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  • Columa 300 Digital "5.1-Set S"
  • Columa 300 Digital "5.1-Set S"
  • Columa 300 Digital "5.1-Set S"
  • Columa 300 Digital "5.1-Set S"
  • Columa 300 Digital "5.1-Set S"
  • Columa 300 Digital "5.1-Set S"
  • Columa 300 Digital "5.1-Set S"
  • Columa 300 Digital "5.1-Set S"
  • Columa 300 Digital "5.1-Set S"
  • Columa 300 Digital "5.1-Set S"
  • Columa 300 Digital "5.1-Set S"
  • Columa 300 Digital "5.1-Set S"
  • Columa 300 Digital "5.1-Set S"
  • Columa 300 Digital "5.1-Set S"
  • Columa 300 Digital "5.1-Set S"
  • Columa 300 Digital "5.1-Set S"
  • Columa 300 Digital "5.1-Set S"
  • Columa 300 Digital "5.1-Set S"
  • Columa 300 Digital "5.1-Set S"
  • Columa 300 Digital "5.1-Set S"
  • Columa 300 Digital "5.1-Set S"
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  • Columa 300 Digital "5.1-Set S"
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Columa 300 Digital "5.1-Set S"

Complete, compact & affordable home cinema
Experience immersive sound with movies & music
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Key advantages at a glance
  • Experience immersive sound with movies & music
  • A 5.1 complete audio system with compact aluminium columns
  • Comes with a compact control unit with 8 inputs (digital / analogue)
  • Set S: 4 satellites, 1 centre, 1 subwoofer, 1 control unit
  • 450 watt system amplification integrated in the subwoofer
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Overview of our technologies

plug & play
PC Gaming
dts Digital Entertainment
Dolby Pro Logic II
Complete 5.1 audio system

Easy to set up and ready to use

  • No additional expensive 5.1 AV receiver needed
  • Includes everything you need to get started
  • Great design for perfect integration
  • This set really gives you more technology and better sound for your money
Make sure our product sounds good in your home with Teufel’s 8-week trial.
If you change your mind you can exchange it or get a full refund, hassle free.

If you're looking for a complete 5.1 audio system and no compromise, then look no further! Teufel offers the complete solution with the Central A - Columa 300! The Central A in combination with the Columa 300 is a full 5.1 audio set. The package includes a control unit, AV receiver, subwoofer with 5.1 amp, audio cables and speakers with a great slim design, perfect for almost any living space.

Tried and tested by over 70,000 customers

The combination of slim aluminium speakers brings you a special home entertainment sound experience in an elegant, flexible and affordable way. This is why our Columa 300 Mk2, together with its predecessors (Columa 300 and Concept S), has been so popular for many years. After all, it has been welcomed into well over 70,000 German living rooms (as of January 2013), and there are more and more of them every day. Try it for yourself - the proof is in the sound!

Teufel Heimkino null Columa 300 Mk2 C Center-Lautsprecher Frontansicht
Subwoofer US 4110/6 SW

Dieser Aktiv-Subwoofer garantiert nicht nur die Versorgung seines eigenen Tieftöners. Er treibt auch fünf anzuschließende Satelliten-Lautsprecher, die den Klang des Surroundsounds mit ihren Mitten und Höhen gekonnt vollenden, kraftvoll an. So stellt er die gesamte Leistung für ein komplettes 5.1-Lautsprecher-Ensemble zur Verfügung. Ermöglicht wird das durch einen integrierten Class-D-Verstärker für 5.1-Sound, der stattliche 450 Watt Maximalleistung bereithält.

Alles findet Platz in einem großzügigen Gehäuse mit 45 Liter Volumen. So auch das große, klippel-optimierte Langhub-Tieftonchassis mit einem Durchmesser von 250 mm, für das der 5.1-Verstärker alleine 180-Watt-Sinus liefert. Das Resultat: Eine extrem tiefe, kraftvolle, absolut dynamische und unverzerrte Performance. Basswellen bis hinunter auf 30 Hz (-3dB) schafft der US 4110/6 SW ohne Mühe.

Dank geschickter Konstruktion mit zurückgesetzter Endstufe, abgewinkeltem Netzstecker und verdoppelten DPU-Downfire-Reflex-Schlitz kann der Subwoofer wandnah positioniert werden. So steht er fest auf seinen resonanzdämpfenden Standfüßen, entkoppelt vom Fußboden, elegant gestaltet, ohne aufdringlich zu wirken.

Subwoofer US 4110/6 SW - black
Subwoofer US 4110/6 SW - black back
Subwoofer US 4110/6 SW - black

Der Subwoofer wird mit drei Klinke-Cinch-Kabeln mit der 5.1-Soundkarte oder dem Media-PC verbunden. Wenn nur die beiden Frontkanäle verbunden sind, wird die integrierte Schaltung des Teufel-Systems aktiv, die den Ton über alle Satelliten und den Subwoofer ausgibt.

Die genaue Belegung der Ausgänge deiner Soundkarte kannst du aus dem Handbuch entnehmen. Das Set ist bis auf die Verbindungs- und Lautsprecherkabel sofort spielbereit. Sollte deine Soundkarte nur über digitale Ausgänge verfügen, benötigst du zusätzlich eine DecoderStation.

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DecoderStation 5 Mk2

Compact rig out
This ultra-compact device works as a controller for each active 5.1 speaker set from Teufel. A subwoofer with an integrated 6-channel amplifier is with 5 speaker output make the Decoder Station 5 Mk 2 a complete multimedia sound system for any type of home entertainment - without AV receiver or amplifier.

Connect it all
The system can support up to eight external devices with a 5.1-speaker set, all you have to do is select between devices without the hassle of swapping cables. Four digital and four analog inputs are available for different applications: computer, laptop, DVD player, games console, TV, DVB-T/S/C, MP3 players, iPod dock, tablets, and media streamers - everything goes.

Surround sound all in one
The Decoder Station 5 Mk2 supports Dolby / DTS for amazing surround sound. The station also enhances conventional stereo signals to give you a surround sound experience that includes all five speakers plus a subwoofer.

Lip sync extrordinaire
The new Lip Sync button adjusts any delay during conversion, so that sound and image are always in sync.

Flexible as you want it
The decoder station can be combined with a variety of 5.1 speaker sets across different formats and offers adjustable crossover frequencies in the range 80 - 250 Hz to give you the best possible sound.

Keep control
A 32-character display keeps you informed about the status of each function. A multi-functional remote control is also included.

What more do you need?
The Decoder Station 5 Mk2 lets you kit out your home entertainment system with a fully active 5.1 speaker set without needing an extra AV receiver. All in all, this baby gives you a compact surround sound system with really vicious sound.

Included components

  • Center Speaker CL 302 C
  • Satellite Speaker CL 302 FCR (pc.)
  • Active-Subwoofer US 4110/6 SW
  • Power cable
  • Power supply for Decoderstation 5 Mk2
  • Remote Control Decoderstation 5 RC Mk2
  • DecoderStation 5 Mk2 Steuergerät
  • 30m Speaker Cable 1.0mm² - C1030S
  • RCA-Cable 3.0 m C7030A


Centre Speaker CL 302 C
Centre Speaker CL 302 C
A long and slender loudspeaker designed to be placed directly under the viewing screen. This is the perfect place for the LC 302, which can reproduce clear and precise speech from movies and television. Simply place it on the included stand or fix it to the wall with a handy bracket on the back.

A modified crossover allows the CL 302 C to achieve precise tuning based on its position on either a stand or wall. Otherwise, the centre is equipped with the same two midrange drivers and tweeter calotte as the column speakers and so contributes to the set’s especially harmonious sound. The speaker’s especially slender enclosure is made from solid aluminium. Robust terminals ensure secure connections for cables up to 4 mm² and nearly lossless transmission.

Centre Speaker CL 302 C
Acoustic principle 2-Way-System
Enclosure type Closed
Continuous power handling (IEC - Long Term) 80 Watt
Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term) 100 Watt
Sensitivity (2.83 V / 1 m) 84 dB
Minimum amplifier output power recommended 20 Watt
Maximum sound pressure level 96 dB/1m
Impedance 4 - 8 Ohm
Frequency range from/to 120 - 20000 Hz
Crossover frequency to Woofer (recommended) 150 Hz
Tweeter (number per enclosure) 1
Tweeter (diameter) 19.00 mm
Tweeter (material) Fabric
Bass/Midrange driver (number per enclosure) 2
Bass/Midrange driver (diameter) 70.00 mm
Bass/Midrange driver (material) Cellulose, coated
Enclosure material Aluminium
Enclosure surface Matte, metallic lacquer
Net internal volume 2.90 Litres
Wall mounting brackets Yes
Keyhole plate mounted Yes
Magnetic shielding Yes
Terminal clamps Screw terminals, gold plated
Maximum cable diameter 2.50 mm
Suitable for AV receiver Yes
Depth 12.60 cm
Width 39.20 cm
Height 8.50 cm
Weight 1.40 kg
Satellite Speaker CL 302 FCR (pc.)
Satellite Speaker CL 302 FCR (pc.)
This short column speaker can be used as a front, rear or rear centre speaker. It can be fixed directly to the wall by the rear mounting bracket. The Teufel wall holder AC 5500 SM is required for a movable position.

The components of a CL 302 FCR mirror those of the centre as well as the long column speakers. The volume and materials used are identical: two 70-mm diameter Klippel-optimized cellulose-midrange and a 19-mm dome tweeter in compact and sturdy housing.

Cables up to to 4 sq. mm thick can be used due to the strong connection to the AV receiver.
Satellite Speaker CL 302 FCR (pc.)
Acoustic principle 2-Way-System
Enclosure type Closed
Continuous power handling (IEC - Long Term) 80 Watt
Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term) 100 Watt
Sensitivity (2.83 V / 1 m) 84 dB
Minimum amplifier output power recommended 20 Watt
Maximum sound pressure level 96 dB/1m
Impedance 4 - 8 Ohm
Frequency range from/to 120 - 20000 Hz Hz
Crossover frequency to Woofer (recommended) 150 Hz
Tweeter (number per enclosure) 1
Tweeter (diameter) 19.00 mm
Tweeter (material) Fabric
Midrange driver (number per enclosure) 2
Midrange driver (diameter) 70.00 mm
Midrange driver (material) Zellulose, beschichtet
Bass/Midrange driver (material) Cellulose, coated
Enclosure material Aluminium
Enclosure surface Matte, metallic lacquer
Net internal volume 2.90 Litres
Wall mounting brackets Yes
Keyhole plate mounted Yes
Magnetic shielding Yes
Terminal clamps Screw terminals, gold plated
Maximum cable diameter 2.50 mm
Suitable for AV receiver Yes
Depth 12.60 cm
Width 8.50 cm
Height 39.20 cm
Weight 1.40 kg
Active-Subwoofer US 4110/6 SW
Active-Subwoofer US 4110/6 SW
US 4110/6 SW Active Subwoofer
This subwoofer completes the entire system for a complete 5.1 speaker ensemble - an integrated Class-D amplifier for 5.1 surround sound and a superb 450 Watts of maximum power.

A spacious 45 liter capacity enclosure also holds a Klippel-optimized long-throw woofer with a diameter of 250 mm, for the 5.1 amplifier and 180-watt sine. The result: an extremely deep, powerful, absolutely dynamic and undistorted performance. Creating effortless bass waves down to 30 Hz (-3dB).
At the back all settings and connections are housed discreetly: The terminals for the five satellite speakers and analog 5.1 audio input jacks: Six RCA inputs. This means that the system can be directly connected to a user-friendly control station, station decoder, a 5.1-PC sound card or other audio sources.
Thanks to the smart design with recessed stage, angled plug and doubled DPU down-firing reflex slot, the subwoofer can be positioned close to a wall, making it easy to store. It stands firmly on its resonance damping feet, decoupled from the floor, elegantly designed, without being intrusive. A new focal point in any room – design and function beautifully combined.

Powerful surround sound in a stylish shell - that is the US 4110/6 SW

The US 4110/6 SW is only available as part of a Teufel speaker set.
Active-Subwoofer US 4110/6 SW
Acoustic principle 1-Way-System
Frontfire Yes
Enclosure type Bass reflex
Woofer (number per enclosure) 1
Woofer (diameter) 250.00 mm
Woofer (material) Cellulose, coated
Miscellaneous Klippel® measured woofer with long stroke action
Enclosure material MDF
Enclosure surface High gloss (front), foil (corpus)
Equalisation openings 2
Equalisation openings (pos.) Bottom
Removable front cover Yes
Net internal volume 45 Litres
Integrated stand Yes
Diameter of the stand screw threads 6.00 mm
Magnetic shielding Yes
Miscellaneous Stable MDF house construction with glossy front
Black fabric front cover
Maximum cable diameter 4.00 mm
Suitable for AV receiver Yes
Cinch input 5.1 1
High level speaker outputs 5
Lowest frequency (-3 dB) 30 Hz
Bass boost/EQ Yes
Input gain adjustment Yes
Frequency regulator (range) 30 - 70 Hz
Level control Yes
Phase control 0 - 180°
Amplifier technology Class D
Amplifier configuration 1.0
Amplifier channels 1
Power output capacity impulse (peak) Satellite 50 W
Power output capacity impulse (peak) Bass 200 W
Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Satellite 40 W
Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Bass 180 W
Miscellaneous Active frequency response equalization for seamless AV integration
Realtime Volume Limiter
Power supply voltage 230 VAC / 50 Hz volts
Standby-Function Yes
Standby-Function Yes
Standby-Power consumption 0.50 watt
Maximum power consumption 450 watt
Mains cable - IEC connector (non-heating device) Yes
Safety class 2
Fuse Ja
Storage for settings when disconnected Yes
Automatic on/off Yes
Miscellaneous Complies with CE, RoHS and REACH requirements
Depth 35.20 cm
Width 34.50 cm
Height 51.00 cm
Weight 20.90 kg
Miscellaneous Resonance-damping stand rubber feet included
Decoderstation 5 Mk2
Decoderstation 5 Mk2
This ultra compact control device serves as a preamp for a 5.1-powered subwoofer. The Decoder Station Mk2 offers four digital (optical and 2x 2 x coaxial) inputs plus four stereo analog inputs (1 x 5.1, 1 x stereo). These are located on the back of the device and are suitable for the connection of many different devices. The integrated decoder for DTS, Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic ensures perfect surround sound for many playback devices.

With the extra Lip Sync option you ensure that video and audio are played simultaneously. The Decoder Station is compatible with many different types of speakers in the frequency range of 80-250 Hz. The included remote control gives you access to all the devices that you have connected the decoder Station Mk2.
Decoderstation 5 Mk2
Digital inputs coaxial 2
Digital inputs optical 2
Cinch input stereo 3
Cinch input 5.1 1
Cinch output 5.1 1
Dolby Digital Yes
Miscellaneous multichannel audio
Dolby Pro Logic Yes
Dolby Pro Logic II Yes
Power supply voltage 100 - 230 volts
Standby-Function Yes
Standby-Power consumption 0.50 watt
Storage for settings when disconnected Yes
Automatic on/off Yes
Integrated DSP Yes
Remote control Infrared
Depth 15.00 cm
Width 23.50 cm
Height 5.40 cm
Weight 1.01 kg

Expert reviews

Columa 300 Digital "5.1-Set S" review of Hifi Test
Columa 300 Digital "5.1-Set S" review of Hifi Test Columa 300 Digital "5.1-Set S" review of Hifi Test
"the Berliners have delivered a space-saving and opulently equipped all-in-one solution that, on top of all this, impresses with its excellent price/performance ratio."
Hifi Test 04/2013
“With the Central A | Columa 300 Teufel [presents] a [...] system that is chic and compact in equal measure and which even makes the purchase of an A/V receiver superfluous.”

"[T]he most important functions of this device are carried out by the ultra-compact DecoderStation 5 Mk2, a device that is about the size of a set-top box which allows it to be placed just about anywhere. This is the heart of the home cinema system and astonishes with its wide-ranging feature set that includes a full four digital (two optical and two coaxial) and four analogue inputs as well as a true decoder armada (DTS, DTS Neo:6, Dolby Digital, ProLogic and ProLogic II.”

“An all-in-one home cinema system of course also includes the appropriate loudspeakers. For these, Teufel uses drivers and enclosure materials that are very high-end for this price class. The set includes a total of four 1.12 meter high standing columns plus a center – all equipped with an absolutely identical construction.”


“With this set, Teufel meets the demands of easy room integration and sound quality to an impressive degree. In this way, the Berliners have delivered a space-saving and opulently equipped all-in-one solution that, on top of all this, impresses with its excellent price/performance ratio.”

Columa 300 Digital "5.1-Set S" review of Heimkino
Columa 300 Digital "5.1-Set S" review of Heimkino Columa 300 Digital "5.1-Set S" review of Heimkino
"The Berliners deliver a space-saving, lavishly equipped all-in-one solution that has an impressively outstanding price/performance ratio.”
Heimkino 06-07/2013
"There is clearly a trend – at least according to mails sent by our readers. This is namely that 70 percent of all multichannel systems in Germany are installed in living rooms. For manufacturers of multichannel loudspeaker packages it can therefore be argued that systems should be developed that fit into a living room ambiance and fill the room with high-end sound without dominating the room. One of the proven specialists in this area is Teufel Audio. [...] With the Central A | Columa 300 Teufel once again underscores these demands and presents a column system that is sleek and compact in equal measure that does not even require the purchase of an A/V receiver."

"[T]he most important functions on a device of this sort are controlled by the DecoderStation 5 Mk2 that is about the size of a set-top box and can be placed just about anywhere. This is the heart of the home cinema setup and has an astonishingly far-reaching feature set that offers a full four digital (two optical and two coaxial) and four analogue inputs as well as a true decoder armada (DTS, DTS Neo: 6, Dolby Digital, ProLogic and ProLogic II) . [...] Since this setup was developed for smaller rooms in which a maximum of one or two source devices are used, the device chose to make do without a space-robbing and expensive HDMI input. And this is certainly no loss because picture signals from a Blu-ray or DVD player can be transmitted per HDMI directly to the TV.”

“The small box of wonders can therefore be seen as a complete pre-amplifier/decoder unit. But how does the system receive its amplification? The answer is simple: From the subwoofer. Every active subwoofer has an amplification unit at its disposal as well as the required power supply [...] In other words, the perfect preconditions for expanding its own unit by five additional ones, each powered with 50 watts via discretely constructed pre-amplification units [...] In addition, the US 4110/6SW bassist is naturally well-equipped with a comprehensive feature package [...]."

"For this price class, Teufel places an emphasis on high-end drivers and enclosure materials. The set therefore contains a full four [...] floor-standing columns plus centre that are identically equipped. Each has two midbass drivers with a 70 millimeter diameter as well as a 19 mm fabric dome tweeter placed in the middle responsible for the reproduction of all the treble parts that come its way.”

"That this setup was designed for the playback of dynamic film sequences was clear from the first second of the test film “King Kong.” The brutish blows from the gigantic ape in the fight against the attacking dinosaurs came across with an impressive depth in the excellently executed surround sound image that seemed to fill our entire test cinema. [...] Teufel scored an extra point as well for the very good dialogue reproduction from the centre which placed the voices of the protagonists in the room without coloration, naturally, and inconspicuously.”

"In this set, Teufel combines the desire for living room integration with sound quality to an exceptional degree. The Berliners deliver a space-saving, lavishly equipped all-in-one solution that has an impressively outstanding price/performance ratio.”

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Help regarding this product
Do I also have a 6.1/7.1 playback for a 5.1 recording?
Usually, all 6.1/7.1 AV Receivers can generate a 6.1/7.1 playback from a 5.1 recording. The procedure is comparable with the Dolby Pro Logic Decoder, which generates a matrix circuit from the stereo signal of a centre channel.

The AV Receivers thus generate a rear centre channel from the rear R/L channels of a 5.1 recording through the matrix circuit. The stronger the rear R/L effects on the DVD, the stronger the signal from the rear centre.
Can I connect the LT 4 directly to a DVD player or PC?

The LT 4 is a partially active system that requires AV receiver operation. It has a built-in amplifier that only supplies bass tones in the subwoofer housing That is why an "AV Receiver", i.e. a combination of radio receiver and multichannel amplifier, is essential for using the LT 4.

The subwoofer is connected from the Line In R input to the AV receiver's sub out jack using a mono RCA cable, while the three front satellites are connected to the three speaker outputs of the AV Receiver using the speaker cable and are supplied with power from there.

Connect signal-emitting source appliances such as DVD player or PC etc. directly to the corresponding input jacks on the AV Receiver.
When would it be worth upgrading my 5.1 system to 6.1/7.1 sound?
Naturally 5.1 channel systems that play back all of the sound tracks contained on the DVDs already offer an excellent home cinema experience.

For the new 6.1 or 7.1 sound formats, a rear centre channel is controlled in addition to these channels. This channel, coded in the stereo effect channels, enables the better positioning of effects and music signals directly behind where you are sitting.

If using two speakers for the rear centre channel, the optimal seating position is not tailored to an individually specified position, i.e. you don't have to be seated in the exact centre.

In the following cases we would recommend upgrading to a 6.1 or 7.1 system:

• Your sitting position is not always dead centre, or you often have several viewers

• You have had a 5.1 system for a very long time and would like an improvement

• Your AV amplifier/receiver is designed as a 6.1 or 7.1 receiver and offers the corresponding connection possibilities

• You can also set up one and/or two rear centres. If you are currently building/renovating your house or flat, we would recommend you lay the cables for the additional rear centre channels in any case.

• Modern BluRay players usually issue a true 7.1 surround sound signal at all digital outputs and are thus optimally suitable - presuming the relevant AV Receiver - as a signal transmitter for a 7.1 channel home cinema system.
How do I upgrade my system to a 6.1 or 7.1 sound format?
The choice of speaker(s) depends on the AV Receiver/amplifier. This has an additional power amplifier for one rear centre (6.1) or its two (7.1). You can easily see this by the wattage (e.g. 6 x 100 watt or 7 x 100 watt). To the existing (side) rear speakers for right/left (5.1 technology), one or two additional rear centres are utilised in addition (6.1 or 7.1 technology).

• My AV amplifier/receiver has six connections/power amplifiers (6.1):

In this case we recommend connecting the same centre at the rear that you also used in the front area.

• My AV amplifier/receiver has 7 connections/power amplifiers (7.1):

If you already use dipoles or direct emitters for your 5.1 system, then you have a choice of either supplementing two more dipoles or two direct emitters. For wall assembly and a short distance from the seating location to the rear wall (less than 1.00 metres), we would recommend dipoles. As soon as you want to set up the speakers on bases or on a shelf, then direct emitters would be the better choice.

Even if the AV Receiver/amplifier only has the connection and power amplifier performance for one rear centre, it is still possible to connect two instead of just one speaker through series connection.

• The AV amplifier/receiver has seven connections/power amplifiers, but I can only set up one rear centre. As the 7.1 AV amplifiers/receiver also offer the option of operating just one of the two outputs (usually can be set in the speaker set-up!), you can also only connect just one rear centre.

Here we recommend connecting the same centre to the rear that you also used in the front area. For short distances to the listening location (less than 1.00 metres), a dipole would be the better choice - especially if you are also using dipoles at the sides.
Is it a problem if the speakers are at different distances to where you are sitting?
Since the distance and volume of every individual speaker can be adjusted for the digital home cinema receivers, asymmetrical set-ups can be easily compensated. 
How do I equalise my home cinema system with the help of a sound level meter?
Take the level meter with you to the listening position and point the measuring device directly towards the front centre speaker. Now start the sound generator of the receiver (or of the sound card or DVD player) and equalise all speakers in succession to the same level.

The position and alignment of the measuring device should not be changed during this procedure. For a Teufel sound level meter, proceed as detailed in the following:

1. Remove the protective tab from the battery.

2. Set the weighting to "A" - only the "A" position considers the full frequency range during measuring!

3. Set the response to Slow.

4. Set the Range to 70.

5. Start the test noise from your AV device.

6. Change the volume for every individual channel at the AV device so that the level meter shows 75 dB (meaning between +4 and +6).

7. Done!
What is the difference between the 5.1 and 7.1 configuration?
Compared with the 5.1 set, the 7.1 set has two extra speakers for the back rear centre channel.

The 5.1 channel set plays back all sound tracks on DVDs/Blu-rays and creates an excellent home cinema experience.

With the 7.1 sound format, a rear centre channel is also generated in addition to these channels and distributed to two further speakers (the "rear centre"). This channel, which is encoded in the stereo effects channels, allows better location of effects and music signals directly behind the sitting position.

If you use two speakers for the rear centre channel (i.e. installed 7.1 set), the optimum sitting position is not restricted to one specific place, so you don't have to be sitting exactly in the middle and several listeners can enjoy the best sound.
Where is the optimal place for the centre of my Lautsprecher Teufel Surround System in a 5.1/6.1/7.1 configuration?
Because the centre plays back spoken dialogue, this speaker must be positioned as centrally as possible under or over the TV/monitor or the screen.

If the centre is placed outside the area of 40 centimetres to 1.20 meter height, it should be slightly inclined or angled towards the listener.

Can I order the Teufel speakers in different colours than those offered?
To realise the very reasonable sales prices usual for Teufel, it is not possible to offer the speakers in a multitude of housing designs.

This circumstance would drive up the production and storage costs, which would result in a significantly more expensive sales price.

A paint shop in your vicinity will surely be able to repaint the speaker housing to your preferred colour without loss of warranty - after expiry of the eight-week right of return.
Which cables do I need to connect a Teufel speaker set to the AV Receiver?
A home cinema system needs speaker cables to connect the satellite speakers to the receivers, and an NF mono RCA cable to connect the active subwoofer to the sub out socket of the AV Receiver.
When can I use the rear speakers as direct speakers?
If you aren't able to position the speakers close to the wall as described above, you should use the them as direct speakers. For this purpose the rear switch should be tipped outwards. For use as direct speakers, the rear boxes should be set up to the left and right of the listening position - ideally at the same height, e.g. on a shelf or preferably on a base. If the speakers have to be set up so that they are much higher or lower, it may be advisable to align them to the listening point. For wall mounting it is best to use wall brackets that allow for vertical movement. When using the speakers in direct speaker mode, we recommend that the distance between the two rear speakers exceeds the listening position by 1m. But if you (have to) sit closer, please make sure that the front of the speaker is not pointing directly at you; instead, angle the speakers more into the room.
My subwoofer is humming. What can I do?
This hum can be caused by the connected devices or disruptions in your electricity current. Please do a test to see which it is.

1. Remove the RCA cable from the input on the subwoofer. If the hum is no longer heard, go to point B. Otherwise, follow point A.

A. Attach the net cable of the subwoofer to another electricity outlet (i.e. Kitchen/Bathroom/Bedroom). If the subwoofer still hums, get in contact with our Support team.

Should the hum no longer be there, the disruption was a problem in your power supply, which can, for instance, be caused by dimmers or chargers. To find out where the disruption is, unplug all your devices and work back from there. As soon as the hum is heard, you now know your source of the disruption.

B. In your case, the "ground hum" is responsible for the disruption. Please proceed as follows to discover your source.

  • Disconnect the cable or satellite port from the TV Receiver and check if the hum disappears or not. If it does, you can use a sheath current filter for the cable outlet to prevent this. For example, the sheath current filter AC 9022 ED. If you have a satellite connection, connect the Satellite Receiver to the optical cable playback source - Teufel Optical Digital Cable

  • If this reason can be excluded, separate all devices from the AV Receiver one at a time until the hum stops. The last connected device is then your hum source and should be separated from the others using a galvanic separation filter (found in a retail shop)

  • If this doesn't work, get in contact with us once again so that we can give an individual, helpful response.
Der Subwoofer spielt nicht – was kann ich tun?
1. Falls die Power-Diode nicht leuchtet:
Tauschen Sie die neben dem Netzschalter befindliche Sicherung aus. Falls die Power-Diode danach nicht leuchtet, wenden Sie sich bitte an unseren Service. Falls die Power-Diode danach leuchtet, aber kein Ton zu vernehmen ist, verfahren Sie bitte wie unter Punkt 2. beschrieben.

2. Falls die Power-Diode leuchtet:
Drehen Sie den Pegelregler Level am Subwoofer auf »Minimum«, ziehen das Subwoofer-Cinchkabel am Verstärker ab, drehen Level vorsichtig hoch und berühren den Cinch-Heißleiter des Cinch-Kabels (innen) mit dem Finger. Ist nun ein Brummen oder Knacken zu hören, liegt der Fehler beim Receiver oder seinen Einstellungen. Bleibt der Subwoofer stumm, wenden Sie sich bitte an unseren Service.
How do I connect my fully active Teufel system to a multi-channel sound card?
If your sound card is set up for 5.1 operation, you will usually find three 3.5 mm mini jack outputs. Connect the card using three Y adapter cables in the 3.5 mm mini jacks to 2 x cinch formats to the inputs for the front R/L, rear R/L, centre and subwoofer at the rear of the fully active Teufel set.

The colours of the outputs and the types of signals transferred at each output differ from sound card to sound card. Please refer to the sound card manual. The Teufel system then reproduces the surround signal decoded by the sound card.

The five satellites are connected directly to the speaker clamps on the subwoofer, using the speaker cable supplied. Strip and split the ends of the speaker cable to do so. Speakers and amplifiers have corresponding [+] and [−] clamps. The [+] cable of the speaker cable is marked with a stripe. It is important to observe the correct polarity when connecting the speakers: the plus pole of the speaker connects to the plus pole of the amplifier and the minus pole of the speaker to the minus pole of the amplifier.
The subwoofer switches itself off after a long period at high volume (the satellites keep playing).
It is possible that you have operated the system outside of its performance boundaries.

The system is an extremely good-value, fully active system that performs very well for its class. It has been designed for home cinema use in smaller rooms and for PC use. It should be taken into consideration, especially in fully active operation with sound cards and DVD players, that a PC speaker system cannot fill an entire room with sound, only the area where the user is sitting. This system has not been designed for and is not suitable for long-term use at very high volumes.

If the system is operated when the volume is too high, the safety cut-off in the power pack may be activated. This cut-off switch is required for safety reasons and prevents the power pack, the power amplifiers and the speakers from sustaining damage. If this cut-off switch is activated, it means that the system has reached its performance boundaries.

Our problem-solving tips:

• Position the system speakers closer to where you are sitting. Then much less power will be needed for loud sound reproduction.

• Use an AV Receiver that will supply the satellites with power. This takes the pressure off the power pack and the power amplifiers of the system.

However, a fault cannot be ruled out if the system switches off at low volumes in rooms of 20 m² or smaller.

We are unable to authorise additional active cooling of the power amplifier. It no longer corresponds to the specifications for the operation of our products. Failures caused by additional active cooling can clearly be attributed to negligent action by the user. As operation with active cooling has a direct effect on the function of the product, it voids all warranty claims.
One satellite speaker generates no sound or distorted sound, but the other one works fine. Why?
In order to more precisely identify the problem, please try swapping the channel positions of the two satellite speakers. It should be possible to find out if the problem is a defective satellite speaker, or if it has to do with the electronics of the amplifier. If the satellite speaker functions after the swap, then the electronics of the amplifier may be defective. If not, the satellite speaker is likely broken.
There is no sound coming from either the speakers or the subwoofer
Please check that the operating lights of your Teufel device are on. If not, please change the fuse: it could be that the mains fuse on the subwoofer may have blown due to overvoltage in the mains. The fuse box is located underneath the plug. Use a small screwdriver to lever it out, replace the two jammed fuses and insert the fuse holder back into the fuse box. Now the subwoofer should be ready for use again.
Basic function test.
You can check the function of the subwoofer and the satellites by only connecting the (stereo) signal from an external source that is guaranteed to be good quality, such as a music CD played on a (portable) CD player, using a RCA cable (and possibly a Y adapter) with the front input L/R on the subwoofer.

The other four inputs on the subwoofer do not need to be occupied (= RCA cable disconnected). With this connection plug arrangement of front In L/R, the Concept E Magnum Power Edition amplifier activates all satellites and the subwoofer through internal distribution. If the subwoofer and all five satellites now play correctly via a directly connected CD player, the Concept E Magnum Power Edition was not receiving the correct signal before. Either the cinch cable is defective (try exchanging it) or the output of your source appliance is not producing the correct signal.

If you continue to experience unwanted noise/individual malfunctions, there is possibly a defect in the Teufel system.
How do I connect the five satellites to the Motiv 5?
The five satellites are connected directly to the speaker clamps on the subwoofer, using a normal speaker cable. We recommend using the speaker cable from the MO 500 W accessories package. Separate the ends of the speaker cable and remove the insulation.

Speakers and amplifiers have corresponding [+] and [−] clamps. The [+] cable of the speaker cable is marked with a stripe. It is important that the polarity of the speakers is identical when they are connected: the positive pole of the speaker connects to the positive pole of the amplifier and the negative pole of the speaker to the negative pole of the amplifier. Connecting the cables with the incorrect phases can result in thin sound, weak bass and reduced stereo characteristics. For multichannel surround systems, it is also important that all speakers are connected with the correct polarity in order to ensure the right three-dimensional atmosphere and the correct alignment of the sound.
How do I connect my fully active Teufel system to a notebook?
You can use our fully active sets to create perfect PC sound, not only on a desktop computer but also with a notebook.

If your notebook only has a single 3.5 mm stereo jack output, connect it using a 3.5 mm mini jack cinch Y adapter cable to the front input "In R/L" on the subwoofer.
Thanks to the integrated "Upmix" switch in the Concept E 2/ E Magnum / Motiv 5 / Concept F, the 4 satellite speakers play back a stereo signal and the centre speaker and the subwoofer each play back a mono signal. This admittedly does not sound as perfect as Dolby Digital, but does sound better than pure stereo playback.

You will still have the chance later on to operate your speaker using a convertible external 5.1-capable sound card, in order to experience the full pleasure of Dolby Digital and DTS.

Different companies, such as Creative, Terratec, Toshiba, ESI/Audiotrak and M-Audio, offer solutions for connection to the PCMCIA port or via USB or FireWire.
My subwoofer that's connected to the Decoderstation 5 has no bass signal. What should I do?
Turn on the Decoderstation 5. Go tot he main menu by pressing the dial knob once that's located at the front of the device. Choose "Speaker size" off the menu. Set the speaker size to "SSS+Sub". For more information, see page 18 in the user manual.
Connecting your digital computer - how do we do that?
Connect the digital output of your sound card using an optical or coaxial cable (depending on the digital format of your card) tot he respective optical or coaxial input on your Decoderstation 5.

Some notebooks and sound cards have routed your digital output to the customary mini-cinch output. Software installed on your PC has been configured to switch the signal. If this is the case, you will need a special cable.

The digital connection guarantees interference-free 5.1 surround-sound playback. These instructions apply to notebooks as well as desktop computers.
Connecting Sat receiver/Premiere decoder/DVB-T receiver - how do I do that?
Let the receiver produce crystal-clear digital sound using its digital outputs. Digital Out to Digital In. Done!

If your TV receiver does not have a digital output, you can still connect both 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 can still enjoy real impressive surround-sound. Better than stereo, and far better than mono!
Meine Decoderstation 5 reagiert nicht bzw. arbeitet ungenau. Was kann ich tun?
1. Schalten Sie die Decoderstation 5 in den standby-Modus.
2. Schalten Sie die Decoderstation 5 ein und drücken sowie halten Sie sofort die Return-Taste.
3. Die Meldung "restore factory settings" erscheint im Display.
4. Bestätigen Sie die Meldung mit einem Druck auf den Drehregler.
Warum muss ich für den Dolby ProLogic II Movie-Modus die Entfernung für die Surround-Kanäle separat einstellen?
Dolby fordert in diesem Modus eine Mindestverzögerungszeit von 10 Millisekunden für die Surround-Kanäle - das entspricht umgerechnet einem Mindestabstand von -3,3 Meter. Als Folge können nur Werte oberhalb dieser Schwelle eingegeben werden. Daher wird das Surround-Delay für diesen Modus separat gespeichert um bei allen anderen Decodier-Modi den korrekten Abstand (ohne Mindestverzögerungszeit) einstellen zu können.
Are all delay settings the same for all Dolby Digital/dts playback modes?
The configuration settings for an optimal playback quality apply to all following modes except for Dolby ProLogic II Movie (see pages 14-18 of the handbook).

Why do the distances for the surround-sound channels have to be separately set for the Dolby ProLogic II Movie mode?

For this mode, Dolby requires a minimum delay time of 10 milliseconds for the surround-sound channels. This is equivalent to a minimum distance of 3.3 metres. Consequently, only values higher than this threshold can be set. For this reason, the surround-sound delay configurations for this mode are made separately, so that the correct distance (without minimum delay time) can be set for the other decoding modes.
Connecting your gaming console - how do I do that?
Now you can generate an authentic 5.1 sound from your Xbox or PlayStation, as long as your model has digital outputs. Use a digital cable to connect the console's digital out to the Decoderstation 5's in, using the appropriate optical or coaxial cable.

From now on, you will even be able to hear the enemy fighter approaching you from behind!
Do surround signals have to be decoded before they reach the decoderstation 3?
No. As already indicated in the product description, the decoderstation has integrated decoders for common surround sound systems, e.g. Dolby Digital / dts and can supply a fully active home cinema audio system with surround signals without any additional components.
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