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Teufel Raumfeld Speaker S review

Tom Morgan
6 May 2012
Our Rating 
Price when reviewed 
330
inc VAT

Small and mighty; these are our preferred Raumfeld speakers

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These speakers are part of Teufel's multi-room audio system. Other products in the range include the Teufel Raumfeld 3CSM and Teufel Raumfeld Connector, plus the Teufel Raumfeld Speaker M.

Like its bigger brother, the Raumfeld Speaker S has a conservative design that doesn’t exactly stand out in a room, even in the white finish seen here. It retains the aluminium finish on its buttons, however, which feel just as sturdy here as they do on the Speaker M.

Teufel Raumfeld Speaker S

It also has the same ports on the rear of the left satellite: an Ethernet port (if you prefer to go the wired route rather than wireless), a USB port for connecting a memory stick or external hard disk, and an analogue RCA auxiliary input. The Wi-Fi antenna is also present, but we’d have preferred an integrated aerial rather than one that sticks out of the back of the speaker.

The integrated amplifier is rated at 50W RMS, and powers the 19mm tweeter and 101mm woofer in each speaker. This is an ample amount for a small room such as a bedroom or study, and is still powerful enough for a medium-sized living room.

Teufel Raumfeld Speaker S

There was a little more room to manoeuvre in terms of volume with the S than there was with the M. We could push the volume past 65% before it became uncomfortable to listen to in close proximity. Quality was still very high, with a great balance between the mid-range and high-end. There was understandably less bass, but still more than enough for us to feel the vibration from our heavier test tracks. Build quality is at the same level as the M, so there was no sign of creaking or distortion from shoddy materials.

The Speaker S is the ideal size for wall-mounting or hiding out of plain sight, but again, the Sonos alternative is cheaper, although less so than the Speaker M. As a stereo pair, the Speaker S is much better value and makes the ideal addition to a variety of room sizes. If you’re going the Raumfeld route, these are the speakers to buy.

Basic Specifications

Rating****
Media Streamer typeaudio streaming device

Audio Compatibility

Audio MP3 playbackYes
Audio WMA playbackNo
Audio WMA-DRM playbackYes
Audio AAC playbackYes
Audio Protected AAC playbackNo
Audio OGG playbackYes
Audio WAV playbackYes
Audio Audible playbackNo
Other audio formatsFLAC

Video Compatibility

Other video formatsnone

Image Compatibility

Image BMP supportNo
Image JPEG supportNo
Image TIFF supportNo

Network Interfaces

Wired network ports1x 10/100
Wireless networking supportYes

AV Interfaces

Minijack line outputs0
Minijack headphone outputs0
Stereo phono outputs0
Coaxial S/PDIF outputs0
Optical S/PDIF outputs0
Total SCART sockets0
HDMI outputs0
Component outputs0
S-video output0
Composite outputs0
Other connectorsUSB

Physical

Size200x140x180mm
Power consumption standby1W
Power consumption on9W

Server Compatibility

Software includednone
UPnPYes
iTunesYes
SlimServerNo
SMBYes

Buying Information

Price£330
Warranty12 years RTB speakers, 2 years RTB electronics
Supplierhttp://www.teufelaudio.co.uk
Detailswww.teufel.eu

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