"After painstakingly setting up and fastidiously arranging the loudspeakers, we played the action-packed fantasy adventure “Kind Kong.” A Blu-ray version of this successful film from the cult director Peter Jackson spun in the drive of the source device.
The Teufel Theater 500 mastered the listening session within the first few minutes. The subwoofer pushed one pressure wave after another into the test room with energetic determination . The 33 mm woofer’s huge level reserves seem to know no limits. The Teufel subwoofer even sounds controlled and precise at high volumes. During the battle between the dinosaur with the giant ape, the walls of our listening room vibrated which was a truly goose bump-inducing experience. The temperamental and agile character perfectly harmonizes with the voluminous deep bass playback. In this way, we experienced the extended battle scenes as though we were directly involved in the action.
The interaction of the surround loudspeakers is also very good. A uniform driver construction in the three front speakers in the mid and upper range creates a homogeneous and layered stereo image in front of us. The centre speaker T 200 C delivers impeccable speech intelligibility. Thanks to the vertically arranged drivers with a top-mounted tweeter, speech and music sounds crystal clear and tonally neutral, even from non-centered listening positions.
In the rear, dipole-effect loudspeakers inspire with a wonderfully diffuse dispersion. In this way, we literally felt how the fear-inducing giant insect swarmed about us in the swamp scenes. The dimensional sound reproduction of the mysterious jungle atmosphere sounded unbelievably realistic with the Theater 500, a fact that markedly enhanced our film viewing experience.
In conclusion, we are able to say that the new Teufel set again met our high expectations in regards to home cinema sound. Conclusion
"The Theater 500 again proves that the Berlin audio specialists at Teufel understand their craft when it comes to home cinema loudspeakers. The 5.1 set won us over with a first class surround sound and deep bass with strong levels that can really stir the blood of those sitting in the living room. This is the way home cinema is meant to be: rousing, authentic, and strong. We are able to award the Theater 500 the coveted Highlight insignia in good conscience."