Teufel HOLIST S and Teufel HOLIST M – Wireless Speaker with Amazon Alexa voice control
Two new powerful speakers with rich, room-filling sound will be available with the solutions Teufel HOLIST S and Teufel HOLIST M. Lautsprecher Teufel GmbH speaks here of so-called HiFi Smart Speakers, which also have voice control based on Amazon Alexa.
To allow music reproduction in almost every room of the house, and in the simplest way possible, this is the task that the two new loudspeaker systems from Lautsprecher Teufel GmbH, namely the models Teufel HOLIST S and Teufel HOLIST M, are designed to meet.
Basically, the two new systems Teufel HOLIST S and Teufel HOLIST M are wireless speakers, but Lautsprecher Teufel GmbH rather speaks of HiFi Smart Speakers, and refers not only to the rich, room-filling presentation, but first and foremost to the possibility of voice control, whereby Amazon Alexa is used for this purpose. In addition, various interfaces and above all the integration of various online music services in the Teufel HOLIST app should ensure flexibility of use.
The two new compact speakers from Berlin are designed in such a way that one model is suitable for smaller and medium sized rooms, the second one for larger rooms. The dimensions alone show this, because with a height of 22.5 cm and a width of 14.3 cm the new Teufel HOLIST S is very compact and weighs only 1.6 kg. The new devil HOLIST M on the other hand measures 40 cm in height, 27 cm in width and weighs 6.6 kg.
For both systems, the manufacturer promises an enveloping 360° sound with a powerful tuning based on Teufel’s Dxynamore technology, which is typical for Teufel.
Even the “little” Teufel HOLIST S uses an upward radiating full range driver, an active low frequency driver, plus three passive bass diaphragms. By the way, the aforementioned full-range driver relies on a reflector which provides the promised even dispersion and thus a uniform sound impression throughout the entire room.
Its big brother, the devil HOLIST M, relies on a three-way system design, thus a high, mid and low frequency driver is used, and there is even a forward facing full range driver available. This additional driver, in conjunction with the others, guarantees the promised rich 360° sound, but also allows the sound modes Wide and Direct. Wide, which is intended to produce a very spatial sound, whereas Direct is designed specifically for the playback of spoken content, such as audio books, podcasts or news. These modes can be activated directly via a switch on the device base.
In both systems, the developers naturally used DSP-based signal processing in conjunction with Class D amplifier modules to guarantee distortion-free playback by optimally controlling the drivers.
Primarily the two new solutions from Berlin take up contact to source devices over Bluetooth, whereby one sets on a module from the house Qualcomm and here also the codec aptX is supported, in order to guarantee a signal transmission in “CD quality”. Over Bluetooth one can naturally not only access own contents, also in principle all only conceivable Streaming possibilities are available, only the appropriate App on the Smartphone or Tablet must be installed.
In addition, there is an analog input that can be used to integrate a CD player, a streaming solution and other sources. This is designed as a 3.5 mm stereo mini jack plug.
Both the Teufel HOLIST M and the Teufel HOLIST S can also be connected to the network via WiFi. This is of course the basis for being able to use one of the essential features of these two systems, namely voice control via Amazon Alexa.
To put this explicitly in a nutshell, the two solutions Teufel HOLIST S and Teufel HOLIST M have Amazon Alexa directly integrated, so with these smart speakers you can use the full functionality of the Internet giant’s voice control, be it the playback of music via Amazon Music or Spotify, but also the retrieval of information and the control of any smart home solutions.
In order to guarantee optimal voice quality for accurate recognition, the Teufel HOLIST S is equipped with two microphones, the Teufel HOLIST M even with four, whereby the company speaks of HD microphones.
Via WiFi there is also a very comfortable control via an app available, the so-called Teufel HOLIST App, which is offered for Apple iOS and Google Android. This allows streaming services such as the already mentioned Amazon Music and Spotify to be used, as well as Napster, TIDAL and TuneIn.
But also the control directly at the device is possible, for this purpose the most important functions are available on the top side in form of sensor buttons.
By the way, the designers of Lautsprecher Teufel GmbH use design elements of the original Amazon Alexa devices, first of all an LED ring, which shines in the colors specified by Amazon, such as blue, yellow or red, to display the most diverse information at a glance.
As mentioned in the introduction, both systems present themselves as slim solutions, whereby, apart from the base and top, the entire side parts are covered with a textile fabric. You can choose between black and white.
The solutions Teufel HOLIST S and Teufel HOLIST M are now available directly from Lautsprecher Teufel GmbH. The Teufel HOLIST S is priced at 249.99 and the Teufel HOLIST M at € 499.99.
Getting to the point
Basically, the two new systems Teufel HOLIST S and Teufel HOLIST M are Wireless Speakers, but Lautsprecher Teufel GmbH rather speaks of HiFi Smart Speakers, and refers not only to the rich, room-filling presentation, but first and foremost to the possibility of voice control, whereby Amazon Alexa is used for this. In addition, various interfaces and above all the integration of various online music services into the Teufel HOLIST app should ensure flexibility of use.
|Manufacturer:||Lautsprecher Teufel GmbH|
|Distribution:||Lautsprecher Teufel GmbH|
|Price:||Teufel HOLIST S € 299,99|
Teufel HOLIST M € 499,99