Cinebar Trios "3.1-Set"
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- Plug-and-play 3.1 soundbar with flat wireless subwoofer
- Integrated high-performance centre speaker for enhanced speech intelligibility
- Wireless flat subwoofer can be placed under a sofa or even wall-mounted
- 465 Watt 2-way system uses a total of 12 drivers to create powerful and precise sound
- Teufel Dynamore® Technology creates an immersive soundscape
- Can be expanded into a 5.1 system with additional wireless rear speakers
- Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX® & NFC for CD-quality wireless music streaming
- Can be controlled with a standard TV remote, installs in seconds, includes integrated wall mounts
Overview of our technologies
No other TV sound system in this price class offers a full 3.1 sound system in two easily installed devices. No other soundbar offers this level of clear, powerful sound thanks to the following:
Dynamore technology, developed by Teufel, offers an astonishing surround sound via side-firing speakers without the need for additional rear speakers.
The Cinebar Trios can be controlled with its own included remote or a standard TV remote. No extensive configuration or programming is required.
The Cinebar Trios’ aluminium remote with rounded corners matches the soundbar and is a nice addition to any coffee table.
- Soundbar CS 42
- Power cable
- Remote Control CS 42 RC
- Subwoofer T 4000 SW (without wireless module)
- SubConnect MOD
|Continuous power handling (IEC - Long Term)||45 Watt|
|Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term)||60 Watt|
|Maximum sound pressure level||104 dB/1m|
|Frequency range from/to||130 - 20000 Hz|
|Tweeter (number per enclosure)||3|
|Tweeter (diameter)||20.00 mm|
|Midrange driver (number per enclosure)||6|
|Midrange driver (diameter)||77.00 mm|
|Midrange driver (material)||Coated cellulose|
|Enclosure surface||Brushed aluminium|
|Net internal volume||7 Litres|
|Wall mounting brackets||Yes|
|Keyhole plate mounted||Yes|
|HDMI 3D ARC CEC||Yes|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.0 aptX|
|Digital inputs optical||1|
|Stereo jack 3.5mm - in||1|
|Bass driver output||1|
|Video inputs- HDMI||1|
|Video inputs- HDMI||Yes|
|Video outputs - HDMI||1|
|Video outputs - HDMI||Yes|
3D video support
|USB 2.0||per software update|
|Dolby Pro Logic||Yes|
|Dolby Pro Logic II||Yes|
|Amplifier technology||Class D|
|Power output capacity impulse (peak) Satellite||55 W|
|Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Satellite||75 W|
|Power supply voltage||230 volts|
|Standby-Power consumption||0.40 watt|
|Maximum power consumption||225 watt|
|Storage for settings when disconnected||Yes|
|Audio-Digital-Analog-Converter||24 Bit/96 kHz Cirrus Logic|
Total height with table stand is 11.70 cm
|Enclosure type||Bass reflex|
|Maximum sound pressure level||102 dB/1m|
|Frequency range from/to||35-200 Hz Hz|
|Woofer (number per enclosure)||3|
|Woofer (diameter)||130.00 mm|
|Woofer (material)||Cellulose, coated|
|Miscellaneous||Extreme stroke capability|
|Enclosure surface||Matte lacquer|
|Suitable for AV receiver||Yes|
|Cinch input stereo||1|
|Lowest frequency (-3 dB)||35 Hz|
|Input gain adjustment||Yes|
|Frequency regulator (range)||Yes Hz|
|Power output capacity impulse (peak) Bass||240 W|
|Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Bass||150 W|
|Miscellaneous||DSP from analogue devices|
|Power supply voltage||230 Volt volts|
|Standby-Power consumption||0.40 watt|
|Mains cable - IEC connector (non-heating device)||Yes|
|Storage for settings when disconnected||Yes|
"The Cinebar set is however even more fun when listening to music, because of the famous bass loudspeaker: it plays even dangerous levels of bass powerfully and effortlessly. It is not just grabecause of its bass reserve, but because of the impressive depth and precision of sound. It fits harmoniously into a balanced sound image. I was impressed by the Cinebar Trios' good reproduction of details, wide sound stage and great sound locatability in mid- and high-range frequencies. This devil is really playing on a Hi-Fi level [...]."
See full review at computerbild.de/avf
"There is hardly anything to complain about with regard to the individual categories 'frequency control' and 'distortion-free playback'. The components do not overreach with shrill effects or deep bass inserts, and the naturalness of speech remains fully preserved." "Even for music, the system turns out to be useful [...]."
"The Berliners have delivered a cinematic system that takes up little space, is far ahead of other soundbars in terms of space, and makes use of wireless technology."
Note: This review applies to Cinesystem Trios-Set L.
See full review at pcgames.de/Technik
"A new era of multichannel solutions was introduced some time back by names like Sonos, Samsung and Panasonic. A soundbar in front with wireless connection to surround speakers and a wireless subwoofer. In this way, one can listen to multichannel sound without the cable chaos or a big AV receiver. Teufel might be a bit late to the party, but it takes the concept to new acoustic heights. Not cheap speakers these, but rather elegant & sophisticated high-end aluminium columns in the back. No booming plywood box or low-performance designer piece, but rather a solid, sleek and extremely high-performance subwoofer. The general setup could hardly be better. Of course, the main character in all this also has to deliver a convincing performance, and that it does without fail: The Cinebar C 42 3.1 soundbar delivers an outstandingly well-structured soundstage, and, thanks to Dynamore, a first class and convincing sense of spatial depth.”
Note: The test review is for the Cinesystem Trios "5.1 Set L“
Translated from the original German.
You can read the full test review (in German) at www.areadvd.de
Downloads & support
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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. 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.
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.
Separate the direct connection by a grounding filter for the antennae cable that is created for it - for instance, the Teufel modell sheath current filter AC 9022 ED. Alternatively, you can use a galvanic separation filter that is looped into the connection between the subwoofer and AV Receiver.
The hum disappears if the antennae cable is separated from the Receiver/Tuner/TV. First try the grounding filter, otherwise the galvanic separation filter.
Placement within the straight line between both front satellites is ideal - but not precisely in the corner of the room because certain frequency components could be unpleasantly excessive when played back.
The membranes of the satellites should move to the front at the same time as the membrane of the subwoofer bass speaker, because all speakers of the system must vibrate in phase for optimal playback. This means that (provided the connection has the correct polarity) all drivers must move in one direction when the three front speakers receive a pulse (towards the outside or towards the inside).
If the subwoofer is in line with the front speakers, its bass speaker should have the same direction of movement (phase) - the controller on the woofer is set to "0". If the subwoofer is not between the front speakers, but is to the side of or even behind the listening location, its phase length will not match that of the front speakers. That is why the phase of the subwoofer must be changed in such cases.
So much for the theory. In practice, this means: Listen to a loud piece of music with heavy basses and ask a second person to change the phase during playback. The correct setting of the phase switch depends on where the subwoofer is positioned in the room. The position where the bass playback (above all the upper bass range) sounds the fullest is the correct position. Have fun trying it out!
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.
This can be imagined as droning or booming, which occurs during heavy bass movie scenes such as explosions or certain types of music (Jazz, pizzicato bass). The bass absorber is then tuned exactly to this frequency so that only the speakers/subwoofer play back this frequency. The resonance frequency from the room, which would amplify this frequency, is swallowed by the bass absorber.
If you would like to damp more than one frequency (a room usually has three different frequencies: ceilings and floors, front and back and left and right, and its multiple), you will have to set up three absorbers accordingly.
The wattage (e.g. "360 W") printed on the rear of the subwoofer near the mains plug designates the ability of the power amplifier "to pull" a maximum power rating in the specified range at the moment of switching on (those 360 watt stated as an example).
Consequently, the wattage must correspond to at least the sine wave output of the amplifier, as this sine wave output must be permanently available which the power pack must provide as well.
The pulse/music performance of the amplifier, on the other hand, can exceed the wattage, because the short pulses are buffered additionally by the capacitors in the power pack and are not achieved solely through the performance of the power pack.
The wattage for a multi-channel subwoofer can also be below the sine wave output, as the specified sine wave output is not requested from every channel at the same time.
For a 5 x 100 watt sinus power amplifier, for example, each of the five channels is able to implement 100 watt sine. However, not all five channels at the same time! This is also unnecessary, as the same signal is never transmitted across all five channels at the same time, thus requesting the same high sine wave output per channel.
That is why the wattage may be, e.g. 300 watt, even if the sine wave output exhibits 5 x 100 watt (= 500 watt).
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.
It is calculated of the sound velocity divided by 2 and divided by the room length [ 340 m/s: 2 : 6 m = 28.3 Hz (=1/s) ] or, more simply: 170 divided by the room dimension (length, width or height). The greatest distance between two parallel walls is taken as first standard value. For a room of 4 x 6 metres, this would be 6 metres. Strictly speaking, you would have to calculate the room resonance frequency for further parallel walls (for the 4 metres and for the ceiling height).
Overlaying resonances are also possible if the room dimensions are very close to each other. (2.8 metres high, 3 metres wide and 5.6 metres long). The resonance at 2.8 metres is repeated as multiple (times 2) at 5.6 metres length, the resonance of the 3 metres width is close to the resonance of 2.8 metres. It would resonate strongly here at 30 Hz, 56 Hz, 60 Hz and 120/112 Hz.
Phenomena of resonance frequencies:
• For example, a man with a deep voice speaks in a very small room (2 by 2 metres, 85 Hz). The voice appears to have more emphasis than in another room or out of doors. As soon as a woman speaks, the voice will sound just the same as in another room.
• The voice of a woman or that of a small child will cause glass to shatter. The voice strikes exactly the tone that corresponds to the resonant frequency of the glass. The glass resonates so strongly that it shatters (refer to the movie "The Tin Drum").
• A group of soldiers march across a bridge in cadence. The equal movement causes the bridge to vibrate so much that it collapses. That is why no one marches across bridges in cadence.