- 8 week trial
- Directly from manufacturer
- Free & easy returns
- Plug-and-play bundle comprised of the Cinebase and Raumfeld Connector
- Streaming options: wireless audio streaming via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection
- Cinebase is an elite TV sound deck that is suitable for any TV and supports HDMI/CEC
- The Raumfeld Connector is a network player that offers the best sound in its class
- Integrated Chromecast offers streaming from hundreds of services such as TIDAL, Spotify Connect and TuneIn
- Supports Android and iOS streaming, home networks, USB storage devices, DLNA, UPnP
- Cinebase uses Sonic Emotion™ technology for a 3D, crystal-clear surround sound throughout the whole room
- All-in-one: No need to purchase an amplifier or A/V receiver
Overview of our technologies
The highlights of Sonic Emotion™ Absolute 3D
- Best reproduction properties independent of the listening position in the room
- Precise sound localisation even when the speaker installation is not optimal
- Very high, distortion-free levels with maximum speech intelligibility
- Deep, high-precision bass for a crisp reproduction even without an external subwoofer
Advantages compared to similar 5.1 systems
The Cinebase offers an excellent alternative to other cumbersome 5.1 units. The Cinebase puts an end to annoying cable clutter - the device only requires one HDMI cable to be connected to the TV set and is then immediately ready to use.
A 5.1 system with six separate speakers at the same price as the Cinebase may only offer optimal sound quality in certain spaces where all sound events can be precisely located, if the installation is not optimal and the room acoustics are unfavourable.
Sonic Emotion 3D technology enables a very broad, spacious sound stage through the skillful simultaneous and delayed control of a total of six drivers in a cinematic environment. An optimal sound quality, and thus a good location of sound events, is achieved at several points in the room.
Connect the Cinebase to your televsision with an HDMI cable, plug it in and voila: your home cinema sound system is up and running! You won’t need to worry about additional devices like an amplifier, A/V receiver or subwoofer.
Place the Cinebase on a low- or highboard, put your television on top of it and you’re done. The Cinebase doesn't even need to be positioned centrally relative to the listener/viewer and requires no additional subwoofer. Made from sound optimising and extremely robust MDF wood, it can easily handle the weight of even heavier televisions.
Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX codec enables the wireless transmission of audio files free from unwanted interference. You’ll enjoy clear, CD-quality playback. Simply activate Bluetooth and all of the audio files stored on your smarphone, tablet, PC or Mac can be played back effortlessly on the Cinebase. Bluetooth can also be used to stream audio from Spotify, YouTube, iTunes, Facebook, Apps, games, etc.
iOSStream from your iPhone, iPad or iPod with the latest Bluetooth technology.
AndroidIt is also easy to connect to Android smartphones and tablets.
Mac OS, PC and LinuxYou can of course also stream music and videos wirelessly from these systems.
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
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.
The Cinebase decodes DTS and Dolby Digital and comes with decoders for Dolby Pro Logic and Dolby Pro Logic II. This means that it can be used with any stereo or surround sound format.
The Cinebase can be operated with either the remote that is included with delivery or your own TV remote. The best part is that you won’t need to first programme the device or go through a time-consuming set-up procedure.
The Cinebase is the most powerful sound deck on the market. Four full-range front-firing drivers with tremendous lift capability ensure high, distortion-free levels and rich, full sound reproduction even at low volumes. Two full-range drivers mounted on either side produce a very wide stereo sound stage with outstanding spatial depth as with full-size floorstanding speakers.
Two extra large 130 mm woofers using Teufel's proprietary Air Stream Bass Technology make an external subwoofer superfluous. Together, they create enthralling deep bass playback powerful enough to endow action movies with an edge-of-your-seat thrill factor.
An integrated Class-D amplifier with 257 Watts maximum power output generates extremely low-noise dynamic playback.
Connect a USB stick or hard drive to your Teufel Streaming speaker and play your own music library using the Teufel Raumfeld app. Supported audio formats: MP3, WAV, Flac, Ogg Vorbis, ASF, WMA, M4A with AAC or Apple Lossless. Up to 24 bit/96 kHz. Find more information in the streaming manual.
Tutti i sistemi di streaming Teufel possono essere collegati in rete tra loro grazie alla tecnologia integrata Raumfeld. È possibile ascoltare la stessa musica in sincrono in multiroom da più diffusori o musica diversa in ogni stanza. Grazie all'app Teufel Raumfeld puoi gestire i vari ambienti, raggruppare i singoli altoparlanti Multiroom in un'unica rete, creare playlist individuali e controllare il volume e il suono in ogni stanza tramite l'equalizzatore.
You can listen to music in true CD quality without interruption from calls or messages via the Teufel Raumfeld app. You can stream music from your CD- or record player and listen to it throughout the whole house with another speaker. You can even play music from a smartphone, USB stick or hard drive via the app.
You can stream Spotify via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, and also use Spotify Connect independently to benefit from the features of the Spotify app. You can quickly change the audio output from your smartphone to the speakers without pausing.
- Power Cable for Cinebase
- Remote control for Cinebase
- Raumfeld Connector
- cinch audio cable for Raumfeld Connector
- Ethernet cable 2m
- power supply for Raumfeld Connector
|Enclosure type||Bass reflex|
|Maximum sound pressure level||102 dB/1m|
|Frequency range from/to||42 - 20000 Hz|
|Woofer (number per enclosure)||2|
|Woofer (diameter)||130.00 mm|
|Woofer (material)||Cellulose, coated|
|Broadband loudspeakers (number per enclosure)||6|
|Broadband loudspeakers (diameter)||70.00 mm|
|Broadband loudspeakers (material)||Cellulose, coated|
|Enclosure material||MDF wood|
|Net internal volume||11.30 Litres|
|Digital inputs optical||1|
|Cinch input stereo||1|
|Video inputs- HDMI||1|
|Video outputs - HDMI||1|
|Video outputs - HDMI||Yes|
|Dolby Pro Logic||Yes|
|Dolby Pro Logic II||Yes|
|Dolby Virtual Speaker||Yes|
|Amplifier technology||Class D|
|Power output capacity impulse (peak) Satellite||25 W|
|Power output capacity impulse (peak) Bass||130 W|
|Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Satellite||20 W|
|Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Bass||80 W|
|Power supply voltage||230 volts|
|Standby-Power consumption||0.40 watt|
|Maximum power consumption||320 watt|
|Mains cable - IEC connector (non-heating device)||Yes|
|Storage for settings when disconnected||Yes|
|Digital outputs optical||1|
|Cinch input stereo||1|
|Cinch output stereo||1|
|Supported samplingrates||up to 192 kHz|
|Miscellaneous||Supports gapless playback|
|Maximum number of items||150.000|
|Maximum number of items with Base / Expand||no limit|
|WLAN encryption||WPA, WPA2|
|Power supply voltage||230 Volt volts|
You can read the entire test review (in German) at hifitest.de
"Teufel’s Cinebase helps those with a flatscreen television and equally flat sound achieve a compelling sound with authentic bass action. It impresses with exceptional wave field synthesis and six fullrange drivers as well as a realistic surround sound! If one considers this along with the accustomed level of good workmanship and features, the spectacular price and the truly simple controls, then one has to take one’s hat off before such an acoustic film experience.”
You can read the entire test review (in German) at www.video-magazin.de
"In the test, all three sound variations were absolutely convincing. […] the Cinebase reveals itself to be prepared for every eventuality and the sonic material in all three of the options reveal themselves to be balanced and room-filling, whereby one of the thick sound carpets pushes itself into the listening position – an effect that one really only gets in good cinemas.”
"Treble, bass, midrange, spatial effects – our test model earned the top score in all of these disciplines. But what about volume levels? The Berlin all-in-one set earned just about a perfect score here as well and remained in charge of the situation at all times, even at volume levels above normal listening levels. Unfortunately, we cannot confirm whether this is also the case for the absolute maximum volume as we did not reach these levels in our test out of consideration for our neighbors and our own ears. This says more about the sounddeck’s power and less about the sensitivity of our ears!”
"[One] can expect to feel sheer joy with this diabolical acoustic wonder. This is in no way an exaggeration. With the Cinebase, Teufel invites one to experience completely new sonic details with TV sound. But the Berlin sonic flounder doesn’t just earn top marks in the representation of details and balance – the room sound effects already described completely won over the test jury. The all-in-one package is rounded out by a Bluetooth function that practically makes classic stereo systems redundant. […] We have little more to say at this point than: Hats off!“
You can read the full test review at www.lite-magazin.de
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.
“The sounddeck produces a powerful sound. The mids and highs are dispersed from the loudspeaker with clarity and good detail. We were above all impressed by the system’s agility. Two integrated subwoofers ensure a massive bass that holds its own against even external subwoofers.”
“Those who aren’t satisfied with their television sound but don’t want to fill their living rooms with loudspeakers won’t get past the Cinebase. The soundbase has a winning combination of excellent workmanship and a multitude of connection possibilities. The sound quality is equally beyond reproach. Especially when it comes to the virtual surround sound, it makes an excellent impression.”
“The Teufel Cinebase’s virtual surround sound is very good. The individual components can be easily localized in the room no matter whether background music, dialogue and effects are being played.”
“The sounddeck produces a powerful sound. The mids and highs are dispersed from the loudspeaker with clarity and good detail. We were above all impressed by the system’s agility. Two integrated subwoofers ensure a massive bass that holds its own against even external subwoofers.”
“Those who aren’t satisfied with their television sound but don’t want to fill their living rooms with loudspeakers won’t get past the Cinebase. The soundbase has a winning combination of excellent workmanship and a multitude of connection possibilities. The sound quality is equally beyond reproach. Especially it comes to the virtual surround sound, it makes an excellent impression.”
You can read the entire test (in German) at www.blog.testsieger.de
Distinguished Teufel devices: Reader’s choice awards from the magazines video, stereoplay and AUDIOAt the beginning of 2015, the publications video, stereoplay and AUDIO presented all products tested during the previous year to their readers for their readers' choice award.
We’re happy to report that the readers of these publications chose many of our products for first and second place awards. Among them is the Cinebase with an outstanding 1st place award in the category “soundbase.”
"[T]he Cinebase was really able to win us over […] with its Sonic Emotion technology. In the stereo mode, the sound opened up in its overall breadth to such an extent that we could close our eyes and imagine floorstanding speakers to the left and right of us.”
"Teufel Audio has every right to claim to have enhanced the highly competitive consumer electronics market with a [...] premium product.”
"The middle range was strongly represented which could be especially appreciated when it came to speech intelligibility.“
"In the treble range, the sounddeck cut a thoroughly good figure, producing sibilants as well as cymbals clearly and with good contours, ensuring a brilliant soundstage without a trace of excess application.”
"The Cinebase delivers exactly that which its name promises: Cinematic feeling without any big installation work.”
"But it gets even better, or one could say 'bassier.‘ The champions’ league sends its greetings. For this, one need only raise the bass level with a remote by increments. One can actually feel how both of the 130 mm jet engine subwoofers get started – how they growl and almost turn a bit evil. The result is an impressive punch, an orchestra in which the guy on the timpani is in top form and it really starts to rumble in the lower range.”
"The Cinebase’s power reserves were more than adequately demonstrated. This means that there was no danger of the volume regulator ever approaching the maximum. This meant that the sounddeck was able to master the situation at all times. All-in-all the tonal depth was very good. It gave one on the sofa in front of the television the impression that there were more speakers distributed around the room."
"The devil isn’t always in the details. It can recently be found in a soundbar and you can see it and, above all, hear it. [T]his investment easily tripples [...] the movie fun in one’s own living room. A clean spatial sound and rich bass without a separate subwoofer – what more can one ask for? In addition, the sounddeck is also a new companion for your smartphone or tablet thanks to Bluetooth. Overall, the Cinebase impresses with its exceptional workmanship, extraordinarily simple setup and controls, preprogrammed setup and voluminous sound. We wouldn’t be surprised if demanding home cinema fans started making pacts with the devil.”
You can read the entire test (in German) at www.i-fidelity.net
"That Teufel can make great loudspeakers is generally known. What is especially impressive with this sounddeck is the advanced digital technology [...]."
"The Teufel-deck decodes Dolby Digital as well as DTS and has the surround sound technology Dolby Virtual Speaker at its disposal. In addition, a 6.1 channel amplifier is not to be taken for granted among sounddecks designed as 2.1 systems. Then there’s the Bluetooth connectivity via Near Field Communication (NFC) that works as well in practice as in theory and sounds really good. On top of this are two HDMI connections including Audio Rear Channel (ARC) for television sound. Thus equipped, Teufel’s Cinebase sounds markedly neutral and lively. Along with the differentiated reproduction of voices and excellent voice intelligibility is added a truly good and large spatial impression.”
"Sonic Emotion 3D ensures a large soundstage that can be switched between three stages. The DSP enables the direct selection of sound presets via remote for stereo playback, speech and loudness [...].“
"[N]atural, lively sound, great features, perfect Bluetooth streaming via NFC connection."
Test result: Good
Price / performance: Excellent
Overall assessment: 79%
"In terms of connectivity, the CInebase proves itself to be well equipped. It stands poised with all standard connection possibilities for source devices.”
"Teufel doesn’t [...] rely on software engineered 3D effects, but rather included two drivers on the sides of the Cinebase. Thanks to this side angle, soundtracks radiate off the walls. The resulting reflections ensure the desired 3D effect.”
"The sonic palette is generally pleasing thanks its full, powerful sound which shows an impressive 3-dimensionality.“
"If you’re considering the purchase of a [soundbase], you should definitely have a look at the Teufel Cinebase!”
"[T]he Teufel Cinebase [creates] an astonishingly realistic room acoustic. The device can be brought into operation in a few simple steps, is easy to operate and transports the viewer – and listener – into the movie’s action thanks to surround simulation. [...]: Pure excitement."
"We began the listening test with a news show. The sounddeck won us over in the front listening position, especially after switching on the sonic sound optimizer: Free from droning, sonorous and without any exaggerated sibilance, the speaker was perfectly understandable.”
"More than speech, Sonic improves music: It divides it evenly, openly and broadly in the room, as one otherwise only expects from authentic stereo speakers. The sound is powerful and assertive. The sounddeck delivers powerful bass starting at about 45 Hertz along with a rich foundational tone and truly balanced midrange."
"[T]he Cinebase is the loudest of [the] sounddeck[s] we tested. The specialty of the soundbase, however, is the action-packed film sound. When Hagrid in the fourth chapter of Harry Potter (part 1) comes through the door with a rich bass boom, the sound barely ranks behind that of a sub/sat combination. Even the broad stereo effect continues to amaze.”
"Teufel’s first sounddeck is a hit. It has a dynamic and 3-dimensional sound and makes most televisions sound like kitchen radios. For us, this was worth a Highlight commendation.”
Assessment: good 75/100
"The Teufel Cinebase is an exceptional sounddeck that complements any flat screen television with a full sound with captivating bass action. The wave field synthesis across the six broadband drivers works exceptionally well. It creates not only a “sweet spot” in the middle of a central listening position but indulges all listeners in the room with a realistic sound from all sides. Together with top-quality workmanship, a good feature set and simple controls, the Cinebase redefines the standards for its price class and creates an acoustic film experience without equal."
"The surround technology Sonic Emotion 3D is a real Cinebase highlight.“
"In general, the sound palette made a very good impression with a full, powerful sound that, thanks to the surround technology, evinced a considerable 3-dimensionality. The rich bass lays down a stable foundation for which both subwoofers on the bottom of the device are responsible. […] The soundbase is also well suited for listening to music. Via NFC and Bluetooth, connectivity is child’s play [...].”
"Teufel’s Cinebase generally goes about its work [...] very well and ensures through the great surround modus a true cinema feeling in one’s own living room.”
"With the Cinebase, Teufel offers a great and uncomplicated possibility for improving film sound. [...] Whoever’s looking for an all-in-one solution for film and music has come to the right place with the Cinebase. [...] If you're considering the purchase of a soundbase, you should definitely take a look at Teufel’s Cinebase!“
"The device makes an especially high-end and solid impression.“
"The Cinebase creates a suprisingly multifaceteted, spatially rich sound image. [...] With all acoustic occurences it is simply astounding how powerful and agile this truly compact device operates in the bass range. One would search in vain [...] for an active subwoofer that is, of course, not present. [...] In addition, Teufel’s engineers took care to painstakingly tune the Cinebase.“
"The entire acoustic action is precisely structured, even at high levels that most other sounddecks and TV loudspeakers can’t even reach. [...] With substance, expressiveness, and dynamics, the male voices sounded clear and fresh. Female voices were worked into the whole with subtle nuances. The Cinebase works the sonic textures on a sound stage with a natural overall impression, as even the instruments in an orchestra don’t need to hide in regard to the quality of the treatment. Dynamic differences are very well expressed and the entire acoustic structure does not appear superficial but rather complete and rich.“
"Acoustically, it offers the best performance that we [...] can hope to expect from an active TV loudspeaker. Whether with music or movie sound, in terms of extensivity, level stability, clarity or 3-dimensionality: The TV sound station from Berlin is the new optimum value and puts the competition in its place. The highly solid enclosure, the exceptional and integrated Sonic [Emotion] operating system and the high-performance amplifier guarantee great success. Even the 599 euro price won’t stand in the way of success, because it's absolutely fair for this performance.”
You can read the entire test review (in German) here:
Teufel Cinebase: Well equipped
Those looking to improve the bad sound quality of their flat screen televisions will find an especially promising compact audio solution with Teufel. AV Magazin took a closer look at the Cinebase sound deck.
The newest product among TV sound solutions was practically born of necessity. The modest sound quality of modern televisions required an acoustic solution that takes up as little space in the living room as possible and yet offers decent sound quality. In this way, one-piece loudspeakers, also called sound decks or soundbases, came into being. The flat construction allows users to place the television directly on the loudspeaker so that only a negligible amount of space is used in the living room. An additional advantage of a sound deck is that all of the technology necessary for audio playback is built into the device. In this way, the soundbase includes the drivers, an amplifier including the control electronics as well as digital and analogue audio connections. Teufel’s Cinebase is available now in black for 499.99 plus shipping directly at Teufel. The purchase is ideally made via the website www.teufel.de. With an eight week right of exchange and return, the Berlin loudspeaker experts offer an all-around fair deal. If the product does not find favor, one receives either an alternate product or a refund.
Thanks to a sturdy enclosure, the sound deck can accommodate televisions weighing up to 60 kilos. For added stability, seven stand feet ensure that the weight is optimally distributed. An opulently equipped connection panel that enables the easy connection of the Cinebase to existing electronic devices is located on the back. The television is best connected to the HDMI-TV interface. Additional playback devices can be accommodated with optical/digital or electrical/analogue audio connections. HDMI-enabled game consoles, Blu-ray players and an external TV receiver as well as hard disk recorders should be connected directly to the television. A compatible television can transmit the chosen A/V input directly per HDMI cable to the Cinebase via the so-called audio return channel (ARC). In this way, the new high-resolution surround sound formats from Dolby and DTS can be transmitted to the Cinebase in addition to standard stereo sound formats without data loss. The requirement for use of the ARC function is a television with an ARC-compatible HDMI connection and the connection of the soundbase to precisely this interface on the television.
After we positioned the 50 centimeter test television safely and securely on top of the Cinebase, we started off by clicking through a few television programs. The extraordinarily broad and full sound from the sound deck immediately made a positive impression. Compared to watered-down television loudspeakers, the Teufel soundbase reproduced the news, film dialogue, and music stations in their full frequency ranges. The sound is powerful and dynamic and has a pleasantly high degree of expressiveness and good agility. An even larger improvement was predictably noticed with a movie on Blu-ray. The action classic “Batman: The Dark Knight” had an incredibly detailed and brilliant sound on the Teufel sound deck. After activating the 3D surround sound mode, the special sound effects seemed to originate from the entire front part of the room. The stereo panorama was noticeably broader and won us over with a high-impact spatial depth. But the Teufel soundbase also gives a completely convincing performance with music. Sades’ cuddly soft voice was reproduced with perfect tonal harmony, while the bass gave proof to its acoustic abilities with a kick and impressive sound pressure levels.
With the new Cinebase, Teufel shows who’s boss when it comes to soundbases. For just 500 Euros, one receives an extremely high-performance soundbase solution with a pleasantly powerful and brilliant sound. That the Cinebase can also wirelessly receive music via Bluetooth and offers an extensive range of connections makes it a true AV Magazin Highlight.
Sound: Very good
Feature: Very good – excellent
Workmanship: Very good
Price: € 499.99
To read the full review (in German) from AV Magazin:
Price/performance: Very good
"Due to the use of a Cirrus Logic D/A converter chip, the quality of the analog output is very satisfactory. The bass that is delivered to the amplifier is rich and the treble thoroughly nuanced, the stereo image is detailed and is a lot of fun to listen to.”
"Raumfeld systems offer a well-executed introduction to the world of multi-room streaming. [T]he Berliners offer a good system that can be effortlessly extended and which can continue to be enjoyed in the future. Devices with similar qualities [...] can only be found in a higher price class. Ever the Raumfeld Connector²‘s sound is a winner."
The well-constructed unit enables existing hi-fi owners to access home networked music libraries found on computers, NAS drives and mobile devices."
" [...] the app, which is surprisingly intuitive to use and comes preloaded with access to Spotify Connect – so long as you have a Premium subscription – Napster, TuneIn and Last.fm streaming services. The app is nicely configured and easy to master with volume and EQ control for each room around the home should you decide to go down the multi-room path."
"Detail across the frequency range is impressively integral, and the soundstage has a good sense of left-to-right and front-to-back depth [...]"
"[...] the real pleasure of the Connector 2 is in its integration with Tidal’s streaming service, giving me access to its extensive catalogue of tracks [...]"
"The Connector 2 offers a high level of networking possibilities and access to music streaming services. Its app is one of the most integrated I have seen, and offers tremendous flexibility at the price"
Sound quality: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
Build quality: 4.5 stars
Features: 4.5 stars
"Setup is really easy: start up the Raumfeld app and follow the instructions on screen. When that routine is finished you add one or more network shares that hold your music. You just select from a list of (possible) sources. Shown are computers that hold shared volumes or DLNA services."
"Pressing the play button next to her name starts playing all her albums but you can also select one album or one track. Along the top of this window you can choose for sorting on album, genres, favorites, composers, recently added, by folder and on track. Tapping the left top corner of the album art shows the playlist, tap the center and the technical data of the music file are showed. Under the transport functions music zones can be activated, grouped and deactivated. The volume knob in the lower right corner also has a fold out menu for tone and balance control. Other sources are selected in the top row, where TuneIn offers plenty internet radio stations and subscription services as Tidal, WIMP, Spotify and Napster by Rhapsody. You can select the line input on any Raumfeld device in your system and play it on the same or any other Raumfeld device. I once said that any remote app for music players works just as fine, you just have to get used to it. The Raumfeld app proved me wrong. I really love the way all kinds of info and settings are accessible from the main screen. And that's even more than I have described here. The app isn’t as solidly robust as that of Sonos or Bluesound, it for instance jumps back to the home screen after short connection losses that occur from time to time. That doesn’t stop me from calling it my personal favorite but please do notice the word personal, for judging user interfaces always is a personal matter."
To sum up
"Comparison with the Squeezebox might seem odd, but it’s still popular despite being out of production for years and there still is an active second hand market. Replacing it with the Connector 2 might be interesting if you have a large music collection or if you want to play 24 bit 192 kHz files. The Logitech Media Server that provides Logitech devices with music is rather slow with large music collections, which is not the case with the Connector. Compared to the Sonos Connect it offers far more memory for storing the music catalogue and 24 bit 192 kHz playback at half the price. So if you have a stereo at or below the quality of my Set 3, the Teufel Raumfeld Connector 2 offers decent quality at a very low price."
You can read the full test review here:
Setup and operation of the Raumfeld Connector can be executed via an optional remote control (Raumfeld Controller) or free app for mobile operating systems Android and iOS.
[...] As soon [...] as the setup assistant is finished, it’s easy to play music from USB storage devices and DLNA servers, accessible computers, and music services like TuneIn, Napster, Simfy, or Last.fm. The current firmware can even handle extremely large music libraries (150,000 files) on network drives and USB devices. As one would expect from a high-end network player, high resolution audio files and gapless playback is supported.
The Raumfeld Connector is the perfect partner for systems lacking their own network functionality. The setup is quickly mastered, operating the device is simple, and the sound impressive."
Translated from the original German.
"Those who are not just looking at comfort when it comes to multiroom, but maximum sound quality as well should take a closer look at Raumfeld. The system plays nearly all file formats, including many lossless and high resolution varieties, and therefore guarantees maximum music enjoyment with minimum cabling effort.”
“The basic structure of the network player hasn’t been changed by Teufel: The streamer plays music from UPnP or DLNA certified network servers along with NAS drives as well as the music library from any PC with Windows. It’s even capable of supporting sound formats [...] from USB storage devices connected to the back. Those who require more can tune in to tens of thousands of internet radio stations via the TuneIn service or can log in to his simfy or Napster account or make use of the analogue input. Should one possess more than one Raumfeld device, these signals can be streamed into other rooms. Unlike that first Connector, the new model can process a full 192 kilohertz.”
“It’s fast, easy to operate, sounds good and is inexpensive to boot. With the new Connector 2, Raumfeld gains ground on its main competitors.”
If the Connector is connected to the Wi-Fi, it must be added as a ‘new room.’ For the setup, an Ethernet cable must be attached to the Connector, following which the Raumfeld App can be added. The router password must also be entered. The automated configuration for the Wi-Fi will follow, after which the LAN cable can be disconnected and the Connector2 will be wirelessly connected to the network.”
"The Connector plays MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, FLAC, OGG and Apple Lossless. A 192 kHz sampling rate is supported which makes the Connector2 compatible with high-resolution audio files. [...] The Connector creates an impressive-sounding playback with 192 kHz FLAC pieces such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s violin concert (SL Recording) in D minor. The details, clarity, and dimensionality are highly pronounced. The violins as the primary carriers of the song sound brilliant without having too sharp a tone. Even the complex piece ‘La Mer’ by Claude Debussy was captured in a very multifaceted way, including the many small dynamic differences which were accurately produced. The 96 kHz FLAC piece ‘Stop This World’ by Diana Krall has a lively, emphatic quality with a taut bass that is well differentiated in the listening room. Dianas’ voice has a smokey undertone, giving it a charismatic quality.
Depending on how good the D/A converter in one’s amplifier/receiver is, it’s possible to access the digital connection if this is available. In any case, we recommend a listening test before deciding on an analog or digital connection. Especially with older or inexpensive amplifiers/receivers, the use of the Connector’s very good D/A converter can be the better option. Even when bitstreams are transmitted from Internet radio platforms (TuneIn), the Connector ensures a lively, dimensionally rich sound with a high degree of clarity. The reliability of the transmission is very high. It doesn’t matter whether it’s connected to a LAN or Wi-Fi – interruptions are almost never discerned. This is true for the reproduction of Internet music streams as well as sound files from PCs or servers.”
"All told, Teufel offers a highly polished solution that can make hifi systems and older surround receivers fit for the era of modern media. With the exception of Spotify, all relevant music services are integrated and it’s easy to add music resources from PCs, servers, and USB storage devices. Playlists are quickly set up and can then be easily accessed. A free app enables simple handling so that even less experienced users can quickly and easily figure it out. The Connector2 can be connected to the network either with a cable or wirelessly. No Wi-Fi antenna intrudes upon the compact enclosure. The sound that the very compact and therefore easily accommodated Connector makes available is excellent and corresponds with Raumfeld’s claim to offer first-class streaming quality.
Flexible to use and strong on sound – the ultra compact Connector2 delivers on all counts."
Translated from the original German.
You can read the full test review (in German) here >
"All this is contained within an attractive synthetic enclosure the size of a paperback. The device has two analog outputs as well as an optical digital output and a USB terminal for USB storage devices. With the current version of the Connector, 192 kHz and 24 bit are not a problem.”
"If you get tired of your own music, you can always make use of a pre-installed and thereby quickly accessible music service. [...] Thanks to a serious Cirrus Logic converter, the Connector produces an acoustic result that is simply outstanding [...]. A device in this or higher price class should try to beat it. One this is for sure: The Raumfeld system is and remains about the most stable and flexible solution for network streaming.”
"Whoever’s considering streaming but afraid to commit has run out of excuses. The Raumfeld Connector2 is easy to set up and has a sound so rewarding that anyone will be instantly and over the long run happy with it.”
Translated from the original German.
“The Berlin loudspeaker manufacturers and home cinema experts Teufel acquired a highly competent team with Raumfeld GmbH [...]. Since then, smart active speakers with integrated streaming and components that enable an expanded and user-friendly music network have been produced. One thing should be made clear: With respect to network stability, Raumfeld components are ahead of the pack.”
“While many still shy away from networks, IPs, or UPnP servers, there’s no talk of that here. It doesn’t matter what network structure you have at home or where your music is stored. This little box is like an additional player for your system and can be attached via cinch cable or digital Toslink. The network connection is made via LAN or Wi-Fi. [...] Set up is child’s play. All connectors, Raumfeld streaming speakers, and UPnP devices in the network can be configured via the app and then made available to existing music archives.”
“Thanks to the very best Cirrus Logic converter, the sound streamed by the connector is truly amazing. Every type of music is played clearly with fine resolution and solid, highly accurate dimensionality. Another device in this or an even higher price class has yet to reproduce this quality. One thing’s for sure: The Raumfeld system was and remains the most stable and flexible solution for network streaming out there.”
“Whoever’s considering streaming, but is afraid to commit no longer has an excuse. The Raumfeld Connector 2 is so simple to set up and sounds so good that anyone can expect to derive immediate and long-lasting enjoyment from it.”
Translated from the original German.
You can read the full test review (in German) here >
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A Loss of WLAN Signal
The constant loss of a device's Wlan signal even at high signal strength is due to interferences with other wireless networks. By changing the Wlan channel, you eliminate this interference and can fix this issue. Should your system contain a Raumfeld Base simply try out different channels as described in the online manual (Modifying of the Channel Setting (Raumfeld Base)) and see if the signal strength becomes steady. Access points from other manufacturers usually offer an according configuration option in their administration interface.
Alternatively you may contact our service team, which is happy to assist you with the detection of the best channel available.
B Constant Low Signal Strength
If the signal strength of individual wireless devices is constantly beneath 50%, steps should be taken to upgrade the Wlan reception of the device and therewith the music playback reliability. In most cases it is sufficient to reduce the distance or the number of obstacles between your Raumfeld Base and your playback device. Simply check out if the reception increases when positioning the devices at different places.
In general, the less walls and ceilings between the devices, the better the reception is. Thick walls made from concrete or clay brick will especially abate the signal. Often a relocation of a few centimeters is enough to bypass any problems.
Mind the following advice that accounts for both, systems with Raumfeld Base or systems that are run with an access point from another manufacturer:
- Position the Raumfeld Base or the third party access point you utilise rather high up, on a cupboard for example. Make sure there's some space towards the wall. Do not position the device on the floor or in a corner.
- If you make use of a wireless phone there may be interferences with the wlan signal. Therefore, do not position the Base or the third party access point you utilise right next to the phone's base station.
- Set up the devices in a way that ensures there are a minimum amount of obstacles inbetween your access point and the playback device. Avoid setting up the Raumfeld devices in alcoves or behind prominent corners.
- Make sure there are no large-scale metal bodies between the access point and playback devices (e.g. radiators or fridges)
- Large plants may also block the signal due to their moisture content and should not be between the access point and playback devices.
- Start up all devices and opening the Teufel Raumfeld App.
- The main menu can now be called up on the app screen by briefly swiping to the right.
- First select "Settings" in the main menu, then menu item "System maintenance" and finally "Updates". By simply tapping on the "Check for updates" button, the device will automatically start to search for and download the latest version.
- After the download is complete, the update can be re-started by pressing the button again. This takes a maximum of about 3-5 minutes. Afterwards, TuneIn can be used again as usual.
In order to do so, go to My Music > Recently Added and tap the button "Update music index" on bottom of the list. Alternatively, visit Settings > Music Resources and activate a scan for new music on the music resource you've copied the music to.
Under Settings > Music Resources there is also an option to make your Raumfeld System check for new music every day. A manual scan is then not necessarily required.
Solution: Add the Teufel Raumfeld app to your standby exception list, also known as your device’s “whitelist.” To do this, go to “Settings” in your Android menu and then “Apps,” “Advanced,” “Battery optimization,” “All apps” and “Raumfeld.”
- Leave the crossover frequency on the default setting if you are satisfied with the sound or if the Teufel Streaming subwoofer is located close to the soundbar (recommended).
- If the subwoofer is placed at the side or at the back of the room, it is possible that the overall sound may no longer be harmonious. In this case, try changing the crossover frequency in the app until you are satisfied with the sound.
- If, for example, the sound image of the soundbar is too thin, reduce the crossover frequency. If the bass sounds too flat, increase the crossover frequency.
- You can also adjust the subwoofer volume separately.
- Connect the analogue or digital output of the Connector to an appropriate input of your home cinema amplifier
- Connect an analogue output of your amplifier to the analogue input of the Connector
- to listen to music from your Teufel Streaming system via your home cinema system
- to stream the audio signal of TV series or movies into other rooms of your house
1) It’s possible that your home Wi-Fi is unable to recognise the device due to certain settings on your Wi-Fi router.
Solution: You can enable your Wi-Fi to recognise the device by directly connecting the Teufel Streaming device to your router via Ethernet cable and repeating the setup process.
2) Other active network devices may prevent your Wi-Fi router from recognising the device. Solution: Deactivate all devices (such as smart TVs, laptops, smartphones, tablets, AV receivers, media servers) that use your LAN or Wi-Fi network for the duration of the Teufel Streaming setup process. Before beginning a new setup process, be sure to restart your Wi-Fi router and complete the setup using a single smartphone.
3) The use of switches, repeaters and additional access points within your home Wi-Fi network can hinder device recognition. Solution: Either restart all additional network devices or turn off these devices for the duration of the setup process.
4) If you use a cordless phone over a landline (DECT) and have this phone in the vicinity of your router or Teufel Streaming device, it may be disrupting your Wi-Fi signal. This is because both DECT and Wi-Fi use the same 2.4 GHz signal.
Solution: Relocate your DECT base station or switch off your DECT telephone for the duration of the setup process.
1) The setting "Smart network change" switches the smart device to the mobile network whenever the WiFi signal becomes too weak. Since Teufel Streaming requires a continuous Wi-Fi connection, this setting cannot be used.
2) The "Auto IP Support" function determines when the home Wi-Fi network does not support DHCP (the automatic assignation of a network address). Although a very useful feature, Auto IP Support cannot be used with the Teufel Streaming system. This is because Teufel Streaming devices need to be assigned an IP from the router in order to independently communicate with the home network and internet.
Solution: The Android functions "Smart network change" and "Auto IP Support" should be deactivated. Next, ensure that your router allows for DHCP and then repeat the setup process.
Solution: Deactivate all devices (such as smart TVs, laptops, smartphones, tablets, AV receivers, media servers) that use your LAN or WiFi network for the duration of the setup process. Before beginning a new setup process, be sure to restart your WiFi router and complete the setup using a single smartphone.
Please note that the processes carried out during the notification "Configuring device..." may take a few minutes to complete. We therefore ask for patience in order to ensure that the setup is indeed experiencing difficulty completing and that your smartphone does not go into standby mode.
Tip I: You'll often find your WiFi password / network key on the back of your WiFi router. As long as this password has not been changed, it should still be valid.
Tip II: The auto correct function in your smart device may be changing the characters you enter. We therefore recommend switching off this auto correct function.
1) If the signal strength of your Wi-Fi network is only 30% or less where you are holding your phone, it will not appear. Since the system requires a signal strength greater than 30% in order to function without drops in playback, only networks that offer this minimum signal strength will be displayed.
Solution: Increase the signal strength of your Wi-Fi signal and/or find a better place for your device.
2) It’s technically possible to hide a Wi-Fi network. This option is usually offered in a Wi-Fi router’s settings. If you’ve selected this setting option, your home network will not be displayed within the app.
Solution: Make sure that the Wi-Fi is set to "visible“.
1) The function DHCP (the automatic assignment of a network address) is not switched on. This prevents the Raumefld device from registering with the home WiFi network.
Solution: Activate the DHCP function in your home WiFi router’s settings. Tip: Some manufacturers list DHCP as a feature with names like “Reject unknown devices”. Contact the manufacturer of your router if you are unsure what this feature is called.
2) A so-called Mac filter is switched on in your router. This filter prevents the registration of unknown devices which includes all devices not already using the WiFi network.
Solution: Deactivate the Mac filter for the duration of the setup process or add your device to the router’s list of known devices. Note: Some manufacturers refer to the Mac filter with names like "Only allow known devices.“ Contact the manufacturer of your router if you are unsure what this feature is called.
3) The router is blocking direct communication (the exchange of data) between two or more devices connected to the same WiFi network. Known as “client isolation,” this setting is often preconfigured, especially with guest network access.
It requires direct communication in order to receive information (such as when you press "play“) from your smartphone. The client isolation setting is often overlooked as it does not prevent a device from accessing the internet.
Solution: Do not use a guest WiFi access for your device; deactivate the client isolation feature.
Note: Some manufacturers refer to client isolation under different names. It may also be a preconfigured part of a security level you have chosen for your WiFi network. Contact the manufacturer of your router for more information.
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.
Hence your components keep up to date and you can benefit from advancements in the latest software releases.
Since Raumfeld software version 1.3 it is also possible to install updates via a USB stick. This enables you to apply updates without an internet connection.
Of course we also provide continuous updates of the Raumfeld App for your smartphone. These updates are distributed via your smartphone's app store.
When USB storage is attached to the Base your Raumfeld system will automatically begin to scan for new music. You can follow the scan progress under Settings > Music Resources. The following are possible causes as to why your USB storage may not be automatically found:
A) The file system of the disk may not be compatible. We support the following formats:
- FAT16 / FAT32
- HFS / HFS+
- EXT2 / EXT3 / EXT4
B) We seldomly have had reports of issues with USB 1.0 devices. We therefore recommend using devices that support USB 2.0.
Connected to a Raumfeld Speaker or Connector (System without Raumfeld Base)
USB storage that has been connected to a Raumfeld Speaker or Connector can only be used for playback in the Raumfeld system if the device is configured as the Raumfeld Host (see Network in the online manual).
Please also note that for first-generation Speakers and Connectors, apart from USB sticks only USB 2.0 storage with its own power supply or USB sticks are supported. These constraints do not apply to second-generation devices, e.g. Connector 2.
Solution: If the resources are offline, simply open the Teufel Reumfeld app on the device from which you would like to stream digital content.
There are many different methods of accomplishing this, assuming that the same album name, or Album Tag, is assigned to all tracks.
- Assign the name of the compilation's producer to the tag Album Artist. Use "Various Artists" if the producer's name is unknown.
- If you use iTunes, you may select for every song that they are Part of a Compilation under Get Info > Info.
- As long as the album is stored locally on the Raumfeld Base, a network drive or USB storage, it is sufficient to simply save the music files in the same folder. Make sure, however, that only music files pertaining to the compilation are stored within this folder.
- iTunes (Windows, Mac OS; only supports MP3, AAC, M4A, Apple Lossless)
- Windows Media Player (Windows; only supports MP3)
- Winamp (Windows; supports the same formats as Raumfeld except for WAV)
The following Sonic Emotion® effects are available:
*SONIC 1 – Stereo surround sound: This effect creates a virtual, panoramic soundscape.
*SONIC 2 – Language: This creates a uniform sound around the room, with emphasis on speech frequencies.
*SONIC 3 – Volume: Gives fuller, more powerful sound even at low volumes.
These sound effects can be selected with the “SONIC” buttons on the remote control. Press “SONIC OFF” to turn them off.
Unfortunately not all stereo receivers can process high sample rates on the optical input. If the Connector sends a signal with a higher sample rate than your stereo receiver is able to process it will not play the signal. Hence there is no sound.
In order to solve this problem the Connector offers the configuration option "Maximum sample rate on optical output". You will find it under Settings > Room Configuration > (Room name of Connector) > Connector.
This option allows you to set the maximum sample rate your stereo receiver is able to process. The Connector will then down-sample material with a higher sample rate to the denoted maximum sample rate.
Please note that when reinstalling the firmware all device settings are lost.
Here you will find advice on reinstalling the firmware of the following devices:
Reinstalling the firmware in our online manual
USB storage devices that are connected to another Raumfeld device than the host can not be integrated as music resources.Please also note that apart from USB sticks, first-generation Speakers, Ones or Connectors support usb hard disks with their own power supply only. This constraint does not apply to second-generation devices, e.g. Connector 2.
USB storage devices with the following formats are supported:
- FAT16 / FAT32
- HFS / HFS +
- EXT2 / EXT 3 / EXT 4
Sharing of the iTunes music and playlists on a network share
Your iTunes music and playlists remain on your computer and Raumfeld accesses the files via the network. Please note that they are only available if the computer is turned on.
Alternative methods for systems with a Raumfeld Base:
Copying of iTunes music and playlists onto the Raumfeld Base
Your iTunes music and playlists correspond to the status in iTunes at the time of copying onto the Raumfeld Base. However, you have the option to copy the data again at a later time in order to thereby update it.
Use of the Raumfeld Base as the iTunes Media folder location
Your music library is centrally stored on the Raumfeld Base and iTunes accesses it via the network. Provided that your computer is connected to the home network you will feel no difference to using your iTunes with a locally-stored media library. This method is therefore particularly suitable for desktop computers. Find out more: https://manual.teufel.de/en/online-manual-music-resources.html
Teufel Streaming is easy to use, thanks to the development by usability experts and constant consultation with users. Whatever function you want to use you will always reach your goal within a few steps.
Teufel Streaming is complete. Teufel Streaming is a complete multi-room audio system. Third party devices (speaker, data storage, computers) are not necessary in order to use Teufel Streaming.
Compatible playlist formats: WPL, M3U, PLS, iTunes playlists
Please note that there may be structural bottlenecks in the Wi-Fi transmission of lossless formats. If your music library consists mainly of very large FLAC, Apple Lossless or WAV files, we recommend connecting your Teufel Streaming host device via network cable or using the optional Raumfeld Expand.
- Embed the artwork within the music file
- Save the artwork in the album's folder
Embedding the artwork in the music file
Most media players and special "tagging" applications can be used to embed album artwork in music files.
Saving the cover in the album's folder
If all tracks of an album are stored in their own folder you can simply move the artwork image file to that folder. The Teufel Streaming system will then associate the image file with the album.
Supported image formats, size and resolution
We recommend the usage of JPEG images (300x300 pixels, 72 dpi).
Of course, other image formats (PNG, GIF) and sizes are also supported.
Most MP3 players may additionally be connected to the Raumfeld Base via USB. Should your system not contain a Raumfeld Base you may connect the MP3 player via USB to your Speaker or Connector.
Please note: As the music library on iPods and iPhones is not directly accessible for third party manufacturers, iPods and iPhones can only be connected via their analogue audio output.
- Use your file management application to navigate to the folder that contains the playlists file (.wpl, .m3u, .pls oder iTunes Music Library.xml). It doesn't matter if it is stored on the Raumfeld Base, USB storage or a network share.
- Delete the playlist file
If the playlist file was stored on a network share, you have to manually initiate a rescan of the network share in order to see the changes in Playlists > Imported. Find out more: https://manual.teufel.de/en/online-manual-scanning-of-music-resources.html.
- iTunes Playlists (iTunes Music Library.xml)
- Windows Playlists (*.wpl)
- M3U Playlists (*.m3u)
- PLS Playlists (*.pls)
Third party UPnP/AV internet radios that are operated with Raumfeld may have less than perfect synchronisation. When positioned in different rooms, however, there is still no echo to be heard.
Tip: If you didn’t find your app on this list, you may want to contact the provider directly and ask when Chromecast will be integrated. In the meantime, you should have no trouble finding an alternative from the large selection of Chromecast-enabled apps.
After you create and name your groups, they will appear alongside individual Cast-enabled speakers in your music app.
Google Home App (Play Store)
App Store iOS
1: A computer running on either the Windows 10/8.1/8/7 32 bit, Mac OS X 10.9 (or higher) or Linux operating systems.
2: A current version of the Chrome browser. You can download the most recent version here:
3: The Chromecast built-in extension for the Chrome browser (if not already integrated)
4: A least one Teufel Streaming device with Chromecast built-in registered to the same Wi-Fi network as the computer using the Chrome browser
Begin a YouTube video. Select the “streaming” option from the “more” menu in the Chrome browser. This will call up a menu displaying all Teufel Streaming devices in the network that can play back the audio.
- The video displayed on your screen and audio from your speaker may not be in perfect sync.
- It is not currently possible to directly cast audio from the YouTube app for iOS or Android.
Tip for Android users: You can stream audio from the YouTube app on Android devices using the Android mirroring function. To do so, simply complete the following steps:
Step 1: Install the “Google Home App” and open the menu on the left side.
Step 2: Tap on the option “Screen/Audio streaming” and select the Teufel Streaming device you wish to cast audio to. An active connection will be displayed in your smartphone’s status bar.
Unfortunately, this option is not currently available for smart devices operating on iOS systems.
Step 3: Switch back to the YouTube App and start a video as you normally would. The audio will play from the Teufel Streaming device you just selected.
Please note that the picture and audio may not be in perfect sync.
Solution: Restart all Teufel Streaming devices and deactivate Chromecast built-in.
1) Chromecast built-in functionality can vary between providers. It’s therefore important to abide by the instructions given by the provider for using this technology. For instance, some request that users first cast and then start an audio stream while others recommend the reverse order of actions. If you are unsure whether you are casting correctly, please ask your app’s service team for assistance.
2) It can take around 20 seconds or even longer in some cases for a stream to be processed. Contact the provider of the music or audio service you use to learn more.
Manual activation can also be completed at any time in the Teufel Raumfeld App’s menu under “Music services”.