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Teufel Impaq 3000 review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £619
inc VAT

Powerful sound from this mid-range home cinema all-in-one, but the Blu-ray receiver is missing features we would expect at this price.


The speakers themselves feel well built and include the cables needed to connect them to the amplifier. Each satellite has two 80mm mid-range drivers as well as a 19mm tweeter for a fuller audio range. Both the front and rear pairs are vertically aligned and can either be wall-mounted or left free-standing, but the centre speaker is designed to lay flat beneath (or wall-mounted above) a screen. It has a convex shape to allow sound to radiate further around a room. A compact subwoofer completes the set, producing 150W of low-end rumble. This, along with 60W of power from each satellite, was more than enough to fill a medium-sized room with sound.

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Surround sound effects were incredibly precise when playing our test footage, with no discernable gaps in the audio range. The opening scene of Casino Royale was suitably subtle, with speech sounding crisp through the centre speaker and not eclipsed by the subwoofer or other satellites. Booming bass notes from explosions and gunfire were powerful, but lacked any noticeable distortion even at high volume. We had to increase the bass tone slightly to get truly room-shaking bass, but in most cases the default settings were ideal for watching movies.

As a surround sound speaker system, the Impaq 3000 is fantastic; it has rich audio and impressive volume. Unfortunately the combined Blu-ray player and amplifier is more of a weak link. It lacks internet TV functionality and 3D support, but can’t be exchanged for an alternative player because it also powers the speakers.

There are sets from other manufacturers that have these extra features, for considerably less than the £619 price of the Impaq 3000 – check out the Panasonic SC-BTT775 kit for starters. If you have no intention of buying a 3D compatible TV, though, the system is still worthy of consideration for its audio qualities.

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Price £619
Rating ***


HDMI inputs 2
HDMI outputs 1
Component inputs 0
Component outputs 1
Output resolutions 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Total SCART sockets 0
SCART socket type N/A
S-Video input 0
S-video output 0
Composite inputs 0
Composite outputs 1
Stereo phono inputs 3
Stereo phono outputs 1
Coaxial S/PDIF inputs 1
Coaxial S/PDIF outputs 0
Optical S/PDIF inputs 1
Optical S/PDIF outputs 0
Multi-channel input yes
Headphone output 3.5mm
Speaker configuration 5.1
Main unit end speaker connection type spring terminals
Speaker end speaker connection type spring terminals
Other connections Ethernet, USB
Wired network ports 1x 10/100
Wireless networking support none


Surround sound formats Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic ll, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD HRA, DTS-HD MA Essential
Optical drive yes
Supported playback disc formats CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, Blu-ray
Audio format support MP3, WAV, WMA
Video playback formats DivX, XviD, WMV, MP4
Image viewing formats JPEG
Radio FM


Speaker configuration 5.1
RMS power output 450W
RMS power centre 60W
RMS power front 120W
RMS power surround 120W
RMS power subwoofer 150W
Wall mountable yes
Centre speaker cable length 2.0m
Front speaker cable length 3.0m
Surround speaker cable length 5.0m


Extras remote control, AV cable, stand
Size 360x430x74mmmm
Subwoofer dimensions 240x365x420mmmm
Centre speaker dimensions 200x98x90mmmm
Front speaker dimensions 90x98x200mmmm
Surround speaker dimensions 90x98x200mmmm
Power consumption standby 1W
Power consumption on 45W

Buying Information

Price £619
Warranty 12 years RTB speakers, 2 years RTB electronics