Ultima 20 Kombo Power Edition
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- Top-class stereo system with a subwoofer for music, film, radio and games
- Power Edition with powerful subwoofer,can be used as front or downfire subwoofer, as well as optional wireless control
- Powerful 80 watt amplifier for high, distortion-free sound
- Includes Bluetooth dongle with apX for wireless transmission of smartphone/tablet in CD quality
- 2-way shelf speaker Ultima 20 with bass reflex system, phase plug and waveguide technology
- Suitable for shelf or stand installation, as well as wall mounting
- Includes remote control, speaker cable, covers, batteries, and antenna.
- Designed for rooms up to 30 m²
Overview of our technologies
The Power Edition comes with an additional subwoofer, which can be used as a front or down fire subwoofer. Wireless control is also optional. The subwoofer ensures more volume, bass and depth in bigger rooms.
Beautifully finished. Made from sturdy MDF with inner struts. Teufel speakers have a timeless design and long durability.
The smaller Ultima also produces a big sound, because it is full to the brim with the latest speaker technology.
For simple music enjoyment or blasting a party playlist: The cd receiver combines power and sophistication. Enjoy hi-fi sound at any volume level thanks to the following:
- Low noise Class AB amplifier with 2 x 40 watts
- High-end audio components, high-performance power adapter
- Balanced tuning with large power reserves and deep bass
- Full metal enclosure with dial and solid screw terminals / headphone output
For the first time Teufel offers a subwoofer that can be used either front- or down-firing. Don't let the 100-Watt power output fool you. The new Class-D amplifier works efficiently and is extremely low-noise. It easily matches up to classic amplifiers that require 250-Watts.
- High-end active subwoofer, can be used either front- or down-firing
- 200 mm diameter bass driver
- Power: 100-Watt, Class-D power amplifier with high efficiency and low consumption
- Automatic on / off
- Extensive setting options and protective circuitry
- Can be tilted forwards or backwards, feet are interchangeable
- Integrated wireless module - works with Teufel Soundbar Streaming, Trios, Duett, One, Cinebar Pro, CoreStation and Impaq.
- red rubber feets (4pcs.) for UL 20/40 Mk3 18
- UL 20 Mk3 18 bookshelf speaker (pc.)
- CD Receiver KB 42 BT
- AM antenna for IP 42 CR / KB 42
- FM antenna for IP 42 CR / KB 42
- AAA battery
- Remote control KB 42 RC for Kombo 42
- IP 42 / KB 42 speaker cables (3.0m)
- Kombo 42 Bluetooth Dongle
- T 8 Subwoofer
- Subwoofer-Cable 2.5m - C3525W
|Continuous power handling (IEC - Long Term)||50 Watt|
|Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term)||80 Watt|
|Sensitivity (2.83 V / 1 m)||87 dB|
|Minimum amplifier output power recommended||20 Watt|
|Maximum sound pressure level||104 dB/1m|
|Frequency range from/to||70 - 20.000 Hz|
|Tweeter (number per enclosure)||1|
|Tweeter (diameter)||25.00 mm|
|Tweeter (material)||Fabric weaving|
|Bass/Midrange driver (number per enclosure)||1|
|Bass/Midrange driver (diameter)||165.00 mm|
|Bass/Midrange driver (material)||Fibreglass, chrome phase plug|
|Enclosure type||Bass reflex|
|Equalisation openings (pos.)||Rear side|
|Removable front cover||Yes|
|Net internal volume||10 Litres|
|Wall mounting brackets||Yes|
|Terminal clamps||Screw terminals, gold-plated|
|Suitable for banana plug||Yes|
|Maximum cable diameter||4.00 mm|
|Crossover frequency internal switch||2600 Hz|
|Miscellaneous||Depth incl. grille. 25,0 cm|
|Headphone output 6,3mm||1|
|Cinch input stereo||3|
|Stereo jack 3.5mm - in||1|
|Cinch output stereo||1|
|Bass driver output||1|
|High level speaker outputs||2|
|Miscellaneous||Unterstützt CD-R & CD-RW|
|Station memory positions||40|
|FM - UKW||Yes|
|AM - LW||Yes|
|Power output capacity impulse (peak) Satellite||40 W|
|Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Satellite||25 W|
|Power supply voltage||230 volts|
|Standby-Power consumption||0.50 watt|
|Maximum power consumption||120 watt|
|Mains lead fixed||Yes|
|Infrared remote control||Yes|
|Radio remote control||Yes|
|Maximum sound pressure level [dB/1m]||111|
|Frequency range from/to [Hz]||33-200 Hz|
|Woofer (number per enclosure)||1|
|Woofer (diameter) [mm]||200|
|Acoustic principle||1-way system|
|Enclosure type||Bass reflex, DPU|
|Enclosure surface||Matte coated|
|Miscellaneous||Reflection channel in DPU technology avoids flow noises, stable MDF housing structure with internal bracing|
|Suitable for AV receiver||Yes|
|Miscellaneous||Suitable for installation directly on the wall|
|Miscellaneous||Can be wirelessly controlled|
|Lowest frequency (-3 dB) [Hz]||37|
|Input gain adjustment||Yes|
|Frequency regulator (range) [Hz]||37 - 200 Hz|
|Miscellaneous||Can be used either front- or down-firing|
|Power output capacity impulse (peak) Bass [W]||100|
|Power supply voltage [volts]||230 Volt|
|Standby-Power consumption [watt]||1|
|Maximum power consumption [watt]||100|
|Mains lead fixed||Yes|
|Storage for settings when disconnected||Yes|
"[...] The Ultima 20 Mk3 offers a shaken sense of balance and also delivers very decent bass for its size [...]."
(Translated from German)
See full review at connect.de
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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.
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.