AI-501 DA-S Silber
alaScore 90

10 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Teac AI-501 DA-S Silber is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 10 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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Teac USB DAC Amplifier AI-501DA review


If you live on your computer and want to hear better sound then you need to break away from the in-built soundcard and move to an external digital-to-analogue converter (DAC). That's where the Teac AI-501DA - an integrated amplifier and USB DAC - comes...

Looks beautiful, brilliantly built, sounds amazing when fed lossless audio (24-bit /192kHz max), lots of physical inputs, doesn't taint or bias sound

USB-based problems - likely related to Windows driver, expensive, lossless audio hard to track down

We won't pretend the Teac AI-501DA is not expensive, because it is. Now, £700 is not too much money for such a high-quality system, but it is a lot of money for anyone to cough up. By the time you've added decent speakers and any other devices you're...

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The gorgeous retro design is hard to resist, but the TEAC fails to deliver an engaging and musical performance at this price

Stunning retro design ; Impeccable build quality and compact size ; Nice, clean sound ; Decent detail and punch ; Supports high-res audio

Isn’t as detailed, dynamic or exciting as rivals ; Can get confused with complex rhythms

We have mixed feelings about the TEAC AI-501DA. On the one hand, we love the way it looks.


Product Specifications


DLNA certified: No


iPod Control: No
USB Interface: Yes

General Features

Loudspeakers: No


Dolby / DTS: No