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  • Consono 25 Connect

Consono 25 Connect

Elegant optics and potent musicality: Teufel's set for advancing users with two-way satellite speakers in high-gloss black enclosures.
Home cinema set for advancing users
Consono 25 Mk3 "5.1-Set"
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Highlights

Key advantages at a glance
  • Home cinema set for advancing users
  • 4 two-way satellites in high-gloss enclosures
  • 1 horizontal center speaker with a 2x mid-range driver
  • 100 watt RMS subwoofer with a 200 mm bass driver
  • Works with any standard AV receiver
  • Perfect for spaces up to 25 sqm

Subwoofer
The 150 Hertz mark is achieved through a 200 mm woofer with a 100 watt amplifier that delivers the hefty bass. Just what you need.

Satelliten-Lautsprecher CS 25 FCR


The Consono 25 occupies the mid-range in Teufel's attractively priced line of entry-level home cinema system. In practice, this results in a concentration on the essentials: pure sound without distracting extras.

It's a small set with loud, clear sound. Use it to fill spaces up to 25 sqm with an authentic sound stage and enjoy countless great movie nights!

Satellites and center
The differentiated sound of Consono 25's front and rear satellites is the direct result of a division of labour between high- and mid-range drivers. The fifth (functionally identical) horizontal center loudspeaker adds an additional mid-range driver at the front of the configuration to guarantee particularly intelligible speech rendering.

Easy setup
The Consono 25 satellites are shipped ready to be wall-mounted, but they are also perfect for free positioning using Teufel's M 50 P floor stand. Simply connect the satellites and subwoofers to your AV receiver or sound system and start enjoying great surround sound right away.

More for the money
The Consono 25 is perfect for budding home cinema enthusiasts with high standards. Enjoy a reliable, sonorous set with a very presentable high-gloss black finish at a reasonable price. Teufel delivers again!

Included components

  • Satellite Speaker CS 25 FCR
  • Centre Speaker CS 35 C
  • Subwoofer US 5108/1 SW
  • 30m Speaker Cable 1.0mm² - C1030S
  • Subwoofer-Cable 2.5m - C3525W

Specifications

Subwoofer US 5108/1 SW
Subwoofer US 5108/1 SW
This subwoofer features a long throw, 200 mm bass driver chassis optimized using the Klippel technique along with a generous, 24 litre enclosure with a bass reflex opening on its side. A newly-developed 100 watt RMS power output delivers incredible bass down to 38 Hz, something otherwise unheard of in its price class.

An internal limiter protects it from overmodulation and distortion. The front control allows for the subwoofer to be turned on immediately, and the sensitivity of its standby mode can be regulated on its rear panel.

Four resonance-dampening feet ensure solid placement and isolate it from the floor. The US 5108/SW comes in black with a glossy black front plate and is only available as part of a set.
Subwoofer US 5108/1 SW
Speaker
Woofer (diameter) 200.00 mm
Woofer (material) Cellulose
Enclosure type Bass reflex
Equalisation openings 1
Equalisation openings (pos.) Front
Net internal volume 24 Litres
Magnetic shielding Yes
Connections
Cinch input 1
Electronics
Lowest frequency (-3 dB) 38 Hz
Phase control on/off, 0 or 180 degrees
Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Bass 100 W
Standby-Function Yes
Standby-Power consumption 0.37 watt
Maximum power consumption 285 watt
Miscellaneous Variable switch - Auto On/Off
Dimensions
Depth 36.50 cm
Width 24.00 cm
Height 42.00 cm
Weight 12.80 kg
Miscellaneous The height was measured without the stand feet. The height of the stand feet is 12 mm.
Centre Speaker CS 35 C
Centre Speaker CS 35 C
The CS 35 C center speaker is the acoustic equivalent of the CS 35 FR satellite speaker, but is set up for horizontal placement. In addition to its 19 mm high-range dome driver, it incorporates two 80 mm diameter mid-range drivers.

This ensures that human voices are particularly intelligible and faithful to detail, even when the listener isn't sitting in the optimal position (i.e. exactly in the middle). The speaker also radiates sound better thanks to a convex front plate.

The loudspeaker is delivered with a cradle, but can also be mounted on the wall. The CS 35 C is not offered individually, but only as part of a Consono 35 set.
Centre Speaker CS 35 C
Speaker
Continuous power handling (IEC - Long Term) 60 Watt
Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term) 120 Watt
Sensitivity (2.83 V / 1 m) 88 dB
Impedance 4-8 Ohm
Frequency range from/to 150 - 20000 Hz
Crossover frequency internal switch 3400 Hz
Tweeter (number per enclosure) 1
Tweeter (diameter) 19.00 mm
Midrange driver (number per enclosure) 2
Midrange driver (diameter) 80.00 mm
Midrange driver (material) Cellulose
Acoustic principle 2-way
Enclosure type Closed
Enclosure material Molded ABS
Enclosure surface Glossy
Net internal volume 1.30 Litres
Wall mounting brackets Yes
Magnetic shielding Yes
Maximum cable diameter 1.50 mm
Dimensions
Depth 9.80 cm
Width 20.00 cm
Height 9.00 cm
Weight 0.82 kg
Satellite Speaker CS 25 FCR
Satellite Speaker CS 25 FCR
The compact CS 25 FR satellite speakers render all mid-to-high range frequencies with complete clarity. This is thanks to a two-way construction featuring 80 mm mid-range-driver and a 19 mm tweeter. Their successful interplay is regulated by a carefully-adapted frequency crossover.

Thanks to a curved front plate, the speakers radiate sound better than other designs would – past constructions have considerably less to offer in this regard. The (9 x 12.5 cm) grille is removable and mounted with a "floating" mechanism.

Place these speakers on a flat surface or wall-mount them using a separately-available shortlock (horizontal/vertical swivel). Or outfit them with the separately-available M 50 P table stands. The CS 25 FR speakers are only available as part of a set.
Satellite Speaker CS 25 FCR
Speaker
Continuous power handling (IEC - Long Term) 60 Watt
Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term) 120 Watt
Sensitivity (2.83 V / 1 m) 85 dB
Impedance 4-8 Ohm
Frequency range from/to 150 - 20000 Hz
Crossover frequency internal switch 3500 Hz
Tweeter (number per enclosure) 1
Tweeter (diameter) 19.00 mm
Bass/Midrange driver (number per enclosure) 1
Bass/Midrange driver (diameter) 80.00 mm
Bass/Midrange driver (material) Cellulose
Acoustic principle 2-way
Enclosure type Closed
Enclosure material Molded ABS
Enclosure surface Glossy
Wall mounting brackets Yes
Magnetic shielding Yes
Maximum cable diameter 1.50 mm
Suitable for AV receiver Yes
Dimensions
Depth 9.80 cm
Width 9.00 cm
Height 12.50 cm
Weight 0.68 kg

Expert reviews

Consono 25 Connect review of Expert reviews
Consono 25 Connect review of Expert reviews
"Ideal for smaller rooms"
Expert reviews 08/2011
Teufel's Consono 25 speakers are slightly smaller than the more expensive 35 set, but they're no less imposing. Positional audio was very good, with no noticeable gaps in the soundstage once we'd positioned each satellite correctly.

Smaller rooms will benefit from the crystal clear sound of the Consono 25, making it then ideal home cinema system for anyone who wants the flexibility of an AV amplifier but who wants to keep costs down.
Consono 25 Connect review of Trusted Reviews
Consono 25 Connect review of Trusted Reviews
"The Consono 25 is worth investigating"
Trusted Reviews 01/2011
"Although the budget price tag inevitably takes its toll on sound and build quality, the Consono 25 is still worth investigating. Its compact satellites look great, the classy subwoofer punches above its weight and if you keep the volume at a sensible level you can get some good sound quality out of it. For under £ 200 that`s a fairly good deal, and if their loud-volume limitations prove a problem then Teufel`s eight-week test listening period means you can send them back, no questions asked. Everyone`s a winner."

Performance: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Features: 7/10
Design: 8/10

Consono 25 Connect review of eurogamer
Consono 25 Connect review of eurogamer
"Wonderful beginner set"
eurogamer 01/2011
"Teufel has here a wonderful small beginner set in their product line - that while it's not set up with extreme volume it, and for me this is more important, a clear, amazing sound in the normal ranges. If you want a 5.1 with an almost perfect sound, proper normal volume playback (and that in the stereo area too) along with a good price, don't bypass the Consono 25."

Downloads & support

Help regarding this product
Can I operate the 5.1 set using a 6.1 or 7.1 receiver?
Yes. All Consono systems are suitable for connection to any conventional AV receiver – regardless of whether they are configured for 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1 systems. When connecting a Consono set to a 6.1/7.1 receiver, leave the rear-center terminal(s) unconnected.
Can I use my Consono system to listen to music?
Of course! All of the Consono variants play music from CDs just as well as they play home cinema sound from DVDs. The Consono systems are a top-quality replacement for old stereo speakers.
How do I best set up the Consono's subwoofer?
The Consono subwoofer can be placed anywhere without influencing the set's other loudspeaker. Ideally it is placed on the direct line between the two front satellites. A distance ratio of 1/3 to 2/3 generally brings about good results.
How do I best set up the Consono front satellite speakers?
The front loudspeakers of the Consono sets are best set up based on the traditional stereo model (distance to listener = distance between left and right speaker).

Optional speaker stands or wall mounts are perfect for this task. Using Teufel speaker stands automatically ensures the satellites will be positioned at their optimal height. Wall mounts make it possible to position the speakers vertically or horizontally. When placing the speakers on walls or shelves, the rule of thumb is that a height between 80 centimetres and 1,60 metres should be chosen. If the speakers need to be placed outside of this range, they can also be angled up or down towards the listening position. What's important is that the center and front loudspeakers should be positioned in a straight line or arranged around the television to form a slightly concave line.
Do I absolutely need an AV reciever to use Consono 15, 25 and 35?
Yes.
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.
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.
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.


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