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The Teac TN-400S features a static-balanced S-shape tone-arm, three-speed operation, built-in phono amplifier and USB output. More specifications can be found here.

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That's pretty easy to explain. Most people I have known are actively engaged in the music listening process when they play records and don't typically put on a record for background music and walk away.

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Generally only the cheap, low end turntable have automatic functions these days. A couple of reasons: 1. The audiophile community spoke against it for many years as the mechanisms for automatic systems create noise and do not allow for good isolation. 2. It's trendy for the wannabes to go without as it's more "authentic" and "analog feeling"

A few decent turntables do have a basic auto shut-off system that just shuts the motor off when you reach the end of a record, but that's the most "auto" you find these days.

If vinyl continues to be hot for the long term, it will be interesting to see if the automatic features stage a comeback.
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I don't know how anyone lives with a non automatic turntable. I read the manual, this thing keeps spinning in perpetuity when it gets to the end of a record. At least from what I can tell.
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I don't know how anyone lives with a non automatic turntable. I read the manual, this thing keeps spinning in perpetuity when it gets to the end of a record. At least from what I can tell.
That's pretty easy to explain. Most people I have known are actively engaged in the music listening process when they play records and don't typically put on a record for background music and walk away.

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I don't know how anyone lives with a non automatic turntable. I read the manual, this thing keeps spinning in perpetuity when it gets to the end of a record. At least from what I can tell.
Just change the record or turn it off when you're done. 🤷
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That's pretty easy to explain. Most people are actively engaged in the music listening process when they play records and don't typically put on a record for background music and walk away.
Not true. I sometimes put on a record and do house chores. But I have a fully automatic quartz locked direct drive technics table from the 80's. Lol. What I don't like is these non servo belt drive tables. I guess my ears r sensitive to speed/tone fluctuations.
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the Teac 300 got horrible reviews saying the motor was very unstable. going faster and slower at random times this will make all your albums sound warped. the only thing they seemed to upgrade was the tonearm.. which is probably why no one is rushing to test this turntable on YouTube. not worth it IMHO.
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Just change the record or turn it off when you're done. 🤷
My dad made the same comment in the 70's, lol.

If you are looking for convenience listen to digital music.
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If you are looking for convenience listen to digital music.
Wow, someone with a brain has arrived. Seems obvious doesn't it?

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the Teac 300 got horrible reviews saying the motor was very unstable. going faster and slower at random times this will make all your albums sound warped. .
Most of them are fine. I have a direct drive turntable as a point of comparison and a Teac 300 and the Teac has been perfect.
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Wow, someone with a brain has arrived.
It isn't fully functional, but it is still there, lol.
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Not true. I sometimes put on a record and do house chores.
You are most people?
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the Teac 300 got horrible reviews saying the motor was very unstable. going faster and slower at random times this will make all your albums sound warped. the only thing they seemed to upgrade was the tonearm.. which is probably why no one is rushing to test this turntable on YouTube. not worth it IMHO.
Likely a bad production run of some samples. The Fluance RT80, RT81, Monoprice Monolith, Thorens TD201, and Audio-Technica AT-LPW30TK (and a few others) are all made by the same company and use the same drive system as the Teac. There are likely a few bad samples in all of these, but based on how widespread this design is, a vast majority have no problems. The primary reason to get this particular one is the upgraded AT100E cartridge.
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I don't know how anyone lives with a non automatic turntable. I read the manual, this thing keeps spinning in perpetuity when it gets to the end of a record. At least from what I can tell.
Generally only the cheap, low end turntable have automatic functions these days. A couple of reasons: 1. The audiophile community spoke against it for many years as the mechanisms for automatic systems create noise and do not allow for good isolation. 2. It's trendy for the wannabes to go without as it's more "authentic" and "analog feeling"

A few decent turntables do have a basic auto shut-off system that just shuts the motor off when you reach the end of a record, but that's the most "auto" you find these days.

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I don't know how anyone lives with a non automatic turntable. I read the manual, this thing keeps spinning in perpetuity when it gets to the end of a record. At least from what I can tell.
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....2. It's trendy for the wannabes to go without as it's more "authentic" and "analog feeling"
#2 doesn't make any sense. Not you, but the notion that fewer features = more analog.

This link has a pretty rational explanation as to why there aren't as many automatic turntables.

http://www.vinylmeplease.com/maga...urntables/

It also mentions an accessory that I had never heard of that picks up the arm when the end of the record is reached on many (but not compatible with all) turntables that are not automatic. It has good reviews at the needle doctor. It reportedly works with a TN-300 so it might work with TN-400S.

https://www.needledoctor.com/The-QUP
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That's pretty easy to explain. Most people are actively engaged in the music listening process when they play records and don't typically put on a record for background music and walk away.
But it sucks to walk away the one time on a Friday and come back Sunday night and oh crap.... automatic is the only way to go for this guy.
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