- Super slim 2.1 home cinema set for easily integrating into any interior
- The speakers can be easily wall mounted, placed on table stands, speaker stands or TV mount
- 5 identical 2-way speakers with 7 drivers each produce realistic, high-performance sound
- Full, rich payback with excellent speech intelligibility even at low volumes
- Very slender but powerful 100 watt subwoofer for barely-there room placement
- Available as a complete system or Blu-ray complete system
- Suitable for use with all standard AV receivers
Overview of our technologies
The smaller Varion Set offers all the same clever setup options as its larger 5.1 version. A separately available TV mount especially designed for the Varion makes it possible to attach the speakers directly to your television. They can also be easily wall mounted or placed on table stands. No other home cinema set presents so many options.
An optional high-end TV and loudspeaker bracket (VESA compatible) makes it possible to wall mount the satellites along with your TV as a single unit. Integrated keyhole brackets allow the satellite speakers to be directly wall mounted as well. In addition, the speakers can be placed on stands or on a lowboard, making the Varion Complete "2.1 Set" one of the most flexible home cinema systems on the market today.
In spite of slender dimensions measuring just 7 cm across, the Varion offers everything you would expect of a full-fledged surround sound system.
- - A 2-way system: The incoming audio signal is divided and sent to the drivers best designed to play it back.
- - Seven drivers per speaker: Each speakers produces a full, rich and power-packed sound with excellent speech intelligibility, even at low volumes.
- - High excursion drivers: Powerful and agile driver units produce high distortion-free levels.
- - 19 mm tweeter. A large, centrally positioned tweeter reproduces voices and effects with a silk, soft sound that is never aggressive or shrill.
- - D’Appolito Array: Centering the tweeter between three midrange drivers on each side results in a better, more even dispersion of the treble range.
- - Broad sound dispersion: The wide angle of sound dispersion makes it possible for everyone in the room to enjoy thrilling sound.
All of the Varion speakers are identically constructed, an essential requirement for a truly harmonious and realistic surround sound. Experience helicopters or thunder pass overhead without any gaps in the well structured soundstage.
Neutral tuning accompanied by deep but realistic and well-integrated bass is perfectly suited for movie sound tracks but also makes the most out of gaming sound and music.
This subwoofer is the worthy companion of the speakers. It’s compact, easy-placed form belies truly astonishing power. Equipped with two bass reflex vents, the sub delivers a respectable 43 Hz low end (-3 dB). 106 dB maximum sound pressure levels pushes the bass into the room with plenty of grip and power.
The subwoofer is equipped with an automatic on/off switch as well as volume and phase regulators. This makes it possible to adjust the sound to suit one’s room and personal tastes. Rubberized feet are naturally included.
- Satellite Speaker CS 75 FCR (pcs.)
- Mono-Subwoofer US 2106/1 SW
|Continuous power handling (IEC - Long Term)||80 Watt|
|Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term)||160 Watt|
|Sensitivity (2.83 V / 1 m)||89 dB|
|Minimum amplifier output power recommended||20 Watt|
|Maximum sound pressure level||105 dB/1m|
|Impedance||4 - 8 Ohm|
|Frequency range from/to||200 - 20000 Hz|
|Crossover frequency internal switch||4400 Hz|
|Crossover frequency to Woofer (recommended)||150 - 200 Hz|
|Miscellaneous||Requires little power to achieve high levels|
|Tweeter (number per enclosure)||1|
|Tweeter (diameter)||19,00 mm|
|Midrange driver (number per enclosure)||6|
|Midrange driver (diameter)||55,00 mm|
|Midrange driver (material)||Coated cellulose|
|Miscellaneous||Drivers with high efficiency rating|
|Acoustic principle||2-way system|
|Enclosure material||Structural synthetic|
|Enclosure surface||Matte lacquer|
|Diameter of the stand screw threads||6,00 mm|
|Keyhole plate mounted||Yes|
|Miscellaneous||With resonance-damping thick enclosure walls|
|Maximum cable diameter||2,50 mm|
|Suitable for AV receiver||Yes|
|Sensitivity (2.83 V / 1 m) [dB]||89|
|Maximum sound pressure level [dB/1m]||106|
|Impedance [Ohm]||4 - 8 Ohm|
|Frequency range from/to [Hz]||43 - 200 Hz|
|Woofer (number per enclosure)||1|
|Woofer (diameter) [mm]||160|
|Woofer (material)||Cellulose, coated|
|Miscellaneous||Optimised with Klippel®-measurement method|
|Acoustic principle||1 way|
|Enclosure type||Bass reflex, DPU|
|Enclosure surface||Foil / high-gloss lacquer|
|Equalisation openings (pos.)||bottom|
|Removable front cover||Yes|
|Diameter of the stand screw threads [mm]||6|
|Miscellaneous||Robust MDF housing with internal reinforcements|
|Suitable for AV receiver||Yes|
|Lowest frequency (-3 dB) [Hz]||43|
|Input gain adjustment||Yes|
|Power output capacity impulse (peak) Bass [W]||100|
|Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Bass [W]||80|
|Power supply voltage [volts]||230 Volt|
|Standby-Power consumption [watt]||.4|
|Maximum power consumption [watt]||100|
|Mains lead fixed||Yes|
|Storage for settings when disconnected||Yes|
High-performance adapter for stable power supply
|Miscellaneous||Absorber pads included in delivery|
"From zero to 60: With the Varion range, Teufel once again pulled a series from up its sleeve capable of transforming the occasional movie watcher to a home cinema enthusiast within a short period of time. With the Blu-ray complete system, the Varion Impaq Streaming, as the flagship combination, there’s a bundle that not only offers fun with movies, but also an easy introduction to the exciting world of multi-room streaming. Sound good? It is! But that’s not all…”
“Since we already tested the Impaq 8000 Blu-ray receiver with the Cubycon ensemble, we got our hands on the same Blu-ray action film we used then, “John Wick” [...].”
"… when it comes to movie sound, it’s not just about making a lot of noise, but rather the creation of a realistic soundstage.”
"This is unquestionably what we experience with the Varion ensemble [...] The short bits of dialogue are crystal clear and the individual sonic details are even more precisely placed. For example, a gun hit out of a hand in a somewhat quiet setting can be acoustically localized exactly there where one would expect it based on the path of flight. Very precise work from both the contract killer on the screen as from the Teufel development team.”
"The oft-employed concept of listening pleasure is not adequate to the agile and passionate way with which the Varion speakers go about their business. All about us, the wheels seem to screech, paint is being scratched and shots fired. Muffled crashes are intermixed with grating collisions that are always precisely embedded in the voluminous soundstage. At the very latest, it becomes clear with the onset of rain at the showdown that the slender Varion speakers have no problem simulating a storm and that only a sprinkler system is missing in order to complete the illusion.”
“When it comes to music, the Varion naturally also shows what it’s made of […].”
"Above all, the 3-dimensional presentation is immediately apparent. In spite of the fact that the speakers are placed relatively close together, the front speakers open up a broad stage right away and supply [...] a great deal of space for the sound to develop.”
"Versatile, attractive and talented [...]. Teufel sets a high standard with these diverse Varion combinations and succeeds in applying merciless pressure on the competition.”
Note: This test report refers to the Varion Impaq.
Translated from the original German.
You can read the full test review (in German) at www.lite-magazin.de
"The voices separated themselves well from the centre speaker and had clear contours. Once the song really got going, the clear, well-defined sound was impressive. The Varion set doesn’t produce a cheap “fun sound,” but rather plays in a manner that is serious and complete. The treble range has an impressive 3-dimensionality, comes across as truly free and transparent and is well-integrated with the midrange. The separation of voices and instruments also hardly offer any points for criticism. The synthesizer, the drums as well as the electric guitars are charismatically presented. Morten’s voice is successfully emphasized without pushing the instruments into the background. The US 2106/ delivers a precise and credible bass that isn’t artificially "pumped up.“
"The focus on the vocal elements is successfully achieved in a masterful manner and yet the instrumental sections are not subordinated. The spatial depth is convincing, the processing of details as well as the definition is excellent for such a set.”
Film: "Batman, The Dark Knight“ in Dolby TrueHD
"The shots in the bank’s spacious service area are very forceful, the echoes, conditioned by their environment, are convincingly produced. The opening of the door to the vault and the use of the special drill on the massive vault door are wonderfully accentuated.”
"The front-surround transitions are cleanly balanced, a very good 3-dimensional expansiveness and a precise localization of small as well as larger effects and effect combinations confirmed the following for us: The Varion 5.1 set can be recommended for challenging tasks like the highly differentiated playback of movie sound at high volumes.”
“Even in movie sequences in which suspense is built up but in which larger effects are missing, the test ensemble maintained a sensitive, atmospheric and well executed soundstage.”
2.1 Mode: "California Dreamin‘“ by Diana Krall:
"And we’ve concluded that the collaboration with the US 2016/1 works very well, even in 2.1 mode. We liked the well-rounded and at the same time clear and direct soundstage. The resolution is immaculate for such a set […].“
"It’s surprising how good the voices separated from the speakers and distributed themselves in the listening room. We really liked the Varion speakers’ and the active subwoofer’s free, unforced playback.”
"Chic and powerful loudspeakers with flexible placement options, perfect for the present day. It’s barely possible to fault the sound produced by the slender speakers. With very good definition, excellent speech intelligibility and flawless power handling, it’s possible to enjoy music and movies even at high volumes at an astonishingly dynamic and cultivated level. The exceptionally good quality is not only evident in multi-channel playback, used as a 2.1 system, the presentation of stereo material is always comprehensive. That the Varion is offered in many sets, including complete, plug-&-play bundles, is to be praised as this makes it possible for everyone to find the perfect system. From a 2.1 set to 5.1 streaming ensembles with the Raumfeld Connector and Impaq Blu-ray receiver, everything is on offer. The prices are completely reasonable […].“
Note: The test report corresponds to the Varion 5.1 set.
Translation from the original German.
You can read the full test review (in German) at www.areadvd.de
"The TV presenter Jens Riwa was perfectly understandable, and even documentaries with only limited Hi-Fi sound sounded extremely lively and complex."
"It revealed fine details in recordings and reproduced the voice of Metallica frontman James Hetfield with just the right amount of grain. The Teufel set also had another positive feature when playing the Metallica tracks: the levels are really well balanced."
"We didn't find any real flaws in the Teufel Varion."
"They were created to improve the quality of television sound for a good price. This is really impressive. The bright sound of the set is not ideal for classical music, but is absolutely ideal for the probable range of use. Thanks to its design, the system is also good for use not only in living rooms and bedrooms, but also in shops. The variability (2.1 or 5.1) is just as great as the practical and robust design. A range of matching accessories makes the Varion package even more flexible and attractive."
See full review at lowbeats.de/test-teufel-varion-das-fast-unsichtbare-5-1-set/2/