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Highlights

Ultima 60 Walnuss

Key advantages at a glance

  • HiFi-quality floor standing speaker
  • Three way construction with four loudspeakers
  • Powerful bass through dual deep-range drivers
  • High capacity of 160 watts
  • Connections for bi-wiring/bi-amping
  • Recommended for spaces up to 35 sqm.
i-fidelity preistipp
"The blockbuster"
i-fidelity 02/2010
"The Ultima 60 is the ultimate box-office hit in Teufel’s range. Anyone who enjoys music and is looking for an affordable entry-level model will be very happy with this well-made floorstanding speaker set. It exhibits unbridled exuberance when playing just with normal electronics, which is another plus point for Teufel. The Ultima 60 definitely gets the thumbs up from i-fidelity.net on price and value. A thank-you also goes out to Berlin with regard to their commitment to "listening to music". Because it’s not just Teufel who benefits. Anyone making it so easy to get started with this kind of speaker smoothes the way for other manufacturers to generate sales."

• Sound quality: Very good
• Laboratory: Good
• Workmanship: Good

Overall ranking: Good-very good / price tip

Included components

  • 2× Floor Speaker UL 60

Specifications

  • Ultima 60 - UL 60 vorne ohne Abdeckung Walnuss

    Floor Speaker UL 60

    A premium Floorstander with 3-way technology. Two woofers Bi-wiring/Bi-amping.

    • Description Item
      Width 21.30 cm
      Weight 18.50 kg
      Height 102.70 cm
      Depth 31.70 cm
    • Description Item
      Bi-Amping/Bi-Wiring Yes
      Enclosure type Bass-Reflex
      Crossover frequency 500, 2500 Hz
      Continuous power handling (IEC - Long Term) 120 Watt
      Peak power capacity (IEC - Short Term) 160 Watt
      Impedance 4 Ohm

Expert reviews

  • i-fidelity preistipp
    "The blockbuster"
    i-fidelity 02/2010
    "The Ultima 60 is the ultimate box-office hit in Teufel’s range. Anyone who enjoys music and is looking for an affordable entry-level model will be very happy with this well-made floorstanding speaker set. It exhibits unbridled exuberance when playing just with normal electronics, which is another plus point for Teufel. The Ultima 60 definitely gets the thumbs up from i-fidelity.net on price and value. A thank-you also goes out to Berlin with regard to their commitment to "listening to music". Because it’s not just Teufel who benefits. Anyone making it so easy to get started with this kind of speaker smoothes the way for other manufacturers to generate sales."

    • Sound quality: Very good
    • Laboratory: Good
    • Workmanship: Good

    Overall ranking: Good-very good / price tip
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  • Logo - What Hi-Fi?
    "Big and Bold sound"
    What Hi-Fi? 02/2010
    Now here's a big pair of speakers at an eyebrow-raisingly low price.

    There's no denying you get plenty of speaker box for your buck from Teufel, a by-product of selling kit directly from the company's own website.

    Throw in an eight-week right of return on all loudspeakers and the Ultima 60s are a tempting proposition before we've even heard them.

    They do make a substantial proposition, though. Standing just over a metre high, the 45 litre enclosure houses two 16cm bass drivers, a similarly sized midrange unit and a 2.5cm fabric-dome tweeter.

    Fearsome-looking speakers
    As a result they're over 20cms wide and over 30cms deep, making two fearsome speakers, despite their smart finish and solid build.

    Adding to the considerable package, there are biwirable speaker terminals at the rear.

    We didn’t find any spikes with our speakers (they'd probably end up taking a chunk out of your floor) but the Ultima 60s each sit on a small, integrated plinth that incorporates four circular feet to take each speaker off the ground.

    And should you have a room below the speakers, we're sure the inhabitants will be very grateful, for the first thing we notice about these speakers is the bass – there's plenty of it.

    Kanye West's Love Lockdown delivers powerful blasts of solid bass with impressive impact. Avoiding the soft, slow low-frequency notes often typical of floorstanders, the 60s skip along nicely, too.

    Subtlety not a speciality
    Mr Hudson's There Will Be Tears requires a bit more attention to detail: some of the subtleties aren’t fully conveyed by the Teufels – they prefer to be big and bold rather than overly intricate – but the track remains engaging.

    In a similar vein, when asked to deliver some real dynamics, such as with the Gladiator OST, we find the Ultima 60s to be a little lacking. They're slightly one-dimensional, that dimension being "loud". Still, they will never be accused of being lacklustre.

    The Teufel Ultima 60s are surprisingly chirpy – what's not to like about an upbeat, chunky, powerful sound?

    If the last word in detail and stirring dynamics are a must for you, you may well find a more suitable alternative, but for everyone else, we think these speakers are great fun.

    Pros:
    • Big, bassy sound
    • Loud; engaging and exciting
    • Nicely built
    • Plenty of box for the money
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  • AV Forums
    "Lifts you out of your seat"
    AV Forums 11/2009
    When I heard that I was getting the Teufel Ultima 60s, I was none the wiser as to what was coming. I was going to have to look at their website which if you ever have, shows one of the most staggeringly large ranges of products you will ever see. They may be a new name in the UK, but ranges of that scope don't turn up overnight - Teufel have been running for 30 odd years so are no newcomer. Virtually every shape, size and kind of loudspeaker is covered, and it can look at touch confusing at first glance. However, a few seconds of burrowing showed that I was to get a comparatively straight forward pair of stereo floorstanders which, if I'm clear on this, are from Teufel's current top end stereo speaker range, with only one other model sitting above them. So I left it there and waited for them to turn up.

    Having not paid too much attention, I was slightly surprised by the size of the pair of boxes turned up and it required a good amount of effort to h eft them into my car. Taking them out of the packaging didn't do a lot to diminish the size; the Ultima 60s are comfortably above average in size. Whilst not overly large in any one direction, being 1023x21x32 cms, they are quite an imposing presence and weight a not inconsiderable 18 kg each.[...]

    Tech
    So what do you get for your money? Clearly quite a large speaker and a full four driver, true three way speaker at that. Fronted by gloss black baffle, the rounded corner cabinet sports a vinyl wood effect wrap [...]

    The sound
    These speakers have quite a prodigious and deep bass output that can, if you don't have the room to pull them clear of walls, err on the side of too much. Plugging a port lowers the bass tune slightly and also reduces a touch of bass energy, but those with a larger room may well prefer both ports open for that extra power. Tonally, bass was tuneful with the power and texture of deep notes conveyed well, showing the natural advantage a full sized speaker has in this department. One or two of the bass drops in Madonna's Ray of Light CD were portrayed with a power and depth I've seldom heard without a subwoofer in tow.

    This size advantage also shows up in the efficiency of driving the speakers.[...] Guitar, electric or acoustic, had bite and was able to convey how hard the instrument was being played very well. Piano had an equally impressive attack to the leading edge of notes suffering none of the (slight) softness lower down the scale. [...] Imaging is very good in the plane between the speakers, with a slight flattening of the sound stage front to back, lacking the airy space compared to the best that would add that depth and height. Images hang free of the speakers, creating a believable sound stage within their limits and voices, perhaps because of the colouration noted earlier, project solidly out front.

    Conclusion
    Now, I must confess that in the rush not to prejudice this review by reading too much in advance, the one thing I didn't know about the Ultima 60s until quite late in the day was their price. Finding out that the Ultima 60s only retail for 178 pounds each; that's 356 pounds per pair, was quite a surprise to put it mildly. At 360 (ish) pounds, to my knowledge the number of true three way, four driver floor standers is not large.

    It became apparent during their stay, that here is a pair of speakers comfortable crunching out rock, pop, dance and electronica in general in a confident and often impressive fashion. They go loud and comfortably off not a lot of watts and equally, their easy-going nature isn't going to result in a forensic dissection of less than stellar kit further up the audio chain. Equally, they sound good when fed a really first class quality pressing, but don't descend into sounding like a transistor radio when presented with a mix clearly dynamically compressed for radio airplay. Those CDs that sound good in your car, will still sound good at home if the Ultima 60s are involved. This is not a bad ability to have at any price.

    Equally, I found then to be capable 2.0 movie speaker; not everybody has the room or a partner willing to accommodate more than a pair of coffins in the front room.[...]Push them against a wall and they should lift you clean out of your seat on the big hits.

    If you have mainstream tastes, want a capable room filling loudspeaker on a budget, then I heartily recommend you take Teufel up on their eight week (Yup! That's 8 weeks!) return or exchange policy (return shipping at your cost) and if they do stay put, remain safe in the knoledge that they come with a twelve year warranty. [...]

    Pros:
    • Full sized speaker with a full blooded sound
    • Easy to listen to quietly
    • Goes very loud
    • Tunable through port bunging to suit a wide range of rooms
    • Easy to drive
    • Undemanding of partnering equipment
    • Huge warranty
    • Value for money

    Cons:
    • It is large by modern standards (this is the fault of modern standards) • Only one finish/colour option • Slight softness at the very bottom end • Not as transparent as the best at the price • Colouration evident in lower mid • Not at a showroom near you (but with 8 week home trial)

    Scores:
    • Build Quality: 4 / 7 stars
    • Connectivity: 4 / 7 stars
    • Ease of Use: 5 / 7 stars
    • Audio - Movies: 5 / 7 stars
    • Audio - Music: 5 / 7 stars
    • Power Handling: 6 / 7 stars
    • Value for money: 5 / 7 stars

    Overall: 5 / 7 stars
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  • Mario Tempel
    "Good doesn't have to be expensive!"
    mario-tempel.de 10/2009

    Good doesn't have to be expensive – Teufel knows that and presents it with every new speaker line. The Ultima 60 is a grown-up standing loudspeaker, which is above average and presents a correct bass foundation. The naturalness of the voice playback is fantastic in this class, and the realistic, airy room atmosphere deserves recognition. The strong but never dominant bass suggests placing these over a metre tall loudspeakers with a minimum distance of half a metre to the wall.

    Still more focused is the playback with a light placement of the loudspeakers in the listening place. That's the way the Ultima 60 delivers high performance. Whoever really wants to know how Julia Neigel sounds live should just listen to her with these speakers. Because no giant investment is necessary, we're awarding the coveted "maritemple.de Price Tip!" award to it.

    • Sound: Excellent
    • Equipment: Excellent
    • Worksmanship: Excellent
    • Price/Performance: Outstanding

    Total results: Excellent

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  • Logo - Hifi Test
    "Brings real fun in all music areas."
    Hifi Test 06/2009

    Since about 30 years the symbol Teufel from Berlin on speakers has stood for outstanding sound for a very fair price. And now they even overrun themselves: with the brand new Ultima 60 the deliver a grown-up stereo system with a completely fair inexpensive price.

    We asked twice just to make sure but they said the same thing each time…the Ultima 60 costs 399,- a pair. You're almost tempted to call Berlin a third time, just to make sure. But it's really real: the Ultima 60 looks awesome, makes all the right moves when in play, has a guarantee of 12 years (!) and brings real fun into all your musical areas. The Berliners have spared no expense (neither the materials or the design), let alone the sound.

    The Teufel developers have, with the Ultima 60, even surpassed themselves.

    Pros:
    • Inexpensive price
    • Lively sound
    • Solid bi-wiring attachments

    • Sound (70%): 1,4
    • Worksmanship (15%): 1,3
    • Practice (15%): 1,3
    • Price/Performance ratio: outstanding

    Total results: 1,4

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