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Definion 3 - Set - white mit Extra

Why we love this product

Using the same audio technology pioneered by Teufel’s premier high-end model, the Definion 5, the Definion 3 offers superior sound at an affordable price.

Key advantages at a glance

  • High-end stereo speaker with exceptionally precise playback & excellent bass performance
  • 3 long-throw drivers with carbon fibre membranes deliver superior impulse fidelity & dynamics
  • Patented SCA coaxial chassis for excellent spatiality & dispersion
  • Works with any standard amplifier or A/V receiver with 40 watts per channel
  • A large total surface allows the woofers to create a rich, deep bass
  • Comes with 8 premium spikes, a 15 m speaker cable and banana plugs
  • Features an elegantly lacquered enclosures in anthracite or white
Logo - likehifi.de
"Those who love piano and acoustic guitar will be as positively surprised as fans of heavy guitar riffs“
www.likehifi.de 08.07.2015
"Unlike its big sister with the number five, our test model – the new Definion 3 – doesn’t come with any extra trimmings. Instead, it appears to be cast from a single mold from the seam behind the front plate to the recessed pedestal. The perfect lacquering shows absolutely no imperfections and there is not a single disruptive edge to be found along the entire cabinet.”

"The Definion 3 quickly captivates listeners with a pleasantly warm foundational tone and holds them fast. The well-defined bass isn’t lacking power and, while relatively strongly represented, isn’t excessively pronounced. The loudspeaker is equally at home with an orchestra‘s well-defined upright bass as it is with funky slap bass a la Mark King. And instruments with strong transients like bass drums don’t need to fight against flatter sounds, but are able to separate themselves well. 
 
A slight depression in the midbass range takes a bit of the thrust away from the sound; it does, however, ensure the good execution of the upper ranges. The tidy fundament is what gives the Definion its warm character. The midrange mostly plays in a linear fashion without drawing attention to itself. In this, the flat membrane does a good job and exhibits an impressively responsive character. Those who love piano and acoustic guitar will be as positively surprised as fans of heavy guitar riffs. The presence range and treble were also played back to our complete satisfaction. The Teufel doesn’t clamor for attention here, but rather successfully defends its claim to clarity and definition. Details were presented openly – each in its proper place.”

(4.84 of 5 out of 69)
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SCA technology developed at Teufel’s Berlin headquarters

Over two years of intense development went into the special flat membrane coax drivers used in the Definion 3. The result was Teufel's patented SCA (Sychronized Coaxial Acoustics) technology that operates as a near-perfect point sound source for reduced differences in propagation times between the mid and upper frequencies.

SCA technology fuses the tweeter and midrange driver into a single component ensuring that all frequencies reach the listener’s ear at the same time for playback so realistic, it resembles a live concert.

Experience the following benefits:

  • All acoustic events are experienced as coming from individual sound sources for a highly realistic effect
  • The even dispersion of sound means that everyone in the room share the same exceptional sound experience
  • The flat membrane of the midrange driver is so constructed that it in no way impairs the functioning of the tweeter in front of it
  • The coax driver unit propels the soundwaves outwards from the same place for a very even dispersion
  • Since the frequencies do not interfere with each other, more precise playback is created
  • A dedicated tweeter for the treble for a more natural ambience

Special wok woofers with carbon (CFK) membranes

Wok woofers are so named because they lack protective dust caps in their centers and so resemble stir fry pans. Carbon fibres give the wok woofer membranes in the Definion range a highly stable structure while keeping them very lightweight. The result is outstanding precision in the bass range. Each long-throw woofer is capable of producing high levels with minimal distortion.

Definion 3 - DEF 3 F - Detail Membran Mitteltöner

Neutral, balanced and true-to-source

The Definion series has a very linear frequency response. You won’t experience exaggerated bass or shrill highs. The signal is transduced into playback that represents exactly what the sound engineer mixed – without colouration or showy effects.

Natural playback across all genres of music and soundtracks with a focus on precision is the result.

Hi-End-Lautsprecher Definion 3

Designed for the ears as well as the eyes

The use of three smaller woofers made it possible to endow the Definion 3 with a slender form. No longer do high-end loudspeaker need to declare their presence with cumbersome enclosures and ostentatious designs. Today's high-end loudspeakers are defined by their sound. The Definion 3’s sleek design makes it easy to position the speakers in most rooms, and yet the elegantly contrasting anthracite and white lacquered wooden cabinets accented with metal elements make these speakers design elements in their own right.

The shape of the sturdy and well-reinforced cabinet tapers towards the back. This not only results in a very graceful form - it also reduces resonances and reflections within the cabinet.

Each 25 kg wooden bass reflex enclosure rests on a sturdy metal base. It’s even possible to raise the base and decouple it from the floor with four separately available spikes.

Teufel Hi-End-Lautsprecher Definion 3

Included components

  • 2× Floor Speaker DEF 3 F
  • 1× 30m Speaker Cable 2.5mm² - C2530S
  • 2× Banana Plug - C8502P (pair)
  • 8× Satellite Spike
Definion 3 - Outline [SVG]

Specifications

  • Hi-End-Lautsprecher Definion 3 Schwarz Frontansicht

    Floor Speaker DEF 3 F

    High-end stereo loudspeaker with extraordinarily precise playback and strong bass performance. The Definion 3 offers the same advanced audio technology as Teufel’s premier high-end model, the Definion 5, at a markedly lower price.

    • Description Item
      Width 20.00 cm
      Weight 24.30 kg
      Height 118.00 cm
      Miscellaneous Depth including pole terminals: 43 cm
      Depth 38.60 cm
    • Description Item
      Suitable for AV receiver Yes
      Suitable for banana plug Yes
      Maximum cable diameter 6.00 mm
      Acoustic principle 3-Way-System
      Equalisation openings (pos.) Bottom
      Equalisation openings 2
      Enclosure type Bass reflex
      Enclosure material MDF
      Enclosure surface Varnish
      Net internal volume 37 Litres
      Spikes prepared Yes
      Tweeter (number per enclosure) 1
      Tweeter (diameter) 25.00 mm
      Tweeter (material) Fabric dome tweeter, coated
      Midrange driver (number per enclosure) 1
      Midrange driver (diameter) 105.00 mm
      Midrange driver (material) Hexacone/Kevlar sandwich membrane
      Bass/Midrange driver (diameter) 160.00 mm
      Woofer (number per enclosure) 3
      Woofer (diameter) 160.00 mm
      Woofer (material) Aluminium/paper fibre sandwich membrane
      Continuous power handling (IEC - Long Term) 140 Watt
      Sensitivity (2.83 V / 1 m) 86 dB
      Frequency range from/to 48 - 22000 Hz
      Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term) 200 Watt
      Maximum sound pressure level 105 dB/1m
      Impedance 4 - 8 Ohm
      Crossover frequency internal switch 400 / 3600 Hz
    • Description Item
      Terminal clamps Pole terminals
      Minimum amplifier output power recommended 50 Watt

Expert reviews

  • Logo - likehifi.de
    "Those who love piano and acoustic guitar will be as positively surprised as fans of heavy guitar riffs“
    www.likehifi.de 08.07.2015
    "Unlike its big sister with the number five, our test model – the new Definion 3 – doesn’t come with any extra trimmings. Instead, it appears to be cast from a single mold from the seam behind the front plate to the recessed pedestal. The perfect lacquering shows absolutely no imperfections and there is not a single disruptive edge to be found along the entire cabinet.”

    "The Definion 3 quickly captivates listeners with a pleasantly warm foundational tone and holds them fast. The well-defined bass isn’t lacking power and, while relatively strongly represented, isn’t excessively pronounced. The loudspeaker is equally at home with an orchestra‘s well-defined upright bass as it is with funky slap bass a la Mark King. And instruments with strong transients like bass drums don’t need to fight against flatter sounds, but are able to separate themselves well. 
     
    A slight depression in the midbass range takes a bit of the thrust away from the sound; it does, however, ensure the good execution of the upper ranges. The tidy fundament is what gives the Definion its warm character. The midrange mostly plays in a linear fashion without drawing attention to itself. In this, the flat membrane does a good job and exhibits an impressively responsive character. Those who love piano and acoustic guitar will be as positively surprised as fans of heavy guitar riffs. The presence range and treble were also played back to our complete satisfaction. The Teufel doesn’t clamor for attention here, but rather successfully defends its claim to clarity and definition. Details were presented openly – each in its proper place.”

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  • Logo - hifitest.de
    "In terms of spatial localisation and the precise positioning of sound elements in the listening room, the coax system is definitely a step ahead."
    www.hifitest.de 06/2015
    Testbericht - Hifitest.de - Definion 3 06/15
    "The Definion 3 delivers 60 Hz at top levels in the deep bass range [...]. In the listening test, the Definion 3 displayed the advantages of its coaxial drivers as vocals and instruments were enthrallingly and tangibly reproduced. In terms of spatial localisation and the precise positioning of sound elements in the listening room, the coax system is definitely a step ahead. Even complex audio like Zapp Mama is played back with excellent definition, plenty of timbre and agile dynamics. In addition, the Definion can also bring forth passionate and lively performances – snare drums explode with unbridled dynamics and rolls on the toms are precisely localised as if a drum set were sitting in the room. Bass and bass drums are powerfully and precisely reproduced and, in spite of a slight overemphasis of the foundational tone, the Definion 3’s overall performance is always pleasant and a lot of fun to listen to.”

    Conclusion:

    "Thanks to the identical coax tweeter/midrange driver, the Definion 3 makes a very good impression with an impressive 3-dimensionality and enthusiastic sound and thereby makes a place for itself in the successful Definion series. Teufel consistently adopted the coax driver technology from the flagship model and makes a good impression when it comes to the quality of construction and surprisingly few tradeoffs compared to its expensive sister model.”
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  • Logo - Audio
    "In general, the Teufel made itself known as the Master of Precision with a convincingly homogenous integration of all parts so that no area of the frequency range covers the other."
    AUDIO Magazin 07/2015
    Testbericht - Audio - Definion 3 Preis/Leistung 07/2015
    "Booming was foreign to the Definion 3’s strikingly precise bass playback and even ridiculously fast pulse sequences in the listening test remained finely and cleanly separated. In general, the Teufel made itself known as the Master of Precision with a convincingly homogenous integration of all parts so that no area of the frequency range covers the other. With great transparency, it remained far from exaggeration and sounded very sensitive even at low volumes and shone with an exceptionally multi-faceted soundstage. Exactly that which one can expect from a good coaxial driver.”

    Conclusion:
    "The lack of costly and exotic materials as well as complication crossovers did not in any way place Teufel’s Definion 3 at a disadvantage. The columns [...] sound very lively and well balanced. The 3-dimensionality is pronounced, the detail fidelity high making the listening experience very pleasant. So much image density and power is seldom found in this price class.”
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  • Logo - i-fidelity.net
    "With this performance, it doesn’t even remotely aim at the less discriminating, but clearly at serious music listeners.”
    www.i-fidelity.net 23.04.2015
    Testbericht - i-fidelity - Definion 3 23.04.15
    "Without question, these are extremely attractive loudspeakers.“

    "The new Portico album ‘Living Fields’ was scarcly on the turn table when astonishment filled the listening room. This might be because expectations tended towards spectacular bass playback and a lightly emphasized treble range for the sake of transparency. The Definion 3 allowed neither of which to be attributed to it. It plays with sensational neutrality from the very first moment and, with the title track, this meant brutally. With this performance, it doesn’t even remotely aim at the less discriminating, but clearly at serious music listeners.”

    "[The] as-if-cast-from-a-single-mould playback should not be underemphasized as it is the precondition for being able to listen to music for a couple of hours without being completely exhausted afterwards. With the soundtrack to ‘Local Hero’ composed by Mark Knopfler, a solid impression of the sound was reinforced. In spite of its high degree of plasticity, the 'Wild Theme' positively sparkled.  While all details from guitars and even electronic instruments were included, the Definion 3 didn’t lose track of the big picture – wonderful!”

    “Due to the sum of its qualities, the Definion 3 clearly earned a i-fidelity.net ‘highlight’ distinction.”

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  • Logo - Fairaudio
    "The seamless deployment of punchy kick from the perfectly mastered drums at proper pressure levels is nearly frightening, the presentation has that much attack."
    fairaudio.de 04/2015
    "Just how far into the room the Definion 3 is able to place the musical action and then disappear behind it becomes immediately apparent. The seamless deployment of punchy kick from the perfectly mastered drums at proper pressure levels is nearly frightening, the presentation has that much attack. The occasional complexly interwoven and seemingly multi-layered melody structures of the psychedelic and post punk rock band from New York City is harmoniously distributed and the last details can be transparently heard-through [...].“

    "The combination of vigor, depth and precision in the Teufel Definion 3’s bass range can’t be taken for granted in even this already quite discriminating price segment.“

    “In addition, the tonal balance of the three frequency bands – bass, middle and treble – is very well executed.”

    "With unbelievably precise tact, ‘Inhaler’ is reproduced and experiences absolutely no problem with big level jumps (loud – soft – loud). Utterly sudden ‘electronic thunderstorms’ are created with immediate jaggedness and threatening aspect [...].“

    Conclusion:

    "The overall very balanced tuning with which the slender columns perform - exquisitely, nimbly and accompanied by powerful bass that is never overbearing in spite of the considerable membrane surface area - makes every style of music, but especially soulful blues and rock, a lot of fun to listen to.

    In principle, the Teufel Definion 3 is a very temperamental speaker that – together with a suitable amplifier – plays back all precision sounds thrillingly and with passion. Although a decent efficiency level and good-natured impedance response doesn’t present a fundamental problem with any amp, the speakers reveal their true greatness with more powerful models. There is nothing to fear from their size: Even rooms just under 20 square meters won’t be acoustically trampled to the ground. Thanks to a ‘downfire’ bass reflex vent (it breathes down, not to the back or front), the ‘Definion 3’ is also easy to place. A technologically sophisticated and tonally persuasive statement [...].“
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  • Stereoplay
    "Exceptional soundstage, precise delineation of sounds along with effortless transparency and a finely chiseled tonality.”
    Stereoplay 03/2015
    Testbericht - Stereoplay - Definion 3 03/2015
    Transparency and soundstage

    "With the 'Imperial March‘ (from Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra), the Definion 3 made full use of the advantages afforded by its point source driver: It opened up the orchestral stage far to the back as well as the corners behind the speakers and differentiated the [parts of the] orchestra with a wonderfully fine resolution in all three room dimensions. The Teufel drivers developed in a pleasant manner yet without deviating from their transparency and relaxed character. The increased volume […] in the bass could be felt […]”

    "The live recording sounded atmospheric and dense with voices rendered almost ghostly by multiple layers in the […] treble range. In the final jazzy passage of Jacque Loussier's ‘Little Fugue,’ the speaker could pride itself in being a most audiophile and precise speaker that appeals more to discriminating listeners than fun junkies.”

    Evaluation (sound)

    "It scores points with the typical virtues of a point source driver: Exceptional soundstage, precise delineation of sounds along with effortless transparency and a finely chiseled tonality.”

    The Definion 3 was the winner in the category sound in a comparison test (absolute top class – 58 points)

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  • Area DVD
    "[A] clear, clean and detailed but pleasant upper range unites with a lively dynamic and utterly involving overall experience."
    Area DVD 01/2015
    Testbericht Logo - iTeufel Air
    “The use of a coaxially arranged flat membrane midrange driver and tweeter [...] is a technical highlight [...]. In a coaxial construction, the tweeter sits in the middle of the midrange driver and guarantees the exactly synchronous arrival of the mid and treble tones at the listenng position. [...]

    The [...] workmanship is also completely solid with rounded corners and very little wasted space. [...]

    [T]he Definion 3 knows how to please with an atmospheric, dense and very powerful soundstage that instantly transports the listener to a concert hall. [...]

    [A] clear, clean and detailed but pleasant upper range unites with a lively dynamic and utterly involving overall experience. Individual instruments are wonderfully differentiated. [...]

    The 3-dimensionality is yet another outstanding aspect [...]. In combination with the clean separation of the sound from the loudspeakers, a very dense and immersive atmosphere is produced which transports [...] listeners to the dancefloor of a club.

    The excellent, harmonious and pleasant sound of the Definion family is also to be found in the “3.” Even the performance in terms of power and agility in the bass range is excellent [...].

    Conclusion
    With the Definion 3, [...] Teufel Audio integrated a worthy extension of their high-end stereo arsenal. Design and form remain untouched. [...] We have no complaints […] when it comes to the acoustic performance. In this respect, a pleasant and harmonious performance is writ large, which, together with excellent extensivity, dynamics and power lead to an outstanding overall result.”
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Product Ratings
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Highly musical
The speakers are equipped with a NAD C 325 BEE, a slightly aged, then widely praised entry-level hi-fi model. Effortlessly and completely unagitated, astonishingly neutral and with a great stage, it w...
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Highly musical
The speakers are equipped with a NAD C 325 BEE, a slightly aged, then widely praised entry-level hi-fi model. Effortlessly and completely unagitated, astonishingly neutral and with a great stage, it was only the Definion 3 floorstanding speakers that showed me why I had actually chosen this highly musical integrated amplifier 2013.
Great product
These speakers are absolutely top notch and do exactly what I hoped for. Treble and midrange in the head and the bass in the pit of your stomach. I had first used them with an Onkyo 696, but for that ...
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Great product
These speakers are absolutely top notch and do exactly what I hoped for. Treble and midrange in the head and the bass in the pit of your stomach. I had first used them with an Onkyo 696, but for that the Definion are simply too sophisticated. Now they are fired by a Yamaha aventage and they really let off steam. I put them on granite, including anti-vibration rubber and on spikes, which has two positive effects: no vibrations in the wooden floor and the sound has (in my opinion) also got better. I listen to house, hard pieces and also jazz/blues. In each of these styles the D3 makes a bella figura. The only drawback: I can't take them with me everywhere ;)
exceptional price/quality/noise ratio
These speakers were neatly delivered in 2 large speakers lying on a euro-pallet. You have to be with 2 to get these oversized speakers in the house. The speakers are very carefully packed and extra we...
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exceptional price/quality/noise ratio
These speakers were neatly delivered in 2 large speakers lying on a euro-pallet. You have to be with 2 to get these oversized speakers in the house. The speakers are very carefully packed and extra well protected. I had put on a pair of gloves that I had lying around (gloves to handle delicate material) to leave no fingerprints on the speakers and no cleaning afterwards. What immediately strikes me is that these speakers are very well finished. The stabilization feet and the spikes mounted (you can also just put them on rubber feet if you have a stable surface). The speakers connected and then listened to the first music. Not against my interest in modern music from the fifties until now my first song I listened to was the Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by J.S. Bach (played on cathedral organ) . With rising amazement and mouth falling open I have been listening. This I had not imagined possible, what a sound, I imagined myself in a cathedral. From high to low everything was detailed. That pure bass, these speakers keep everything perfectly under control. Meanwhile I have them in my possession for three weeks, all the music I listen to I experience as new. My previous speakers were in the same price range and also German, how can the difference be so big. This acquisition is more than successful. At the moment I'm looking for an amplifier with a little more power. They are now powered by a class A / B amplifier with 2 x 50 watts at 8 ohms. I think this speaker is even more on its march with an amplifier with a little more power. THIS DEFINION 3 IS an ABSOLUTE REQUIREMENTS and can easily compete with speakers from a higher price range. To all potential buyers one good advice: TWOWO NOT. You're not going to find better for this price.
Worthy successor for my Spendor 75/1
After 30 years, I got carried away buying new speakers because I was simply thrilled with the Teufel Concept E 450 5.1 Surround. The Definion 3 are located in a 33 sqm living room. The speakers are...
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Worthy successor for my Spendor 75/1
After 30 years, I got carried away buying new speakers because I was simply thrilled with the Teufel Concept E 450 5.1 Surround. The Definion 3 are located in a 33 sqm living room. The speakers are operated with a T A system. The sound is really official. Clear instrument location, precise tuning. An enormous bass foundation, I reduced the bass on the amp a bit. Audiophile recordings by Dabringhaus Grimm come across enormously well. A church organ actually stands in the living room. With string quartets the instruments come to the ear live. Even rock music can be played at higher volumes with a rock-hard humming sound, suitable for parties. Longer listening is fatigue-free. There's really nothing to complain about. Radio newscasters sometimes look clumsy when listened to quietly, that's probably the three bass speakers with their big mebranes. The included spikes don't fit into the metal crossbars, only into the threads in the speaker body itself. I don't understand that, but don't use the spikes either. If you like balanced transparent sound for any kind of music - the Definion 3 delivers and brings real fun.
super clear sound
Definion 3 has a very realistic sound especially piano is mega
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The right decision
Fantastic box that sounds SUPER and looks great. Order went fast, and was packed atomic bomb proof. A second man is recommended when setting up the box, because the design and weight of the box makes ...
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The right decision
Fantastic box that sounds SUPER and looks great. Order went fast, and was packed atomic bomb proof. A second man is recommended when setting up the box, because the design and weight of the box makes it difficult to pack it alone.
Great sound
Had the ultima 40 before and they were great for the last 11 years. Love the definion 3 and will keep them for the next 20 years.
Super speakers for a super price!
The speakers were delivered quickly. The delivered speakers with the speakers were very heavy. Except for the spikes, which in my opinion are superfluous, the assembly was problem-free, although the s...
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Super speakers for a super price!
The speakers were delivered quickly. The delivered speakers with the speakers were very heavy. Except for the spikes, which in my opinion are superfluous, the assembly was problem-free, although the speakers themselves are quite heavy or very difficult to grip for their weight in order to lift, carry or turn them. The sound is very good, especially in the bass range they are very well positioned. Their sound is very defined and spatial. All in all, these speakers are a good choice.
Very clean sound
The speakers offer what I was missing a little bit in my previous ones: Spatial depth and width with a very clear and differentiated, precise sound. I can easily locate and track the individual instru...
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Very clean sound
The speakers offer what I was missing a little bit in my previous ones: Spatial depth and width with a very clear and differentiated, precise sound. I can easily locate and track the individual instruments. Especially with very good recordings (e.g. CDs by Nik Bärtsch) I really enjoy them. Only with some titles I miss more foundation in the low bass range, so that I think about an additional subwoofer in perspective.
Super sound at an absolute top price/performance ratio
The first box purchase without listening - the risk was more than worth it. Previous experience with the Teufel brand has justified the risk. From the order to the first soundcheck everything went we...
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Super sound at an absolute top price/performance ratio
The first box purchase without listening - the risk was more than worth it. Previous experience with the Teufel brand has justified the risk. From the order to the first soundcheck everything went well !