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TEAC AD-850-SE Cassette Deck and CD Player

Product SKU: AD-850-SE/B


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This combined cassette deck and CD player, which can also record to USB flash drives, includes a microphone jack with an echo function that can be used for karaoke.

TEAC AD-850-SE Cassette Deck and CD Player Lifestyle Photo

A cassette deck and CD player in a single unit is here. This combined model also supports recording and playback with USB flash drives for a total of three types of media. The built-in mic input jack also allows you to enjoy karaoke using backing music playing from a CD, cassette, or USB flash drive. You can also mix in the mic input sound and record it to a cassette tape or USB flash drive. *1

A variety of recording combinations are supported, including recording from a cassette tape, CD, external input or mic input to a USB flash drive (as an MP3 file) as well as recording from a CD, USB flash drive (MP3 file), mic input or external input to a cassette tape*1. Extensive timer *2 functions include cassette recording and playback as well as CD and USB flash drive playback.

Various playback modes include programmed, repeat, and shuffle playback from CDs and USB flash drives. This cassette mechanism is a two-head single one-way type and supports cassette tapes in normal, chrome and metal (playback only) positions. This model offers key functions including pitch control playback (+/-10% adjustment range).

*1 The mic sound cannot be recorded when recording from a CD to a USB flash drive.
*2 A commercially-available timer must be purchased separately.

TEAC AD-850-SE Cassette Deck and CD Player Front View



In addition to recording from CDs, cassette tapes and external input devices to USB flash drives (as MP3 files), CDs, MP3 files on USB flash drives and external input devices can also be recorded to cassette tapes. Recorded files will be saved to automatically generated folders according to the source (CD, LINE or TAPE) on USB flash drives, enabling easy digital to analog conversion without a computer.


A mic input jack is built into the front of the unit. You can record a mic connected to this unit by itself, of course. You can also mix in the mic signal when playing back and recording CDs, cassettes and USB flash drives.
* The mic sound cannot be recorded when recording from a CD to a USB flash drive.


Echo can be added to the sound from the mic connected to this unit. The front panel switch can be used to set the effect to two levels or turn it off. With the AD-850-SE and a mic, you can easily enjoy karaoke.


The cassette deck uses a two-head one-way design for recording and playback. It supports cassette tape that use normal, chrome and metal (playback only) formulations/positions. This model provides all key functionality, including pitch control with a +/-10% adjustment range and timer recording and playback.


In addition to audio CDs, the CD player can play CD-R/RW discs containing MP3 files. During MP3 playback, information including ID3 tags and file names* is shown. Various playback modes include program, shuffle and repeat (one track, all tracks or program).

* File name display supports half-width English letters and numbers (single-byte characters). Names that use full-width characters (double-byte characters), including Japanese, cannot be shown correctly.


The repeat playback function can be used together with various other playback modes, including continuous, shuffle and program. The synchronized start function, which automatically starts playback of the sound source (CD or TAPE), makes recording to USB flash drives much more straightforward.

TEAC AD-850-SE Cassette Deck and CD Player Back View


Cassette tape

Track system 4-track 2-channel stereo
Head construction recording/playback head × 1, Erase head × 1
Tape type C-46/C-60/C-90
Tape speed 4.76cm/sec
Motor DC servo motor× 1
Pitch control about +/-10% (playback only)
Wow and flutter 0.25% (W.RMS)
Frequency response (overall)
Chrome 50 to 12,000Hz +/-3dB
Normal 50 to 12,000Hz +/-3dB
S/N ratio (overall) 59dB (3%THD level WTD)
Winding time about 120 seconds (C-60 tape)
Line input (RCA) 462mV (50kΩ or higher input impedance)
Line output (RCA) 462mV (50kΩ or higher impedance load)

CD player

Pickup 3-beam semiconductor laser
Digital filter 8x oversampling digital filter
Frequency response 20Hz to 20kHz +/-2dB
Total harmonic distortion 0.02% or less (1kHz)
S/N ratio 87dB or more (IHF-A)
Analog output (RCA) 2.0V


Interface USB 1.1 FULL SPEED (12Mbps)
Format MP3
Frequency response 20Hz to 20,000Hz(+/-2dB)
S/N ratio 85dB or less
Playback bit rate 8k to 320k bps
Format MP3
Frequency response
CD → USB 20Hz to 15,000Hz(+/-3dB)
LINE IN → USB 100Hz to 15,000Hz(+/-3dB)
S/N ratio 85dB or more
Bit rate 128kbps

Microphone input

Connector 6.3mm(1/4") mono phone jack
Nominal input level 0.78mV (−60dBm)
Input impedance 47kΩ or more
Power supply function None


Power 100V AC, 50/60Hz
Europe AC 230V, 50Hz
USA/Canada AC 120V, 60Hz
JAPAN AC 100V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption 13W
Dimensions 435(W) × 145(H) × 288(D)mm(including protrusions)
Weight (Net) 4.8kg (10 5/8 lb)
Operating temperature 5 to 35˚C
Operating humidity 5 to 85% (no condensation)
Storage temperature -20 to 55˚C
Accessories Remote control (RC-1329), AAA batteries × 2, Rack RCA audio cables × 2, Owner’s manual(Warranty card), Quick start guide for recording

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