TN-3B-SE: Manual Belt-drive Turntable
- 2-speed turntable supporting 33-⅓ and 45 rpm
- Knife-edge, pivot-point tonearm, designed by high-end tonearm manufacturer SAEC
- Aluminum die-cast platter
- Built-in PHONO EQ amplifier compatible with MM-type cartridges
- Hi-fi grade op-amp, NJM8080, used in PHONO EQ stage
- Anti-skating mechanism
- PHONO/LINE analog output (switchable)
- Gold-plated oxidation-resistant output connectors
- Pre-installed AT-VM95E cartridge supplied by audio-technica
- Rigid, high-density MDF plinth with multi-layered lacquer finish
- Shock-absorbing insulating feet
- GND terminal
- RoHS compliant
A New, High-performance Standard For Belt-drive Analog Turntables
The TN-3B-SE is a stylish, sleek-looking belt-driven turntable with a built-in MM-type PHONO EQ amplifier. It employs a new tonearm with a knife-edge, pivot-point bearings, collaborated 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-SE also employs a VM-type cartridge the AT-VM95E manufactured by Audio-Technica and 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.
The TN-3B-SE delivers 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.
Knife-edge, Pivot-point Tone-arm Bearings
The TN-3B-SE's tone-arm from SAEC employs a knife-edge, pivot-point bearing. Unlike the case for tonearms with conventional bearings, any fine vertical movements that take place in this tone-arm actually help in delivering a more dynamic sound with excellent resolution. The S-shaped tone-arm 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.).
Precision Anti-skating And Stylus-pressure Adjustment
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.
Pre-installed VM-series Cartridge
A VM-type cartridge the AT-VM95E manufactured by audio-Technica 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.
Built-in MM-type Phono EQ Amplifier
The TN-3B-SE 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.
External Belt-drive With Aluminum Die-cast Platter
A belt-drive arrangement is employed in order to minimize any motor cogging effects by driving the outer rim of the platter (which has a larger diameter, mass, and surface area).
Luxurious, Multi-layer Lacquer Paint Finish
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-SE looks at home in most domestic environments, creating the perfect setting for listening to vinyl records.
2-speed Turntable for 33-⅓ and 45 rpm
The TN-3B-SE supports 33-⅓ and 45 rpm for LP and EP records. TEAC's insistence on quality engineering can even be seen in the construction of the rotary control for start-up/speed selection, formed of machined aluminum.
Insulating Feet With Excellent Shock Absorption
The insulating feet comprise a machined aluminum 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-SE is very resistant to acoustic feedback.
Honeycomb Patterned Bottom Panel
In order to achieve sleek cabinet design without compromising rigidity, the bottom panel is imprinted with a honeycomb pattern that minimizes unwanted vibrations.