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Teufel Impaq 3000 review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £619
inc VAT

Powerful sound from this mid-range home cinema all-in-one, but the Blu-ray receiver is missing features we would expect at this price.

If you don’t have the space for a dedicated audio amplifier, an all-in-one system could be the ideal way to upgrade your home cinema setup. Teufel’s Impaq 3000 set includes a 5.1 speaker system and a Blu-ray player that doubles as a 600W amp.

Teufel Impaq 3000 Front 1

The Teufel brand isn’t normally associated with Blu-ray playback, but the Impaq 3000’s player looks great and has many of the features we would expect from a high-end player. As well as BD-Live support and 1080p upscaling, a front-mounted USB port lets you attach an external hard disk to play multimedia content. Both DivX and XviD are supported and we had no trouble playing MKV files. An FM radio is another useful addition, although we would have preferred DAB. The only obvious omission is 3D support, which will dissuade anyone that’s recently invested in a 3DTV. There’s also no support for internet video services.

Around the back of the receiver are a number of input and output connections. As well as coaxial and optical S/PDIF inputs, three stereo RCA and 3.5mm audio out, there are also spring terminal connections for the included 5.1 speaker system. There are fewer ways to connect video devices, but component HD and a single HDMI output will cover all HD TVs. Two HDMI inputs also allow you to attach a games console or PVR to the receiver, in order to use the speaker system for more than just movies.

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Price £619
Rating ***


HDMI inputs 2
HDMI outputs 1
Component inputs 0
Component outputs 1
Output resolutions 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Total SCART sockets 0
SCART socket type N/A
S-Video input 0
S-video output 0
Composite inputs 0
Composite outputs 1
Stereo phono inputs 3
Stereo phono outputs 1
Coaxial S/PDIF inputs 1
Coaxial S/PDIF outputs 0
Optical S/PDIF inputs 1
Optical S/PDIF outputs 0
Multi-channel input yes
Headphone output 3.5mm
Speaker configuration 5.1
Main unit end speaker connection type spring terminals
Speaker end speaker connection type spring terminals
Other connections Ethernet, USB
Wired network ports 1x 10/100
Wireless networking support none


Surround sound formats Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic ll, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD HRA, DTS-HD MA Essential
Optical drive yes
Supported playback disc formats CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, Blu-ray
Audio format support MP3, WAV, WMA
Video playback formats DivX, XviD, WMV, MP4
Image viewing formats JPEG
Radio FM


Speaker configuration 5.1
RMS power output 450W
RMS power centre 60W
RMS power front 120W
RMS power surround 120W
RMS power subwoofer 150W
Wall mountable yes
Centre speaker cable length 2.0m
Front speaker cable length 3.0m
Surround speaker cable length 5.0m


Extras remote control, AV cable, stand
Size 360x430x74mmmm
Subwoofer dimensions 240x365x420mmmm
Centre speaker dimensions 200x98x90mmmm
Front speaker dimensions 90x98x200mmmm
Surround speaker dimensions 90x98x200mmmm
Power consumption standby 1W
Power consumption on 45W

Buying Information

Price £619
Warranty 12 years RTB speakers, 2 years RTB electronics