The world’s first soundbar with THX Speaker Bar Certification
Fills your room with 5.1 sound with just a single speaker plus subwoofer
Advanced driver technology converts audio content into a goosebump-inducing experience
Sleek design complements the look of flatscreen TVs and displays
Features multiple connection possibilities and easy set-up
Overview of our technologies
An enormously powerful, dynamic THX set in a compact, space-saving design. As a THX home cinema trail blazer, Teufel mastered the technology of creating cinema quality sound in a range of easily integrated designs. We most recently pioneered the adaptation of this demanding standard to the elegant and versatile soundbar.
Surround yourself with sound, not speakers
The Cinebar 51 THX is more than an upgrade for your flatscreen sound – it takes you into the depths of a true cinema experience with the hassle free set-up and elegant look of a soundbar.
It doesn't matter whether you're watching a Blu-ray action movie, a drama with a lot of dialogue on DVD, a live concert on CD, or the latest dance tracks from a USB flash drive - the Cinebar 51 THX delivers breathtaking bass and goosebump-inducing sound with fantastic power reserves. Whatever the sound source, the result is a guaranteed adrenaline rush.
An enormous power output of 350 watts delivers more than enough sound for rooms up to 35 square meters; and thanks to Dolby Virtual Speaker technology, you’ll experience a rich and powerful dimensionality that will send your guests looking for where the other speakers are hidden.
All THX certified speaker bars fulfil the highest standards for audio construction so you know you’re getting the best technology out there. Our Cinebar 51 THX features two aluminium tweeters with 25 mm drivers and a total of four 100 mm midrange/bass drivers with very robust yet lightweight coated cellulose membranes capable of translating power from the efficient class D amplifier into high-impact, clear sound.
The soundbar is supported by an outstanding subwoofer with a 150 watt amplifier and a 250 mm bass driver. The use of THX Boundary Gain Compensation ensures that you perceive full, powerful, and precise bass no matter where you sit in the room.
The Cinebar 51 THX offers a wide range of connection possibilities including optical and coaxial digital inputs, two stereo cinch inputs as well as a USB port located directly beneath the display.
The Cinebar 51 THX has it all: power, THX certification, and an elegantly minimalist design.
• Dolby Virtual Speaker Technology for a 5.1 sound
• Powerful 150 watt subwoofer with a 35 Hz low end frequency limit
• THX Boundary Gain Compensation technology for optimal bass sound anywhere in the room
• Remote control, wall mountings, and table stands included in delivery
• Recommended for rooms up to 35 m²
Unterstützt wird der Cinebar 51 von einem aktiven Subwoofer mit satten 150 Watt an Endstufenleistung und einem 250-mm-Tieftöner. Damit die Basswiedergabe unabhängig von der Sitzposition im Raum stets satt, druckvoll und präzise bleibt, ist eine THX „Boundary Gain Compension“ gleich mit dabei.
- Subwoofer CB 51 SW
- mono cinch cable for Sounbar CB 51 SB
- Soundbar Cinebar 51
- Table Stand CB 51 TP
- Remote Control CB 51 RC
The Cinebar 51 THX with ist closed housing construction works on a two and a half-way principle with two aluminium tweeters with 25 mm and two mid-to low range drivers from coated cellulose and a 100 mm width. The membrane materials offer the best in highest performance and pressure - and with the following benefits: fantastic impulse delivery and enormous dynamics. With a performance from 100 watts per satellite channel, larger rooms are more than full of powerful sound.
With ist optical and coaxial digital inputs, 2 RCA analogue inputs and a USB 2.0 attachment the Soundbar offers a tremendous connection opportunity. With the USB connect your MP3, MP3 pro and WMA data.
The decoder element is fully kitted out and offers DTS and Dolby Digital as well as Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II and Dolby Virtual Speaker for fantastic, room filling sound from just one soundbar. Three programs are possible: Stereo, Reference or Wide. The Cinebar 51 THX can be set up with table feet or a wall mount - both are included in the delivery.
|Tweeter (number per enclosure)||2|
|Tweeter (diameter)||25.00 mm|
|Midrange driver (number per enclosure)||2|
|Midrange driver (diameter)||100.00 mm|
|Midrange driver (material)||Cellulose, coated|
|Bass/Midrange driver (number per enclosure)||2|
|Bass/Midrange driver (diameter)||100.00 mm|
|Bass/Midrange driver (material)||Cellulose, coated|
|Digital inputs coaxial||1|
|Digital inputs optical||1|
|Cinch input stereo||2|
|Bass driver output||1|
|DTS||DTS 5.1 / DTS 2.0|
|Dolby Digital||Dolby Digital 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1 AC-3|
|Dolby Pro Logic||Yes|
|Dolby Pro Logic II||Movie, Music, Game|
|Dolby Virtual Speaker||Wide / Reference / Off|
|Amplifier technology||Class D|
|Power output capacity impulse (peak) Satellite||150 W|
|Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Satellite||100 W|
An integrated amplifier with 150 watt power output fires a 250 mm bass driver. The specially configured bass reflex enclosure ensures optimal performance.
The subwoofer can fill rooms up to 35 m² with a rich, full bass. An auto on switch enables an energy-saving standby mode.
The CB 51 SW is only sold together with the Cinebar 51 and cannot be ordered separately.
|Woofer (number per enclosure)||1|
|Woofer (diameter)||250.00 mm|
|Woofer (material)||Cellulose, coated|
|Enclosure type||Bass reflex (sidefire)|
|Equalisation openings (pos.)||Bottom|
|Lowest frequency (-3 dB)||35 Hz|
|Input gain adjustment||Yes|
"The soundbar supports both Dolby Digital and DTS. The intensity of the Dolby Virtual surround sound simulation can be set to two different levels. Bass and high frequencies are variable. There is even an equalizer with pre-defined settings. The bass makes use of a separate woofer that made a very good showing in our measurement laboratory with an authentic 37 Hertz and levels up to 109 decibels.
The THX licensing really makes its presence felt when it comes to dynamics. The soundbar / subwoofer combination processes even the most extreme eruptions with amazing ease and can keep up with a conventional speaker set in the same price class when it comes to bass and neutral tonality. The virtualizer works without dimensional excess and created a pleasant atmosphere. The Cinebar mastered even pure music with a fine timbre and good dynamics. All-in-all, the sound was very respectable. Listeners with space issues have no reason to hold back."
"The Teufel Cinebar 51 THX got the highest score for sound. The device can attribute this above all to its THX licensing, which Teufel offers as the first manufacturer in the area of soundbars. The 2.1 duo comprised of soundbar and subwoofer especially won us over with a broad sound stage and authentic dimensionality as well as stable levels even in the bass range along with good speech intelligibility. With this, Teufel pulled ahead of 2nd and 4th places and even surpassed the front-runner. [...] Teufel’s soundbar offers more than the front-runer Canton in terms of sound at the same low price. This makes it an attractive alternative [...] and our price/performance winner. Audiophile home cinema fans who don’t want to set up an extensive speaker set in the living room will really enjoy the soundbar from Teufel.”
You can read the entire test review (in German) at video-magazin.de
In terms of features, Teufel sticks to the basics [...] In exchange, it has stable levels and bass of the highest order.”
"In stereo as well as in surround mode, Teufel knows how to produce a pleasant and full sound image without exhibiting any disrupting excess. The soundbar evinces a characteristic colouration in the midrange, which varies according to EQ settings. [...] The subwoofer has a bass which becomes even stronger in the „wide“ mode. The surround effect, however, was only evident in the center of the listening position. Especially the high frequencies had a subtly localizable quality with virtual speaker technology in both modes. The dimensionality of a 5.1 set was not replicated, but compared to television sound, it represents a big acoustic improvement.”
"The Teufel Cinebar 51 has an impressively clean tone and powerfully deep bass."
"But does THX licensing really make the soundbar sound better? Just last year, Teufel’s Cinebar 50 was a guest in our editorial department. In terms of hardware, there doesn’t seem to be a lot that’s changed according to the data sheet. The decisive difference is the THX seal of approval. In this case, this does not indicate that the already very good sound was improved. Instead, it gives the buyer an additional point of reference, because the device fulfills the THX’s testing center’s highest quality standards; which, at the end of the day, is merely confirmation of the Teufel technicians' engineering skills.”
Read the full test report(in German) here:
The Teufel Cinebar 51 THX is no 5.1 speaker system and this system can't completely replace that - especially for the spatial impressions. But for those who want to have one set in only one spot, namely for the TV, this system is a successful compromise, enabling one to enjoy music and movie soundtracks.
Drivers include two 25 mm aluminium tweeters and two 100 midrange drivers along with two 100 woofers with the lighter cellulose membrane (2.5 way system). The housing worksmanship also surprises and really emphasises the absolute class this kit has.
The Cinebar 51 delivers a spatial, strong and dynamic sound that sounds perfect even at high volumes. Music and film can be enjoyed - what you'd not necessarily expect from a soundbar system. The THX Speakerbar certificate guarantees enormous performance over the entire frequency range, and the Cinebar 51 does not disappoint.
Read the entire review here! (German)
You can't expect real surround sound, but there's no comparable quality model in this price range. The Cinebar 51 convinces in terms of sound quality in all disciplines, most especially with the strong bass and clear centre, but also powerful reserves for such a small compact system. For rooms up to 25 sqm you can't go wrong.
In terms of connectivity, everything you need is on board: two digital and one analogue input, although there is no HDMI connection. The small remote containing all important features works somewhat hesitantly; yet when the film “The Dark Knight” plays in the wide mode, the soundbar radiates a broad cinematic sound image, has authentic dimensionality, level stability, and good bass and speech intelligibility. Even stereo sound profits from the wide mode which gives music a more balanced sound.”
Downloads & support
The receiver/amplifier must have bass management where the frequencies are distributed for the THX front/centre speakers and the THX subwoofer (cut-off frequency 80 Hz).
Also, the amplifier should exhibit a minimum rating of 100 watt per channel and match the speakers for performance (amplifier sine wave output = approx. long-term load of speaker).
Since THX speakers are optimised to play back multi-channel signals (4 or 5.1 channels), the front speakers permit the precisely staggered and very true to detail spatial playback, while the surround speakers ensure realistic room characteristics.
Both are also ideal requirements for playing back music.
The objective of THX home cinema systems is to play back film soundtracks with as much authenticity and quality as the original mix from the sound studio.
In all studios used for film dubbing, the soundtracks are mixed in a 4-channel version (Dolby Surround) and in a 5.1 channel version. The acoustics, equalizer settings and speaker configurations are absolutely identical.
THX systems are thus always able to play back soundtracks produced in this way absolutely true to the original. Because of the high technical and tonal requirements, the THX standard can be compared with the TÜV (German Technical Control Board) for cinema sound.
As opposed to the THX quality standard, DTS and Dolby Digital are procedures for compressing sound data.
All THX-licensed devices and speakers must demonstrate certain technical properties so that they can play back movie soundtracks produced for cinemas and correspondingly powerful cinema sound systems absolutely true to the original for home cinemas as well. This is only possible up to a certain point with conventional hi-fi systems.
The most important requirements for excellent home cinema sound are:
• That despite the considerable size difference between cinemas and home cinemas, the movie soundtrack can be played back in comparably smaller rooms with the correct tonal balance and three-dimensionality.
• That all sound channels are played back very precisely despite the complexity of a multi-channel soundtrack to be able to precisely locate and allocate all noises and voices.
• That the subwoofer is perfectly coupled to the main speakers.
• That the front speakers are (by sound) identical - indispensable for harmonious sound playback.
THX systems satisfy these requirements perfectly, as they consider all running processes concerning playback while the movie soundtrack is being mixed.
THX currently differentiates three standards for speakers: THX Ultra 2, THX Select and THX Multimedia.
THX Select 2 only applies to AV Receivers/amplifiers.
THX Ultra 2 corresponds to the earlier THX with the uncompromising design of the components.
Comparison of the three THX standards:
• THX Ultra 2: Angle of radiation and frequency response strictly limited requirement, D'Appolito arrangement of speaker systems prescribed.
• THX Select: More generous specifications for angle of radiation and frequency response.
• THX Multimedia: Radiation behaviour corresponds to THX Select.
• THX Ultra 2: Dipoles are compulsory.
• THX Select: Dipoles recommended, but not compulsory.
• THX Multimedia: Direct emitters in every respect.
Subwoofer - transfer frequency
• THX Ultra 2: 80 Hz
• THX Select: 100 Hz
• THX Multimedia: 130 Hz
• THX Ultra: Continuous load 105 dB (front) / 102 dB (surround).
• THX Select: Short term load 105 dB (front) / 102 dB (surround).
• THX Multimedia: 103 dB at the listening location/desk at approx. 50 cm distance.
• THX Ultra 2:
More output performance than normal AV Receivers. Complies with the strictest requirements for minor background noise and minor distortion. Is designed for performance needs of large listening rooms up to 150 m².
• THX Select:
Structure of AV Receiver is simpler and thus more reasonably priced. Less performance required, therefore suitable for smaller and medium-sized listening rooms up to approx. 50 m².
• THX Multimedia:
Pure PC and/or multimedia speakers for use at the computer.
• THX Ultra 2: Arrangement and set-up strictly regulated.
• THX Select: Set-up and arrangement simpler and more flexible.
• THX Multimedia: Set-up of front speakers on the desk, rear speakers to the side and behind where you are sitting.
The first DVD that supported the new feature was "Fight Club" in the Special Edition by 20th Century Fox (NTSC version). The offer has been continually expanded in the meantime.
The tests, which can be played on NTSC as well as PAL DVDs, consist of video tests that are helpful in optimally setting and configuring the TV or video projector, as well as audio tests that guarantee that the sound system is configured perfectly.
The special thing about these tests is the fact that the measuring signals are identical to the reference signals that were used during the final mixing of the relevant DVD. The home cinema system can therefore be co-ordinated accurately and individually to every single DVD with THX Optimode.
The goal of the entire procedure is that the sound and particularly the picture should appear in the home cinema exactly as the producer imagined. Let's assume the film producer wanted to create a certain mood in the film using specific colouring; this only works in the home cinema if the screen at home is just as co-ordinated as in the studio. Thanks to THX Optimode, that is guaranteed as far as possible.
Operating THX Optimode is just as easy: The software on the DVD includes all of the tests. Individually, these are video tests to set the contrast, brightness, colour, colouring, control of the correct ratio of picture length to picture width and the possibility to test the general qualities of the monitor.
In addition, there are audio tests for the phases of the speakers, connection of the speakers and the cut-off frequency of the LFE (subwoofer channel). Some tests will clearly show when it is necessary to consult a specialist for the settings.
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.