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UPDATE: TEAC announces prices for new Reference series with AirPlay support

TEAC has announced the latest incarnation of its Reference series of hi-fi products, and has now given us details of UK pricing.

First out of the blocks are the CR-H700 CD receiver, complete with support for AirPlay, DLNA and USB playback, and the UD-H01 DAC with USB interface.

The UD-H01 will be joined by a family of products with the same, diminuitive dimensions, and each specialising in CD playback, PC audio, streaming and more.

TEAC describes the CR-H700 as an Apple AirPlay CD receiver. Set to go on sale for £549, the micro-sized box offers two 40watt channels of power.

As well as a CD player supporting CD-R/RW discs, the CR-H700 has DLNA and AirPlay support for streaming music.

You can also connect an iPod/iPhone or memory stick via USB to give you yet more playback options.

The CR-H700 will also give you access to Internet radio as well as AM/FM stations. It's due out in October.

Also part of the new Reference range is the UD-H01 (£299), a high-resolution DAC with USB, with 32bit/192kHz dual D/A BurrBrown converters.

It will have 192kHz up-conversion, coaxial and optical digital inputs, XLR and RCA outputs and a headphone jack with volume control.

Other models due out in October are the A-H01 Power DAC (£399), a 2 x 50W digital amplifier with built-in DAC; the DSH-01 digital docking station (£199) for Apple iDevice products with its own Burr-Brown 24-bit, 192kHz DACs; the MP-H01 wireless/ethernet streamer (£299) with Apple AirPlay and DLNA compatibility; and finally the PD-H01 CD player and computer drive (£199) with USB interface.

Also in the pipeline is an Apple AirPlay music system. The NS-X1, £279, supports AirPlay and DLNA, offers multiroom capabilities, has an iPod/iPhone dock and integrated speakers.

And thanks to the slimline design you can even mount it on a wall. The slimline NS-X1 is due out in September.

You'll be able to see and hear all the new TEAC products in action at the Manchester Home Entertainment Show on October 22-23.

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Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys mixing vinyl and cycling.