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Ultima 40

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A pair of high-end Hi-Fi floor-standing speakers from Europe's most popular speaker series
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Why we love this product
We have carefully optimised and refined our most popular floor-standing speaker, but the unbeatable price/performance ratio has remained the same. That's how you make a legend.
Tower speakers Ultima 40
Key advantages at a glance
  • A pair of high-end Hi-Fi floor-standing speakers from Europe's most popular speaker series
  • High sound enjoyment for music, film sound and games
  • New: tweeter with phase plug, optimised sound dispersion, fine tuning across all components, more balanced sound, improved workmanship and design
  • 3-way system with two high-power woofers for high, distortion-free levels
  • Double-tube bass reflex port for deep, precise bass without flow noise
  • Fibreglass mid-range driver with phase plug for excellent speech intelligibility
  • Large 25 mm tweeter with phase plug and wave guide for a detailed, spatial display
  • Suitable for all stereo amplifiers or AV receivers, also available as a surround set
Ultima 40 review of Stereoplay
UL 40 Mk3 18 tower speaker (pcs.)
"...young and lively..."
Stereoplay 01/2019
All test reviews
(4.88 of 5 from 34 Reviews)
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Berlin's bestseller

For years, the Ultima series has stood for a very good price to performance ratio. You won't get so much sound for such a good price anywhere else. Featuring superior audio technologies, the Ultima speakers deliver a perfectly balanced playback and are suitable for rock, pop, electro, classical and jazz music, as well as gaming and of course films. The new Ultima speakers are recognisable by the logo above the tweeter. They are the successor to the Ultima Mk2 series.

Developed in Berlin

The complete development of the Ultima series, as well as all other speaker series, takes place here in Berlin in our laboratories and special anechoic audio rooms. Optimisation and refinement has been carried out over the years in close cooperation with our design team. Of course, customer feedback continues to act as a crucial factor in the further development of all our products.

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     The first sketches
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     Evaluation of acoustic measurements
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     Building the first prototype
Tweeter with phase plug and waveguide

The phase plug and waveguide built into the tweeter are unusual features for a product in this price range. They create even crisper sound precision in the high-frequency range.

 
Phase plug
Phase plug for avoidance of phase shift cancellations resulting in improved transparency and directional behaviour of higher frequencies.
Teufel Stereo-Lautsprecher Ultima 40 Mk3
 
 
 
Waveguide
Waveguide for a very precise location of individual sound sources and precise stage imaging of all instruments and voices.
Kevlar mid-range driver with phase plug
The mid-range driver is not only particularly large, but also has a phase plug. The result is very good speech intelligibility and a particularly warm, natural mid-range. This also expands the listening area in which listeners enjoy optimum sound.
Teufel Stereo-Lautsprecher Ultima 40 Mk3
Compatible with all AV receivers

Thanks to their high efficiency, the Ultima speakers work together with any AV receiver. If you want to provide sound for rooms over 20 m², we recommend AV receivers from around the 400 € mark.

Teufel Onkyo Receiver TX-NR686
Design and materials

No shortcuts were taken when it came to optimising our Ultima speakers. Here are the highlights of the new range:

  • Teufel Stereo-Lautsprecher Ultima 40 Mk3
    High-gloss tweeter and matte speaker cabinet
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    Easy to clean finish with scratch-resistant surface
  • Teufel Stereo-Lautsprecher Ultima 40 Mk3
    High-quality fabric mesh with revolving bevel - the frequency response is only minimally affected
  • Teufel Stereo-Lautsprecher Ultima 40 Mk3
    Modern, timeless design
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    The solid, gently curved MDF housing is the result of more than 30 years of Teufel experience and modern speaker technology.
3-way system
The foundation for good sound lies in the design of the 3-way system, which has been further developed and improved over many years. The drivers work together in harmony across all frequency ranges, resulting in an extremely smooth and clear sound reproduction.
  • Teufel Stereo-Lautsprecher Ultima 40 Mk3
    Close-fitting driver for a vivid, balanced sound reproduction
  • Teufel Stereo-Lautsprecher Ultima 40 Mk3
    Two large bass reflex tubes with a trumpet tube attachment minimise any current noise - no other manufacturer makes this much effort.
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    All drivers were measured with a laser using Klippel measurement technology in order to detect the smallest tolerances.
Double bass – a real Teufel in every respect

Especially if you're looking for full bass without a subwoofer, this full-range speaker is the right choice. Two large 165 mm fibreglass woofers provide a particularly precise low-frequency reproduction. The long stroke ensures distortion-free playback even at high levels. You don't need an additional subwoofer.

Teufel Stereo-Lautsprecher Ultima 40

Included components

  • Floor speaker UL 40 Mk3 18 (pc.)
  • red rubber feets (4pcs.) for UL 20/40 Mk3 18

Technical Data

UL 40 Mk3 18 tower speaker (pcs.)
UL 40 Mk3 18 tower speaker (pcs.)
 High-end Hi-Fi standing speakers
UL 40 Mk3 18 tower speaker (pcs.)
Speaker
Stand Yes
Continuous power handling (IEC - Long Term) 120 Watt
Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term) 200 Watt
Sensitivity (2.83 V / 1 m) 87 dB
Maximum sound pressure level 108 dB/1m
Impedance 4-8 Ohm
Frequency range from/to 45 - 20,000 Hz
Tweeter (number per enclosure) 1
Tweeter (diameter) 25.00 mm
Tweeter (material) Fabric weaving
Midrange driver (number per enclosure) 1
Midrange driver (diameter) 165.00 mm
Midrange driver (material) Kevlar, chrome phase plug
Woofer (number per enclosure) 2
Woofer (diameter) 165.00 mm
Woofer (material) Fibreglass
Miscellaneous Hochtöner mit Phase Plug, Material: Stahl
Acoustic principle 3-way
Enclosure type Bass reflex
Enclosure material MDF
Enclosure surface Laminated
Equalisation openings 2
Equalisation openings (pos.) Rear side
Removable front cover Yes
Net internal volume 54 Litres
Spikes prepared Yes
Integrated stand Yes
Terminal clamps Screw terminal, 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 32.00 cm
Width 21.50 cm
Height 106.50 cm
Weight 20 kg
Miscellaneous Base plate dimensions: depth: 35 cm / width: 25 cm

Accessories

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Expert reviews

Ultima 40 review of Stereoplay
UL 40 Mk3 18 tower speaker (pcs.)
Ultima 40 review of Stereoplay
"...young and lively..."
Stereoplay 01/2019
"It's a rare deal to get a standing loudspeaker for 500 Euros. However, the final product is no less than the products that cost double so much. The sound distribution is excellent, the tone is young and lively, but fundamentally good." (Translated from German).

Zum ganzen Test
Ultima 40 review of Video
UL 40 Mk3 18 tower speaker (pcs.)
Ultima 40 review of Video Ultima 40 review of Video Ultima 40 review of Video
"...created a full atmosphere and gave the impression of a large concert arena"
Video 11/2018
"[...] The Ultima set created a full atmosphere and gave the impression of a large concert arena. […]"

"Voice reproduction in music and speech intelligibility in film were at the level of many sets, which cost twice as much. The Berliners also managed the spatial representation and expansion of the imaginary space extremely well."

"The new Ultima 5.1 set proves to be a special offer with an elegant, lively playing style, a really great spatial image and a wide soundstage. [...]"

NB: The Ultima 40 (2018) speaker pair was rated as part of a Ultima 40 Surround 5.1 test.

(Translated from German)
See full review at pc-magazin.de
Ultima 40 review of Audio
UL 40 Mk3 18 tower speaker (pcs.)
Ultima 40 review of Audio Ultima 40 review of Audio
"played dynamically and created a lively sound image"
Audio 11/2018
"An Ultima sounds like an Ultima, that's what we expected. It played dynamically and created a lively sound image. Even though the reproduction sometimes seems too closed and Marla Glen's voice showed a hint of too much colour, the loudspeaker was pleasantly striking compared to the 2016 model with a somewhat airier high-frequency reproduction. This gave the sound a little more three-dimensionality."

(Translated from German)
See full review at connect.de
Ultima 40 review of www.lowbeats.de
UL 40 Mk3 18 tower speaker (pcs.)
Ultima 40 review of www.lowbeats.de
"...enjoy every style of listening to music..."
www.lowbeats.de 24.11.2018
"The Ultima 40 is a bargain when it comes to third generation and is a winner the best sense. Not one thing out of place, sonically perfectly balanced sound. Not quite a miracle, but a loudspeaker with which you can enjoy listening to any kind of music. I don't know of a better alternative for all people who only want to spend a little money and still want to enjoy a louder sound. This is also in part, as the Ultima 40 has been developed to work practically with smaller amplifiers and installation in smaller rooms." (Translated from German)
To the full test
Ultima 40 review of Outer Audio
UL 40 Mk3 18 tower speaker (pcs.)
Ultima 40 review of Outer Audio
"If you’re looking for a full surround sound system, you have the option of the 5.1 Ultima Series which is an absolute gem of a system"
Outer Audio 05/2019
"If you’re looking for something different, then the Teufel Ultima 40 is certainly one to check out. I put these on par with the Klipsch R-24F. However, I would say the R-24F has a more controlled bass response than the Ultima 40. If you’re looking for a stereo pair, then you should definitely consider the Ultima 40 Active over the passive model. You’ll get better value for money by not having to spend extra on an amplifier and cabling as well as a more efficient speaker with factory fitted and tested amplification. If you’re looking for a full surround sound system, you have the option of the 5.1 Ultima Series which is an absolute gem of a system and also very affordable for the size and quality you get."
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Help regarding this product
Can I set up the set in a different way to that described?
The recommended set-up information below represents the best possible arrangement for perfect multichannel playback in your home. Your available space, your partner or your furniture may not always allow you to arrange the speakers in the ideal manner. Try to meet as many of the requirements as possible.

Modern AV Receivers offer numerous options for compensating electronically for any compromises in the set up. Generally speaking, the following rule always applies: you can always use our recommendations as a basis for experimenting with what works best for you, acoustically and optically. Let your ears (and eyes) decide!
The RAMPA insert at the bottom of the speaker sometimes is turned out with the tamping screw. What can I do about that?
Unscrew the tamping screw from the Rampa insert and screw the Rampa insert back into the bottom of the speaker.
What is the advantage of bi-amping/bi-wiring?
Bi-amping means that the speaker can be operated by two amplifiers at the same time, or by a bi-amping-capable AV receiver. This enables the different chassis (for the treble mid-tone and bass range) to be individually supplied with one signal. Among other things, this could increase the sound performance of a speaker.

Bi-wiring states that the corresponding speaker can be controlled at the same time with two different speaker cables, meaning via separated input sockets for the treble and mid-tone range on one hand, and for the bass range of the frequency switch on the other. This could improve the sound even more. Bi-wiring is the prerequisite for bi-amping.
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