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Consono 25 Mk2 (U-SW)

Small but packs a powerful punch!
Compact home cinema speaker set for price-conscious Teufel fans
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Highlights

Why we love this product
Great Teufel sound at a great price. 5 Micro-boxes and one powerful subwoofer give you a thrilling home cinema experience.
Key advantages at a glance
  • Compact home cinema speaker set for price-conscious Teufel fans
  • 2-Weg-Micro-Boxen im Hochglanz-Gehäuse
  • 1 centre with 2xmidrange drivers guarantees excellent speech playback
  • 100 watt sub in a slender size with a 200 mm woofer
  • Works with every AV Receiver
  • Recommended for rooms up to 25 sqm
Features

Overview of our technologies

Downfire
Mono-Subwoofer US 2108/1 SW

The US 2108/1 is a slender but powerful down-firing subwoofer with bass reflex technology. The 200 mm long-throw woofer powered by 100 watts creates more than enough rich and punchy bass to fill small to medium size rooms. With the US 2108/1 SM, enclosure volume, membrane surface area and driver excursion work together to pull a maximum of bass from a relatively compact device. 

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!

Subwoofer US 2108/6 SW

The active Subwoofer US 2108/6 SW comes in 24 liter housing and weighs 14 kg is an indispensable part of the set for optimal cinema surround sound in your home.

The compact size means the subwoofer takes up little space. Despite its slim shape the subwoofer still incorporates the powerful and large 200 mm woofer, allowing the US 2108/6 SW to perform to a much higher standard than others in the same price range. Thanks to an amplifier with 100 watts of power, the US 2108/6 SW bass that goes down to an incredible 45-Hz. The internal limiter protects the subwoofer from overload and distortion.
At the back there is a phase switch and sockets for direct connection of the surround speakers. And on the back you can easily connect the Decoder or the Control Station 5 mark 2.

Optically, the US 2108/6 SW is timeless and perfect for any living room. With its sleek and discreet shapes with modern gloss and rounded corners, this subwoofer fits into any living room. The bass reflex port at the bottom and the special notch on the back of the housing ensure seamless positioning against most walls. Four resonators ensure stable positioning and decoupling from the floor.

Subwoofer US 2108/6 SW - Front
Subwoofer US 2108/6 SW - Back
Universal Subwoofer US 2108/6 SW - Bottom

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.

Wie eine Soundkarte den Computer-Klang beeinflusst

Included components

  • Satellite Speaker CS 25 FCR
  • Centre Speaker CS 35 C
  • Mono-Subwoofer US 2108/1 SW

Technical Data

Mono-Subwoofer US 2108/1 SW
Mono-Subwoofer US 2108/1 SW
With a 24 liter volume and nearly 14 kg, this active subwoofer is perfectly equipped to deliver extra depth and punch to home cinema and music.

The slender form takes up very little space, yet accommodates a downward radiating 200 mm woofer - the secret to this subwoofer's performance which is miles above its price class. The low end is 40 Hz (-3 dB). Thanks to an integrated amplifier with 100 watts, the bass has a dynamic and precise sound. An internal limiter protects the drivers from overmodulation and distortion.

A mono cinch connection for connecting to a home cinema A/V receiver and phase switch are located on the back.
An auto level switch with three levels ensures the optimal alignment to the various output levels from different home cinema A/V receivers. This ensures that the subwoofer always springs into action when a signal is available.

The attractive yet discreet form is accented by high gloss elements and rounded corners. The downfire principle, bass reflex vent on the bottom, and angled, embedded power plugs allow the US 2108/1 SW to be positioned directly against the wall. Four resonance damping feet ensure stable placement and uncouple the subwoofer from the floor.

The US 2108/1 SW is only available as part of a Teufel set.
Mono-Subwoofer US 2108/1 SW
Speaker
Woofer (number per enclosure) 1
Woofer (diameter) 200.00 mm
Woofer (material) Cellulose, coated
Miscellaneous Klippel® measured woofer with long stroke action
Acoustic principle 1-way
Enclosure type Bass reflex, DPU
Enclosure material MDF
Enclosure surface High gloss (front), foil (corpus)
Equalisation openings 1
Equalisation openings (pos.) Bottom
Net internal volume 24 Litres
Integrated stand Yes
Diameter of the stand screw threads 6.00 mm
Magnetic shielding Yes
Miscellaneous Bass reflex channel with DPU technology prevents flow noise
Stabile MDF house construction with glossy accents
Suitable for AV receiver Yes
Connections
Cinch input 1
Electronics
Lowest frequency (-3 dB) 40 Hz
Bass boost/EQ Yes
Input gain adjustment Yes
Level control Yes
Phase control 0 / 180°
Amplifier technology Class D
Amplifier configuration 1.0
Amplifier channels 1
Power output capacity impulse (peak) Bass 120 W
Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Bass 100 W
Performance measured by (Ohm) 4
Miscellaneous Potent power supply
Power supply voltage 230 V AC / 50 Hz volts
Standby-Function Yes
Standby-Power consumption 0.50 watt
Maximum power consumption 250 watt
Mains cable - IEC connector (non-heating device) Yes
Safety class 2
Fuse Yes
Storage for settings when disconnected Yes
Automatic on/off Yes
Miscellaneous Complies with CE, RoHS and REACH requirements
Dimensions
Depth 28.00 cm
Width 28.00 cm
Height 50.00 cm
Weight 13.60 kg
Miscellaneous Resonance damping rubber stand feet included
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
Active-Subwoofer US 2108/6 SW
Active-Subwoofer US 2108/6 SW
The active Subwoofer US 2108/6 SW comes in 24 liter housing and weighs 14 kg is an indispensable part of the set for optimal cinema surround sound in your home.
The compact size means the subwoofer takes up little space. Despite its slim shape the subwoofer still incorporates the powerful and large 200 mm woofer, allowing the US 2108/6 SW to perform to a much higher standard than others in the same price range. Thanks to an amplifier with 100 watts of power, the US 2108/6 SW bass that goes down to an incredible 45-Hz. The internal limiter protects the subwoofer from overload and distortion.
At the back there is a phase switch and sockets for direct connection of the surround speakers. And on the back you can easily connect the Decoder or the Control Station 5 mark 2.
Optically, the US 2108/6 SW is timeless and perfect for any living room. With its sleek and discreet shapes with modern gloss and rounded corners, this subwoofer fits into any living room. The bass reflex port at the bottom and the special notch on the back of the housing ensure seamless positioning against most walls. Four resonators ensure stable positioning and decoupling from the floor.
The US 2108/6 SW is only sold as part of a Teufel set and cannot be ordered separately.
Active-Subwoofer US 2108/6 SW
Speaker
Woofer (number per enclosure) 1
Woofer (diameter) 200.00 mm
Woofer (material) Cellulose, coated
Miscellaneous Klippel® measured woofer with long stroke action
Acoustic principle 1-way
Enclosure type Bass reflex, DPU
Enclosure material MDF
Enclosure surface High gloss (front), foil (corpus)
Equalisation openings 1
Equalisation openings (pos.) Bottom
Net internal volume 24 Litres
Integrated stand Yes
Magnetic shielding Yes
Miscellaneous Stabile MDF house construction with glossy accents
Bass reflex channel with DPU technology prevents flow noise
Terminal clamps Push terminals
Maximum cable diameter 4.00 mm
Connections
Cinch input 5.1 1
High level speaker outputs 5
Electronics
Lowest frequency (-3 dB) 40 Hz
Bass boost/EQ Yes
Input gain adjustment Yes
Level control Yes
Amplifier technology Class-AB + Class-D
Amplifier configuration 5.1
Amplifier channels 6
Power output capacity impulse (peak) Satellite 25 W
Power output capacity impulse (peak) Bass 125 W
Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Satellite 20 W
Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Bass 100 W
Miscellaneous Potent power supply
Power supply voltage 230 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 Yes
Storage for settings when disconnected Yes
Automatic on/off Yes
Miscellaneous Complies with CE, RoHS and REACH requirements
Dimensions
Depth 28.00 cm
Width 28.00 cm
Height 50.00 cm
Weight 13.95 kg
Miscellaneous Resonance damping rubber stand feet included

Downloads & support

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?
No.

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.

Information:
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.

Exception:
• 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 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 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!
The satellites 'crackle'!
Please disconnect the Teufel speaker system from your PC or other connected devices by unplugging the cable and check whether the “crackling” stops. Try operating the set with a different power source/in a different room (just use an extension cable).

If you can still hear the crackling, please check which satellites are affected by swapping them around and to find out whether the satellite or the subwoofer electronics are generating the excessive crackling. If the "fault" moves with the satellites, the satellite is affected. The subwoofer amplifier electronics may be responsible if you can still hear the crackling.
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.
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.
Will an active subwoofer only run in 5.1 mode or also in stereo mode?
Thanks to the speaker set-up/bass management integrated in the home cinema receivers/amplifiers, the subwoofer functions in stereo, Dolby Surround and digital mode.

The corresponding setting in the speaker set-up must be adjusted individually for each source for many receivers, however, e.g. for CD playback only front without woofer, and front speakers plus woofer for Dolby Surround video playback.
Why doesn't my active subwoofer switch on automatically?
Some AV Receivers/amplifiers issue the bass signals via the subwoofer pre-amplifier output so quietly that the subwoofer does not start automatically.

To make sure the subwoofer switches on and off correctly in automatic mode, (to be selected on the corresponding switch of the subwoofer, such as "Auto / On / Off"), we recommend turning the level control on the subwoofer to 1/3 or perhaps to 1/2 and increasing the output level for the sub in the receiver's speaker set-up – sometimes up to the maximum (+10 dB or +12 dB). The subwoofer should then work perfectly.

The maximum position of the output level in the speaker set-up of the AV Receiver is obligatory for some of our models (e.g. the Concept S subwoofer).
How do I connect my fully active Teufel system to an AV Receiver?
Although designed to be fully active, the Teufel set is also partially active in conjunction with an AV Receiver.

You can connect it like a standard speaker system: the five satellites via speaker cable to the corresponding speaker outputs front R/L, rear R/L and centre of the AV Receiver/amplifier and the subwoofer from the front R input via a mono-RCA cable to the Sub Out output on the A/V Receiver/amplifier.

Please note:
The auto on/standby switch only responds when the front R input is being used! The subwoofer also receives the full subwoofer signal via this channel.

If the AV Receiver/amplifier has preamplifier outputs for all channels (front R/L, rear R/L, centre and subwoofer), the Teufel set can also be connected via three RCA cable pairs to the subwoofer and the satellites via speaker cables to the subwoofer. However, we recommend using the first version.
What is the use of the on/off automatic switch ("Auto On/Off") of the active subwoofer?
The On/Off switch is a power-saving standby switch. The switch must be set to "On" or "1" to activate the standby. The subwoofer is activated as soon as it receives a strong bass signal. After approx. ten to twenty minutes of no signal, or only after receiving a very weak signal, it automatically switches to the standby function.

Even though the LED is still illuminated, the subwoofer is in standby mode. This function can be easily checked by slowly increasing the volume at the receiver/amplifier. You will hear a quiet popping noise when the subwoofer activates itself as of a certain level.
What happens to the power amplifiers of the subwoofer if I don't connect the satellites?
As soon as the satellites are connected to the subwoofer and not to the AV Receiver/amplifier, the performance of the 6 or 8-channel power amplifier is distributed to the subwoofer and to the satellites.

If the satellites are not connected directly to the subwoofer but to the AV Receiver/amplifier via speaker cable instead, the subwoofer performance will increase somewhat; the power amplifiers for the satellites have no function. This enables the subwoofer and satellites to play even more dynamically than if the subwoofer still had to provide the satellites with performance.

The technical background: The subwoofer has a large transformer with a specific wattage. This performance is either distributed to the five satellites and the subwoofer, or you receive a higher performance only for the subwoofer.
How can I connect an additional active subwoofer?
If your receiver has only one subwoofer output ("Sub Out"), you only need a monocinch cable, which is then connected from the receiver to the "Sub In" of the subwoofer. With two subwoofer outputs, you can order a so-called Y-adapter from the Teufel accessories page, which has a cinch plug on one side and two cinch (RCA) sockets on the other. Connect the plug to the subwoofer "Pre Out" on the AV receiver/amplifier and connect the mono cinch cable to the two subwoofers.

If the cabling method is easier for you, then you can alternatively connect one subwoofer to the other. You will need two mono cinch cables - one to connect the subwoofer "Pre Out" on the AV receiver/amplifier to the left line-in input of the first subwoofer, and the other to connect the left line-out output of the first subwoofer to the left line-in input of the second subwoofer.
What are the volume switches for?
The sound of the speaker always depends on the room where it is located.

The volume of the active subwoofer can be controlled so that you can adapt the relationship between the active bass and treble / mid tones to suit the room.

Use your own senses to judge which settings sound best in your room. This switch is especially useful in stereo mode. On the other hand, multichannel amplifiers often have technologies that adjust the subwoofer volume - so when using a multichannel amplifier the controller should first be set at 0dB.
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.
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.
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