Connecting to a Teufel speaker system
The Decoderstation 5 is ideal for connection to any Teufel speaker system featuring an integrated multichannel amplifier. This includes all fully active satellite/subwoofer sets that feature at least six integrated power amplifiers.
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The speaker system is connected to the front L/R, centre, rear L/R and subwoofer sockets on the decoder using three stereo cinch cables. Up to eight signal sources can be attached to the Decoderstation 5 – and no longer individually directly to the speaker system.
Management of eight signal sources
Individually, Teufel multimedia sets can only be attached to a single signal device (e.g. PC or DVD player) which also needs to have analogue 5.1 outputs. Thanks to the Decoderstation 5, you now have the possibilities to dramatically extend our systems. Now you can connect eight devices independently of each other, control them and play them back over your Teufel loudspeakers. This also applies to sources with digital outputs, e.g. Blu-ray players, DVD recorders or games consoles.
Analogue and digital inputs
The Decoderstation 5 has four digital and four analogue inputs (3 x stereo, 1 x surround). This allows an optimum connection to a wide range of devices: PCs, Macs, notebooks, Blu-ray players or DVD recorders/players, games consoles such as Xbox, Playstation or Wii, media drives, MP3 players, iPods, Sat/DVB-T receivers, video recorders, televisions, CD players, DJ mixers and many more.
Analogue connection to a computer via 5.1 sound card
The 5.1. surround input on the decoder station is reserved for analogue signals from a sound card. It is perfect for processing the signals of Dolby Digital/dts streams from popular sound cards.
Digital connection to a computer
Using an optical or coaxial cable – depending on the construction of the digital format on your card – connect the digital output of your sound card to the corresponding optical or coaxial input on the Decoderstation 5.
Some notebooks and sound cards provide their digital output via a standard mini jack which is controlled by the PC’s sound management software. If this is the case, you will need a corresponding special cable.
The digital connection enables distortion-free 5.1 surround sound playback. The possibilities described here apply equally to desktop PCs and notebooks.
Connecting to a Blu-ray player and DVD player/recorder
Any standard model can be used. The DVD player/recorder can be connected directly to the Decoderstation 5 and requires no additional decoder, as this task is carried out by the Teufel device. Depending on the construction of the digital format of the Blu-ray player or DVD player/recorder you can make the connection using either optical or coaxial cable to achieve a perfect 5.1 sound.
Connecting a games console
Now you can enjoy genuine 5.1 sound from your Xbox, Wii or PlayStation – as long as you have a model with the appropriate digital outputs or an adapter cable. Use a digital cable to connect the digital outlet of the console with the appropriate inlet – optical or coaxial – on the Decoderstation 5. And from now on you’ll even be able to hear your enemies creeping up behind you!
Connecting a satellite receiver/HD-TV decoder/DVB-T receiver
As long as your receiver has a digital output, you will be able to hear crystal clear Dolby Digital sound. Digital out to digital in. That’s all there is to it.
If your receiver or TV set has no digital output, you can always connect the two analogue outputs audio out L/R with one of the three analogue stereo input pairs on the Decoderstation 5. Thanks to the Teufel decoder’s Dolby ProLogic Matrix, you will still experience impressive surround sound. Better than stereo; much better than mono ...
Connecting a television, video recorder, MP3 player,
Discman, Walkman, CD player, DJ mixer, etc. ...
ere too, the universal usability of the Decoderstation 5 comes to the fore. You can connect any three of the above-mentioned devices via their audio out L/R outputs to our external connection box and select them as required. Thanks to the decoder’s Dolby ProLogic Matrix, you will always have the option of pepping up stereo signals and creating a virtual surround sound from all five speakers and the subwoofer. But even “standard” stereo sounds powerful and dynamic through a Teufel subwoofer.
Easy to use
All of the functions and settings can easily be controlled using the supplied remote control. Some settings can also be changed directly on the device using the large central dial. A 32-character display provides extensive information regarding the current status.
To connect the Decoderstation 5 to a Teufel set, you will need three stereo cinch cables – these are available as standard in the cable sets AC 2015 WS and AC 3015 WS.
To connect a 5.1 sound card, you will need the AC 5015 AP adapter.
Stereo signals require our AC 7015 CA cinch cables.
For perfect signal measurement, we recommend using a Teufel sound level meter.