A Reel Possibility

by Dick Tan
TEAC's AD-850 CD/Cassette deck seen here in both finishes
TEAC’s AD-850 CD/Cassette deck seen here in both finishes

Apparently, nothing in the audio/hi-fi world is permanent, that is, it does not stay permanently obsolete or for want of a better word, dead!

 

To back this claim, the valve amplifier that was replaced by the solid-state design in the late sixties is today a preferred design choice with many serious audiophiles.

 

Then there is the turntable, replaced by the CD player sometime in the early 80’s it remained dormant for a little over a decade and then came roaring back with a vengeance and is today one of the most sought-after audio items among music lovers and audiophiles.

 

And now, if TEAC were to have its way, the humble cassette deck will likely face a similar renaissance.

 

To pave the way, TEAC’s latest range of hi-fi products include the AD-850, a combination CD and compact cassette deck.

 

The idea of a combination CD/cassette deck is to allow not only playback of the two different formats but allows recording of one to the other.

 

According to a research done by TEAC there are still thousands of serviceable cassette players in both the home and cars that lack the source to put them to proper use since the cassette want ‘obsolete’ almost 30 years ago. The AD-850 will allow transfer of thousands of CD music programmes to the cassette and hopefully start a reformat revolution rolling.

 

Retailing at RM1,999 the AD-850 is a fairly chunky piece of machine measuring 435 x 145 x 288mm. and looks exactly how a TEAC cassette deck of 80s would.

 

Both CD and cassette sections easily meet audiophile standards and in addition there is a USB 1.1 input. That means one can also record from CD to USB as well and cross sectionally from USB to cassette to USB.

 

The AD-850 and other TEAC products can be auditioned at the coming KL International AV Show 2018, July 20-22 at the Sunway Putra Hotel (Opposite PWTC), Kuala Lumpur.

 

For further detail contact:

WKH Distribution Sdn Bhd.

Tel: 03 62700035

Kenny at 019 3395186

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