TEAC unveils trio of new Reference hi-fi separates

For those who don't have the space for normal-sized separates, TEAC's Reference range of mini hi-fi components are perfect for slotting into crowded spaces.

And now, thanks to the launch of three brand new products, you've even more options to choose from.

The TEAC UD-505 (pictured top) £1240 is a hi-res-supporting USB DAC/headphone amp. It's compatible with audio files up to DSD512 and 32-bit/768kHz PCM, and can even upconvert lo-res files to DSD (24.5MHz) and PCM (32-bit/384kHz).

It features five different filters for PCM files, two for DSD and uses high-end DACs for both left and right channels. AptX HD support and LDAC support over Bluetooth are both included too.

Accurate clocking helps keep digital timing errors to a minimum, and the UD-505 boasts two clocks which can be applied to 44.1kHz or 48kHz frequencies (and multiples of). The UD-505 also features a 10MHz External Clock input which is compatible with TEAC's new CG-10M Master Clock Generator (pictured above).

Designed with the help of engineers from sister company Esoteric, the CG-10M uses a 10MHz crystal oscillator contained in a special temperature-controlled 'oven'. This helps reduce variations in temperature which can affect performance.

TEAC's NT-505 network player (£1500) will feature an MQA decoder (after a future firmware update), which means you'll be able to enjoy hi-res audio streaming.

It also supports Tidal and Qobuz, and has a built-in headphone amp. Its features are similar to those found on the UD-505, including the file support, filters, upconverting ability, dual clock configuration and Bluetooth connectivity.

All three components are on sale now, and are available in either black or silver finishes.

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Andy Madden

Andy is Deputy Editor of What Hi-Fi? and a consumer electronics journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing news, reviews and features. Over the years he's also contributed to a number of other outlets, including The Sunday Times, the BBC, Stuff, and BA High Life Magazine. Premium wireless earbuds are his passion but he's also keen on car tech and in-car audio systems and can often be found cruising the countryside testing the latest set-ups. In his spare time Andy is a keen golfer and gamer.