Overview of our technologies
Music without limits: The iTeufel Air Blue delivers a maximum of wireless technology from Wi-Fi streaming with Spotify and AirPlay to Bluetooth.
You can also send audio files to the iTeufel Air Blue via Bluetooth. An advanced aptX codec delivers precise and clear playback without disruptions. Regardless of which app you use, Bluetooth technology sends your sound directly to the iTeufel Air Blue.
The iTeufel Air Blue uses AirPlay technology for the wireless and lossless transmission of audio files. With AirPlay, you won't have to compromise on sound quality compared to a wired solution. AirPlay is compatible with all Apple devices, but can also be used with iTunes on a PC. Simply select the music or video you want, tap the AirPlay symbol, select the iTeufel Air Blue, and you’re done! If you use the iTeufel Air Blue for film sound, the audio will always be fully synchronized with the picture.
Uncompromsing sound quality
The predecessor to the iTeufel Air Blue, the iTeufel Air, was a true sound sensation: Audio Test rated its sound as being “very good” (4.2012), and Hifi Vision made it a “Highlight” (12.2012) as did Digital Home (1.2012).
Our goal with the next generation of iTeufel Air, the iTeufel Air Blue, was to create the best sounding streaming loudspeaker in this price class. The following features helped us achieve our goal:
- An authentic 2-way system produces differentiated, authentic stereo sound with all details fully reproduced. Teufel’s proprietary ‘panorama’ DSP function creates a very broad stereo image. With a frequency range of 62 to 20,000 Hz and distortion-free sound pressure levels up to 102 dB, the iTeufel Air is on par with the best bookshelf speakers.
- An integrated 130 mm subwoofer ensures powerful, deep bass and serves as a solid sound foundation for your next party.
- A class D amplifier with 100 watt peak power capacity fires 5 drivers for extraordinarily distortion-free levels.
- The new iTeufel Air Blue has a stronger bass than its predecessor thanks to a new crossover and improved tuning. The new low end is 62 Hz.
The iTeufel Air Blue sets no limits: YouTube videos via Bluetooth, music playback via AirPlay can all be easily accessed and enjoyed in the best sound quality. Old school options are also no problem for this versatile system: Source devices like MP3 and CD players can be connected via cable thanks to a 3.5 mm stereo input.iTeufel Air Blue Overview
• Wireless: The only cable it requires is for electricity.
• Lossless: For CD quality playback.
• The best sound in its class: Thanks to Teufel’s 30 + years of experience constructing premium loudspeakers.
|Frequency range from/to||62 - 20000 Hz|
|Crossover frequency internal switch||2200 Hz|
|Tweeter (number per enclosure)||2|
|Tweeter (diameter)||25.00 mm|
|Midrange driver (number per enclosure)||2|
|Midrange driver (diameter)||80.00 mm|
|Midrange driver (material)||coated cellulose|
|Woofer (number per enclosure)||1|
|Woofer (diameter)||130.00 mm|
|Woofer (material)||coated cellulose|
|Acoustic principle||2 way|
|Enclosure type||bass reflex|
|Enclosure material||ABS polymer, reinforced|
|Enclosure surface||high-gloss lacquer|
|Equalisation openings (pos.)||side|
|Net internal volume||6 Litres|
|Stereo jack 3.5mm - in||1|
|iPod / iPhone||Ja|
|Miscellaneous||Unterstützt Apple AirPlay|
|WLAN Standards||Apple AirPlay kompatibel|
|WLAN encryption||WPA/WPA2 personal|
|Amplifier technology||class D|
|Power output capacity impulse (peak) Satellite||25 W|
|Power output capacity impulse (peak) Bass||50 W|
|Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Satellite||20 W|
|Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Bass||45 W|
|Power supply voltage||230 volts|
|Standby-Power consumption||0.40 watt|
|Maximum power consumption||100 watt|
|Mains cable - IEC connector (non-heating device)||Yes|
|Storage for settings when disconnected||Yes|
Lees de hele review op: appledsign
"The Teufel set has a chic design with a high-gloss ABS enclosure and solid metal feet. [...] The optically and acoustically advantageous and truly voluminous enclosure contains a total of five loudspeakers – two 2-way systems plus a subwoofer. [...]
The fabric cover conceals two bass reflex vents on either side [...] that are responsible for very deep bass. This means that the Teufel system [...] plays at a very high level acoustically, creating a beautiful three-dimensionality with silky highs and deep, taut bass.“
Both WLAN and Bluetooth are at your disposal for communicating with playback devices. The speaker is compatible with Apple’s AirPlay so that iPods, iPads, etc, can be easily connected. […] As another quick alternative for mobile devices, there’s always Bluetooth […] In terms of connectivity, Teufel placed the highest value on a simple setup and optimal sound.
A complete 2.1 system is contained in an elegant enclosure. Two drivers – a midrange and tweeter - are powered by two stereo channels. These are supported in the lower range by a woofer. […] This gives the iTeufel system a whole lot of potential to really blast out the sound. […] The sound image produced by the iTeufel is discreet, detailed, and extremely balanced. […] The bass can really boom […] if needed […] Sound waves of deep bass are subtly but palpably pushed into the room, only to be gradually surpassed with the introduction of the percussion […]
The iTeufel system completely won us over. WLAN and Bluetooth connections make it very versatile […]
We were able to complete the initial set without problem [...] The setup procedure is [...] supported by the system with blinking LEDs in different colours. [...] The device is able to automatically switch between its three inputs [...]
A devil of a system
Once the little Teufel has been connected to the WLAN router, is can receive signals from compatible devices via AirPlay and Spotify Connect. The Bluetooth playback, of course, works without a router. Pairing with a Samsung Galaxy S4 and an Apple iPhone 4S was easily accomplished. Thanks to aptX transmission technology, the system can compare favourably with CD playback in this mode. [...]
The clever loudspeaker was able to fill our 25 square meter room with music without a problem. The mids and high tones are transmmitted clearly and cleanly to the ear. The bass is [...] clean and punchy. The sound image even manages to create an acceptable dimensionality. The instruments break free [...] from the loudspeaker. With drivers positioned so closely together, this can be attributed [...] to Teufel’s ‘stereo widening’ switch – a technologically adequate way to achieve stereo effects with a quasi mono speaker.
In the iTeufel, the Berlin manufacturer has a truly interestingly designed multi-talent with a full-bodied sound that was tailor made to meet the requirements of new media. [...I]t [can]replace a small hi-fi system in smaller rooms without a problem. In order to stay current, software updates have already been planned. Devilishly well thought out.
Active stereo loudspeakers with plenty of interfaces such as Bluetooth, AirPlay, and Spotify Connect together with a super sound and good workmanship.
We passed judgement on its predessor, the iTeufel Air, as having a lively and fresh sound, but with a bass reproduction that wouldn’t be knocking anyone off his proverbial chair any time soon. Surely this is one of the reasons Teufel calls attention to the improved bass qualities in the iTeufel Air Blue. A new crossover and re-worked overall tuning are to be credited. [...]
[W]e [were] surprised by the charasmatic and in no way intrusive reproduction of vocals [...] . The bass range has [...] become noticeably more precise. The sound image is more homogenous [...] and altogether pleasanter. The active speaker has more power than many micro hi-fi systems and can even fill rooms up to 20 square meters – a good basis for achieving the highest levels of customer satisfaction. [...]
The new iTeufel Air Blue active loudspeaker made a wonderful first impression. [...] With a powerful bass, enormous dimensionality, and great dynamics, this wireless speaker delivers top level playback. That it looks great to boot can be attributed to the “genetic “inheritance of its predecessor. In terms of details, the “new” one is a degree nobler and even more high-end. In our test, all wireless transmission paths functioned flawlessly whether Spotify Connect, AirPlay or the Bluetooth [...] were chosen.
You can read the full test review (in German) here:
Downloads & support
Workaround: Verbinden Sie ihren Zuspieler (z.B. Smartphone) per Bluetooth mit dem iTeufel Air und spielen Sie dann Musik aus Spotify wie gewohnt ab. Auf diesem Weg ist auch das Hören von Spotify Free (kein Abo notwendig) möglich.
Solution: Change the transmission channel on your WLAN router. We recommend channel 11.
Playback can be directed from an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or PC. If iTunes is installed on a PC or Mac, it is even possible to stream audio files to mulitple devices simultaneously for multiroom plackback.
AirPlay can be used with either WLAN, an ethernet connection, or a combination of both.