We developed the CR-H101 as a high-resolution USB DAC/CD receiver with a new concept, fusing CD receiver components with TEAC desktop audio technologies that we have advanced over years.
With a USB DAC capable of 192kHz/24-bit resolution playback from PC, it supports a variety of sources, including CD, USB and Bluetooth. Cut aluminum panels, which are about 5mm thick on the front and 3mm thick on the top and sides, are used indulgently, increasing both the strength of the unit and its resistance to external noise. The cabinet, which is small enough to be held on the palms of two hands, has a cooling grille and side bars like a high-end power amplifier. The volume and source selection knobs on the front are also made with cut aluminum. This gives the sense of coolness and precision unique to thick metal that will provide feelings of satisfaction to the owner every time they are used. The DAC, which is a core component for digital audio equipment, uses a Burr Brown PCM1795 that boasts a high dynamic range with low distortion and has a record of use in high-end digital-analog converters. This enables playback from various sources without compromising the passion of the artists. The power amp uses a high-efficiency Class-D amp and is capable of 26W+26W (4Ω) speaker output. In addition to LS-101HR speakers, which were designed and developed for compatibility with the CR-H101, it can also reliably drive even higher-end bookshelf speakers.
- CD Receiver employs PC Streaming, CD Player, FM Tuner, and Bluetooth Connection
- Supports up to 24-bit/192kHz Hi-Res Streaming from PC/Mac via USB Cable
- Up-conversion to 24-bit/192kHz from any source including CD, and Bluetooth
- Built-in FM tuner supports RDS (RDS for UK/Europe model only)
- Small Footprint and Stunning Sound Performance by Class-D Amplifier
- Ultra-compact Loudspeakers support high frequency range up to 40kHz
- Hi-Res Audio Streaming from PC/Mac via USB Cable
- Slot-in CD Drive supports MP3 and WMA (CD-DA, CD-R/RW)
- Built-in FM Tuner supports RDS (UK/Europe model only)
- Bluetooth® Wireless Connection with aptX® High-quality Playback from Smartphone/Tablet
- Up-convert to 192kHz from any source except FM radio
- HR Loudness Circuit for Stunning Bass Sound
- 26 Watts + 26 Watts Output Power by Energy-efficient Class-D Amplifier
- Small Footprint and All-aluminum Enclosure
- Free Hi-Res Playback Software for Windows/Mac are Available
- Subwoofer Output
The back of the unit has a USB-B port. High-resolution audio source playback up to 192kHz/24-bit is possible when connected to a computer, tablet, smartphone or similar device.
Notes about connections
Windows computers require a driver, Mac OS computers do not require a driver, iOS devices require a 30-pin/Lightning to USB Adapter (female), and Android devices require an OTG cable.
CD playback (including MP3 and WMA files on CD-R/RW discs) and automatic playback are supported. PLL Synthesized FM tuner supports 20 station presets for quick access to your favorite station.
In addition to the popular SBC codec, aptX® and AAC codecs are supported for high-quality audio. Enjoy wireless streaming of high-quality audio playback from compatible smartphones and tablets.
The Class-D TPA3118 amplifier made by Texas Instruments enables both the compact size and the power to playback high-resolution audio sources without data loss. While compact, we have realized a high 26W+26W output and clear audio quality.
We incorporated a high-performance PCM1795 D/A Burr Brown converter chip made by Texas Instruments. This chip has previously been used in our high-end UD-501 and UD-301. Boasting a high S/N ratio and an excellent distortion rate allows it to faithfully process high-resolution audio sources, which have data quantities that greatly exceed those of CDs, and bring out the wonderful nuances of the music.
The built-in up-conversion function can oversample (2×) signals with sampling frequencies less than 96 kHz. This allows you to enjoy CDs, Bluetooth and USB with higher-quality audio.
The USB interface supports 192kHz/24-bit asynchronous transmission, which offers excellent suppression of jitter (time deviation the occurs when transmitting digital signals). This allows it to transmit enormous amounts of high-resolution audio source data accurately to the DAC.
Separate dedicated crystal oscillators are used for 44.1kHz and 48kHz multiples of the clock, which is crucial to jitter reduction. When playing back high-resolution audio sources, the original sound is reproduced faithfully by suppressing the impact of jitter using this high-precision built in clock.
Using DSP processing, the HR loudness circuit provides speaker output that is optimal for the LS-101HR speakers included in this system. You can enjoy powerful low frequencies and clear high frequencies even during playback at low and medium volume levels. This HR loudness circuit is not limited just to digital sources, which it can handle with resolutions up to 192kHz/24-bit. This DSP processing can be applied to any input source so that its effect can be enjoyed. Radio and other external analog input signals are converted to 96kHz/24-bit digital signals once by the high-precision A/D converter and then processed by the HR circuit.
TEAC HR AUDIO PLAYER is a free playback application available for Windows and Mac OS that allows you to enjoy the playback of high-resolution files with ease. With support for WAV, FLAC, MP3, AIFF and ALAC formats, it also has an Expand to RAM function that enables high-quality playback without burdening the CPU. This allows you to enjoy high-resolution sources with even higher audio quality.
With a width of about 182 mm and a height of about 93 mm, the extremely compact body has a full-metal enclosure using aluminum that is about 3 mm on the top, front, left and right sides. The top panel has a grille reminiscent of those found on high-end power amplifiers, and the solid body has excellent vibration resistance, minimizing the impact of vibrations on audio quality.
Cut aluminum knobs that feature ridges like those found on professional audio equipment are used for the large volume and source selection knobs on the front. The cool feel characteristic of metal provides a sense of satisfaction every time they are touched.
The remote control Clock button can be pressed to show the current time. In addition, the timer function can be used to turn the CD player or FM tuner ON/OFF at set times.