Slot-loading CD drive mechanism enables quick loading and automatic playback
The CD drive utilizes a compact high-precision slot-loading CD drive mechanism. The drive, designed especially for audio with a record of professional use, loads quickly for instant playback. The automatic playback function, which automatically starts playback after a CD is loaded, allows you to enjoy music soon after inserting the CD into the slot.
Supports playback of MP3, WMA, AAC and WAV files
WAV (USB only), AAC (USB only), MP3 and WMA files can be played back from USB flash drives and CD-R and CD-RW discs. The song name and artist can be shown on the unit's display during playback of MP3, WMA and AAC files (assuming files have ID3 tags.)
High-precision Digital-to-Analog audio converters
A Burr-Brown PCM5142 D/A converter, made by Texas Instruments, is used to convert the digital audio signals read from CDs and USB flash drives to analog.This D/A converter has a reputation for rich, smooth audio performance, to make your CDs sound great.
Coaxial and optical digital outputs also allow digital output of FM broadcasts
In addition to analog outputs, coaxial and optical S/PDIF outputs are included for pure digital connection. Plug the output into an AI-301DA, UD-301 or other component with S/PDIF digital input for lossless digital playback. Plug in a D/A converter with even higher precision to upgrade your CD playback to greater audio quality. Even the FM radio tuner can also be output as S/PDIF digital signal.
(Note: Digital output is at 44.1 kHz/16-bit regardless of the playback format and source.)
Solid aluminum body and compact installation space
While maintaining the elegance of a traditionally styled hi-fi component, the all-metal chassis provides a solid body with excellent vibration control, minimizing the effect of vibrations on audio quality. With the 501 Series, Teac advanced the concept of compact high-performance audio devices that can be placed even on desktops, and they have further developed this with the 301 Series. The body, which has been restricted to a width of 215 mm, enables even greater freedom of placement.
Included wireless remote control with number pad
The included remote control with a number pad that is convenient for selecting tracks is included. The AI-301DA remote can also control the basic functions of the PD-301.