TN-3B-SE Manual Belt-Drive Turntable

A new, high-performance standard for belt-drive analog turntables, the TN-3B delivers precision sound for your favorite records using state-of-the-art engineering.

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The TN-3B-SE is a stylish, sleek-looking belt-driven turntable with a built-in MM-type PHONO EQ amplifier and USB digital output.

It employs a new tonearm with a knife-edge, pivot-point bearings, collaborated with SAEC, the high-end tonearm manufacturer, for superlative stability and resolution. The belt-drive mechanism, meanwhile, helps mitigate any unwanted cogging effects (ie fine pulsing) from the operation of the motor, to ensure a precise and smooth platter rotation. The TN-3B-SE also employs a VM-type cartridge the AT-VM95E manufactured by Audio-Technica and a high-precision NJM8080 op-amp in its in-built Phono EQ amplifier, allowing the user to enjoy the sound of their vinyl records with low distortion and in high quality. In addition, a built-in Analog-to-Digital converter and USB port allow users to digitize their vinyl libraries on their PC/Mac.

The TN-3B-SE delivers natural and well-balanced sound quality and is quick and easy to set up and start enjoying. We believe it sets a new standard that will satisfy the needs of both audiophiles and ardent record collectors.

Tn 3b turntable knife-edge stylus and needle close-up

Knife-edge, pivot-point tone-arm bearings

The TN-3B-SE's tone-arm from SAEC employs a knife-edge, pivot-point bearing. Unlike the case for tonearms with conventional bearings, any fine vertical movements that take place in this tone-arm actually help in delivering a more dynamic sound with excellent resolution. The S-shaped tone-arm also employs a universal head-shell fitting, allowing users to quickly and easily swap cartridges/head-shells, and supports a wide range of cartridge weights (from 14 - 23g / 0.5 - 0.8 oz.)。

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Precision anti-skating and stylus-pressure adjustment

The static-balanced, S-shape tone-arm is equipped with a counterweight for precise stylus-pressure adjustment, as well as an anti-skating mechanism for accurate tracking force adjustment, allowing the cartridge to accurately play any quality vinyl disc.

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Pre-installed VM-series cartridge

A VM-type cartridge the AT-VM95E manufactured by audio-Technica with an elliptical-shaped stylus tip comes pre-installed on the head-shell for convenience. After you’ve opened the box, set up the platter, and mounted the head-shell on the tonearm, you'll be ready to enjoy your records.

* Replacement styli should be available at the retail store where you purchased the unit, or via the TEAC Online store. (TEAC On-line store is available in selected countries.)
* The VM-series cartridge is a MM (Moving Magnet) type design and is compatible with all conventional MM-type phono EQ amplifiers.

Built-in MM-type phono EQ amplifier

The TN-3B-SE incorporates an MM-type phono EQ amplifier, allowing you to connect the turntable to a conventional amplifier/hi-fi system that lacks a PHONO input. A low distortion, hi-fi-grade op-amp, the NJM8080, is employed to boost the low-level signals from the phono cartridge up to LINE level.

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External belt-drive with an aluminum die-cast platter

A belt-drive arrangement is employed in order to minimize any motor cogging effects by driving the outer rim of the platter (which has a larger diameter, mass, and surface area).

Luxurious, multi-layer lacquer paint finish

All internal components are mounted on a robust and high-density MDF plinth for rigidity and vibration-deadening. Thanks to its sleek and stylish design, the TN-3B-SE looks at home in most domestic environments, creating the perfect setting for listening to vinyl records.

2-speed turntable for 33-⅓ and 45 rpm

The TN-3B-SE supports 33-⅓ and 45 rpm for LP and EP records. Our insistence on quality engineering can even be seen in the construction of the rotary control for start-up/speed selection, formed of machined aluminum.

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USB digital output for digital archiving

A USB port on the back panel delivers CD-quality digital audio to your PC/Mac, allowing you to record/archive your analog library in a high-quality, digital audio format. Once you have archived your vinyl to digital, it’s a simple matter to listen to them while out and about, via a smartphone/portable audio player, or in your car (by burning them onto a CD-R or transferring them to a memory card/stick).

And to ensure pristine signal transfer, gold-plated PHONO/LINE output terminals are employed to prevent analog audio signals from losing quality as a result of oxidation.

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Insulating feet with excellent shock absorption

The insulating feet comprise a machined aluminum shell, topped with a rubber cushion that is fixed to the high-density MDF plinth. Thanks to their excellent shock absorption characteristics, the TN-3B-SE is very resistant to acoustic feedback.

Honeycomb patterned bottom panel

In order to achieve a sleek cabinet design without compromising rigidity, the bottom panel is imprinted with a honeycomb pattern that minimizes unwanted vibrations.

Spec description

Turntable section
TypeBelt-drive (External drive)
MotorDC Motor
Rotation Speeds33-⅓ rpm, 45 rpm
Wow-and-Flutters0.1% or less
S/N Ratio67dB (A-weighted, 20kHz LPF)
Turntable (Platter)
MaterialAluminum Die-cast
Diameter30cm
Tone-arm section
TypeS-shape, Static-balanced
Effective Length223mm
Needle Pressure Range0g to 5.0g
Compatible Cartridge Weight3.0g to 12.0g
14g to 23g (including Head-shell)
Cartridge section
TypeMM-type
Output Voltage4.0mV (1kHz, 5cm/sec.)
Needle Pressure1.8 to 2.2g (2.0g recommended)
Weight6.1g
Head-shell weight11g (including screws, nuts, and wires)
Compatible StylusAT-VMN95E * Average stylus life: approx. 300 hours.
Analog Outputs
ConnectorRCA Pin jack × 1 pair (Gold-plated)
Output Voltage
PHONO4.0mV (1kHz)
LINE224mV (–13dBV)
USB Output
ConnectorUSB B-type (DC 5V 100mA USB Bus power required)
Audio FormatPCM, 8k/11.025k/16k/22.5k/32k/44.1k/48kHz, 16bit
Operating PowerAC 100 to 240V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption1.5W
Standby Power0.5W
Overall Dimensions (W×H×D)420 × 117 × 356 mm /
16.5" × 4.6" × 14.0" (including protrusions)
Weightapprox. 5.0kg / 11.0 lbs.
Included AccessoriesFelt Mat, EP Adapter, Counter Weight, Head-shell (AT-VM95E installed), Platter, Dust Cover, Hinges × 2, RCA Audio cable with GND terminal, AC Adapter (GPE053A-V120050), Owner's Manual (including Warranty Card)