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TEAC Distinction AI-1000 Integrated Amplifier

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With 120 watts of power per channel (at 4Ω), hidden behind the elegant aluminum front panel; The TEAC Distinction AI-1000 amplifier is perfect for those wanting a quality amplifier with style to match. This model comes equipped with a headphone output, an RCA pre-out, six RCA analog audio inputs (SACD, CD, Tuner, Tape, Aux and line direct for especially high quality sources) and heavy duty, screw type loudspeaker terminals. The remote control unit – as with all Distinction Series Amplifiers – is included as a standard accessory.

**To celebrate the launch of TEAC Distinction series receive a free Audio-Technica AD500 ($145) or WS55 ($155) headphone this month with the AI-1000 amplifier**

TEAC Distinction AI-1000 Integrated Amplifier

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“"We are truly excited to introduce the Distinction series to our customers. We have always carried consumer products and our Esoteric high end audio products, but felt we needed products that fit right in the middle to fill the gap. With the distinctions series, we now we have products for everyone." said Paul Jenkins, Senior Vice President of TEAC America. This complete line of source and amplification products brings the highest quality audio components into the range of even modest budgets.

The AI-1000 is your entry into TEAC’s Distinction line of integrated amplifiers. It uses true discrete analog circuits and multiple analog inputs for versatile audio system planning. A high-quality sculpted aluminum front panel and volume knob exudes quality, and the interior is filled with electronic components of equal caliber. Six inputs can be selected from the wireless remote control.  The product is available in black or silver.

The AI-1000 provides 120 watts of clean power per channel into 4-ohms. A preamp out is also included for use with a recorder or to send to a subwoofer. A stereo headphone output is also provided for private listening. The AI-1000 is the perfect introduction to high-quality audio for your home or office audio system.

TEAC’s Distinction series is a new line of high-end products for listeners looking for exquisite sound quality from their components. Engineers from Esoteric, our exclusive audiophile brand, were involved in the voicing phase of their product development.



  • Authentic Discrete Analogue Amplifier Circuit
  • 6 Audio Inputs (SACD, CD, Tuner, Tape, AUX, Tone-Direct)
  • Detachable AC Socket
  • Aluminum Front Panel and Volume Knob
  • Remote Control
  • Output Power: 120W + 120W (4 ohms),  85W + 85W (8 ohms)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: less than 0.009%
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 100dB (A-weighted)
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz - 30,000Hz (-0.5dB)
  • Compatible Speaker Impedance: 2-16 ohms
  • Analogue Audio Inputs: x 6 (RCA)
  • Preout: x 1 (RCA)
  • Headphone Out: x 1 (6.3mm)
  • Speaker Terminals: x 1 pair (Binding Post)

Additional Information

Output Power (RMS) 85W + 85W (8 ohms), 120W + 120W (4 ohms)
Analog In 6 (RCA) + Home Theatre Bypass
Preamp Out 1 (RCA)
Dimensions (mm) 435x116x403mm
Weight (kg) 10

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