Updated 5 Oct 2015

TEAC

LPU190

Snapshot: The TEAC LPU190 is a (Type A) USB turntable with a built-in pre-amp. It has two built-in speakers. It can play 33 1/3, 45, and 78RPM. But what's the sound like with the needle on the record?

LPU190
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$200

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Test results

Overall score
42
Listening - encoded
?/10
Listening - record player
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Has built-in, always-on preamp.
  • Has non-removable lid.

But

  • Difficult to use.
  • Just OK MP3 sound quality.
  • Poor LP sound quality.
  • Doesn't have damped cueing.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Listening - encoded (60%)
Ease of use (40%)

Key data

Model

Avg price
$200
Type
USB turntable

Specifications

HxWxD
160 x 390 x 355mm
Weight
3.6kg
Recommended tracking force (g)
Not stated

Features

Lid
Yes
Hinged lid
Yes
Removeable lid
No
Power control
Push button
Motor type
-
Drive type
-
Pitch stabilisation
-
Reverse play
-
Pre-amp
Built-in
Auto operation
Auto stop only
Damped cueing
No
Tone arm clamp
No
Feet levelling adjustment
-
Speakers
Yes
Stylus
402-M208-165
Stylus shape
-
Stylus illuminator
-
Cartridge
-
Platter construction
Plastic
Platter mat
-
45RPM spindle adapter
-

Playing speeds

33 1/3RPM
Yes
45RPM
Yes
78RPM
Yes

Connections

RCA stereo
Yes
USB
Type A
AUX in
None
Memory card slot
SD/MMC

Encoding

USB cable
Yes
Encoding software supplied
n/a
Software Mac OSX compatible
n/a

Technical

Wow & flutter, claimed, WRMS, 33RPM (%)
<0.35
SNR, claimed (dB)
>50
Output level, LINE, claimed, mV @ 1KHz 5cm/s
n/a
Output level, PHONO, claimed, mV @ 1KHz 5cm/s
n/a
Pre-amp gain, claimed (dB)
-
Could play older LP without skipping
No
Measured tracking force
5.0g

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Notes

USB turntables in our database have been tested to a different method than standard turntables.