Teac - AI-1000 - Distinction Series - Integrated Amplifier
Readers of The Absolute Sound know that there are a couple of models in the Teac Reference Series that have gotten some great reviews. With the Distinction Series, Teac is taking that engineering acumen and focuses it on a more conventionally sized component.
With three integrated amplifiers and three CD/SACD players, Teac Distinction has fielded a line of components that takes direct aim at the top of the "serious but affordable" two channel components from brands like Cambridge Audio, Arcam, NAD and Creek. This is heady competition and Teac has succeeded in creating a model series that is extremely comfortable in this august company.
The Distinction Series is remarkably neutral, has excellent dynamics, both macro and micro, and is far more transparent than we're used to in this price range.
We heartily recommend the entire Distinction Series.