Summary: I was pleased, and almost amazed, at the speed with which I received this unit after I ordered it. Also the packaging design precludes any shipping damage.
Pros: I bought this for a friend who needs a receiver to install in a condo complex so the general population can occasionally enjoy soft music. So, for this application, an elaborate surround sound unit is not required, and a simple stereo receiver is sufficient. I checked the unit out of the box, and it appears that there are no functional issues. Everything sounds great. One thing that was not detailed in the instructions, is that if you hook speakers to output "A" but n...
Cons: As with most receivers manufactured during the past couple decades, everything is black in color. There is no visual "pizzazz" like the units built during the 70s and 80s which featured wood, chrome, and brushed aluminum panels. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but my personal preference would be to have a little vintage variety in the appearance - which would also result in a control panel that's easier to read.
Pros: I have recently bought a used pair of Bose 901's , the small set back is that most new A/V recievers cannot accomidate the EQ. The Teac receiver does just that , so finally I get to hear the thrill of the Great Bose 901's and I am really thrilled , for the first time in years I actually just sit back and really enjoy my music . I hate comercials so I like my HD receiver and SiriusXM Sattilite radios
Cons: I have no cons to deal with on this unit the price was right in there as always with Newegg and the product is just as advertised.
Troglodytes wanting a 2.0 receiver will be happy with this
Eric W., Newegg
4 May 2014
Summary: When it became time to replace an old Heathkit stereo receiver the first replacement lasted a few years and then the audio section died. I replaced that with my first AG-790, chosen in part because Teac made good stuff back in the 1960s and 70s. Also in part because the world seemed to be moving to 5.1 systems and other home theater stuff. That weak left channel may have due to a poor connection in one of the (replaceable!) power amps.
Pros: Good brand name, time-tested design, two channel stereo, not excessively flashy display. Should be an "old reliable".
Cons: This replaces my old AG-790 which had a weak left channel. I don't know if the same problem will recur, so derated one star.
Excerpt: I bought this unit about 6 weeks ago to connect to a turntable. The experience was most underwhelming. All ranges - low, high, mid were very much lacking any quality. I replaced it with a used Luxman from the 70's for less money and it provides what I had hoped for. This TEAC is headed to the garage or maybe my daughter can use it. Oh well.
Summary: I purchased the TEAC AG 790A in mid November 2012. Nine months later the radio part quit working. Per the TEAC website I took it to the local TEAC listed repair shop. They kept it for 4 weeks and then returned it saying they couldn't get parts to repair it. I sent it to TEAC in Montebello, California at a unreimbursed cost of $22.00. They kept it for 6 weeks. Finally they said they couldn't get parts for it but would send me a "new" unit.
Summary: A good basic receiver with simple, clean and crisp front panel. A good match with the Sony SS-B3000 speakers. The combination gives you a nice clear natural sound. The indicators lights could be a little bigger and brighter and the radio station indicator in boldface.
Summary: First of all it's actually an AG-790 and not an AG-790a. I have it hooked up to a pair of KLH 900B speakers and it sounds great. The 100 watt rating is optimistic though. I read the specs and at 100 watts you'd have to put up with 5 percent total harmonic distortion. That's a lot. Even at 90 watts it has 1 percent. I think it would be more honest to rate it at 80-85 watts. That said it gets plenty loud for me.
Excerpt: Instructions should emphasise that the preset stations have to set in the 'stand-by' mode otherwise when you turn off the receiver you loose all of the preset settings. And that you HAVE TO use the remote to turn the receiver on and off because there is no 'stand-by' button on the receiver.<br />The lettering on the Remote is extremely small and difficult to read.<br />Buying this TEAC Receiver through Adorama is a great bargin.
Pros: Adoroma Has Best Price, Great Sound Quality
Cons: Confusing / Bad Remote Control, Difficult To Set Up, Lettering Too Small Remot, Preset Stations Awkward