Overview of our technologies
When we set out to build the Concept E 400, we set ourselves an ambitious goal. We decided to create the world's most impressive loudspeaker set for high-performance PC multimedia sound. The resulting system fulfills its promise and rounds out the upper-end of Teufel Concept E portfolio.
A 500 watt subwoofer
There's no way to look past the imposing CE 400 SW situated right at the center of this sound system. Its 500 watt amplifier supplies more than enough power to fill spaces up to 30 sqm with loud, clear sound.
300 mm bass driver
It's surprising, but the compact Concept E 400 puts a 300 mm bass driver at your disposal. Generally speaking, bass drivers of this size are reserved for home cinema systems costing 1,000 euros or more. Only Teufel delivers this level of material quality... for a third of the usual price!
From film effects, to gaming surprises and musical impulses... expect a level of bass capable of covering the entire spectrum. It drops below 32 Hz to ensure that you won't just hear the base, but that you'll also feel it!
Five high-performance satellites constructed using two-way technology deliver a highly nuanced performance. An arched front piece ensures optimal directional characteristics, while a removable "floating" grille minimises corner reflections.
All five Concept E 400 satellite speakers are shielded and identically configured to ensure there are no distortions amongst channels. They are perfectly suited for placement on tables or shelves, wall-mounting or placement on speaker stands.
PC sound and beyond
Teufel's Concept E 400 is specifically designed to be connected with a PC. But it also delivers quality sound from other devices including DVD players, MP3 players, iPod docks, Sat receivers, gaming consoles and additional sources. Stereo sources sound great distributed over this 5.1 system thanks to built-in upmix technology!
Concept E 400 guarantees peak-quality multimedia sound right at your PC.
This PC multimedia system offers you the chance to connect further devices. Corresponding cables are included in the delivery. You’ll always save money when you buy a complete system as a bundle!
Controller plus speaker set plus cable
The remote-controlled preamplifier ControlStation 2 allows easy connection capabilities for your headphones and mikes, as well as other devices such as MP3 players, iPods, internet radio, DJ Mixers, etc). It also connects the PC and controls volume. The hefty subwoofer delivers its 500 watts so impressively that rooms up to 30 sqm are filled with overpowering sound.
Bigger is better
The sound you’ll get from this PC system bundle will surprise you. Try it for yourself.
ControlStation 2 is a preamplifier capable of expanding any 5.1 PC loudspeaker set into a comprehensive sound system. The device is ideal for anyone whose primary audio source is a computer.
For more connectivity and surround sound at your PCWithout a ControlStatoin 2, you'll have to connect your 5.1 PC speaker set directly to your computer's sound card. That means you won't have extra inputs for an MP3 player, an iPod, smartphone, DJ mixer, etc. You're also missing out on easy access to headphone and microphone jacks. The ControlStation 2 provides all of this and more.
This handy little preamplifier lets you link external audio sources to your PC speakers. Connect up to two analogue audio sources to the ControlStation 2 and switch between sources: PC, Audio 1 and Audio 2 without having to plug in and unplug your source devices.
ControlStation 2 puts an end to crawling under the computer table to connect a microphone, headphone or headset. Connect them directly to the ControlStation 2 instead. It's ideal for gaming and making VOIP calls.
An internal matrix processes inbound stereo signals in order to distribute them across five speakers and a subwoofer. The result is a significant boost in sound quality over conventional two-channel PC speaker sound. This feature can also be turned off using the "Pure" mode offered by ControlStation 2.
The ControlStation 2 includes an infrared remote control that gives you easy wireless access to all essential functions, even when you aren't sitting directly in front of your computer.
ControlStation 2 is a tool perfectly adapted to the needs of a PC audio listener. Combine it with Teufel PC speakers and you'll have the perfect sound system for your computer.
As part of a bundle setControlStation 2 is also with compatible Teufel PC loudspeaker systems. Buy it preconfigured as a controller for the Concept E 100 or Concept E 200 and profit from a system that includes all the necessary cables and a significant discount!
- Satellite Speaker CE 20 FCR
- Table Stand CE 20 TP
- 5.1 Subwoofer CE 400 SW
- ControlStation 2
- Remote control w/o batteries for ControlStation 2
- Stereo Minijack Cable AC 7010 CA, 1m
- 1m Stereo RCA Cable
- 20 m Speaker Cable AC 0020 CS
- 1,5 m Y Adapter AC 5015 AP
The 5.1 amplifier distributes the 500 watts maximum performance to six channels. And 225 watts of those are allocated just for the bass in the 63 litre reflex casing. This makes sense, because an imposing 300 mm chassis lays waiting for an ample power supply to allow it to mercilessly play out its advantages: 32 Hz lower limit frequency, 500 watts maximum level – while remaining clean, precise and free from noise.
Three illuminated regulators on the front enable direct control of the total volume, bass proportion and the On/Standby operating mode. The power consumption in the standby mode here remains less than 1 watts.
The Concept E 400 SW is only available as part of a Concept E 400 set.
|Woofer (number per enclosure)||1|
|Woofer (diameter)||300.00 mm|
|Enclosure type||Bass reflex|
|Enclosure surface||High gloss (front), foil (corpus)|
|Equalisation openings (pos.)||Front|
|Net internal volume||63 Litres|
|Terminal clamps||Push terminals|
|Maximum cable diameter||3.00 mm|
|Cinch input 5.1||1|
|Lowest frequency (-3 dB)||32 Hz|
|Bass boost/EQ||Bass control|
|Amplifier technology||Class AB, IC type|
|Power output capacity impulse (peak) Satellite||55 W|
|Power output capacity impulse (peak) Bass||225 W|
|Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Satellite||35 W|
|Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Bass||150 W|
|Power supply voltage||220 - 240 volts|
|Standby-Power consumption||1.90 watt|
|Maximum power consumption||650 watt|
|Mains cable - IEC connector (non-heating device)||Yes|
Stereo Modi: Stereo, Pure Direct
Bassmanagement (Large/Small, Subwoofer yes/no)
|Cinch input stereo||2|
|Cinch input 5.1||1|
|Stereo jack 3.5mm - in||1|
|Microphone jack 3,5mm - in||1|
|Cinch output 5.1||1|
|Headphone output 3,5mm||1|
|Microphone jack 3,5mm - out||1|
|Device type||5.1 pre amplifier|
|Display size||6,4 x 3,8 cm|
Despite being small in size, the micro speaker plays back all medium and high frequencies comprehensively, clearly and powerfully. The 9 x 12.5 cm casing behind a removable, floating mounted grid has a full-grown two-way system with 80 mm mid-tone speaker and 19 mm tweeter; an extremely finely tuned frequency switch ensures the harmonic interplay of these components. The curved front provides better sound radiation than conventional constructions.
An exceptionally linear frequency response is achieved in conjunction with the active filtering of the subwoofer’s multi-channel amplifier, marking new standards in the field of multimedia speakers.
The CE 20 FCR includes a matching table stand, but it can also be attached to the wall and swivelled horizontally/vertically using the optional Shortlock wall bracket. Attaching the speaker to the separately available M 50 P stand allows it to be placed freely in the room.
|Continuous power handling (IEC - Long Term)||60 Watt|
|Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term)||100 Watt|
|Sensitivity (2.83 V / 1 m)||84 dB|
|Impedance||4 - 8 Ohm|
|Frequency range from/to||150 - 20.000 Hz|
|Miscellaneous||Linear frequency response through active filtering by subwoofer unit|
|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)||Cellulose|
|Enclosure material||ABS plastic|
|Enclosure surface||Laquer, high gloss|
|Removable front cover||Yes|
|Net internal volume||0.70 Litres|
|Diameter of the stand screw threads||6.00 mm|
|Wall mounting brackets||Yes|
|Terminal clamps||Push terminals|
|Maximum cable diameter||2.00 mm|
|Suitable for AV receiver||Yes|
"Anyone who has ever invested in one of Teufel's systems and dealt with a minor problem knows about the high level of support the company maintains. They actively engage in finding solutions and helping to solve any problems, which is one great advantage of having both sales and direct-distribution located right in Berlin. Additionally, Teufel offers an eight-week trial period, in which customers can change their mind and choose another system. It's an exemplary policy!"
+ Very good sound for movies or games
+ Good deep bass and clear high tones
+ Good workmanship and visual appeal
+ Good price-to-performance ratio
For a price of 330,- euro you receive a very nicely balanced and precise stereo and surround sound. With a performance of 500 watts the subwoofer can really pump it out when it's necessary. The satellites offer a very good sound and have the nicest details as well (…)
With a price of 330,- euro, the Concept E 400 offers a very good price/performance ratio. Because this set is so versatile and easy to install, it can be recommended in particular to those that don't want or can't afford to spend so much money for a complete surround set system.
• Good Price/Performance
• Multipurpose combinations possible
• Simple installation
• Sound quality
Downloads & support
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.
The higher the level, the sooner the subwoofer restarts.
Bass should be set to 1/4 (at the "9:00 position" on the dial).
If you want to hook up multiple source devices to your Teufel set, we recommend that you purchase a Decoderstation 5.
If the interference continues, try using a shorter high-end shielded and insulated RCA connector 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.
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.
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.
We recommend you increase the volume of the source device connected to the Concept E and, at the same time, reduce the volume of the Concept E. After this, the system should work perfectly.
They can otherwise be mounted to the M 50 P speaker stands, which are available for purchase as an accessory.