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- A pair of high-end Hi-Fi floor-standing speakers from Europe's most popular speaker series
- High sound enjoyment for music, film sound and games
- New: tweeter with phase plug, optimised sound dispersion, fine tuning across all components, more balanced sound, improved workmanship and design
- 3-way system with two high-power woofers for high, distortion-free levels
- Double-tube bass reflex port for deep, precise bass without flow noise
- Fibreglass mid-range driver with phase plug for excellent speech intelligibility
- Large 25 mm tweeter with phase plug and wave guide for a detailed, spatial display
- Suitable for all stereo amplifiers or AV receivers, also available as a surround set
For years, the Ultima series has stood for a very good price to performance ratio. You won't get so much sound for such a good price anywhere else. Featuring superior audio technologies, the Ultima speakers deliver a perfectly balanced playback and are suitable for rock, pop, electro, classical and jazz music, as well as gaming and of course films. The new Ultima speakers are recognisable by the logo above the tweeter. They are the successor to the Ultima Mk2 series.
The complete development of the Ultima series, as well as all other speaker series, takes place here in Berlin in our laboratories and special anechoic audio rooms. Optimisation and refinement has been carried out over the years in close cooperation with our design team. Of course, customer feedback continues to act as a crucial factor in the further development of all our products.
The phase plug and waveguide built into the tweeter are unusual features for a product in this price range. They create even crisper sound precision in the high-frequency range.
Phase plug for avoidance of phase shift cancellations resulting in improved transparency and directional behaviour of higher frequencies.
Waveguide for a very precise location of individual sound sources and precise stage imaging of all instruments and voices.
No shortcuts were taken when it came to optimising our Ultima speakers. Here are the highlights of the new range:
High-gloss tweeter and matte speaker cabinet
Easy to clean finish with scratch-resistant surface
High-quality fabric mesh with revolving bevel - the frequency response is only minimally affected
Modern, timeless design
The solid, gently curved MDF housing is the result of more than 30 years of Teufel experience and modern speaker technology.
Close-fitting driver for a vivid, balanced sound reproduction
Two large bass reflex tubes with a trumpet tube attachment minimise any current noise - no other manufacturer makes this much effort.
All drivers were measured with a laser using Klippel measurement technology in order to detect the smallest tolerances.
Especially if you're looking for full bass without a subwoofer, this full-range speaker is the right choice. Two large 165 mm fibreglass woofers provide a particularly precise low-frequency reproduction. The long stroke ensures distortion-free playback even at high levels. You don't need an additional subwoofer.
- Floor speaker UL 40 Mk3 18 (pc.)
- red rubber feets (4pcs.) for UL 20/40 Mk3 18
|Continuous power handling (IEC - Long Term)||120 Watt|
|Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term)||200 Watt|
|Sensitivity (2.83 V / 1 m)||87 dB|
|Maximum sound pressure level||108 dB/1m|
|Frequency range from/to||45 - 20,000 Hz|
|Tweeter (number per enclosure)||1|
|Tweeter (diameter)||25.00 mm|
|Tweeter (material)||Fabric weaving|
|Midrange driver (number per enclosure)||1|
|Midrange driver (diameter)||165.00 mm|
|Midrange driver (material)||Kevlar, chrome phase plug|
|Woofer (number per enclosure)||2|
|Woofer (diameter)||165.00 mm|
|Miscellaneous||Hochtöner mit Phase Plug, Material: Stahl|
|Enclosure type||Bass reflex|
|Equalisation openings (pos.)||Rear side|
|Removable front cover||Yes|
|Net internal volume||54 Litres|
|Terminal clamps||Screw terminal, gold-plated|
|Suitable for banana plug||Yes|
|Maximum cable diameter||4.00 mm|
|Suitable for AV receiver||Yes|
|Miscellaneous||Base plate dimensions: depth: 35 cm / width: 25 cm|
"Multi-channel music is also fun with the Ultimas, the Toto concert 'Live At Montreux 1991' comes dynamic, powerful and beautifully resolved, even at approximate live levels."
"Teufel was able to make the new Ultima set more visually and acoustically pleasing without having to raise the price. The Ultima-40 set remains the first choice for a small home cinema budget".
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"Voice reproduction in music and speech intelligibility in film were at the level of many sets, which cost twice as much. The Berliners also managed the spatial representation and expansion of the imaginary space extremely well."
"The new Ultima 5.1 set proves to be a special offer with an elegant, lively playing style, a really great spatial image and a wide soundstage. [...]"
NB: The Ultima 40 (2018) speaker pair was rated as part of a Ultima 40 Surround 5.1 test.
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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!
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.