With the new sound formats DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD: with Baraka (DTS-HD Master Audio, 5.1) the Motiv 10 places you right in scene (Chapter 2, running time 3:33). Acoustically the tone result is very balanced and there’s no distortion in the sound picture. The active subwoofer offers enormous power at any point, but doesn't push itself to the front. It's fascinating to listen in the space that the Motiv 10 creates.
In the third chapter (running time 6:23) the Motiv 10 scores with enormous acoustic detail. Fine musical details in the background are well integrated into the overall acoustic picture. The vocal elements and the powerful woofer range presents an intensive overall experience, which is supported by the natural space around the room. Celine Dion's Las Vegas concert Blu-ray "A New Day" impresses with the excellent Dolby TrueHD tone – we were curious if the Motiv 10 could clearly utilise this uncompressed format. In the title song it worked very well – very clear, always exactly defined design and the charismatic vocal playback clearly displayed the benefits of TrueHD as well as the handling of the less dynamic differences.
During Celine Dion's interpretation of "The Power of Love", the Motiv 10 displayed the proper mix of sensitivity and emphasis of its task: to present a realistic and captivating sound. The active subwoofer does a very good job and impresses with its quick pulse conversion.
Teufel has, with the Motiv 10, an equally powerful-sounding as optically aesthetic and compact 5.1 loudspeaker system in their program…that through its neutral tone, excellent dynamics and enormous homogeneity amazes. The two M 10 D dipoles deliver in the surround sound area a wide, deep and lively backdrop. Through the mature, differenced interpretation the powerful levelled ensemble also gets points in the critical stereo area. The elegant optics and the very good worksmanship only expands our impressive thoughts. Only the deep ranges of the A 1000 SW could be more pronounced.
• Accurate output levels
• Very balanced and exact tone
• Practically unnoticed transfer between the satellites and the subwoofer
• An intensive surround sound backdrop
• Homogenous, encapsulated sound
• Fine dynamics are absolutely amazing
• For 1200 @ the Motiv 10 handles the requirements of the HD format excellently
• Impeccable finish