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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.