TEAC Reference CR-H500NT CD Receiver All prices in US dollars.
The Teac Reference CR-H500NT CD receiver appears to be an
inconspicuous device, but it's jam-packed with features -- far more than you would think
that its $799 price tag would allow. Not only does it include a 40Wpc stereo amplifier
(rated into 6 ohms), an AM/FM tuner, an Internet radio tuner, a CD player, a preamp output
for your subwoofer, and three analog audio inputs, but also a USB input that will
interface with your iPod in a unique way: when combined with the included iPod docking
station, the CR-H500NT will process the digital signal directly from an iPod. The only
other device we know of that will extract a digital signal from an iPod is Wadia's
Of course, the CR-H500NT can be fully controlled by a
remote control. We love writing about products that do so much for so little money. Right
now the CR-H500NT holds plenty of promise, but we plan to ask for a review sample to get a
more in-depth look to determine how well this feature-rich unit actually performs.