Recommendation for Hardware: AV Receiver
There's no doubt about it: the loudspeakers of a stereo or home cinema system overwhelmingly contribute to the overall sound quality for the entire system. The best and most expensive amplifier won't matter one bit if the speakers can't accurately reproduce the audio signals they receive.
Which home cinema receivers are the best to use with our products?
That being said, a high-end loudspeaker system can't live up to its full potential if the corresponding electronics aren't up to par.
Our overview should give you a basic orientation as to which A/V receivers are the best match for our various loudspeaker systems.
If the room in which you keep your loudspeakers is small or if it is not possible for you to indulge in loud volumes, you can always opt for an AV Receiver from the next-smaller category.
These Receiver speaker combinations are not tested by Teufel - a perfect harmony can't be guaranteed. This list is a preselection process as to which receiver is in the appropriate class for your respective speakers.
These receivers cannot be purchased through Teufel! Please refer to the appropriate manufacturer or reseller sites.
|Teufel system||A/V receiver/amplifier|
| Columa 100 Mk2
Columa 100 Mk2 PE
Consono 25 Mk2
Consono 25 Mk3
Consono 35 Mk2
Consono 35 Mk3
|Price class: € 150 to € 400
Columa 300 Mk2
Viton 51 Mk2
Viton 71 Mk2 (7.1 A/V receiver required)
Theater 100 Mk3
Theater 400 Mk2
LT 2 Mk2
LT 3 PE
Price class: € 400 to € 800
Theater 200 Mk3
Ultima 40 Surround
Theater 500 Mk2
Theater 4 Hybrid
Theater 6 Hybrid
System 4 THX
System 5 THX Select
System 5 THX Select 2
System 7 THX Select 2
Price class: € 800 to € 2.000
System 8 THX Ultra 2
System 10 THX Ultra 2
Price class: € 2.000 upwards
Ideally with THX Ultra2 certification, for example:
* Can be used with the RearStation 4 or wireless sets.
** These A/V receivers only have pre-outs for the rear and centre channels. This means that only these channels can be powered with the RearStation 4.
° Two subwoofer outputs
If your A/V receiver doesn't have pre-outs, you can use our Level Converter AC 5011 AP. This converts loudspeaker high-level signals into a stereo format.
If you choose a 7.1 sound system, don't forget to check if the A/V receiver you want to buy is 7.1-enabled.
The prices given can change. The above chart is only intended as a general guide. For in-depth information, please refer to the manufacturers' websites and be aware that product portfolios can change rapidly.
Last update: February 2014