Ultima 20 Mk2 (2017)
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The tried and tested Ultima 20 has been further developed. Thanks to Klippel measurement technology, used for the first time in this price range, the frequency response has been made even more straightforward and balanced for an extremely natural reproduction. Bass reflex tubes with a trumpet attachment eliminate flow noises and guarantee more precise bass that can now reach even deeper tones. In addition, new wooden struts eliminate any vibrations.
Quality you can trust: The Ultima 20 are among the best bookshelf speakers in their price class. Our developers in Berlin made sure this stereo pair has the best-possible sound thanks to the following:
- Large 25 mm tweeters for a silky, soft treble
- Large 165 mm midrange drivers with phase plug produce balanced, evenly dispersed sound
- Trumpet bass reflex vents eliminate wind noise and chuffing for deep, clean bass
- Klippel-optimized drivers ensure an incredibly balanced frequency response
Each driver has been optimized by first-class Klippel technology – a first for speakers in this price class. This precision calibration technology allows the Ultima 20 to produce linear and balanced playback. Bass reflex ports with trumpet vents enhance the bass without wind noise. Well-braced wooden enclosures minimize vibrations resulting in a very clean sound.
The Ultima 20 Mk2 scores points on style with harmoniously rounded edges, compact dimensions, and cleverly accented drivers – a self-confident look sure to enhance any interior. The speakers can be seamlessly integrated into any home, fitting easily on either a shelf, wall, or floor stand.
|Continuous power handling (IEC - Long Term)||50 Watt|
|Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term)||80 Watt|
|Sensitivity (2.83 V / 1 m)||84 dB|
|Minimum amplifier output power recommended||30 Watt|
|Maximum sound pressure level||104 dB/1m|
|Impedance||4 - 8 Ohm|
|Frequency range from/to||70 - 20000 Hz|
|Crossover frequency internal switch||2600 Hz|
|Crossover frequency to Woofer (recommended)||80 Hz|
|Tweeter (number per enclosure)||1|
|Tweeter (diameter)||25.00 mm|
|Bass/Midrange driver (number per enclosure)||1|
|Bass/Midrange driver (diameter)||165.00 mm|
|Bass/Midrange driver (material)||Kevlar/fiberglass, chrome-coloured phase plug|
|Enclosure type||Bass reflex|
|Equalisation openings (pos.)||backside|
|Removable front cover||Yes|
|Net internal volume||10 Litres|
|Diameter of the stand screw threads||6.00 mm|
|Terminal clamps||Screw terminals, gold plated|
|Suitable for banana plug||Yes|
|Maximum cable diameter||4.00 mm|
|Suitable for AV receiver||Yes|
"If on the one hand, we can say that these loudspeakers have no particular speciality in terms of sound restoration, we can happily say that they offer a rather all-terrain musicality and an honourable mastery of the hi-fi bases. However, their size, rather imposing for entry-level speakers, may not be able to give them an easy integration in a small living room. Nonetheless, the Ultima 20 Mk2 would be a good choice to start in the hi-fi world."
Translated from French
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"What stands out is the subtle design. Unobtrusive, simple and elegant Teufel design. The rounded corners and high-gloss front ensure that the speakers have a high-quality look. The finish and material quality is really very high. "
'We were stunned by the sound of the Ultima 20 Mk2."
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"'With ‚Stereo Love‘ by Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina, the Ultima 20 Mk2 got off to a good start. The voice reproduction is good, and the bass surprisingly resonant and deep. The Teufel speakers are also fun to use with more powerful stereo amplifiers since they don’t shrink from high levels and are in command of their playback even at high volumes. The midrange was slightly lacking in contoured details, but we could take this in stride with such an inexpensive construction.
The sound separates well from the loudspeaker. In this, the Ultima 20 Mk2 represents another a improvement from its predecessor. The very good overall dynamics and pleasant, but never boring sound could also be heard with “Full Focus” from the successful Dutch DJ Armin von Buuren. The bass has good impulse fidelity, is substantial, and we could hear a pleasant bass resonance. Compared to its predecessor, Teufel’s Ultima 20, the new version seems more assertive in the bass range. It plays with more three-dimensionality, dynamics, and clear definition while still sounding pleasant and homogenous.”
"The Ultima 20 Mk2 will win you over with its excellent level stability, powerful bass, and a well-executed three-dimensionality. Thanks to the large midbass drivers, the incredibly inexpensive loudspeakers played confidently and dynamically. The mids could have somewhat more structured details, but the vocal reproduction is balanced to the point that one can barely bring any criticism against these loudspeakers for just under € 200 a pair. Visually, the new version looks like its predecessor, which is not a bad thing: The form is homogenous and harmonious. The workmanship is extremely well executed and even here one realizes that there is barely anything more one could desire for the price.”
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