Teufel CB 200 Amp
The little amp is a nice looking piece of kit. It’s about the size of a portable DVD player and features a glossy black finish which allows it to fit in with almost all modern PC or lounge stereo equipment.
On the left hand side of the front panel, you have a few switches and ports that are worth taking note of. At the end you have two buttons, the first being an On/Off standby switch, with the input source selector just next to it. Alongside these are two 3.5mm ports, a microphone in and headphone out. Next to these is a single USB input for USB drives or the like.
On the other end there are three very smooth turn dials which adjust Bass, Treble and Volume respectively. Each feels very well made and is lovely to use, however I did find it a bit difficult to spot the slight depression that marks where on the scale they are set to.
Along the edges are some cooling vents to allow any heat build up from the internal components to easily escape. Teufel warns heavily in the manual not to cover these; a fire could break out. They’re quite adamant about this. You don’t want a Teufel fire on your hands.
The rear is similarly festooned with connectors and switches. Running from Left to Right we have: Auxilary In/Out, 3.5mm input (labelled as MP3), three USB ports, one B Standard, two A standard, speaker 6.2mm inputs, on/off switch and the DC power input.
The underside has some cold air intake grills to create a nice flow though of fresh air, preventing those nasty fires. There’s also a giant bolt that I’d love to know what it’s holding on to. However, Teufel warns that there is a large chance of electrical shock if you open this; like their fire warnings, I’m taking it seriously.