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NEWS: Teac drops the DAB to make an even more affordable system

Teac has announced a new micro-component system, complete with iPod dock, for just £230. The CR-H227i is based on the CR-H-257i, but loses that system's DAB reception, making it an affordable choice for those who can't receive, or don't want to have, digital radio.

The new system combines a 2x25W amplifier, a CD player also supporting CD-R/RW discs and MP3 files, and a 30-preset FM RDS/AM tuner. There are also clock, alarm and sleep functions, and the system has three line inputs on rear-panel RCA sockets, and one on a 3.5mm socket on the fascia. There's are outputs for headphones, a subwoofer and a digital audio recorder, and two sets of analogue tape feeds.

The iPod dock allows control of the digital player via the system's remote, and also has video outputs to connect to your TV. The system comes in black or silver, and will be in the shops soon.

Andrew has written about audio and video products for the past 20+ years, and been a consumer journalist for more than 30 years, starting his career on camera magazines. Andrew has contributed to titles including What Hi-Fi?, GramophoneJazzwise and Hi-Fi CriticHi-Fi News & Record Review and Hi-Fi Choice. I’ve also written for a number of non-specialist and overseas magazines.