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RICHER SOUNDS DEAL: Teac CRH500DNT-Silver Hifi System half price

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    [Feb 8, 2012]
    I thought today was going to be an unlucky one as I went down to the office, fired up the old trusty Denon mini system and after a few minutes I was struck by the sound of slience. Turns out the volume knob had packed up, and whilst probably fixable it will cost about as much to fix it as it will to replace so.

    As I opened my e-mail I saw a weekly flyer from Richer Sounds selling off remaining stock of TEAC's CRH500DNT.

    Whilst this serves predominantly as a mini hi-fi (has an integrated 40wpc 6 ohm amplifier output), it is also has a range of other tricks up it's sleeve including:

    DAB radio
    FM / AM radio
    Internet radio (via wireless or ethernet connection to your home router)
    CD player that plays standard discs / MP3 / AAC etc.....

    It even has a powered USB slot on the front for an iPod dock, hard disk drive, or memory card.

    You can even record to a media card via the USB connection from other sources, although I'm not sure quite how good the quality would be.

    As these were nearly £500 at launch, I was suprised to see it down at £219..... yes that's right £219, but it helps I had some decent speakers to hook it up to otherwise there is additional cost to incur.

    What Hi-Fi's verdict: TEAC CR-H500DNT review from the experts at whathifi.com

    Here is a quick pick of the one I picked up at lunchtime today.

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    Now sat comfortably on my work desk, initial impressions are very good. Sound is punchy, well defined, and the DAB radio picks up plenty of channels with the **** aerial wire from the box. Internet radio works well too.

    Real plus is if you connect an iPod dock (any brand) via USB, you can control iPod via the remote control unit which is more functionality than I expected. You can also control iPod from the main unit.

    It's a weighty little bugger at nearly 6kg, but then it's stacked full of tech and a big toroidal transformer. It has a slightly larger footprint than the average micro, but then to get so much in one box something had to give.

    If you want a cheap(ish) one box do it all system (that doesn't need to deliver a DVD output) I have to say this is really hitting the spot, and at half price until stocks run out it's a real steal. Just check on Richer Sounds website for stock availability as they are in limited supply, and if Reading is saying '1' in stock, it's lies as I've just had it!! A great second room hifi system.

    Specification:

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    [TR="class: ltGrey"]
    [TD="class: feature col1"]Built-in Amplifier[/TD]
    [TD="class: col2"]Does the system feature a built-in amplifier?[/TD]
    [TD="class: col3 img"][​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TD="class: feature col1"]Power Output[/TD]
    [TD="class: col2"]Maximum power output per channel - RMS into 8 ohms[/TD]
    [TD="class: col3"]40 x 2 (6 ohms)
    [/TD]
    [TR="class: ltGrey"]
    [TD="class: feature col1"]Speakers[/TD]
    [TD="class: col2"]Are speakers included with the system?[/TD]
    [TD="class: col3 img"][​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TD="class: feature col1"]CD Player[/TD]
    [TD="class: col2"]Is a CD player fitted?[/TD]
    [TD="class: col3 img"][​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TR="class: ltGrey"]
    [TD="class: feature col1"]DVD Player[/TD]
    [TD="class: col2"]Is a DVD player fitted?[/TD]
    [TD="class: col3 img"][​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TD="class: feature col1"]Cassette Deck[/TD]
    [TD="class: col2"]Is a cassette deck fitted?[/TD]
    [TD="class: col3 img"][​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TR="class: ltGrey"]
    [TD="class: feature col1"]MiniDisc[/TD]
    [TD="class: col2"]Is a MiniDisc player fitted?[/TD]
    [TD="class: col3 img"][​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TD="class: feature col1"]HDD[/TD]
    [TD="class: col2"]Is a HDD (Hard Disc Drive) fitted?[/TD]
    [TD="class: col3 img"][​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TR="class: ltGrey"]
    [TD="class: feature col1"]Tuner[/TD]
    [TD="class: col2"]Is a tuner fitted? If so, which frequencies does it receive?[/TD]
    [TD="class: col3"]DAB/AM/FM/Internet
    [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TD="class: feature col1"]USB Socket[/TD]
    [TD="class: col2"]Is a USB socket fitted? This allows for the connection of a memory storage device.[/TD]
    [TD="class: col3 img"][​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TR="class: ltGrey"]
    [TD="class: feature col1"]MP3/iPod Connection[/TD]
    [TD="class: col2"]Is the system fitted with a dedicated MP3/iPod connection?[/TD]
    [TD="class: col3"]Yes - Mini Jack
    [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TD="class: feature col1"]HDMI[/TD]
    [TD="class: col2"]Is the system fitted with an HDMI interface?[/TD]
    [TD="class: col3 img"][​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TR="class: ltGrey"]
    [TD="class: feature col1"]Dimensions[/TD]
    [TD="class: col2"]Dimensions of main unit (W x H x D) in mm[/TD]
    [TD="class: col3"]290 x 113 x 338
    [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TD="class: feature col1"]Weight[/TD]
    [TD="class: col2"]Weight of unit,unboxed, in Kg, excluding speakers[/TD]
    [TD="class: col3"]5.6
    [/TD]
    [TR="class: ltGrey"]
    [TD="class: feature col1"]Speaker Weight[/TD]
    [TD="class: col2"]Weight of each speaker in KG[/TD]
    [TD="class: col3"]NA
    [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TD="class: feature col1"]iPod Dock Included[/TD]
    [TD="class: col2"]Is a dedicated iPod/iPhone dock included?[/TD]
    [TD="class: col3 img"][​IMG]

    [/TD]
    [TR="class: ltGrey"]
    [TD="class: feature col1"]Eco Friendly[/TD]
    [TD="class: col2"]Does this product conform to energy efficient standards? These standards include the American "Energy Star", the European "Energy Flower" or "EcoLabel" and the UK EST (Energy Saving Trust) certification.[/TD]
    [TD="class: col3 img"][​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TD="class: feature col1"]Made For iPod[/TD]
    [TD="class: col2"]The Made for iPod logo means that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards.[/TD]
    [TD="class: col3 img"][​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TR="class: ltGrey"]
    [TD="class: feature col1"]Made For iPhone[/TD]
    [TD="class: col2"]The Made for iPhone logo means that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPhone and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. You don't have to switch your iPhone to Airplane Mode for it to work without interference.[/TD]
    [TD="class: col3 img"][​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TD="class: feature col1"]Works With iPhone[/TD]
    [TD="class: col2"]The Works with iPhone logo is an older version of the Made for iPhone logo. Essentially it still means that the product has been designed to work with an iPhone without interference.[/TD]
    [TD="class: col3 img"][​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [/TABLE]


    Link to offer: Teac CRH500 Silver | Mini System EXC Speakers | Richer Sounds

    Link to manufacturer website: TEAC :: CR-H500 DNT Micro Receiver/CD/DAB/Internet Radio with WiFi
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2012
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