How often do companies really listen to their customer’s feedback? Well, Teufel invited responses to their current lineup of soundbars and have acted on a clear call for plenty of bass in TV audio products – but without a subwoofer. Enter the Cinebar Ultima and Cinedeck.
Teufel, one of Germany’s largest manufacturers of audio products, has plenty of soundbar solutions but many of them, such as the Cinebar 52 THX or Cinebar Pro, come with a subwoofer. This is great for the half of the survey respondents that want a separate sub for their low-end oomph but is not what the other half, who clearly state that they want low end but without an additional black box, is looking for.
Taking all this on board, Teufel has added the Cinebar Ultima and Cinedeck soundbars to their lineup to cater to this side of the consumer spectrum.
Both devices forego the requirement of an additional subwoofer, by using internal bass drivers which produce a neighbor-friendly bass response down to 50Hz. However, should the desire for just a little more bass power or a move to a larger space ever feature in your future thinking, then the option exists to add a wireless sub, as well as additional wireless rear speakers such as Teufels’s Effekt range – thus covering all options going forward.
Both the Cinebar Ultima and Cinedeck also employ Teufel’s Dynamore Ultra technology which widens the audio horizontally in conjunction with side-firing drivers to create an enveloping surround sound.
There’s also plenty of connectivity with both devices featuring HDMI with ARC and HDCP 2.2, Bluetooth, optical digital input and stereo cinch connections.
Overview of features:
- Teufel presents the new TV sound systems CINEBAR ULTIMA and CINEDECK
- both systems have internal bass drivers and do not require an external subwoofer
- Connections: HDMI with ARC and HDCP 2.2, Bluetooth, optical digital input and stereo cinch
- Dynamore Ultra with side-radiating loudspeakers for enveloping surround sound
- For more bass power and larger rooms, expandable with wireless subwoofers
- Expandable with wireless rear speakers EFFEKT for true surround sound
- CINEBAR ULTIMA now available for £629.99 Euro in black or white
- CINEDECK now available for £549.99 Euro in Black or White
Big bass, but no subwoofer
Classic soundbars, just like home cinema systems, often rely on a subwoofer to provide the bass, which always delivers on sound. However, these heavy sounds are often beat the bass into the floor, which can be troublesome when you have neighbors to consider. Teufel’s new sound systems create a bass from the soundbar, producing low levels of 50Hz. Meaning you can enjoy a quality bass without being a bother to your neighbors.
Teufel’s Ultima speaker series now sees the Cinebar Ultima join it as the only soundbar in the range and thus shares various design cues such as the wooden casing and iconic copper-colored woofers, which can be on the permanent show since the magnetic fabric covers are removable. The Cinebar Ultima contains six speakers – four 3.5-inch full-range drivers and two oval bass drivers (8 x 4 inch). Two of the full-range drivers are located on the sides of the soundbar to make full use of Teufels’ Dynamore Ultra surround technology.
Providing a space-saving alternative to the Cinebar Ultima (and other Teufel soundbars) is the Cinedeck which can be placed directly underneath the TV.
The low profile of the Cinedeck means that smaller sized speakers are used and the full complement includes seven full-range drivers and two 5.25-inch woofers that point downwards. Five of the full-range loudspeakers face the front – two each for the left and right channel and one as a dedicated center for optimum dialogue intelligibility. The remaining two drivers are built into the sides of the unit to deliver surround sound via Dynamore Ultra.