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  • Concept S "Set 1+R Dolby Digital/dts"
  • Concept S "Set 1+R Dolby Digital/dts"
  • Concept S "Set 1+R Dolby Digital/dts"
  • Concept S "Set 1+R Dolby Digital/dts"
  • Concept S "Set 1+R Dolby Digital/dts"
  • Concept S "Set 1+R Dolby Digital/dts"
  • Concept S "Set 1+R Dolby Digital/dts"
  • Concept S "Set 1+R Dolby Digital/dts"
  • Concept S "Set 1+R Dolby Digital/dts"
  • Concept S "Set 1+R Dolby Digital/dts"
  • Concept S "Set 1+R Dolby Digital/dts"

Concept S "Set 1+R Dolby Digital/dts"

The efficient, intelligent answer: a subwoofer with an integrated surround receiver
5.1 home cinema system, integrated receiver and remote control
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Highlights

Key advantages at a glance
  • 5.1 home cinema system, integrated receiver and remote control
  • 350 watt subwoofer with Dolby/dts decoder amplifier, AM/FM radio
  • Attractive, solid aluminium column speakers
  • Freely configurable with short and tall speakers
  • Harmonious sound thanks to identically-equipped speakers
  • Recommended for spaces up to 30 sqm.
Features

Overview of our technologies

Dolby
dts Digital Entertainment
Dolby Pro Logic II
5.1 sound system

There’s no doubt about it – the Concept S is one of the most attractive and elegant speaker systems available. It’s the perfect optic and acoustic addition to a modern flat screen. Taking up a floor area of just 22 x 22 cm, the slimline, 9 cm wide and 1.13 metre high, aluminium columns can be integrated perfectly into almost every living room. The acoustically identical centre speaker, on the other hand, is in landscape format so that it can easily fit on, over or under the screen.

Two subwoofers are available for the position of the central bass output: the single-channel model for AV receiver operation or the integrated six-channel model with surround receiver.

The Subwoofer SW+R Dolby Digital/dts from the Concept S+R-Set has a full multichannel receiver with three analogue and two digital inputs, 350 watt output, remote control and UKW/MW radio. This means you can directly connect signal sources such as DVD players/recorders, TV, satellite receivers, MP3 players, games consoles and video recorders – and control them all via remote control from the comfort of your sofa. You don’t need a separate surround receiver.

Please note: like all Concept S components, this fully active 5.1 subwoofer SW+R Dolby Digital/dts is available separately, in case you still want to add your own choice of surround system without receiver.

The tried and tested Concept S mono active subwoofer is the best choice for connecting to any existing receivers/amplifiers. With 170 watt pure tone for the bass and the same 250 mm bass speaker as in the Subwoofer SW+R Dolby Digital/dts, it also provides a solid bass foundation even in rooms of up to 30m2. A remote control is included so that you can easily adjust the levels and the transfer frequency from the listening location.

When it comes to sound, you know you can rely on Teufel. Concept S offers a whole lot more than the similar-looking speaker systems from department stores that are usually cheaper imitation aluminium. The housings of the Concept S Satellites are actually made from solid aluminium – an extremely solid and robust material that is perfect for making speakers. All 26(!) chassis used in the Concept S are magnetically shielded so that all of the speakers can be set up without worrying about their proximity to TVs or monitors.

The attractive combination of elegant appearance and excellent sound has made the Concept S one of the bestselling home cinema sets that Teufel has ever produced. We haven’t rested on our laurels though, and we have kept on improving the product further – according to your wishes.

The Concept S is now available with a new centre speaker: The Concept S FCR supports the Teufel philosophy of using the same technical equipment for front and centre speakers, for optimum homogenous sound. That's because the same four mid-tone speakers and a particularly delicate high-tone dome now ensure clear and dynamic sound in the essential reproduction of speech. The new centre/satellite also exactly technically corresponds to the column speakers. The result is that you can use this speaker not just as a centre but also as a front or rear speaker. The integrated wall brackets allow both horizontal and vertical mounting.
That means that the Concept S can now be individually adapted to your specific spatial requirements, because you can combine columns and satellites however you like, without acoustic restrictions. If, for example, you can’t set up four columns, take just two columns and supplement them with three Concept S FCR satellites, using one as a centre and two as rear speakers.

What’s more, the “short” Concept S FCR can also be used as front speakers and then the "long" columns can be moved to the back. Or just use five centre/FCR satellites for attaching all the speakers to the wall. Everything just how you need it.
We have prepared six possible variations as ready-configured 5.1 systems where the set number always corresponds to the number of FCR satellites. In other words, set 1 contains an FCR satellite as a centre and four columns (so corresponds to the “classic” Concept S), set 3 comes with 3 x FCR satellites and two columns, set 5 consists only of five “short” FCR satellites for front, centre and rear sound reproduction. Naturally, they all include subwoofers!

The letter R indicates the fully active Subwoofer Concept S SW+R Dolby Digital/dts. These sets are called 1+R, 3+R and 5+R. That means you always have a set to match your specific requirements.

Subwoofer Concept S SW+R/6

This subwoofer is much more than just a conventional subwoofer. It is the central element of your home cinema set up. Because it is a combination of surround receiver and subwoofer. Everything is built into the casing of the subwoofer and can be easily operated via remote control and the front panel.

The complete Dolby Digital/dts receiver enables the connection of three analogue and two digital inputs. It’s perfect for signal sources, such as DVD players/recorders, TV, sat receiver, PC, MP3 player, games consoles or video recorders. Includes a FM/MW radio along with Dolby Digital/dts decoder, Dolby Prologic switch and comprehensive setting options – all via remote control. 500 watt output performance guarantees powerful sound in rooms up to 30m².

Like all other Concept S components, this active 5.1 multichannel subwoofer with integrated Dolby Digital/dts receiver is also available separately. It can also form the basis of another Teufel surround system with Teufel-satellites of your choice.

Home cinema sound with luxury aluminium speakers

There’s no doubt about it – the Concept S is one of the most attractive and elegant speaker systems available. It’s the perfect optic and acoustic addition to a modern flat screen. Taking up a floor area of just 22 x 22 cm, the slimline, 9 cm wide and 1.13 metre high, aluminium columns can be integrated perfectly into almost every living room.

When it comes to sound, you know you can rely on Teufel. Concept S offers a whole lot more than the similar-looking speaker systems from department stores that are usually cheaper imitation aluminium. The housings of the Concept S Satellites are actually made from solid aluminium – an extremely solid and robust material that is perfect for making speakers. All 26(!) chassis used in the Concept S are magnetically shielded so that all of the speakers can be set up without worrying about their proximity to TVs or monitors.

Concept S FCR

The Concept S is now available with a new centre speaker: The Concept S FCR supports the Teufel philosophy of using the same technical equipment for front and centre speakers, for optimum homogenous sound. That's because the same four mid-tone speakers and a particularly delicate high-tone dome now ensure clear and dynamic sound in the essential reproduction of speech. The new centre/satellite also exactly technically corresponds to the column speakers. The result is that you can use this speaker not just as a centre but also as a front or rear speaker. The integrated wall brackets allow both horizontal and vertical mounting.

That means that the Concept S can now be individually adapted to your specific spatial requirements, because you can combine columns and satellites however you like, without acoustic restrictions. If, for example, you can’t set up four columns, take just two columns and supplement them with three Concept S FCR satellites, using one as a centre and two as rear speakers.

What’s more, the “short” Concept S FCR can also be used as front speakers and then the "long" columns can be moved to the back. Or just use five centre/FCR satellites for attaching all the speakers to the wall. Everything just how you need it.

Included components

  • Column Speaker Concept S FR (pc.)
  • Satellite Speaker Concept S FCR
  • 5.1 Receiver Subwoofer Concept S SW+R/6
  • 10 m Speaker Cable AC 0010 CS
  • 20 m Speaker Cable AC 0020 CS

Specifications

5.1 Receiver Subwoofer Concept S SW+R/6
5.1 Receiver Subwoofer Concept S SW+R/6
This subwoofer is much more than just a conventional subwoofer. It is the central element of your home cinema set up. Because it is a combination of surround receiver and subwoofer. Everything is built into the casing of the subwoofer and can be easily operated via remote control and the front panel.

The complete Dolby Digital/dts receiver enables the connection of three analogue and two digital inputs. It’s perfect for signal sources, such as DVD players/recorders, TV, sat receiver, PC, MP3 player, games consoles or video recorders. Includes a FM/MW radio along with Dolby Digital/dts decoder, Dolby Prologic switch and comprehensive setting options – all via remote control. 350 watt output performance guarantees powerful sound in rooms up to 30m2.

Like all other Concept S components, this active 5.1 multichannel subwoofer with integrated Dolby Digital/dts receiver is also available separately. It can also form the basis of another Teufel surround system with Teufel-satellites of your choice.
5.1 Receiver Subwoofer Concept S SW+R/6
Speaker
Woofer (number per enclosure) 1
Woofer (diameter) 250.00 mm
Enclosure type Bassreflex (Downfire)
Enclosure material Wood
Enclosure surface Film
Equalisation openings 1
Equalisation openings (pos.) Front
Spikes prepared Yes
Magnetic shielding Yes
Terminal clamps Clamp connection
Connections
Digital inputs coaxial 1
Digital inputs optical 1
Analogue inputs 3
Cinch input Stereo-Cinch
Cinch input 2
Stereo jack 3.5mm - in 1
High level speaker outputs 5
Playback
Dolby Digital Yes
DTS Yes
Dolby Pro Logic Yes
Dolby Pro Logic II Yes
Device type Subwoofer / Integrated surround receiver
Radio
Radio present Yes
Channel memory slot - FM 30
FM - UKW Yes
AM - MW Yes
Electronics
Level control Via remote control or device
Phase control No
Remote control Yes
Amplifier technology Class AB
Amplifier channels 6
Output performance amplifier: Bass driver 350 W
Power supply voltage 110-230 volts
Standby-Function Yes
Standby-Power consumption 1 watt
Mains lead fixed Yes
Safety class 2
Fuse Inside 3,75
Display Yes
Integrated DSP Yes
Integrated DD/dts/PLII-Decoder Yes
Dimensions
Depth 44.00 cm
Width 34.50 cm
Height 43.00 cm
Weight 23.50 kg
Column Speaker Concept S FR (pc.)
Column Speaker Concept S FR (pc.)
At over a meter high and made of aluminium, it’s difficult to get past the pretty face. However. The speakers narrow 9 cm construction belts out sound that resonates and impresses.

With four midrange drivers and one dome tweeter, this slender column speaker set delivers on Teufel’s sound promise – dynamic, and absolutely synchronous. Comprised of four mid-range speakers and one dome shaped tweeter, this column speaker provides a dynamic and absolutely unified sound. And you’ll only need 22 x 22 centimetres of floor space to set it up.
Column Speaker Concept S FR (pc.)
Speaker
Continuous power handling (IEC - Long Term) 120 Watt
Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term) 160 Watt
Minimum amplifier output power recommended 20 Watt
Impedance 4 - 8 Ohm
Frequency range from/to 100 - 20000 Hz
Tweeter (number per enclosure) 1
Tweeter (diameter) 25.00 mm
Tweeter (material) Titanium dome
Bass/Midrange driver (number per enclosure) 4
Bass/Midrange driver (diameter) 70.00 mm
Bass/Midrange driver (material) Cone
Acoustic principle 2-way
Enclosure type Closed
Enclosure material Aluminium
Enclosure surface Aluminium
Integrated stand Yes
Magnetic shielding Yes
Terminal clamps Binding-Post
Maximum cable diameter 2.50 mm
Crossover frequency to Woofer (recommended) 140 Hz
Dimensions
Depth 11.00 cm
Width 9.00 cm
Height 113.00 cm
Weight 15 kg
Satellite Speaker Concept S FCR
Satellite Speaker Concept S FCR
This magnetically screened speaker can be used as a centre, front or rear speaker. With its four mid-range speakers and a tweeter, it corresponds exactly to the column speakers and therefore guarantees that the set produces a particularly homogenous overall sound. The casing of the slim speaker is also made of solid aluminium.

The speaker can be easily positioned on or under the TV using the mounting bracket supplied. Alternatively it can be attached to a wall using the rear bracket frame, aligned either horizontally or vertically.

Sturdy terminals ensure secure cable connections that can easily hold cables of up to 2.5mm2 thickness.
Satellite Speaker Concept S FCR
Speaker
Continuous power handling (IEC - Long Term) 120 Watt
Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term) 160 Watt
Minimum amplifier output power recommended 20 Watt
Impedance 4 - 8 Ohm
Frequency range from/to 100 - 20000 Hz
Tweeter (number per enclosure) 1
Tweeter (diameter) 25.00 mm
Tweeter (material) Titanium dome
Bass/Midrange driver (number per enclosure) 4
Bass/Midrange driver (diameter) 70.00 mm
Bass/Midrange driver (material) Cone
Acoustic principle 2-way
Enclosure type Closed
Enclosure material Aluminium
Enclosure surface Aluminium
Wall mounting brackets Yes
Magnetic shielding Yes
Terminal clamps Binding-Post
Maximum cable diameter 2.50 mm
Crossover frequency to Woofer (recommended) 140 Hz
Dimensions
Depth 11.00 cm
Width 39.50 cm
Height 9.00 cm
Weight 2.60 kg

Expert reviews

5.1 Receiver Subwoofer Concept S SW+R/6
Concept S "Set 1+R Dolby Digital/dts" review of Value Award Teschke
"Unrivalled system with excellent sound."
Value Award Teschke 06/2007

"The company Teufel offers - with the fully active System S+Radio - a completely unrivalled system with excellent sound for this price category. The worksmanship is excellent and the visuals simply slender and gorgeous. The massive aluminium columns are real lookers and find a spot in every room thanks to their low setup space. The assembly of the satellites is child's play simple to set up as well. The subwoofer should be placed separately to help remote control operation. Ideal for (in our estimation) smaller businesses as hairdressing salons and boutiques or those needing radio reception all day long."

"This system offers a superb cinematic experience for this price category. High-end computer users will also get their money’s worth out of this system, granted of course that they use it together with a high-quality sound card such as the Crystalizer (Creative X-Fi) for best results. The price/performance ratio is very good."


Read the entire test here!
5.1 Receiver Subwoofer Concept S SW+R/6
Concept S "Set 1+R Dolby Digital/dts" review of GBase Award
"Thank you, Teufel!"
GBase Award 03/2007

Whoever's experienced their DVDs or games on a Concept S SW+R system will never want to do without one again. It's not merely the craftsmanship or the power; it's also the highly affordable price that makes this stunning system so convincing and also one of the favourites of our review staff.

Thank you, Teufel!


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Concept S "Set 1+R Dolby Digital/dts" review of AV Magazin.de
5.1 Receiver Subwoofer Concept S SW+R/6
Concept S "Set 1+R Dolby Digital/dts" review of AV Magazin.de
"Flexible to use and outstanding performance."
AV Magazin.de 01/2007

Test result:
It has never been easier to upgrade your television, game console and DVD player to a fully-fledged surround sound system in just a single step. For a price of € 695,-, the Lautsprecher Teufel Concept S SW+R offers you everything that you need.

With integrated Dolby Digital and DTS decoders/receivers and six powerful amplifiers, this system comes equipped for success. Making things even easier for the Concept S SW+R is the fact there are no serious competitors in its price category.

Ratings:
• Sound: Very good
• Features: Outstanding
• Craftsmanship: Good
• Price/performance: Very good

Overall result: Very good


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Downloads & support

Help regarding this product
Do I need a separate AV Receiver for the Concept S+R?
No.

The Concept S+R subwoofer already has all essential receiver functions integrated, e.g. 500 watt amplifier, radio, analogue and digital inputs, Dolby Digital/dts decoder etc.
Which speaker cables does Teufel recommend?
For smaller sets up to Theater 1, we recommend using the 2.5 mm² Teufel speaker cable for optimal sound quality if the required length does not exceed 15 metres.

For Theater 2 and larger systems, we recommend the Teufel cable with 4 mm² cross-section for the front/centre speakers, and the 2.5 mm² cable up to a length of 15 metres for the effect speakers.

Choose a higher cross-section for even greater lengths.
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.
Is it possible to combine speaker cables with different cross-sections?
To supplement missing cable lengths you can use speaker cables of differing thicknesses without acoustical differences - provided there are no extreme differences in the cross-sections.
Should I rather choose a fully active or a partially active speaker set?
It is compulsory to connect partially active systems to an AV Receiver. This supplies the five to seven satellite speakers with the necessary power. Only the subwoofer works additionally with its own amplifier. The investment in a new system is higher because of the AV Receiver, but the solution is also much more flexible. After all, you can connect several signal sources, such as a TV, satellite receiver, PC, game console and MP3 player to an AV Receiver at the same time.

Fully active set do not necessarily need an AV Receiver. The five to seven satellite speakers here are supplied with power by the amplifiers which are installed in the subwoofer in addition to the subwoofer power amplifier. This saves you the costs of a receiver, but it is usually only possible to connect one source to our fully active subwoofer.

Exceptions here are the Concept E2, the Concept E Magnum Digital, the Motiv 5 Digital, the Concept F, the LT2+R and the Concept S+R.

Naturally you can also equip the fully active systems with an AV Receiver at a later point. The connection is then equal to the partially active sets.
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.
Can I set up the set in a different way to that described?
The recommended set-up information below represents the best possible arrangement for perfect multichannel playback in your home. Your available space, your partner or your furniture may not always allow you to arrange the speakers in the ideal manner. Try to meet as many of the requirements as possible.

Modern AV Receivers offer numerous options for compensating electronically for any compromises in the set up. Generally speaking, the following rule always applies: you can always use our recommendations as a basis for experimenting with what works best for you, acoustically and optically. Let your ears (and eyes) decide!
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.
The satellites "hiss"
In principle the Concept F is a very low-noise system. In the high range area, very high-resolution quality speaker systems can 'expose' the defective quality of a signal source (e.g. from MP3 files or analogue cassette recordings) that is hardly noticeable on lower quality speakers.
You can check the basic noise level by connecting a signal, via a cinch cable, from an external source that is guaranteed to be good quality – such as a music CD e.g. on a portable CD player – to the Aux L/R input on the subwoofer. If all of the satellites are now playing noise-free, it is because they weren't receiving the right signal before. Either the cinch cable is defective (try swapping them around) or the output of your source appliance is not producing an adequate signal.

However, if you continue to hear increased noise on this channel there is possibly a fault in the Concept F. Please check which satellites are affected by changing the satellites around and to find out whether the satellite or the subwoofer electronics are producing excessive noise. If the fault "moves" with the satellite the satellite is the problem. On the other hand, if the hissing remains on the same channel, the subwoofer amplifier electronics are the cause.
Can the Concept S+R replace a conventional stereo system?
Yes.

The Concept S+R is equally well suited to both music reproduction and cinema sound. It can completely replace any standing stereo speakers. As a result of careful development of the satellites, we can guarantee stereo sound comparable with much more expensive (and, above all, bulkier) standing speakers.
Can I also operate the Concept S+R on a separate AV Receiver?
It is possible, but not really sensible.

That's why we don't recommend it.
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.
What is a ground hum?
The hum (50 Hz) comes from the 220 volt supply network and is caused by current power flows through the protective conductor. These so-called "ground hums" is caused when you connect two devices that are already grounded on the protective conductor (subwoofer) or the antennae cable (AV Receiver) to the subwoofer cable.

Solution:
Separate the direct connection by a grounding filter for the antennae cable that is created for it - for instance, the Teufel modell sheath current filter AC 9022 ED. Alternatively, you can use a galvanic separation filter that is looped into the connection between the subwoofer and AV Receiver.

The hum disappears if the antennae cable is separated from the Receiver/Tuner/TV. First try the grounding filter, otherwise the galvanic separation filter.
Where is the optimal place for the subwoofer of my Lautsprecher Teufel Surround System in a 5.1/6.1/7.1 configuration?
The location of a subwoofer with a recommended cut-off frequency of under/equal to 120 Hz can be freely selected and does not affect the other speakers.

Placement within the straight line between both front satellites is ideal - but not precisely in the corner of the room because certain frequency components could be unpleasantly excessive when played back.
How do I determine the right phase setting of the subwoofer?
By setting the phase, you can affect the point at which the membrane of the subwoofer bass speaker moves to the front. This setting makes it possible to optimally adjust the subwoofer to the satellites.

The membranes of the satellites should move to the front at the same time as the membrane of the subwoofer bass speaker, because all speakers of the system must vibrate in phase for optimal playback. This means that (provided the connection has the correct polarity) all drivers must move in one direction when the three front speakers receive a pulse (towards the outside or towards the inside).

If the subwoofer is in line with the front speakers, its bass speaker should have the same direction of movement (phase) - the controller on the woofer is set to "0". If the subwoofer is not between the front speakers, but is to the side of or even behind the listening location, its phase length will not match that of the front speakers. That is why the phase of the subwoofer must be changed in such cases.

So much for the theory. In practice, this means: Listen to a loud piece of music with heavy basses and ask a second person to change the phase during playback. The correct setting of the phase switch depends on where the subwoofer is positioned in the room. The position where the bass playback (above all the upper bass range) sounds the fullest is the correct position. Have fun trying it out!
What's the deal with the so-called bass traps or bass absorbers?
These are usually cubic wood housings (same MDF material as the speakers) with a bass reflex opening that have no membranes and are tuned to a certain frequency (e.g. 40 Hz as for a subwoofer). The frequency to be co-ordinated can be changed by the length and diametre of the bass reflex channel. If, for example, a room has a room resonance frequency of 28.3 Hz and this frequency is also played back in addition by a speaker/subwoofer, the room will begin to resonate at this frequency. This particular frequency is played back amplified.

This can be imagined as droning or booming, which occurs during heavy bass movie scenes such as explosions or certain types of music (Jazz, pizzicato bass). The bass absorber is then tuned exactly to this frequency so that only the speakers/subwoofer play back this frequency. The resonance frequency from the room, which would amplify this frequency, is swallowed by the bass absorber.

If you would like to damp more than one frequency (a room usually has three different frequencies: ceilings and floors, front and back and left and right, and its multiple), you will have to set up three absorbers accordingly.
How is the wattage of a subwoofer with respect to the sine wave and pulse/music performance?
Mono subwoofer:

The wattage (e.g. "360 W") printed on the rear of the subwoofer near the mains plug designates the ability of the power amplifier "to pull" a maximum power rating in the specified range at the moment of switching on (those 360 watt stated as an example).

Consequently, the wattage must correspond to at least the sine wave output of the amplifier, as this sine wave output must be permanently available which the power pack must provide as well.

The pulse/music performance of the amplifier, on the other hand, can exceed the wattage, because the short pulses are buffered additionally by the capacitors in the power pack and are not achieved solely through the performance of the power pack.

Multi-channel subwoofer:

The wattage for a multi-channel subwoofer can also be below the sine wave output, as the specified sine wave output is not requested from every channel at the same time.

For a 5 x 100 watt sinus power amplifier, for example, each of the five channels is able to implement 100 watt sine. However, not all five channels at the same time! This is also unnecessary, as the same signal is never transmitted across all five channels at the same time, thus requesting the same high sine wave output per channel.

That is why the wattage may be, e.g. 300 watt, even if the sine wave output exhibits 5 x 100 watt (= 500 watt).
Which subwoofer cables does Teufel recommend?
Dans la mesure où dans un ensemble home cinéma les caissons de basses actifs sont connectés à la sortie Out du caisson de basses du récepteur AV, un câble supplémentaire pour la connexion des enceintes satellites est nécessaire. Pour les caissons de basses actifs nous proposons deux versions de câble mono RCA NF allant de 2,5m jusque 5m. Du reste, un adaptateur Y est également disponible dans nos accessoires. Le modèle „ 2 x mâles 1 x femelle“ permet un usage complet des entrées Line-In RCA droit et gauche au caisson de basses. Ainsi, la puissance du caisson de basses s’en voit augmentée. Le modèle „1 x mâle 2 x femelles“ permet la connexion de deux caissons de basses. Une sortie caisson de basses Pre-Out du récepteur se trouve en sommes doublée.
What is room resonance frequency?
Room resonance frequency (other terms: room modes, standing waves, resonance frequency) is the frequency at which the vibrations of a voice, a musical instrument or a signal played back over the hi-fi/home cinema system is amplified unnaturally, because the vibrations build up between the walls as well as the floor and ceiling.

It is calculated of the sound velocity divided by 2 and divided by the room length [ 340 m/s: 2 : 6 m = 28.3 Hz (=1/s) ] or, more simply: 170 divided by the room dimension (length, width or height). The greatest distance between two parallel walls is taken as first standard value. For a room of 4 x 6 metres, this would be 6 metres. Strictly speaking, you would have to calculate the room resonance frequency for further parallel walls (for the 4 metres and for the ceiling height).

Overlaying resonances are also possible if the room dimensions are very close to each other. (2.8 metres high, 3 metres wide and 5.6 metres long). The resonance at 2.8 metres is repeated as multiple (times 2) at 5.6 metres length, the resonance of the 3 metres width is close to the resonance of 2.8 metres. It would resonate strongly here at 30 Hz, 56 Hz, 60 Hz and 120/112 Hz.

Phenomena of resonance frequencies:

• For example, a man with a deep voice speaks in a very small room (2 by 2 metres, 85 Hz). The voice appears to have more emphasis than in another room or out of doors. As soon as a woman speaks, the voice will sound just the same as in another room.

• The voice of a woman or that of a small child will cause glass to shatter. The voice strikes exactly the tone that corresponds to the resonant frequency of the glass. The glass resonates so strongly that it shatters (refer to the movie "The Tin Drum").

• A group of soldiers march across a bridge in cadence. The equal movement causes the bridge to vibrate so much that it collapses. That is why no one marches across bridges in cadence.
Do I need the same cable length for all speakers?
In our experience, there is no acoustical difference for different cable lengths for lengths up to 15 metres.
The RAMPA insert at the bottom of the speaker sometimes is turned out with the tamping screw. What can I do about that?
Unscrew the tamping screw from the Rampa insert and screw the Rampa insert back into the bottom of the speaker.
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