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Teufel Concept D 500 THX review



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Teufel Concept D 500 THX
  • Teufel Concept D 500 THX
  • Teufel Concept D 500 THX
  • Teufel Concept D 500 THX
  • Teufel Concept D 500 THX
  • Teufel Concept D 500 THX
  • Teufel Concept D 500 THX


Our Score:



  • Great sound quality
  • Solidly built


  • Expensive
  • Bulky
  • Limited inputs

Key Features

  • THX Certified
  • 220W sub woofer
  • 40W per satellite
  • Manufacturer: Teufel
  • Review Price: free/subscription

At £449 the Teufel Concept D THX are definitely at the expensive end of the scale of PC speakers we've tested, and the number of potential buyers for such a high end speaker system intended only for use with a PC probably isn’t that large. Nevertheless, with THX certification and Teufel's strong record of crafting quality audio equipment, it's a price that you could be forgiven for expecting to be justified.

Getting things off to a good start is the build quality, which meets the standards we'd expect from a £449 speaker system. The sub woofer and satellites respectively are solidly constructed, with a real heft to them; the speakers crafted from plastic and the sub from MDF. The satellite speakers come with metal stands and, curiously enough, can be stood in either a portrait or landscape orientation - given their asymmetrical design the latter looks a little odd.

We do, however think that the combination of matt and glossy black gives the Concept D 500 THX speakers the high-end look you'd expect for £449. It's not a groundbreaking colour combination, but it's common for a reason. Uncommon, conversely, is the lack of any covers for the front of the speakers. While we do like the look of exposed drivers, we'd expect to at least have option to give them some extra protection from accidental kicks, the prying fingers of younger family members, or inquisitive pets.

The sheer physical size and weight of the Concept D 500 speakers will be off-putting for some, with the satellites measuring a not inconsiderable 115mm x 29mm x 24mm, the sub woofer an imposing 210mm x 475mm x 455mm and these weighing 1.9kg and 12.9kg respectively. The benefit of this is that the drivers in these speakers are suitably large, the satellites featuring 19mm tweeters handling the high-end and 100mm woofers for the system's mid-range, and the sub woofer boasting a pair of 165mm drivers.


March 29, 2011, 2:27 pm

I think your quoted dimensions for the satellite speakers on page 1 are wrong. 115mm x 29mm x 24mm would make them tiny. You probably mean something like 115mm x 290mm x 240mm.


March 29, 2011, 8:38 pm

Would have been nice to see a photo of them next to a Mac or something for scale.


April 17, 2011, 5:35 pm

Hi Hugo, thanks for this review. I am not much of an audiophile, so this is a good read for me.

May I know how does this Teufel stack up against the M&W MM1 you reviewed last May?

I am more concerned with the music audio quality and the system's ability to deliver distinct, sharp sounds when playing games.

I am using a sound blaster x-fi

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