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Cinebar 52 THX SE

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Why we love this product
We just made our acclaimed Cinebar 52 THX even better with the addition of the T 4000 flat subwoofer. The advantage: Powerful home cinema sound with a wireless subwoofer so flat, it can be easily slid under a sofa or lowboard. This bundle is only available for a limited time.
Key advantages at a glance
  • THX soundbar with wireless flat subwoofer
  • Soundbar: 2-way system with 7 drivers powered by 300 watt amplifier
  • Wireless flat subwoofer can be slid under a sofa or wall mounted
  • Subwoofer employs 3 woofers for deep, powerful bass down to 35 Hz
  • Dolby Virtual Speaker Technology for virtual surround sound from a single speaker
  • All-in-one system includes 4 HDMI inputs with 3D support
  • Can be easily controlled with a TV remote via HDMI CEC
  • Comes with wall mounts and remote, bundle available for a limited time
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Overview of our technologies

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THX Certified
plug & play
PC Gaming
HDMI 3D
Dolby
dts Digital Entertainment
Downfire
Dolby Pro Logic II
Surround sound from a single enclosure
Specially patented components from Dolby allow the listener to experience a dimensionality that comes close to that of a 5.1 surround sound system from a single enclosure. Dolby Virtual Speaker creates the impression of sound sources all around the listener for a convincing virtual surround effect. The system offers two basic modes: “Reference” for realistic surround sound and “wide” for an extremely wide stereo panorama with gaming and movies. Of course, Dolby Virtual speaker can also be deactivated.
Plug-&-play system
Unpack, connect & enjoy
Simply plug in the Cinebar 52 THX to a power source and connect your source devices. Televisions, game consoles, CD players, smartphones and tablets can all be included via the system’s 4 digital audio inputs, 4 HDMI inputs, an HDMI output and 2 analog stereo inputs.
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More fun with Amazon Alexa

Teufel Streaming systems and speaker with bluetooth can be optionally expanded with a device from the Amazon Echo series to allow you to select and enjoy music even more conveniently via Alexa voice control. You can find out more about how this extension works and what you can do with it on the Teufel blog.

Learn more
OK Google, play my Flow

Lost your remote control somewhere in the sofa again? No worries! Control your sound system with voice commands when you connect a Google Home device via Bluetooth.

Google Home Mini
Supports all formats
The Cinebar 52 THX decodes DTS as well as Dolby Digital and includes a decoder for Dolby Pro Logic and Dolby Pro Logic II. This makes the Cinebar 52 THX compatible with all standard sound formats including those for television, Blu-ray players, Wii U, Playstation 3 & 4, Xbox 360 and One.
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Director’s Cut
All soundbars are space-saving style wonders. Ours also sounds really, really good.
  • A 2-way system with a total of 6 drivers renders dynamic, nuanced, and distortion-free playback with film soundtracks, games, and music.
  • Two 25 mm aluminium tweeter emit a clear and powerful upper range with a maximum load capacity.
  • Four high-excursion 100 mm midrange drivers produce a warm midrange and a high degree of speech intelligibility even at low volumes.
  • A 250 mm bass driver in the bass reflex subwoofer enclosure with double reflex vents produces deep, thundering bass without wind noise even at high volumes.
  • A 300 watt class D emplifier in the soundbar + a 250 watt class D amplifier in the subwoofer ensures high levels, extremely low noise and minimal power consumption.
The advantage of HDMI
The ability to use a TV remote + fewer cables
Thanks to HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronic Control) you can regulate the volume and switch between input sources on the Cinebar with your television remote. With HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel), Blu-ray players, gaming consoles as well as televisions can be easily connected directly to the Cinebar for less wires running to your TV.
Easy living room integration
The Cinebar’s timeless, premium design looks great in any living room. The subwoofer also blends in well thanks to its restrained design and well thought out details such as rounded corners, integrated stand feet, and robust metal grilles that protect the drivers.
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Premium flat active subwoofer
The T 4000 SW bridges the divide between easy room integration and mega bass playback. An incredibly flat enclosure makes it easy to place the T 4000 where it won’t get in your way. That small space behind the sofa or coffee table is enough. In fact, the T 4000 is so slender, it can even be positioned under most sofas, wall mounted or used to support your television. Its highly robust, reinforced MDF enclosure was designed to withstand the weight of conventional televisions making it the ideal sonic pedestal.

In spite of its highly convenient dimensions, T 4000 is driven by 250 watts for power to spare. A three driver system that is already successfully employed in Teufel’s highly popular System 4 THX model is used here as well. This ensures balanced playback based on THX standards and produces powerful, deep bass all the way down to 35 Hz for home cinema that makes you part of the action. Even very high levels are accompanied by very little distortion thanks to the long throw-drivers used.

The T 4000 is a universal subwoofer that can be combined with just about any home cinema set, even very high-performance models. This means the T 4000 is perfect for accompanying surround speakers or for giving an already complete 5.1 set an extra boost.
This wireless module is for use with the T 4000 subwoofer and CoreStation A/V receiver. The module is simply plugged in to a dedicated space at the back of the T 4000.

The wireless module's connection status appears on the CoreStation’s OSD menu as displayed on the television. On the back of the subwoofer alongside the plug for the module is a button and status LED for wirelessly connecting the sub and A/V receiver. Establishing a connection is just as quick and easy as pairing two Bluetooth devices.

Once an initial connection has been established, the CoreStation and T 4000 will automatically pair with each other as long as they are within a 10 meter range and switched on. A wireless connection between A/V receiver and subwoofer makes living room integration even easier without compromising on signal quality. The bass signal is transmitted in lossless sound quality for the same power and punch as a wireless connection.

For the SubConnect wireless module, you’ll need:

1.    T 4000 flat subwoofer
2.    CoreStation

Included components

  • Subwoofer T 4000 SW (without wireless module)
  • Soundbar Cinebar 52 SB
  • Power cable
  • table stand for CB 52 SB
  • wall bracket for CB 52 SB
  • mono cinch cable for Sounbar CB 52 SB
  • Angle bracket adapter HDMI 90° for CB 52 SB
  • Angle bracket adapter HDMI 270° for CB 52 SB
  • Angle bracket adapter cinch 90° for CB 52 SB
  • Angle adapter (rotating) TOSLINK for CB 52 SB
  • remote control for Cinebar 52
  • SubConnect MOD
  • Sub Connect TX
  • power adapter
  • Mono-Cinch-Cable 0.5m - C3005A

Specifications

Soundbar Cinebar 52
Soundbar Cinebar 52
An extremely high-performance 2-way THX soundbar with two 25 mm aluminium tweeters, four 100 mm midrange drivers, and a 300 watt class D amplifier plus HDMI, analogue, and digital connections.
Soundbar Cinebar 52
Speaker
Acoustic principle 2-Way-System
Enclosure type Closed
Maximum sound pressure level 103 dB/1m
Frequency range from/to 120 - 22000 Hz
Tweeter (number per enclosure) 2
Tweeter (diameter) 25,00 mm
Tweeter (material) Aluminio
Midrange driver (number per enclosure) 4
Midrange driver (diameter) 100,00 mm
Midrange driver (material) Cellulose, coated
Enclosure material Aluminium
Enclosure surface Brushed aluminium
Net internal volume 11,30 Litres
Wall mounting brackets Yes
Keyhole plate mounted Yes
Screw hole diameter 4,00 mm
Magnetic shielding Yes
Connections
AUX Yes
Compatible with Amazon Echo Yes
Compatible with Google Home‌ Yes
Digital inputs coaxial 2
Digital inputs optical 2
Cinch input stereo 1
Stereo jack 3.5mm - in 1
Bass driver output 1
Video inputs- HDMI 4
HDMI Version 1.4b
Miscellaneous 3D video support, ARC, CEC
Playback
THX Yes
THX Speakerbar Yes
Dolby Digital Yes
DTS Yes
Dolby Pro Logic Yes
Dolby Pro Logic II Yes
Dolby Virtual Speaker Yes
Electronics
Amplifier technology Class D
Amplifier configuration 2.0
Amplifier channels 2
Power output capacity impulse (peak) Satellite 150 W
Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Satellite 100 W
Power supply voltage 230 volts
Standby-Function Yes
Standby-Power consumption 0,40 watt
Maximum power consumption 400 watt
Mains cable - IEC connector (non-heating device) Yes
Safety class 2
Fuse 1.6 A
Storage for settings when disconnected Yes
Automatic on/off Yes
Remote control Radio
Materials Aluminium
Wall mounts
Miscellaneous Integrated wall mount
Dimensions
Depth 10,00 cm
Width 102,00 cm
Height 14,00 cm
Weight 8,60 kg
Miscellaneous If placed on the included stand, the Cinebar has a height of 15 cm
Subwoofer T 4000
Subwoofer T 4000
A flat subwoofer designed to be placed on a wall or under a sofa or television. A 35 Hz low end ensures ample amounts of bone-shaking Teufel bass.
Subwoofer T 4000
Speaker
Acoustic principle 1-Way-System
Downfire Yes
Enclosure type Bass reflex
Maximum sound pressure level 102 dB/1m
Frequency range from/to 35-200 Hz Hz
Woofer (number per enclosure) 3
Woofer (diameter) 130,00 mm
Woofer (material) Cellulose, coated
Miscellaneous Extreme stroke capability
Enclosure material MDF
Enclosure surface Matte lacquer
Integrated stand Yes
Suitable for AV receiver Yes
Connections
Cinch input stereo 1
Electronics
Wireless Subwoofer Yes
Lowest frequency (-3 dB) 35 Hz
Input gain adjustment Yes
Frequency regulator (range) Yes Hz
Phase control Yes
Amplifier technology Class-D
Amplifier configuration 1.0
Amplifier channels 1
Power output capacity impulse (peak) Bass 240 W
Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Bass 150 W
Miscellaneous DSP from analogue devices
Power supply voltage 230 Volt volts
Standby-Function Yes
Standby-Power consumption 0,40 watt
Mains cable - IEC connector (non-heating device) Yes
Safety class 2
Fuse Yes
Storage for settings when disconnected Yes
Automatic on/off Yes
Dimensions
Depth 30,00 cm
Width 95,50 cm
Height 12,50 cm
Weight 13,20 kg
SubConnect MOD
SubConnect MOD
Wireless module for the T 4000 flat subwoofer and S 6000 SW
SubConnect MOD
Dimensions
Depth 9,00 cm
Width 6,40 cm
Height 2,40 cm
Weight 0,08 kg

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Help regarding this product
Do I need a THX amplifier for the THX speakers?
Not necessarily!

The receiver/amplifier must have bass management where the frequencies are distributed for the THX front/centre speakers and the THX subwoofer (cut-off frequency 80 Hz).

Also, the amplifier should exhibit a minimum rating of 100 watt per channel and match the speakers for performance (amplifier sine wave output = approx. long-term load of speaker).
Are THX speakers suitable for listening to music?
Of course.

Since THX speakers are optimised to play back multi-channel signals (4 or 5.1 channels), the front speakers permit the precisely staggered and very true to detail spatial playback, while the surround speakers ensure realistic room characteristics.

Both are also ideal requirements for playing back music.
Is THX compatible with Dolby Digital and DTS?
Absolutely!

The objective of THX home cinema systems is to play back film soundtracks with as much authenticity and quality as the original mix from the sound studio.

In all studios used for film dubbing, the soundtracks are mixed in a 4-channel version (Dolby Surround) and in a 5.1 channel version. The acoustics, equalizer settings and speaker configurations are absolutely identical.

THX systems are thus always able to play back soundtracks produced in this way absolutely true to the original. Because of the high technical and tonal requirements, the THX standard can be compared with the TÜV (German Technical Control Board) for cinema sound.

As opposed to the THX quality standard, DTS and Dolby Digital are procedures for compressing sound data.
What is so special about a THX System?
THX systems are the ultimate home cinema components.

All THX-licensed devices and speakers must demonstrate certain technical properties so that they can play back movie soundtracks produced for cinemas and correspondingly powerful cinema sound systems absolutely true to the original for home cinemas as well. This is only possible up to a certain point with conventional hi-fi systems.

The most important requirements for excellent home cinema sound are:

• That despite the considerable size difference between cinemas and home cinemas, the movie soundtrack can be played back in comparably smaller rooms with the correct tonal balance and three-dimensionality.

• That all sound channels are played back very precisely despite the complexity of a multi-channel soundtrack to be able to precisely locate and allocate all noises and voices.

• That the subwoofer is perfectly coupled to the main speakers.

• That the front speakers are (by sound) identical - indispensable for harmonious sound playback.

THX systems satisfy these requirements perfectly, as they consider all running processes concerning playback while the movie soundtrack is being mixed.
What are the differences between THX Ultra 2, THX Select and THX Multimedia?
THX is a quality standard that guarantees the best possible playback for a specific room size. Since THX was originally developed for cinema theatres, the specifications apply to room sizes that far exceed the average living room size.

THX currently differentiates three standards for speakers: THX Ultra 2, THX Select and THX Multimedia.

THX Select 2 only applies to AV Receivers/amplifiers.
THX Ultra 2 corresponds to the earlier THX with the uncompromising design of the components.

Comparison of the three THX standards:

Front speaker
• THX Ultra 2: Angle of radiation and frequency response strictly limited requirement, D'Appolito arrangement of speaker systems prescribed.
• THX Select: More generous specifications for angle of radiation and frequency response.
• THX Multimedia: Radiation behaviour corresponds to THX Select.

Surround speaker
• THX Ultra 2: Dipoles are compulsory.
• THX Select: Dipoles recommended, but not compulsory.
• THX Multimedia: Direct emitters in every respect.

Subwoofer - transfer frequency

• THX Ultra 2: 80 Hz
• THX Select: 100 Hz
• THX Multimedia: 130 Hz

Volume level

• THX Ultra: Continuous load 105 dB (front) / 102 dB (surround).
• THX Select: Short term load 105 dB (front) / 102 dB (surround).
• THX Multimedia: 103 dB at the listening location/desk at approx. 50 cm distance.

Performance profile

• THX Ultra 2:
More output performance than normal AV Receivers. Complies with the strictest requirements for minor background noise and minor distortion. Is designed for performance needs of large listening rooms up to 150 m².
• THX Select:
Structure of AV Receiver is simpler and thus more reasonably priced. Less performance required, therefore suitable for smaller and medium-sized listening rooms up to approx. 50 m².
• THX Multimedia:
Pure PC and/or multimedia speakers for use at the computer.

Speaker set-up

• THX Ultra 2: Arrangement and set-up strictly regulated.
• THX Select: Set-up and arrangement simpler and more flexible.
• THX Multimedia: Set-up of front speakers on the desk, rear speakers to the side and behind where you are sitting.
How can I upgrade my THX system to a 7.1 sound format?
With the THX 7.1 amplifiers/receivers, there is always the option of connecting two rear centre speakers. We would also recommend using four rear speakers. Due to the elaborate development of our rear speakers, our models can be used very flexibly for any application. Here we have to differentiate as follows: - You have a THX Select/Ultra 2 device and want to connect two rear centre speakers: if you already use dipoles or direct radiators in your 5.1 system, you have the choice of adding either two more dipoles or two direct radiators as rear centres. For wall mounting and/or at a short distance from seat to rear wall (less than 1.00 m), we would recommend dipoles that are also operated in dipole mode (for System 4 THX, for example, order 2 x additional S 400 D). As soon as you want to place the speaker on stands or on a shelf, we would recommend direct radiators (for System 4 THX, e.g. order 2 x additional S 400 FCR). As soon as you already use direct radiators with your 5.1 system, we would recommend the same type of direct radiators for the upgrade. You have a THX Ultra 2 unit and want to connect two rear centres: a circuit especially developed for THX Ultra 2 devices allows you to use two more direct radiators or two more dipoles in addition to the dipoles used as rear effect loudspeakers.
What's behind THX Optimode?
THX Optimode is the latest development of the THX Digital Mastering Program consisting of a series of tests that enable every home cinema user to adjust his system exactly in picture and sound to the Optimode DVD currently in the DVD player.

The first DVD that supported the new feature was "Fight Club" in the Special Edition by 20th Century Fox (NTSC version). The offer has been continually expanded in the meantime.

The tests, which can be played on NTSC as well as PAL DVDs, consist of video tests that are helpful in optimally setting and configuring the TV or video projector, as well as audio tests that guarantee that the sound system is configured perfectly.

The special thing about these tests is the fact that the measuring signals are identical to the reference signals that were used during the final mixing of the relevant DVD. The home cinema system can therefore be co-ordinated accurately and individually to every single DVD with THX Optimode.

The goal of the entire procedure is that the sound and particularly the picture should appear in the home cinema exactly as the producer imagined. Let's assume the film producer wanted to create a certain mood in the film using specific colouring; this only works in the home cinema if the screen at home is just as co-ordinated as in the studio. Thanks to THX Optimode, that is guaranteed as far as possible.

Operating THX Optimode is just as easy: The software on the DVD includes all of the tests. Individually, these are video tests to set the contrast, brightness, colour, colouring, control of the correct ratio of picture length to picture width and the possibility to test the general qualities of the monitor.

In addition, there are audio tests for the phases of the speakers, connection of the speakers and the cut-off frequency of the LFE (subwoofer channel). Some tests will clearly show when it is necessary to consult a specialist for the settings.
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.
I’ve connected a Cinebar 52 THX to my television as described in the instructions. The display is lit but there is no sound. What could be the problem?
Please check the following:
  1. A) The Cinebar 52 THX offers many inputs for connecting a range of sources. It may be that the input used in this case is not active.
    Solution: Check that the input you are using is connected to an active source.
  2. B) The Cinebar 52 THX has a mute function. This may be switched on.
    Solution: Turn off the mute function.
  3. C) The volume may be set to “0“.
    Solution: Turn up the volume.
I’m not quite satisfied with the sound produced by my Cinebar 52 THX. How can I adjust it?
The Cinebar 52 features an equalizer for treble and bass as well as various sound optimizing features thanks to integrated Dolby Virtual Speaker (DVS) technology. Even the subwoofer can be individually adjusted.

Solution: Familiarize yourself with the Cinebar 52 THX’s setting options and experiment until the sound is to your liking. You’ll find more information on page 15 of the system’s instructions.

Don’t forget the subwoofer! The low bass can also be adjusted to suit your individual tastes and room dynamics.
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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