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Ultima 40 Mk2 (2017)

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Ultima 40

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Stereo-Lautsprecher Ultima 40 Mk3 von Teufel

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Highlights

Ultima 40 Mk2

Why we love this product

Imposing floorstanding hifi speakers with strong lows thanks to 2x 165 mm woofers for an incredible price

Key advantages at a glance

  • 2 imposing HiFi stand speakers for an unbeatable price
  • The most-purchased stand speaker set in Germany - new and improved!
  • Hefty sound: Big bass thru 2 x 165 mm woofers
  • Three-way construction with an amazing performance of 200 watts
  • Works with every amplifier
Logo - Audio Video Foto Bild
"The mighty and powerful sound with rich bass and silky highs will really put you in a good mood and even the price won’t ruin it: € 450 is a bargain.”
Audio Video Foto Bild 02/2013
"The Ultima 40 is among the most-purchased loudspeakers in Germany – hip high, black, and everything other than inconspicuous. In other words, this is a floor-standing speaker that doesn’t hide. A listening test with the new Mk2 version is proof of the speaker’s success: Even with a small, 30 watt amplifier, the Ultimas delivered a full sound. The highs are silky, the sound stage is precise.“

Conclusion
"The Ultimas won’t be winning any beauty prizes, but the mighty and powerful sound with rich bass and silky highs will really put you in a good mood and even the price won’t ruin it:  € 450 is a bargain.”

Included components

  • 2× Floor Speaker UL 40 Mk2

Specifications

  • Ultima 40 Mk2 Stereo Standlautsprecher

    Floor Speaker UL 40 Mk2

    Impressive floor standing speakers for true HiFi class. Powerful sound with the best price/performance ratio around. Three-way construction with four speakers: a rich bass response from 2 x 165 mm fibreglass and coated cellulose woofers, harmonious voices thanks to the 165 mm midrange driver, amazing highs with the 25 mm fabric dome tweeter playback. High load capacity of 200 watts. High efficiency (87 dB) so it sounds great even with weaker amplifiers. Recommended for rooms up to 35 sqm.

    • Description Item
      Width 21.50 cm
      Weight 20.30 kg
      Height 106.00 cm
      Depth 32.70 cm
    • Description Item
      Suitable for AV receiver Yes
      Suitable for banana plug Yes
      Bi-Amping/Bi-Wiring Yes
      Maximum cable diameter 4.00 mm
      Acoustic principle 3-way
      Equalisation openings (pos.) Back
      Equalisation openings 2
      Removable front cover Yes
      Enclosure type Bass reflex
      Enclosure material Wood
      Enclosure surface Foil
      Net internal volume 52 Litres
      Integrated stand Yes
      Tweeter (number per enclosure) Yes
      Tweeter (diameter) 25.00 mm
      Tweeter (material) Fabric
      Midrange driver (number per enclosure) Yes
      Midrange driver (diameter) 165.00 mm
      Midrange driver (material) Kevlar/Fibreglass membrane, chromium-coloured phase plug
      Woofer (number per enclosure) 2
      Woofer (diameter) 165.00 mm
      Woofer (material) Fibreglass membrane + cellulose, coated
      Continuous power handling (IEC - Long Term) 120 Watt
      Sensitivity (2.83 V / 1 m) 87 dB
      Frequency range from/to 45 - 20000 Hz
      Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term) 200 Watt
      Maximum sound pressure level 108 dB/1m
      Impedance 4 - 8 Ohm
      Crossover frequency internal switch 650 / 2600 Hz

Expert reviews

  • Logo - Audio Video Foto Bild
    "The mighty and powerful sound with rich bass and silky highs will really put you in a good mood and even the price won’t ruin it: € 450 is a bargain.”
    Audio Video Foto Bild 02/2013
    "The Ultima 40 is among the most-purchased loudspeakers in Germany – hip high, black, and everything other than inconspicuous. In other words, this is a floor-standing speaker that doesn’t hide. A listening test with the new Mk2 version is proof of the speaker’s success: Even with a small, 30 watt amplifier, the Ultimas delivered a full sound. The highs are silky, the sound stage is precise.“

    Conclusion
    "The Ultimas won’t be winning any beauty prizes, but the mighty and powerful sound with rich bass and silky highs will really put you in a good mood and even the price won’t ruin it:  € 450 is a bargain.”

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  • Logo - hifi.nl [NL]
    "Natural sound, with more dynamics, emotion, deeper and tighter bass."
    hifi.nl 11/2012
    "The 40 Mk2 gives you amazing natural sound, with more dynamics and emotion and with a deeper and tighter bass. "

    "During the listening test it was clear that the Teufel Ultima 40 was already surprisingly good value and offered amazing sound but now the Ultima 40 Mk2 surpasses its forerunner on all counts. The slightly higher price is fully justified '
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  • Logo - techtest.org
    "...the monster loudspeakers from Teufel"
    techtest.org 08.03.2017
    Testbericht - Techtest.org - Ultima 40 Mk2
    Conclusion: "I'm really impressed with the Ultima 40 MK2. I expected them to be goodin the first place, but Teufel have really knocked my socks off. The best thing is that the Ultima 40 MK2 not only sounds very good, but are also well-processed and look very high-quality. This is a combination which is rare for 450 € and 225 € per piece! The Teufel Ultima 40 MK2 rock! " By: Michael Barton
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  • Technic3D_Gold
    "...absolute highlight in its price range..."
    www.technic3d.com 29.11.2016
    "If you buy the Teufel Ultima 40 MK2, you get an expanded standbox for approx. 500 €, which doesn't only look good, but sounds great. The design and processing are very good for this price class and the quality of the materials is impressive." "The sound character of the box is characterised by a neutral-homogeneous playing style with a shot of warmth in the overall soundscape. Despite this, the Ultima 40 MK2 has good dynamic abilities and makes vocal tuning expressive [...] Above all, however, the voluminous, deep bass with good structure is one of the special strengths of the Ultima 40 MK2." "With its sonic performance, the Ultima 40 MK2 sits in the upper-middle class and is an absolute must-have in the € 500 price league."
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  • Logo - metal.de
    "... offer tremendous power and sound as well as good processing ..."
    metal.de 13.03.2016
    "The Teufel Ultima 40 Mk2 is more than purely fun speakers - the speakers deliver a natural, fairly linear and powerful sound with little distortion. Particularly when connected to the Yamaha amplifier, the loudspeakers sound very lively, especially with the powerful, deep and surprisingly precise bass, obviously the Teufel Ultima 40 Mk2 feels at home here. Fortunately, the overall sound characteristics have been pleasantly balanced, even though the bass is quite full. Therefore, the balanced mid-tones are very homogeneous, and voices can be clearly separated from the rest of the instruments, even if you turn up the volume. The high tones are also precise and airy, only with small distortions [...]. The three-dimensionality, complexity and dynamics of the sound are expected from more expensive speakers, so the Berliners have done very well. And even at high volumes, the sound of the transducers is still precise and stable [...]. " "The Teufel Ultima 40 Mk2 offers tremendous power and sound as well as good processing for a relatively low price. The loudspeakers, when driven by a sensible amplifier, are particularly impressive for playback of music with powerful bass. It would be hard to find better in this price bracket."
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  • Logo - dj broadcast
    "Outstanding bass, beautiful sound"
    dj broadcast 02/2013
    "I have listened to various songs for this test because I know exactly how those tracks should sound. The first and perhaps most important thing that immediately stands out is the detail of the speakers. This was so precise that my ear didn’t experience any fatigue, which can’t be said for some class-A speakers from a higher price range. The tightness of the bass is striking. The layer was not messy or unclear, which also can affect higher frequencies in the spectrum. This excellent bass could be a consequence of the two bass reflex opening wide, which cause less compression at high volume hits. The two bass pipes feature a trumpet shaped end on both sides, which the air merely supported. If you consider that your speakers eight weeks you can try before you may still return, and given the favorable price and the beautiful, balanced sound, I would definitely bring my living room." furnishing."
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  • Digital Home
    "The Ultima 40 Mk2 is in every respect much more mature, precise, sensitive and dynamic, making it even more fun.”
    Digital Home 01/2013
    Testbericht - Digital Home - Ultima 40 Mk2 - hervorragend
    Testbericht - Digital Home - Ultima 40 Mk2 - Preistipp
    "With sophisticated Klippel analysis and intensive listening tests, Teufel fine tuned the parameters and membrane materials for the midrange and bass drivers.  The result is that two woofers with 130 mm membranes made from a fiberglass-cellulose composite are at work in the bass reflex enclosure. The bass reflex tuning was also improved and endows the Ultima 40 Mk2 with an even more palpable and precise deep bass than its predecessor. The Berliners were also able to substantially lower the low-pass frequency (approx. 400 Hz) of the two midrange drivers by using a super stable and light 130 mm kevlar membrane which positively affects the homogenous dispersion of voices and instruments.

    Just about the smallest but acoustically most improved detail in the new Ultima 40 Mk2 is the completely new tweeter. The 25 mm fabric dome tweeter is able to markedly expand the Ultima’s dynamic range as well as reduce distortion in the upper range to an absolute minimum. In addition, the use of a horn waveguide endows the premium tweeter on the new Ultima with a much better omnidirectional sound distribution.”

    Conclusion
    "[T]he Ultima 40 Mk2 is in every respect much more mature, precise, sensitive and dynamic, making it even more fun.”

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  • Logo - Raveline
    "the new 40 doesn’t sound like it belongs in the under € 500 price range"
    Raveline 11/2012
    "To describe the Ultima as a come-on product gives the wrong impression, yet this assessment describes what one gets in that the new 40 doesn’t sound like it belongs in the under 500 Euro price range and we’re talking about a pair price! For € 449.99, you get two full size floor standing speakers with double bass and a three-way system. 57 litres of volume ensures a substantial bass; a generously dimensioned high and midrange ensures worthy accompaniment in the upper ranges.”

    "With the Ultima 40 Mk2, rooms up to 35 square metres can be easily filled with sound. Our editorial team’s test showed that even bigger spaces wouldn’t be a problem. The Ultima 40 Mk2 won’t run out of steam even in rooms that are substantially larger than 35 square metres - the sound remains exceptionally voluminous. The speakers have a 57 litre volume and both bass drivers go down to 40 Hz.”

    "The speakers are able to handle club music without a problem with a tight bass and snappy transient response. The lower highs and upper mids are characterized by a clean sound in the stereo image and the midrange is able to keep up even at high volumes. The Ultima 40 Mk2 generally has a grown up sound – much more mature than its predecessor.”

    "For home use, the Ultima 40 Mk2 flawlessly covers all areas at a price of just € 449.99 per pair. Whether in a discreet listening environment or at a party, it won’t break a sweat and will reward you with thoroughly balanced  sound.”
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  • Logo - Audio
    "Inexpensive loudspeakers seldomly evince such versatility."
    Audio 12/2012
    Testbericht - Audio - Ultima 40 Mk2 - Kauftipp [DE]
    "The Ultima 40 from Teufel is a markedly full-fledge floor standing speaker that can be had for just € 450. Even the feel of the speakers is very high-end. The horizontal edges are generously rounded, the terminals have a non-slip texture, and the baffle has a glossy elegance. The fabric cover makes a truly exclusive impression. The supports are made from a plastic mesh which disrupts the lateral dispersion much less than the padded wooden frames used in the past.“

    "The drivers with membranes made from fibreglass, kevlar, and fabric were subtly improved, and the crossover was completely redone.“

    "More important than the new reference values is the acoustic experience, and this completely won us over. Greatly improved tuning has even made the Ultima suitable for classical music. Any concerns that the character of the first generation has been lost are unfounded. The impulsive electro pop track ‘My Dog Eats Beats’ shines so impressively forth from the Mk2 that fans of this genre won’t be able to wipe the smile off their faces.  [...] The Teufel speakers even cut a good figure with the emotional Neil Diamond ballad 'I’m a Believer.‘ Inexpensive loudspeakers seldomly evince such versatility.”

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  • Logo - Hifi Test
    "In the listening test, the Ultima 40 Mk2 won us over with a staggeringly good performance."
    Hifi Test 06/2012
    Testbericht - Hifi Test - Preistipp
    Testbericht - Hifi Test - Oberklasse - Note: 1,2
    Testbericht - hifitest.de - Ultima 40 Mk2 - Oberklasse
    Conclusion
    "You simply can't have anything better for this price", I said when the previous model came out. "Yes you can" I now know, with the Ultima 40 Mk2 being even more precise, more powerful and more dynamic!"
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  • Testbericht - AV-Magazin - Ultima 40 Mk2 - Highlight
    "Sound quality, construction, and design are - considering the price - a minor sensation."
    AV-Magazin 10/2012
    Testbericht - AV-Magazin - Ultima 40 Mk2 - sehr gut
    Conclusion
    Teufel offers, with the Ultima 40 Mk2, an amazing speaker set: sound quality, worksmanship and design are, together with the price, totally sensational. It's seldom that the entry into amazing sound is this low. This set is an AV Magazine HIGHLIGHT!
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