Teac A-X750 DC Integrated AmplifierPosted: November 2, 2011
Sold for: $230
This was Teac’s top-of-the-line integrated amp from the late 1980s. I picked it up from a friendly South African immigrant who was living in a small cow town down the line. Yet again another nice piece of hardware that had its origins outside of NZ. It is also a good example of why I take issue with those who say that ’80s gear was crap. This series of amps—the Teac “DC” amps—can be picked up at bargain prices and they are, in two words, damn fine! They are easily as good as Sony and Yamaha gear from the same era. This amp has a thick, black anodised brushed aluminium fascia with a layout similar to Yamaha. Other notable features are a midrange tone control, MC & MM positions for turntables, and discrete, separable preamp and power amp stages.
I would heartedly recommended that any new owner get inside the case with some contact cleaner and start giving it the shotgun treatment. On this model, I couldn’t even feel the detented central position on the balance knob until it had been given a good soaking. And don’t forget all the switches!
Soundwise, it’s a bit of a stonker, especially when using the CD Direct setting.
90 watts RMS per channel into 8 ohms.
114 watts RMS per channel into 6 ohms.
Inputs: Phono, CD/VCR, Tuner, Tape 1/DAT, Tape 2
MC & MM Phono Stages
Speakers: A, B, A+B