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  • LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L"
  • LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L"
  • LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L"
  • LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L"
  • LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L"
  • LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L"
  • LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L"
  • LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L"
  • LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L"
  • LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L"
  • LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L"
  • LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L"
  • LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L"
  • LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L"
  • LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L"
  • LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L"
  • LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L"
  • LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L"
  • LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L"
  • LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L"
  • LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L"
  • LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L"

LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L"

Complete high-end surround
Complete 5.1 all-in-one system with stunning aluminium columns
LT 5 für Dolby Atmos "5.1.4 -Set"
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Highlights

Why we love this product
The new LT 5 Complete combines Teufel’s high-performance aluminium column speakers with the new DecoderStation 7 and AmpStation. The result is a complete high definition home cinema system that offers maximum style, sound, quality and convenience.
Key advantages at a glance
  • Complete 5.1 all-in-one system with stunning aluminium columns
  • For powerful, true-to-source playback with music, movies & games
  • 3-way system delivers extremely accurate playback across the entire frequency range
  • Comes with high-end HD preamplifier and amp: DecoderStation 7 + AmpStation
  • Subwoofer with enormous 300 mm woofer for exceptional bass performance
  • Sophisticated, premium workmanship with brushed aluminium & steel
  • Can be expanded into 7.1 surround system
Features

Overview of our technologies

plug & play
HDMI 3D
Dolby True HD
dts-HD Master Audio
Dolby
dts Digital Entertainment
Downfire
Dolby Pro Logic II
Design

Along with the subwoofer and centre, you have the choice of either four tall columns (Set L) or a combination of two short and two tall columns (Set M). The sets all have a unique look but they share the same exquisite sound. In additional, individual components can be obtained for combining or completing your system. Flexibility is the cornerstone of the LT 5!

Surround Decoder

An ultra-compact high definition AV controller for multi-channel active subwoofers or in combination with the Teufel AmpStation. There are three HDMI inputs, one HDMI output, three digital audio inputs (2 x coaxial, 1 x optical) and three analogue stereo inputs on the back of the unit, which allow for connection with a wide range of audio and video devices.

The 3D-compatible device includes a decoder for DTS HD Masters, Dolby True HD, DTS, Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic and many other formats.

The Decoderstation 7 can be connected to a multi-channel active subwoofer or to the amp station via a 5.1 analogue output. The system package is completed with further features such as a headphone connection, FM/AM radio with RDS function, a remote control, and a clearly legible, dimmable display as well as extensive setting options with on-screen user guidance.

High-class hifi: An elegant system with sophisticated sound

Each of the identically equipped loudspeakers features a 3-way system consisting of a 130 mm bass driver, 80 mm midrange driver and 25 mm fabric dome tweeter; and each was especially adapted for use as part of a column surround system. The tweeter is positioned within an especially adapted waveguide for a very even dispersion that guarantees a balanced sound even outside of an ideal listening position. Klippel measurements were used to optimize the drivers for level stability and frequency response for an even better sound compared to the previous model. The use of loudspeakers with an identical construction ensures that the system produces an especially harmonious tone.

Unadulterated, transparent sound

The LT 5 plays at a quality level at which choices such as music versus home cinema and aluminium columns versus wooden cabinets become purely academic. All you’ll experience is unadulterated, transparent sound.

The new AmpStation proves that you don’t need a big amp to enjoy full, room-filling sound. This 8 channel high-end amplifier with compact dimensions is the perfect accompaniment for Teufel stereo and home cinema speakers.

Teufel built 8 individual 100-Watt amplification modules into a small enclosure measuring just 270 x 65 x 250 mm for a high-performance amplifier that can also be conveniently placed – or even concealed - in any living room. Most incredibly, the AmpStation’s performance can extend even beyond the room it’s placed in. Used with a 5.1 setup, the AmpStation can still power an additional pair of stereo speakers in another room.

Based on the newest class D amplification technology from Texas Instruments, the AmpStation boasts impressive technical data. HD audio signals such as Dolby Digital True HD and DTS HD Master are perfectly processed by the little system. 
800 Watts of pure power
The AmpStation works as a pure power amplifier, which can supply up to 8 individual loudspeakers with 100-Watt output power each (at 4 Ohms). That's enough power for the most demanding home cinema and music requirements, even in huge rooms with full-range floor-standing speakers. The nimble little AmpStation reacts promptly to quick changes in volume levels for playback that is finely nuanced and lively. And it knows how to coax the warmest and most realistic sound from your Hi-Fi speakers and surround sound systems. Alternatively, the AmpStation can also fuel a pair of stereo speakers in 5.1 mode, for example in another room.
A top-class digital amplifier
Class-D technology from Texas Instruments (TAS5611) is what makes the AmpStation’s extremely powerful performance from such a small enclosure possible. But the AmpStation’s sophisticated technology not only ensures high levels: Very low levels of distortion - just 0.03% (THD+N > 1 watt) - and an incredible signal-to-noise ratio (-105 dB) are all part of the package. The AmpStation’s frequency range extends from 10 to 40,000 Hz and is highly linear for realistic playback from all kinds of music and soundtracks.
High-quality materials
The AmpStation’s workmanship is every bit as premium as the sound it generates. A massive front plate made from aluminium and gold-plated connection sockets aesthetically underpin the device’s acoustic performance. The electronics within are situated on a vibration-reducing steel plate.

The AmpStation has the exact same width as the DecoderStation 6 or 7. This makes it easy to stack the two devices for use together.
Looks as good as it sounds
In spite of the AmpStation’s cutting-edge technology, there was one old school feature we couldn’t resist - analogue VU meters. Both eye-catching meters provide information about the level ratios of the individual channels.
No fans, no noise
The AmpStation’s cleverly designed cooling system allows the device to do away with integrated fans – components that not only take up a lot of space, but which also make a good deal of noise. While larger amps and A/V receivers drone away, the compact little Teufel stays cool and quiet – even when pushed to its maximum performance levels. The side ventilation also make it possible to place the AmpStation inside a piece of furniture.
High-quality amplifier
The AmpStation has enough power and high-quality sound technology at its disposal to elevate previous and current Teufel loudspeaker systems to a new acoustic level. Extreme transparency, distortion-free dynamics and authentic playback is what you can expect.
Perfect match
Not least because of the same physical form, the AmpStation is an ideal partner for the DecoderStation 7. Technically, of course, they fit together perfectly, because the power amplifier was deliberately designed by Teufel for exactly this connection. Together they form a wonderful combination: an AV pre-amplifier and high-end AV power amplifier at an unrivalled price.
Jeder Lautsprecher klingt gleich

Im Gegensatz zu vielen Konkurrenzprodukten sind beim LT 5 alle Lautsprecher gleich bestückt und klingen damit auch gleich. Es ist egal, ob Sie die kurzen Säulen vorne oder hinten einsetzen – ein einhüllendes Surround-Erlebnis ist stets gegeben. Selbst beim Center sind Hoch- und Mitteltöner übereinander angeordnet. Das ist nur bei Teufel so.

Included components

  • Satellite Speaker LT 5 Mk2 FR (pcs.)
  • Centre Speaker LT 5 Mk2 C
  • Mono-Subwoofer US 8112/1 SW
  • power cable
  • AM-antenna for Decoderstation 7
  • FM-antenna for Decoderstation 7
  • Power supply for Decoderstation 7
  • Decoderstation 7 PreAmplifier
  • remote control incl. batteries f. Decoderstation 7
  • AmpStation
  • Adapter for Ampstation
  • Teufel-Link 3,5 jack cable for AmpStation
  • Subwoofer-Cable 5.0m - C3550W
  • RCA-Cable 0.5m C7005A
  • 30m Speaker Cable 2.5mm² - C2530S
  • HDMI-Cable 1.4 1.5m - C1515V
  • Mono-Cinch-Cable 0.5m - C3005A
  • Teufel-Link 3,5 jack cable for Decoderstation 7

Specifications

Decoderstation 7 PreAmplifier
Decoderstation 7 PreAmplifier
Ultra-compact High definition AV receiver as a preamplifier for PC or home cinema multichannel active subwoofers. Three HDMI inputs, an HDMI output, three digital tone inputs (2xcoaxial, 1xoptical) and three analogue stereo inputs are found on the back of the device and connect both audio and video devices.

The 3D compatible device has a decoder for DTS HD Master, Dolby True-HD, DTS, Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logica and many other formats.

The 5.1 analogue output can be connected to a multi-channel active subwoofer. Further features such as a headphone input, the AM/FM radio with RDS function, a remote and the excellent display only highlight the quality worksmanship of this preamp.
Decoderstation 7 PreAmplifier
Connections
Digital inputs coaxial 2
Digital inputs optical 1
Analogue inputs 3
Cinch input stereo 2
Stereo jack 3.5mm - in 1
Analogue outputs 10
Cinch output stereo 1
Cinch output 5.1 1
Cinch output 7.1 1
Headphone output 3,5mm 1
Video inputs- HDMI 3
HDMI Version 1.4a
Video outputs - HDMI 1
HDMI Version 1.4a
Playback
Dolby TrueHD Yes
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio Yes
Miscellaneous NEO:6
Dolby Digital Yes
DTS Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
Dolby Pro Logic II Yes
Radio
Radio present Yes
Channel memory slot - FM 30
Channel memory slot - AM 10
RDS Yes
FM - UKW Yes
AM - MW Yes
Electronics
Power supply voltage 100-240 volts
Standby-Function Yes
Standby-Power consumption 0,50 watt
Maximum power consumption 30 watt
Safety class 2
Storage for settings when disconnected Yes
Automatic on/off Yes
Display Yes
OSD Yes
Display color White
Display type VFD
Display switchable Yes
Integrated DSP Yes
Integrated DD/dts/PLII-Decoder Yes
Integrated True HD/dts HD/DD/dts/PLII-Decoder Yes
Remote control Infrared
Dimensions
Depth 17,00 cm
Width 27,00 cm
Height 6,50 cm
Weight 2 kg
Mono Subwoofer US 8112/1 SW
Mono Subwoofer US 8112/1 SW
A high-end subwoofer designed to deliver excellent dynamics and deep bass with simply outstanding performance data: 250 watts, a 28 Hz low end (-3 dB), 300 mm woofer, and an efficient, extremely high-performance, low-noise class D amplifier.
Mono Subwoofer US 8112/1 SW
Speaker
Frequency range from/to 28 - 200 Hz
Miscellaneous High pass filter
Woofer (number per enclosure) 1
Woofer (diameter) 300,00 mm
Woofer (material) Cellulose, coated
Miscellaneous Klippel optimised
Acoustic principle 1-way
Enclosure type Bass reflex
Enclosure material MDF
Enclosure surface High-gloss lacquer, laminate
Equalisation openings 2
Equalisation openings (pos.) Bottom
Removable front cover Yes
Net internal volume 55 Litres
Integrated stand Yes
Miscellaneous Air Stream Bass Technology
Suitable for AV receiver Yes
Connections
Cinch input 1
Electronics
Lowest frequency (-3 dB) 28 Hz
Input gain adjustment Yes
Frequency regulator (range) 30 - 70 Hz
Level control Yes
Phase control Yes
Amplifier technology Class D
Amplifier configuration 1.0
Amplifier channels 1
Power output capacity impulse (peak) Bass 400 W
Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Bass 250 W
Power supply voltage 230 volts
Standby-Function Yes
Standby-Power consumption 0,40 watt
Maximum power consumption 500 watt
Mains cable - IEC connector (non-heating device) Yes
Safety class 2
Storage for settings when disconnected Yes
Automatic on/off Yes
Dimensions
Depth 40,50 cm
Width 40,50 cm
Height 62,00 cm
Weight 30,30 kg
Miscellaneous Recessed connection panel on the back
Satellite Speaker LT 5 Mk2 FR (pcs.)
Satellite Speaker LT 5 Mk2 FR (pcs.)
A sophisticated, high-performance 3-way column speaker made from brushed aluminium and steel. Features two 130 mm bass drivers, an 80 mm midrange driver, and a 25 mm fabric dome tweeter. A waveguide and rounded front grille ensures the widest possible dispersion.  Comes with a sturdy base and cleverly constructed outlet for the cable.
Satellite Speaker LT 5 Mk2 FR (pcs.)
Speaker
Acoustic principle 3-Way-System
Enclosure type Closed
Continuous power handling (IEC - Long Term) 140 Watt
Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term) 190 Watt
Sensitivity (2.83 V / 1 m) 88 dB
Minimum amplifier output power recommended 40 Watt
Maximum sound pressure level 103 dB/1m
Impedance 4 - 8 Ohm
Frequency range from/to 90 - 22000 Hz
Crossover frequency to Woofer (recommended) 100 Hz
Tweeter (number per enclosure) 1
Tweeter (diameter) 25,00 mm
Tweeter (material) Gewebe
Midrange driver (number per enclosure) 1
Midrange driver (diameter) 80,00 mm
Midrange driver (material) Zellulose, beschichtet
Woofer (number per enclosure) 2
Woofer (diameter) 130,00 mm
Woofer (material) Zellulose, beschichtet
Enclosure material Aluminium, Stahl
Enclosure surface Hairline-Aluminium, matt
Integrated stand Yes
Magnetic shielding Yes
Miscellaneous Tieftöner mit Phase Plug
Terminal clamps Schraubklemmen, vergoldet
Suitable for banana plug Yes
Maximum cable diameter 4,00 mm
Suitable for AV receiver Yes
Miscellaneous Kabelanschluss von unten
Connections
High Level loudspeaker inputs 1
Dimensions
Depth 14,00 cm
Width 16,00 cm
Height 126,00 cm
Weight 19,80 kg
AmpStation
AmpStation
 
AmpStation
Connections
Analogue inputs 8
Cinch input stereo 4
High level speaker outputs 8
Electronics
Power supply voltage 230 Volt volts
Standby-Function Yes
Standby-Function Yes
Standby-Power consumption 0,50 watt
Maximum power consumption 800 watt
Safety class 2
Miscellaneous Class D technology from Texas Instruments TAS5611A
Display Yes
Display color White
Display type Analog
Dimensions
Depth 25,00 cm
Width 27,00 cm
Height 6,50 cm
Weight 2,50 kg
Centre Speaker LT 5 Mk2 C
Centre Speaker LT 5 Mk2 C
A sophisticated, high-performance 3-way centre speaker with a brushed aluminium enclosure. The tweeter is positioned above the midrange driver as in the  LT 5's accompanying column and satellite speaker. This identical construction creates a harmonious, immersive sound and excellent speech intelligibility. A waveguide and rounded front grille ensures the widest possible dispersion.

This speaker has keyhole brackets for wall mounting and comes with a heavy metal stand.
Centre Speaker LT 5 Mk2 C
Speaker
Acoustic principle 3-Way-System
Enclosure type Closed
Continuous power handling (IEC - Long Term) 140 Watt
Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term) 190 Watt
Sensitivity (2.83 V / 1 m) 88 dB
Minimum amplifier output power recommended 40 Watt
Maximum sound pressure level 103 dB/1m
Impedance 4 - 8 Ohm
Frequency range from/to 90 - 22000 Hz
Crossover frequency to Woofer (recommended) 100 Hz
Tweeter (number per enclosure) 1
Tweeter (diameter) 25,00 mm
Tweeter (material) Gewebe
Midrange driver (number per enclosure) 1
Midrange driver (diameter) 80,00 mm
Midrange driver (material) Zellulose, beschichtet
Bass/Midrange driver (number per enclosure) 2
Woofer (number per enclosure) 2
Woofer (diameter) 130,00 mm
Woofer (material) Zellulose, beschichtet
Miscellaneous Tieftöner mit Phase Plug
Enclosure material Aluminium, Stahl
Enclosure surface Hairline-Aluminium, matt
Integrated stand Yes
Wall mounting brackets Yes
Keyhole plate mounted Yes
Screw hole diameter 4,00 mm
Magnetic shielding Yes
Terminal clamps Schraubklemmen, vergoldet
Suitable for banana plug Yes
Maximum cable diameter 4,00 mm
Suitable for AV receiver Yes
Connections
High Level loudspeaker inputs 1
Dimensions
Depth 14,00 cm
Width 46,00 cm
Height 16,00 cm
Weight 5,70 kg

Expert reviews

LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L" review of HiFi Vision
LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L" review of HiFi Vision
"The elegant column set plus subwoofer truly delivered an astonishingly harmonious sound with a crystal clear midrange and brilliance.”
HiFi Vision 24/2015
" [...] [the] LT 5 Complete [...] presented here is a perfectly aligned set comprised of A/V electronics, loudspeakers and accessories all with easy controls and full functionality.“

"In the measuring laboratory, the front and rears speakers on the LT 5 set made a good showing with an impressively linear frequency response and low levels of distortion. Even the sub displayed an enormously deep low end and level reserves. Setting up the system in the listening room was quickly accomplished and even the settings on the decoder presented no difficulties. [...] The elegant column set plus subwoofer truly delivered an astonishingly harmonious sound with a crystal clear midrange and brilliance.”

You can read the entire test review (in German) at www.hifivision.net
LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L" review of www.avguide.ch
LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L" review of www.avguide.ch
"...a complete system for discriminating home theatre fans in every respect"
www.avguide.ch 16.06.2015
“The entire system proves itself to be thoroughly typical of the brand and its high standards when it comes to loudspeaker construction.“

“Teufel positions this complete system as a ‘high-definition home theatre complete solution’ and so the main focus of this test is on movie sound.“

“We started out with the science fiction film ‘Event Horizon’ as it presents a challenge to every subwoofer with its subtle deep bass. Teufel’s 300 mm driver shows itself here to be completely unimpressed and produces a comforting rumble in the pit of the stomach. The wheels that fall from the tractor trailer in the third part of the movie ‘The Island’ (at the 1 hour 41 minute mark) crash with enormous – yet believable - power onto the highway. The time it took to configure the subwoofer proves itself to have been worth it as this joins the overall sound with realism and depth.”

"[...] Teufel’s front and surround components together with the subwoofer [create] a believable and consistently harmonious soundstage. They make a voluminous foundation on top of which a brilliant fine dynamic is constructed. This was again realized with the reproduction of musical test material.“

"With the live recording of Stevie Wonder‘s ‚Live at Last,‘ Teufel’s LT 5 produces a very dense atmosphere and grants the listener a feeling of being in the thick of it. Above all, the surround columns ensure a well-defined sound stage with their brilliant performance. Although they perform very nimbly, they are never overly demanding or strenuous and remain in control even at high levels.“

“In my opinion, the Dire Straits song ‚Private Investigations‘ offers one of the most challenging tracks for any loudspeaker. The LT 5 goes about the song’s multifaceted instrumentation and variable dynamics in a sophisticated manner and plays back Mark Knopfler’s acoustic guitar from this over 30 year old recording with a  cogent clarity.“

Conclusion
“Teufel’s LT 5 Complete is truly equal to its additional name ‘Complete,’ as it is a complete system for discriminating home theatre fans in every respect and aside from the audio sources, it requires no additional elements to produce first class sound.“

“At the current price, [...] one could hardly find a better system and whoever is not afraid of the initial configuration will be rewarded with a harmonious 5/7.1 complete system able to fill ever larger living rooms with excellent sound.“


You can read the entire test review (in German) at www.avguide.ch
LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L" review of www.heimkino-magazin.de
LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L" review of www.heimkino-magazin.de
"an all-in-one solution for home theatre enthusiasts with high expectations when it comes to performance, design and workmanship.”
www.heimkino-magazin.de 06/2015
"Teufel’s largest home cinema complete set combines the tried-and-true column speakers form the LT 5 series, the US 8112/1 SW active subwoofer, a DecoderStation 7 and a brand new 8 channel amplifier called the AmpStation. This makes the LT 5 Complete an all-in-one solution for home theatre enthusiasts with high expectations when it comes to performance, design and workmanship.”

"The front and rear systems of the LT 5 set showed us their baest side in test laboratory, impressing up with a linear frequency response and low levels of distortion. The sub also is also very persuasive thanks to enormous depth and level reserve.”

"The elegant column set plus subwoofer truly delivers an astonishingly harmonious sound with brilliance and crystal clear mids. The compact but remarkably powerful AmpStation delivers sufficient power reserves so that action films [...] are perfectly rendered.”

Conclusion:

“With the new LT 5 Complete, Teufel combines its powerful column speaker set with a subwoofer, DecoderStation 7 and AmpStation for a plug-and-play complete home cinema solution. The quality of workmanship of the individual components is excellent and the compact dimensions of the smart and efficient A/V electronics are perfect for the discreet integration of a home theatre system in the living room. At the same time, the LT 5 Complete plays at a very high level and can [...] be purchased at a fair price.”
        
www.heimkino-magazin.de
LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L" review of video-Magazin
LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L" review of video-Magazin
"With such thrilling musicality, it’s difficult to find any grounds for criticism.”
video-Magazin 06/2015
“The LT5 Complete actually comes across as a comparatively compact system. The pre-amplifier, called the DecoderStation, and the amplifier, known as the AmpStation, have a width of 27 centimeters making them more of a midsize system. The column speakers are equally discreet and the system is truly attractive.“

"It would seem that efficiency [...] played a key role during the planning stages, because the fanless digital amplifier works without cooling ribs. In this way, all incoming power is used to produce clear, dynamic music. So much performance is seldomly experienced with such small components.”

"Along with their elegant workmanship, the loudspeakers possess one essential characteristic that we always expect from premium surround systems: All are identical. Only in this way can there be complete harmony.”

"The LT 5 delivers an impressive performance with movies as well as with multi-channel music. The powerful and deep-reaching 300 mm woofer pushes the completely over-the-top bass number from the introductory scene of Luc Besson’s “Lucy“ into the room without breaking a sweat, while the lively, dynamic music shines thanks to excellent localization. The sub’s high crossover frequency of 150 Hz means that no frequency gaps are generated in the lower range. On the contrary, Batman’s extraordinarily bleak vocalizations were just as impressive as Vin Diesel playing Riddick. With such thrilling musicality, it’s difficult to find any grounds for criticism.”

Conclusion:

"For movies and music, especially with 7.1 surround, the Teufel LT 5 Complete, is to be recommended. The electronics and loudspeakers not only sport an elegant design, but are excellently aligned with each other. This translates into great dynamics along with clean and incredibly precise musicality.”

www.video.de
LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L" review of Area DVD
LT 5 Complete "5.1-Set L" review of Area DVD
"We don’t want to describe the tone as exacting, and yet it doesn’t lull the listener to sleep or simply flatter he ear but rather invites one to a conscious listening experience."
Area DVD 31.03.2015
"The Berliners at Teufel maintained the basic form of the ‘old‘ LT 5, but the details were decidedly improved and optimized.“

"The combination of the LT 5 and Teufel’s ‘Complete‘ electronics offers a rather bright and clear sound characterized by a very substantial, self-contained surround atmosphere. With an astonishing sense for detail, segments with fine dynamics are well developed and exceptionally supported within the transparent soundstage. The aluminium columns leave no imprint of their own. We don’t want to describe the tone as exacting, and yet it doesn’t lull the listener to sleep or simply flatter he ear but rather invites one to a conscious listening experience. With a cleanly differentiated soundstage, the surround set had no problem presenting a wide and deep stage. Individual instruments are also clearly differentiated.”

"As already mentioned, the LT 5 encourages a bit of conscious listening and sounds somewhat brighter and more brilliant than many other Teufel speakers. The Complete set, however, never comes across as exhausting or unpleasant, even in the upper ranges. The advantage is a very well-defined and cleanly differentiated soundstage. Those who love the sound of steel strings, will feel like a fish in water [...] with the LT 5.”

"The front and surround components as well as the subwoofer work well together so that a very authentic, balanced carpet of sound is produced. [...] The LT 5’s solid levels leave no room for criticism. Even larger living rooms or a chic home theatre space can be filled with sound. The subwoofer’s power is also completely adequate. The DecoderStation 7 and the AmpStation comprise a completely well thought out concept that has no problem fulfilling the power requirements of the closed column system.”

Conclusion:
"The aluminium column speakers have a rather bright character due to their construction, but this is not aggravating. The set wins over the listener with a very dynamic sound that is rich in details. In addition, the components create a very balanced soundstage with a thick and rich atmosphere. The subwoofer plays powerfully and with good volume. The workmanship is solid and the choice of material has both a pleasant look and feel.”

"The high-performance system can power a larger living room or even a more extravagant home cinema without problem. Ever more demanding listeners will appreciate its balanced acoustic performance.”

You can read the entire test review (in German) here:

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Help regarding this product
Do I also have a 6.1/7.1 playback for a 5.1 recording?
Usually, all 6.1/7.1 AV Receivers can generate a 6.1/7.1 playback from a 5.1 recording. The procedure is comparable with the Dolby Pro Logic Decoder, which generates a matrix circuit from the stereo signal of a centre channel.

The AV Receivers thus generate a rear centre channel from the rear R/L channels of a 5.1 recording through the matrix circuit. The stronger the rear R/L effects on the DVD, the stronger the signal from the rear centre.
Can I connect the LT 4 directly to a DVD player or PC?
No.

The LT 4 is a partially active system that requires AV receiver operation. It has a built-in amplifier that only supplies bass tones in the subwoofer housing That is why an "AV Receiver", i.e. a combination of radio receiver and multichannel amplifier, is essential for using the LT 4.

The subwoofer is connected from the Line In R input to the AV receiver's sub out jack using a mono RCA cable, while the three front satellites are connected to the three speaker outputs of the AV Receiver using the speaker cable and are supplied with power from there.

Connect signal-emitting source appliances such as DVD player or PC etc. directly to the corresponding input jacks on the AV Receiver.
When would it be worth upgrading my 5.1 system to 6.1/7.1 sound?
Naturally 5.1 channel systems that play back all of the sound tracks contained on the DVDs already offer an excellent home cinema experience.

For the new 6.1 or 7.1 sound formats, a rear centre channel is controlled in addition to these channels. This channel, coded in the stereo effect channels, enables the better positioning of effects and music signals directly behind where you are sitting.

If using two speakers for the rear centre channel, the optimal seating position is not tailored to an individually specified position, i.e. you don't have to be seated in the exact centre.

In the following cases we would recommend upgrading to a 6.1 or 7.1 system:

• Your sitting position is not always dead centre, or you often have several viewers

• You have had a 5.1 system for a very long time and would like an improvement

• Your AV amplifier/receiver is designed as a 6.1 or 7.1 receiver and offers the corresponding connection possibilities

• You can also set up one and/or two rear centres. If you are currently building/renovating your house or flat, we would recommend you lay the cables for the additional rear centre channels in any case.

• Modern BluRay players usually issue a true 7.1 surround sound signal at all digital outputs and are thus optimally suitable - presuming the relevant AV Receiver - as a signal transmitter for a 7.1 channel home cinema system.
How do I upgrade my system to a 6.1 or 7.1 sound format?
The choice of speaker(s) depends on the AV Receiver/amplifier. This has an additional power amplifier for one rear centre (6.1) or its two (7.1). You can easily see this by the wattage (e.g. 6 x 100 watt or 7 x 100 watt). To the existing (side) rear speakers for right/left (5.1 technology), one or two additional rear centres are utilised in addition (6.1 or 7.1 technology).

• My AV amplifier/receiver has six connections/power amplifiers (6.1):

In this case we recommend connecting the same centre at the rear that you also used in the front area.

• My AV amplifier/receiver has 7 connections/power amplifiers (7.1):

If you already use dipoles or direct emitters for your 5.1 system, then you have a choice of either supplementing two more dipoles or two direct emitters. For wall assembly and a short distance from the seating location to the rear wall (less than 1.00 metres), we would recommend dipoles. As soon as you want to set up the speakers on bases or on a shelf, then direct emitters would be the better choice.

Information:
Even if the AV Receiver/amplifier only has the connection and power amplifier performance for one rear centre, it is still possible to connect two instead of just one speaker through series connection.

Exception:
• The AV amplifier/receiver has seven connections/power amplifiers, but I can only set up one rear centre. As the 7.1 AV amplifiers/receiver also offer the option of operating just one of the two outputs (usually can be set in the speaker set-up!), you can also only connect just one rear centre.

Here we recommend connecting the same centre to the rear that you also used in the front area. For short distances to the listening location (less than 1.00 metres), a dipole would be the better choice - especially if you are also using dipoles at the sides.
Is it a problem if the speakers are at different distances to where you are sitting?
Since the distance and volume of every individual speaker can be adjusted for the digital home cinema receivers, asymmetrical set-ups can be easily compensated. 
How do I equalise my home cinema system with the help of a sound level meter?
Take the level meter with you to the listening position and point the measuring device directly towards the front centre speaker. Now start the sound generator of the receiver (or of the sound card or DVD player) and equalise all speakers in succession to the same level.

The position and alignment of the measuring device should not be changed during this procedure. For a Teufel sound level meter, proceed as detailed in the following:

1. Remove the protective tab from the battery.

2. Set the weighting to "A" - only the "A" position considers the full frequency range during measuring!

3. Set the response to Slow.

4. Set the Range to 70.

5. Start the test noise from your AV device.

6. Change the volume for every individual channel at the AV device so that the level meter shows 75 dB (meaning between +4 and +6).

7. Done!
What is the difference between the 5.1 and 7.1 configuration?
Compared with the 5.1 set, the 7.1 set has two extra speakers for the back rear centre channel.

The 5.1 channel set plays back all sound tracks on DVDs/Blu-rays and creates an excellent home cinema experience.

With the 7.1 sound format, a rear centre channel is also generated in addition to these channels and distributed to two further speakers (the "rear centre"). This channel, which is encoded in the stereo effects channels, allows better location of effects and music signals directly behind the sitting position.

If you use two speakers for the rear centre channel (i.e. installed 7.1 set), the optimum sitting position is not restricted to one specific place, so you don't have to be sitting exactly in the middle and several listeners can enjoy the best sound.
Where is the optimal place for the centre of my Lautsprecher Teufel Surround System in a 5.1/6.1/7.1 configuration?
Because the centre plays back spoken dialogue, this speaker must be positioned as centrally as possible under or over the TV/monitor or the screen.

If the centre is placed outside the area of 40 centimetres to 1.20 meter height, it should be slightly inclined or angled towards the listener.


Can I order the Teufel speakers in different colours than those offered?
To realise the very reasonable sales prices usual for Teufel, it is not possible to offer the speakers in a multitude of housing designs.

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.
Which cables do I need to connect a Teufel speaker set to the AV Receiver?
A home cinema system needs speaker cables to connect the satellite speakers to the receivers, and an NF mono RCA cable to connect the active subwoofer to the sub out socket of the AV Receiver.
When can I use the rear speakers as direct speakers?
If you aren't able to position the speakers close to the wall as described above, you should use the them as direct speakers. For this purpose the rear switch should be tipped outwards. For use as direct speakers, the rear boxes should be set up to the left and right of the listening position - ideally at the same height, e.g. on a shelf or preferably on a base. If the speakers have to be set up so that they are much higher or lower, it may be advisable to align them to the listening point. For wall mounting it is best to use wall brackets that allow for vertical movement. When using the speakers in direct speaker mode, we recommend that the distance between the two rear speakers exceeds the listening position by 1m. But if you (have to) sit closer, please make sure that the front of the speaker is not pointing directly at you; instead, angle the speakers more into the room.
Der Subwoofer spielt nicht – was kann ich tun?
1. Falls die Power-Diode nicht leuchtet:
Tauschen Sie die neben dem Netzschalter befindliche Sicherung aus. Falls die Power-Diode danach nicht leuchtet, wenden Sie sich bitte an unseren Service. Falls die Power-Diode danach leuchtet, aber kein Ton zu vernehmen ist, verfahren Sie bitte wie unter Punkt 2. beschrieben.

2. Falls die Power-Diode leuchtet:
Drehen Sie den Pegelregler Level am Subwoofer auf »Minimum«, ziehen das Subwoofer-Cinchkabel am Verstärker ab, drehen Level vorsichtig hoch und berühren den Cinch-Heißleiter des Cinch-Kabels (innen) mit dem Finger. Ist nun ein Brummen oder Knacken zu hören, liegt der Fehler beim Receiver oder seinen Einstellungen. Bleibt der Subwoofer stumm, wenden Sie sich bitte an unseren Service.
My subwoofer is humming. What can I do?
This hum can be caused by the connected devices or disruptions in your electricity current. Please do a test to see which it is.

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.
Will an active subwoofer only run in 5.1 mode or also in stereo mode?
Thanks to the speaker set-up/bass management integrated in the home cinema receivers/amplifiers, the subwoofer functions in stereo, Dolby Surround and digital mode.

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.
Why doesn't my active subwoofer switch on automatically?
Some AV Receivers/amplifiers issue the bass signals via the subwoofer pre-amplifier output so quietly that the subwoofer does not start automatically.

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).
How do I connect my fully active Teufel system to an AV Receiver?
Although designed to be fully active, the Teufel set is also partially active in conjunction with an AV Receiver.

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.

Please note:
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.
What is a ground hum?
The hum (50 Hz) comes from the 220 volt supply network and is caused by current power flows through the protective conductor. These so-called "ground hums" is caused when you connect two devices that are already grounded on the protective conductor (subwoofer) or the antennae cable (AV Receiver) to the subwoofer cable.

Solution:
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.
Where is the optimal place for the subwoofer of my Lautsprecher Teufel Surround System in a 5.1/6.1/7.1 configuration?
The location of a subwoofer with a recommended cut-off frequency of under/equal to 120 Hz can be freely selected and does not affect the other speakers.

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.
How do I determine the right phase setting of the subwoofer?
By setting the phase, you can affect the point at which the membrane of the subwoofer bass speaker moves to the front. This setting makes it possible to optimally adjust the subwoofer to the satellites.

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!
What is the use of the on/off automatic switch ("Auto On/Off") of the active subwoofer?
The On/Off switch is a power-saving standby switch. The switch must be set to "On" or "1" to activate the standby. The subwoofer is activated as soon as it receives a strong bass signal. After approx. ten to twenty minutes of no signal, or only after receiving a very weak signal, it automatically switches to the standby function.

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.
What happens to the power amplifiers of the subwoofer if I don't connect the satellites?
As soon as the satellites are connected to the subwoofer and not to the AV Receiver/amplifier, the performance of the 6 or 8-channel power amplifier is distributed to the subwoofer and to the satellites.

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.
How can I connect an additional active subwoofer?
If your receiver has only one subwoofer output ("Sub Out"), you only need a monocinch cable, which is then connected from the receiver to the "Sub In" of the subwoofer. With two subwoofer outputs, you can order a so-called Y-adapter from the Teufel accessories page, which has a cinch plug on one side and two cinch (RCA) sockets on the other. Connect the plug to the subwoofer "Pre Out" on the AV receiver/amplifier and connect the mono cinch cable to the two subwoofers.

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.
What's the deal with the so-called bass traps or bass absorbers?
These are usually cubic wood housings (same MDF material as the speakers) with a bass reflex opening that have no membranes and are tuned to a certain frequency (e.g. 40 Hz as for a subwoofer). The frequency to be co-ordinated can be changed by the length and diametre of the bass reflex channel. If, for example, a room has a room resonance frequency of 28.3 Hz and this frequency is also played back in addition by a speaker/subwoofer, the room will begin to resonate at this frequency. This particular frequency is played back amplified.

This can be imagined as droning or booming, which occurs during heavy bass movie scenes such as explosions or certain types of music (Jazz, pizzicato bass). The bass absorber is then tuned exactly to this frequency so that only the speakers/subwoofer play back this frequency. The resonance frequency from the room, which would amplify this frequency, is swallowed by the bass absorber.

If you would like to damp more than one frequency (a room usually has three different frequencies: ceilings and floors, front and back and left and right, and its multiple), you will have to set up three absorbers accordingly.
How is the wattage of a subwoofer with respect to the sine wave and pulse/music performance?
Mono 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.

Multi-channel subwoofer:

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).
What are the volume switches for?
The sound of the speaker always depends on the room where it is located.

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.
Which subwoofer cables does Teufel recommend?
Dans la mesure où dans un ensemble home cinéma les caissons de basses actifs sont connectés à la sortie Out du caisson de basses du récepteur AV, un câble supplémentaire pour la connexion des enceintes satellites est nécessaire. Pour les caissons de basses actifs nous proposons deux versions de câble mono RCA NF allant de 2,5m jusque 5m. Du reste, un adaptateur Y est également disponible dans nos accessoires. Le modèle „ 2 x mâles 1 x femelle“ permet un usage complet des entrées Line-In RCA droit et gauche au caisson de basses. Ainsi, la puissance du caisson de basses s’en voit augmentée. Le modèle „1 x mâle 2 x femelles“ permet la connexion de deux caissons de basses. Une sortie caisson de basses Pre-Out du récepteur se trouve en sommes doublée.
What is room resonance frequency?
Room resonance frequency (other terms: room modes, standing waves, resonance frequency) is the frequency at which the vibrations of a voice, a musical instrument or a signal played back over the hi-fi/home cinema system is amplified unnaturally, because the vibrations build up between the walls as well as the floor and ceiling.

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.
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