Summary: Got this due to positive reviews w/r/t DAC and USB playback via flashdrive. Updated car radios to play MP3s off flashdrive, so this was added benefit - no more itunes/ipods for me! This unit is final piece of a setup for the computer room using VERY OLD (1970s) yet still functioning equip: Sansui 9090DB receiver, Philips ga312 turntable w/ Shure cartridge, NEW pioneer FS52 speakers. Listening to music off USB was great... 16gb flash drive was no issue.
Quality design, quality components, excellent all around
16 February 2014
Summary: A typical CD player in this price range rarely meets high expectations. However, this TEAC CD-P650 manages to impress with a clean design, quality components, and excellent performance for its class. Frankly, if CDs were not declining in popularity I wouldn't be surprised to see this player go for twice the price.
Summary: For a while I've wanted a really good CD player, meaning one that has a high quality digital to analog converter along with a very stable transport. Imagine my (pleasant!) shock when I located the CD-P650 for about $130! This thing sounds more "analog" than my records and turntable. Discs played on it sound like real music, as opposed to good recordings of real music. The CD-P650 has a few quirks.
Summary: Great performance for the price point. Burr Brown D/A converter sounds fantastic, way better than the much more expensive Harman Kardon CD player it replaces. I love to plug my I-pod into the USB and use the p650 cd player remote to control it.