Cinebar 52 THX
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- The world's only THX-licensed speaker bar device for authentic cinema playback
- The best-sounding soundbar available: 300 Watt amplifier, 7 drivers, 2-way system
- Powerful 250 Watt subwoofer and 35 Hz frequency limit for THX bass fireworks
- Dolby Virtual speaker technology for surround sound from just one box
- Easy setup and ready-to-play thanks to 4 HDMI inputs with 3D support
- Easy control with TV remote via HDMI-CEC and ARC
- Includes remote control, subwoofer cable, wall mount and table stand
Overview of our technologies
- Minimum distortion at high levels for a consistently clean, detailed sound
- Broad sound dispersion for the same experience no matter where you sit in the room
- A linear frequency response for playback free from colouration
- High levels capable of filling even larger rooms
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
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- A 2-way system with a total of 6 drivers renders dynamic, nuanced, and distortion-free playback with film soundtracks, games, and music.
- Two 25 mm aluminium tweeter emit a clear and powerful upper range with a maximum load capacity.
- Four high-excursion 100 mm midrange drivers produce a warm midrange and a high degree of speech intelligibility even at low volumes.
- A 250 mm bass driver in the bass reflex subwoofer enclosure with double reflex vents produces deep, thundering bass without wind noise even at high volumes.
- A 300 watt class D emplifier in the soundbar + a 250 watt class D amplifier in the subwoofer ensures high levels, extremely low noise and minimal power consumption.
- Subwoofer CB 52 SW
- power cable
- Soundbar Cinebar 52 SB
- power cable
- table stand for CB 52 SB
- wall bracket for CB 52 SB
- mono cinch cable for Sounbar CB 52 SB
- Angle bracket adapter HDMI 90° for CB 52 SB
- Angle bracket adapter HDMI 270° for CB 52 SB
- Angle bracket adapter cinch 90° for CB 52 SB
- Angle adapter (rotating) TOSLINK for CB 52 SB
- remote control for Cinebar 52
|Maximum sound pressure level||103 dB/1m|
|Frequency range from/to||120 - 22000 Hz|
|Tweeter (number per enclosure)||2|
|Tweeter (diameter)||25.00 mm|
|Midrange driver (number per enclosure)||4|
|Midrange driver (diameter)||100.00 mm|
|Midrange driver (material)||Cellulose, coated|
|Enclosure surface||Brushed aluminium|
|Net internal volume||11.30 Litres|
|Wall mounting brackets||Yes|
|Keyhole plate mounted||Yes|
|Screw hole diameter||4.00 mm|
|Digital inputs coaxial||2|
|Digital inputs optical||2|
|Cinch input stereo||1|
|Stereo jack 3.5mm - in||1|
|Bass driver output||1|
|Video inputs- HDMI||4|
|Miscellaneous||3D video support, ARC, CEC|
|Dolby Pro Logic||Yes|
|Dolby Pro Logic II||Yes|
|Dolby Virtual Speaker||Yes|
|Amplifier technology||Class D|
|Power output capacity impulse (peak) Satellite||150 W|
|Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Satellite||100 W|
|Power supply voltage||230 volts|
|Standby-Power consumption||0.40 watt|
|Maximum power consumption||400 watt|
|Mains cable - IEC connector (non-heating device)||Yes|
|Storage for settings when disconnected||Yes|
|Miscellaneous||Integrated wall mount|
If placed on the included stand, the Cinebar has a height of 15 cm
|Enclosure type||Bass reflex|
|Maximum sound pressure level||101 dB/1m|
|Frequency range from/to||35 - 120 Hz|
|Woofer (number per enclosure)||1|
|Woofer (diameter)||250.00 mm|
|Woofer (material)||Cellulose, coated|
|Enclosure surface||Laminate, matte|
|Equalisation openings (pos.)||Bottom|
|Lowest frequency (-3 dB)||35 Hz|
|Power output capacity impulse (peak) Bass||250 W|
|Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Bass||150 W|
|Power supply voltage||230 volts|
|Standby-Power consumption||0.40 watt|
|Mains cable - IEC connector (non-heating device)||Yes|
|Storage for settings when disconnected||Yes|
Teufel devices distinguished during the readers’ choice award for the magazine audiovision:At the beginning of 2015, all products tested by audiovision during the previous year were included in the reputed reader’s choice award.
We’re happy to announce that the readers of audiovision once again chose two Teufel devices as products of the year: The Cinebase and the Cinebar 52 THX.
"It quickly becomes apparent that it’s not for nothing that the Cinebar discharges with such strength. It disperses a sound experience that markedly exceeds what one normally associates with the word 'soundbar.' Whether in terms of level stability, volume, 3-dimensionality or overall dynamics, the Cinebar 52 delivers excellent results. This is also attributable to the powerful active subwoofer [...].“
"Voices are very successfully worked into the whole - even with parallel events - and can be easily understood.“
"The musical score is also very well presented and convincingly transports the suspense contained in the plot. The resolution of various effects – splittering glass, collapsing house walls – is exceptional. The result is a truly gripping sound that makes the right cinematic feeling possible with just a single component.”
"The interaction between the soundbar and the subwoofer is exceptional. No disruptive sound gaps could be discerned with even musical material.“
"Of all the conventional soundbars that make use of psychoacoustics in order engender a surround sound, the Teufel Cinema 52 THX has, without a doubt, the best sound. Playing with incredibly high performance with excellent dynamics, dense spatiality and even surprisingly rich details, it’s even possible to enjoy classical music in excellent quality. These features allow the Cinebar 52 THX to occupy a completely exceptional position. Premium workmanship and excellent quality of the materials distinguish the soundbbar and included remote.”
You can read the entire test review (in German) at www.areadvd.de
“During the listening test, the Teufel loudspeaker combination made it clear what class it aspires to from the very first minute. For a soundbar, the sound is surprisingly powerful and extensive [...]. The subwoofer unrelentingly pushed vollies of air pressure so far into the listening room with controlled dynamics that film effects were conveyed with very good authenticity. Thanks to THX certification, the Teufel Duo doesn’t run out of breath very quickly when it comes to level stability either so that the sound remains consistently clean and clear at even high volume levels. In this way, dialogue and vocals are reproduced expressively and with a high degree of understandability [...]. The Cinebar 52 THX doesn’t hold back with even musical material. Whether Celine Dion, R. Kelly or Megadeth, the new Teufel combination evinces a thoroughly convincing acoustic performance.”
“Teufel proves that living room friendly, compact audio solutions can offer powerful sound. Thanks to a potent subwoofer and sophisticated technology, the Cinebar 52 THX is the perfect companion for all movie and music fans looking for an easy-to-use, visually restrained and high performance sound solution.”
You can read the entire test review (in German) at www.av-magazin.de
"In the sound check, the Cinebar benefitted from a low end supported by the 250 watt strong wireless subwoofer. Especially in action-packed scenes, this underscored explosions and machine gun fire with an impressive underpinning of bass that guaranteed an authentic cinema experience. It’s not for nothing that the Cinebar 52 was awarded the coveted THX seal in the product description. Aside from the bass that can be easily regulated with a control dial on the subwoofer for unadulterated music playback, the soundbar exhibited a captivating penchant for details and a crystal clear reproduction of vocals [...]."
"[It was] designed with four high-performance 100 mm midrange drivers that together with two 25 mm tweeters take care of dynamic playback above 120 Hz in the Cinebar 52. A 2-channel digital amplifier with 150 watts per channel in the slender subwoofer ensures sufficient power.“
"In the acoustic laboratory, the Cinebar 52 THX’s subwoofer delivered an enormous amount of sound pressure and shone with a low end of about 35 Hz. With a balanced frequency response and extremely minimal distoration, the soundbar itself also made its presence felt.“
"Whoever wants to enjoy authentic cinema sound at home makes a good choice with the THX certified loudspeaker: With its elegant and slender soundbar, the Cinebar 52 THX is the perfect match for larger flatscreens and is therefore truly to be recommended for those who enjoy dynamic cinema sound.“
You can read the entire test (in German) at hifitest.de
"In the listening test, the Cinebar 52 THX emphatically proved that it rightfully earned itsTHX license: The slender soundbar delivered a full cinema sound with powerful and unstoppable dynamics capable of leaving certain smaller 5.1 systems in the dust. Crystal clear dialogue, thrilling bass and a respectable surround sound effect thanks to "Dolby Virtual Speaker“ acoustically barely let on that one is dealing with a compact soundbar and subwoofer with the Cinebar 52 THX.”
"Whoever wants to enjoy ‘true cinema’ sound with guaranteed sound quality at home is well advised to purchase the THX licensed loudspeaker. It’s good that there’s a compact sound system with the coveted THX approval in the form of the Cinebar 52 THX. The elegant and sleek soundbar from Teufel is truly to be recommended as the perfect companion for larger flatscreens for those who enjoy dynamic cinema sound.”
"The soundbar’s connections hardly leave room for criticism: There are 4 HDMIs, coaxial and optical are each represented twice, stereo, cinch and USB all have one connection.”
"The THX soundbar’s sound impressed up with an expressive dynamic and proper bass. To this end, the manufacturer offers three presets: Stereo, reference and wide. We liked the reference mode the best.”
Price / performance: Very good
"The elbow adapters that come with the system are a neat detail: They make it easier to plug in the cable and reduce the amount of space needed in the back by about 12 centimetres. The matrix control panel displays easily readable information regarding the source, volume and sound mode and thereby simplifying operation. If no commands are received, the control panel blacks out so as not to disturb nocturnal film viewings.”
"The THX virtues, so beloved among home cinema fans, can be discerned at high levels. Where less expensive models like to start droning and distorting the sound, the Cinebar 52 remains calm with its 2 x 100 watts of amplification for the soundbar and 150 watts for the subwoofer.”
"The four 10 centimetre large long-throw midbass drivers reproduce dialogue that is sonorous and understandable even at high volumes without slipping into cutting or rumbling sounds. If one mistreats the Teufel combination with test signals like bass sounds and 400 Hertz tones, it becomes apparent that barely any interference, distortion or vibrations are apparent which explains the relaxed, commanding sound.”
“Teufel’s THX soundbar [...] spoils the user [...] with an enormously dynamic film sound. It only gets better with a full-fledged 5.1 set.”
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.
• Television: A conventional TV set will suffice. Naturally, devices with a 16:9 format are recommended for playing back DVDs.
• AV surround Receiver: This multichannel amplifier with integrated radio and decoder for Dolby Digital/DTS replaces the stereo amplifier. As minimum equipment, the device should have power amplifiers with approx. 5 x 40 watt output.
• DVD player: This devices supplies the video and audio signals, plays back a number of digital formats, also plays music CDs and MP3 files and is connected to the receiver.
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.
- A) The Cinebar 52 THX offers many inputs for connecting a range of sources. It may be that the input used in this case is not active.
Solution: Check that the input you are using is connected to an active source.
- B) The Cinebar 52 THX has a mute function. This may be switched on.
Solution: Turn off the mute function.
- C) The volume may be set to “0“.
Solution: Turn up the volume.
Solution: Familiarize yourself with the Cinebar 52 THX’s setting options and experiment until the sound is to your liking. You’ll find more information on page 15 of the system’s instructions.
Don’t forget the subwoofer! The low bass can also be adjusted to suit your individual tastes and room dynamics.
This circumstance would drive up the production and storage costs, which would result in a significantly more expensive sales price.
A paint shop in your vicinity will surely be able to repaint the speaker housing to your preferred colour without loss of warranty - after expiry of the eight-week right of return.
- The subwoofer is connected to a different electrical circuit as the rest of the system.
Solution: Connect the subwoofer and Cinebar 52 THX to the same electrical circuit.
- The droning is caused by disruptions in the electrical network.
Solution: Purchase a mains filter and connect both the soundbar and subwoofer to it.
- The droning is caused by the power strip it’s connected to.
Try using another power strip or connect the subwoofer directly to a wall socket. You can also try using a different socket in the power strip.
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.
Lösung: Schalter „AUTO/ON“ auf »Auto« stellen.
The corresponding setting in the speaker set-up must be adjusted individually for each source for many receivers, however, e.g. for CD playback only front without woofer, and front speakers plus woofer for Dolby Surround video playback.
To make sure the subwoofer switches on and off correctly in automatic mode, (to be selected on the corresponding switch of the subwoofer, such as "Auto / On / Off"), we recommend turning the level control on the subwoofer to 1/3 or perhaps to 1/2 and increasing the output level for the sub in the receiver's speaker set-up – sometimes up to the maximum (+10 dB or +12 dB). The subwoofer should then work perfectly.
The maximum position of the output level in the speaker set-up of the AV Receiver is obligatory for some of our models (e.g. the Concept S subwoofer).
You can connect it like a standard speaker system: the five satellites via speaker cable to the corresponding speaker outputs front R/L, rear R/L and centre of the AV Receiver/amplifier and the subwoofer from the front R input via a mono-RCA cable to the Sub Out output on the A/V Receiver/amplifier.
The auto on/standby switch only responds when the front R input is being used! The subwoofer also receives the full subwoofer signal via this channel.
If the AV Receiver/amplifier has preamplifier outputs for all channels (front R/L, rear R/L, centre and subwoofer), the Teufel set can also be connected via three RCA cable pairs to the subwoofer and the satellites via speaker cables to the subwoofer. However, we recommend using the first version.
Even though the LED is still illuminated, the subwoofer is in standby mode. This function can be easily checked by slowly increasing the volume at the receiver/amplifier. You will hear a quiet popping noise when the subwoofer activates itself as of a certain level.
If the satellites are not connected directly to the subwoofer but to the AV Receiver/amplifier via speaker cable instead, the subwoofer performance will increase somewhat; the power amplifiers for the satellites have no function. This enables the subwoofer and satellites to play even more dynamically than if the subwoofer still had to provide the satellites with performance.
The technical background: The subwoofer has a large transformer with a specific wattage. This performance is either distributed to the five satellites and the subwoofer, or you receive a higher performance only for the subwoofer.
If the cabling method is easier for you, then you can alternatively connect one subwoofer to the other. You will need two mono cinch cables - one to connect the subwoofer "Pre Out" on the AV receiver/amplifier to the left line-in input of the first subwoofer, and the other to connect the left line-out output of the first subwoofer to the left line-in input of the second subwoofer.
The volume of the active subwoofer can be controlled so that you can adapt the relationship between the active bass and treble / mid tones to suit the room.
Use your own senses to judge which settings sound best in your room. This switch is especially useful in stereo mode. On the other hand, multichannel amplifiers often have technologies that adjust the subwoofer volume - so when using a multichannel amplifier the controller should first be set at 0dB.