TEAC CD P1250 CD Players

2.5/5 (2 Reviews) MSRP : $80.00


Product Description

  • Rock solid center-mounted playing mechanism
  • Wireless remote control
  • 16 track random memory programming
  • 3-Way Repeat (One Track / All Tracks / A-B)
  • Headphone jack with level control
  • FL Music Calendar and Time Display (Total / Elapsed / Remaining)
  • Frequency Response 20Hz - 18kHz
  • Harmonic Distortion <0.09% (1 kHz)
  • TEAC Unified Remote compatible
  • Dimensions: 4 1/8 H x 17 1/8 W x 11 7/16 D
  • Power Requirements: 120V AC, 60Hz


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Robert Seletsky a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2004

Bottom Line:   
Follow-up to my positive review of November 3, 2003. Almost to the day that the 90-day labor warranty expired, this player died too. It started skipping, mistracking, RIP. The transport turns out to be garbage; I wish I had known. It sounds sweet at first, very rolled-off so no edginess, but there is some loss of detail. The controls don't operate as the booklet indicates--Teac confirmed this and didn't care. Then it self-destructed. A waste of money. For something truly cheap that sounds reasonable and doesn't seem like it will die before you blink, try a Toshiba SD-1800 DVD/CD player. Sweet, decent sound for a cheapie, a little hard to operate since it's optimized for DVDs, but it's pretty musical, and reads everything. Avoid this Teac.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   J&R



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Robert Seletsky a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Years ago, a friend bought the single-play TEAC CD-P1120, an above-average entry-level CD player; in this age of DVD/CD/mp3/etc. players, it's a nice surprise that TEAC still offers the dedicated single-play CD-P1250. Especially for $80 it's a find, with a warm, musical sound. Far from being harsh as expected in cheaper players, the top is rolled off; the midrange is rich and focused; the bass is full and nicely defined; soundstage depth and height are impressive though image width is restricted. Everything has a forward, sweet, natural quality. Warmth and listening-ease compromise some "air," detail, highs. Playing-in helps.

The CD-P1250 is distinguished from the earlier, similar CD-P1120 cosmetically and mechanically: blue rather than orange LCD readouts; "remaining time" displays up to 32 tracks (previously 24); CDRWs are playable; 32-track programming (formerly 16). Musical components are virtually the same, with a decent 1-bit D/A converter, while the sampling rate is upgraded from 4x to 8x. It's not badly built but there's too much plastic and the CD drawer is thin and wobbly. Direct-track play is accessed only from the remote, power switching and CD drawer opening/closing only from the player. Most sources confuse the CD-P1250 with the CD-P1120, including this site and the TEAC web site. Accurate specs show the CD-P1250's technical improvements and added flexibility.

There are a few operating quirks that don't agree with the user's manual: like the earlier CD-P1120, hitting the "play" button *won't* activate a CD-loaded open drawer to close and play; unlike the CD-P1120 and more like a DVD player, the default readout for a completed or newly inserted disc is "track 1/0:00," not the usual "total tracks/total time." Minor mechanical design oddities--common even in expensive players--don't detract from an unexpectedly musical player for a nominal price.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   J&R Music World ($8




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