TEAC AG-D8900 5.1 Channels Receiver A/V Receivers

3/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

Around the world, the TEAC name is synonymous with high-quality, high performance consumer gear - not surprising when you consider that TEAC has been a leader in the industry since its earliest reel-to-reel recorders. Today, TEAC manufactures an entire spectrum of components for both high-fidelity audio systems and digitally enhanced home theaters. For many audiophiles, the TEAC label is a symbol of pride, one that shows they are serious about audio quality. Industry experts share this enthusiasm for TEAC products, giving them consistently high marks for performance.


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sam a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2010

Bottom Line:   
Overall, I'd have to say this is not the best surround sound receiver there is out there. However, in stereo mode, this receiver is stable down to 2 ohms a channel without any noticeable distortion, and will blow your windows out. However, it does need a fan mod in order to do this, just install some 80mm computer case fans over the heat sink and run them at 6 volts or so, and it will rock out all day long not matter how loud you like your music. There is a lot of people that are having problems with this unit going into protect mode, I had the same problem and all it was in my case, was that the grounding screws on the main circuit board had come loose. probably from the massive amounts of bass this thing can put out. I tightened them down and it has kept rocking for well over a year without once going into protect mode again. Using this in surround modes is sad, it lacks depth and clarity, and removes almost any bass in the signal it is decoding/encoding. I have personally pretty much retired mine to use as a dedicated sub woofer amp by daisy chaining it into my main receiver through its sub outputs, and it does an awesome job of that. I use it to power 2 very high power 10" subs, and it does this with ease at 2 ohms a channel. Not it's intended use, I know, but it seems to like sub woofer duty better than anything else. I don't like the fact it doesn't have binding posts, but since it was free, I'm not going to complain too much. You can pick these up on craigslist and eBay for super cheap these days, I see them selling for around $50 all the time. For that price, it's well worth it, if your looking for an awesome stereo reciever or sub amp capable of pushing lots of juice. It pulls enough juice to make my light in my house dim to the bass beat if I turn it up enough (I'm afraid it might start a wiring fire in my wall one of these days, haha). Not sure of the actual wattage, but its making a lot more than it's 100 watts a channel RMS ratings for sure. I have owned this amp for around 5 years and it has survived even the worst abuse I could ever give it, and is still working flawlessly. It has assignable digital inputs (2 optical, 1 coaxial) which is great, and an unusual feature for a receiver of its time, and also has front panel inputs. The video switching circuitry makes the signal a bit fuzzy, but I'm assuming that's just a problem with my unit I haven't solved yet.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by samfatboy a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I thought this was a nice receiver. That is until I bought a used Denon 1601. The TEAC has good range, but I found that the center sound at lower volumes made it very difficult to pick up conversations on movies. Also, I do not care for its simulated Dolby 5.1 for non-Dolby sources.

Other than that it is a good receiver for the price I paid.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000




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