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Ultima 40 Kombo Power Edition

For sound you won't forget
High-performance stereo system with a subwoofer perfect for music, TV, radio, and gaming.
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Why we love this product
Lovers of Stereo sound with a kick bass, shouldn't miss out on this. The set is ready to play and comes with all cables.
Stereo Ultima 40 Kombo Power Edition
Key advantages at a glance
  • High-performance stereo system with a subwoofer perfect for music, TV, radio, and gaming.
  • Power Edition with powerful subwoofer,can be used as front or downfire subwoofer, as well as optional wireless control
  • Includes the Teufel Kombo 62-CD-Receiver and controller, 200 watt, Bluetooth with aptX and NFC, USB playback and more.
  • Standing speaker Ultima 40 with 3 channels for a clear, stronger sound.
  • Digital radio DAB+ for a wider selection of senders with a crystal-clear sound without interference
  • Aluminium covering with polished front, as well as quality remote made from aluminium
  • Multiple connection opportunities, including loudspeaker cables
  • Geeignet für Räume bis 40 m²
Ultima 40 Kombo Power Edition review of Stereoplay
UL 40 Mk3 18 tower speaker (pcs.)
"...young and lively..."
Stereoplay 01/2019
All test reviews
(4.8 of 5 from 15 Reviews)
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Features

Overview of our technologies

Bluetooth
Bluetooth aptX
plug & play
FM Radio
DAB+
Downfire
NFC
Power Edition

The Power Edition comes with an additional subwoofer, which can be used as a front or down fire subwoofer. Wireless control is also optional. The subwoofer ensures more volume, bass and depth in bigger rooms.

Design and materials

No shortcuts were taken when it came to optimising our Ultima speakers. Here are the highlights of the new range:

  • Teufel Stereo-Lautsprecher Ultima 40 Mk3
    High-gloss tweeter and matte speaker cabinet
  • Teufel Stereo-Lautsprecher Ultima 40 Mk3
    Easy to clean finish with scratch-resistant surface
  • Teufel Stereo-Lautsprecher Ultima 40 Mk3
    High-quality fabric mesh with revolving bevel - the frequency response is only minimally affected
  • Teufel Stereo-Lautsprecher Ultima 40 Mk3
    Modern, timeless design
  • Teufel Stereo-Lautsprecher Ultima 40 Mk3
    The solid, gently curved MDF housing is the result of more than 30 years of Teufel experience and modern speaker technology.
3-way system
The foundation for good sound lies in the design of the 3-way system, which has been further developed and improved over many years. The drivers work together in harmony across all frequency ranges, resulting in an extremely smooth and clear sound reproduction.
  • Teufel Stereo-Lautsprecher Ultima 40 Mk3
    Close-fitting driver for a vivid, balanced sound reproduction
  • Teufel Stereo-Lautsprecher Ultima 40 Mk3
    Two large bass reflex tubes with a trumpet tube attachment minimise any current noise - no other manufacturer makes this much effort.
  • Teufel Stereo-Lautsprecher Ultima 40 Mk3
    All drivers were measured with a laser using Klippel measurement technology in order to detect the smallest tolerances.
Double bass – a real Teufel in every respect

Especially if you're looking for full bass without a subwoofer, this full-range speaker is the right choice. Two large 165 mm fibreglass woofers provide a particularly precise low-frequency reproduction. The long stroke ensures distortion-free playback even at high levels. You don't need an additional subwoofer.

Teufel Stereo-Lautsprecher Ultima 40
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
Pure power
The Kombo 62 CD receiver is a pure power packet. Capable of delivering 100 watts per channel, the receiver has enormous reserves of power. Enjoy impressive dynamics and lifelike intensity with your music.
CD Receiver KB 62
German engineered
The Kombo 62 doesn’t just deliver high performance sound with great dynamics, it has the looks to match. An aluminium enclosure, concealed CD tray and controls with high-end haptics -- including a handy volume dial -- underscore the system’s excellent sound.
DAB+ and more
The latest Digital Audio Broadcasting standard, DAB+, is a technology that's set to change how we listen to the radio. DAB+ offers radio streams in digital sound quality with more signal stability and less noise than traditional radio. In addition, the range of stations extends beyond local otions for unparalled selection.
Teufel Stereoanlage Kombo 62 DAB+
T 10 Subwoofer

For the first time Teufel offers a subwoofer that can be used either as a front-firing or down-firing subwoofer. Don't let the 150-Watts fool you. The new Class-D amplifier is highly efficient and produces extremely low-noise like classic amplifiers that consume 300-Watts.

  • First-class active subwoofer, which can be used either as a front-firing or down-firing subwoofer
  • 250 mm diameter woofer
  • Power: 150-Watt, highly efficient Class-D power amplifier with low power consumption
  • Automatic on and off
  • Extensive configuration options and protection circuit
  • Can be tilted forwards or backwards, and feet are adjustable
  • Integrated wireless module - works with Trios, Duett, One, Cinebar/Cinebar Pro Surround, CoreStation and Impaq, the Onkyo receiver requires the Subwoofer Wireless Receiver.

Included components

  • CD Receiver KB 62 CR
  • power cable
  • Remote Control KB 62 CR
  • FM/DAB-Antenna for KB 62 CR
  • speaker cable for KB 62 CR 2 x 5 m
  • Floor speaker UL 40 Mk3 18 (pc.)
  • Grill with logo for UL 40 Mk3 18 + UL 40 A Mk2
  • red rubber feets (4pcs.) for UL 20/40 Mk3 18
  • T 10 Subwoofer
  • Subwoofer-Cable 5.0m - C3550W

Specifications

UL 40 Mk3 18 tower speaker (pcs.)
UL 40 Mk3 18 tower speaker (pcs.)
 High-end Hi-Fi standing speakers
UL 40 Mk3 18 tower speaker (pcs.)
Speaker
Acoustic principle 3-Way-System
Enclosure type Bass reflex
Continuous power handling (IEC - Long Term) 120 Watt
Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term) 200 Watt
Sensitivity (2.83 V / 1 m) 87 dB
Maximum sound pressure level 108 dB/1m
Impedance 4-8 Ohm
Frequency range from/to 45 - 20,000 Hz
Tweeter (number per enclosure) 1
Tweeter (diameter) 25,00 mm
Tweeter (material) Fabric weaving
Midrange driver (number per enclosure) 1
Midrange driver (diameter) 165,00 mm
Midrange driver (material) Kevlar, chrome phase plug
Woofer (number per enclosure) 2
Woofer (diameter) 165,00 mm
Woofer (material) Fibreglass
Miscellaneous Hochtöner mit Phase Plug, Material: Stahl
Enclosure material MDF
Enclosure surface Laminated
Equalisation openings 2
Equalisation openings (pos.) Rear side
Removable front cover Yes
Net internal volume 54 Litres
Spikes prepared Yes
Integrated stand Yes
Terminal clamps Screw terminal, gold-plated
Suitable for banana plug Yes
Bi-Amping/Bi-Wiring Yes
Maximum cable diameter 4,00 mm
Suitable for AV receiver Yes
Dimensions
Depth 32,00 cm
Width 21,50 cm
Height 106,50 cm
Weight 20 kg
Miscellaneous Base plate dimensions: depth: 35 cm / width: 25 cm
CD Receiver KB 62 CR
CD Receiver KB 62 CR
Powerful CD stereo receiver with 200-Watt power output
CD Receiver KB 62 CR
Connections
AUX Yes
Headphone output 6,3mm 1
Speakerphone function Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC Yes
Digital inputs optical 1
Cinch input stereo 2
Stereo jack 3.5mm - in 1
Miscellaneous Phono input
Cinch output stereo 1
Bass driver output 1
High level speaker outputs 1
Headphone output 3,5mm 1
USB 2.0 2
Miscellaneous Second USB connection for charging smartphones
Playback
MP3 Yes
WMA Yes
M4A Yes
CD-Audio Yes
Miscellaneous CD tray concealed behind display
CD Yes
CD-R Yes
CD-RW Yes
Radio
DAB+ Yes
Radio present Yes
RDS Yes
FM - UKW Yes
Electronics
Adjustable sound settings Yes
Automatic off Yes
Power supply voltage 230 volts
Standby-Function Yes
Standby-Power consumption 0,40 watt
Maximum power consumption 250 watt
Mains cable - IEC connector (non-heating device) Yes
Safety class 2
Storage for settings when disconnected Yes
Miscellaneous Integrated toroidal transformer
Display Yes
Integrated DSP Yes
Remote control Infrared
Dimensions
Depth 30,00 cm
Width 43,00 cm
Height 14,00 cm
Weight 7,90 kg
T 10 Subwoofer
T 10 Subwoofer
 High-class active subwoofer, can be used either front- or down-firing
T 10 Subwoofer
Speaker
Acoustic principle 1-Way-System
Downfire Yes
Frontfire Yes
Enclosure type Bass reflex
Maximum sound pressure level 115 dB/1m
Frequency range from/to 33-190 Hz Hz
Woofer (number per enclosure) 1
Woofer (diameter) 250,00 mm
Woofer (material) Aluminium
Enclosure material MDF
Enclosure surface Matte coated
Equalisation openings 1
Integrated stand Yes
Miscellaneous Reflection channel in DPU technology avoids flow noises, stable MDF housing structure with internal bracing
Suitable for AV receiver Yes
Connections
Cinch input 1
Electronics
Lowest frequency (-3 dB) 33 Hz
Bass boost/EQ Yes
Input gain adjustment Yes
Level control Yes
Phase control Yes
Miscellaneous Can be used either front- or down-firing
Amplifier technology Class-D
Amplifier configuration 1.0
Amplifier channels 1
Power output capacity impulse (peak) Bass 150 W
Power supply voltage 230 Volt volts
Standby-Function Yes
Standby-Power consumption 1 watt
Maximum power consumption 150 watt
Mains lead fixed Yes
Safety class 2
Fuse Yes
Storage for settings when disconnected Yes
Automatic on/off Yes
Miscellaneous Wireless subwoofer module integrated (subwoofer with compatible feeders can be controlled wirelessly)
Dimensions
Depth 38,00 cm
Width 35,10 cm
Height 48,30 cm
Weight 15,60 kg

Accessories

Accessories and bundle packages are not currently available for this product.

Expert reviews

Ultima 40 Kombo Power Edition review of Stereoplay
UL 40 Mk3 18 tower speaker (pcs.)
Ultima 40 Kombo Power Edition review of Stereoplay
"...young and lively..."
Stereoplay 01/2019
"It's a rare deal to get a standing loudspeaker for 500 Euros. However, the final product is no less than the products that cost double so much. The sound distribution is excellent, the tone is young and lively, but fundamentally good." (Translated from German).

Zum ganzen Test
Ultima 40 Kombo Power Edition review of Video
UL 40 Mk3 18 tower speaker (pcs.)
Ultima 40 Kombo Power Edition review of Video Ultima 40 Kombo Power Edition review of Video Ultima 40 Kombo Power Edition review of Video
"...created a full atmosphere and gave the impression of a large concert arena"
Video 11/2018
"[...] The Ultima set created a full atmosphere and gave the impression of a large concert arena. […]"

"Voice reproduction in music and speech intelligibility in film were at the level of many sets, which cost twice as much. The Berliners also managed the spatial representation and expansion of the imaginary space extremely well."

"The new Ultima 5.1 set proves to be a special offer with an elegant, lively playing style, a really great spatial image and a wide soundstage. [...]"

NB: The Ultima 40 (2018) speaker pair was rated as part of a Ultima 40 Surround 5.1 test.

(Translated from German)
See full review at pc-magazin.de
Ultima 40 Kombo Power Edition review of Audio
UL 40 Mk3 18 tower speaker (pcs.)
Ultima 40 Kombo Power Edition review of Audio Ultima 40 Kombo Power Edition review of Audio
"played dynamically and created a lively sound image"
Audio 11/2018
"An Ultima sounds like an Ultima, that's what we expected. It played dynamically and created a lively sound image. Even though the reproduction sometimes seems too closed and Marla Glen's voice showed a hint of too much colour, the loudspeaker was pleasantly striking compared to the 2016 model with a somewhat airier high-frequency reproduction. This gave the sound a little more three-dimensionality."

(Translated from German)
See full review at connect.de
Ultima 40 Kombo Power Edition review of www.lowbeats.de
UL 40 Mk3 18 tower speaker (pcs.)
Ultima 40 Kombo Power Edition review of www.lowbeats.de
"...enjoy every style of listening to music..."
www.lowbeats.de 24.11.2018
"The Ultima 40 is a bargain when it comes to third generation and is a winner the best sense. Not one thing out of place, sonically perfectly balanced sound. Not quite a miracle, but a loudspeaker with which you can enjoy listening to any kind of music. I don't know of a better alternative for all people who only want to spend a little money and still want to enjoy a louder sound. This is also in part, as the Ultima 40 has been developed to work practically with smaller amplifiers and installation in smaller rooms." (Translated from German)
To the full test
Ultima 40 Kombo Power Edition review of Outer Audio
UL 40 Mk3 18 tower speaker (pcs.)
Ultima 40 Kombo Power Edition review of Outer Audio
"If you’re looking for a full surround sound system, you have the option of the 5.1 Ultima Series which is an absolute gem of a system"
Outer Audio 05/2019
"If you’re looking for something different, then the Teufel Ultima 40 is certainly one to check out. I put these on par with the Klipsch R-24F. However, I would say the R-24F has a more controlled bass response than the Ultima 40. If you’re looking for a stereo pair, then you should definitely consider the Ultima 40 Active over the passive model. You’ll get better value for money by not having to spend extra on an amplifier and cabling as well as a more efficient speaker with factory fitted and tested amplification. If you’re looking for a full surround sound system, you have the option of the 5.1 Ultima Series which is an absolute gem of a system and also very affordable for the size and quality you get."
See whole test
Ultima 40 Kombo Power Edition review of SFT Magazin
CD Receiver KB 62 CR
Ultima 40 Kombo Power Edition review of SFT Magazin
"Whether a subtle reverberation of a string or a horn player’s intake of breath, the system rewards attentive and conscious listening with an immense tactfulness."
SFT Magazin 10/2016
"When it comes to sound quality [...], it hit all the right notes. During the first test with classical music from a CD, the receiver brought forth fine details that are often lost in the entanglement of frequencies. Whether a subtle reverberation of a string or a horn player’s intake of breath, the system rewards attentive and conscious listening with an immense tactfulness. On the flip side, the trio has no problem with hard guitar riffs or hot hip hop bass. Also interesting: If instead of the finest CD delicacies one feeds the receiver with lower resolution streaming material, the quality loss is limited. AptX codec technology has become so advanced that a well-defined sound is even possible via the wireless transmission option.”

Note: Product tested as part of a bundle

Translated from the original German.


You can read the full test review (in German) at www.pcgames.de/Technik
Ultima 40 Kombo Power Edition review of Area DVD
CD Receiver KB 62 CR
Ultima 40 Kombo Power Edition review of Area DVD
"With clear and precise imaging and a charismatic presentation, the set caters to the sort of listeners who are looking for more than background music"
Area DVD 23.09.2016
 “The team that Teufel put together, the Kombo 62 receiver and two tower speakers from the Ultima series, harmonize beautifully together. One can’t help but sit up and take notice when playback starts. The Berlin ensemble immediately succeeds in establishing interest in the room with a well-structured, deep and expansive 3-dimensionality.”

"With clear and precise imaging and a charismatic presentation, the set caters to the sort of listeners who are looking for more than background music, those who would rather listen to music consciously and with certain expectations.”

Conclusion

"A clean performance: The Kombo 62 2.0 stereo set has the ability to spontaneously awaken enthusiasm. But even when one [...] gives the set a closer look and listen, the strong performance is to be praised. The receiver looks good, displays excellent workmanship (inside and out) and has very strong levels."

"The Ultima 40 Mk2 was already known to us as a very well made product, and the model we tested here likewise impressed with a homogenous, cultivated and, at the same time, lively sound reproduction as well as a chic look with a high-quality base and pleasantly rounded enclosure edges.”

Translated from the original German.



You can read the full test review (in German) at www.areadvd.de
Ultima 40 Kombo Power Edition review of AV-Magazin
CD Receiver KB 62 CR
Ultima 40 Kombo Power Edition review of AV-Magazin
"The strings were reproduced with full details, while the timpani sounded dynamic, agile and powerful."
AV-Magazin 20.09.2016
"After feeding the CD tray Prokofiev’s "Romeo and Juliett“ by Telarc, it wasn’t long before we were in awe. The Teufel combination goes about its business with a broad, full-bodied and highly dynamic aspect. The strings were reproduced with full details, while the timpani sounded dynamic, agile and powerful. The fantastic singing, as in the movie "Waiting to Exhale,“ was no exception. Whitney Houston and CeCE Winan’s vocals sounded very authentic as the midrange driver reproduced her soulful & exceptional voice neutrally and with extreme plasticity. In the bass range, both Teufel speakers controlled the bass in the listening room which sounded at turns earthy, warm, punchy and powerful. At the end of the day, we were thrilled with the overall acoustic qualities of the Ultima tower speakers that can be recommended completely and without hesitation for music, movies and TV sound.”

Conclusion:

"With the Kombo 62 set, Teufel presents a complete high-performance hi-fi system that expertly strikes a balance between multiple sources, price/performance and sound quality. Thanks to the solid amplifier and loudspeaker technology, the customer truly gets a sensible listening experience at a fair price.”

Note: Product tested as part of a bundle

Translated from the original German.







You can read the full article (in German) at www.av-magazin.de
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Help regarding this product
Do I need the same cable length for all speakers?
In our experience, there is no acoustical difference for different cable lengths for lengths up to 15 metres.
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.
What is the advantage of bi-amping/bi-wiring?
Bi-amping means that the speaker can be operated by two amplifiers at the same time, or by a bi-amping-capable AV receiver. This enables the different chassis (for the treble mid-tone and bass range) to be individually supplied with one signal. Among other things, this could increase the sound performance of a speaker.

Bi-wiring states that the corresponding speaker can be controlled at the same time with two different speaker cables, meaning via separated input sockets for the treble and mid-tone range on one hand, and for the bass range of the frequency switch on the other. This could improve the sound even more. Bi-wiring is the prerequisite for bi-amping.
Mein Kombo 62 CD Receiver speichert keine Digitalradio -Stationen (DAB+) auf den Speichertasten. Woran kann das liegen?
Mögliche Ursache: Geräte-Firmware veraltet.

Lösung: Firmware updaten.

Anleitung Firmware-Update: Bitte besuchen Sie unsere Informationseite mit genauer Anleitung.
Mein Kombo 62 Receiver zeigt im Digitalradio-Betrieb im Display "No Signal" oder „Service Not Available“.
Wahrscheinlichste Ursache: Es besteht am Standort entweder kein oder nur sehr schwacher DAB-Empfang.

Lösung: Überprüfen Sie zunächst auf der DAB+Webseite, ob der DAB-Empfang an ihrem Standort bereits zur Verfügung steht*.

Verändern Sie die Position der Antenne und/oder des Gerätes. Wir empfehlen, ggfs. eine aktive Zimmerantenne oder Außenantenne benutzen.

*Beachten Sie, dass ein Empfang auch in einem theoretisch abgedeckten Gebiet aufgrund bestimmter geografischer Lagen (z.B. Tal- oder Berglagen) nicht immer gewährleistet werden kann.
Ich nutze einen Kombo 62 Receiver. Bei Anschluss eines USB-Speichers erscheint „Not supported“ im Display.
Eine mögliche Ursache ist, dass das Dateiformat des USB-Speichers nicht unterstützt wird.

Lösung: Der Kombo 62 Receiver (KB 62 CR) unterstützt die Dateisysteme FAT16 und FAT32. Benutzen Sie ein USB-Speicher mit einem dieser Formate.
Ich habe eine Kombo 62 Anlage, das Display leuchtet, ich höre aber nichts.
Folgende Punkte können eine Tonwiedergabe verhindern:

Die falsche Quelle ist ausgewählt.

Lösung: Richtige Quelle auswählen (siehe „Quelle wählen“ auf Anleitung Seite 18).

Lautstärke ist zu niedrig eingestellt.

Lösung: Lautstärke erhöhen.

Lautstärke des Zuspielers ist zu niedrig eingestellt.

Lösung: Lautstärke am Zuspieler vorsichtig erhöhen.

Lautsprecherkabel nicht abisoliert.

Lösung: Lautsprecher richtig anschließen (Anleitung Seite 15).
My Bluetooth speaker produces a lesser quality sound with my Windows PC or laptop.
It could be that the speaker is connected as a device with speakerphone function. Please go to: settings menu > devices and printer > BOOMSTER (or other Bluetooth device). Right click on the device and remove the check mark next to the “speakerphone” option.
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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