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TEAC NT-505 Black USB DAC Network Player


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The NT-505 is a flagship dual monaural USB DAC with versatile network playback capabilities. It successfully incorporates the latest network technologies, along with TEAC’s decades of accumulated audio design experience, in an attractive package with an A4-sized footprint.

Like its predecessor (the NT-503) it employs a dual monaural circuit design to process audio signals with even greater purity, with the latest VERITA AK4497 DAC chip used on each of the  two channels. This improves the S/N (signal to noise) ratio by processing each channel individually in monaural mode, as well as delivering DSD512 (22.5MHz) native and 768kHz/32-bit PCM playback capabilities.

The analogue section, which is one of the keys to sound quality, includes four TEAC-HCLD buffer amp circuits that allow different drive modes, – fully-balanced drive for balanced output, and parallel drive mode for unbalanced output – to achieve enhanced acoustic expression. On the network audio side, the NT-505 supports high-quality music subscription services, namely TIDAL and Qobuz, and is Roon ready. There’s also a built-in MQA decoder, and you will enjoy unlimited music content on the Internet thanks to its high-quality digital and analogue processing technologies. In addition to a wide range of digital and analogue inputs, a Bluetooth® receiver supporting LDAC™ and Qualcomm® aptX HD™ allows you to stream high-quality audio wirelessly from your smartphone to this flagship USB DAC.

The NT-505 is a compact and high-spec USB DAC and network player that supports the latest Hi-Res formats and online music subscription services.


  • Tick Hi-Res audio playback supporting DSD512 (22.6MHz) and PCM 768kHz/32-bit PCM
  • Tick Dual monaural circuit design with a high-end AKM VERITA AK4497 DAC on each channel
  • Tick Supports MQA decoder and music subscription services (TIDAL and Qobuz) and is Roon-ready
  • Tick DSD128 (5.6MHz) and PCM 192kHz/24-bit Network streaming from NAS/PC
  • Tick 5 types of PCM digital filters and 2 types of DSD digital filters
  • Tick Up-conversion up to 24.5MHz DSD and 384kHz/32-bit PCM
  • Tick Dual on-board clocks for 44.1kHz and 48kHz frequencies, and 10MHz external clock input
  • Tick Bluetooth® receiver supporting LDAC™ and Qualcomm® aptX™ HD
  • Tick TEAC-HCLD output buffer circuit and TEAC-QVCS volume control for high quality sound
  • Tick “Bulk Pet” USB transfer technology, with four transfer modes to vary sound character *1
  • Tick Free TEAC HR Audio Player and TEAC HR Streamer app

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.

USB Input

PCM 16/24/32-bit, 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192/352.8/384/705.6/768 kHz
DSD 2.8/5.6/11.2/22.5 MHz

Coaxial Digital Input

PCM 16/24-bit, 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz
DSD 2.8MHz (supported with 176.4kHz/24-bit DoP format)

Optical Digital Input

PCM 16/24-bit, 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz
DSD 2.8 MHz (supported with 176.4kHz/24-bit DoP format)


USB DAC Asahi Kasei Microdevices AK4497 × 2
Up-Conversion Up to 384kHz/32-bit PCM, 22.5MHz DSD
PCM Filters Sharp Roll Off, Slow Roll Off, Short Delay Sharp, Short Delay Slow, Low Dispersion, off
DSD Cutoff Frequencies Narrow 39kHz (at 2.8M), 78kHz (at 5.6M), 156kHz (at 11.2M) or 312kHz (at 22.5M)
DSD Cutoff Frequencies Wide 76kHz (at 2.8M), 152kHz (at 5.6M), 304kHz (at 11.2M) or 608kHz (at 22.5M)


Connector RJ-45 x 1 (100Base-T)
MQA Decoder Built-in

Audio Inputs

USB USB B port, USB 2.0, Asynchronous Mode Transfer, Bulk Transfer
Compatible Software TEAC HR Audio Player (Windows, Macintosh)
COAXIAL digital (rear) RCA Pin × 1 (Gold-Plated)
Input Level 0.5 Vp-p
Input Impedance 75 Ω
Optical Digital (rear) TOS-Link × 1
Input Level −24.0 dBm to −14.5 dBm Peak
Coaxial Digital (front) 1/8” (3.5mm) mini* × 1 (Combined with Optical digital Input, Detected Automatically)
Input Level 0.5 Vp-p
Input level −24.0 dBm to −14.5 dBm peak
USB (front) USB A port
Supported media USB Flash Drive


Bluetooth® version 4.0
Output class Class2 (Range: Approx. 33ft / 10m)
Supported Profiles A2DP, AVRCP
Content Protection SCMS-T
Supported Codec LDAC™, Qualcomm® aptX™ HD, aptX™, AAC, SBC
No. of Paired Device Maximum 8 Devices

Audio Outputs

XLR balanced XLR × 1 pair (gold-plated)
Output level Fixed (0 dB), fixed (+6 dB), Variable, Output Off (Selectable)
Maximum Output Level 2.0 Vrms (1 kHz, Full Scale, into 10 kΩ, When Set to Fixed (0 dB))
Output Impedance 188 Ω
RCA Unbalanced RCA pin × 1 Pair (Gold-Plated)
Output Level Fixed (0 dB), fixed (+6 dB), Variable, Output Off (Selectable)
Maximum Output Level 2.0 Vrms (1 kHz, Full Scale, into 10 kΩ, When Set to Fixed (0 dB))
Output impedance 150 Ω

Headphone Outputs

Connector 1/4” (6.3mm) Stereo TRS jack × 1 (Gold-Plated)
Maximum Output 500 mW + 500 mW (into 32 Ω)
Supported Impedances 16–600 Ω

Clock Section Internal

Type Crystal Oscillator
Number of Clocks 2 (44.1kHz and 48kHz)

External Clock Input

Connector BNC (Gold-Plated)
Input Frequency 10 MHz
Input Impedance 50 Ω
Input Level Rectangle Wave Equivalent to TTL Levels | Sine Wave 0.5 to 1.0 Vrms

Audio Performance

Frequency Response 10 Hz – 80,000 Hz (+1/–3 dB, 192kHz PCM Input, RCA Output, Digital Filter off)
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.002% or less (192kHz PCM Input, RCA Output, Digital Filter Off)
S/N Ratio 110 dB or Higher (192kHz PCM Input, RCA Output, Digital Filter Off)

Operating Systems

Windows Windows 10 | Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit) | Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit) | Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Macintosh High Sierra (macOS 10.13) | Sierra (macOS 10.12) | El Capitan (OS X 10.11) | Yosemite (OS X 10.10) | Mavericks (OS X 10.9) | Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8) | Lion (OS X 10.7)


Power Supply AC 220-240V 50Hz (UK/Europe)
Power Consumption 20 W (0.4 W in Standby)
Overall dimensions (W x H x D, including protrusions) 290 × 81.2 × 248.7 mm / 11.4” x 3.2” x 9.8”
Weight 3.9 kg / 8.6 lbs.

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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