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In our 30th year, Teufel presents the Ultima 800, a system that showcases our combined years of loudspeaker experience bundled into one product. The Ultima 800 is uncompromisingly high-end – but still so practical as only a Teufel product can be.
Materials + Knowledge
The Ultima 800 impresses as a HiFi stereo standing loudspeaker, that has no peer when combined with its fantastic materials and constructive finesse.
A disproportionately large (33 mm!), cloth tweeter with neodymium magnet and extra long hub provides an absolutely compression free and low-fatigue playback at the highest frequencies.
The mid range drivers
A 10 cm wide mid-range driver with a pure titanium membrane and neodymium magnet guarantees a wide beam behaviour and excellent stability over the entire assigned frequency range with its concave form.
You have a total of six woofers in the Ultima 800. Two active and four passive Rohacell carbon sandwich woofers (each a fantastic 170 mm) achieve the best playback through a double-layered material mix and klippel optimisation.
The frequency crossover
The sustain control circuitry is one of the highlights of the Ultima 800 – and here only the most elite of components are used: durable film capacitors and distortion-free air coils that avoid the microphonic effects. This highly-bred frequency crossover significantly assists the linearity by +- 1 dB over the entire frequency range.
This still-moderately sized speaker (43 liters) surprises through its high weight of over 31 kilos – caused also in part by an extremely massive housing that comes in high-gloss black or walnut. The tapered form of the sound wall eliminates the run-time differences between the high and midrange tones for optimal playback. A secure stand is achieved through the steel construction of four spikes. You’ll usually only find a speaker with a refined appearance of this sort in the five-digit price range…
The Ultima 800 has four passive woofers cast in the lower frequency range instead of a traditional bass reflex opening. The benefits of this well thought-out solution for you are: higher level strengths, no unwanted mid-range frequencies from the reflex tube and the option of individual settings.
Through the four-stage adaption of the rear passive membranes, these precious pieces of loudspeaker treasure can be customised to different spaces and amplifiers (damping factor!) These crucial influences are then much easier to handle. The Ultima 800 owner has room to experiment.
With the Ultima 800 Teufel presents a high end loudspeaker that doesn’t just sound better but also significantly raises the bar in terms of affordable high-end stereo transducers. Through this, the bass alignment is also guaranteed so that the boxes always play optimally.
- Floor Speaker UL 800
|Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term)||350 Watt|
|Sensitivity (2.83 V / 1 m)||86 dB|
|Minimum amplifier output power recommended||100 Watt|
|Maximum sound pressure level||104 dB/1m|
|Crossover frequency internal switch||350 / 2500 Hz|
|Tweeter (number per enclosure)||1|
|Tweeter (diameter)||33.00 mm|
|Tweeter (material)||Special fabric|
|Bass/Midrange driver (number per enclosure)||1|
|Bass/Midrange driver (diameter)||100.00 mm|
|Bass/Midrange driver (material)||Titanium full membrane|
|Woofer (number per enclosure)||6|
|Woofer (diameter)||170.00 mm|
|Woofer (material)||Carbon Rohacell sandwich cone|
Woofer: 2x active, 4x passive
Bass Alignment function
|Enclosure type||Variable passive membranes|
|Enclosure material||MDF 22 mm|
|Equalisation openings (pos.)||1 front, 3 back|
|Removable front cover||Yes|
|Net internal volume||43 Litres|
|Miscellaneous||Variable passive membranes: 1 x frontside, 3 x backside|
|Terminal clamps||1 single-wire terminal with bass alignment function|
|Suitable for banana plug||Yes|
|Maximum cable diameter||10.00 mm|
|Lowest frequency (-3 dB)||42 Hz|
|Miscellaneous||Width with spikes frame: 31 cm|
+Transparent sound quality
+ gorgeous looks
Sound Quality: 4/5
Value for money: 5/5
Build Quality: 5/5
Ease of drive: 5/5
"Exceptional value for money due to direct sales and easy to accommodate system matching."
"In the flesh, the Ultima 800 is an absolute, unqualified knockout. Relatively compact and not excessively tall, given its flagship status and price, it is nevertheless heavy and solidly built as the rap knuckle test quickly confirms.
The internal structure includes a separate sub-enclosure for the midrange dome and the main cabinet has an internal shelf brace about half-way up. Finally, the external presentation of the enclosure (walnut veneer on all visible surfaces, other than the front-facing baffles which are black), is first-rate, not least thanks to the high-grade, deep-gloss finish.""What is not in doubt is the Ultima 800's musical integrity. It goes loud, does dynamics and stereo imagery in a convincing and meaningful way and yet at low volume levels it still sings with considerable subtlety and poise.
And being able to return them within the first eight weeks for a full refund is a real confidence booster, as well as helping negate the disadvantage of not being able to audition them at your local hi-fi store."
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars!
Read the whole review here!
Measurement technician's comment
"The Ultima 800 performs well in front of the measurement microphone – it has an excellent linear frequency response along with very even round spray properties. Its mid-range sensitivity of 87 dB to 2.83 V is excellent for such a compact box, and its lower frequency border under 50 Hz is persuasive. Its impedance conforms to the norm of 4 Ohm (a minimum of 3.6 Ohm at 45 Hz), and its decay behaviour and THD are exemplary for their cleanliness, especially from the midrange upwards."
"This is the first speaker I have experienced in this size range – let alone in this price class – which both dissolves sound so intricately and possesses such capabilities when it comes to coarse dynamics. A tip of my hat to Teufel!"
"Standing speaker set with high-quality sound and feel, titanium mid-range drivers and versatile passive membranes. Highly neutral and sensitive sound. Allows you to listen for a long time without stress or fatigue."
• Naturalness 12/14
• Fine resolution 11/14
• Dynamic range 11/14
• Bass quality 11/14
• Playback 11/14
• Sound 56/70
• Measurements 8/10
• Experience 6/10
• Quality 7/10
Overall rating: Good-very good
Value for money: Outstanding
Downloads & support
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.