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TEAC TN400SO Belt Drive Turntable with Sumiko Oyster Cartridge and Phono EQ
Product ID: TN-400SO-WA
Manufacturer: TEAC
Product UPC Code: : 043774034031
TEAC TN400SO Belt Drive Turntable with Sumiko Oyster Cartridge and Phono EQ
List Price: $379.00
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TEAC TN-400SO Belt-Drive Turntable with Sumiko Oyster Cartridge and Phono EQ


The TN-400SO-WA is an analog turntable that allows users to listen to high-quality analog sound easily. A die-cast aluminium platter provides accurate rotational speed while an Sshaped static-balanced aluminum tone-arm provides accurate tracking. The built-in Phono EQ amplifier enables the TN-400S to be conneted to a conventional hi-fi amplifier or a micro hifi, while a universal-type headshell allows users to change cartridges with ease.
A USB output, meanwhie, enables users to digitally archive their records on a PC at 48kHz/16-bit resolution (equivalent to CD quality). For convenience, a quality Sumiko Oyster moving magnet-type cartridge comes pre-installed, so users can quickly start enjoying their records without a lengthy set-up procedure.

Aluminum Die-cast platter with 3-speed belt-drive

A die-cast, high-inertia aluminum platter is driven by a high-torque DC motor via a durable rubber flat-belt, giving immensely stable playback at 33-1/3, 45 and 78 rpm speeds.

New low-resistance spindle

A precisely machined stainless steel spindle and durable brass bearing maintain accurate rotational speed, thanks to reduced friction.

Built-in Phono EQ amplifier

The TN-400SO-WA has an onboard Phono EQ amplifier that supports MM-type cartridges, allowing the deck to be connected to conventional amplifiers/micro systems that lack a dedicated turntable input. The Phono EQ amplifier employs a hi-fi quality NJM8080 op-amp chip (designed by JRC) which amplifies the tiny audio signal from the stylus with the minimum of distortion.

New subsonic filter for improved sound

By filtering out the frequencies below 18Hz the TN-400SO-WA prevents excess LF signal levels being sent to amplifiers, presenting an easier electrical load to any connected speakers. This filter is particularly effective when playing back warped vinyl records which would otherwise induce undesirable woofer movement (The subsonic filter is off when Phono EQ is THRU). USB digital audio output

The TN-400SO-WA also incorporates an A/D Converter that delivers a 48kHz/16-bit resolution digital audio signal via a rear-mounted USB port. This allows records to be digital archived on a PC. Once converted, users can then easily transfer the recordings onto devices such as smartphones and car CD players.

S-shaped static-balanced tone-arm

The S-shaped, static-balanced aluminum tone-arm is equipped with a counterweight and anti-skating mechanism that allow an exact setting of balance as well as tracking pressure, ensuring accurate tracking during playback. A tone-arm lifter is also fitted for smooth lowering of the tone-arm onto records.
The tone-arm takes universal-type headshells so users can change cartridges with relative ease. In order to reduce signal losses between the tone-arm and the headshell, gold-plated contact points are employed, to help deliver an uncorrupted audio signal. Also, high-quality PC-Triple C* conductor cables are employed for the tone-arm cable, so that the phono signal captured by the needle from the delicate vinyl record is transmitted with pure quality. *PC-Triple C stands for "Pure Copper-Continuous Crystal Construction" allows signals to flow smoothly by eliminating signal obstructions. With high conductivity and excellent sound characteristics, this new material is expected to become a replacement for PCOCC. (Made in Japan by FCM, a subsidiary of Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.)

Beautifully detailed

The TN-400S brings elegance to the process of playing a record. The machined aluminum operation knobs ooze quality while the aluminum feet, attached to high-density MDF chassis via shock-absorbing rubber, provide a high resistance to feedback.

Sumiko Oyster Cartridge

For nearly 40 years, Sumiko has provided the finest array of phono cartridges to discriminating analog enthusiasts around the world. The Oyster delivers a smooth, refined sound with highly accurate stereo imaging that will bring out the best from your favorite vinyl.

Features at-a-glance

  • Robust high-density MDF plinth provides both vibration isolation and elegance
  • Pre-installed Sumiko Oyster cartridge
  • 3-speed belt-drive mechanism with aluminum die-cast platter (33-1/3, 45, 78 rpm)
  • Newly-developed low-resistance spindle for stable rotation speed
  • Static-balanced S-shaped tone-arm with universal-type headshell
  • Built-in Phono EQ Amplifier with subsonic filter (off when THRU)
  • Built-in TI A/D Converter allows PCM 48kHz/16-bit USB digital
    output for PC recording
  • Floating-construction using decoupled feet provides high feedback resistance
  • Machined aluminum operation knobs and feet
  • Gold-plated RCA jacks (for LINE/PHONO output) and tone-arm contacts
  • GND terminal on rear panel
  • RCA audio cable with GND wiring included


    Speeds 33 1/3, 45, 78 rpm
    Variation: ±2%
    Motor DC Motor
    Drive Mechanism Belt Drive
    Amplifier Type MM Type (On/Thru Switchable)
    Wow and Flutter 0.2%
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 67 dB or Higher (A-Weighted, 20 kHz LPF)
    60 dB or Higher (Unweighted, 20 kHz LPF)
    Turntable Platter Aluminum Die-Cast
    Platter Diameter 12" / 30 cm


    Tonearm Type Static Balanced, S-Shaped
    Effective Arm Length 8.8" / 223 mm
    Needle Pressure Range 1.25 to 2.5 g
    Cartridge Weight Supported, Without Head Shell: 3.5 to 6.7 g
    Supported, With Head Shell: 13.5 to 16.5 g
    Anti-skating Adjustment Supported

    Cartridge Specifications

    Cartridge Type MM-Type (Sumiko Oyster Factory Installed)
    Mount 0.5"
    Stylus Shape: Spherical
    Construction: Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Frequency Response 30 Hz to 20 kHz
    Channel Separation 25 dB at 1 kHz
    Channel Balance <1 dB @ 1 kHz
    Needle Pressure Range 2.3 g
    Vertical Tracking Angle 23°
    Phono Load Impedance Supported 47 kohm
    Output Voltage 4 mV
    Cartridge Weight 5.3 g
    Replacement Stylus Sumiko Oyster


    Connectors 1 x Stereo RCA Gold-Plated Audio Output
    1 x USB Type-B Output
    Output Voltage Phono/Line Switchable
    Phono Output: 4.5 mV (±3 dB)
    Line Output: 230 mV (-13 dBV)
    Output Signal USB: PCM 48 kHz / 16-Bit
    OS Support Windows: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    Mac: OS X Lion (10.7), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8), OS X Mavericks (10.9), OS X Yosemite (10.10), OS X El Capitan (10.11), macOS Sierra (10.12)

    General Attributes

    Construction Material Cabinet: MDF
    Power Requirements 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Power Consumption Active: 1.5 W
    Standby: <0.5 W
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 16.5 x 4.6 x 14.0" / 420 x 117 x 356 mm
    Weight (Approximate) 10.8 lb / 4.9 kg

    Packaging Info

    Package Weight 16.08 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.1 x 17.1 x 8.4"
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