TEAC TN-420 Belt-Driven Turntable with S-Shaped Tonearm (Tie-Dye)

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SKU: TN-420
Brand: TEAC


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What better way to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the
Summer of Love than with the certifiably far-out TN-420 turntable?

Beneath the groovy exterior, this 2-speed turntable combines
a high density MDF base with an expertly machined aluminum platter to deliver
incredible resonance rejection, speed control and audio fidelity. And for easy
connection to virtually any audio system, the TN-420 features switchable Phono
/ Line level outputs on RCA connectors and a digital output on USB for easy
connection to a Mac or PC for playback and archiving of your favorite

A fusion of unique appearance and excellent sound.                                                                                                    

A unique Tie-Dye color design

The eye-catching appearance of the
TN-420-TD is achieved through a modern hydro-graphics printing process and adds
a groovy touch to any music room. And just below this colorful is a high
density MDF cabinet designed to minimize unwanted resonance during playback.

Aluminum belt-drive turntable

The high inertia aluminum die-cast
platter is driven by a high-torque DC motor with durable Neoprene® rubber belt
to achieve stable rotation. In addtition, highly accurate rotation of this
platter is maintained by a polished spindle (machined from a stainless steel
block) and a durable bronze spindle holder.

MM type cartridge phono equalizer

Enjoy vinyl playback with any
amplifier. The TN-420-TD supports both both Phono and Line output, and allows
you to enjoy your favorite albums on virtually any music system.

Built-in USB Digital Output and Analog
Phono/Line Output

An On-board Analog-to-Digital
converter from Texas Instruments allows you to transfer music via USB to your
PC and to create CD-quality backups of your favotire albums. In addition, a
pair of gold-plated RCA connectors are employed for reliable connection to
either the Line or Phono inputs of your receveiver and amplifier.

Corrosion resistant gold plated terminals

To ensure years of reliable
performance, Gold-plated terminals on the head shell connectors prevent
oxidation over time.

Static balanced S-shaped tone arm

Due to increased mass, an S-shaped
tone arm is employed for high tracking accuracy. Coupled with an adjustable
anti-skating mechanism, the TN-420-TD will help you to get up and rocking in no

2-speed Turntable including 33-1/3 and 45
RPM for LP/EP record playback

Perfect for albums or singles, the
TN-420-TD features both 33-1/3 and 45 RPM playback and a manual tone-arm lifter
for complete control of your music experience.

audio-technica MM(VM)type
phonograph cartridge AT95E

The TN-420-TD comes with an
audio-technica ​​VM-type cartridge, which carries a reputation for accuracy,
clarity and detail.

Feature List                                                                                                                                                                

  • 2-speed
    Turntable including 33-1/3 and 45 RPM for LP/EP record playback
  • Unique
    Tie-Dye finish
  • Built-in
    phono equalizer amplifier for MM type cartridge (Line/Phono output
  • USB
    digital output for transferring music from vinyl to Mac or PC
  • Belt-drive
    turntable for enhanced speed control and consistency
  • Manual
    arm lifter for direct tone arm control
  • Static
    balanced S-shaped Tone Arm
  • Replaceable
    Head shell
  • Anti-skating
    system prevents tracking errors
  • Heavy-weight
    Aluminum Die-cast Platter
  • Japan
    made ​​MM-type cartridge (audio-technica AT95E) included
  • Corrosion
    resistant gold-plated terminals

Turntable section


Drive System

Belt Drive


DC Motor


33 1/3 RPM, 45 RPM

Rotation Speed Variation


Wow and Flutter


Signal-to-Noise Ratio

67dB or higher (A-weighted, 20kHz LPF)
60dB or higher (unweighted, 20kHz LPF)


Aluminum Die-cast

Diameter of Platter

12″, 30cm

Tonearm section



Static Balance, S-shaped

Effective Arm Length

8.8″, 223mm

Stylus Pressure Range

0 to 5g

Supported Cartridge Weight

3.5 to 6.5g

Anti-skating Adjustment


Cartridge section



MM type (audio-technica AT95E factory installed)

Stylus Shape


Stylus Construction

Bonded Round Shank


Half inch

Frequency Response

20Hz to 20kHz

Channel Separation

20dB at 1kHz

Channel Balance


Tracking Force

1.5 to 2.5g

Vertical Tracking Angle

20 degrees

Supported Load Impedance

47k ohms

Output Voltage

3.5mV (1kHz, 5cm/sec.)

Stylus Pressure

2.0g +/–0.5g

Cartridge Weight

5.7g +/–0.5g

Head-shell Weight

10g (including Screws, Nuts and Wires)

Replacement Stylus

audio-technica ATN95E

Phono Equalizer Amplifier


Type of Amplifier

MM type (On/Thru switchable)

Analog Output



RCA Pin jack (Gold-plated)

Output Voltage

Phono/Line switchable

Phono Output

4.5mV +/–3dB

Line Output

120mV (–13dBV)

USB Output section



USB B type

Output Signal

PCM 48kHz/16-bit

Supported OS

Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
OS X Lion (10.7)
OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
OS X Mavericks (10.9)
OS X Yosemite (10.10)
OS X El Capitan (10.11)
macOS Sierra (10.12)


AC 100 to 240V, 50/60Hz

Power Consumption

1.5W (less than 0.5W at Standby)

Overall Dimensions
(W x H x D)

16.5″ x 4.6″ x 14.0″
420 x 117 x 356 mm


 Approx. 10.8 lbs.  4.9 kg


Felt Mat, EP Adapter, Counter Weight,  Head-shell (audio-technica AT95E), Platter, Dust Cover, Rubber Feet for Dust Cover x2, Hinge x2, RCA Audio Cable, AC Adapter (GPE053A-120050-1), Owner’s Manual (including Warranty Card)

※ RoHS complied.
※ Specification and design may subject to change.

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