New from TEAC is its Reference 600 mini component system, complete with CD player, 75W/channel receiver, DAB and FM radio, wi-fi and Ethernet connectivity and internet radio.
The AG-H600DNT stereo receiver (£700) is styled to match the PD-H600 CD player (£400), both of which are finished in black aluminium with a blue dot-matrix display. If both components are bought together as a system you'll pay £1000, saving £100.
Development of the Reference 600 series was undertaken by TEAC's Esoteric team, which normally works on the company's high-end components.
Audiophile-grade components are used throughout and all-new circuits have been designed to simplify the audio signal path, so minimising signal degradation.
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The amplifier section has discrete dual-mono topology and uses a high-quality transformer.
Inside, the internet radio uses a Frontier Silicon Venice 6 module and there's built-in wi-fi as well as an Ethernet connection, giving access to more than 10,000 web stations around the world.
An optional iPod dock, the £30 DS20, supports the Apple iPhone and iPods, and a front-mounted USB port enables easy connection of other digital devices.
The CD player can handle CD, CD-R/-RW, MP3 and WMA discs, and uses a 24-bit/192kHz Delta-sigma digital-to-analogue converter.
Analogue audio outputs and a coaxial digital output are fitted as standard. Each unit measures 29.5 x 9 x 32cm.