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Ultima 40 Active

Germany's most popular tower speaker now comes with integrated amplification
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Highlights

Why we love this product
Germany‘s most-purchased tower speaker is now available as an all-in-one sound system. The Ultima 40 Active offers an integrated class D amplifier and plenty of connections for source devices. 200 watts provide more than enough power for pushing out the Ultima 40’s incredible sound with music, television, movies and gaming.
Key advantages at a glance
  • Germany's most popular tower speaker now comes with integrated amplification
  • Extensive connection possibilities include: HDMI ARC, TOSLINK and stereo cinch
  • Supports Bluetooth® 4.0 with aptX for top quality sound from streamed content
  • Comes with a Teufel Puck Remote for controlling volume, source, play and pause
  • Equalizer on the back plus connection for an optional subwoofer
  • Clever automatic on function starts playback when a signal is received
  • Connection options include HDMI ARC, TOSLINK and stereo cinch
  • Available in black or white
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(4.67 of 5 from 6 Reviews)
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Features

Overview of our technologies

Bluetooth apt-X
plug & play
Double bass

Low frequencies are handled by two parallel 165 mm fibreglass/cellulose drivers. Thanks to a  cabinet volume of 52 litres and double reflex vent, the Ultima 40 Mk2 produces fantastic bass down to 45 Hz. A large mid-range driver (165 mm) ensures great speech intelligibility, and the two 25 mm tweeters handle the top ranges brilliantly.

Developed in Berlin

When it comes to sound, Teufel leaves nothing to chance. The tiniest imperfections in the Ultima 40's driver action were identified per laser technology and corrected. The result is amazing true-to-source sound with all genres of music.

High-quality materials

Solid wooden cabinets with softly rounded corners contain advanced audio technology, the product of Teufel's over 30 years' experience in loudspeaker construction. Rock, jazz or electronic: Whatever you play on these speakers is rendered with incredible transparency and livliness.
Display the Ultima 40 Mk2 with or without grilles. The attractive drivers are one of the stereo towers' main highlights.

Stereo-Lautsprecher Ultima 40 Mk2
3-way system

Over one meter tall, each tower features a 3-way speaker system. Above two 165 mm bass woofers is a 165 mm Kevlar/fiberglass midrange driver in a separate resonating chamber. This premium driver covers the range from 650 Hz to 26000 Hz. A phase plug enhances the system's thermal load capacity and prevents phase shifts from muting any of the playback. A 25 mm tweeter completes the offering with a brilliant but never-shrill treble.

Fill your room with sound, not audio equipment

The space constraints of many modern homes require innovative sound solutions. Many people want to fill their room with sound but don’t want all the gear that goes with a traditional stereo system. For this reason, we developed the Ultima 40 Active, two beautiful tower speakers with integrated amplification. Germany’s most-purchased stereo speakers now come in a fully active version.

When it comes to sound, the Ultima 40 Active uses all the same high-quality audio components as its passive counterpart. The only difference between the original Ultima 40 and its active counterpart is where the system draws its power. With the Ultima 40 Active, power comes from within.

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In an Ultima 40 Active stereo pair, all required amplification is tucked away inside the active speaker. An integrated class D amplifier delivers 100 watts per channel – more than enough power for room-filling sound.

Includes everything you’d expect from a complete stereo system

The Ultima 40 Active’s connection panel offers space for additional source devices like game consoles or CD, record and MP3 players via TOSLINK or stereo cinch input. An equalizer allows you to adjust the sound to your personal preferences.

Music streaming with Bluetooth – check!

The Ultima 40 Active is even equipped for Bluetooth streaming. Play back all the music from your favourite audio apps or the files stored on your phone from the comfort of your sofa. Unlike some Bluetooth speakers that are only built for convenience, the Ultima 40 Active reproduces everything in the best possible sound quality.

Stereo-Lautsprecher Ultima 40 Aktiv Anschlussmöglichkeiten
Intelligent LED display

The front of the speaker features LEDs that vary according to colour or pulse rhythm. This allows the user to tell at a glance which source is connected and what status the system currently has.

Ultima 40 Aktiv - Status LED
Representation of the function of the intelligent LED display:
Teufel Stereo-Lautsprecher Ultima 40 Aktiv
Bluetooth
LED signal Meaning
Light goes out after 5 seconds Active connection
Flashes every 5 seconds Waiting for connection to be established
Blinks quickly Pairing mode, searching for new devices
Teufel Stereo-Lautsprecher Ultima 40 Aktiv
Optical input
LED signal Meaning
Light goes out after 5 seconds Active connection
Blinking Optical input selected, but no signal
Teufel Stereo-Lautsprecher Ultima 40 Aktiv
HDMI input
LED signal Meaning
Light goes out after 5 seconds Active connection
Blinking HDMI input selected, but no signal
Teufel Stereo-Lautsprecher Ultima 40 Aktiv
AUX input
LED signal Meaning
Light goes out after 5 seconds Active connection
Remote control
The Teufel Puck Control remote control offers convenient control options for volume, source selection, muting and switching on and off. Thanks to its robust design and rubberised surface, it has great grip and won't roll off the table. 2 AA batteries are included.
Bluetooth Fernbedienung Puck Control Aufstellungsmöglichkeit

Included components

  • Floor Speaker UL 40 Mk2
  • Floor Speaker UL 40 Active
  • power cable
  • AAA battery
  • 5,0m speaker cable
  • Puck Wireless Remote Control
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Technical Data

Tower Speaker UL 40 Mk2
Tower Speaker UL 40 Mk2
3-way hi-fi tower speakers. Feature powerful sound and excellent price/performance ratio.
Tower Speaker UL 40 Mk2
Speaker
Continuous power handling (IEC - Long Term) 120 Watt
Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term) 200 Watt
Sensitivity (2.83 V / 1 m) 87 dB
Minimum amplifier output power recommended 20 Watt
Maximum sound pressure level 108 dB/1m
Impedance 4 - 8 Ohm
Frequency range from/to 45 - 20000 Hz
Crossover frequency internal switch 650 /2600 Hz
Tweeter (number per enclosure) 1
Tweeter (diameter) 25.00 mm
Tweeter (material) Fabric
Midrange driver (number per enclosure) 1
Midrange driver (diameter) 165.00 mm
Midrange driver (material) Kevlar/Fibreglass membrane, chromium-coloured phase plug
Woofer (number per enclosure) 2
Woofer (diameter) 165.00 mm
Woofer (material) Fibreglass membrane + cellulose, coated
Acoustic principle 3-way
Enclosure type Bass reflex
Enclosure material Wood
Enclosure surface Foil
Equalisation openings 2
Equalisation openings (pos.) Back
Removable front cover Yes
Net internal volume 52 Litres
Spikes prepared Yes
Integrated stand Yes
Terminal clamps Screw terminals, gold plated
Suitable for banana plug Yes
Bi-Amping/Bi-Wiring Yes
Maximum cable diameter 4.00 mm
Suitable for AV receiver Yes
Dimensions
Depth 32.70 cm
Width 21.50 cm
Height 106.00 cm
Weight 20.30 kg
Tower speaker UL 40 Active
Tower speaker UL 40 Active
Active 3-way tower speaker from the Ultima 40 Active stereo pair. Features a wide range of connections and setting options on the back panel; supports HDMI.
Tower speaker UL 40 Active
Speaker
Continuous power handling (IEC - Long Term) 120 Watt
Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term) 200 Watt
Sensitivity (2.83 V / 1 m) 108 dB
Impedance 4 - 8 Ohm
Frequency range from/to 38 - 20000 Hz
Crossover frequency internal switch 650 / 2600 Hz
Tweeter (number per enclosure) 1
Tweeter (diameter) 25.00 mm
Tweeter (material) Fabric
Midrange driver (number per enclosure) 1
Midrange driver (diameter) 165.00 mm
Midrange driver (material) Kevlar/ fiberglass
Woofer (number per enclosure) 2
Woofer (diameter) 165.00 mm
Woofer (material) Coated cellulose
Miscellaneous Midrange driver with chrome-coloured phase plug
Acoustic principle 3-way
Enclosure type Bass reflex
Enclosure material MDF
Enclosure surface Laminate
Removable front cover Yes
Net internal volume 52 Litres
Spikes prepared Yes
Integrated stand Yes
Terminal clamps Gold-plated screw terminals
Suitable for banana plug Yes
Maximum cable diameter 4,0
Connections
Audio inputs- HDMI 1 (ARC/CEC)
HDMI Version 1.4b
Miscellaneous Subwoofer and / or rear speakers can also be wirelessly operated
Digital inputs optical 1
Cinch input stereo 1
Bass driver output 1
High level speaker outputs 1
Electronics
Amplifier technology Class D
Amplifier configuration 2,0
Amplifier channels 2
Miscellaneous Integrated DSP
Equalizer for treble and bass on the back
Power supply voltage 230 volts
Standby-Function Yes
Standby-Power consumption 0.40 watt
Maximum power consumption 250 watt
Mains cable - IEC connector (non-heating device) Yes
Safety class 2
Automatic on/off Yes
Radio remote control Yes
Miscellaneous Teufel Puck Remote
Dimensions
Depth 32.70 cm
Width 21.50 cm
Height 106.00 cm
Weight 21.50 kg
Miscellaneous Bottom front of the speaker features a status LED
Puck Wireless Remote Control
Puck Wireless Remote Control
The puck remote control enables the intuitive control of the Concept E Digital and Boomster over even large distances (over 10 meters). The ergonomic puck was developed to fit easy into the palm of the hand, but can also be placed on a table top. A rubberized surface keeps the device from sliding when in use.


Puck Wireless Remote Control
Connections
Bluetooth Yes
Electronics
Radio remote control Yes
Materials Plastic / metal
Miscellaneous Illumination, mute, volume and source selection
Dimensions
Depth [cm] 8
Width [cm] 8
Height [cm] 3
Weight [kg] .32

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Expert reviews

Ultima 40 Active review of HiFi Vision
Ultima 40 Active review of HiFi Vision
"Active on all levels"
HiFi Vision 24|2017
"In the listening test, the Ultima 40 Aktiv [...] speakers impressed with a remarkably good performance. Their astonishingly airy, far-reaching and radiant high-frequency reproduction perfectly harmonises with the neutral, but still powerful, mid-tones. The Teufel speakers are precise and gripping in terms of bass levels and you don't need a separate subwoofer even when watching action films." Silver class Price / performance ratio: Excellent Rating: 4/5 stars
See full review at hifivision.net
Ultima 40 Active review of www.hifitest.de
Ultima 40 Active review of www.hifitest.de
"...amazingly good performance"
www.hifitest.de 26.06.2017
Conclusion: "With the new Teufel Ultima 40 Aktiv, you don't need an additional amplifier or even AV receiver - the integrated amplifier module has everything covered. Practical and uncomplicated, the Ultima 40 Aktiv simply combines classic Hi-Fi playback with Filmsound 2.0. Not only is the extremely affordable price surprising, the Ultima 40 Active also offers numerous possibilities for connection to tablet, smartphone and even the TV set, thanks to HDMI input. With its active version of the tried and tested Ultima 40, Teufel is back in the game." Top class: 4/5 stars
See full review at teufel.de/stereo/ultima-40-aktiv-p16060
Ultima 40 Active review of Stereoplay
Ultima 40 Active review of Stereoplay
"Carefree package"
Stereoplay 07|2017
"An innovative, complete sound system with extensive connectivity options and a cleverly designed remote control, which scores especially highly in terms of picture and resolution." Overall Score: 74 points Price / performance: outstanding
See full review at connect.de/stereoplay
Ultima 40 Active review of AUDIO
Ultima 40 Active review of AUDIO
"The drivers reproduce Bobby Kimbal’s "Too Far Behind“ with such a punchy and beautiful stereo panorama that we found ourselves moving to the beat."
AUDIO 02|2017
"The drivers reproduce Bobby Kimbal’s "Too Far Behind“ with such a punchy and beautiful stereo panorama that we found ourselves moving to the beat. But the system is capable of more. We wanted a harder sound and put on some classic rock. The speaker really flexed its muscles with “Visibility Zero” from the current Kansas album. The good ol’ Hammond organ skilfully asserted itself in the intro and the vocal harmonies in the chorus were goose bump inducing. Can the system handle more? How about some Panzerballett! Turned up all the way, the jazz metal group ploughed through the room with a good amount of power and depth. The powerful class D amplifier showed itself to be fearless and really went to work. Great stuff.”

Conclusion:


"…Teufel really did good work with the amplifier, which gives the tower speakers a good amount of power. The real highlight, however, is the connection options. These open new possibilities, especially in regard to home cinema use.”

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You can read the full test review (in German) at www.connect.de/audio/
Ultima 40 Active review of www.areadvd.de
"The Berlin transducers really showed what they’re capable of and delivered a brilliant performance..."
www.areadvd.de 21.12.2016
"With the Blu-ray disc, “Avengers“, we skipped to the parts “The Invasion Begins“ and “The War“. The Ultima 40 Active showed us that it definitely has enough power and dynamics it has at its disposal to shine in the area of film sound. The moment when the reactor opens the black hole is reproduced with solid force and good 3-dimensionality. The following dialog between Stark and Loki in the cavernous room in Stark’s Skyscraper was presented with very well-balanced vocals. The punches and Iron Man’s jump through the closed window proved that both speakers are possessed of considerable qualities.”

"We switched to music and tested the Ultima 40 Active with “What is Love 2016“ by Lost Frequencies. The master and slave speakers were really impressive: The bass showed itself to be truly hard with good impulse fidelity. The Berlin transducers really showed what they’re capable of and delivered a brilliant performance unlike any other part of our test. Above this, the singer’s vocals were well separated from the drivers. The Ultima speakers offer an all-around first-class performance here.”

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You can read the full test review (in German) at http://www.areadvd.de
Ultima 40 Active review of www.lite-magazin.de
Ultima 40 Active review of www.lite-magazin.de
"As if an outstanding price / performance ratio, sound that is far above average and great looks weren’t enough"
www.lite-magazin.de 15.12.2016
"The Ultima 40 from Teufel rightly deserves an excellent reputation, which will now be even further enhanced. As if an outstanding price / performance ratio, sound that is far above average and great looks weren’t enough, Teufel has equipped the active tower speakers with an HDMI input as well, thereby rendering them the perfect tools for use in hi-fi and home cinema. In addition, the practical plug-&-play characteristic is a good reason for hi-fi newbies who want a full system to buy the speakers. With the Ultima 40 Aktiv, nothing stands in their way, thanks to the added incentive of an extremely attractive price.”

Translated from the original German.



You can read the entire test review (in German) at http://www.lite-magazin.de
Ultima 40 Active review of www.av-magazin.de
Ultima 40 Active review of www.av-magazin.de
"Striking, grandiose sound..."
www.av-magazin.de 29.11.2016
"With power and character, clear and full of volume without a trace of pushiness in either the vocals or the instruments. With movies [...], every fine nuance can be discerned as easily as powerful surges of sound.”

"The viewer is positively drawn into the movies[...].  Even James Bond’s Spectre shines on all sides with the Ultima 40 Active. The voices that are so full of character [...] are reproduced by the speakers just as well as screeching tyres or the threatening sound of helicopter blades. One is right in the action instead of just a bystander!”

"The Ultima 40 Active is absolutely perfect gear for every party. Thanks to my 16-year-old son, I know that both speakers [...] can animate dancers to the finest techno shuffle – via Bluetooth or CD player. On a side note, I was wonderfully entertained by the Three Tenors singling “La Donna e Mobile” while making pizza, even though I was not positioned in the ideal stereo triangle. Striking, grandiose sound for (nearly) all occasions.”

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You can read the full test review (in German) at http://www.av-magazin.de
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Stephan A. / 2018-07-22
Stylish speakers with super soundThe delivery of the speakers was very uncomplicated and fast. Well packaged, easy to install and a great sound. Only the Bluetooth module is not very stable during the connection. Also the radio control with the...More
Sebastian H. / 2018-04-26
11/10 pointsAlthough 4 weeks waiting time was indicated, it was delivered within 2 days. Looks great! Both treble and bass are extremely clean. Operating instructions are explained briefly and clearly. The first neighbours have...More
Michael A. / 2018-02-14
Everything is topDelivered within two days, set up within ten minutes and provided a great sound in the whole living room. I'm thrilled. (Translated from German)
Carsten N. / 2017-12-16
TeufelPerfect. (Translated from German)
Michael G. / 2017-12-03
Great speakers, super sound!I am very happy with the speakers! I like the look very much, and the workmanship is A+!! The sound is great. The delivery was carried out as indicated. DHL delivered the product in 2 days. But that's not to do...More

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    The Ultima 40 Active features an intelligent LED that indicates the system’s status. Where can I find an overview of the various LED signals?
    The following explains the meaning behind every LED colour and pulse rhythm:

    LED display colour Meaning
    Blue Bluetooth mode
    Illuminates, goes out after 5 seconds Active connection
    Pulsates every 5 seconds Waiting to pair with a device/pairing
    Pulsates quickly Pairing mode, scanning for new smartphones
    Illuminates then quickly fades Change in volume
    Pulsates quickly (volume changes) Maximum or minimum volume reached
    White HDMI input selected
    Illuminates, goes out after 5 seconds Active connection
    Pulsating HDMI input selected but no incoming signal
    Pulsates every 5 seconds Volume muted
    Illuminates then quickly fades Change in volume
    Pulsates quickly (volume changes) Maximum or minimum volume reached
    Green AUX input selected
    Illuminates, goes out after 5 seconds Active connection
    Pulsates every 5 seconds Volume muted
    Illuminates then quickly fades Change in volume
    Pulsates quickly (volume changes) Maximum or minimum volume reached
    Purple Optical input selected
    Illuminates, goes out after 5 seconds Active connection
    Pulsating Optical input selected but no incoming signal
    Pulsates every 5 seconds Volume muted
    Illuminates then quickly fades Change in volume
    Pulsates quickly (volume changes) Maximum or minimum volume reached
    System notification Meaning
    Red
    Pulsates every 5 seconds System in standby mode
    Pulses quickly twice System start up
    Quick continuous pulses Overheating danger – turn the device off
    Yellow
    Quick continuous pulses Overheating or overload detected

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