Thiel Owners


Guys-

I just scored a sweet pair of CS 2.4SE loudspeakers. Anyone else currently or previously owned this model?
Owners of the CS 2.4 or CS 2.7 are free to chime in as well. Thiel are excellent w/ both tubed or solid-state gear!

Keep me posted & Happy Listening!
jafant

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thieliste

I am fortunate to own a reference CD player (Accuphase) and reference universal player (AYRE). No streaming in my future anytime soon.

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therealpupalei

You certainly have your finger on the pulse my Audiophile friend.
Have fun!

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jusam

 

Thank You for the kind comments.  Agreed, Civility, is certainly on the decline.

 

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arvincastro

which cable(s) did you switch recently? Your ears are quite good as I found the Bluesound Vault to exhibit a slight glare/grain during my demo.

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tomthiel

Good to see you as always. Hope you are well and having fun in your hot rod garage. And studio.

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tomthiel

 

An update on those speakers for Bill Thalmann. Did you guys work out the logistics and purchasing?

 

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tomthiel

 

Thank You for the update. I hope you guys are able to score those 3.5 loudspeakers.

 

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jab

Good to see you as always. Second- sound anchors are a sonic match for 3.6 and CS 2.4 models. Unsure about other Thiel Audio loudspeakers?

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solobone22

there are updates to the CD6 and CD9, with, CD6 SE and CD9 SE players. I would be curious to demo the CD9 SE for a comparison.

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sdl4

I am awaiting an audition of Swisscable in April or May.
I am currently on assignment for work.
As soon as I hear these offerings, I will post my impressions and thoughts here.  
jazzman7

Nice catch! Saturday Audio Exchange is a great outlet for Thiel loudspeakers.

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tomthiel

Thank You for citing Morrow Cable as a sonic match. What other brands did you test drive over the years?

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tomthiel

Thank You for the updates from Hot Rod garage.
Hope that you are well and looking forward to the Fall season.

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Any other 3.5 owners want to chime in to address thoft's query?

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yyzsantabarbara

Thank You for the update. After a few listens to the MoFi- let me know how the 2 discs compare in sound quality.

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rtbs70
My pleasure. You certainly own very nice gear. Take the time, at your leisure, to peruse this informative thread. There are several 3.6 and power-point owners here. My aspect or niche' is Cables/Power Cords.We all know that an integrated or pre-amp is the Heart of a system.Cables/Power Cords represent the Extremities. Careful matching and synergy will take a good system to excellent. And an excellent system to outstanding! I have 35 years in the gear and 48 years as a Music lover.
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thieliste

I have been chasing the Accuphase for 10 years now. Seller finally decided to sell. The Ayre mates superbly with my Integrated amp.
Once I heard the combo, I was enlightened.

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tomthiel

Thank You for continued research and development on Base options (other than Outriggers). The Italian casting product sounds interesting.
Have fun and stay safe!

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tomthiel

 

Over on US Audiomart there is a pair of CS 2.4SE with S/N #217/218.

Located in central Florida. I wonder if the full production met 150 pairs ?

 

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tomthiel

 

Thank you for your hard work and research on XO 

development. Outstanding! Progress.

 

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tmsrdg
In addition to the 8/4 ohm double power ratio, I find it interesting to ask a manufacturer about peak current in  (A)mperes  rating as well.
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tomthiel
As I started my higher end education back in the early 1990's via Stereophile and TAS subscriptions, I recall, Slew Rate being discussed quite often by the reviewers. In 2020, is this factor relevant as it pertains to power amplifiers?  I will concur with the CS 3.7 being very efficient, as well as, models CS 2.4, 2.4SE and 2.7.
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thoft

Welcome! Good to see you here. There are several 3.5 experts on the Panel here. Stand by until one reaches out to answer your query.
I look forward in reading more about your musical tastes and sytsem.

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jazzman7
Nice catch! I hope that these Speakers find the next good home.
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Excellent guidance and information for CS 3.7 loudspeakers, Guys.

 

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tomthiel
Thank You for your insight and recalling  Jim's approach in speaker design
as it pertained to SR. Very informative.
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sdecker
Thank You for chiming in with your knowledge of slew rate as well.Very informative.
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tomthiel
Thank You for your insight and observations.  I was thinking along the lines of conversations that took place between you and Jim, building Thiel Audio.
Good to read that SR is still part of design and implementation these days.
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tomthiel

The seller is the 2nd owner. The 1st owner originally purchased in 2009 in NJ/NY area.  I will try to gather more history on this particular pair. I hope that you are well and enjoying the Holiday season.

 

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beetlemania

Good to see you here. I know! Regarding this new found information, I am quite curious to learn where production really stopped for the CS 2.4SE?

Could pair #217/218 really represent the last Factory numbers?

 

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pops

 

2nd Note- I believe that it is fair to report that Upstream of gear is important for every Thiel model. Especially, the newer CS 2.4, 2.4SE, 2.7 and 3.7 Loudspeakers.

 

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big_greg

 

Good to see you here today. There are several 3.6 fans and owers here on the Panel. Stay tuned until one of those guys chimes in to address your query.

What gear is current in your system? I am thinking that you own a Marantz SA-10 Reference player?

 

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cascadesphil

 

Good to see you as always. You owned some nice Thiel models. What factor made you decide to move on from  a 7.2 to CS 3.7 loudspeaker?

 

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pops

 

Thank You for chiming in on the 3.6 loudspeaker.

 

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harrylavo

Good to see you here. Thank You for sharing your Cable history. 
I started w/ Monster Cable in the late 80's myself.

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theaudiotweak

Good to see you again. I hope you find and re-submit the post.
If using an iPad, the post,  may not link up to these threads.

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big_greg

 

Always good to see a Marantz KI Pearl owner. Not many of these Reference players were produced.

 

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big_greg

 

Thank You for citing your Systems.  Nice gear all around.

 

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scubabird
Welcome! Good to see you here. I would say seek out a Vandersteen 3A Signature loudspeaker. This will closely mimic a Thiel CS 2.4, CS 2.7 or CS 3.7 model. Take the time to read throught this thread for additional information on older/vintage loudspeakers. Well annotated per members of the Panel.

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tomthiel

Rob's website looks great! Everyone check it out.

 

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arvincastro

interesting query- I would say Bose tops most audiophiles lists.

Looking forward in your tilting experiment.

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