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Varion Impaq "5.1 Set"

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Super slim 5.1 all-in-one home cinema system for easy room integration
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Highlights

Why we love this product
The Varion is among the most flexible home cinema sets on the market today. Mount the speakers directly onto your television, on table or speaker stands or directly to the wall. The Varion Complete set even comes with a perfectly aligned combination Blu-ray and CD player / AV receiver / network audio player for access to a wide range of quality content.
Key advantages at a glance
  • Super slim 5.1 all-in-one home cinema system for easy room integration
  • Slim-line Blu-ray AV receiver with HD audio, 3D and streaming via Bluetooth and DLNA
  • Speakers can be wall mounted, placed on table stands, speaker stands or optional TV bracket
  • 5 identical 2-way speakers with 7 drivers each create realistic, powerful surround sound
  • Slender, powerful wireless 100 watt subwoofer can be inconspicuously positioned
  • MKV and DivX HD support, FM RDS radio, USB, 7.1 option, slot-in drive, NFC, AptX codec, LAN
  • Perfectly aligned components + all required cables ensure easy, stress-free setup
  • Optional Wireless Audio Set allows rear speakers to be wirelessly controlled
What others are saying about us
(5 of 5 from 2 Reviews)
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Features

Overview of our technologies

Bluetooth apt-X
plug & play
FM Radio
HDMI 3D
Blu-ray Disc
Dolby True HD
dts-HD Master Audio
Dolby
dts Digital Entertainment
Downfire
USB
NFC
Dolby Pro Logic II
The Varion can be placed anywhere
Lowboard, stands, wall or television

An optional high-end TV and loudspeaker bracket (VESA compatible) makes it possible to wall mount the satellites along with your TV as a single unit. Integrated keyhole brackets allow the satellite speakers to be directly wall mounted as well. In addition, the speakers can be placed on stands or on a lowboard, making the Varion Complete "2.1 Set" one of the most flexible home cinema systems on the market today.

Heimkino Microlautsprecher Varion
Inconspicuous setup, imposing sound

In spite of slender dimensions measuring just 7 cm across, the Varion offers everything you would expect of a full-fledged surround sound system.

  • - A 2-way system: The incoming audio signal is divided and sent to the drivers best designed to play it back.
  • - Seven drivers per speaker: Each speakers produces a full, rich and power-packed sound with excellent speech intelligibility, even at low volumes.
  • - High excursion drivers: Powerful and agile driver units produce high distortion-free levels.
  • - 19 mm tweeter. A large, centrally positioned tweeter reproduces voices and effects with a silk, soft sound that is never aggressive or shrill.
  • - D’Appolito Array: Centering the tweeter between three midrange drivers on each side results in a better, more even dispersion of the treble range.
  • - Broad sound dispersion: The wide angle of sound dispersion makes it possible for everyone in the room to enjoy thrilling sound.

All of the Varion speakers are identically constructed, an essential requirement for a truly harmonious and realistic surround sound. Experience helicopters or thunder pass overhead without any gaps in the well structured soundstage.

Neutral tuning accompanied by deep but realistic and well-integrated bass is perfectly suited for movie sound tracks but also makes the most out of gaming sound and music.

Impaq 8000 Blu-ray Receiver

The Impaq Blu-ray A/V receiver is a Blu-ray/DVD/CD player, AV receiver, network player, radio and much more. You won’t require any other device to enjoy 5.1 surround with the best possible sound and greatest number of playback options. A single slimline receiver measuring just 8 cm tall is all you need.

The Impaq 8000 delivers balanced sound and stable levels across the entire frequency spectrum. A highly efficient class D amplifier from Texas Instruments gives the little system plenty of power.

The system's ability to process and decode video content is also state-of-the-art. Not only does the Impaq 8000 support this standard, an integrated upscaling function can convert HD content into 4K.

PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, television, SAT or cable receiver, Apple TV, smartphones and tablets can be easily integrated itno the system via one of the Impaq's HDMI, digital or anlog inputs.

7.1 option: An RCA pre-out connection on the back makes it possible to expand 5.1 into 7.1 setups. Note that active speakers must be connected to the pre-out. With a Rear Station 4, even passive speakers can be integrated and wirelessly controlled.

AV-Receiver Impaq 8000 Blu-ray
Bluetooth, radio, streaming

The Impaq not only streams via Bluetooth, it offers the highest quality sound via aptX codec. This makes it easy to play back audio from apps like Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube and enjoy CD-like sound quality. Thanks to NFC, the pairing procedure is also easy: Just hold your smartphone up to the Impaq and the two devices will automatically forge a Bluetooth connection.

In addition to Bluetooth streaming, the impaq can access data on your home network and play back all the movies and music you have stored there. Pictures can also be acceessed and displayed on your television. Connect your smartphone to your home network and transfer all the music, videos and pictures you have stored there.

An oldie but a goodie, the Impaq 8000, of course, also includes FM radio. Save up to 30 stations thanks to the Impaq's RDS function.

         
  
AV-Receiver Impaq 8000 Teufel Frontansicht
 
 
 
 
  
   
Wireless rear speakers

The optional Wireless Audio Set, available separately, allows you to control the rear speakers wirelessly.


Front

The RearStation and SubConnect connect to the rear speaker and subwoofer wirelessly

RearStation 4 Main Slave Back

Back

The RearStation transmits the signal to the rear speaker

RearStation 4 Main Master Back
The Varion can be placed anywhere
Lowboard, stands, wall or television

An optional high-end TV and loudspeaker bracket (VESA compatible) makes it possible to wall mount the satellites along with your TV as a single unit. Integrated keyhole brackets allow the satellite speakers to be directly wall mounted as well. In addition, the speakers can be placed on stands or on a lowboard, making the Varion Complete "2.1 Set" one of the most flexible home cinema systems on the market today.

Heimkino Microlautsprecher Varion
Inconspicuous setup, imposing sound

In spite of slender dimensions measuring just 7 cm across, the Varion offers everything you would expect of a full-fledged surround sound system.

  • - A 2-way system: The incoming audio signal is divided and sent to the drivers best designed to play it back.
  • - Seven drivers per speaker: Each speakers produces a full, rich and power-packed sound with excellent speech intelligibility, even at low volumes.
  • - High excursion drivers: Powerful and agile driver units produce high distortion-free levels.
  • - 19 mm tweeter. A large, centrally positioned tweeter reproduces voices and effects with a silk, soft sound that is never aggressive or shrill.
  • - D’Appolito Array: Centering the tweeter between three midrange drivers on each side results in a better, more even dispersion of the treble range.
  • - Broad sound dispersion: The wide angle of sound dispersion makes it possible for everyone in the room to enjoy thrilling sound.

All of the Varion speakers are identically constructed, an essential requirement for a truly harmonious and realistic surround sound. Experience helicopters or thunder pass overhead without any gaps in the well structured soundstage.

Neutral tuning accompanied by deep but realistic and well-integrated bass is perfectly suited for movie sound tracks but also makes the most out of gaming sound and music.

Teufel bass: Powerful, punchy and stylishly packaged

This subwoofer is the worthy companion of the speakers. It’s compact, easy-placed form belies truly astonishing power. Equipped with two bass reflex vents, the sub delivers a respectable 43 Hz low end (-3 dB). 106 dB maximum sound pressure levels pushes the bass into the room with plenty of grip and power.

The subwoofer is equipped with an automatic on/off switch as well as volume and phase regulators. This makes it possible to adjust the sound to suit one’s room and personal tastes. Rubberized feet are naturally included.

Home cinema micro speaker Consono 25 Mk3 SW Subwoofer

Included components

  • Satellite Speaker CS 75 FCR (pcs.)
  • Satellite Speaker CS 75 FCR (pcs.)
  • Center Wedge CS 75 CW (pcs.)
  • Table Stand CS 75 TS (pcs.)
  • Mono-Subwoofer US 2106/1 SW
  • Impaq 8000 Blu-ray Receiver
  • power cable
  • FM antenna for IP 8000 BR
  • IP 8000 RC Remote Control
  • HDMI-Cable 1.4 1.5m - C1515V
  • 30m Speaker Cable 1.0mm² - C1030S
  • Sub Connect RX
  • power adapter
  • Mono-Cinch-Cable 0.5m - C3005A
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Technical Data

Impaq 8000 Blu-ray Receiver
Impaq 8000 Blu-ray Receiver
Slim-line Blu-ray AV receiver with HD audio, 3D, streaming via Bluetooth and DLNA
Impaq 8000 Blu-ray Receiver
Connections
4K UHD Upscale Yes
NFC Yes
Digital inputs coaxial 1
Digital inputs optical 1
Cinch input stereo 1
Cinch output stereo 1
Bass driver output 1
High level speaker outputs 5
Video inputs- HDMI 3
Video inputs- HDMI Yes
HDMI Version 1.4b
Miscellaneous HDMI 3D
Video outputs - HDMI 1
Video outputs - HDMI Yes
HDMI Version 1.4b
USB 2.0 2
LAN 1
W-LAN Optional
Bluetooth Yes
Playback
ASF Yes
Dolby TrueHD Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio Yes
Dolby Digital Yes
DTS Yes
MP2 Yes
MP3 Yes
WMA Yes
WAV Yes
AAC Yes
FLAC Yes
OGG Yes
HDCD Yes
M4A Yes
Apple Lossless Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
Dolby Pro Logic Yes
Dolby Pro Logic II Yes
Dolby Headphone Yes
JPEG Yes
GIF Yes
BMP Yes
FLV Yes
MPEG1 Yes
MPEG2 Yes
MPEG4 Yes
DivX Yes
DivX HD Yes
RealMedia Yes
Xvid Yes
AVC/H.264 Yes
WMV Yes
MKV Yes
CD-Audio Yes
VCD Yes
SVCD Yes
DVD-Video Yes
DVD-Audio Yes
Blu-ray Yes
BDMV Yes
BDAV Yes
CD Yes
DVD Yes
Blu-ray Yes
CD-R Yes
CD-RW Yes
DVD-R Yes
DVD+R Yes
DVD-RW Yes
DVD+RW Yes
DVD-RAM Yes
BD-R Yes
BD-RE Yes
Radio
Radio present Yes
Channel memory slot - FM 30
RDS Yes
FM - UKW Yes
Electronics
10-Mbit/s Ethernet Yes
10/100-Mbit/s Ethernet Yes
Miscellaneous DLNA
Amplifier technology Class-D
Amplifier configuration 5.0
Amplifier channels 5
Power output capacity impulse (peak) Satellite [W] 100
Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Satellite [W] 75
Power supply voltage [volts] 230 Volt
Standby-Function Yes
Standby-Power consumption [watt] .4
Maximum power consumption [watt] 700
Mains cable - IEC connector (non-heating device) Yes
Safety class 2
Storage for settings when disconnected Yes
Automatic on/off Yes
Display Yes
OSD Yes
Integrated DSP Yes
Audio-Digital-Analog-Converter Texas Instruments
Integrated DD/dts/PLII-Decoder Yes
Integrated True HD/dts HD/DD/dts/PLII-Decoder Yes
Infrared remote control Yes
Power source AAA
Dimensions
Depth [cm] 36
Width [cm] 40
Height [cm] 8
Weight [kg] 4.8
Satellite Speaker CS 75 FCR (pcs.)
Satellite Speaker CS 75 FCR (pcs.)
Slender 2-way loudspeaker for flexible setup in any living room. Enjoy powerful, balanced sound and maximum speech intelligibility.
Satellite Speaker CS 75 FCR (pcs.)
Speaker
Continuous power handling (IEC - Long Term) 80 Watt
Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term) 160 Watt
Sensitivity (2.83 V / 1 m) 89 dB
Minimum amplifier output power recommended 20 Watt
Maximum sound pressure level 105 dB/1m
Impedance 4 - 8 Ohm
Frequency range from/to 200 - 20000 Hz
Crossover frequency internal switch 4400 Hz
Crossover frequency to Woofer (recommended) 150 - 200 Hz
Miscellaneous Requires little power to achieve high levels
Tweeter (number per enclosure) 1
Tweeter (diameter) 19.00 mm
Tweeter (material) Fabric
Midrange driver (number per enclosure) 6
Midrange driver (diameter) 55.00 mm
Midrange driver (material) Coated cellulose
Miscellaneous Drivers with high efficiency rating
Acoustic principle 2-way system
Enclosure type Sealed
Enclosure material Structural synthetic
Enclosure surface Matte lacquer
Diameter of the stand screw threads 6.00 mm
Keyhole plate mounted Yes
Miscellaneous With resonance-damping thick enclosure walls
Terminal clamps Yes
Maximum cable diameter 2.50 mm
Suitable for AV receiver Yes
Dimensions
Depth 6.50 cm
Width 7.00 cm
Height 50.20 cm
Weight 1.20 kg
Mono-Subwoofer US 2106/1 SW
Mono-Subwoofer US 2106/1 SW
The subwoofer US 2106/1 SW knows how to makes its present felt, but it can also show amazing restraint and blend into a supporting role. A 43 Hz low end frequency limit (-3 dB) and a maximum sound level of 106 dB creates an impressive bass experience, yet the enclosure takes up only a small amount of floor space  - just 28 x 28 cm.
Mono-Subwoofer US 2106/1 SW
Speaker
Sensitivity (2.83 V / 1 m) [dB] 89
Maximum sound pressure level [dB/1m] 106
Impedance [Ohm] 4 - 8 Ohm
Frequency range from/to [Hz] 43 - 200 Hz
Woofer (number per enclosure) 1
Woofer (diameter) [mm] 160
Woofer (material) Cellulose, coated
Miscellaneous Optimised with Klippel®-measurement method
Acoustic principle 1 way
Enclosure type Bass reflex, DPU
Enclosure material MDF
Enclosure surface Foil / high-gloss lacquer
Equalisation openings 2
Equalisation openings (pos.) bottom
Removable front cover Yes
Integrated stand Yes
Diameter of the stand screw threads [mm] 6
Miscellaneous Robust MDF housing with internal reinforcements
Suitable for AV receiver Yes
Connections
Cinch input 1
Electronics
Lowest frequency (-3 dB) [Hz] 43
Bass boost/EQ Yes
Input gain adjustment Yes
Level control Yes
Phase control Yes
Amplifier technology Class-D
Amplifier configuration 1.0
Amplifier channels 1
Power output capacity impulse (peak) Bass [W] 100
Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Bass [W] 80
Power supply voltage [volts] 230 Volt
Standby-Function Yes
Standby-Power consumption [watt] .4
Maximum power consumption [watt] 100
Mains lead fixed Yes
Safety class 2
Storage for settings when disconnected Yes
Automatic on/off Yes
Miscellaneous High-performance adapter for stable power supply
Dimensions
Depth [cm] 28
Width [cm] 28
Height [cm] 38.5
Weight [kg] 7.8
Miscellaneous Absorber pads included in delivery

Expert reviews

Varion Impaq "5.1 Set" review of hifitest.de
Varion Impaq "5.1 Set" review of hifitest.de
"... charmante und praktische All-in- one-Lösung"
hifitest.de 28.3.2017
"Wie der Name schon vermuten lässt, sind mit den Varion Lautsprechern variable Konstellationen möglich: vom 2.1 Stereo-Set, über 5.1-Surround-Set bis hin zu unserer Heimkino-Komplettlösung inklusive passendem Blu-ray-Receiver. Alles ist in diesem Set aufeinander abgestimmt und sofort spielfertig, sogar alle nötigen Kabel liegen dem Set bei."

"Bild- und Tonlieferant des Sets ist der All-In-One Blu-ray-Receiver 8000, der neben einem Slot-In-Blu-ray-Laufwerk gleich die passenden Surround-Dekoder und fünf Leistungsverstärker mit an Bord hat. Das kompakte Gerät bietet zudem einen FM-Radiotuner, Netzwerkanschluss per LAN (WLAN Dongle optional erhältlich), einen Bluetooth-Empfänger und ausreichend digitale sowie analoge Eingänge."

"Praktischerweise lässt sich das komplette Set dank übersichtlicher Menüfuhrung im Blu-ray-Receiver innerhalb kürzester Zeit installieren und einrichten. Auch lässt sich der Receiver ins heimische Netzwerk einbinden und kann auf Filme, Fotos und Musik von einer Netzwerk-Festplatte zugreifen. Auch im Testbetrieb zeigt sich Teufels Varion Impaq als unkomplizierte Komplettlösung. Die Bildqualität des Blu-ray-Players kann sogar mit üblichen Stand-Alone-Playern locker mithalten und liefert scharfe Bildqualität und korrekte Farben."

"Teufels Varion Impaq 5.1-Set ist eine charmante und paraktische All-in- one-Lösung. Sie besteht aus schlanken, eleganten Satelliten-Lautsprechern, einem kabellosen Aktiv-Subwoofer und einem Blu-ray-Receiver, lässt sich flexibel aufstellen oder wandmontieren, klingt absolut überzeugend und bietet unkomplizierten Heimkinogenuss."
Zum ganzen Test
Varion Impaq "5.1 Set" review of HiFi Vision
Varion Impaq "5.1 Set" review of HiFi Vision
"Unkomplizierter Heimkinogenuss..."
HiFi Vision 49|2016
"Insgesamt ist das Varion-Set eher hell und durchsichtig abgestimmt, mit sehr viel „Frische“ im Klang. Sehr beachtlich sind übrigens die Impulstreue und die Verzerrungsarmut der kleinen Lautsprecher, störende tonale Ausreißer oder verfärbte Stimmen waren nicht auszumachen."

Fazit:

"Unkomplizierter Heimkinogenuss: das beschreibt Teufels Varion Impaq 5.1-Set wohl am besten: das Set überzeugt mit tollem Klang und lässt sich flexibel aufstellen oder wandmontieren. Bestehend aus eleganten Satelliten-Lautsprechen, einem Blu-Ray-Receiver und einem kabellosen Aktiv-Subwoofer ist das Varion Impaq eine sehr praktische und charmante Lösung für den heimischen Kinosound."




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Varion Impaq "5.1 Set" review of Widescreen
Varion Impaq "5.1 Set" review of Widescreen
„Im Soundcheck macht das System seine Sache wirklich gut…“
Widescreen 09|2016
„Die Surround-Komponenten spielen sich die Bälle geschickt zu, der breite räumliche Eindruck wird gut herausgearbeitet. Auch die Abstimmung der einzelnen Frequenzbereiche ist den Ingenieuren super gelungen. Mitten werden vom Center klar verständlich wiedergegeben, auch die hohen Frequenzen bleiben stets klar.“

Fazit:

„Wer wenig Platz zur Verfügung hat und sich dennoch ein geeignetes Surround-Set ins Wohnzimmer stellen möchte, darf beim Teufel Varion bedenkenlos zugreifen. Im Soundcheck macht das System seine Sache wirklich gut [...].“

„Für ihre kompakten Abmessungen liefern die Satelliten einen tollen Klang, die Eingliederung ins TV-Setup ist auf vielerlei Arten möglich und sechs verschiedene Komplett-Sets bieten für jeden Anspruch das passende System.“

Hinweis: Testbericht bezieht sich auf Varion Complete


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Varion Impaq "5.1 Set" review of PC Magazin
Varion Impaq "5.1 Set" review of PC Magazin
"Der Teufel hat ein Set namens Varion Impaq gebaut, das spielt gar höllisch gut und laut"
PC Magazin 20.07.2016

"Selten sah ein erschwingliches Komplett-Set so gut aus und war bis zum Receiver-Gehäuse so gut verarbeitet. Noch seltener war eines so variabel und klanggewaltig wie das Teufel Varion Impaq."



Von: Stefan Schickedanz


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Varion Impaq "5.1 Set" review of video Magazin
Varion Impaq "5.1 Set" review of video Magazin Varion Impaq "5.1 Set" review of video Magazin
„…den Eindruck, einem Atmos-Set zu lauschen, so lückenlos und hoch war die Abbildung“
video Magazin 08/2016
„Was dieses Heimkino mit satt ausgesteuerten Blu-rays an Druck, Präzision und furioser Dynamik zauberte, war bei Weitem mehr, als zum Übertönen des nicht ganz lautlos arbeitenden Laufwerks nötig gewesen wäre. Selbst hyperkritische Testernaturen konnten sich den Gebrauch von Worten wie „Wahnsinn!!!!“ oder „Sensation!!!“ nicht verkneifen, schwärmten mit mehr Ausrufezeichen als Til Schweiger. Auch tonal ließ Teufels Varion nichts anbrennen, wann immer es uns mit Musik oder mit Action-Filmen ohne Zeichen von Mühe einheizte. Stellenweise hatte man zudem den Eindruck, einem Atmos-Set zu lauschen, so lückenlos und hoch war die Abbildung. Der kompakte Subwoofer wuchs bei explosionsgeladenen Sequenzen ebenfalls über sich hinaus […].“

Fazit:

„Selten sah ein erschwingliches Komplett-Set so gut aus und war bis zum Receiver-Gehäuse so gut verarbeitet. Noch seltener war eines so variabel und klanggewaltig wie das Teufel Varion Impaq.“

Hinweis: Dieser Testbericht bezieht sich auf das Varion Impaq.



www.pc-magazin.de/video-magazin/
Varion Impaq "5.1 Set" review of www.lite-magazin.de
Varion Impaq "5.1 Set" review of www.lite-magazin.de
"Teufel once again pulled a series from up its sleeve capable of transforming the occasional movie watcher to a home cinema enthusiast within a short period of time."
www.lite-magazin.de 28.06.2016
“It couldn’t be more complete”

"From zero to 60: With the Varion range, Teufel once again pulled a series from up its sleeve capable of transforming the occasional movie watcher to a home cinema enthusiast within a short period of time. With the Blu-ray complete system, the Varion Impaq Streaming, as the flagship combination, there’s a bundle that not only offers fun with movies, but also an easy introduction to the exciting world of multi-room streaming. Sound good? It is! But that’s not all…”

“Since we already tested the Impaq 8000 Blu-ray receiver with the Cubycon ensemble, we got our hands on the same Blu-ray action film we used then, “John Wick” [...].”

"… when it comes to movie sound, it’s not just about making a lot of noise, but rather the creation of a realistic soundstage.”

"This is unquestionably what we experience with the Varion ensemble [...] The short bits of dialogue are crystal clear and the individual sonic details are even more precisely placed. For example, a gun hit out of a hand in a somewhat quiet setting can be acoustically localized exactly there where one would expect it based on the path of flight. Very precise work from both the contract killer on the screen as from the Teufel development team.”

"The oft-employed concept of listening pleasure is not adequate to the agile and passionate way with which the Varion speakers go about their business. All about us, the wheels seem to screech, paint is being scratched and shots fired. Muffled crashes are intermixed with grating collisions that are always precisely embedded in the voluminous soundstage. At the very latest, it becomes clear with the onset of rain at the showdown that the slender Varion speakers have no problem simulating a storm and that only a sprinkler system is missing in order to complete the illusion.”

“When it comes to music, the Varion naturally also shows what it’s made of […].”

"Above all, the 3-dimensional presentation is immediately apparent. In spite of the fact that the speakers are placed relatively close together, the front speakers open up a broad stage right away and supply [...] a great deal of space for the sound to develop.”

Conclusion:


"Versatile, attractive and talented [...]. Teufel sets a high standard with these diverse Varion combinations and succeeds in applying merciless pressure on the competition.”

Note: This test report refers to the Varion Impaq.

Translated from the original German.



You can read the full test review (in German) at www.lite-magazin.de
Varion Impaq "5.1 Set" review of Heimkino Magazin
Varion Impaq "5.1 Set" review of Heimkino Magazin Varion Impaq "5.1 Set" review of Heimkino Magazin
„…klingt absolut überzeugend und bietet unkomplizierten Heimkinogenuss“
Heimkino Magazin 10-11|2016
„Insgesamt ist das Varion-Set eher hell und durchsichtig abgestimmt, mit sehr viel „Frische“ im Klang. Sehr beachtlich sind übrigens die Impulstreue und die Verzerrungsarmut der kleinen Lautsprecher, störende tonale Ausreißer oder verfärbte Stimmen waren nicht auszumachen. Am besten klingt das Set sogar bei Wandmontage, da durch die wandnahe Position der Grundton etwas an Nachdruck gewinnt und das Set zusammen mit dem Subwoofer noch mehr wie aus einem Guss spielt.“

„Praktischerweise lässt sich das komplette Set dank übersichtlicher Menüführung im Blu-ray-Receiver innerhalb kürzester Zeit installieren und einrichten. Auch lässt sich der Receiver ins heimische Netzwerk einbinden und kann auf Filme, Fotos und Musik von einer Netzwerk-Festplatte zugreifen. Auch im Testbetrieb zeigt sich Teufels Varion Impaq als unkomplizierte Komplettlösung. Die Bildqualität des Blu-ray-Players kann sogar mit üblichen Stand-Alone-Playern locker mithalten und liefert scharfe Bildqualität und korrekte Farben [...].“

Fazit:

„Teufels Varion Impaq 5.1-Set ist eine charmante und praktische All-in-one-Lösung. Sie besteht aus schlanken, eleganten Satelliten-Lautsprechern, einem kabellosen Aktiv-Subwoofer und einem Blu-ray-Receiver, lässt sich flexibel aufstellen oder wandmontieren, klingt absolut überzeugend und bietet unkomplizierten Heimkinogenuss.“

Hinweis: Testbericht bezieht sich auf Varion Impaq 5.1-Set


www.heimkino-magazin.de
Varion Impaq "5.1 Set" review of www.areadvd.de
Varion Impaq "5.1 Set" review of www.areadvd.de
"It’s barely possible to fault the sound produced by the slender speakers."
www.areadvd.de 29.06.2016
Music: "The Sun Always Shines on TV“

"The voices separated themselves well from the centre speaker and had clear contours. Once the song really got going, the clear, well-defined sound was impressive. The Varion set doesn’t produce a cheap “fun sound,” but rather plays in a manner that is serious and complete. The treble range has an impressive 3-dimensionality, comes across as truly free and transparent and is well-integrated with the midrange. The separation of voices and instruments also hardly offer any points for criticism. The synthesizer, the drums as well as the electric guitars are charismatically presented. Morten’s voice is successfully emphasized without pushing the instruments into the background. The US 2106/ delivers a precise and credible bass that isn’t artificially "pumped up.“

"The focus on the vocal elements is successfully achieved in a masterful manner and yet the instrumental sections are not subordinated. The spatial depth is convincing, the processing of details as well as the definition is excellent for such a set.”

Film: "Batman, The Dark Knight“ in Dolby TrueHD

"The shots in the bank’s spacious service area are very forceful, the echoes, conditioned by their environment, are convincingly produced. The opening of the door to the vault and the use of the special drill on the massive vault door are wonderfully accentuated.”

"The front-surround transitions are cleanly balanced, a very good 3-dimensional expansiveness and a precise localization of small as well as larger effects and effect combinations confirmed the following for us: The Varion 5.1 set can be recommended for challenging tasks like the highly differentiated playback of movie sound at high volumes.”

“Even in movie sequences in which suspense is built up but in which larger effects are missing, the test ensemble maintained a sensitive, atmospheric and well executed soundstage.”

2.1 Mode: "California Dreamin‘“ by Diana Krall:

"And we’ve concluded that the collaboration with the US 2016/1 works very well, even in 2.1 mode. We liked the well-rounded and at the same time clear and direct soundstage. The resolution is immaculate for such a set […].“

"It’s surprising how good the voices separated from the speakers and distributed themselves in the listening room. We really liked the Varion speakers’ and the active subwoofer’s free, unforced playback.”

Conclusion:

"Chic and powerful loudspeakers with flexible placement options, perfect for the present day. It’s barely possible to fault the sound produced by the slender speakers. With very good definition, excellent speech intelligibility and flawless power handling, it’s possible to enjoy music and movies even at high volumes at an astonishingly dynamic and cultivated level. The exceptionally good quality is not only evident in multi-channel playback, used as a 2.1 system, the presentation of stereo material is always comprehensive. That the Varion is offered in many sets, including complete, plug-&-play bundles, is to be praised as this makes it possible for everyone to find the perfect system. From a 2.1 set to 5.1 streaming ensembles with the Raumfeld Connector and Impaq Blu-ray receiver, everything is on offer. The prices are completely reasonable […].“

Note: The test report corresponds to the Varion 5.1 set.


Translation from the original German.

You can read the full test review (in German) at www.areadvd.de
Varion Impaq "5.1 Set" review of www.lowbeats.de
Varion Impaq "5.1 Set" review of www.lowbeats.de
"...extremely lively and complex"
www.lowbeats.de 28.06.2016
Television:

"The TV presenter Jens Riwa was perfectly understandable, and even documentaries with only limited Hi-Fi sound sounded extremely lively and complex."

Musik:

"It revealed fine details in recordings and reproduced the voice of Metallica frontman James Hetfield with just the right amount of grain. The Teufel set also had another positive feature when playing the Metallica tracks: the levels are really well balanced."

Conclusion:

"We didn't find any real flaws in the Teufel Varion."

"They were created to improve the quality of television sound for a good price. This is really impressive. The bright sound of the set is not ideal for classical music, but is absolutely ideal for the probable range of use. Thanks to its design, the system is also good for use not only in living rooms and bedrooms, but also in shops. The variability (2.1 or 5.1) is just as great as the practical and robust design. A range of matching accessories makes the Varion package even more flexible and attractive."

See full review at lowbeats.de/test-teufel-varion-das-fast-unsichtbare-5-1-set/2/
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Uwe W. / 2017-03-27
PerfektEs war schon immer ein Wunsch von mir, entweder eine Teufel oder Bose Komplettanlage zu erwerben. Jetzt passte es auch finanziell im Moment, mir diesen Wunsch zu erfüllen. Ich hatte bisher auch keine schlechte Anlage,...More
Christoph L. / 2016-08-02
Top QualitätKlangqualität ist super und auch die Verarbeitung absolut sauber. Es wurde alles auf einmal geliefert mit ausnahme der Tischfüße. Hierbei hätte ich mir noch wahlmöglichkeiten gewünscht anstatt der Füße im Austausch...More

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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.


My Bluetooth speaker produces a lesser quality sound with my Windows PC or laptop.
It could be that the speaker is connected as a device with speakerphone function. Please go to: settings menu > devices and printer > BOOMSTER (or other Bluetooth device). Right click on the device and remove the check mark next to the “speakerphone” option.
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.
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.
The display is illuminated but I can’t hear any sound. What could be the reason for this?
The following checklist should be referred to whenever no sound is heard after starting playback on a device that has been switched on:
  • Check that the proper source has been selected.
  • Is the device on mute? Press the mute button on your remote control.
  • Turn the volume dial in case the volume has been set too low.
  • Check to ensure that the speaker cables have been properly connected.
The notification "No disc“ appears on the display on my Impaq 8000 receiver even though a CD/DVD/BD was inserted. What could be the reason for this?
Try inserting another disc. If this is recognized, it could be that the original disc was damaged, dirty, incompatible or incorrectly inserted.
I would like to adjust the sound signature. How should I proceed?
It’s possible to adjust the treble and the bass in the sound signature. In addition, the Impaq receiver offer sound effects. You’ll find more information in the user manual.
I would like to make my Impaq 8000 receiver WiFi enabled using the WiFi Link USB Adapter from Teufel. How does this work?
The WiFi Link USB Adapter from Teufel is compatible with the Impaq 8000. Here’s how it works:
  1. Adjust the antenna on the adapter so that it’s in a 90° position
  2. Insert the adapter into the USB port on the back of the Impaq
  3. Follow the following path in the Impaq menu: “Network” > “Connection type” > “WiFi settings” (The WiFi menu will only be available if “WiFi” has been selected under “Connection type”)
  4. After opening the menu, a warning appears that the existing network connection will be disconnected. Select “yes” and press the OK button.
  5. The next menu offers three setup options:
    • Search – Displays all existing access points
    • Manual – Manual connection procedure, for instance with access points that are not automatically recognized
    • Automatic – Connection via Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)

Select the desired option by using the navigation buttons ▲▼◀▶ and then select “continue.” Confirm by using the “OK” button.
In the manual of my Teufel Impaq 8000 receiver it says that I should use speaker cables with at least 1.5 mm² width. However, cables with 1.0 mm² are included with the product. What is the correct size to use?
There is an error in the operating instructions. We apologise for this. You can use cables from 1.0 mm² width to connect the Impaq receiver to your speakers in this system.
My Impaq 8000 receiver no longer starts. The display doesn’t light up. What should I do?
Check the power connection. You may want to try using a different power outlet. It’s also possible that a fuse has blown. Try changing the fuse. You’ll find the compartment for the fuse on back of the device where the power cord connects.
How must I set the impedance selector switch of my receiver for Teufel speakers?
Here is more detailed information from the AUDIOVISION trade magazine (Issue 4/03) on the subject of impedance settings of the AV Receiver:

Actually, it should be quite simple: Connect the speaker cable to the amplifier and speakers with the correct polarity and you're done. Unfortunately, many manufacturers of home cinema receivers put stumbling blocks out for the users in the form of specifications on the rear of the device and/or in the operating instructions. These usually look like the following (translations): Minimum connection impedance six ohm! Or, speaker impedance six to eight ohm. And what is the problem? There are hardly any six ohm and only a few eight ohm speakers available in Germany. Most of the speakers sold in Germany have a nominal impedance of four ohm. So theoretically, you shouldn't connect them to most of the receivers and amplifiers.

To explain why it is possible after all, we would like to briefly explain the electrical engineering principles: The impedance of a speaker is nothing other than its electrical resistance which it puts up against the flow of current.

• Low resistance = high current
• High resistance = low current

Important to know for operation with an amplifier is that the impedance is not the same for all frequencies but can, for example, change between 50 and 200 hertz by 50 percent. So it isn't entirely correct to speak of impedance for a speaker per se, rather one must always consider the behaviour across the entire range between 20 and 20,000 hertz. To still achieve a reasonable connection value for amplifiers (which, by the way, says nothing about the output impedance of the amplifier itself but rather only which impedances may be connected to it), the creators of the DIN Standard have applied the following stratagem: Only the minimum value of the impedance in the audible range is decisive for the nominal impedance value. This is where the most current flows and the amplifier is subjected to the highest load. Speakers with eight ohm nominal impedance may only exhibit a minimum of 6.4 ohm, and those with four ohm nominal impedance 3.2 ohm. Six ohm are not defined in the DIN (which is applied internationally), but one could use the above values to interpolate that they may exhibit a minimum of 4.8 ohm.

From the definition it is apparent that the nominal impedance is only a rough benchmark, because it says nothing about how the entire course of the impedance looks. No matter whether it only reaches less than 6.4 ohm at one point and is otherwise beyond that, or if the impedance moves close to 3.2 ohm across the entire range, but does not drop below that. The last speaker is surely much more stressful for the amplifier, but has just a nominal impedance of four ohm as the other higher ohm one.

Conventional speakers usually exhibit one to two minima in the bass range, and there is one frequently in the treble range. These minimum values are usually not especially broadband. Aside from the minima, the impedance is usually far higher than the nominal impedance. The amplifiers are really stressed in the bass range because firstly, this is where the most energy is for music and especially the home cinema sound, and secondly, they have to let the most current flow through the impedance minima here.

And lastly, the main reason why many manufacturers don't want four ohm speakers to be connected: In extreme cases - for deep frequencies of consistently 3.2 ohm - the amplifiers in multichannel operation become very hot. A lot of current also means a lot of power loss and thus at lot of waste heat. However, much has to come together before that happens - namely high performance for a longer period of time and setting up the device without sufficient ventilation.

But this extreme case is seldom met in practice. As mentioned above, most of the speakers are not as critical by far, and it is extremely rare to listen to an exorbitant volume for a longer period of time. That is why it is not a problem from a technical point of view to connect speakers with four ohm nominal impedance to all modern home cinema amplifiers and receivers.

However, there is one small catch: The question of warranty. Should a defect occur to the device - which doesn't even have to do anything with the speakers - and the manufacturer notices that four ohm speakers were connected despite the specifications to the contrary, he could refuse repairs due to improper use. As discussions with manufacturers and distributors have shown, this is highly unlikely because they are also aware of the problems.

And for purely legal reasons, Lautsprecher Teufel may not give you a warranty either that your amplifier or receiver will tolerate four ohm speakers. We can only pass along one experience: For several years, the listening tests of the trade magazines are done exclusively with four ohm speakers, and not a single defect has occurred as yet even though the devices are driven to their limits. Also, the performance of each device is usually measured at four and eight ohm irrespective of the specifications of the manufacturers, and the load here is also considerable. It has been a long time since measurement laboratories have seen failures due to to low load impedance.

There are still some special cases, which should be briefly mentioned: Amplifiers/receivers with impedance switches give cautious natures the possibility to stay on the safe side under all possible conditions, even with the warranty. The four ohm setting of the corresponding switch reduces the supply voltage of the power amplifiers so much that excessive heat cannot occur even under unfavourable circumstances. However, the maximum power is then reduced somewhat.

During the listening tests of the trade magazine, these devices are always switched to the "eight ohm" setting to tease out the maximum performance reserves. A defect here has yet to occur. When choosing devices, take a close look because there are devices that only permit speakers with a minimum of six ohm despite the impedance selector switch, like the Pioneer VSX-D2011, for example. This is remarkable in another respect: It possesses a THXSelect license. This license is only issued if certain measured values are complied with that are determined at four ohm for at least the front and centre speakers.

If the THX laboratory had proceeded according to manufacturer's specifications, the VSX-D2011 would never have received a licence, as it would not have been permitted to perform the necessary measurements. By the way: this is also the case for other THX Select devices. But you needn't worry here: The THX logo not only offers additional security, but also a good lever should a manufacturer once refuse a warranty.

The AUDIOVISION TIP

Overheating is the main problem that can occur through the combination of four ohm speakers with power amplifiers that are not released for this.
Therefore, in case of doubt:

• Always set up the AV Receiver or amplifier in well ventilated places and never in a closed housing or close to the heater.

• Occasionally check the temperature of the device.

• Reroute the bass elements via set-up at the subwoofer, if possible.
I would like to connect the appliance to a record player, is that possible?
In principle, yes.

However, for a record player an additional phono preamplifier is required - these are available from specialist retailers for around €50.
What are the technical requirements for an AV receiver to function with RearStation 4?
The AV receiver must be able to send signals to the rear channels via a pair of cinch terminals. Generally these terminals will be identified as Side, Rear, or Left/Right. It is often also possible to "activate" channels on specific terminals by means of the AV receiver menu.
The RAMPA insert at the bottom of the speaker sometimes is turned out with the tamping screw. What can I do about that?
Unscrew the tamping screw from the Rampa insert and screw the Rampa insert back into the bottom of the speaker.
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 a ground hum?
The hum (50 Hz) comes from the 220 volt supply network and is caused by current power flows through the protective conductor. These so-called "ground hums" is caused when you connect two devices that are already grounded on the protective conductor (subwoofer) or the antennae cable (AV Receiver) to the subwoofer cable.

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

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

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

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

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

So much for the theory. In practice, this means: Listen to a loud piece of music with heavy basses and ask a second person to change the phase during playback. The correct setting of the phase switch depends on where the subwoofer is positioned in the room. The position where the bass playback (above all the upper bass range) sounds the fullest is the correct position. Have fun trying it out!
What 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.
How is the wattage of a subwoofer with respect to the sine wave and pulse/music performance?
Mono subwoofer:

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

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

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

Multi-channel subwoofer:

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

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

That is why the wattage may be, e.g. 300 watt, even if the sine wave output exhibits 5 x 100 watt (= 500 watt).
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.
What is room resonance frequency?
Room resonance frequency (other terms: room modes, standing waves, resonance frequency) is the frequency at which the vibrations of a voice, a musical instrument or a signal played back over the hi-fi/home cinema system is amplified unnaturally, because the vibrations build up between the walls as well as the floor and ceiling.

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

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

Phenomena of resonance frequencies:

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

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

• A group of soldiers march across a bridge in cadence. The equal movement causes the bridge to vibrate so much that it collapses. That is why no one marches across bridges in cadence.
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