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  • Theater 500 "5.1-Set Cinema" (2015)
  • Theater 500 "5.1-Set Cinema" (2015)
  • Theater 500 "5.1-Set Cinema" (2015)
  • Theater 500 "5.1-Set Cinema" (2015)
  • Theater 500 "5.1-Set Cinema" (2015)
  • Theater 500 "5.1-Set Cinema" (2015)
  • Theater 500 "5.1-Set Cinema" (2015)
  • Theater 500 "5.1-Set Cinema" (2015)
  • Theater 500 "5.1-Set Cinema" (2015)
  • Theater 500 "5.1-Set Cinema" (2015)
  • Theater 500 "5.1-Set Cinema" (2015)
  • Theater 500 "5.1-Set Cinema" (2015)
  • Theater 500 "5.1-Set Cinema" (2015)
  • Theater 500 "5.1-Set Cinema" (2015)
  • Theater 500 "5.1-Set Cinema" (2015)
  • Theater 500 "5.1-Set Cinema" (2015)
  • Theater 500 "5.1-Set Cinema" (2015)

Theater 500 "5.1-Set Cinema" (2015)

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The new home cinema loudspeaker set with award-winning tower speakers
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Theater 500 Surround "5.1-Set"
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Highlights

Why we love this product
The Theater 500 Mk2 was the perfect surround set for those who wanted to experience thrilling home cinema as much as hi-fi music playback. The new and improved Theater 500 offers the same high-end sound with movies and music along with a newly designed centre speaker. The new centre is flatter and therefore more attractive and easily placed than its predecessor. Acoustic improvements including an additional midrange driver and enhanced rear speaker alignment give the Theater 500 an even better surround sound.
Key advantages at a glance
  • The new home cinema loudspeaker set with award-winning tower speakers
  • For high-end home cinema and music playback
  • New center speaker offers optimized sound from an innovative flat enclosure
  • Rear dipole speakers conjure an authentic cinema atmosphere
  • Recessed tweeter corrects group delay
  • 250 watt subwoofer with 330 mm woofer for bass you can feel
  • Works with most standard A/V receivers or the Complete 7 high-end amplifier bundle
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For music lovers who adore cinema
And for film fans who also happen to be audiophiles, the Theater 500 is the ideal sound system. In its new and improved form with an optimized centre and better alignment between the individual compenents, the Theater 500 is truly the master of both domains. The exciting sound from this surround set delivers pure enthusiasm from every source.

The missing link between home cinema and stereo
The latest incarnation of the Theater 500 was improved over its already amazing predecessor: vented tweeters, a broader dispersion, optimized waveguides, and improved group delay correction – all newly packaged in an attractive design with a matte black baffle, gunmetal lacquer, individual driver covers, and black sapelli enclosure.

Award-winning tower speakers
The cornerstone of the set is the T 500 Mk2, Teufel's high-end floor standing stereo speakers. Many sophisticated new technologies contribute to the Theater 500 Mk2’s incredible sonic abilities: tweeters that are recessed according to Teufel’s adjusted group delay technology, specially constructed  enclosure curvatures for an even dispersion, Klippel optimized drivers and a meticulously fine-tuned bass reflex enclosure. All of this technology works towards the same goal: an even better, more transparent sound.  

The new centre
The new and improved Theater 500 employs a completely redesigned centre speaker.

The new centre at a glance:

• Two midrange drivers (the previous centre had one) for enhaned bass performance
• New extreme long-throw drivers for reduced distortion and higher levels
• New recessed tweeter placed between the midrange drivers reduces group delay for a more coherent sound image

The dipoles
In addition, the acoustic qualities of the dipole loudspeakers T 130 D were better aligned with the new centre for a highly realistic surround soundstage.

Each T 130 D really represents two loudspeakers in one. Each side of the T 130 D has a phase-shifted tweeter and a midbass driver. This dipole design creates a diffuse and broad surround sound and is the decisive factor behind any thrilling and emotionally engaging home cinema atmosphere. Only Teufel offers this sophisticated and extremely effective technology in this price class.

The subwoofer
The great depths reached by the subwoofer are well defined and precise – a special characteristic of the T 2300. The large membrane surface area (33 mm!) together with the tuned reflex enclosure and neodymium magnets drive performance down to an amazing 28 Hz. Maximum levels of 107 dB in rooms up to 50 m² with a punchy and extremely dynamic bass is not a problem for this subwoofer.

The Theater 500 can meet any acoustic challenge you throw at it. Whether you want to play piano sonatas, jazz, electronic music, or rock, everything will sound like it was meant to be played on this system.

Included components

  • Dipole Speaker T 130 D (right)
  • Dipole Speaker T 130 D (left)
  • Floor Speaker T 500 Mk2
  • Subwoofer T 2300 SW
  • Centre Speaker T 530 C

Specifications

Subwoofer T 2300 SW
Subwoofer T 2300 SW
With its Klippel-optimised 330 mm woofer, a total housing weight of 25 kilos with 65 liter volume and a 250 watt Class D amplifier, the T 2300 SW delivers enormously powerful, rich bass down to 28 Hz. This imposing Teufel subwoofer can fill rooms of up to 50 sqm with earth-shattering bass - power down to 107 dB!
Subwoofer T 2300 SW
Speaker
Acoustic principle 1-Way-System
Enclosure type Bass reflex
Maximum sound pressure level 107 dB/1m
Woofer (number per enclosure) 1
Woofer (diameter) 330.00 mm
Woofer (material) Cellulose, coated
Enclosure material MDF
Enclosure surface Lacquer matte + foil
Equalisation openings 2
Equalisation openings (pos.) Bottom
Removable front cover Yes
Net internal volume 68 Litres
Integrated stand Yes
Magnetic shielding Yes
Connections
Cinch input stereo 1
Cinch output stereo 1
Electronics
Lowest frequency (-3 dB) 28 Hz
Frequency regulator (range) 40 - 240 Hz
Full Range/Low Pass switch Yes
Level control Yes
Phase control Yes
Amplifier technology class d
Amplifier channels 1
Power output capacity impulse (peak) Bass 260 W
Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Bass 250 W
Standby-Function Yes
Standby-Power consumption 0.50 watt
Mains cable - IEC connector (non-heating device) Yes
Safety class 2
Fuse Yes
Automatic on/off Yes
Dimensions
Depth 48.50 cm
Width 38.00 cm
Height 60.00 cm
Weight 24.30 kg
Dipole Speaker T 130 D (right)
Dipole Speaker T 130 D (right)
Two tweeters and two midrange drivers are integrated into this dipole speaker for both front and back channel operation. These speakers are perfect for the ultimate in sound effects and a realistic room spatiality and sound. These speakers emit not only in one direction, but both. This is a very diffuse type of sound and thanks to the reflections on the walls it's very difficult to locate the sound source.

The rear two-way speaker approach can be switched off if required. This setting is useful when the speaker is placed in the room or on a stand, versus the wall diffusion.

The speaker has magnetically removable front covers. The rings on the front of the bare speaker in a gunmetal finish are especially nice.

Stable gold-plated screw terminals can handle cable with a cross-section area of up to 4 mm².
Dipole Speaker T 130 D (right)
Speaker
Continuous power handling (IEC - Long Term) 90 Watt
Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term) 140 Watt
Sensitivity (2.83 V / 1 m) 89 dB
Minimum amplifier output power recommended 50 Watt
Impedance 4 - 8 Ohm
Frequency range from/to 100 - 21000 Hz
Crossover frequency internal switch 2400 Hz
Crossover frequency to Woofer (recommended) 80 - 120 Hz
Phase switch Dipole/Monopole Yes
Tweeter (number per enclosure) 2
Tweeter (diameter) 25.00 mm
Tweeter (material) Fabric
Bass/Midrange driver (number per enclosure) 2
Bass/Midrange driver (diameter) 130.00 mm
Bass/Midrange driver (material) Cellulose, coated
Acoustic principle 2-way
Enclosure type Closed
Enclosure material MDF
Enclosure surface Matte + Foil
Removable front cover Yes
Net internal volume 6 Litres
Wall mounting brackets Yes
Keyhole plate mounted Yes
Magnetic shielding Yes
Terminal clamps Screw terminals, gold plated
Suitable for banana plug Yes
Maximum cable diameter 4.00 mm
Suitable for AV receiver Yes
Dimensions
Depth 21.40 cm
Width 16.30 cm
Height 26.00 cm
Weight 5.10 kg
Floor Speaker T 500 Mk2
Floor Speaker T 500 Mk2
An impressive floor-standing loudspeaker for those with discriminating ears. Like its predecessor, the T 500 Mk2 combines transparent playback and mind-blowing bass. A 3-way construction with 2 x 160 mm bass drivers, 160 mm midrange driver, and 25 mm tweeter guarantees a balanced sound over the entire frequency range. A recessed, vented tweeter with a waveguide and adjusted group delay creates an almost palpable sound image.
Floor Speaker T 500 Mk2
Speaker
Continuous power handling (IEC - Long Term) 170 Watt
Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term) 220 Watt
Sensitivity (2.83 V / 1 m) 88 dB
Minimum amplifier output power recommended 25 Watt
Maximum sound pressure level 110 dB/1m
Impedance 4 - 8 Ohm
Frequency range from/to 42 - 21000 Hz
Crossover frequency internal switch 275 / 3000 Hz
Tweeter (number per enclosure) 1
Tweeter (diameter) 25.00 mm
Tweeter (material) Fabric
Midrange driver (number per enclosure) 1
Midrange driver (diameter) 160.00 mm
Midrange driver (material) Cellulose, coated
Woofer (number per enclosure) 2
Woofer (diameter) 160.00 mm
Woofer (material) Kevlar/Fiberglas
Acoustic principle 3-way
Enclosure type Bass reflex
Enclosure material MDF
Enclosure surface Foil
Equalisation openings 1
Equalisation openings (pos.) Bottom
Removable front cover Yes
Net internal volume 51 Litres
Integrated stand Yes
Terminal clamps Screw terminals, gold plated
Suitable for banana plug Yes
Bi-Amping/Bi-Wiring Yes
Maximum cable diameter 6.00 mm
Suitable for AV receiver Yes
Dimensions
Depth 32.50 cm
Width 19.50 cm
Height 105.00 cm
Weight 26 kg
Centre Speaker T 530 C
Centre Speaker T 530 C
T 530 C centre speaker for the new Theater 500
Centre Speaker T 530 C
Speaker
Continuous power handling (IEC - Long Term) 80 Watt
Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term) 140 Watt
Sensitivity (2.83 V / 1 m) 87 dB
Minimum amplifier output power recommended 25 Watt
Maximum sound pressure level 105 dB/1m
Impedance 4 - 8 Ohm
Frequency range from/to 95 - 21000 Hz
Crossover frequency internal switch 2800 Hz
Crossover frequency to Woofer (recommended) 80 - 120 Hz
Tweeter (number per enclosure) 1
Tweeter (diameter) 25.00 mm
Tweeter (material) Fabric
Bass/Midrange driver (number per enclosure) 2
Bass/Midrange driver (diameter) 130.00 mm
Bass/Midrange driver (material) Coated cellulose
Acoustic principle 2-way
Enclosure type Sealed
Enclosure material MDF
Enclosure surface High gloss (Front), laminate (Body)
Removable front cover Yes
Net internal volume 7 Litres
Magnetic shielding Yes
Terminal clamps Gold-plated screw terminals
Suitable for banana plug Yes
Maximum cable diameter 4.00 mm
Suitable for AV receiver Yes
Connections
High Level loudspeaker inputs 1
Dimensions
Depth 14.40 cm
Width 55.00 cm
Height 18.00 cm
Weight 7.50 kg

Expert reviews

Theater 500 "5.1-Set Cinema" (2015) review of HiFi Vision
Theater 500 "5.1-Set Cinema" (2015) review of HiFi Vision
"Teufel has managed to create a true highlight that will please demanding audiophiles as well as serious movie buffs."
HiFi Vision 11/2013
"Once it was set up, the Teufel ensemble indicated what we could expect in our listening test with the trailer for ‘Machine Gun Preacher.' [...] Although not yet 'burned-in,‘ the system played powerfully and with precision. After 72 hours of play, and another comparison, the test went impressively forward and the same trailer [...] delivered a few new and very important insights.
First: The Teufel speakers only require a minimal burn-in time before their full sonic potential is realized.
Second: In regards to basic dynamics and resolution, the set is clearly superior to its predecessor.

The set reproduced all of the sound components cleanly and vividly without making itself conspicuous and constructed an almost tangible sound image that most loudspeakers in this price class can only dream of. The Berlin sextet also managed to impress with the excellent interaction of its individual components, which blended into a single acoustic element, thereby creating an atmosphere that quickly draws one into the action.”

"The Theater 500 Mk2 passed the multichannel test with flying colours, but now we wanted to know how the floorstanding loudspeakers, the T 500 Mk2 hold up in terms of stereo properties. With Totos’ “I Will Remember,” the incredible agility and extensivity with which the three-way duo set to work in this area was immediately apparent. An incredible and realistic soundstage unfolded on which tom-toms, drums, piano and vocals all had a secure place, leading us to wonder if the centre speaker was still connected. With Sabias “Angel,” the T 500 Mk2 proved that, along with an impulsive and dimensional performance, it also masters the art of producing soft tones. The duo reproduced this title in our listening room with a silky and beautiful tone that was full of feeling and imbued with an unbelievable wealth of detail. Always engaging, clean, and with a high degree of accuracy with a sturdy bass foundation: Even here, the pair showed itself to be the best in its price class.”

Conclusion

"The aim of topping its predecessor was a big challenge, but was met with 100% success. In this way, Teufel has managed to create a true highlight that will please demanding audiophiles as well as serious movie buffs. In addition, the set can be recommended to those who place a high value on a pleasant design and excellent workmanship at a fair price. With the Theater 500 Mk2, Teufel offers a full-fledged loudspeaker system with excellent sound that is also capable of aesthetically enhancing living rooms and home cinemas.”

Translated from the original German.



www.hifivision.net
Theater 500 "5.1-Set Cinema" (2015) review of hifitest.de
Theater 500 "5.1-Set Cinema" (2015) review of hifitest.de
"[I]t went about its work with such power and precision that one had the impression of listening to a much larger set."
hifitest.de 02/2013
“The main actor in this new series is called the T 500 Mk2, the outer appearance of which unmistakably reminds one of its predecessor, however with a more elegant look The first-rate 3-way loudspeakers can ascribe this fact to the so-called gun metal baffle in a titanium look as well as the fact that Teufel decided to endow the current model with [...] magnetic grilles. The nearly 22 kilo and 105 centimeter tall speakers also have technology they can be proud of. Teufel has employed [...] adjusted group delay according to which the tweeter is positioned more towards the back so that a perfectly timed sound dispersion from all drivers is achieved. Immediately beneath this is a 150 mm wide midrange driver equipped with a cellulose-coated membrane that is responsible for the frequency range between 275 and 3000 hertz. The driver armada is completed by two Kevlar membrane 150 mm bass drivers which, according to the manufacturer, should be able to achieve a low end of 42 hertz.”

“Teufel stuck with the tried and true with the centre as well by also placing the tweeter slightly back from the other drivers under the typically Teufel metal arc above the MDF enclosure [...] For the perfect visual imaging in the rear area, Teufel also uses dipole speakers in the Mk2 version of its Theater 500. A total of four sound baffles (two on each loudspeaker) create [...] a diffuse sound image. If one flicks the rocker switch on the connection panel, the loudspeakers can be used as direct sound transducers. As usual, the Berliners bring out the heavy artillery when it comes to the subwoofer and have completed the setup with a high-performance bass behemoth, the T 2300 SW. With a 24 kilo fighting weight and kitted-out with a 350 watt amplifier that fires the 300 mm driver that sits at the front, it’s really earned the title “behemoth.”

Conclusion

“Once it’s been set up, the Teufel ensemble gave us an indication of what lay before us in the listening test with the “Machine Gun Preacher” trailer. Although not yet “burned in,” it went about its work with such power and precision that one had the impression of listening to a much larger set. After a 72 hour warm-in phase and a new comparison, it continued even more impressively. [...] And it didn’t matter whether a softer or more turbulent passage was being played because from the very first moment we were enclosed in a thrilling surround sound field that never loosened its grip on us.“


You can read the entire review (in German) here:
Theater 500 "5.1-Set Cinema" (2015) review of audivision
Theater 500 "5.1-Set Cinema" (2015) review of audivision
"The Theater 500 Mk2 sounds very full and balanced"
audivision
 Sound quality with surround sound

"The powerful floorstanding speakers Theater 500 Mk2 sound very full and balanced. They harmonize very well with the subwoofer, making a balanced bass response when playing surround sound. From behind, the dipole speakers create a relaxed and spacious surround sound'

'The large floor-standing speakers reproduce a good bass and a mature and balanced sound even without a subwoofer. If you turn the boxes towards the listening position, you will hear a detailed stereo sound and surround sound. "
www.audiovision.de
Theater 500 "5.1-Set Cinema" (2015) review of video Magazin
Theater 500 "5.1-Set Cinema" (2015) review of video Magazin
“Without a doubt: The Theater 500 Mk2 is an excellent set for both acoustic worlds.”
video Magazin 01/2013
"You’re looking for a speaker set that can do it all - home cinema sound and stereo playback - at a high level? [...] Teufel’s got just the thing: With the Theater 500 Mk2, you get a pair of stereo speakers with 17 mm bass drivers in each, 17 mm midrange drivers, and a 28 mm fabric dome tweeter. In the home cinema area, the pair can be used with its partners. The developers balanced the centre and surround speakers to the playback of the floor standing speakers for a homogenous home cinema  sound. Nearly identical midrange drivers, tweeters, and arrangement ensures tonal balance, at least when it comes to the front speakers. To this end, the midrange drivers and tweeter overlap instead of being positioned next to each other as is so often the case.

For the back and the overall immersive atmosphere , Teufel uses dipole speakers. These are basically two loudspeakers in a single enclosure. [...] This means that if the loudspeakers are wall mounted alongside the listener on a  side wall, it will be possible to hear the sound from the front and back via room reflections instead of directly from the speakers. This makes it difficult to localize the source of the sound which leads to a more atmospheric sound impression just like in a real cinema.”

"The first listening trial was for stereo, and Teufel’s speakers quickly showed what they’re capable of. Whether the singer songwriter Livingston Taylor or the soprano Marianne Mellnäs sang, the tonal balance was always on an even keel. [...] The home cinema performance is no less impressive. [T]he set commands action scenes as well as the softest tones an endows them with atmosphere. The subwoofer with its deep range and stable levels as well as the dipoles in the back are responsible: They create an optimal sense of dimensionality without pushing themselves to the fore.”

Conclusion
“Without a doubt: The Theater 500 Mk2 is an excellent set for both acoustic worlds.”


www.pc-magazin.de/video-magazin/
Theater 500 "5.1-Set Cinema" (2015) review of Heimkino
Theater 500 "5.1-Set Cinema" (2015) review of Heimkino Theater 500 "5.1-Set Cinema" (2015) review of Heimkino
"Teufel has once again created a highlight that will impress discriminating music lovers and enthusiastic home cinema fans."
Heimkino 01/2013
 "When it comes to basic dynamics and resolution, it's truly superior to its predecessor. At the same time, the set reproduces all acoustic elements cleanly and clearly without pushing itself into the forefront and creates a palpable sound stage that most loudspeakers in this price class can only dream of. On top of all this, the individual components within the Berlin sextet evince an impressive harmony that sonically blend into a single unit, creating a surround environment that quickly draws one into the action.”

"The Theater 500 Mk2 passed the multichannel test with flying colours, but now we’d like to know how the stereo capabilities of the floor standing speaker T 500 Mk2 hold up. With Totos’ “I Will Remember,”  the incredible agility and spaciousness that the 3-way was able to produce in this genre was immediately apparent.  An unbelievable breadth and realistic sound stage was established upon which drums, piano, and singers all found their secure places to the extent that I started to suspect that the centre might still be connected. That the T 500 Mk2 is able to master the art of soft tones, along with its vivid, three dimensional performance, was proved in Sabias‘ „Angel.“ The pair reproduced this title in our listening rooms with a silky beauty, full of emotion and with an astonishing wealth of details.”

Conclusion

"The goal of surpassing the previous model was a big challenge, but it was 100% fulfilled. Teufel has once again created a highlight that will impress discriminating music lovers and enthusiastic home cinema fans. For those who also value an attractive design and excellent workmanship at a fair price, this set can only be recommended. With the Theater 500 Mk2, Teufel offers a stately loudspeaker system with a superb sound that  is even in the position of enhancing the appearance of home cinemas.”



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

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


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.
What is the advantage of bi-amping/bi-wiring?
Bi-amping means that the speaker can be operated by two amplifiers at the same time, or by a bi-amping-capable AV receiver. This enables the different chassis (for the treble mid-tone and bass range) to be individually supplied with one signal. Among other things, this could increase the sound performance of a speaker.

Bi-wiring states that the corresponding speaker can be controlled at the same time with two different speaker cables, meaning via separated input sockets for the treble and mid-tone range on one hand, and for the bass range of the frequency switch on the other. This could improve the sound even more. Bi-wiring is the prerequisite for bi-amping.
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