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What's TEAC like as a brand?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Greyhound, Oct 25, 2003.

  1. Greyhound

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    anyone know if TEAC make good quality AV amps? Are they reliable and are they a budget brand (ie are they in the same league as Goodmans, Bush etc)? I might consider the TEAC AG10D over a Yamaha.

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    Teac are a good brand and a big step up from Bush and Goodmans and on a par with low mid range Yamha, Rotel and such. :smashin:
     
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    They are excellent at the creation of niche products- they effectively created the original "lifestyle" seperates market with the Reference 500/300 and also have some innovative technology with their VRDS CD players. The AG10 is a similar spec to the Marantz SR4400 but benefits from a metal fascia and a slightly better layed out back panel.
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    Thanks for the replies. I can't seem to find many reviews of TEAC amps esp for the one I'm after which makes deciding whether to go for the Yamaha DSPAX640 or TEAC AG10D difficult. Someone told me that the TEAC is superior to the Yamaha but I don;t know if this is true or not with the lack of reviews. :confused:

    Tons of fun - Can you tell me where you got the info that tells you the AG10 is similar to the Marantz SR440 please (if its on the net somehere)?
     
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    Teac is OK gear, very much in the 'lifestyle' bracket but will give you reasonable bang for your buck. Much better than Goodmans /Bush.
     
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    Sorry for sounding a bit dum, but what is the "lifestyle" market?

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    Basically the small half sized systems, bit of a generic term really.
     
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    As a for instance, when I was recently selling my house, we packed up the Rotel amp and 6 huge Ruark speakers and went and got a Teac Reference 300 system in its place. It's a lifestyle statement I guess and means that you are modern, minimalist, have a good eye for style and appreciate quality. All the things you want your house buyers to think that they themselves are.

    Sounded alright too but couldn't wait to get the Rotel out again.
     
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    Thanks for the explanations chaps. I was so close to getting the Yammy until someone said I should consider the Teac but a lack of reviews of Teac A/V amps hasn't helped me to think whether this would be a good move but in the lifestyle market it seems that they are worth looking at.
     

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