- Complete 5.1 system with a striking look
- Compact subwoofer with 250 mm bass driver and 400 watt maximum performance
- Five identical high-end micro satellite speakers
- Control station with 4 digital and 4 analogue connections
- Integrated Dolby Digital / ProLogic / dts Decoder
- Recommended for spaces up to 30 sqm.
Overview of our technologies
Practical usability, quality sound and a designer appeal don't have to contract one another! Despite its multitude of functions, Motiv 5 is anything but a rustic all-in-one tool. It has all the refinement and sophistication you'd expect from a Teufel surround sound system.
Motiv® 5 appeals to multiple senses. Not only is it beyond sonorous, it's tactile and visual as well. Its sound is underpinned by a substantial subwoofer, which pulls together the entire system.
Motiv® 5 expands on the successes of its smaller stereo version, the Motiv 2. This 5.1 surround sound set has been meticulously tuned to work in perfect unison with its included A 500/6 SW subwoofer.
400 watt amplifier for 30 sqm
With this fully active system, you'll enjoy reserves of 400 watts of musical output. That's enough power for the bass driver and five satellites to fill spaces up to 30 sqm.
Plenty of connections
Motiv 5 can be connected to a Blu-ray or DVD player (analog outputs necessary!), a PC sound card or any other stereo source. It can also be connected to a home cinema receiver, or Teufel's ControlStation or Decoderstation.
Good looks, but powerful
Motiv 5 is both a gorgeous and particularly powerful system. It's designed for full multimedia compatibility and therefore geared with universal functionality for the future of audio. ?
This clever high-tech tool transforms an active 5.1 speaker ensemble into a complete multimedia centre. Thanks to the Decoderstation 5, a purely PC-based set is converted to a universal system to use anywhere.
Connect 8 devices
Up to eight external devices can be used with the Decoderstation 5 via a Teufel multichannel speaker set – without shifting the plugs around – simply by pressing a button on the decoder itself or using the infrared remote control.
Full surround quality
The integrated Dolby/dts decoders of the Decoderstation 5 enable an original 5.1 playback in full surround quality. A 32-character display keeps you informed about current function status; the supplied remote control permits you to conveniently control all functions from your listening location.
- Satellite Speaker MO 5 FCR
- 5.1 Subwoofer A 500/6 SW
- Decoderstation 5 Box
- Remote Control for Decoderstation 5 RC
- 30m Speaker Cable 1.0mm² - C1030S
- RCA-Cable 3.0 m C7030A
|Digital inputs coaxial||2|
|Digital inputs optical||2|
|Cinch input stereo||3|
|Cinch input 5.1||1|
|Dolby Pro Logic||Yes|
|Miscellaneous||Display: 32 chars - 2 rows|
Bassmanagement (Large/Small, Subwoofer yes/no)
Stereo Modes: Stereo
You can expect enormous dynamics and full bass power from this attractive bassist with its rounded corners and black high-gloss varnish. It can be connected to a PC, DVD player (incl. decoder) or decoder station connection box and directly controls all five individual satellites.
Despite its compact dimensions, our many years of experience in subwoofer construction means that this smart, attractive woofer can make itself be heard – very loudly.
An infrared remote control is included for controlling the levels of the individual channels and, if necessary, the overall volume can be easily adjusted from the listening location.
|Woofer (number per enclosure)||1|
|Woofer (diameter)||250.00 mm|
|Woofer (material)||Cellulose, coated|
|Enclosure type||Bass reflex|
|Enclosure surface||High gloss|
|Equalisation openings (pos.)||Bottom|
|Terminal clamps||Push terminals|
|Maximum cable diameter||2.00 mm|
|Cinch input 5.1||1|
|Lowest frequency (-3 dB)||38 Hz|
|Input gain adjustment||Via panel or remote control|
|Full Range/Low Pass switch||Yes|
|Phase control||0° or 180°|
|Power output capacity impulse (peak) Satellite||50 W|
|Power output capacity impulse (peak) Bass||150 W|
|Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Satellite||40 W|
|Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Bass||100 W|
|Power supply voltage||220 - 240 volts|
|Standby-Power consumption||0.90 watt|
|Maximum power consumption||400 watt|
|Mains cable - IEC connector (non-heating device)||Yes|
The elaborate chassis equipment with a 25mm fabric dome, paired with a long-stroke 100mm Neodym mid bass made of coated cellulose guarantees high quality music playback.
We consider the MO 5 FCR to be one of the best-sounding micro satellite speakers on the market – and even more so in combination with the optimally matched fully active multichannel subwoofer A 500/6 SW.
|Continuous power handling (IEC - Long Term)||70 Watt|
|Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term)||100 Watt|
|Sensitivity (2.83 V / 1 m)||87 dB|
|Minimum amplifier output power recommended||10 Watt|
|Maximum sound pressure level||99 dB/1m|
|Impedance||4 - 8 Ohm|
|Frequency range from/to||120 - 22000 Hz Hz|
|Tweeter (number per enclosure)||1|
|Tweeter (diameter)||25.00 mm|
|Bass/Midrange driver (number per enclosure)||1|
|Bass/Midrange driver (diameter)||100.00 mm|
|Bass/Midrange driver (material)||Cellulose, coated|
|Enclosure material||ABS plastic|
|Enclosure surface||Lacquer, high gloss|
|Terminal clamps||Screw terminals, gold plated|
|Suitable for banana plug||Yes|
|Maximum cable diameter||4.00 mm|
Overall: 4 out of 4 stars!
"The Motiv 5 Digital, a beautiful mixture of the Motiv 5 and the Decoderstation 3, is one of the best 5.1 multimedia surround systems of its price class (bundled for €599,-). The Teufel Motiv 5 delivers a clear and clean sound in the high and middle ranges through its five satellite loudspeakers and a deep and accented bass, giving more than an impressive room sound experience. The Decoderstation 3 is a top product and, thanks to its amazing price, it's more than just another AV Receiver alternative. Through its fantastic design Teufel creates a beautifully cut form for the loudspeakers and, to top it off, a very elegant piano lacquer finish."
"With the Motiv 5 Digital you'll experience new worlds of acoustics that you only thought you‘d heard before."
Results: 5 / 5
"The Teufel Decoderstation 5 is a real multitalent, which now can be connected to many different sound devices, such as their DVD player, iPod or their PC. With the remote control, your film evening on the couch will be super easy and the preferences are easy to take care of with the Teufel system, regardless the situation. The worksmanship and material is excellent, which doesn't surprise us coming from Teufel."
• Many different connection possibilities
• Wonderful visuals (matches the Concept E series)
• Remote control
Read the entire test here! (German only)
Small, practical, cost-efficient
Whoever's searching for the possibility to combine multiple sound sources within a compact, active box system and not spend much money will be good to go with the Decoderstation 5.
• Richly optioned connector bank
• Clean lines
• Easy operation
Grade: GOOD (1,8)
Sound Dolby Pro Logic II: CD "Dream Dance Vol. 50, CD 1": what a step ahead – acoustically this combination of the Decoderstation 5 and Concept E 300 in comparison to the older Decoderstation 3 and the Concept E Magnum Digital are hardly in the same ball park. The January, 2008 tested products were still cheaper, but the in-total 448 euro for the brand-new Teufel combination is an excellent investment. With Paffendorfs "Self Control" the attractive subwoofer really impresses. All power amplifiers are located in its housing, which gives pleasure during performance and a surprising depth. With increased volumes the Concept E 400 remains sovereign and provides a precise, room-filling sound with excellent differences between vocal and instrumental elements. The subwoofer not only delivers tremendous sound pressure – as shows with "I kissed a Girl" or "Real Booty Babes" – but is quick on the uptake and immediately implements bass impulses. In each individual you get amazing results in an astoundingly constructive way. The bass is hefty and quick, the highs and midranges are homogeneous and played forward without-error.
Well thought-out, optically gorgeous, strong sound – this price-conscious combination of the Concept E 300 and the Decoderstation 5 is for beginners or old hands that need an inexpensive second solution…for example, playing PC multimedia files…a perfect choice. Volume level strength is excellent for such a system. The connection possibilities fort he Decoderstation 5 are also something to praise as well as its balanced and clean worksmanship. This is our summary: you'll hardly find more sound, quality and equipment for 450 euro anywhere else around.
• Astoundingly dynamic sound
• Excellently harmonic sound picture
• For the performance area excellent volume control
• Subwoofer with nimble speed and a good volume
• Decoderstation 5 with impeccable ports
• Good finish to all components
Teufel is setting the record straight: The System 5 THX Select offers great fun for music and movies at a price under €1,000. No competitor can match this feat.
Benchmark product for mid-price loudspeaker systems
Value for money: Top grade + 1 bonus point
Read the entire test here!
The new System 5 holds its own with ease and even sounds a touch smoother than previously. However, the high power consumption we noticed in stand-by mode reduces the overall score by two-hundredths of a point in comparison to the predecessor model.
This system has nothing to fear from the competition. Comparable loudspeaker sets suitable for both music and movie playback are generally larger or more expensive – or both.
• Sound quality: B+
• Operation: A-
Test results: Good; Grade: B+
Price verdict: Affordable
Gamepro pitted several multi-channel surround sound systems against each other in an extensive product overview. Our System 5 THX Select set secured very high scores in the “Loudspeaker Systems” category and earned the following evaluation from the test editors:
"A near-perfect system with fantastic sound and flawless workmanship. Top class!"
Having revamped its home theatre classic, System 5, Teufel demonstrates just how much enjoyment a loudspeaker system for € 1.000,- can produce. Thanks to THX Select certification, this speaker sextet for movie soundtracks performs confidently and dynamically even at high volume levels. Affordable home theatre can be such great fun!
• Sound: Very good
• Features: Very good
• Workmanship: Good
• Class: Premium
Value for money: Excellent
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Its premiere in Germany: as the first manufacturer worldwide, Teufel showcases the new, improved power of the Norm THX Select 2 out of Berlin. It's crazy, what Teufel offers for 1600 euro. The near-to-perfect realisation of THX Norm with first class sound with music or film secures the set First Place in our test as well as our "Highlight" recommendation.
• Dynamic, amazing yet fine sound
• Very deep yet hefty bass
• With films plays very nicely, gives a nice room atmostphere
• Sound fidelity (frequency variation): 5/5
• Sound fidelity (lateral radiation variation): 4/5
• Sensitivity: 1/2
• Minimal resistance: 2/2
• Lower ground frequencies, front: 10/10
• Maximal bass performance: 7/8
• Listeninig test: (Surround: Good) 32/40
• Listening test: (Stereo: Good) 8/10
Test Results: Excellent (85/100)
An audiovision Highlight!
This revamped system is a compelling choice in every aspect: Priced at only € 950,-, the Teufel System 5 sounds great when playing music sources and also provides a tingling surround experience. The subwoofer’s powerful SPLs and dynamic range surpass all expectations – a truly devilish Teufel product!
AV rating: 81 out of 100 points
If you're serious about audio in movies, then there's no getting around this full-blown, THX-certified loudspeaker system – the ideal basis for excellent cinematic sound. The design of the System 9 THX Ultra 2 comes across as rather subdued for its size, yet it provides an extraordinarily good sound quality and a stunning dynamic range. It's pretty much impossible to find better sound for the money. That's why the System 9 earns our "Highlight" rating – no contest!
• Sound: A+
• Testing: A+
• Operation: A
• Value for money: Excellent
Overall grade: A+
The listening test further demonstrated that Teufel can be proud of its System 9. The set's biggest strength is its extremely homogeneous spatial imaging. The sound seems to emanate from a single spot, much like from a set of coaxial loudspeakers. Speaker colouration is a foreign word for the Teufel team, as this system sounded completely harmonious and well-balanced. It didn't act like an audiophile diva that shows off its trademarks by performing a select few idiosyncratic works. In fact the Teufel system presented itself as a jack-of-all-trades that could handle a demanding music ensemble just as well as the wide dynamic range of an action-packed movie soundtrack.
• Technical analysis: Good (7 / 10 points)
• Neutrality: Excellent (45 / 50 points)
• Dynamics: Excellent (28 / 30 points)
• Spatial imaging: Very good (9 out of 10 points)
Overall rating: Very good (89 out of 100 points)
Value for money: Excellent
Unrivalled! The Teufel System 9 THX Ultra 2 sets the standard for the € 5.000,- category at a level that the competitors simply cannot reach – due to the system's sensational acoustic performance and bargain pricing.
Area DVD - Masterpiece!
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In Luc Besson's "The Fifth Element", the alien diva gives such an impressive rendition of her aria that the viewer completely forgets about the loudspeakers and almost feels inclined to join in on the applause at the end of the performance.
The Teufel System 9 is fun for everyone. Movie fans and HiFi enthusiasts alike will switch over to this system.
• Sound quality: 71 / 80 points
• Features/workmanship: 8 / 10 points
• User-friendliness: 9 / 10 points
Overall: 88 / 100 points
The even response and wide dynamic range of the Teufel System 9 makes it a superb loudspeaker set and a review highlight. Designed for rooms sized up to 100 m², it delivers an impressive performance thanks to its uncritical radiating characteristics – even in mid-sized home theatres. The size and price of the system appear to be almost underrated in relation to its performance.
AV rating: Very good
It'll be difficult to find a comparably good cinematic performance anywhere else – especially considering the System 9’s attractive price.
• Stereo sound: Very good (87 points)
• Surround sound: Excellent (96 points)
• Workmanship: Very good
• Class: High-end
AUDIO rating: Impressive (92 points)
Value for money: Impressive
The July/August issue of HD+TV published the results of a reader survey to determine the best and most popular home theatre components. We're pleased to announce that the magazine's readers have crowned our System 9 THX Ultra 2 the best 5.1 loudspeaker system. Thank you for voicing your opinions!
The Teufel System 9 THX Ultra 2 is a perfect example of what true home theatre enjoyment is about. If you're serious about audio in movies, then there's no getting around this full-blown, THX-certified loudspeaker system – the ideal basis for excellent cinematic sound. It's pretty much impossible to find better sound for the money.
"Best of Electronics 2008" Online Award
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Teufel has crafted a delightful synthesis of products with its System 9, demonstrating that contrary to popular opinion, you can enjoy music on a THX system just as much as a movie soundtrack. No matter if it’s soft or loud, it's always a blast. And thanks to the good efficiency rating of the electronics, there are no performance issues whatsoever. Clearly a top pick at this price.
• Technical analysis: 3 / 5 points
• Neutrality: 5 / 5 points
• Dynamics: 5 / 5 points
• Spatial imaging: 4 / 5 points
Overall rating: Very good
• Technical analysis: 4 / 5 points
• Dynamics: 5 / 5 points
Overall rating: Excellent
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A lot helps – a lot. The M 9500 is the only THX-licensed device in the Ultra 2. Roughly a meter high towers pile up two 12 ers with a power amplifier that is hot hot hot. The devil does what he promises, bringing the highest of highs with the deepest of tones for the ultimate fun.
You’re guaranteed to be blown away with the M 9500 from Teufel. You have to hear what the two conservative 12-ers combined with a powerful, first-class amplifier can do. When it comes right down to it, the rest of the field just doesn’t compare (and that in the comparison test: 12 subwoofers from different manufacturers!)
• Sound: Absolutely top class (60 / 70 points)
• Price/Performance: Outstanding
Total Result: excellent (82 / 100 points)
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.
1. Installieren Sie die neusten Treiber der Soundkarte sowie die neuste Version der Soundkarten-Software
2. Klicken Sie in Windows 7 auf Start, dann Systemsteuerung, dann auf Sound.
3. Klicken Sie auf das Lautsprechersymbol, welches als Standardgerät definiert ist.
4. Klicken Sie dann auf die Schaltfläche "Konfigurieren".
5. Wählen Sie "5.1 Surround" und klicken Sie auf die Schaltfläche "Testen". Es sollten alle Lautsprecher angesprochen werden, ansonsten liegt eine falsche Verkabelung oder ein defektes Kabel vor.
6. Die einzelnen Lautsprecher können Sie auch ohne PC testen, indem Sie beispielsweise einen MP3-Player direkt an die Cinch-Eingänge des Mehrkanal-Akitv-Subwoofers anschließen.
7. Klicken Sie nach einem erfolgreichen Test auf die Schaltfläche "Weiter".
8. Wählen Sie die Kästchen "Center", "Subwoofer" und "Hinteres Paar" an und klicken Sie auf die Schaltfläche "Weiter".
9. Wählen Sie NICHT die Kästchen "Vollspektrum-Lautsprecher" an. Beide Kästchen müssen leer bleiben.
10. Klicken Sie auf die Schaltfläche "Fertig stellen". Die Windows 7 Konfiguration ist abgeschlossen. Konfigurieren Sie nun die Software Ihrer Soundkarte.
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.
Je höher dieser Wert ist, desto eher springt der Subwoofer an, weil er ein stärkeres Signal zugewiesen bekommt. Befindet sich zudem der Schiebeschalter an der Rückseite des Subwoofers in der Mittel-Stellung „Auto“?
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.
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.
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.
However, we recommend the conventional connection method, see "How do I connect the Motiv 5 to an AV Receiver?"