Connect the five satellites with speaker cables to the subwoofer. The subwoofer is connected with six included RCA-cables to the "Front - Left/Right", "Rear - Left/Right", "Center" and "Sub" inputs of the subwoofer - to the Decoderstation 5 and you're ready.Eight inputs
Decoderstation 5 has four digital and four analogue inputs enabling the optimal connection of a multitude of devices: PC, Mac, notebook, DVD recorder/player, game consoles such as Xbox , PlayStation or Wii, MP3 player, iPod, DVB-T and satellite receivers, video recorder, TV, CD player, MiniDisk player, DJ mixer, media drive and many, many more.Connection to the computer
Surround sound cards normally have several minijack (3.5mm) outputs. By using three Y-adapters, such as the AC 5015 AP, these can be directly connected to the Decoderstation 5.
You can also connect the digital output of your soundcard if available - depending on the digital format of the soundcard (either optical or coaxial) - to the corresponding input of Decoderstation 5.
Some notebooks and soundcards route their digital output through the regular minijack output which is activated by the PC software control components and requires a specific cable. This applies to desktops as well as notebooks.Setup to Blu-ray or DVD player/recorder
You can connect any current model to the Decoderstation 5. The DVD player /recorder connects directly and does not need its own decoder: depending on the digital format of the device, the connection is established via optical or coaxial input and results in pure 5.1 surround sound.Setup to your games console
Now you can enjoy serious 5.1 sound from your Xbox or PlayStation - provided you own a model with digital outputs. Connect the digital output of the console with the corresponding input of the Decoderstation 5. Setup to DVB-T and satellite receiver
If your receiver has digital outputs, you can reproduce flawless Dolby Digital sound: digital out to digital in - ready! Even when your TV receiver doesn't have digital outs, you can still connect it to one of the three analogue inputs of the Decoderstation 5 through both Audio Out L/R outputs. The Dolby ProLogic matrix of the decoder delivers impressive surround sound.Setup to TV, video recorder, MP3 player, Discman, Walkman, CD, DJ mixer, etc...
Decoderstation 5 proves its universal versatility here as well. Connect any of the devices through their respective Audio out L/R outputs to the connector and select between them as you please. The Dolby ProLogic matrix of the Decoderstation enhances stereo signals and generates remarkable surround sound on all five speakers and the subwoofer. But even "plain" stereo will sound muscular and dynamic with a Teufel subwoofer.Easy to use
Manage every function and setting comfortably with the included remote control. Operate the Decoderstation 5 directly through dial and display on the front panel of the device. A 32 character display lets you know the current status.Cable
You will need six RCA cables to connect the Decoderstation 5 to the subwoofer. The six cables plus a speaker cable for the satellites, are already included in the set. The cable required to connect the source to the decoder comes with the device.
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A Concept E Digital system is designed to play most effectively when it's set up near your PC workstation - with a relatively short distance between listener and satellites. But our integrated system can serve just as well as a home cinema system for the entire room, provided that the listening area does not exceed a certain size.
Setup as PC system
|Model ||Room size |
|CE 200 Digital ||20 m² |
|CE 300 Digital ||25 m² |
It makes sense when setting up a PC sound system to focus on the immediate area around the work space for the best playback. This is the area centred on listener and display.
Since the centre speaker reproduces the actor's dialogue, this speaker should be positioned directly above, below or next to the monitor. You might want to tilt the speaker up or down towards the listening position.
Place the front speakers to the left and right of the monitor, either on the desk or mounted against the wall. Installation at ear height or on the included table stand is optimal but heights between .80 m and 1.60 m are definitely within reason. If you place the speakers at heights outside these values you should tilt them slightly towards the listening position.
Place the rear speakers at the rear of the listening position facing the front speakers - ideally at the same height. The control software of your soundcard will let you compensate for less than optimal positioning resulting in different distances and heights.Setup as home cinema system
If you'd like to use the Concept E 400 Digital as a home cinema sound system, we recommend you concentrate on the part of the room where the TV and sofa or seats are located. It helps to place the monitor in as central of a location as possible, opposite the listening position.
As the centre speaker is responsible for reproducing the actor's dialogue, it should be in the middle, directly below or above the TV monitor. If necessary, tilt towards the listener.
Place the front speakers as you would in conventional stereo speaker set-ups (distance to listener = distance between left and right speaker) in equal distance to both sides of the TV floor, standing or mounted on the wall. For this, we recommend the corresponding speaker stands and wall mount brackets. Using speaker stands ensures optimal playback of the satellites. Wall mounts enable the speakers to be horizontally or vertically tilted towards the listener.
When placing them on a shelf or hanging them against the wall, the speakers' height should be between 80 cm and 1.60 m. If you have to place the front speakers higher or lower than this, tilt them slightly towards the listening position. Main speakers and centre should be placed along a straight line or on a slight arc towards the TV monitor.
Choose the location of the subwoofer as you'd like, as it will not interfere with the other speakers. A good place is somewhere aligned between the two front speakers.
The position of the rear speakers should mirror the front speakers - preferably at the same height. If this is not possible, adjust them by tilting them upwards or downwards. The distance between rear speaker and listening position should be at least one metre. If you'll be sitting closer than this to the speakers, make sure the front of the speakers are not facing you directly but pointed slightly away from you toward the rest of the room. The speaker management options provided in the menu of Decoderstation 5 allow you to compensate for less than optimal speaker placement.Wall mount / Speaker stands
The system comes with table stands; wall mounts and speaker stands are optional. The matching wall mount can be tilted horizontally or vertically. Speaker stands ensure the perfect listening height.