Teac Japan announced the LP-R550 today [JP], a kind of Swiss Army knife for audio freaks. Buyers get a turntable, a cassette player/recorder, a CD player/recorder and a PLL synthesized AM/FM stereo tuner. Teac released a similar device on the Japanese market just a few months ago.
The CD unit supports CD/CD-R/CD-RW, while the 3-speed turntable supports 33(LP)/45(EP)/78(SP) and features auto return. The LP-R550 also has built-in 3.5W×2ch speakers and comes with a remote control. A USB port for easy PC connection, however, is missing.
The LP-R550 will drop into Japanese stores on July 30 (price: $750) and is Nippon-only at this point.