TEAC Reference 380 internet tuner
£500 system has MP3 CD player, UK tuning and DAB/DAB+/FM/AM/internet tuner

Due in the shops at the beginning of December, TEAC's new Reference 380 system is described as a "leading-edge product with state-of-the-art technology and facilities".

That specification extends to a tuner (illustrated) complete with DAB/DAB+, FM/AM and internet radio reception.

The system also has a CD player able to handle MP3 files, a front-mounted USB input and connections for TEAC's optional iPod dock.

Selling for around £500 without speakers, with the DS-20 iPod dock available for an extra £25, the system comprises the T-H380DNT tuner, PD-H380 CD player and A-H380 amplifier.

The A-H380 has CD Direct connection and bypassable tone controls, the company saying "particular attention has been paid to the amplifier section," and that "no micro component system at the price offers an amp of such comprehensively engineered and finely tuned quality.

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"The A-H380 has been designed to drive virtually any speaker currently available."

The Reference 380 is also a UK-tuned design, the company saying it has "utilised the expertise of British audio engineers to subtly fine-tune the system, thus optimising the performance further."