Thiel cs2.4 upgrade to cs 2.4 se


I'm currently using thiel cs2.4. Any master can advise on how to upgrade to cs2.4se by changing its capacity? May i know the value and specs of the capacitors? What is the sound difference between cs2.4 vs dc2.4se? Tq
desmond888
Hello-

inmate dgarretson can answer this query for you. You can find his comments in my Thiel Speakers thread. I own the CS 2.4SE and the improvements that one can expect is the use of top film capacitors on the x-over.  Happy Listening!
Correction: Thiel Owners thread.

@desmond888

Thanks Jafant.  I believe the only difference between the 2.4 and 2.4SE model was the use of ClarityCap SA capacitors.  I don't have a schematic, but during that time Thiel was purchasing 14uf and 28uf values.  They may have been bypassing these with 1uf polystyrene caps. You should be able to confirm this by inspecting the crossover.

Since then we have surpassed SA by two generations-- ESA and now CSA. For that application I suggest CSA/250V or, space permitting, our top CMR/400V model. 

Dave

ClarityCap OEM Sales

Dear Jafant,
Thanks for the lead.

Dear dgarretson,
Pls pardon my ignorent. May i summarise your points. I just need to buy two ClarityCaps SA of value 14uf and 28uf each to replace the existing two caps w value 1uf. ( May i know the sequence?)
Alternatively, i buy 2 units CSA/250 or CMR/400v of value 14uf and 28uf to replace the existing two caps w value 1uf.
Pls help to confirm on whether my interpretation is correct. Tq

You should inspect the board to be sure.  The configuration is likely 14uf in parallel with 1uf(=15uf) and 28uf in parallel with 1uf(=29uf).  If this is the case, then you could (1) replace the 14uf and 28uf values and leave the stock 1uf polystryrene caps in place, or (2) replace both the high values and the paralleled 1uf caps with 15uf and 29uf.

It is advisable to look carefully at the circuit before ordering anything.

Noted with thanks. I shall check over this one or two weekends. I will post again shall i need futher assistance. Thank you do much for your wonderfull and useful advice.
My pleasure desmond888

additionally, the "SE" speaker is a solid maple cabinet w/ a special red Vermillion stain unique to this model.
Much Thanks for your assistance- dgarretson.
Happy Listening!
Agreed. SE looks glamour. I like its finishing in particular. It is a great speaker but need power to optimise its performance.
Not so much high power, more importantly high -current!
desmond-

keep me posted on your cross-over project. Happy Listening!
Dear jafant,
Sure. But it may take same time as currently i m required to travel more often to solicit more new biz in view of global economy slowdown. Not easy in banking industry now.
Dear friends, i tried to kick start my caps upgrading project but unsuccessful. In parcular, i have removed the screws at the bottom of thiel speakers but  can not open the enclosure. May i know anybody can enlighten me on how to dismantle the speakers to gain access to the crossover?