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  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set"
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set"
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set"
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set"
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set"
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set"
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set"
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set"
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set"
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set"
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set"
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set"
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set"
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set"
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set"
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set"
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set"
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set"
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set"
  • Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set"

Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set"

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Complete 5.1 sound system with Bluetooth for gaming, movies and music
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Highlights

Why we love this product
The new Concept E 450 Digital is a powerful all-in-one surround system for gaming, movies and music. Now with a new and improved subwoofer with fully integrated electronics, Bluetooth 4.0 and USB soundcard. 
Surround gaming Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set"
Key advantages at a glance
  • Complete 5.1 sound system with Bluetooth for gaming, movies and music
  • XXL downfire subwoofer with an incredible 32 Hz low end and extremely powerful bass
  • Connection possibilities include PC, Macs, notebooks, PS4 & Xbox Ones, televisions & Blu-ray
  • Five 2-way satellites with an identical construction create a harmonious surround soundstage
  • Digital & analog inputs, 5.1 USB sound card, decoders for Dolby Digital, Pro Logit & DTS
  • Centre speaker includes an additional midrange driver for crystal clear speech reproduction
  • Includes handy puck remote for controlling the system
  • Comes with USB & loudspeaker cables plus centre stand
Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set" review of PCtipp Magazin
"If you're looking for clear sound for movies, music and games, you'll find it with Teufel's Concept E 450"
PCtipp Magazin 05|2016
All test reviews
(4.72 of 5 from 162 Reviews)
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Features

Overview of our technologies

5.1 USB Sound
Bluetooth
Bluetooth aptX
Google
plug & play
PC Gaming
PC/Multimedia
Dolby
dts Digital Entertainment
USB
Dolby Pro Logic II
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
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.

Learn more
Amazon Echo input
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.

Google Home Mini
The Concept E 450 Digital: Back & better than ever

The Concept E 450 Digital is a true multi-media system that can be used with just about any source device: PS4, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360, televisions, DVD players, Blu-ray players, smartphones, PCs, Macs. All digital and analogue inputs as well as connection terminals for the satellite speakers are located on the back of the subwoofer.

The clearly laid out front display allows the user to activate a wide range of settings:

  • Select the input source
  • Overall volume
  • Adjust individual levels
  • Play music mixed for stereo as surround using Dolby Pro Logic 2 Upmix
  • Set an automatic sound format selection (stereo, DTS or Dolby Digital)
  • Adjust the subwoofer level
Microlautsprecher Concept E 450 Teufel Display Anzeige SW Subwoofer
Stream from your smartphone with Bluetooth

It’s easy to stream audio from your smartphone or tablet to the Concept E 450 via Bluetooth. The Concept E 450 supports aptX, a Bluetooth codec that enables for near CD quality playback. You can stream millions of songs, for instance, from the Spotify App on your smartphone. The Concept E 450 can even convert these tracks into a 5.1 format for an immersive concert in surround sound thanks to Dolby Pro Logic’s Upmix stereo to surround sound processing technology.

Microlautsprecher Concept E 450 Teufel
XXL subwoofer

Larger, heavier, louder and deeper: this subwoofer is without equal when it comes to gaming and compact surround sound systems. Here's why:

  • Down-firing subwoofer with 300 mm bass driver was optimised with Klippel measurements for extremely deep and dry bass
  • The bass driver’s long throw suspension renders high, distortion-free levels
  • Teufel’s proprietary Air Stream Bass technology was further optimized resulting in no wind noise at high levels
  • 32 Hz low end for bass you can feel
  • 120 dB of maximum sound pressure for exhilerating gaming in even larger rooms
  • Integrated 500 watt 5.1 amplifier with new, highly efficient class D technology
  • Lighter driver membrane for a frequency range of 33 – 200 Hz for seamless integration with the satellites without frequency gaps
  • Classic, straightforward design with rounded corners and high gloss finish
  • Robust, well-braced MDFconstruction reduces troublesome resonances
  • Recessed connection panel allows the system to be placed directly against a wall
  • Automatic on and off: The system turns itself on automatically from standby mode when it receives a signal and off again if no signal is sent
  • Resonance damping rubber feet included with delivery
Remote control
The Teufel Puck Control remote control offers convenient control options for volume, source selection, muting and switching on and off. Thanks to its robust design and rubberised surface, it has great grip and won't roll off the table. 2 AA batteries are included.
Bluetooth Fernbedienung Puck Control Aufstellungsmöglichkeit

Included components

  • Satellite Speaker CS 25 FCR Mk3
  • Centre Speaker CS 35 C Mk3
  • Active-Subwoofer CM 2014 SW
  • power cable
  • 2.0 USB-Cable 2.0m - C7020U
  • 30m Speaker Cable 1.0mm² - C1030S
  • Puck Wireless Remote Control

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
Subwoofer CM 2014 SW
Subwoofer CM 2014 SW
XXL downfire subwoofer with integrated USB sound card, Bluetooth, decoders for Dolby Digital Pro Logic 2 and DTS as well as digital and analog inputs. Comes with a handy remote control.
Subwoofer CM 2014 SW
Speaker
Acoustic principle 1-Way-System
Enclosure type Bass reflex
Sidefire Yes
Maximum sound pressure level 113 dB/1m
Frequency range from/to 32 - 150 Hz
Miscellaneous Klippel®-optimized woofers with a long stroke
Woofer (number per enclosure) 1
Woofer (diameter) 300.00 mm
Woofer (material) Cellulose, coated
Enclosure material MDF
Enclosure surface Matte, lacquered
Equalisation openings 1
Equalisation openings (pos.) Underside
Removable front cover Yes
Integrated stand Yes
Terminal clamps Spring clips
Maximum cable diameter 2.50 mm
Suitable for AV receiver Yes
Connections
AUX Yes
5.1 USB sound card Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Digital inputs coaxial 1
Digital inputs optical 1
Cinch input stereo 1
Stereo jack 3.5mm - in 3
High level speaker outputs 5
USB 2.0 Yes
Miscellaneous Bluetooth with aptX-Codec
Playback
Dolby Digital Yes
DTS Yes
Dolby Pro Logic Yes
Dolby Pro Logic II Yes
Electronics
Input gain adjustment 1
Frequency regulator (range) 32 Hz
Level control Yes
Remote control Yes
Amplifier technology Class-D
Amplifier configuration 5.1
Amplifier channels 6
Power output capacity impulse (peak) Satellite 60 W
Power output capacity impulse (peak) Bass 200 W
Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Satellite 45 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 500 watt
Mains lead fixed Yes
Safety class 2
Fuse Yes
Storage for settings when disconnected Yes
Miscellaneous Automatic off
Display Yes
Display type Lacquer
Integrated DSP Yes
Audio-Digital-Analog-Converter 24 Bit, Cirrus Logic D/A-Wandler
Miscellaneous 100% compatible with Blu-ray and gaming soundtracks
Integrated DD/dts/PLII-Decoder Yes
Remote control Radio
Power source 2 x AAA
Materials Plastic, metal
Dimensions
Depth 40.00 cm
Width 40.00 cm
Height 62.50 cm
Weight 27 kg
Puck Wireless Remote Control
Puck Wireless Remote Control
The puck remote control enables the intuitive control of the Concept E Digital and Boomster over even large distances (over 10 meters). The ergonomic puck was developed to fit easy into the palm of the hand, but can also be placed on a table top. A rubberized surface keeps the device from sliding when in use.


Puck Wireless Remote Control
Connections
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Electronics
Remote control Radio
Materials Plastic / metal
Miscellaneous Illumination, mute, volume and source selection
Dimensions
Depth 8.00 cm
Width 8.00 cm
Height 3.00 cm
Weight 0.32 kg

Accessories

Accessories and bundle packages are not currently available for this product.

Expert reviews

Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set" review of PCtipp Magazin
Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set" review of PCtipp Magazin
"If you're looking for clear sound for movies, music and games, you'll find it with Teufel's Concept E 450"
PCtipp Magazin 05|2016
"There's not much to complain about in the supreme discipline of sound. The centre and satellite speakers deliver clear sound. Dialogues and vocals are also produced clearly. The giant subwoofer is also doing its job, possibly too well. It doesn't take much to shake the place up."

Conclusion:

"If you're looking for clear sound for movies, music and games, you'll find it with Teufel's Concept E 450."

(Translated from German)
See full review at pctipp.ch
Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set" review of www.pc-max.de
Concept E 450 Digital "5.1-Set" review of www.pc-max.de
"The sound is especially very good in movies and games"
www.pc-max.de 10.11.2015
"A 27 kg subwoofer makes a lot of promises here. In the standard setting, it [...] is extremely discreet, but remains deep and full."

"The satellites are also powerful and natural and rarely swallow details, especially in games. Another criterion that gamers in particular often wish for with headsets is the Concept E450 Digital: the pinpoint location of other players, for example with shooters. [...] In movies, there is a clear sound that clearly reproduces the voices."

Conclusion:

"The sound is especially very good in movies and games. The sound system also leaves nothing to be desired for normal music playback via the smartphone. We were also satisfied with the quality of workmanship [...]."

"The sound speaks for the Teufel Concept E450 Digital quite clearly, which completely satisfies us with games, music reproduction or also in films. We really like the puck in particular, which does not combine many but the most necessary functions."

(Translated from German)
See full review at pc-max.de
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Downloads & support

Help regarding this product
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.
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.


Which speaker cables does Teufel recommend?
For smaller sets up to Theater 1, we recommend using the 2.5 mm² Teufel speaker cable for optimal sound quality if the required length does not exceed 15 metres.

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.
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.
Is it possible to combine speaker cables with different cross-sections?
To supplement missing cable lengths you can use speaker cables of differing thicknesses without acoustical differences - provided there are no extreme differences in the cross-sections.
Should I rather choose a fully active or a partially active speaker set?
It is compulsory to connect partially active systems to an AV Receiver. This supplies the five to seven satellite speakers with the necessary power. Only the subwoofer works additionally with its own amplifier. The investment in a new system is higher because of the AV Receiver, but the solution is also much more flexible. After all, you can connect several signal sources, such as a TV, satellite receiver, PC, game console and MP3 player to an AV Receiver at the same time.

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.
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.
Can I set up the set in a different way to that described?
The recommended set-up information below represents the best possible arrangement for perfect multichannel playback in your home. Your available space, your partner or your furniture may not always allow you to arrange the speakers in the ideal manner. Try to meet as many of the requirements as possible.

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!
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.
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.
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.
How do I get 5.1 sound on a notebook?
For 5.1 reproduction you usually need an external sound card with six analogue outputs. Different companies offer solutions for connecting to the PCMCIA port or via USB or FireWire.

If your notebook already has three analogue mini-jack outputs, please read the answer to the above question "How do I connect the Motiv 5 to a PC/Mac?".
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