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AI-3000 - Integrated Amplifier

AI-3000 OVERVIEW

Experiencing Overwhelming Sound Performance
The ultimate traditional Stereo Pre-main Amplifier


TEAC’s AI-3000 is the flagship product of TEAC’s exclusive Distinction series 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.

The AI-3000 drives a mammoth 360W per channel, enough for speakers of any size, with an impressive signal to noise ratio of 102dB. The aluminum side panels are heat sinks that run the entire length of the amplifier. Two fully-balanced audio inputs are available for high-end components. The five switchable unbalanced sources also include a phono preamp input. At over 9” high and 69 pounds, the AI-3000’s imposing looks match the amplifier’s muscular audio performance. Built with a focus on quality over price, the AI-3000 is the ideal center for an impressive listening system.  The AI-3000 is available in black or silver.

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.

Color Variations

AI-3000-B (Black)
AI-3000-B (Black)
AI-3000-S (Silver)
AI-3000-S (Silver)

 

Main Features

 

Ultra High Audio Performance

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High performance output power with Output Protection System
The AI-3000 delivers total 600 watts of output power at 4 ohms loading, or total 400 watts of output power at 8 ohms loading which are massive, so that the AI-3000 employs Output Protection System to protect connected devices, when the output power is overloaded. In this case, the AI-3000 cancels to deliver audio signal to amplifier section, and volume will be turned down automatically.
Discrete Dual Monaural Analog Amplifier Circuits
To achieve the ultimate audio performance, the AI-3000 employed discrete circuit design which allows engineers to choose the most appropriate parts to every single section of the circuit. Each circuit is designed as a monaural, to eliminate interference between signal paths of left and right channels.
Symmetric Circuit Design including Terminal Layout
Inside the AI-3000, it employs symmetric circuit design and layout throughout from input section to output section, in order to equalize the signal travel distance for both left and right channels. Thanks to this design, the layout of the input/output terminals on the back panel is also symmetric which is beautiful and functional.
Over-sized Semi Toroidal-core Power Transformer
To achieve the ultimate audio performance, the AI-3000 employed discrete circuit design which allows engineers to choose the most appropriate parts to every single section of the circuit.
Each circuit is designed as a monaural, to eliminate interference between signal paths of left and right channels.
Extra Large Aluminum Heat Sink on both sides
The distinctive heat sink on the both side panels exhausts heat to the outside of the unit efficiently.

Quality Build, Quality Design

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Full Aluminum Body and Steel Chassis
The AI-3000 employs extremely thick aluminum panels for front, top and sides, as steel chassis is used for back panel and bottom chassis. This robust construction contributes to eliminate unnecessary vibration by its weight, and gives an authentic appearance to the AI-3000.
In addition to this, a beautifully machined aluminum volume knob is located at the center of the front panel.
Total 7 Audio Inputs including PHONO and 2 Balanced Analog Audio Inputs
The AI-3000 equips total 7 analog audio inputs, including 2 balanced audio inputs, PHONO input, and line inputs for CD, Tuner, AUX and Bypass.
2 Pairs of Speaker Terminals
The AI-3000 equips 2 pairs of speaker terminals for Speaker-A and Speaker-B. Each speaker terminal is a screw type which allows users to connect thick speaker cable for high-end class.
Remote Control with Aluminum Fascia
A handsome remote control with aluminum fascia comes with the AI-3000. It also equips major control keys for Distinction CD Players and AM/FM Tuner.

 

Features at-a-glance

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  • 300W+300W (at 4 ohms) or 200W+200W (at 8 ohms) output power with Output Protection System
  • Discrete Dual Monaural Analog Audio Amplifier Circuits
  • Symmetric Circuit Design including Terminal Layout
  • Over-sized Semi Toroidal-core Power Transformer
  • Extra Large Aluminum Heat Sink on both sides
  • Full Aluminum Body and Steel Chassis
  • Total 7 Audio Inputs including PHONO and 2 Balanced Analog Audio Inputs
  • 2 Pairs of Speaker Terminals
  • Machined Aluminum Volume Knob
  • Remote Control with Aluminum Fascia