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Teufel Raumfeld Speaker M review

Tom Morgan
6 May 2012
Our Rating 
Price when reviewed 
500
inc VAT

Very powerful speakers that would suit a large room, but they’re expensive

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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 S.

As Teufel’s mid-range wireless speaker, the Raumfeld Speaker M is best used to add streaming audio to a second room. Each satellite has a 130mm woofer and a 25mm tweeter, and is powered by an integrated 120W amplifier in the left speaker. This is more than enough for a medium-sized room, but you may already have a more powerful speaker system in your living room as part of a home cinema setup. If so, the Teufel Raumfeld Connector may be a better choice.

Teufel Raumfeld Speaker M

Even so, we found that we rarely had to push the volume past 50 per cent because the pair is incredibly loud. We were impressed with the amount of bass, even without a dedicated subwoofer, and the mid-range sounded clear. The high-end sounded a little too crisp when we listened to low-bandwidth internet radio, but there were no such problems with lossless files. Unlike other streamers which are single units, the two speakers create accurate stereo separation that’s as flexible as the space in your room.

The rectangular satellites aren’t going to win any design awards, but they still look gorgeous, with the grey speaker shields in place or without. We particularly liked the aluminium detailing on the lower edge, including the volume dial and power button.

Teufel Raumfeld Speaker M

The left satellite is actively powered, and contains the Wi-Fi antenna, analogue RCA auxiliary input, Ethernet and USB ports. Like the other components in the range, you can connect a memory stick or external hard disk and access it using the Raumfeld Controller.

If you own a high-end speaker system already, the Raumfeld Speaker M isn’t going to give it a run for its money. It also seems a little overkill for a small bedroom or office, but there’s no doubting its acoustic ability. The Sonos alternative is over £150 cheaper, however, so we aren’t convinced of its value for money.

Basic Specifications

Rating***
Media Streamer typeaudio streaming device

Audio Compatibility

Audio MP3 playbackYes
Audio WMA playbackYes
Audio WMA-DRM playbackNo
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

Size285x172x190mm
Power consumption standby1W
Power consumption on19W

Server Compatibility

Software includednone
UPnPYes
iTunesYes
SlimServerNo
SMBYes

Buying Information

Price£500
Warranty12 years RTB speakers, 2 years RTB electronics
Supplierhttp://www.teufelaudio.co.uk
Detailswww.teufel.eu

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