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Kombo 42 Streaming

Multisource Stereo
High-performance stereo system with CD player, radio, TV inputs and USB port
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Kombo 42 BT Streaming (2017)
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Highlights

Why we love this product
This complete stereo system was created for those who want to enjoy Hi-Fi sound in an easy-to-use format. Great features and a Bluetooth dongle let you play back a wide range of music in Hi-Fi sound quality.
Key advantages at a glance
  • High-performance stereo system with CD player, radio, TV inputs and USB port
  • Powerful 80 Watt amplifier for high, distortion-free levels
  • Network audio player for access to Spotify, SoundCloud, TuneIn, Chromecast, Deezer and private music collections
  • Comes with Bluetooth dongle with aptX codec for CD-quality streaming from smartphones and tablets
  • Twee 2-kanaals boekenplankspeakers Ultima 20
  • Suitable for shelf or stand placement, as well as wall-mounting
  • Comes with remote, speaker cables, covers, antennae and batteries
  • Suitable for rooms up to 25 m²
What others are saying about us
(4.36 of 5 from 11 Reviews)
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Features

Overview of our technologies

Streaming WiFi Raumfeld
Bluetooth
Bluetooth aptX
iOS
Android
Napster
Tunein
Spotify Music Streamingdienst
TIDAL
Soundcloud
Chromecast built-in
Deezer
plug & play
FM Radio
USB
Internet-Radio
Premium speakers

Quality you can trust: The Ultima 20 are among the best bookshelf speakers in their price class. Our developers in Berlin made sure this stereo pair has the best-possible sound thanks to the following:

  • Large 25 mm tweeters for a silky, soft treble
  • Large 165 mm midrange drivers with phase plug produce balanced, evenly dispersed sound
  • Trumpet bass reflex vents eliminate wind noise and chuffing for deep, clean bass
  • Klippel-optimized drivers ensure an incredibly balanced frequency response

Each driver has been optimized by first-class Klippel technology – a first for speakers in this price class. This precision calibration technology allows the Ultima 20 to produce linear and balanced playback. Bass reflex ports with trumpet vents enhance the bass without wind noise. Well-braced wooden enclosures minimize vibrations resulting in a very clean sound.

Established, universal, timeless

The Ultima 20 Mk2 scores points on style with harmoniously rounded edges, compact dimensions, and cleverly accented drivers – a self-confident look sure to enhance any interior. The speakers can be seamlessly integrated into any home, fitting easily on either a shelf, wall, or floor stand.

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Multisource

For simple music enjoyment or blasting a party playlist: The cd receiver combines power and sophistication. Enjoy hi-fi sound at any volume level thanks to the following:

  • Low noise Class AB amplifier with 2 x 40 watts
  • High-end audio components, high-performance power adapter
  • Balanced tuning with large power reserves and deep bass
  • Full metal enclosure with dial and solid screw terminals / headphone output
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Ready to play

CDs, music from USB sticks or the radio: The Kombo 42 plays back everything with panache. Additional inputs make it possible to connect devices like televisions, smartphones and MP3 players.

Thanks to RDS technology, station names are communicated on the display and up to 40 stations can be saved. A handy remote makes it easy to control all system functions. The display shows the titles currently playing.

Wireless music streaming
The Receiver comes with a Bluetooth Dongle that can be inserted into the system's USB port. The dongle uses the most current Bluetooth 4.0 standard along with the aptX codec for CD-quality streaming.
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Easy streaming
The receiver comes prepared for a Bluetooth upgrade with a dedicated connection and on-device Bluetooth controls. A simple press of a button on the front of the receiver or remote control is all it takes to activate the Bluetooth streaming mode. The aptX codec enables the highest quality Bluetooth audio streams currently available.
Wi-Fi network player
The Teufel Connector is a high-performance network audio player that uses Wi-Fi to stream even high resolution files like FLAC and WAV. Attached to your stereo or home cinema system, the Connector gives you access to a world of music from the cloud or your own home network. Stream from popular music services like Spotify and SoundCloud as well as thousands of web radio stations or the music stored on your smartphone or NAS. The free Teufel Raumfeld app makes it easy to control playback, set favourites and discover new artists.
Teufel Connector WLAN Streaming
Hi-Fi streaming
With Teufel Streaming, you can listen to millions of songs from the libraries of Spotify and other streaming platforms and control everything via the Teufel Raumfeld App on your smartphone. Sound is transmitted in CD-like quality and no additional amplifiers or AV receivers are needed. All Wi-Fi speakers are developed here in Berlin by our acoustic experts.
Audio sources
Modern jukebox
Our multi-room speakers offer more music services, Internet radio stations and podcasts than almost any other system.
Spotify Music Streamingdienst
Tunein
Soundcloud
Napster
TIDAL
Chromecast built-in
USB
Compact disc
Vinyl
TV Sound
TV Sound
 

TV Sound

Spotify
One of the most popular streaming services offering access to millions of songs, playlists, audiobooks and podcasts with data rates of up to 320 kbps (almost CD quality). Spotify is also available on many other devices (such as Smart TVs).

 

TV Sound

Tune In
A streaming service from San Francisco. Listen to over 100,000 local and international radio stations free of charge at data rates of up to 128 kbps (FM radio quality).

 

TV Sound

Soundcloud
An independent streaming service from Berlin. Discover new music with SoundCloud thanks to a selection of artists ranging from rising stars to household names. You can also follow friends, artists or newcomers. The data rates depend on the quality of the individual upload.

 

TV Sound

Napster
One of the original streaming services. Stream millions of songs, playlists, audiobooks and podcasts at up to 192 kbps.

 

TV Sound

Tidal
Stream millions of songs in lossless quality and with data rates of up to 1411 kbps (true CD quality).

 

TV Sound

Chromecast built-in
Now it’s easier than ever to stream, or “cast”, over 100 services from your phone, tablet or PC to a single speaker or multi-room setup.

 

TV Sound

USB
Connect a USB stick or hard drive to your Teufel Streaming speaker and play your own music library using the Teufel Raumfeld app. Supported audio formats: MP3, WAV, Flac, Ogg Vorbis, ASF, WMA, M4A with AAC or Apple Lossless. Up to 24 bit/96 kHz. Find more information in the streaming manual.

 

TV Sound

CD
Connect a CD player to your Teufel Streaming speaker via cinch cable and stream lossless music to other rooms, for example.

 

TV Sound

Vinyl
Connect a record player to your Teufel Streaming speaker via RCA cable and stream lossless music to other rooms, for example.

 

TV Sound

TV Ton
Connect your TV set via Cinch cable (or HDMI to a soundbar or sound deck) and listen to lossless TV sound via your Teufel Streaming speakers.

Multi-room streaming
Play music all around your home
All Teufel Streaming systems can be connected to one another thanks to integrated Raumfeld technology. Listen to the same or different music across several rooms and speakers. Use the Teufel Raumfeld app to manage your rooms, group individual multi-room speakers together, create individual playlists and control the volume and sound using the equaliser.
Streaming Multiroom
Streaming Multiroom
The Teufel Raumfeld app
The Teufel Raumfeld app is your interface with a world of music. Browse through your own music collection, adjust the volume and equaliser settings on any Teufel Streaming device in any room and create playlists. You can even set a countdown for when playback should automatically stop thanks to a new sleep timer feature. With the Teufel Raumfeld app, the perfect sound is just a tap away.
  • Teufel Streaming WiFi Raumfeld App
  • Teufel Streaming Spotify Music  Streamingdienst
    Teufel Raumfeld Spotify
  • Raumfeld

    You can listen to music in true CD quality without interruption from calls or messages via the Teufel Raumfeld app. You can stream music from your CD- or record player and listen to it throughout the whole house with another speaker. You can even play music from a smartphone, USB stick or hard drive via the app.

  • Spotify

    You can stream Spotify via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, and also use Spotify Connect independently to benefit from the features of the Spotify app. You can quickly change the audio output from your smartphone to the speakers without pausing.

Set-up
Browse your digital music collection, create playlists for any occasion, or save your favourites. Adjust the volume and use the equaliser to adjust the sound of each speaker or set a countdown for the sleep timer. Manage all your Teufel Streaming speakers in multi-room. Everything is only a tap away with the Teufel Raumfeld app.

Included components

  • CD Receiver KB 42 BT
  • AM antenna for IP 42 CR / KB 42
  • FM antenna for IP 42 CR / KB 42
  • AAA battery
  • Remote control KB 42 RC for Kombo 42
  • IP 42 / KB 42 speaker cables (3.0m)
  • Kombo 42 Bluetooth Dongle
  • Shelf Speaker UL 20 Mk2
  • Raumfeld Connector
  • cinch audio cable for Raumfeld Connector
  • Ethernet cable 2m
  • power supply for Raumfeld Connector

Technical Data

Shelf Speaker UL 20 Mk2
Shelf Speaker UL 20 Mk2
Hi-fi bookshelf speaker with two-way construction in a bass reflex enclosure. Excellent bass playback, neutral mids and detailed highs thanks to the 165 mm midbass driver with phase plug along with a 25 mm tweeter. The Ultima 20 MK 2 has a performance capacity of 80 watts with distortion-free playback in rooms up to 25 m².
Shelf Speaker UL 20 Mk2
Speaker
Regal Yes
Continuous power handling (IEC - Long Term) 50 Watt
Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term) 80 Watt
Sensitivity (2.83 V / 1 m) 84 dB
Minimum amplifier output power recommended 30 Watt
Maximum sound pressure level 104 dB/1m
Impedance 4 - 8 Ohm
Frequency range from/to 70 - 20000 Hz
Crossover frequency internal switch 2600 Hz
Crossover frequency to Woofer (recommended) 80 Hz
Tweeter (number per enclosure) 1
Tweeter (diameter) 25,00 mm
Tweeter (material) Fabric
Bass/Midrange driver (number per enclosure) 1
Bass/Midrange driver (diameter) 165,00 mm
Bass/Midrange driver (material) Kevlar/fiberglass, chrome-coloured phase plug
Acoustic principle 2-way
Enclosure type Bass reflex
Enclosure material MDF
Enclosure surface foil
Equalisation openings 1
Equalisation openings (pos.) backside
Removable front cover Yes
Net internal volume 10 Litres
Diameter of the stand screw threads 6,00 mm
Terminal clamps Screw terminals, gold plated
Suitable for banana plug Yes
Maximum cable diameter 4,00 mm
Suitable for AV receiver Yes
Dimensions
Depth 24,00 cm
Width 21,50 cm
Height 33,50 cm
Weight 6 kg
CD Receiver KB 42 BT
CD Receiver KB 42 BT
CD Receiver KB 42 BT
Connections
Headphone output 6,3mm 1
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Ja (Empfänger)
Cinch input stereo 3
Stereo jack 3.5mm - in 1
Cinch output stereo 1
Bass driver output 1
High level speaker outputs 2
Playback
CD-Audio Yes
Miscellaneous Unterstützt CD-R & CD-RW
Radio
Radio present Yes
Station memory positions 40
RDS Yes
FM - UKW Yes
AM - LW Yes
Electronics
Amplifier technology Class-AB
Amplifier configuration 2.1
Amplifier channels 2
Power output capacity impulse (peak) Satellite 40 W
Power output capacity sinus (RMS) Satellite 25 W
Power supply voltage 230 volts
Standby-Function Yes
Standby-Power consumption 0,50 watt
Maximum power consumption 120 watt
Mains lead fixed Yes
Automatic on/off Yes
Display Yes
Infrared remote control Yes
Radio remote control Yes
Dimensions
Depth 35,00 cm
Width 27,50 cm
Height 13,50 cm
Weight 5,80 kg
Kombo 42 Bluetooth Dongle
Kombo 42 Bluetooth Dongle
Allows Bluetooth streaming via the Kombo 42 receiver
Kombo 42 Bluetooth Dongle
Connections
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth 4.0
Miscellaneous aptX codec for CD-quality transmission
Dimensions
Depth 5,50 cm
Width 3,00 cm
Height 1,50 cm
Miscellaneous When inserted into the system, the dongle extends to 5 cm
Raumfeld Connector
Raumfeld Connector
Ultra high-performance network player equipped with a high-performance digital/analogue converter from Cirrus Logic ™. Stream music from the internet and play it back on your existing hi-fi system using the free Teufel Raumfeld App.
Raumfeld Connector
Connections
W-LAN Yes
W-LAN 1
LAN Yes
LAN 1
Digital outputs optical 1
Cinch input stereo 1
Cinch output stereo 1
USB 2.0 1
Playback
MP3 Yes
WMA Yes
WAV Yes
AAC Yes
FLAC Yes
OGG Yes
Apple Lossless Yes
Supported samplingrates up to 192 kHz
Miscellaneous Supports gapless playback
Electronics
Maximum number of items 150.000
Maximum number of items with Base / Expand no limit
Infrastructure mode Yes
WLAN Standards 802.11b/g/n
WLAN encryption WPA, WPA2
10/100-Mbit/s Ethernet Yes
Multi-room Yes
Power supply voltage 230 volts
Standby-Function Yes
Automatic on/off Yes
Dimensions
Depth 12,70 cm
Width 17,20 cm
Height 2,80 cm
Weight 0,29 kg

Expert reviews

Kombo 42 Streaming review of www.n-tv.de
Kombo 42 Streaming review of www.n-tv.de
"The speakers have no preference for a particular genre, they do well with all types of music.”
www.n-tv.de 10.12.2016
"When it comes to sound, the speakers are unquestionably superior. In the bass range, everything comes across with the proper amount of power at high volumes and whoever needs more bass can simply connect a subwoofer. The midrange is balanced, well differentiated and does not get drowned out. The Ultimas sound clean in the treble range which is clear and well integrated, even at high volumes. The speakers have no preference for a particular genre, they do well with all types of music.”

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You can read the full test review (in German) at www.n-tv.de
Kombo 42 Streaming review of Audio video photo image
Kombo 42 Streaming review of Audio video photo image
"...the Teufel design really stands out from the competition"
Audio video photo image 08/2013
 "Teufel's Kombo 42 is now also available with the addition of XBE for €500 with included bass speaker. But ever without this subwoofer, the Kombo 42 still clearly dominates the listening test. The largest loudspeakers in the test, the Teufel design really stands out from the competition with full and balanced sound."

Note: This test report refers to a previous model


See full review at www.computerbild.de
Kombo 42 Streaming review of Connected Home
Raumfeld Connector
Kombo 42 Streaming review of Connected Home
"The missing link for your hi-fi system with all important connections.”
Connected Home 01/2015
Test result: Very good
Price/performance: Very good

www.connected-home.de
Kombo 42 Streaming review of Fidelity
Raumfeld Connector
Kombo 42 Streaming review of Fidelity
"Devices with similar qualities [...] can only be found in a higher price class."
Fidelity 26.01.2016
"With the Raumfeld Connector², the Berliners have a network audio player in their product portfolio […] that unites two worlds: The worlds of hi-fi systems and that of music from the internet.”

"Due to the use of a Cirrus Logic D/A converter chip, the quality of the analog output is very satisfactory. The bass that is delivered to the amplifier is rich and the treble thoroughly nuanced, the stereo image is detailed and is a lot of fun to listen to.”

"Raumfeld systems offer a well-executed introduction to the world of multi-room streaming. [T]he Berliners offer a good system that can be effortlessly extended and which can continue to be enjoyed in the future. Devices with similar qualities [...] can only be found in a higher price class. Ever the Raumfeld Connector²‘s sound is a winner."

www.fidelity-magazin.de
Kombo 42 Streaming review of Hi-Fi Choice
Raumfeld Connector
Kombo 42 Streaming review of Hi-Fi Choice
"Its app is one of the most integrated I have seen, and offers tremendous flexibility at the price"
Hi-Fi Choice 05/2015
"Multi-room networked music systems are very much bang on trend right now, but German brand Raumfeld is the new kid on the block when it comes to UK audio fans"
The well-constructed unit enables existing hi-fi owners to access home networked music libraries found on computers, NAS drives and mobile devices."

" [...] the app, which is surprisingly intuitive to use and comes preloaded with access to Spotify Connect – so long as you have a Premium subscription – Napster, TuneIn and Last.fm streaming services. The app is nicely configured and easy to master with volume and EQ control for each room around the home should you decide to go down the multi-room path."

Sound quality

"Detail across the frequency range is impressively integral, and the soundstage has a good sense of left-to-right and front-to-back depth [...]"

"[...] the real pleasure of the Connector 2 is in its integration with Tidal’s streaming service, giving me access to its extensive catalogue of tracks [...]"

Conclusion

   
"The Connector 2 offers a high level of networking possibilities and access to music streaming services. Its app is one of the most integrated I have seen, and offers tremendous flexibility at the price"
OUR VERDICT

Sound quality: 5 stars

Value for money: 5 stars

Build quality: 4.5 stars

Features: 4.5 stars


http://www.hifichoice.co.uk/
Kombo 42 Streaming review of The HB Project
Raumfeld Connector
Kombo 42 Streaming review of The HB Project
"I really love the way all kinds of info and settings are accessible from the main screen."
The HB Project 09/2015
Setting up

"Setup is really easy: start up the Raumfeld app and follow the instructions on screen. When that routine is finished you add one or more network shares that hold your music. You just select from a list of (possible) sources. Shown are computers that hold shared volumes or DLNA services."

The app

"Pressing the play button next to her name starts playing all her albums but you can also select one album or one track. Along the top of this window you can choose for sorting on album, genres, favorites, composers, recently added, by folder and on track. Tapping the left top corner of the album art shows the playlist, tap the center and the technical data of the music file are showed. Under the transport functions music zones can be activated, grouped and deactivated. The volume knob in the lower right corner also has a fold out menu for tone and balance control. Other sources are selected in the top row, where TuneIn offers plenty internet radio stations and subscription services as Tidal, WIMP, Spotify and Napster by Rhapsody. You can select the line input on any Raumfeld device in your system and play it on the same or any other Raumfeld device. I once said that any remote app for music players works just as fine, you just have to get used to it. The Raumfeld app proved me wrong. I really love the way all kinds of info and settings are accessible from the main screen. And that's even more than I have described here. The app isn’t as solidly robust as that of Sonos or Bluesound, it for instance jumps back to the home screen after short connection losses that occur from time to time. That doesn’t stop me from calling it my personal favorite but please do notice the word personal, for judging user interfaces always is a personal matter."
 
To sum up
 
"Comparison with the Squeezebox might seem odd, but it’s still popular despite being out of production for years and there still is an active second hand market. Replacing it with the Connector 2 might be interesting if you have a large music collection or if you want to play 24 bit 192 kHz files. The Logitech Media Server that provides Logitech devices with music is rather slow with large music collections, which is not the case with the Connector. Compared to the Sonos Connect it offers far more memory for storing the music catalogue and 24 bit 192 kHz playback at half the price. So if you have a stereo at or below the quality of my Set 3, the Teufel Raumfeld Connector 2 offers decent quality at a very low price."

You can read the full test review here:
Kombo 42 Streaming review of Audiovision
Raumfeld Connector
Kombo 42 Streaming review of Audiovision
"The Raumfeld Connector is the perfect partner for systems lacking their own network functionality."
Audiovision 08/2013
"[...] This little box gives existing music systems that are not network enabled the ability to stream music and access Internet radio. In addition, it has an optical digital output as well as an analog stereo cinch connection and a line input with a sensitivity that can be regulated per software (app), a LAN interface, and USB port. [...] The on and off switch is located in an easy-to-reach position on the top  [...].

Setup and operation of the Raumfeld Connector can be executed via an optional remote control (Raumfeld Controller) or free app for mobile operating systems Android and iOS.

[...] As soon  [...] as the setup assistant is finished, it’s easy to play music from USB storage devices and DLNA servers, accessible computers, and music services like TuneIn, Napster, Simfy, or Last.fm. The current firmware can even handle extremely large music libraries (150,000 files) on network drives and USB devices. As one would expect from a high-end network player, high resolution audio files and gapless playback is supported.

Conclusion
The Raumfeld Connector is the perfect partner for systems lacking their own network functionality. The setup is quickly mastered, operating the device is simple, and the sound impressive."

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Kombo 42 Streaming review of Smart Homes
Raumfeld Connector
Kombo 42 Streaming review of Smart Homes
"Those who are not just looking at comfort when it comes to multiroom, but maximum sound quality as well should take a closer look at Raumfeld."
Smart Homes 06/2013
"Raumfeld - the name already sounds superior. [...] Three different stereo speaker systems, a one speaker solution and – last, but not least – the Raumfeld Connector for connecting an existing hi-fi system combine to create a product range that just about satisfies every requirement. All components communicate with each other via accessible WLAN through which they also have access to music libraries available in the network [...]. In addition, Raumfeld naturally has command of Internet radio and various streaming services [...].”

Conclusion

"Those who are not just looking at comfort when it comes to multiroom, but maximum sound quality as well should take a closer look at Raumfeld. The system plays nearly all file formats, including many lossless and high resolution varieties, and therefore guarantees maximum music enjoyment with minimum cabling effort.”
Kombo 42 Streaming review of Hifi Digital
Raumfeld Connector
Kombo 42 Streaming review of Hifi Digital
“It’s fast, easy to operate, sounds good, and is inexpensive to boot."
Hifi Digital 03/2013
“Teufel sells its miniature network player for a mere 200 Euros. In exchange, one gets an astonishing array of music possibilities as well as an alluring and extensive introduction into the world of Raumfeld. One namely has the ability to use the Connector 2 in combination with other network players from this manufacturer to build a multiroom connection [...] At first glance, the newcomer appears to be hardly different from its predecessor. The enclosure, however, is compacter. The reason for this is quickly ascertained: The WLAN antenna which was located on the back of the original Connector has been discreetly relocated in the interior of the enclosure. This change earns the new model high marks for style.”

“The basic structure of the network player hasn’t been changed by Teufel: The streamer plays music from UPnP or DLNA certified network servers along with NAS drives as well as the music library from any PC with Windows. It’s even capable of supporting sound formats [...] from USB storage devices connected to the back. Those who require more can tune in to tens of thousands of internet radio stations via the TuneIn service or can log in to his simfy or Napster account or make use of the analogue input. Should one possess more than one Raumfeld device, these signals can be streamed into other rooms. Unlike that first Connector, the new model can process a full 192 kilohertz.”

Conclusion

“It’s fast, easy to operate, sounds good and is inexpensive to boot. With the new Connector 2, Raumfeld gains ground on its main competitors.”


Kombo 42 Streaming review of AreaDVD
Raumfeld Connector
Kombo 42 Streaming review of AreaDVD
"Flexible to use and strong on sound – the ultra compact Connector2 delivers on all counts."
AreaDVD 07.06.2013
 "The Connector2 can be integrated into networks with or without a cable. The cable connection is very simple. One simply inserts the appropriate network cable into the corresponding interface on the device and the Connector will be connected to the home network. [...]
If the Connector is connected to the Wi-Fi, it must be added as a ‘new room.’ For the setup, an Ethernet cable must be attached to the Connector, following which the Raumfeld App can be added. The router password must also be entered. The automated configuration for the Wi-Fi will follow, after which the LAN cable can be disconnected and the Connector2 will be wirelessly connected to the network.”

"The Connector plays MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, FLAC, OGG and Apple Lossless. A 192 kHz sampling rate is supported which makes the Connector2 compatible with high-resolution audio files. [...] The Connector creates an impressive-sounding playback with 192 kHz FLAC pieces such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s violin concert (SL Recording) in D minor. The details, clarity, and dimensionality are highly pronounced. The violins as the primary carriers of the song sound brilliant without having too sharp a tone. Even the complex piece ‘La Mer’ by Claude Debussy was captured in a very multifaceted way, including the many small dynamic differences which were accurately produced. The 96 kHz FLAC piece ‘Stop This World’ by Diana Krall has a lively, emphatic quality with a taut bass that is well differentiated in the listening room. Dianas’ voice has a smokey undertone, giving it a charismatic quality.

Depending on how good the D/A converter in one’s amplifier/receiver is, it’s possible to access the digital connection if this is available. In any case, we recommend a listening test before deciding on an analog or digital connection. Especially with older or inexpensive amplifiers/receivers, the use of the Connector’s very good D/A converter can be the better option. Even when bitstreams are transmitted from Internet radio platforms (TuneIn), the Connector ensures a lively, dimensionally rich sound with a high degree of clarity. The reliability of the transmission is very high. It doesn’t matter whether it’s connected to a LAN or Wi-Fi – interruptions are almost never discerned. This is true for the reproduction of Internet music streams as well as sound files from PCs or servers.”

Conclusion

"All told, Teufel offers a highly polished solution that can make hifi systems and older surround receivers fit for the era of modern media. With the exception of Spotify, all relevant music services are integrated and it’s easy to add music resources from PCs, servers, and USB storage devices. Playlists are quickly set up and can then be easily accessed. A free app enables simple handling so that even less experienced users can quickly and easily figure it out. The Connector2 can be connected to the network either with a cable or wirelessly. No Wi-Fi antenna intrudes upon the compact enclosure. The sound that the very compact and therefore easily accommodated Connector makes available is excellent and corresponds with Raumfeld’s claim to offer first-class streaming quality.

Flexible to use and strong on sound – the ultra compact Connector2 delivers on all counts."

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You can read the full test review (in German) here >
Kombo 42 Streaming review of Einsnull
Raumfeld Connector
Kombo 42 Streaming review of Einsnull
"Whoever’s considering streaming but afraid to commit has run out of excuses."
Einsnull 03/2013
"The Connector [...] plays just about every standard format (MP3, WAC, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, ASF, WMA, M4A, AAC and Apply Lossless) in all possible sampling rates. It quickly becomes apparent how well thought-out and, above all, universal the Raumfeld system is.”

"All this is contained within an attractive synthetic enclosure the size of a paperback. The device has two analog outputs as well as an optical digital output and a USB terminal for USB storage devices. With the current version of the Connector, 192 kHz and 24 bit are not a problem.”

"If you get tired of your own music, you can always make use of a pre-installed and thereby quickly accessible music service. [...] Thanks to a serious Cirrus Logic converter, the Connector produces an acoustic result that is simply outstanding [...]. A device in this or higher price class should try to beat it. One this is for sure: The Raumfeld system is and remains about the most stable and flexible solution for network streaming.”

Conclusion
"Whoever’s considering streaming but afraid to commit has run out of excuses. The Raumfeld Connector2 is easy to set up and has a sound so rewarding that anyone will be instantly and over the long run happy with it.”


Translated from the original German.

Kombo 42 Streaming review of hifi-test.de
Raumfeld Connector
Kombo 42 Streaming review of hifi-test.de
"The Raumfeld Connector 2 is so simple to set up and sounds so good that anyone can expect to derive immediate and long-lasting enjoyment from it.”
hifi-test.de 30.08.2013
“The streaming division of Teufel Audio has been around for just three years. Their product range extends from streaming loudspeakers and small routers to NAS systems and controllers – in other words, the whole streaming program. The new Connector 2 extends the existing hi-fi range to include smart streaming abilities.”

“The Berlin loudspeaker manufacturers and home cinema experts Teufel acquired a highly competent team with Raumfeld GmbH [...]. Since then, smart active speakers with integrated streaming and components that enable an expanded and user-friendly music network have been produced. One thing should be made clear: With respect to network stability, Raumfeld components are ahead of the pack.”

“While many still shy away from networks, IPs, or UPnP servers, there’s no talk of that here. It doesn’t matter what network structure you have at home or where your music is stored. This little box is like an additional player for your system and can be attached via cinch cable or digital Toslink. The network connection is made via LAN or Wi-Fi. [...] Set up is child’s play. All connectors, Raumfeld streaming speakers, and UPnP devices in the network can be configured via the app and then made available to existing music archives.”

“Thanks to the very best Cirrus Logic converter, the sound streamed by the connector is truly amazing. Every type of music is played clearly with fine resolution and solid, highly accurate dimensionality. Another device in this or an even higher price class has yet to reproduce this quality. One thing’s for sure: The Raumfeld system was and remains the most stable and flexible solution for network streaming out there.”

Conclusion
“Whoever’s considering streaming, but is afraid to commit no longer has an excuse. The Raumfeld Connector 2 is so simple to set up and sounds so good that anyone can expect to derive immediate and long-lasting enjoyment from it.”

Translated from the original German.



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I have no more access to the internet radio directory TuneIn in my Teufel Raumfeld app. What could be the reason?
For the further use of the radio service TuneIn, a software update may be required. The update is free of charge and only takes a few minutes. The software can easily be checked and updated:
  1. Start up all devices and opening the Teufel Raumfeld App.
  2. The main menu can now be called up on the app screen by briefly swiping to the right.
  3. First select "Settings" in the main menu, then menu item "System maintenance" and finally "Updates". By simply tapping on the "Check for updates" button, the device will automatically start to search for and download the latest version.
  4. After the download is complete, the update can be re-started by pressing the button again. This takes a maximum of about 3-5 minutes. Afterwards, TuneIn can be used again as usual.
I can find settings for my subwoofer in the Teufel Raumfeld app. What are these for?
The menu items "subwoofer volume" and "subwoofer crossover frequency" are only stored in the app menu under "room settings" if a Teufel Streaming soundbar is operated over the same Wi-Fi connection. With a soundbar/subwoofer combination, the sound signal is "distributed" to the devices, i.e. the sounbar outputs the higher frequencies and the subwoofer, the lower ones. This signal distribution is defined under the menu item "subwoofer crossover frequency". Installation tips:
  • Leave the crossover frequency on the default setting if you are satisfied with the sound or if the Teufel Streaming subwoofer is located close to the soundbar (recommended).
  • If the subwoofer is placed at the side or at the back of the room, it is possible that the overall sound may no longer be harmonious. In this case, try changing the crossover frequency in the app until you are satisfied with the sound.
  • If, for example, the sound image of the soundbar is too thin, reduce the crossover frequency. If the bass sounds too flat, increase the crossover frequency.
  • You can also adjust the subwoofer volume separately.
I want to save a Chromecast stream on the direct selection keys (not applicable to all devices). How can I do this?
For technical reasons, it is not possible to store Chromecast streams on the direct selection keys.
The Teufel Raumfeld app setup wizard does not find a device after pressing the setup key on the back of the device. The display shows "Searching for device..." or "No device found". What can I do?
There are many reasons why a Teufel Streaming device may not be found during setup, i.e. when the app displays the notifications "Searching for device“ or "Not found”. The following will cover the most likely causes as well as possible solutions.

1) It’s possible that your home Wi-Fi is unable to recognise the device due to certain settings on your Wi-Fi router.

Solution: You can enable your Wi-Fi to recognise the device by directly connecting the Teufel Streaming device to your router via Ethernet cable and repeating the setup process.

2) Other active network devices may prevent your Wi-Fi router from recognising the device. Solution: Deactivate all devices (such as smart TVs, laptops, smartphones, tablets, AV receivers, media servers) that use your LAN or Wi-Fi network for the duration of the Teufel Streaming setup process. Before beginning a new setup process, be sure to restart your Wi-Fi router and complete the setup using a single smartphone.

3) The use of switches, repeaters and additional access points within your home Wi-Fi network can hinder device recognition. Solution: Either restart all additional network devices or turn off these devices for the duration of the setup process.

4) If you use a cordless phone over a landline (DECT) and have this phone in the vicinity of your router or Teufel Streaming device, it may be disrupting your Wi-Fi signal. This is because both DECT and Wi-Fi use the same 2.4 GHz signal.

Solution: Relocate your DECT base station or switch off your DECT telephone for the duration of the setup process.
The Teufel Raumfeld app indicates an error after selecting the Wi-Fi and entering the network key (Wi-Fi password). What could be the reason for this?
If you're using a smart device with the Android operating system version 5.X (Lollipop), the problem could caused by two possible smart device settings:

1) The setting "Smart network change" switches the smart device to the mobile network whenever the WiFi signal becomes too weak. Since Teufel Streaming requires a continuous Wi-Fi connection, this setting cannot be used.

2) The "Auto IP Support" function determines when the home Wi-Fi network does not support DHCP (the automatic assignation of a network address). Although a very useful feature, Auto IP Support cannot be used with the Teufel Streaming system. This is because Teufel Streaming devices need to be assigned an IP from the router in order to independently communicate with the home network and internet.

Solution: The Android functions "Smart network change" and "Auto IP Support" should be deactivated. Next, ensure that your router allows for DHCP and then repeat the setup process.
During setup, the Wi-Fi network via which the system is to be integrated in the future must be selected in the app. However, my home network is not listed in the selection list. What could be the reason?
The following are a few reasons why your Wi-Fi network may not appear in the list presented in the app:

1) If the signal strength of your Wi-Fi network is only 30% or less where you are holding your phone, it will not appear. Since the system requires a signal strength greater than 30% in order to function without drops in playback, only networks that offer this minimum signal strength will be displayed.

Solution: Increase the signal strength of your Wi-Fi signal and/or find a better place for your device.

2) It’s technically possible to hide a Wi-Fi network. This option is usually offered in a Wi-Fi router’s settings. If you’ve selected this setting option, your home network will not be displayed within the app.

Solution: Make sure that the Wi-Fi is set to "visible“.
One advantage of streaming with Chromecast is that you can continue to use your usual music app. How can I check if my apps already support Chromecast?
Chromecast built-in already supports 100+ apps, including many popular music services, and works with the Chrome browser. You’ll find an exact overview of all Cast-enabled apps here:

https://www.google.com/intl/en_us/chromecast/built-in/apps/

Tip: If you didn’t find your app on this list, you may want to contact the provider directly and ask when Chromecast will be integrated. In the meantime, you should have no trouble finding an alternative from the large selection of Chromecast-enabled apps.
I also want to use Chromecast's multi-room function and stream to multiple speakers at the same time. How can I do this?
Multi-room streaming is also possible with Chromecast. To do this, create a grouping of speakers within the free Google Home app which you will need to install on your smart device. You can name created groups on the app.

After you create and name your groups, they will appear alongside individual Cast-enabled speakers in your music app.

Google Home App (Play Store)

App Store iOS
I use the Spotify app to stream to my speakers. I don't see any or not all of my Chromecast speakers under "Available devices". What could be the reason?
In order to stream with Chromecast built-in, you’ll need the most recent version of the Spotify App. We recommend updating your app and trying again. Please note that you will also require a Spotify premium account in order to stream to your speakers.
I like watching YouTube videos. Can I now use Chromecast to wirelessly output the sound of YouTube videos while watching them?
The wireless transmission of audio content from YouTube is possible with the following:

1: A computer running on either the Windows 10/8.1/8/7 32 bit, Mac OS X 10.9 (or higher) or Linux operating systems.

2: A current version of the Chrome browser. You can download the most recent version here:
https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/desktop/

3: The Chromecast built-in extension for the Chrome browser (if not already integrated)

4: A least one Teufel Streaming device with Chromecast built-in registered to the same Wi-Fi network as the computer using the Chrome browser

Begin a YouTube video. Select the “streaming” option from the “more” menu in the Chrome browser. This will call up a menu displaying all Teufel Streaming devices in the network that can play back the audio.

Restrictions:
  • The video displayed on your screen and audio from your speaker may not be in perfect sync.
  • It is not currently possible to directly cast audio from the YouTube app for iOS or Android.

Tip for Android users: You can stream audio from the YouTube app on Android devices using the Android mirroring function. To do so, simply complete the following steps:

Step 1: Install the “Google Home App” and open the menu on the left side.

Step 2: Tap on the option “Screen/Audio streaming” and select the Teufel Streaming device you wish to cast audio to. An active connection will be displayed in your smartphone’s status bar.

Unfortunately, this option is not currently available for smart devices operating on iOS systems.

Step 3: Switch back to the YouTube App and start a video as you normally would. The audio will play from the Teufel Streaming device you just selected.

Please note that the picture and audio may not be in perfect sync.
How can I tell if my Teufel Streaming/Raumfeld devices are compatible with Chromecast built-in?
Chromecast is supported by Teufel Streaming / Raumfeld devices which have a Raumfeld logo on the front panel and no external Wi-Fi antenna on the rear panel. Chromecast is also supported by the Raumfeld Soundbar / Sounddeck and the Teufel Sounddeck Streaming / Teufel Soundbar Streaming.
No sound with high sample rates (Connector 2)
The Raumfeld Connector allows playback of music files with very high sample rates (up to 192 kBit). By connecting it to your stereo receiver you are able to enjoy high resoultion music files on your stereo set.

Unfortunately not all stereo receivers can process high sample rates on the optical input. If the Connector sends a signal with a higher sample rate than your stereo receiver is able to process it will not play the signal. Hence there is no sound.

In order to solve this problem the Connector offers the configuration option "Maximum sample rate on optical output". You will find it under Settings > Room Configuration > (Room name of Connector) > Connector.

This option allows you to set the maximum sample rate your stereo receiver is able to process. The Connector will then down-sample material with a higher sample rate to the denoted maximum sample rate.
Ich nutze den optischen Ausgang am Connector. Die Lautstärke ist aber nun nicht mehr über die App regelbar. Was kann ich machen?
Bei einer Signalausgabe über den optischen Ausgang am Connector kann die Lautstärke nicht via App geregelt werden.
Nutzen Sie stattdessen den analogen Ausgang des Gerätes oder regeln Sie die Lautstärke am angeschlossenen Verstärker.
I have a Connector connected to my system via a digital optical cable and sometimes experience drops in the music stream. What can I do to ensure even playback?
You can adjust the maximum sampling rate in the Connector’s configuration menu within the Raumfeld App. Try reducing this rate until your streams of music play without drops. If this does not help, activate the “fixed clock” option by checking the box. You’ll find the Connector’s configuration menu in the Raumfeld App under Settings>Room Configuration>Your Rooms(Select Connector) > Room Details(Select Connector again).
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