REVIEW: Teufel Concept D 500 THX PC speakers

PC speakers come in many shapes, sizes and price brackets. While most of the time we'll be happy to sift through our iTunes catalogue with a respectably priced and spec'ed set of desktop noise makers, the audiophile in everyone sometimes wants a little bit more class to go along with those lossless tracks. Enter then the Teufel Concept D 500 THX PC speakers; massive in both physical size and pricing and packing THX certification, does more dough equate to more sonic bang for your buck?

Teufel iPod dock alarm clock radio

European loudspeaker firm Teufel is to introduce, the iTeufel Radio – a portable FM/AM radio, alarm clock and iPod dock rolled into one. Reminiscent of an old wireless with its wood finish, the iPod charges while docked and the alarm can be set with a tone or station chosen by you. A remote control enables you to control functions and sound from the comfort of your sofa or bed.

Teufel unveils Concept E Magnum Power Edition 5.1 Speaker Set


Here’s a new home cinema speaker setup from Teufel. It’s designed for computers and consoles, though it takes phono inputs, so you’ll need some conversion cables. It consists of a subwoofer, centre speaker, and four satellites, and can pump out a rather loud 450 watts.

There are two colour options – midnight black and matt silver – and it comes with an infrered remote for volume control, but the best feature of this setup is that it’s only £160 (€189). That’s bargaintastic for a full on 5.1 surround system. It won’t be the highest-fi system you’ve ever heard, but for pumping out Halo, Mario Kart, World of Warcraft, or a DVD in full surround, I couldn’t think of a finer device.


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