Summary: I used to have a lot of respect for TEAC products, but some years back they took the cheaply-made consumer electronics route and it's been downhill ever since. That said, this is a decent machine, and I enjoyed it during its short life.
Summary: Let me start by saying that when I scanned all of my CDs in to iTunes to work with my iPod and iPhone, I deliberated long and hard about the compression rate I would use, and I finally settled on 320-bit AAC with explicit stereo, because I really could tell the difference between various setting...
Summary: Cassette section failed within first year. Tapes auto-reverse and auto-stop randomly. Tape counter inconsistent. It takes a looong time for CDs to be recognized. CD controls are insensitive. They need a good solid click to activate. CD audio plays through the tape outputs, as well as the CD outputs.
Summary: The TEAC arrived today... I have been playing with it all evening. Here are a few highlights: First off, the machine is built like a tank! This thing is built to last and it has the heft of a pro machine. The CD section is amazingly good. This is one of the best CD players I have ever heard.
Summary: Nice component that completes my analog/digital system. I wish the CD had an optical out though and the tape level meter light changed to red when above 0db. But those are the only qualms. CD player is the best I ever owned. Rich sound and options.