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TEAC AX-501-E Black XLR Integrated Amplifier


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Instantly identifiable, thanks to its pair of elegant VU meters, the Teac AX-501 with XLR Balanced Inputs belies its retro looks by boasting the latest in high efficiency Class-D amplifier technology. The state of the art modules employed (fed by an oversize toroidal transformer) deliver a huge 120w per channel, an incredible output in such a physically small amplifier. Yet, despite that, the amp consumes just 0.5W in power-saving mode and runs so cool that fan ventilation is rendered unnecessary.

With speaker connections handled via proper binding posts, a high quality headphone output located on the front panel and full remote control of all functionality (including the other Reference 501 series components) the Teac AX-501 successfully offers huge versatility (and power) from an unfeasibly tiny enclosure.

  • Tick ALC0240 Class-D Power Amplifier by ABLETEC
  • Tick A fully-balanced approach used for the analog circuits on the pre-amplifier
  • Tick Maximum 120W + 120W of output power for practical use (at 4ohms impedance)
  • Tick Toroidal-core Power Transformer
  • Tick Schottky Barrier diodes for power supply circuits
  • Tick Full-metal body
  • Tick Dual analog level meters with dimmable backlight
  • Tick Headphone amplifier that employs CCLC system
  • Tick 3RCA analog line inputs
  • Tick 1XLR analog balanced inputs
  • Tick Screw-type speaker terminals (AWG8 and Banana-Plug compatible)
  • Tick Headphone out
  • Tick Aluminum-weighted volume knob
  • Tick Remote control
  • Tick 3-pin AC socket with a detachable AC cable
ABLETEC Class-D Power Amplifier

ABLETEC Class-D Power Amplifier

We are devoted to finding high-output audio components capable of efficiently driving full-scale speakers while still achieving singular audio quality. For that reason, we specifically selected for our AX-501 the ABLETEC ALC0240 digital power amplifier for the AX-501. A maximum power output of 120W+120W with low power consumption of 68W(at max level) delivers powerful, convincing audio reproduction. This next-generation integrated amplifier consumes 0.5W in power-saving mode.

XLR Balanced Input Terminals

XLR Balanced Input Terminals

XLR balanced output terminals have grown increasingly common in recent years, moving beyond their niche of high-end hi-fi equipment even to compact USB DAC models. The AX-501 features XLR balanced input terminals that allow balanced connection to high-quality USB DAC equipment to cancel out external noise and achieve an unadulterated transmission of high-quality audio signals from the USB DAC to the power amplifier.

Fully-balanced Circuitry to Eliminate Unwanted Analog Circuit Noise

In addition to support for balanced connections, a fully-balanced approach for the pre-amp analog circuits supplies constant balanced signals through the entire AX-501 work-flow until they are input to the power amplifier. This configuration is highly resistant to external circuit noise

CCLC System for High Linearity Headphone Output

CCLC System for High Linearity Headphone Output

The AX-501 features a headphone output with audio quality optimized for headphone listening, a feature increasingly popular in recent years. The CCLC(Coupling Capacitor-Less Circuit) system keeps the coupling free of capacitors; ensuring a stronger signal reaches the headphones to achieve accurate audio reproduction.

Large Capacity Toroidal-Core Power Transformer

Large Capacity Toroidal-Core Power Transformer

An over-sized Troidal-core power transformer helps deliver high-quality sound without sacrificing energy-efficiency and the unit's compact imentions. Conventional diodes produce rectification noise that negatively affects the sound of other units. To combat this, TEAC installed Schottky Barrier Diodes to supply a cleaner internal current and reduce rectification noise

No Cooling-Fan, for Quiet Operation

Efforts to eliminate noise and ensure high-quality audio playback are meaningless if the amplifier itself generates noise. Careful selection and efficient placement of potential heat-generating components during circuit and chassis combine to create a compact, high-performance design that doesn't require cooling fans.

A Full-Metal Construction

A Full-Metal Construction

Not only the front panel, both side and top panels are made of aluminum panels and attached to a robust steel shassis. These heavy parts eliminate vibrations, and allow all internal circuits to always perform under stable conditions. An A4-size body allows users to place the unit small spaces. The Reference 501 series defines a new standard that fits all modern interior with great space-saving design and a timeless presence.

A Large Number of Inputs

A Large Number of Inputs

A key feature of the AX-501 is its large number of input terminals, allowing users to connect both current and future audio components along with full-scale audio systems. In addition to the XLR input terminals ideally suited for USB DAC connections, the AX-501 incorporates three sets of RCA analog input terminals.The AX-501 with its minimalistic is much more than just a PC audio system. The speaker terminals use large terminals compatible with both banana plugs and AWG8 speaker cables for versatile speaker connections. The AC power supply cable is detachable, with a 3-pin inlet incase users choose to upgrade to ultrahigh-grade AC cables.

Well-Designed User Interface

Well-Designed User Interface

A firm-torqued volume with a machined aluminum knob, and toggle type main power switch give the user assured operation. The remote control with aluminum facia gives the unit an elegant appearance and very precise volume control in paces of approximately 0.5dB. To help contribute to the musical atmosphere is the classiest characteistic of the AX-501, the 4-step dimmable backlight(Normal, Dark, Very Dark or Off), and dual analog meters. The level meters can be turned off, as well.

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.


Maximum output 120 W + 120 W (4 Ω, 1 kHz, JEITA)
70 W + 70 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, JEITA)
Rated output 100 W + 100 W(4 Ω, 1 kHz, JEITA)
65 W + 65 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, JEITA)
Compatible speaker impedance range 4 Ω – 8 Ω
Total harmonic distortion 0.005% (1 kHz, 8 Ω, 1 W, JEITA)
S/N ratio (input short) LINE IN 100 dB (IHF-A)
Frequency range 10 Hz – 60 kHz (+1 dB, −5 dB)

Headphones Output

Connector Standard 6.3 mm (1/4") stereo jack
Maximum output level 50 mW + 50 mW or more (32 Ω, THD+N 0.005%)

Analog Audio Inputs

RCA Connectors × 3 pairs
Maximum input level 3.5 Vrms
Nominal input level 0.3 Vrms
XLR Connectors × 1 pair
Maximum input XLR level 7.7 Vrms
Nominal input XLR level 1.2 Vrms


Power supply AC 220 - 240 V, 50 Hz
Power consumption 68 W
Dimensions (W × H × D including protrusions) 290 mm × 81.2 mm × 264 mm
Weight 4.0 kg
Operating temperature range +5℃ to +35℃
Operating humidity range 5% - 85% (no condensation)
Storage temperature range 20℃ to +55℃

Included Accessories

Power cord × 1
Remote control unit (RC-1309) × 1
Batteries for remote control unit (AAA) × 2
Owner's Manual (this document) × 1
Warranty card x 1

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

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