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
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
We heartily recommend the entire Distinction Series.