Teac A-BX10-MK-II Owners Manual

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Integrated Stereo Amplifier

Thanks for buying a TEAC. Read this manual carefully to get the best performance from this unit.

Nous vous remercions pour l’achat d’un appareil TEAC.

Lire ce manuel avec attention pour obtenir les meilleures performances possibles de cet appareil.

Vielen Dank für den Kauf dieses TEAC-Geräts.

Bitte lesen Sie diese Anleitung sorgfältig durch, um die Leistungsfähigkeit dieses Geräts optimal nutzen zu können.

Grazie per aver acquistato un prodotto TEAC.

Leggere attentamente questo manuale per ottenere le migliori prestazioni da questo apparecchio.

Enhorabuena por la adquisición de un TEAC.

Lea detenidamente este manual a fin de obtener el mejor rendimiento de esta unidad.

Dank u voor de aanschaf van een TEAC.

Lees deze gebruiksaanwijzing aandachtig door teneinde de beste prestaties van dit toestel te verkrijgen.

OWNER’S MANUAL ..................................


MANUEL DU PROPRIETAIRE...................




MANUALE DI ISTRUZIONI .....................


MANUAL DEL USUARIO ........................






The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an

equilateral triangle,

is intended to alert

the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous

voltage” within the



that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.







The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of


operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying

the appliance.






This appliance has a serial number located on the rear panel. Please record the model number and serial number and retain them for your records.

Model number Serial number




ORead all of these Instructions.

OSave these Instructions for later use.

OFollow all Warnings and Instructions marked on the audio equipment.

1)Read Instructions — All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated.

2)Retain Instructions — The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.

3)Heed Warnings — All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.

4)Follow Instructions — All operating and use instructions should be followed.

5)Cleaning — Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.

6)Attachments — Do not use attachments not recommended by the product manufacturer as they may cause hazards.

7)Water and Moisture — Do not use this product near water _ for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a wet basement; or near a swimming pool; and the like.

8)Accessories — Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The product may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to the product. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the product. Any mounting of the product should follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and should use a mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer.

9)A product and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the product and cart combination to overturn.

10)Ventilation — Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating, and these openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This product should not be placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to.

11)Power Sources — This product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your product dealer or local power company. For products intended to operate from battery power, or other sources, refer to the operating instructions.

12)Grounding or Polarization — This product may be equipped with a polarized alternating-current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other). This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.

13)Power-Cord Protection — Power-supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the product.

14)Outdoor Antenna Grounding — If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the product, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Article 810 of the National Electrical Code,

ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information with regard to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.

"Note to CATV system installer:

This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s attention to Section 820-40 of the NEC which provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building, as close to the point of cable entry as practical.

Example of Antenna Grounding as per

National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70
















(NEC SECTION 810-20)







(NEC SECTION 810-21)










15)Lightning — For added protection for this product during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the product due to lightning and power-line surges.

16)Power Lines — An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care should be taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal.

17)Overloading — Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles as this can result in risk of fire or electric shock.

18)Object and Liquid Entry — Never push objects of any kind into this product through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.

19)Servicing — Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.

20)Damage Requiring Service — Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:

a) when the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.

b) if liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the product. c) if the product has been exposed to rain or water.

d) if the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions as an improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to its normal operation.

e) if the product has been dropped or damaged in any way.

f ) when the product exhibits a distinct change in performance _ this indicates a need for service.

21)Replacement Parts — When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.

22)Safety Check — Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the product is in proper operating condition.

23)Wall or Ceiling Mounting — The product should be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as recommended by the manufacturer.

24)Heat — The product should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other products (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

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Before Use

IMPORTANT (for U.K. Customers)

DO NOT cut off the mains plug from this equipment. If the plug fitted is not suitable for the power points in your home or the cable is too short to reach a power point, then obtain an appropriate safety approved extension lead or consult your dealer.

If nonetheless the mains plug is cut off, remove the fuse and dispose of the plug immediately, to avoid a possible shock hazard by inadvertent connection to the mains supply.

If this product is not provided with a mains plug, or one has to be fitted, then follow the instructions given below:

IMPORTANT. The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:


WARNING: This apparatus must be earthed.

As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug proceed as follows.

The wire which is coloured GREEN- and-YELLOW must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked by the letter E or by the safety earth symbol © or coloured GREEN or GREEN-and-YELLOW.

The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.

The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED.

When replacing the fuse only a correctly rated approved type should be used and be sure to re-fit the fuse cover.


Read This Before Operating

Place the amplifier on a hard flat surface.

The ventilation holes should not be covered. Make sure there is at least 20 cm (8 inches) of space above and at least 5 cm (2 inches) of space besides the amplifier. Do not place CD player or other equipment on top of the amplifier.

Avoid placing it in direct sunlight or close to a source of heat. Also avoid locations subject to vibrations and excessive dust, heat, cold or moisture.

Do not open the cabinet, as this might result in circuitry damage or electrical shock.

When removing the power plug from the wall outlet, always pull directly on the plug; never yank the cord.

Do not attempt to clean the unit with chemical solvents, as this might damage the finish. Use a clean, dry cloth.

Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference.

Notes on Power Sources

Plug the AC power cord into an AC wall receptacle. The correct voltage for operating your unit is printed on the rear panel.

Main POWER Switch

The main POWER switch is located on the rear of the unit.

Press the ON side of this rocker (seesaw) switch to turn power ON (standby position); press the OFF side to turn power off. Whenever the power is ON, the indicator on the front panel glows red.

Note: Leave this main power switch ON at all times.

AC IN Socket

Plug the provided AC power cord into this socket.

Fuse Holder

After replacing fuses, be sure to close the fuse compartment until it clicks.

Main fuse

Spare fuse

Remote Control Unit

When operating the remote control unit, point it towards the remote sensor on the front panel of the unit.

Battery Installation

1.Remove the battery compartment cover.

2.Insert two “AAA” (R03, UM-4) dry batteries.

Make sure that the batteries are inserted with their positive ± and negative poles positioned correctly.

3.Close the cover until it clicks.

Battery Replacement.

If you notice that the distance between the remote control unit and the player for correct operation becomes shorter, it indicates that the batteries are exhausted. In this case replace the batteries with new ones.

Precautions concerning batteries

Be sure to insert the batteries with correct positive ± and negative polarities.

Use batteries of the same type. Never use different types of batteries together.

Rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries can be used. Refer to the precautions on their labels.

When the remote control unit is not to be used for a long time (more than a month), remove the batteries from the remote control unit to prevent them from leaking. If they leak, wipe away the liquid inside the battery compartment and replace the batteries with new ones.

Do not heat or disassemble batteries and never dispose of old batteries by throwing them in fire.

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Teac A-BX10-MK-II Owners Manual

Features and Controls

Front Panel



Remote Control Unit






Certain buttons on the remote control unit and on the front panel of the amplifier have the same or similar functions and have the same reference numbers.

The power is turned on/off (standby) by pressing the power button on the remote control unit in standby mode.

Phono Play

The PA-B10 plug-in "balanced MM/MC preamplifier" board is optionally available so you can connect a turntable to this unit.

Front Panel

1 power switch

When the main power switch on the rear panel is ON:

Turn the front power switch to ON.

Turn it again to the Standby Position to switch power OFF, and the LED indicator glows red.

2 remote sensor

3 volume control

This control is used to adjust signal output

levels to the speakers.

Use the level control (˙/¥) buttons to adjust the volume. The volume can be adjusted in 1 dB units from 0 dB (minimum) to 79 dB (maximum).

4 volume level display

The current level setting is shown on the display.

5 input selector & indicators

Turn the selector to choose the input source to be played (tuner, tape 1, CD,

balanced, and aux).

The input source indicator will light.

6 tape 2 monitor switch & indicator source:For reproduction of sound

from a source selected using the input selector. The LED indicator will not light.

tape: For reproduction of sound using tape 2 monitor. The LED indicator will light.

7muting button

(on the remote control unit)

Press this to mute (0 dB) the sound from the speakers when answering the telephone, etc. To restore the original volume, press the input selector buttons or level control (˙/¥) buttons. While muting is engaged, the volume level display shows 0 dB.

8 balance control button

This button is used for adjusting the balance of the volume level between the

left and right channels.

Press the balance button (the balance LED indicator will light.), then press the level control (˙/¥) buttons.

The level setting is shown on the display. The balance level can be adjusted in 1 dB units from – 6 dB to 6 dB.

9 Tone (bass/treble) controls

These two tone controls – bass and treble – can be used to obtain a "flat" frequency response or a tone which suits your individual listening preference. The bass control adjusts low frequencies and the

treble control adjusts the high frequencies. Press the bass (or treble) button (the bass

or treble LED indicator will light.), then press the level control (˙/¥) buttons.

It is possible to adjust the bass ( or treble) two steps down (–1 or –2) or two steps up (1 or 2).

If levels are not adjusted within 10 seconds, the LED indicator will turn off, and volume can be adjusted again.

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Rear Panel






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*Turn off all components before making connections.

Rear Panel

0Speaker Terminals

Connect left loudspeaker to "SPEAKER L", and right loudspeaker to "SPEAKER R". Be sure that the loudspeakers are connected in phase.

Caution: Short-circuiting of either of the loudspeaker terminals to the cabinet, ground or signal cables can damage the amplifier. Short-circuit between the loudspeaker terminals will blow the fuses. Always turn off the amplifier when connecting or disconnecting loudspeaker cables or signal cables.

Caution: The loudspeaker output is balanced. Do not connect any equipment with unbalanced input (e.g. spectrum analyzers and some electrostatic loudspeakers).

q Balanced Input Connector

The balanced input is connected with XLR plugs in accordance with IEC specifications.

PIN 1: GND PIN 2: + PIN 3: –

w GND Terminal

Connect the ground lead of the turntable to this terminal.

e Audio Signal Jacks

AUX Input Jacks

Connect the audio output jacks of the VCR to these jacks.

CD Input Jacks

Connect the output (LINE OUT) jacks of the CD player to these jacks.

TUNER Input Jacks

Connect the output jacks of the tuner to these jacks.


Connect the output (LINE OUT) jacks of the tape deck to the PLAY jacks and connect the input (LINE IN) jacks of the deck to the REC jacks.


These jacks are used for connection of a second tape deck. Connect the output (LINE OUT) jacks of the tape deck to the PLAY jacks and connect the input (LINE IN) jacks of the deck to the REC jacks.

r AC IN Socket (See page 3.)

t Main POWER Switch (See page 3.)

Press the ON side of this rocker (seesaw) switch to turn power ON (standby position).

Note: Leave this main power switch ON at all times.

y Fuse Holder (See page 3.)

Tape Dubbing

You can dub from the deck connected to TAPE 1 jacks to the deck connected to TAPE 2 jacks. Dubbing from TAPE 2 deck to TAPE 1 deck is not possible.

1.Set the playback deck (TAPE 1) to the playback mode, and the recording deck (TAPE 2 MONITOR) to the record mode. Adjust recording level accordingly. (Refer to the owner's manuals of the decks.)

2.Set the input selector to the tape 1 position and set the tape 2 monitor switch to source.


Continuous Power Output (RMS):

100W + 100W

(20 - 20,000 Hz, 8 ohms)

160W + 160W

(20 - 20,000 Hz, 4 ohms)

Dynamic Power Output (EIA):

120W + 120W (8 ohms)

220W + 220W (4 ohms)

Total Harmonic Distortion: (Continuous rated output power)

0.04% (20 - 20,000 Hz, – 6dB, 8 ohms)

0.06% (20 - 20,000 Hz, – 6dB, 4 ohms)

Input Sensitivity/Impedance:

CD, TUNER, AUX, TAPE; 300 mV/ 20 k ohms

BALANCED (XLR); 600mV/10 k ohms

Output Level/Impedance:

TAPE 1, TAPE 2; 300 mV/100 ohms

Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IHF-A):


Frequency Response:

CD, TUNER, AUX, TAPE, BALANCED; 20 - 20,000 Hz, +0 /– 0.8 dB

Power Requirements/Power Consumption:

120 V AC, 60 Hz, 5 A (U.S.A./Canada Model/General Export Model)

220 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 500 W (Korea)

230 V AC, 50 Hz, 500 W (Europe/ UK/ General Export Model)

Dimensions (W x H x D):

442 x 103 x 383 mm

Weight (net): 12.0 kg

Standard Accessories:

Remote Control Unit (RC-685) x 1, AC cord x 1

Improvements may result in features and specifications being changed without notice.

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Avant utilisation

Bien lire ceci avant utilisation

Placer l'amplificateur sur une surface plate rigide.

Les trous de ventilation ne doivent pas être couverts. S'assurer qu'il y a un espace d'au moins 20 cm au dessus et d'au moins 5 cm à côté de l'amplificateur. Ne pas placer un lecteur CD ou un autre appareil sur le dessus de l'amplificateur.

Eviter de le placer directement au soleil ou près d'une source de chaleur. Eviter également les endroits sujets aux vibrations, et à la poussière, la chaleur, le froid ou l'humidité.

Ne pas ouvrir le coffret, il pourrait en résulter un dommage de l'électronique ou des chocs électriques.

Pour débrancher la fiche d'alimentation de la prise secteur, toujours tirer directement sur la fiche; ne jamais arracher le cordon.

Ne pas essayer de nettoyer l'appareil avec des solvants chimiques, ils pourraient endommager le fini. Utiliser un chiffon sec et propre.

Conserver ce manuel dans un endroit sûr pour une référence ultérieure.

Remarques sur les sources d'alimentation

Brancher ce cordon d'alimentation secteur à une prise secteur CA. La tension correcte pour le fonctionnement de votre appareil est imprimée sur le panneau arrière.

Interrupteur principal d'alimentation POWER

L’interrupteur principal d’alimentation est situé sur I’arrière de I’appareil.

Appuyer sur le côté ON de ce commutateur à bascule pour mettre l'alimentation sur marche (position d'attente); appuyer sur le côté OFF pour couper l'alimentation. Quand l'alimentation est fournie, l'indicateur sur le panneau avant s'allume en rouge.

Remarque: Toujours laisser cet interrupteur principal d'alimentation sur ON.

Prise d'entrée secteur

Brancher le cordon d'alimentation secteur fourni dans cette prise.


Après remplacement des fusibles, s'assurer de refermer le compartiment fusible jusqu'à son déclic.

Fusible principal


de rechange


Pour utiliser la télécommande, la pointer vers le capteur de télécommande du panneau avant de l'appareil.

Mise en place des piles

1.Retirer le couvercle du compartiment des piles.

2.Introduire deux piles "AAA" (R03, UM-4).

S'assurer que les piles sont installées correctement en respectant la polarité plus ± et moins .

3.Fermer le couvercle jusqu'à son déclic.

Remplacement des piles

Si vous remarquez que la distance entre la télécommande et le lecteur devient plus courte pour assurer un fonctionnement correct, ceci indique que les piles sont usées. Dans ce cas, remplacer les piles par des neuves.

Précautions à observer concernant les piles

OBien placer les piles en respectant la polarité plus (+) et moins (–).

OUtiliser des piles du même type. Ne jamais utiliser ensemble différents types de piles.

ODes piles ou des batteries peuvent être utilisées. Se référer aux précautions à observer sur leurs étiquettes.

OSi la télécommande n'est pas utilisée pendant une longue période (plus d'un mois), retirer les piles de la télécommande pour éviter des fuites des piles. Si elles coulent, bien essuyer le liquide dans le compartiment des piles et remplacer les piles par des neuves.

ONe pas chauffer, ni démonter les piles et ne jamais les mettre au feu.

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