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  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set" (2014)
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set" (2014)
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set" (2014)
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set" (2014)
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set" (2014)
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set" (2014)
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set" (2014)
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set" (2014)
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set" (2014)
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set" (2014)
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set" (2014)
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set" (2014)
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set" (2014)
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set" (2014)
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set" (2014)
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set" (2014)
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set" (2014)
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set" (2014)
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set" (2014)
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set" (2014)

Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set" (2014)

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Big sound meets multimedia versatility
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Highlights

Why we love this product
The Concept E450 is a premium multimedia sound solution with a versatile DecoderStation 5Mk2. No other system offers more bass, more power, or better sound transparency.
Key advantages at a glance
  • Big sound meets multimedia versatility
  • Connects to a wide range of devices & offers stereo to surround conversion
  • No additional devices such as amplifiers, or A/V receivers needed
  • New lip sync feature for perfect tone/picture synchronicity
  • 5 x 2-channel satellite speakers for amazing sound
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(4.68 of 5 from 98 Reviews)
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Overview of our technologies

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plug & play
PC Gaming
PC/Multimedia
Dolby
dts Digital Entertainment
Downfire
Dolby Pro Logic II

We at Teufel set ourselves the goal of developing a high-performance multimedia/PC speaker system at an affordable price. The result is the Concept E 450 Digital – an incredibly versatile and powerful system with an unbeatable price.

More Really is More

Whether Playstation, Xbox, media streamer, DVB-T/C/S receiver, television PC, iPod-dock, MP3 player, DJ mixer, CD player, Blu-ray player, tablet, or notebook – you’ll experience authentic 5.1 sound reproduction connected with either a SPDIF (TOSLINK or coaxial) or stereo cinch connection to the DecoderStation 5 Mk2. The DecoderStation also converts stereo signals to surround sounds.

The satellite speakers in glossy black are 2-way systems. Each contains a strong midrange driver (80mm) as well as a tweeter (19mm) for brilliant highs. The centre contains two midrange drivers for even more power. It all comes together with a 300 mm Downfire Subwoofer for a harmonious, powerful sound.

The DecoderStation 5 Mk2 enables authentic sound reproduction and is capable of transforming stereo signals into surround sounds that can activate all 5 speakers including the subwoofer. The new lip sync feature achieves synchronicity through a phased adjustment of picture and tone. Additional sound adjustments are also possible.

No additional devices, amplifiers, or A/V receivers are needed.

The Concept E450 is a premium multimedia sound solution. No other system offers more bass, more power or better sound transparencey. Test the Conept E 450 for up to 8 weeks. Every purchase comes with a 12 year guarantee.

Technical details:

  • 700 watt amplifier
  • 300 mm Downfire Subwoofer
  • 32 Hz bottom range
  • 113 dB SPL
An amazing home cinema system just got better

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.

Pure Teufel sound without all the distracting bells and whistles

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.

Heimkino Microlautsprecher Consono 25 Mk3 CS FCR Lautsprecher Schwarz
Heimkino Microlautsprecher Consono 25 Mk3 CS FCR Lautsprecher Schwarz 2
Subwoofer US 2112/8 SW

The XXL subwoofer with 700 watts of maximum power and integrated 7.1 amplifier features 3 front controls, auto power off, DPU bass reflex technology for eliminating wind noise, and a Klippel optimized 300 mm bass driver

Wie eine Soundkarte den Computer-Klang beeinflusst

Der Subwoofer wird mit drei Klinke-Cinch-Kabeln mit der 5.1-Soundkarte oder dem Media-PC verbunden. Wenn nur die beiden Frontkanäle verbunden sind, wird die integrierte Schaltung des Teufel-Systems aktiv, die den Ton über alle Satelliten und den Subwoofer ausgibt.

Die genaue Belegung der Ausgänge deiner Soundkarte kannst du aus dem Handbuch entnehmen. Das Set ist bis auf die Verbindungs- und Lautsprecherkabel sofort spielbereit. Sollte deine Soundkarte nur über digitale Ausgänge verfügen, benötigst du zusätzlich eine DecoderStation.

More fun with Amazon Alexa

Teufel Streaming systems and speaker with bluetooth can be optionally expanded with a device from the Amazon Echo series to allow you to select and enjoy music even more conveniently via Alexa voice control. You can find out more about how this extension works and what you can do with it on the Teufel blog.

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OK Google, play my Flow

Lost your remote control somewhere in the sofa again? No worries! Control your sound system with voice commands when you connect a Google Home device via Bluetooth.

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DecoderStation 5 Mk2

Compact rig out
This ultra-compact device works as a controller for each active 5.1 speaker set from Teufel. A subwoofer with an integrated 6-channel amplifier is with 5 speaker output make the Decoder Station 5 Mk 2 a complete multimedia sound system for any type of home entertainment - without AV receiver or amplifier.

Connect it all
The system can support up to eight external devices with a 5.1-speaker set, all you have to do is select between devices without the hassle of swapping cables. Four digital and four analog inputs are available for different applications: computer, laptop, DVD player, games console, TV, DVB-T/S/C, MP3 players, iPod dock, tablets, and media streamers - everything goes.

Surround sound all in one
The Decoder Station 5 Mk2 supports Dolby / DTS for amazing surround sound. The station also enhances conventional stereo signals to give you a surround sound experience that includes all five speakers plus a subwoofer.

Lip sync extrordinaire
The new Lip Sync button adjusts any delay during conversion, so that sound and image are always in sync.

Flexible as you want it
The decoder station can be combined with a variety of 5.1 speaker sets across different formats and offers adjustable crossover frequencies in the range 80 - 250 Hz to give you the best possible sound.

Keep control
A 32-character display keeps you informed about the status of each function. A multi-functional remote control is also included.

What more do you need?
The Decoder Station 5 Mk2 lets you kit out your home entertainment system with a fully active 5.1 speaker set without needing an extra AV receiver. All in all, this baby gives you a compact surround sound system with really vicious sound.

Included components

  • Satellite Speaker CS 25 FCR Mk3
  • Centre Speaker CS 35 C Mk3
  • Active-Subwoofer US 2112/8 SW
  • Power supply for Decoderstation 5 Mk2
  • Remote Control Decoderstation 5 RC Mk2
  • DecoderStation 5 Mk2 Steuergerät
  • RCA-Cable 3.0 m C7030A
  • 30m Speaker Cable 1.0mm² - C1030S

Specifications

Satellite Speaker CS 25 FCR Mk3
Satellite Speaker CS 25 FCR Mk3
A 2-way satellite speaker with a powerful 80 mm midrange driver.
Satellite Speaker CS 25 FCR Mk3
Speaker
Acoustic principle 2-Way-System
Enclosure type Closed
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
Miscellaneous neutral tuning
Tweeter (number per enclosure) 1
Tweeter (diameter) 19.00 mm
Tweeter (material) silk
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
Integrated stand Yes
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
Dimensions
Depth 9.50 cm
Width 10.00 cm
Height 14.10 cm
Weight 0.72 kg
Centre Speaker CS 35 C Mk3
Centre Speaker CS 35 C Mk3
A 2-way satellite speaker with a powerful 80 mm midrange driver and a high fidelity 19 mm tweeter.
Centre Speaker CS 35 C Mk3
Speaker
Acoustic principle 2-Way-System
Enclosure type Closed
Continuous power handling (IEC - Long Term) 80 Watt
Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term) 160 Watt
Sensitivity (2.83 V / 1 m) 88 dB
Minimum amplifier output power recommended 10 Watt
Maximum sound pressure level 105 dB/1m
Impedance 4 - 8 Ohm
Frequency range from/to 150 - 20000 Hz
Crossover frequency internal switch 3400 Hz
Crossover frequency to Woofer (recommended) 150 - 180 Hz
Tweeter (number per enclosure) 1
Tweeter (diameter) 19.00 mm
Tweeter (material) silk
Midrange driver (number per enclosure) 2
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 1.20 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
Dimensions
Depth 9.50 cm
Width 22.60 cm
Height 10.00 cm
Weight 1.25 kg
Active-Subwoofer US 2112/8 SW
Active-Subwoofer US 2112/8 SW
The XXL subwoofer with 700 watts of maximum power and integrated 7.1 amplifier features 3 front controls,  auto power off,  DPU bass reflex technology for eliminating wind noise, and a Klippel optimized 300 mm bass driver
Active-Subwoofer US 2112/8 SW
Speaker
Acoustic principle 1-Way-System
Enclosure type Bass reflex
Maximum sound pressure level 103 dB/1m
Woofer (number per enclosure) 1
Woofer (diameter) 300.00 mm
Woofer (material) Zellulose, beschichtet
Miscellaneous Per Klippel®-Messverfahren optimierte Tieftöner mit langem Hub
Enclosure material MDF
Enclosure surface Folie + Hochglanzlack
Equalisation openings 1
Equalisation openings (pos.) Unten
Net internal volume 65 Litres
Integrated stand Yes
Terminal clamps Federklemmen
Maximum cable diameter 2.50 mm
Connections
Cinch input 7.1 1
Electronics
Lowest frequency (-3 dB) 32 Hz
Input gain adjustment 1
Amplifier technology Class D + Class AB
Amplifier technology Class D + Class AB
Amplifier configuration 7.1
Amplifier channels 8
Power output capacity impulse (peak) Satellite 50 W
Power output capacity impulse (peak) Bass 320 W
Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Satellite 25 W
Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Satellite 25 W
Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Bass 150 W
Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Bass 150 W
Power supply voltage 230 volts
Standby-Function Yes
Standby-Power consumption 0.40 watt
Maximum power consumption 700 watt
Mains cable - IEC connector (non-heating device) Yes
Safety class 2
Fuse Ja
Storage for settings when disconnected Yes
Automatic on/off Yes
Dimensions
Depth 40.00 cm
Width 40.00 cm
Height 62.50 cm
Weight 27 kg
Decoderstation 5 Mk2
Decoderstation 5 Mk2
This ultra compact control device serves as a preamp for a 5.1-powered subwoofer. The Decoder Station Mk2 offers four digital (optical and 2x 2 x coaxial) inputs plus four stereo analog inputs (1 x 5.1, 1 x stereo). These are located on the back of the device and are suitable for the connection of many different devices. The integrated decoder for DTS, Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic ensures perfect surround sound for many playback devices.

With the extra Lip Sync option you ensure that video and audio are played simultaneously. The Decoder Station is compatible with many different types of speakers in the frequency range of 80-250 Hz. The included remote control gives you access to all the devices that you have connected the decoder Station Mk2.
Decoderstation 5 Mk2
Connections
Digital inputs coaxial 2
Digital inputs optical 2
Cinch input stereo 3
Cinch input 5.1 1
Cinch output 5.1 1
Playback
DTS NEO:6 Yes
Dolby Digital Yes
DTS Yes
Miscellaneous multichannel audio
Dolby Pro Logic Yes
Dolby Pro Logic II Yes
Electronics
Power supply voltage 100 - 230 volts
Standby-Function Yes
Standby-Power consumption 0.50 watt
Storage for settings when disconnected Yes
Automatic on/off Yes
Integrated DSP Yes
Remote control Infrared
Dimensions
Depth 15.00 cm
Width 23.50 cm
Height 5.40 cm
Weight 1.01 kg

Expert reviews

Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set" (2014) review of Widescreen
Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set" (2014) review of Widescreen
"The sound thoroughly impressed us: With the movie 'Avatar,' the rockets and arrows could be felt to whiz past our heads."
Widescreen 12/2013
"Teufel markets the Concept E 450 as a home cinema system as well as high-end loudspeakers for your PC. [...] You should have plenty of room  [...], because the subwoofer has truly gigantic dimensions. The delivery includes the loudspeakers as well as the Decoder Station, which not only supports all standard stereo and surround formats, but also offers a whole host of analogue and digital connections."

"The sound thoroughly impressed us: With the movie 'Avatar,' the rockets and arrows could be felt to whiz past our heads. A fantastic surround sound was also produced with 'Metro 2013,' during which we had the feeling of actually being in a subway tunnel. In terms of music, the Teufel set also made a faultless impression."

Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set" (2014) review of SFT
Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set" (2014) review of SFT Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set" (2014) review of SFT
"With this performance, the Concept E 450 doesn’t need to hide behind considerably more expensive systems dedicated to home cinema and is worth every penny.”
SFT 11/2013
"You should also be sure to have enough space, because the subwoofer has truly gigantic proportions. In addition to six loudspeakers, a Decoder Station 5 Mk2 is included with delivery, which not only supports all standard stereo and surround sounds, but also offers a multitude of analogue and digital connections (including two digital coaxial and two optical inputs) for PCs, game consoles, Blu-ray players, etc.”

“The dimensionality impressed us: While playing the eerie film ‘Metro 2013,‘ we really had the impression of being inside a subway tunnel. The film ‘Avatar’ produced a fantastic surround experience during which rockets and spears literally sailed past our ears. What we especially liked: The bass is strong and fills a room but is never obtrusive. In spite of its huge dimensions, the subwoofer gives the satellites enough room for a consistently detailed high and midrange sound image. The Teufel system cuts an equally stunning figure with music. With this performance, the Concept E 450 doesn’t need to hide behind considerably more expensive systems dedicated to home cinema and is worth every penny.”
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Help regarding this product
Can I order the Teufel speakers in different colours than those offered?
To realise the very reasonable sales prices usual for Teufel, it is not possible to offer the speakers in a multitude of housing designs.

This circumstance would drive up the production and storage costs, which would result in a significantly more expensive sales price.

A paint shop in your vicinity will surely be able to repaint the speaker housing to your preferred colour without loss of warranty - after expiry of the eight-week right of return.
Which cables do I need to connect a Teufel speaker set to the AV Receiver?
A home cinema system needs speaker cables to connect the satellite speakers to the receivers, and an NF mono RCA cable to connect the active subwoofer to the sub out socket of the AV Receiver.
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.
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 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.
Der Subwoofer spielt nicht – was kann ich tun?
1. Falls die Power-Diode nicht leuchtet:
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.
How do I connect my fully active Teufel system to a multi-channel sound card?
If your sound card is set up for 5.1 operation, you will usually find three 3.5 mm mini jack outputs. Connect the card using three Y adapter cables in the 3.5 mm mini jacks to 2 x cinch formats to the inputs for the front R/L, rear R/L, centre and subwoofer at the rear of the fully active Teufel set.

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 subwoofer switches itself off after a long period at high volume (the satellites keep playing).
It is possible that you have operated the system outside of its performance boundaries.

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.
One satellite speaker generates no sound or distorted sound, but the other one works fine. Why?
In order to more precisely identify the problem, please try swapping the channel positions of the two satellite speakers. It should be possible to find out if the problem is a defective satellite speaker, or if it has to do with the electronics of the amplifier. If the satellite speaker functions after the swap, then the electronics of the amplifier may be defective. If not, the satellite speaker is likely broken.
There is no sound coming from either the speakers or the subwoofer
Please check that the operating lights of your Teufel device are on. If not, please change the fuse: it could be that the mains fuse on the subwoofer may have blown due to overvoltage in the mains. The fuse box is located underneath the plug. Use a small screwdriver to lever it out, replace the two jammed fuses and insert the fuse holder back into the fuse box. Now the subwoofer should be ready for use again.
Basic function test.
You can check the function of the subwoofer and the satellites by only connecting the (stereo) signal from an external source that is guaranteed to be good quality, such as a music CD played on a (portable) CD player, using a RCA cable (and possibly a Y adapter) with the front input L/R on the subwoofer.

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.
How do I connect the five satellites to the Motiv 5?
The five satellites are connected directly to the speaker clamps on the subwoofer, using a normal speaker cable. We recommend using the speaker cable from the MO 500 W accessories package. Separate the ends of the speaker cable and remove the insulation.

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.
How do I connect my fully active Teufel system to a notebook?
You can use our fully active sets to create perfect PC sound, not only on a desktop computer but also with a notebook.

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.
My subwoofer that's connected to the Decoderstation 5 has no bass signal. What should I do?
Turn on the Decoderstation 5. Go tot he main menu by pressing the dial knob once that's located at the front of the device. Choose "Speaker size" off the menu. Set the speaker size to "SSS+Sub". For more information, see page 18 in the user manual.
Connecting your digital computer - how do we do that?
Connect the digital output of your sound card using an optical or coaxial cable (depending on the digital format of your card) tot he respective optical or coaxial input on your Decoderstation 5.

Some notebooks and sound cards have routed your digital output to the customary mini-cinch output. Software installed on your PC has been configured to switch the signal. If this is the case, you will need a special cable.

The digital connection guarantees interference-free 5.1 surround-sound playback. These instructions apply to notebooks as well as desktop computers.
Connecting Sat receiver/Premiere decoder/DVB-T receiver - how do I do that?
Let the receiver produce crystal-clear digital sound using its digital outputs. Digital Out to Digital In. Done!

If your TV receiver does not have a digital output, you can still connect both analogue outputs (Audio Out L/R) with one of the three analogue stereo input pairs on the Decoderstation 5.

Thanks to the Teufel decoder's Dolby ProLogic matrix, you can still enjoy real impressive surround-sound. Better than stereo, and far better than mono!
Meine Decoderstation 5 reagiert nicht bzw. arbeitet ungenau. Was kann ich tun?
1. Schalten Sie die Decoderstation 5 in den standby-Modus.
2. Schalten Sie die Decoderstation 5 ein und drücken sowie halten Sie sofort die Return-Taste.
3. Die Meldung "restore factory settings" erscheint im Display.
4. Bestätigen Sie die Meldung mit einem Druck auf den Drehregler.
Warum muss ich für den Dolby ProLogic II Movie-Modus die Entfernung für die Surround-Kanäle separat einstellen?
Dolby fordert in diesem Modus eine Mindestverzögerungszeit von 10 Millisekunden für die Surround-Kanäle - das entspricht umgerechnet einem Mindestabstand von -3,3 Meter. Als Folge können nur Werte oberhalb dieser Schwelle eingegeben werden. Daher wird das Surround-Delay für diesen Modus separat gespeichert um bei allen anderen Decodier-Modi den korrekten Abstand (ohne Mindestverzögerungszeit) einstellen zu können.
Are all delay settings the same for all Dolby Digital/dts playback modes?
The configuration settings for an optimal playback quality apply to all following modes except for Dolby ProLogic II Movie (see pages 14-18 of the handbook).

Why do the distances for the surround-sound channels have to be separately set for the Dolby ProLogic II Movie mode?

For this mode, Dolby requires a minimum delay time of 10 milliseconds for the surround-sound channels. This is equivalent to a minimum distance of 3.3 metres. Consequently, only values higher than this threshold can be set. For this reason, the surround-sound delay configurations for this mode are made separately, so that the correct distance (without minimum delay time) can be set for the other decoding modes.
Connecting your gaming console - how do I do that?
Now you can generate an authentic 5.1 sound from your Xbox or PlayStation, as long as your model has digital outputs. Use a digital cable to connect the console's digital out to the Decoderstation 5's in, using the appropriate optical or coaxial cable.

From now on, you will even be able to hear the enemy fighter approaching you from behind!
Do surround signals have to be decoded before they reach the decoderstation 3?
No. As already indicated in the product description, the decoderstation has integrated decoders for common surround sound systems, e.g. Dolby Digital / dts and can supply a fully active home cinema audio system with surround signals without any additional components.
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