Maximum PC-Surround: Teufel Concept E 400 – The most impressive 5.1 multimedia set in the world

9. April 2009 1 Von ramses77

Lautsprecher TeufelWe set our developers with an extremely challenging task with the Concept E 400: to develop the most powerful multimedia PC speaker set. That was difficult enough. But it also had to have an affordable, realistic Teufel price. That was really difficult. But they managed it. The result proudly bears the name Concept E 400 and rounds off the Teufel Concept E portfolio as the high-end model.


The centre of this genuine sound monster is the impressive CE 400 SW subwoofer. Its 600 watt amplifier provides more than enough performance on six channels to emit brute volume sound throughout living rooms of 30 m². The slim yet very voluminous casing (63 litres) accommodates a stately 300 mm bass speaker mounted on the side. This size is usually found in full-blown home cinema systems in the 1,000 euro price class! Teufel offers this material expenditure for less than 400 euros – in the multimedia category!
The result of this luxurious configuration is a bass that deeply and precisely portrays the entire range of cinema effects, game surprises and music beats. The 32 Hz lower limit frequency is no chicken feed. You don’t just hear the bass, you also feel it …


This super woofer is complemented by five perfect high-performance satellites in two-way technology which deliver harmonious, versatile performance from their 9 x 12.5 cm casings featuring 80 mm mid-tone speakers and 19 mm tweeters. It’s also thanks to the small details, such as the curved front (= better sound radiation) or the “floating” grid (= minimises the edge reflections).
Just like its smaller series colleagues, the Concept E 400 is primarily designed to be connected directly to the sound card outputs of the computer. But other analogue sources are equally suitable: DVD players, CD portables, MP3 players, iPod docks, TV sets, games consoles, radio transmission systems, etc …


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In view of its level of performance, it can also make up a formidable duo with the additionally available Decoderstation 5 – the perfect multimedia sound machine for the living room. Whether alone or as a duet – the Concept E 400 lets you experience multimedia sound on a hitherto unrivalled quality level.

Test and Technical Data – Teufel Concept E 400



The compact CE 20 FCR satellite represents the current highpoint in the development of powerful multimedia speakers at Teufel.
Despite being small in size, the micro speaker plays back all medium and high frequencies comprehensively, clearlyand powerfully. The 9 x 12.5 cm casing behind a removable, floating mounted grid has a full-grown two-way system with 80 mm mid-tone speaker and 19 mm tweeter; an extremely finely tuned frequency switch ensures the harmonic interplay of these components. The curved front provides better sound radiation than conventional constructions.
An exceptionally linear frequency response is achieved in conjunction with the active filtering of the subwoofer’s six-channel amplifier, marking new standards in the field of multimedia speakers.
The CE 20 FCR includes a matching table stand, but it can also be attached to the wall and swivelled horizontally/vertically using the optional Shortlock wall bracket. Attaching the speaker to the separately available M 50 P stand allows it to be placed freely in the room.

Test and Technical Data – Teufel Concept E 400


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The high performance of the Concept E 400 SW may redefine the field of multimedia subwoofers. Because there’s no more to more.
The 5.1 amplifier distributes the 600 watt maximum performance to six channels. And 225 watts of those are allocated just for the bass in the 63 litre reflex casing. This makes sense, because an imposing 300 mm chassis lays waiting for an ample power supply to allow it to mercilessly play out its advantages: 32 Hz lower limit frequency, xx watt maximum level – while remaining clean, precise and free from noise.
Three illuminated regulators on the front enable direct control of the total volume, bass proportion and the On/Standby operating mode. The power consumption in the standby mode here remains a modest 2 watt.




  • Absolute top class 5.1 multimedia speakers
  • Subwoofer with 600 watt maximum performance
  • 300 mm bass speaker in bass reflex casing
  • Five identical satellites in two-way technology
  • Recommended for rooms up to 30 m²