Soundbars were created for those who want to save some space when buying a stylish sound system. The Teufel Cinebar 50 comes with a great design, but it won’t save a lot of space thanks to its very large subwoofer. On the other hand, you won’t complain about the sound quality and power no matter how large your room is.
Like most soundbars, the design is simple and elegant. You will notice a few buttons on the middle part of the unit, along with the brand name. If you look under the grille, you will notice two tweeters, two mid range drivers and two low midrange drivers. The subwoofer is surprisingly large (30.5 cm x 42 cm x 46 cm) and it has a simple black design with two vertical white lines.
Setting up the Teufel Cinebar 50 soundbar
While the soundbar itself can be easily mounted on the wall with the included brackets, you will have to spend some time finding a spot for the subwoofer. While you’re doing this, you should also think about running the cables since this unit is not wireless. If you can’t mount the soundbar on your wall – don’t worry. It looks great on a shelf too.
The system has two pairs of analogue stereo inputs, a subwoofer output and optical and coaxial digital inputs. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with a HDMI input, but they added a USB port for your MP3 and WMA files. The system reads flash drives of up to 8GB and you can even connect your hard disk if it doesn’t have a capacity of over 160GB.
The soundbar comes with a built in amplifier, which delivers 200W of sound power, and the subwoofer will add an extra 150W, which means that this unit is perfect for those who have very large rooms.
The Teufel Cinebar 50 soundbar comes with great sound right out of the box, but you can also make some tweaks with the help of a small remote control. You can increase the volume of the subwoofer and change the mode, tone or equalizer settings. The remote is also used for switching between inputs, changing the songs and a couple of other features.
If you had a few problems with the design, lack of HDMI or the large subwoofer, you will forget about them once you turn the system on. The unit packs a powerful punch and it can compete with soundbars that are twice as expensive. You will feel like you are in the movie theater and the soundstage will be wider than what you might expect from a soundbar.
You will never feel the need to crank up the volume to maximum, but even if you perform this test the Teufel Cinebar 50 soundbar won’t let you down. It will still offer clear sounds and it won’t make you think that are forcing it to offer more decibels than it can.
The audio levels will always be steady no matter if you are watching an action movie or listening to music from your flash drive. The dialogue or notes will maintain their clarity and there is nothing to complain about in this department.
Pros and Cons
It is no surprise that the Teufel Cinebar 50 soundbar is one of the best systems of its kind. It delivers powerful and clear sounds, it comes with a built-in amplifier, a subwoofer and a USB port.
On the downside, this is not a system for those who want to save space and the subwoofer will cause some problems if you don’t like dangling wires. The lack of HDMI inputs is also a problem.
In the end, the Teufel Cinebar 50 soundbar is the perfect unit for those who need a powerful sound system and have enough space for a large subwoofer.