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.