Bridging the best of old and new, the TEAC AD-850 combines a CD player and cassette deck and also adds features like MP3 recording and playback, USB memory stick recording and playback and even a front panel microphone input for karaoke.
In addition to commercial CD playback, TEAC says the AD-850 supports recordable CD-R and CD-RW discs, including discs with MP3 files and the integrated cassette deck features a ±10 percent pitch control during playback.
The AD-850 has a built-in front panel 1/4-inch microphone input, and the ability to mix the mic signal with backing tracks from CD, cassette, USB or auxiliary input. You can even select two different settings of reverb for the microphone input, to give your vocals that professional “studio” sound. Record your performance to cassette tape or a USB drive to share with friends and family.
The AD-850’s two head cassette mechanism supports normal format tapes, as well as chrome and metal varieties. It also features a ±10 percent pitch control to raise or lower playback to suit your vocal range. The CD player supports commercial CDs, including displaying meta data (artist name and song title) in the LCD readout. Automated playback modes are offered including Repeat, Shuffle and Program Play.