- High-end stereo speaker with exceptionally precise playback & excellent bass performance
- 3 long-throw drivers with carbon fibre membranes deliver superior impulse fidelity & dynamics
- Patented Synchronized Coaxial Acoustics for excellent dispersion and imaging accuracy
- Works with any standard amplifier or A/V receiver with 40 watts per channel
- A large total surface allows the woofers to create a rich, deep bass
- Comes with 8 premium spikes, a 15 m speaker cable and banana plugs
- Features an elegantly lacquered enclosures in anthracite or white
One-of-a-kind: Patented Sychronized Coaxial AcousticsOver two years of intense development went into the special flat membrane coax drivers used in the Definion 3. The result was Teufel's patented SCA (Sychronized Coaxial Acoustics) technology that operates as a near-perfect point sound source for reduced differences in propagation times between the mid and upper frequencies.
SCA technology fuses the tweeter and midrange driver into a single component ensuring that all frequencies reach the listener’s ear at the same time for playback so realistic, it resembles a live concert.
The use of flat membranes make it possible to position the tweeter in the centre of the midrange driver without disrupting its ability to radiate sound. There is another key advantage to using a coaxial driver unit: The sound waves begin their journey from the exact same starting point. This means that, unlike conventional drivers, disruptive interference and differences in propagation times are avoided. The result is highly precise, true-to-source playback with excellent detail fidelity.
The SCA driver was first employed in the largest model in the Definion series, the Definion 5, and has received many prizes and commendations for its sound quality.
High performance components: The triple bass principle with wok wooferIn order to match the agility of the SCA driver, the Definion 3 was equipped with specially developed bass drivers made from carbon-fibre reinforced synthetics. Instead of a single large bass driver, the Definion 3 makes use of three wok woofers with a diameter of 16.5 cm each. The absence of a centrally placed dust cap on the wok woofers gives them their perfectly concave shape. It also makes the woofers lighter and allows them to move with more precision for greater impulse fidelity. This construction gives the Definion 3 a unique combination of a slender, sleek cabinet and extremely deep and punchy bass.
Linear, neutral and balanced playbackAn additional advantage to the use of carbon membrane woofers is that they were designed for an unbelievably broad frequency range. In this way, sound in the lower range perfectly segues to the midrange as the well-configured crossover transitions playback to the Definion's SCA drivers.
This harmonious process results in an extremely linear frequency response for even sound reproduction across all registers with a special emphasis on powerful bass performance for playing back electronic music with the requisite fun factor.
Designed for the ears as well as the eyesThe use of three smaller woofers made it possible to endow the Definion 3 with a slender form. No longer do high-end loudspeaker need to declare their presence with cumbersome enclosures and ostentatious designs. Today's high-end loudspeakers are defined by their sound. The Definion 3’s sleek design makes it easy to position the speakers in most rooms, and yet the elegantly contrasting anthracite and white lacquered wooden cabinets accented with metal elements make these speakers design elements in their own right.
The shape of the sturdy and well-reinforced cabinet tapers towards the back. This not only results in a very graceful form - it also reduces resonances and reflections within the cabinet.
Each 25 kg wooden bass reflex enclosure rests on a sturdy metal base. It’s even possible to raise the base and decouple it from the floor with four separately available spikes.
Can be expanded with a Definion surround setA surround sound extension set for the Definion 3 is planned for late 2015. The set will comprise a centre speaker, subwoofer and rear channel speakers for the thrilling and immersive reproduction of film soundtracks to compliment the Definion 3’s excellent stereo sound.
The Definion 3’s smooth and even impedance and 86 dB efficiency rating make it an uncomplicated partner for a variety of stereo amplifiers. Still, the better the amplifier, the better the Definion 3’s performance will be. The top of our line, this is a speaker that rises to every challenge.
8 week at-home trialAside from the Teufel Raumfeld Flagshipstore in Berlin, Teufel exclusively offers its loudspeakers for sale online. One reason for this is that it allows us to offer the best audio at the lowest prices. The other reason is the conviction that the only way to decide if a speaker is truly right for you is to listen to it within the four walls of your own home. We give everyone the opportunity to do this for up to 8 weeks without obligation followed by a 12 year guarantee should they decide to keep the system.
For a limited time only: A high-end cable set (15 m, 4 mm²), 8 spikes and banana plugs included with delivery.
Floor Speaker DEF 3 F
Floor Speaker DEF 3 F
High-end stereo loudspeaker with extraordinarily precise playback and strong bass performance. The Definion 3 offers the same advanced audio technology as Teufel’s premier high-end model, the Definion 5, at a markedly lower price.
|Continuous power handling (IEC - Long Term)||140 Watt|
|Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term)||200 Watt|
|Sensitivity (2.83 V / 1 m)||86 dB|
|Minimum amplifier output power recommended||50 Watt|
|Maximum sound pressure level||105 dB/1m|
|Impedance||4 - 8 Ohm|
|Frequency range from/to||48 - 22000 Hz|
|Crossover frequency internal switch||400 / 3600 Hz|
|Tweeter (number per enclosure)||1|
|Tweeter (diameter)||25.00 mm|
|Tweeter (material)||Fabric dome tweeter, coated|
|Midrange driver (number per enclosure)||1|
|Midrange driver (diameter)||105.00 mm|
|Midrange driver (material)||Hexacone/Kevlar sandwich membrane|
|Bass/Midrange driver (diameter)||160.00 mm|
|Woofer (number per enclosure)||3|
|Woofer (diameter)||160.00 mm|
|Woofer (material)||Aluminium/paper fibre sandwich membrane|
|Enclosure type||Bass reflex|
|Equalisation openings (pos.)||Bottom|
|Net internal volume||37 Litres|
|Terminal clamps||Pole terminals|
|Suitable for banana plug||Yes|
|Maximum cable diameter||6.00 mm|
|Suitable for AV receiver||Yes|
|Miscellaneous||Depth including pole terminals: 43 cm|
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Read"Unlike its big sister with the number five, our test model – the new Definion 3 – doesn’t come with any extra trimmings. Instead, it appears to be cast from a single mold from the seam behind the front plate to the recessed pedestal. The perfect lacquering shows absolutely no imperfections and there is not a single disruptive edge to be found along the entire cabinet.”
"Those who love piano and acoustic guitar will be as positively surprised as fans of heavy guitar riffs“
"The Definion 3 quickly captivates listeners with a pleasantly warm foundational tone and holds them fast. The well-defined bass isn’t lacking power and, while relatively strongly represented, isn’t excessively pronounced. The loudspeaker is equally at home with an orchestra‘s well-defined upright bass as it is with funky slap bass a la Mark King. And instruments with strong transients like bass drums don’t need to fight against flatter sounds, but are able to separate themselves well.
A slight depression in the midbass range takes a bit of the thrust away from the sound; it does, however, ensure the good execution of the upper ranges. The tidy fundament is what gives the Definion its warm character. The midrange mostly plays in a linear fashion without drawing attention to itself. In this, the flat membrane does a good job and exhibits an impressively responsive character. Those who love piano and acoustic guitar will be as positively surprised as fans of heavy guitar riffs. The presence range and treble were also played back to our complete satisfaction. The Teufel doesn’t clamor for attention here, but rather successfully defends its claim to clarity and definition. Details were presented openly – each in its proper place.”
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Read"The Definion 3 delivers 60 Hz at top levels in the deep bass range [...]. In the listening test, the Definion 3 displayed the advantages of its coaxial drivers as vocals and instruments were enthrallingly and tangibly reproduced. In terms of spatial localisation and the precise positioning of sound elements in the listening room, the coax system is definitely a step ahead. Even complex audio like Zapp Mama is played back with excellent definition, plenty of timbre and agile dynamics. In addition, the Definion can also bring forth passionate and lively performances – snare drums explode with unbridled dynamics and rolls on the toms are precisely localised as if a drum set were sitting in the room. Bass and bass drums are powerfully and precisely reproduced and, in spite of a slight overemphasis of the foundational tone, the Definion 3’s overall performance is always pleasant and a lot of fun to listen to.”
"In terms of spatial localisation and the precise positioning of sound elements in the listening room, the coax system is definitely a step ahead."
"Thanks to the identical coax tweeter/midrange driver, the Definion 3 makes a very good impression with an impressive 3-dimensionality and enthusiastic sound and thereby makes a place for itself in the successful Definion series. Teufel consistently adopted the coax driver technology from the flagship model and makes a good impression when it comes to the quality of construction and surprisingly few tradeoffs compared to its expensive sister model.”
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Read"Booming was foreign to the Definion 3’s strikingly precise bass playback and even ridiculously fast pulse sequences in the listening test remained finely and cleanly separated. In general, the Teufel made itself known as the Master of Precision with a convincingly homogenous integration of all parts so that no area of the frequency range covers the other. With great transparency, it remained far from exaggeration and sounded very sensitive even at low volumes and shone with an exceptionally multi-faceted soundstage. Exactly that which one can expect from a good coaxial driver.”
"In general, the Teufel made itself known as the Master of Precision with a convincingly homogenous integration of all parts so that no area of the frequency range covers the other."
"The lack of costly and exotic materials as well as complication crossovers did not in any way place Teufel’s Definion 3 at a disadvantage. The columns [...] sound very lively and well balanced. The 3-dimensionality is pronounced, the detail fidelity high making the listening experience very pleasant. So much image density and power is seldom found in this price class.”
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Read"Without question, these are extremely attractive loudspeakers.“
"With this performance, it doesn’t even remotely aim at the less discriminating, but clearly at serious music listeners.”
"The new Portico album ‘Living Fields’ was scarcly on the turn table when astonishment filled the listening room. This might be because expectations tended towards spectacular bass playback and a lightly emphasized treble range for the sake of transparency. The Definion 3 allowed neither of which to be attributed to it. It plays with sensational neutrality from the very first moment and, with the title track, this meant brutally. With this performance, it doesn’t even remotely aim at the less discriminating, but clearly at serious music listeners.”
"[The] as-if-cast-from-a-single-mould playback should not be underemphasized as it is the precondition for being able to listen to music for a couple of hours without being completely exhausted afterwards. With the soundtrack to ‘Local Hero’ composed by Mark Knopfler, a solid impression of the sound was reinforced. In spite of its high degree of plasticity, the 'Wild Theme' positively sparkled. While all details from guitars and even electronic instruments were included, the Definion 3 didn’t lose track of the big picture – wonderful!”
“Due to the sum of its qualities, the Definion 3 clearly earned a i-fidelity.net ‘highlight’ distinction.”
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Read"Just how far into the room the Definion 3 is able to place the musical action and then disappear behind it becomes immediately apparent. The seamless deployment of punchy kick from the perfectly mastered drums at proper pressure levels is nearly frightening, the presentation has that much attack. The occasional complexly interwoven and seemingly multi-layered melody structures of the psychedelic and post punk rock band from New York City is harmoniously distributed and the last details can be transparently heard-through [...].“
"The seamless deployment of punchy kick from the perfectly mastered drums at proper pressure levels is nearly frightening, the presentation has that much attack."
"The combination of vigor, depth and precision in the Teufel Definion 3’s bass range can’t be taken for granted in even this already quite discriminating price segment.“
“In addition, the tonal balance of the three frequency bands – bass, middle and treble – is very well executed.”
"With unbelievably precise tact, ‘Inhaler’ is reproduced and experiences absolutely no problem with big level jumps (loud – soft – loud). Utterly sudden ‘electronic thunderstorms’ are created with immediate jaggedness and threatening aspect [...].“
"The overall very balanced tuning with which the slender columns perform - exquisitely, nimbly and accompanied by powerful bass that is never overbearing in spite of the considerable membrane surface area - makes every style of music, but especially soulful blues and rock, a lot of fun to listen to.
In principle, the Teufel Definion 3 is a very temperamental speaker that – together with a suitable amplifier – plays back all precision sounds thrillingly and with passion. Although a decent efficiency level and good-natured impedance response doesn’t present a fundamental problem with any amp, the speakers reveal their true greatness with more powerful models. There is nothing to fear from their size: Even rooms just under 20 square meters won’t be acoustically trampled to the ground. Thanks to a ‘downfire’ bass reflex vent (it breathes down, not to the back or front), the ‘Definion 3’ is also easy to place. A technologically sophisticated and tonally persuasive statement [...].“
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