- 8 week trial
- Up to 12 year guarantee
- Free & easy returns
- 2.1 complete hi-fi system for PCs, televisions and game consoles
- All-in-one system: No additional devices required, cables included
- Largest woofer (200 mm) in this price class for bass that is deep & powerful
- 2-way Hi-Fi satellites produce balanced playback with games, music and movies
- Class-D amplifier, analogue & digital inputs, Bluetooth with aptX & NFC plus headphone output
- Integrated 200-Watt 2.1 amplifier for high, distortion-free levels
- Integrated 2.1 USB sound card for use with notebooks, PCs, Macs
- Handy puck remote controls volume, source selection & more
Overview of our technologies
Connect it all: Game consoles, PCs, Macs, televisions, smartphones, Blu-ray players, tablets and notebooks. Optical / coaxial digital inputs, a USB port and analog inputs make it possible and allow for multiple devices to be attached at once. Experience true-to-source playback without compression or distortion in high resolution.
The 2.1 USB sound card contains a premium Cirrus Logic chip for hi-fi stereo sound in 24 bit quality at very low levels of operating noise. The integrated DSP and equalizer can be controlled via software. The USB sound card works with Windows PCS, notebooks and Macs.
An included puck remote allows you to regulate volume and select an input source as well as mute the system. Batteries for the remote are included with delivery.
Stream music from a smartphone or tablet directly to the Concept C. The state-of-the-art aptX codec makes it possible to transfer files wirelessly in near-CD quality. Play back music from apps like Spotify or YouTube on your smartphone or tablet for access to millions of songs.
The 2-way satellite speakers feature large midrange drivers (80 mm) as well as high resolution tweeters (19 mm) for optimal playback with music, games and movies. Opponents can be perfectly localised, voices are reproduced with clarity and precision and instruments have a very natural sound. So much Hi-Fi in the PC segment is only to be found with Teufel
The perfect little cubic subwoofer that accompanies the Concept C doesn’t just look good, it ensures high-impact sound with movies, games and music thanks to the following features:
- A large 200 mm downfire woofer optimized by professional Klippel measurements
- Taut woofer suspension for high, distortion-free levels
- Teufel's own Air Stream Bass technology for a bass reflex system free from irritating wind noise
- A 40 Hz low end for bass you can feel in your bones
- 210-Watt 2.1 amplifier with highly efficient class-D technology directly integrated into the subwoofer
- Robust MDF enclosure with a well-braced structure
- Automatic on/off
- Resonance damping rubber feet included with delivery
An optimised crossover ensures perfectly aligned tuning, allowing small acoustic nuances to be heard. Feel free to crank up the volume on your next action movie or game without worrying about distortion thanks to the satellites’ high power handling capacity. The incoming signal is divided between a midrange driver and tweeter for brilliant highs and intense, rich middle tones. The centre is equipped with 2 midrange drivers for optimal speech intelligibility and a full, lush sound even at low volumes.
Plug and play: Whether you want to enjoy an exciting home cinema evening with family and friends, relax and let some good music wash over you, or launch into your favourite game, the Consono set rises to every occasion. To top it all off, you’ll benefit from Teufel’s excellent service and 12 year guarantee.
- 15 m Speaker Cable 1.0mm² - C1015S
- Satellite Speaker CS 25 FCR Mk3
- Puck Wireless Remote Control
- CC 2013 SW
|Continuous power handling (IEC - Long Term)||60 Watt|
|Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term)||120 Watt|
|Sensitivity (2.83 V / 1 m)||85 dB|
|Minimum amplifier output power recommended||10 Watt|
|Maximum sound pressure level||103 dB/1m|
|Impedance||4 -8 Ohm|
|Frequency range from/to||150 - 20000 Hz|
|Crossover frequency internal switch||3500 Hz|
|Crossover frequency to Woofer (recommended)||150 - 180 Hz|
|Tweeter (number per enclosure)||1|
|Tweeter (diameter)||19.00 mm|
|Midrange driver (number per enclosure)||1|
|Midrange driver (diameter)||80.00 mm|
|Midrange driver (material)||coated cellulose|
|Miscellaneous||high excursion driver|
|Enclosure material||structure - synthetic|
|Enclosure surface||impact-resistant lacquer, matte|
|Net internal volume||0.70 Litres|
|Diameter of the stand screw threads||6.00 mm|
|Keyhole plate mounted||Yes|
|Miscellaneous||strong walls minimize resonances|
|Maximum cable diameter||2.50 mm|
|Suitable for AV receiver||Yes|
|Miscellaneous||requires little power for high levels|
|Enclosure type||Bass reflex|
|Maximum sound pressure level||108 dB/1m|
|Frequency range from/to||40 - 150 Hz|
|Woofer (number per enclosure)||1|
|Woofer (diameter)||200.00 mm|
|Woofer (material)||Coated cellulose|
|Enclosure surface||Matte, laminate|
|Equalisation openings (pos.)||Bottom|
|Wall mounting brackets||Yes|
|Terminal clamps||Spring terminal|
|2.1 USB sound card||Yes|
|Stereo jack 3.5mm - in||1|
|Microphone jack 3,5mm - in||1|
|High level speaker outputs||2|
|Headphone output 3,5mm||1|
|Lowest frequency (-3 dB)||40 Hz|
|Input gain adjustment||Yes|
|Power output capacity impulse (peak) Satellite||30 W|
|Power output capacity impulse (peak) Bass||150 W|
|Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Satellite||20 W|
|Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Bass||100 W|
|Power supply voltage||230 volts|
|Standby-Power consumption||0.40 watt|
|Storage for settings when disconnected||Yes|
|Materials||Plastic / metal|
|Miscellaneous||Illumination, mute, volume and source selection|
"Thanks to the practical remote control, the headphone connection and the option of a Bluetooth connection, the Teufel Concept C has some good advantages compared to its competition."
"The Teufel Concept C makes the virtual engines at my gaming PC buzz. If you are looking for a compact 2.1 system with a lot of bass and a good sound, you are in the right place [...]."
(Translated from German)
See full review at appgefahren.de
"The installation after setup was easy: the USB sound card is easily recognised and installed quickly on Windows 8 via an included USB cable. [...] The built-in Bluetooth 4.0 ensures problem-free music playback from your smartphone [...]
If you do not want to use Bluetooth or have a USB port at hand, the input source can also be connected via 3.5mm jack. In addition, the subwoofer has a microphone input option, as well as a headphone jack."
"The sound quality is more than just exemplary, as your would expect from the Berlin audio manufacturer. The satellites work with a 2-way combination of 80mm medium- and 19mm high- tweeters. This creates clear dynamics and high-resolution sounds: in combination with the 200mm subwoofer, which is directed directly downwards by its construction, the range of frequencies is impressive, and rare in equivalent 2.1 systems."
"For the price, I can think of almost no other 2.1 audio solutions that can provide such powerful soundscapes. The design is simple, and integrated helpers such as a Cirrus Logic USB card and Bluetooth 4.0 interface create an overall solid impression. And as always with Teufel: with a 8 week right of return, the German manufacturer is always a good choice."
See the full review at vr-freaks.de/test-teufel-concept-c
"The 200mm downfire subwoofer, which is the largest in this price class, made the ground shake in Battlefield & Co, and the bass monster has all connection options integrated"
"But the Teufel Concept C doesn't just work for gamers, it's also great for music lovers. Two satellite speakers ensure balanced mid- and high-range frequencies."
"All in all, the Teufel Concept C Soundsystem is a very good choice for gamers, especially the pleasant, deep bass, which is unrivalled at its pricepoint under € 300."
See full review at hardbloxx.de/2017/02/05/teufel-concept-c-test-mit-video
"The smallest PC system from Teufel impresses with a dedicated, dynamic sound, a practical radio remote control, Bluetooth 4.0 connection including AptX coding and compact dimensions."
See full review at pcgameshardware.de/Heft-Archiv
"With their mid- and high-range frequency speakers, the satellite speakers ensure a wonderful sound quality, which is rounded off by the subwoofer's deep bass. The system can really play its strengths especially in smaller rooms [...]."
See full review at gamezcheck.de/index.php/artikel/games/hardwaretests/item/579-teufel-concept-c
"The Concept C is certainly not the set for audiophile music analysts [...]. Instead of being over ambitious and attempting to achieve something impossible, Teufel has built a set that offers a clear, well-resolved, very dynamic sound up to a higher room volume - just before the neighbors come knocking on your door."
"The active and previous playback, which the set shows with music, is also evident in games. It's an almost perfect blend at moderate volume, as you would usually get from short desk speakers, which ensures that music, language and effects are also blended in action scenes. The latter do not drown anything out, and the deep bass is not too dominant - if you adjust the equaliser or have adapted the bass - and for those who are not audio experts, direct nuancing provides an ideal sound. It doesn't matter whether bullets are flying in Call of Duty or the atmosphere of Sword & Sworcery is immersive, the system has nothing to prove in terms of its volume control. This also applies to films, of course, where it is important that there is a stereo mix."
See full review at eurogamer.de/articles/2015-12-13-teufel-concept-c-test
"The Concept C impressed us above all in gaming and the viewing of action films. In these test sections the sound system could score through the powerful bass. This produces an enormous sound pressure and produces a very pleasant and deep sound, which is particularly noticeable with shots and explosions."
"The satellite loudspeakers are also totally impressive in this field of application. [...] This also applies to music playback. In this test section, the soundsystem felt particularly at home with the reproduction of hip-hop and electronic music and sounded really fun.
"In order to get the best possible results in all test areas, you should take the time to fine-tune the subwoofer. If you have found the right setting with this, you can enjoy a very good sound picture with a powerful bass combined with clear high- and mid-tones, which are particularly level-resistant."
"The Concept C is a 2.1 sound system, which is best for the gaming area. [...] Here the sound system scores particularly highly with its very powerful bass [...]."
See full review at mod-your-case.de/index.php?forum2-showposts2-916
“In a nutshell: The Concept C set exhibits thoroughly solid workmanship!”
"Two positive characteristics quickly become apparent. One is the unbelievable fullness of the sound that almost achieves the level of a classic surround sound. The feeling with chase scenes as with stadium events is of being in the middle of the action. An additional characteristic of the sound is the exceptionally pleasant articulation that is especially apparent with the playback of deeper, more sonorous vocals. Even deeper foundation tones are cleanly accented without overpowering the highs. When it comes to the ‘spoken word,’ it really hits the mark.“
"After placing our test set on the desktop, we switch over into musical terrain. Here we begin, as usually, with softer tones. Today, it’s the Lily Allen/Robbie Williams version of ‘Dream a Little Dream.’“
"The music could be ‘felt‘ in the truest sense of the word, even without the truly large bass spectacle. The Concept C passes the softer music test with flying colors and delivers a truly crystal clear sound.“
"Next, we up the ante with a more complicated piece from musical history: ’Innuendo‘ by Queen. With its complexity, hard guitar riffs, flamenco rhythm, a driving drum beat and truly one of the most impressive voices in pop music, this piece is a real endurance test for many compact speaker systems. For the Concept C, however, apparently not. Even here, our test model pleases in every way. Even more, it really knew how to blast out the sound in all the right areas, while the 2.1 package rolls out a thick carpet of sound and impressively underscores that Freddy Mercury was a complete genius. More than that, the balance of the treble and the bass as well as the perfect emphasis on the vocals nearly gives one the feeling of being there live in the studio in the year 1990. A truly goose-bump inducing moment that is only seldomly achieved with even high-priced equipment.”
"In order to summarize our really impressive listening test: With the Concept C, Teufel creates a sonic earthquake in your own 4 walls without showing a single weakness!”
"[...] Teufel’s Concept C is much more than just an insider tip!”
You can read the entire test (in German) at www.lite-magazin.de
"The Concept C offers fabulous sound distributed among two small loudspeakers and a subwoofer. The workmanship is exemplary and whether you play video games or listen to your music collection: Your ears will be delighted.”
You can read the entire test review (in German) at www.gameswelt.de
"One searches in vain for serious areas for criticism with the new Concept C. After all, the 2.1 system with Bluetooth support (including NFC) and integrated USB soundcard scores points with its premium construction and very good technology. In terms of sound quality, we were above all happy with the clear highs and the clean midrange, but the high degree of level stability as well as the dynamic and powerful bass also spoke in favour of our test model. Last but not least is the practical cordless remote. What more could one ask for?”
See full review at gamezoom.net
Downloads & support
The set is a universal system. You can connect any of these listed devices via your stereo analogue inputs and play them back over your subwoofer and both satellites.
You can connect the set like a standard speaker system: The two satellites are connected to the corresponding speaker outputs R/L of the receiver/amplifier using the non-insulated speaker cable. The subwoofer is connected from the aux R input (RCA) to the sub-out output on the receiver/amplifier using a mono RCA cable.
If the receiver/amplifier has two pre-out outputs, simply use both aux-in jacks on the subwoofer. If the receiver/amplifier only has volume outputs, you will need two "voltage reducers" from Teufel special accessories to use the product there.
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.
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.
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!
If the centre is placed outside the area of 40 centimetres to 1.20 meter height, it should be slightly inclined or angled towards the listener.
This circumstance would drive up the production and storage costs, which would result in a significantly more expensive sales price.
A paint shop in your vicinity will surely be able to repaint the speaker housing to your preferred colour without loss of warranty - after expiry of the eight-week right of return.
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.
Tauschen Sie die neben dem Netzschalter befindliche Sicherung aus. Falls die Power-Diode danach nicht leuchtet, wenden Sie sich bitte an unseren Service. Falls die Power-Diode danach leuchtet, aber kein Ton zu vernehmen ist, verfahren Sie bitte wie unter Punkt 2. beschrieben.
2. Falls die Power-Diode leuchtet:
Drehen Sie den Pegelregler Level am Subwoofer auf »Minimum«, ziehen das Subwoofer-Cinchkabel am Verstärker ab, drehen Level vorsichtig hoch und berühren den Cinch-Heißleiter des Cinch-Kabels (innen) mit dem Finger. Ist nun ein Brummen oder Knacken zu hören, liegt der Fehler beim Receiver oder seinen Einstellungen. Bleibt der Subwoofer stumm, wenden Sie sich bitte an unseren Service.
Wenn also das Signal im Stereobetrieb z.B. nur auf zwei Satelliten spielt, ist die korrekte Zuweisung in der Software von Soundkarte/DVD-Player entweder nicht möglich oder nicht korrekt eingestellt.
Das Concept E Magnum ist „schuldlos“ - es gibt nur das wieder, was es an Signalen bekommt (und eben das nicht, was es nicht bekommt).
Also muss die korrekte Zuweisung in der Software von Soundkarte/DVD-Player erfolgen.
Bitte kontakten Sie den Support des Soundkarten/DVD-Player-Herstellers.
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.
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.
If the interference continues, try using a shorter high-end shielded and insulated RCA connector cable.
The colours of the outputs and the types of signals transferred at each output differ from sound card to sound card. Please refer to the sound card manual. The Teufel system then reproduces the surround signal decoded by the sound card.
The five satellites are connected directly to the speaker clamps on the subwoofer, using the speaker cable supplied. Strip and split the ends of the speaker cable to do so. Speakers and amplifiers have corresponding [+] and [−] clamps. The [+] cable of the speaker cable is marked with a stripe. It is important to observe the correct polarity when connecting the speakers: the plus pole of the speaker connects to the plus pole of the amplifier and the minus pole of the speaker to the minus pole of the amplifier.
The system is an extremely good-value, fully active system that performs very well for its class. It has been designed for home cinema use in smaller rooms and for PC use. It should be taken into consideration, especially in fully active operation with sound cards and DVD players, that a PC speaker system cannot fill an entire room with sound, only the area where the user is sitting. This system has not been designed for and is not suitable for long-term use at very high volumes.
If the system is operated when the volume is too high, the safety cut-off in the power pack may be activated. This cut-off switch is required for safety reasons and prevents the power pack, the power amplifiers and the speakers from sustaining damage. If this cut-off switch is activated, it means that the system has reached its performance boundaries.
Our problem-solving tips:
• Position the system speakers closer to where you are sitting. Then much less power will be needed for loud sound reproduction.
• Use an AV Receiver that will supply the satellites with power. This takes the pressure off the power pack and the power amplifiers of the system.
However, a fault cannot be ruled out if the system switches off at low volumes in rooms of 20 m² or smaller.
We are unable to authorise additional active cooling of the power amplifier. It no longer corresponds to the specifications for the operation of our products. Failures caused by additional active cooling can clearly be attributed to negligent action by the user. As operation with active cooling has a direct effect on the function of the product, it voids all warranty claims.
The other four inputs on the subwoofer do not need to be occupied (= RCA cable disconnected). With this connection plug arrangement of front In L/R, the Concept E Magnum Power Edition amplifier activates all satellites and the subwoofer through internal distribution. If the subwoofer and all five satellites now play correctly via a directly connected CD player, the Concept E Magnum Power Edition was not receiving the correct signal before. Either the cinch cable is defective (try exchanging it) or the output of your source appliance is not producing the correct signal.
If you continue to experience unwanted noise/individual malfunctions, there is possibly a defect in the Teufel system.
Speakers and amplifiers have corresponding [+] and [−] clamps. The [+] cable of the speaker cable is marked with a stripe. It is important that the polarity of the speakers is identical when they are connected: the positive pole of the speaker connects to the positive pole of the amplifier and the negative pole of the speaker to the negative pole of the amplifier. Connecting the cables with the incorrect phases can result in thin sound, weak bass and reduced stereo characteristics. For multichannel surround systems, it is also important that all speakers are connected with the correct polarity in order to ensure the right three-dimensional atmosphere and the correct alignment of the sound.
If your notebook only has a single 3.5 mm stereo jack output, connect it using a 3.5 mm mini jack cinch Y adapter cable to the front input "In R/L" on the subwoofer.
Thanks to the integrated "Upmix" switch in the Concept E 2/ E Magnum / Motiv 5 / Concept F, the 4 satellite speakers play back a stereo signal and the centre speaker and the subwoofer each play back a mono signal. This admittedly does not sound as perfect as Dolby Digital, but does sound better than pure stereo playback.
You will still have the chance later on to operate your speaker using a convertible external 5.1-capable sound card, in order to experience the full pleasure of Dolby Digital and DTS.
Different companies, such as Creative, Terratec, Toshiba, ESI/Audiotrak and M-Audio, offer solutions for connection to the PCMCIA port or via USB or FireWire.