Motiv 10 "Concert 5.1"
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- Home cinema speaker set with a high standard of sound quality
- Neutral, timeless design and still conveniently small in size
- Concert: Includes direct sound transducers
- Output of 250 watts with a 250 mm subwoofer, perfect for corner installation
- Fits every AV receiver
- Recommended for rooms up to 35 m²
Der Subwoofer A 1000 SW übernimmt zwar die grundsätzliche Gestaltungsform des Vorläufers A 100 SW, bietet ansonsten aber in jeder Hinsicht ein deutliches Mehr an Mehr.
Der Verstärker liefert statt 100 Watt jetzt 250 Watt Sinus-Leistung, das Volumen stieg auf 37 Liter und die Membranfläche hat sich verdoppelt. Das Ergebnis ist ein deutlicher Qualitäts-Sprung nach oben. Der A 1000 SW spielt noch lauter, noch tiefer, noch besser. Geblieben ist die trapezoide Form, die eine Eckplatzierung auf elegante Art befürwortet. Positiver Nebeneffekt dieser Aufstellung: mehr Lautstärke!
- Subwoofer A 1000 SW
- Satellite Speaker MO 10 FCR
The amplifier features 250 Watts RMS power (as opposed to 100 Watts), its volume was increased to 37 litres, and the diaphragm surface expanded to twice its previous size. The change in quality is remarkable. The A 1000 SW reproduces sounds louder, better and with more depth. The trapezoidal shape remained so the woofer can elegantly take its place in a corner of the room. The positive side effect of this placement means higher sound pressure levels!
|Woofer (number per enclosure)||1|
|Woofer (diameter)||250.00 mm|
|Woofer (material)||Cellulose, coated|
|Enclosure type||Bass reflex|
|Net internal volume||37 Litres|
|Input gain adjustment||Analogue|
|Frequency regulator (range)||40 - 240 Hz|
|Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Bass||250 W|
|Miscellaneous||Width front: 30,5cm, Width back: 12cm|
The entirely new chassis with 80 mm aluminium diaphragms driven by extremely powerful and high-energy density neodymium magnets makes it possible to create this extremely high dynamic range. The cooled voice coils capable of handling high loads provide the woofer with this tremendous range. A 25 mm silk dome with a neodymium magnet faithfully and purely reproduces the highest of frequencies.
The extremely durable aluminium cabinet of the speaker features a connection panel with gold-plated and shielded terminals to prevent short circuits. In this manner the speaker fulfils the high requirements of the CE standards.
|Continuous power handling (IEC - Long Term)||60 Watt|
|Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term)||130 Watt|
|Impedance||4 - 8 Ohm|
|Frequency range from/to||110 - 22000 Hz|
|Tweeter (number per enclosure)||1|
|Tweeter (diameter)||25.00 mm|
|Bass/Midrange driver (number per enclosure)||2|
|Bass/Midrange driver (diameter)||80.00 mm|
|Bass/Midrange driver (material)||Aluminium|
|Net internal volume||1.90 Litres|
|Terminal clamps||CE-compliant Teufel connector panel with gold-plated screw terminals|
|Maximum cable diameter||3.00 mm|
Tonally neutral, enormously dynamic, elegant yet compact: the Teufel Motiv 10 is full of contradictions, and that at a fair price. The interplay between the satellites and subwoofer works for a dynamic, room-filling surround sound with a homogenous, consistent sound: Teufel delivers a equally solid sound performance and visual aesthetic with this compact 5.1 set of speakers.
• Conclusion: 9 / 10
• Sound 9 / 10
• Performance: 8 / 10
• Equipment: 8 / 10
• Worksmanship: 9 / 10
• Price/Performance: 10 / 10
With the new sound formats DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD: with Baraka (DTS-HD Master Audio, 5.1) the Motiv 10 places you right in scene (Chapter 2, running time 3:33). Acoustically the tone result is very balanced and there’s no distortion in the sound picture. The active subwoofer offers enormous power at any point, but doesn't push itself to the front. It's fascinating to listen in the space that the Motiv 10 creates.
In the third chapter (running time 6:23) the Motiv 10 scores with enormous acoustic detail. Fine musical details in the background are well integrated into the overall acoustic picture. The vocal elements and the powerful woofer range presents an intensive overall experience, which is supported by the natural space around the room. Celine Dion's Las Vegas concert Blu-ray "A New Day" impresses with the excellent Dolby TrueHD tone – we were curious if the Motiv 10 could clearly utilise this uncompressed format. In the title song it worked very well – very clear, always exactly defined design and the charismatic vocal playback clearly displayed the benefits of TrueHD as well as the handling of the less dynamic differences.
During Celine Dion's interpretation of "The Power of Love", the Motiv 10 displayed the proper mix of sensitivity and emphasis of its task: to present a realistic and captivating sound. The active subwoofer does a very good job and impresses with its quick pulse conversion.
Teufel has, with the Motiv 10, an equally powerful-sounding as optically aesthetic and compact 5.1 loudspeaker system in their program…that through its neutral tone, excellent dynamics and enormous homogeneity amazes. The two M 10 D dipoles deliver in the surround sound area a wide, deep and lively backdrop. Through the mature, differenced interpretation the powerful levelled ensemble also gets points in the critical stereo area. The elegant optics and the very good worksmanship only expands our impressive thoughts. Only the deep ranges of the A 1000 SW could be more pronounced.
• Accurate output levels
• Very balanced and exact tone
• Practically unnoticed transfer between the satellites and the subwoofer
• An intensive surround sound backdrop
• Homogenous, encapsulated sound
• Fine dynamics are absolutely amazing
• For 1200 @ the Motiv 10 handles the requirements of the HD format excellently
• Impeccable finish
We're amazed that the super compact housing volume of the small Motiv 10 boxes play this big – as we experienced with the movie "i, Robot". The tunnel scene of the robot army against Will Smith was brought right into our test cinema. Here, before everything else, the homogeneity of the surround sound performance and the precise bass support from the subwoofers catapult us directly into the experience.
The Teufel Motiv 10 turns out to be both sound- and optic-wise an intelligently combined multichannel system. The flexible installations and integration possibilities as well as the extremely fair price/performance ratio makes the Berlin group a high achiever in the upper class.
• Seamless surround sound
• Potent subwoofer
• Many possibilities
• Upper class
Test results: excellent (1,0)
Tonally neutral, enormously dynamic, elegant and compact. The Teufel Motiv 10 handles its apparent contradictions admirably, and that at an extremely fair price. The interaction between the satellite and the subwoofers works wonderfully for an intensive, homogeneous, consistent surround sound. Teufel delivers an equally sound and visually aesthetic performance with the compact Motiv 10 5.1-speaker set.
• Sound 9 / 10
• Performance 8 / 10
• Configuration 8 / 10
• Workmanship 9 / 10
• Price/Performance 10 / 10
Conclusion 9 / 10
The bass box (subwoofer) is the largest loudspeaker in this Teufel set, but is planned for installation in a corner somewhere. This both saves space and is inconspicuous. Outside of that you can also hide the subwoofer behind some plants or behind a curtain, without damaging the sound quality.
In spite of the really quite small measurements of the Motiv Cinema 5.1, it plays with an enormous sound. The subwoofer goes deep and presents extreme film explosions without problem, without any distortion to worry about. The sound in the room was super. Tone effects could be easily followed, and films sound totally realistic.
The Teufel Motiv 10 Cinema 5.1 impresses not only by its looks. The Teufel developers have succeeded in drawing balanced sound out of chic small boxes. That the subwoofer is somewhat bigger doesn't matter – just stick it in the corner.
• Good sound
• Less required space
• Subwoofer for corner placement
• Wall attachments included
• Sound quality: 2,30
• Service: 2,80
• Other: 1,00
• Environment and health: 1,27
• Service notes: 2,00
Total Results: good 2,36
Price results : reasonable
Our reviewers were amazed at the balanced response of this system, even during multi-channel playback. Live concerts such as Paolo Conte's "Nel Cuore del Amsterdam..." were so much more expressive, authentic and nuanced than one would expect from a system in this price category. In addition to the mighty subwoofers, this was due in no small part to the dipole speakers that created an impressive sense of space.
The conclusion is obvious. When it comes to visually appealing systems for less than 1000 euro, the Teufel Motiv 10 has set a new standard for future speaker sets.
Elegant aluminium surround sound set with dipole speakers. Balanced, open frequency response with impressive sub-bass and fantastic spatiality. Very affordable.
• Sound: Top of class
• Total rating: A- / Good
• Price/performance: Outstanding
The real winner here though was gaming, especially on titles like Battlefield 3, which anyone who has played BF3 will know is full of amazing sound effects and constant explosions, I was stunned and if I'm honest a little frightened by the level of detail and the force of the explosions that were being reproduced, in fact anyone who lives within a 500 yrd radius of me likely thought so too.
Read the entire test here!
The Concept D 500 THX is in a class of it’s own, with its amazing sound, stylish look and also being THX Multimedia Certified what more could you ask for?
The Concept D 500 THX meets all the requirements necessary to become THX certificate. It provides sound that is free of distortion and boasts a loud volume and sounds amazing. Remember as i just stated the Concept D 500 THX rises to meet all of the THX requirements, so being THX certified it means you getting that a quality assurance.
This is a 2.1 set, so you're getting two satellite speakers which can be positioned on the metal table stands, and a subwoofer with its 165 mm long throw bass driver which delivers crisp, precise and very loud bass.
Your getting a total of 300 watts which 220 watts are reserved for the bass channels alone and 40 watts each for the 2 satellite speakers.
Talking about the satellite speakers, your getting waveguide embedded in the satellite speakers, basically this means you do not always have to sit exactly in the sweet spot to enjoy the perfect sound.
The amplifier is built into the sub unit itself which produces very little heat but delivers that kick to the two long-stroke 165mm base speakers.
You're also getting this nice cable remote where you can control the base levels and volume control. On the very bottom of the cable remote, you have inputs for a microphone and headset.
Overall this is a fantastic set of pc speakers which can also be plugged into a mp3, cd player or any other stereo sound if you wish to.
Watch the entire review here! (English)
However when it`s all set up and playing music all of a sudden the price, the inconvenience, everything makes sense. These speakers sound phenomenal. The range these speakers can hit- from lows to highs- is impeccable and can transform music so much that your favourite tracks sound as fresh as when you first heard them. The subwoofer performs incredibly well during movies and games, giving a strong bass presence without drowning out the rest of the sounds.
They`re a big investment but if you have the money you won`t be disappointed."
Result: 93/100 (PC Format "Gold Award")
"Also, there's nothing to complain about in the workmanship. In this branch, Teufel shows its standards to be the crème de la crème."
"This is why we've Teufel's Concept D 500 THX thoroughly deserves its award as our reference product in the 2.1 PC systems category."
+ Excellent sound
+ Excellent workmanship
+ Headset terminals on the wired remote
"It's also perfect for the hardcore gamer, something which quickly becomes obvious when playing first-person shooters. The gaming atmosphere which can be generated during first-person shooters is overpowering and can surely get loud enough to anger your neighbors."
"The limits of this system are above that which modern mainboards offer in terms of high definition sound. No doubt, this is a new reference for the PC."
+ Good workmanship
+ Incredible sound quality
+ Exemplary low standby power usage.
+ Great user friendliness
+ High distortion resistance
+ Remote control
Read the whole review here (in German)
Sound (70%): 1.3
Workmanship (15%): 1.3
Usability (15%): 1+
+ With streaming module
+ Extremely easy-to-use controls
Overall assessment: Excellent (1.2)
"Two rooms, top-notch sound and great design-what`s not to love?!
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars!
+ unfussy setup
+ great sound from all zones
+ built-in storage
+ looks and build
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
The speakers are the key differentiator in a Raumfeld system. Rather than building the wireless technology into a discrete amplifier or streaming module as Sonos does, Raumfeld builds it all directly into one of the speakers, along with a 30W per channel amplifier. The other speaker is passive, powered by the amp via a single length of standard speaker cable.
All you need to complete the picture is the Raumfeld Base, and the Controller - an angular slab of plastic complete with 4.25in, 280 x 476 capacitive touchscreen - and you have yourself a beautifully minimalist system. The design is pure Bauhaus and looks stunning."
Overall Rating: 5/6
Features & Design: 5/6
Value for Money: 4/6
Ease of Use: 5/6
So far, the Sonos system has offered one of the easiest plug n play solutions to the problem, and now little-known German manufacturer Raumfeld is muscling in on the act at a similar price point.
The Raumfeld system consists of a Base station, which you connect to your PC or wireless router via Ethernet cable, a pair of Wi-Fi-enhanced active stereo speakers and a Controller with touch-sensitive screen. It can stream audio directly from your PC or Nas drive, access web-based streaming services and play internet radio too, either through the Raumfeld speakers or through your existing stereo via the Wi-Fi Connector.
So far, so Sonos, but the Raumfeld system has an extra trick up its sleeve by including a hefty 160GB hard drive in the Base. You can use it to back up your favourite tracks so you don't have to switch on your computer to access your music."
"The Raumfeld system is a hassle-free wireless streaming solution whose only real rival at the moment is Sonos. Neither system is particularly cheap, and while the Raumfeld is the more expensive option, you do get the benefit of an onboard hard drive which allows you to use it without having to switch on your computer. It's horses for courses, but the Raumfeld is a serious rival to the Sonos and an excellent way to open up your computer-based music collection."
Verdict: 9 / 10
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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.
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.
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.
• My AV amplifier/receiver has six connections/power amplifiers (6.1):
In this case we recommend connecting the same centre at the rear that you also used in the front area.
• My AV amplifier/receiver has 7 connections/power amplifiers (7.1):
If you already use dipoles or direct emitters for your 5.1 system, then you have a choice of either supplementing two more dipoles or two direct emitters. For wall assembly and a short distance from the seating location to the rear wall (less than 1.00 metres), we would recommend dipoles. As soon as you want to set up the speakers on bases or on a shelf, then direct emitters would be the better choice.
Even if the AV Receiver/amplifier only has the connection and power amplifier performance for one rear centre, it is still possible to connect two instead of just one speaker through series connection.
• The AV amplifier/receiver has seven connections/power amplifiers, but I can only set up one rear centre. As the 7.1 AV amplifiers/receiver also offer the option of operating just one of the two outputs (usually can be set in the speaker set-up!), you can also only connect just one rear centre.
Here we recommend connecting the same centre to the rear that you also used in the front area. For short distances to the listening location (less than 1.00 metres), a dipole would be the better choice - especially if you are also using dipoles at the sides.
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).
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.
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.
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.