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Teufel Consono 25 review



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Buying a speaker system like the EMP Tek Impression or the Acoustic Energy Neo V2 with their large floorstanding towers is the home cinema dream, but for those with limited living room space and an even more limited budget it’s never likely to become a reality. If that’s the case, then there are plenty of low-cost compact speaker systems out there aiming to deliver a decent surround sound experience without taking up half of your lounge.

Berlin-based manufacturer Teufel offers a wide selection of these space-saving compact systems, including three new models in its entry-level Consono range. The Consono 25 under the spotlight here is the midrange offering, sandwiched between the £139 Consono 15 and the £259 Consono 35. The difference between the three is their size and the drivers inside the satellites – Consono 15’s are 9cm-high cube sats, containing a single bass/midrange driver, while the Consono 35’s 20cm-high satellites feature two midrange drivers and a tweeter.

Consono 25’s sats unsurprisingly fall in between, standing 12.5cm tall and sporting a single midrange driver and a tweeter. It’s aimed at buyers who feel they’ve graduated from the basic sound offered by their TV speakers, but need greater subtlety and clearer high-frequency reproduction than the Consono 15 can provide. This range has all bases covered and demonstrates that your options needn’t be limited just because you’re on a tight budget.


January 24, 2011, 6:04 pm

Thanks for the review, I was considering these but have decided against it as I don't really want to get a surround system until I can afford a "proper" one. Does nobody make active stereo speakers any more? I am looking to upgrade the sound on my TV, but my options all seem to start with buying an amp/receiver. I'm on a budget and would really much rather just buy active speakers. I can't see any reviewed here (perhaps I'm not looking hard enough). Would appreciate any thoughts on this and sorry for going OT, cheers.


January 24, 2011, 8:42 pm

I think active stereo ones are usually aimed at the PC market, e.g. Creative Gigaworks T20 and T40 and no doubt logitech have similar offerings.

Alternatively I think Teuful and Onkyo do speakers systems with the amp built into the sub if that's any good to you.

Martin Daler

January 24, 2011, 9:53 pm

Might this be what you are looking for?



January 25, 2011, 4:43 pm

mistrip; Martin Daler: Many thanks for the suggestions! I will hijack this thread no more :)

Danny P

January 25, 2011, 10:03 pm

@MrGodfrey: Or try these - http://www.trustedreviews.com/...


January 29, 2011, 7:46 am

I wonder if reviewers live on the same planet as the rest of us - the E400 is listed at nearly £450!

I tried to solve MrGodfrey's problem with an Orbitsound T12 soundbar, "version one" bought at half-price from eBay when Orbitsound brought out a new version of it. "Spatial sound" rather than stereo, and the subwoofer is too thick and heavy (sonically). Other brands do soundbars, which do improve the sound from flat panel TVs. I've seen great reviews of the Onkyo HDX 2.1 (upgradable to 5.1) but it's double what I got the Orbitsound for, and the latter solved my space problem too.

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