You've always wanted to know what's behind the terms and designations of the audio world? Then take a look at our audio glossary. Here you will find a short and concise explanation of, for example, bi-amping, bi-wiring, impedance and ohms.
What does stereo mean actually?
In stereo reproduction, at least two sound sources are reproduced in such a way that the listener gets a spatial impression and a stage is built up in front of the listener. To ensure that the sound reproduction of stereo loudspeakers can be technically realised well, stereo recordings have also been made in the studio for several decades. Two microphones record the different signals for each channel. In the recording studio, the differences in running time and the levels are then mixed and adjusted in such a way that the sound source is no longer directly perceptible and the impression is created that the sound originates halfway between the loudspeakers. Experts speak here of the so-called phantom sound source. The result: if the stereo speakers are set up correctly, you will experience the real concert feeling in your home and if you close your eyes, you might think you are standing right in front of the stage.
What are the different types of stereo loudspeakers?
Wir bieten dir folgende Variationen und Varianten hinsichtlich Stereo-Systemen:
- Active Lautsprecher: Lautsprecher mit integriertem Verstärker
- Passive loudspeakers
- 2.1 loudspeaker systems
- Stereo - complete systems (with external amplifier)
- Stereo - bookshelf speakers
Whether you're a fan of large 3-way stereo loudspeakers or you're a fan of small, chic satellite speakers, we have a wide selection of speaker sets and stereo speakers that will enhance your four private walls not only visually but also in terms of sound because we put your sound first. Our range includes variously powerful complete stereo systems for rooms of different sizes. Starting at 10 m², over 25 m² up to 40 m². Depending on your needs, we also offer complete stereo systems with a separate subwoofer or record player. You will also find ready-to-play stereo systems with matching integrated amplifiers. If you want something even more compact, our Teufel streaming speakers, such as the STEREO L and STEREO M with integrated amplifier and app function, are just the thing for you. Especially if you are interested in expanding to a multi-room system. You can find more information about this in our smart speakers. For easy connection to the TV, we recommend our ULTIMA 40 AKTIV with HDMI connection and expansion options to a 4.1 hi-fi system thanks to wireless EFFEKT wireless speakers and the active subwoofers of our T series. For convenient wireless music transmission, Bluetooth is also integrated into all our active speakers.
Which stereo speakers should I use?
Grundlegende Fragen, die dir bei deiner Entscheidung helfen können:
- Passt der vorhandene oder geplante Verstärker zu den geplanten Boxen?
- Ist zu Hause alles vorhanden, um die Boxen in Betrieb zu nehmen?
- Benötigst du weiteres Zubehör, Geräte, Erweiterungen oder Kabel für dein ideales Audio-Setup?
- Stehen die Lautsprecher in einer Altbauwohnung oder in einem Neubau (Verwendetes Material, Bodenbeschaffenheit etc.)?
- Welches Mobiliar befindet sich in dem Raum? Passen die Boxen optisch dazu?
- Suchst du kabellose Bluetooth loudspeakers oder Smart Home-fähige Lautsprecher?
- Möchtest du dir langfristig ein home cinema systems aufbauen bzw. das System später erweitern?
If you like it powerful and massive, you will not get around good floor-standing speakers for the TV or music corner. For stereo sound, it is important that both speakers form a homogeneous sound team, which is why floor-standing systems are best recommended for home use. When both speakers are optimally arranged, the sound image results in a coherent, clean sound regardless of the volume or the sound source. Music and sound reproduction is particularly detailed and powerful with 3-way speakers, as these are capable of reproducing the entire frequency range. With smaller speakers, such as bookshelf speakers, the speakers can reproduce low tones, but do not reach subwoofer level. With small micro speakers, such as our CONSONO or CUBYCON speakers, you even need an active subwoofer to reproduce the complete sound spectrum. You can also distinguish between passive speakers and active speakers. When using passive speakers, you need a separate amplifier that supplies the necessary power to operate your speaker boxes. How many watts of output power the amplifier should have (measured in RMS or sine) depends on the continuous power handling and the impedance (resistance measured in ohms) of the speakers.
You will find these values with our speakers under the technical data or in the operating instructions. Of course, we also offer stereo systems with amplifiers as a set. compact systems of the KOMBO series, you have the additional advantage that the amplifier has a headphone output and a phono input, so you can also use record players without a preamplifier. Dual record players also offer models with an integrated preamplifier, so that you can connect them directly to the AUX input. We also offer smaller, coordinated loudspeaker systems ( compct systemsn) so that you don't have to do any tedious research or pay attention to any technical data. With active loudspeakers, in contrast to passive loudspeakers, the amplifier is already integrated into the speaker and therefore no additional device is necessary for the set-up. Another advantage of our active speakers is the connection options. Each of our active speakers has a separate AUX input and selected models, such as the ULTIMA 40 AKTIV, also have an HDMI ARC connection for the TV, as well as a Toslink connection for connecting your computer's sound card. In addition, Bluetooth is integrated as standard in all our active stereo speakers, and for wireless music streaming via WIFI you can use smart speakers such as the compact HOLISTEN, which can be operated via an app on your smartphone or voice control with Amazon Alexa. For stable Bluetooth connections, we have also made sure that all Bluetooth speakers support at least the 4.0 standard.
You can find detailed information about your product request on our product pages or in our Support Centre. And if there's anything else you need to know, our advisors will help you in the Teufel stores or on the phone.
How do I set up a stereo speaker correctly?
Setting up stereo speakers correctly is relatively easy. All you have to do is observe the so-called stereo triangle and, in the case of a shelf or micro speakers, the set-up height. Of course, you don't have to pay attention to the height of floor-standing or column speakers because they are already at the perfect height. As a rule of thumb, the distance between the front speakers and the seating position should be about the same. At best, each angle in the stereo triangle should be 60 degrees. If you use smaller speakers or bookshelf speakers, you should position them at a height of about 1.50 m or at ear level of your final seating position.