TEAC CD-P1260 Won't Play CDRs That Easily Play on Other CD Players
8 September 2013
Summary: When I bought this unit in May 2013, I tested it only on store-bought CDs. It played them fine. I have not used it much since then because my wife has been in the hospital for many months and I have not had time. Yesterday, I finally tried playing CD-R discs that I have recorded using commercial software. None of these would play on this TEAC 1260. All of them easily played on my very old (1989) Sony CD player that died (and that this TEAC replaced).
Summary: I was pleased to find a CD player that still played one CD at a time, which is all you can listen to, so I never understood why I should get a multi-CD player. It's just me and maybe a few friends listening, it's not a dance party. Anyway, I've had this player for several months and it sounds great. The controls are easy to understand. The only thing I miss is an option to view the time on the disc, time per track or time remaining on the disc or track.
Summary: I would like to echo the review of another purchaser who bought this CD-only player after having used a DVD player for his music. DVD players are decidedly inferior if all you want to do is play music CDs. They take forever to load, and many do not display the track number or elapsed time. The TEAC P1260 loads and begins playing almost instantly, has good track info displayed, is simple to operate, puts out great sound - and all this for well under $100.
Summary: TEAC was always a trusted name in my house. They were innovators in high quality home recording. I'm old enough to have enjoyed their 4 track reel to reel tape recorders! I still have my TEAC stereo reel to reel deck... a beautiful wooden cased machine. Over 30 years old and still working perfectly. When my Sony CD player died after many years, I decided on this TEAC. A BIG mistake. Cheaply made and problems loading the disc almost right away.