About the TEAC AI-301DA

Sweet sound in small spaces

If your bookshelf speakers are yearning for a versatile, compact integrated amp, check out the TEAC AI-301DA. It’s a great choice for a bedroom or office where ho-hum sound just isn’t going to do it for you. Conservatively rated at 22 watts per channel, this little amp is poised to impress. Plus, it offers analog and digital connections, so you can play music from a wide variety of sources such as disc players, a TV, or a computer.


Pristine playback from your computer and other digital sources

It’s easy to feed your digital music to this amp. Connect your computer via the asynchronous USB input and enjoy your entire library of digital tunes through your favorite speakers. The AI-301DA is compatible with high-resolution files, including DSD files and 24-bit/192kHz PCM files. An audiophile-quality Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converter (DAC) makes the most of them, for outstanding levels of detail and dynamic range. (Those MP3s will sound pretty good, too.) Optical and coaxial digital audio inputs let you connect other sources like a TV, CD or Blu-ray player, or a network streaming device like a Sonos CONNECT.


Bluetooth on board for smartphone streaming

Wired connections aren’t the only way to enjoy digital music with this amp. Stream tunes wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet thanks to built-in Bluetooth. You can listen to music stored on your device, streamed from online music services like Pandora® and Spotify®, and from YouTube™ and other apps. The AI-301DA is also compatible with aptX™, for sound quality that’s as good as Bluetooth gets when streamed from an aptX compatible device.


Product highlights:

  • 22 watts x 2 into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.1% THD
  • asynchronous USB input for music playback from a computer (requires free driver download for Windows® computers)
  • plays high-resolution digital music files from your connected computer (PCM files up to 24-bit/192kHz; DSD files up to 5.6MHz)
  • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from compatible smartphones, tablets, and computers
    • aptX decoding provides the highest-quality sound from compatible Bluetooth devices
  • Burr-Brown PCM1795 digital-to-analog converter for accurate playback of digital music
  • innovative Class D amplifier design offers rich sound and energy efficiency
  • automatically powers on when a digital signal is detected from a source component
  • optical and coaxial digital audio inputs
  • 2 pairs of analog stereo inputs
  • no phono input — to connect a turntable you’ll need to add a phono preamp
  • preamp output for a powered subwoofer
  • high-quality headphone amplifier with 1/4″ jack
  • metal chassis and aluminum panels minimize vibration for clean playback
  • binding post speaker connectors
  • detachable power cable
  • remote control
  • 8-1/2″W x 2-7/16″H x 10″D
  • weight: 4.6 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # AI-301DA


What’s in the box:

  • USB DAC amplifier
  • 6′ AC power cord
  • Remote control (RC-1313)
  • Two “AAA” batteries
  • Owner’s Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
  • Caution note
  • Note about the automatic power on function