This analog turntable, which supports MC balanced output, features a hybrid chassis that combines synthetic marble, washi paper and MDF materials along with a 9-inch S-shaped universal arm that utilizes a knife-edge bearing.
Turntables are the stages for drawing out the passion of the artists and the magic of their engineers that have been infused into records. With jet black synthetic marble and MDF finished in piano black, the TN-5BB is a truly worthy stage that achieves both functional suppression of unwanted vibrations as well a stately and modern design.
Using the built-in XLR jacks to team up with a phono amplifier that supports balanced connection, the slightest signals transmitted by the cartridge can be re-created with even greater intensity.
The knife-edge tone arm, which is an SAEC×TEAC collaboration, is another component that further enhances this musical stage. The 20mm thick acrylic platter is driven by our original Platter Rotation Sensing Servo System (PRS3).
Are you ready to experience the sound the artists and engineers really wanted you to hear?
• World-Class SAEC knife-edge tonearm, wired for both single-ended and balanced configured phono preamps; 6mm VTA adjustment.
• XLR balanced output connectors are optimal for balanced MC transmission
• 20mm thick Acrylic platter for non-reflective needle-chatter.
• Arm lead wire uses PC-Triple C material made by SAEC
• Platter speed is optically read and servo-controls DC motor for optimal rotational speed.
• Sandwich plinth of Marble-Washi Paper-MDF for optimum resonance control
• Hybrid chassis with multi-material makeup suppresses unwanted vibrations
• PRS3 belt drive structure supports accurate and stable platter rotation
• Automatic arm lifting when playback ends
• Ortofon 2M RED included as standard MM cartridge
• Attractive design contrasts the combination of pearl black and piano black with silver parts
Drive system Rotation-detection-type high-precision control belt drive
Motor DC motor
Rotation speed 33-⅓rpm, 45rpm, 78prm
Wow and flutter 0.1% or less
Platter Acrylic, 30cm diameter
Arm type Static-balanced S-shaped tone arm
Effective arm length 223mm
Suitable cartridge weight 4.0 to 13.0g (14 to 23 g including head-shell)
Arm height adjustment range approx. 6mm
Output voltage 5.5 mV (1kHz, 5cm/s)
Tracking force 1.8g
Cartridge weight 7.2g
Included head-shell weight: 10g (including screws, nuts and wires)
Replacement record stylus model Ortofon 2M Red • Stylus lifespan depends on use conditions but is usually about 1000 hours.
Connector XLR × 1 pair
Connector RCA × 1 pair
Power AC 100 to 240V, 50/60Hz (AC Adapter)
Power Consumption 2.0W or less (0.3W at Standby)
Overall Dimensions (W×H×D) 450 × 148 × 351 mm / 17.1" × 5.8" × 13.8" (with dust cover closed)
450 × 420 × 410 mm / 17.1" × 16.5" × 16.1" (with dust cover open)
450 × 135 × 351 mm / 17.1" × 5.3" × 13.8" (with dust cover removed)
Including protrusions (when arm holder at the highest position)
Weight approx. 10.5kg / 23.2 lbs.
Included accessories 45RPM adapter × 1, Counter Weight × 1, Head-shell (Ortofon 2M Red installed) × 1, Platter × 1, Flat Belt × 1, Pulley Cover × 1, Dust Cover × 1, Hinge × 2, Foot height adjustment washers × 4, Arm height adjustment hex wrench × 1, RCA Audio Cable × 1, Ground wire × 1, AC Adapter (GPE018S-120100-Z) × 1, Cartridge Alignment Gauge × 1, User Manual × 1
Features at a glance
Rotation speeds of 33-⅓, 45 and 78 RPM supported
Platter Rotation Sensing Servo System (PRS3)
Static-balanced knife-edge-bearing tone arm
VTA adjustment (tone arm height adjustment) function (+6 mm)
Cabinet weight of 10.6 kg
Platter weight of 1.7 kg (20mm-thick acrylic)
Powered arm lifter
Non-contact detection automatic arm lift function (can be turned on/off)
XLR balanced output connectors
Unbalanced RCA output connectors
Height-adjustable machined aluminum feet at four points
Acrylic dust cover
Cast aluminum head shell (lead wire) included
Supports cartridge weights of 15–23 g (including head-shell)
RCA and ground cables included
L wrench for arm lifter height adjustment
L wrench for VTA adjustment
Cartridge alignment gauge