Happy Friday! All
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Thanks for the input on that. For the past 17 years mine have been on a second floor dedicated room, but it was built in such a way that the part where the speakers sat had joists running a short direction of only 6’, which definitely played a part in the rooms interaction. The low midrange hump I was getting elsewhere was gone.
Now, I’ll have them on slab floors (hardwood on slab) and have zero idea how they’ll sound - but assume they’ll be as fast as I barely remember in the shop 35 years ago. I definitely want to try something like the iso-acoustics out once I live with them for a few weeks and get the room more or less tuned.
It’s driving me nuts that they’re literally 5 blocks away from me right now, and with our shelter-in-place I can’t get the movers over there. I’d dearly love some tunes in this big empty house right now! Ugh. I’ve got an old Adcom 555 pre/amp in the garage, I might try doing something as an interim/streaming setup and some inexpensive bookshelves. I’m about Netflixed out!I’ll keep you posted.
I have a question ( and your opinion ) about your guage selection for both the woofer in/out and the coax in/out .
All Thiel speakers used 18awg in and out , Tom Thiel has advised
increasing the the guage from speaker post to X-over boards ,
which I am planing on doing .
I will be increasing the input to 11.5awg since I am using 9.5awg
Cardas chassis wire for speaker wires .
Question While I've thought about using different gauges to the speakers ( 11.5 to woofers , 15.5 to mids and 17.5 to the tweeters )
do you believe that the different gauges worked for you
( you said you had a smile on your face )
or do you think that using the same gauge ( 17.5 ) as in OEM would have been the way to go ?
I'll be installing 9.5awg and Cardas posts in and on my amp ,
then Cardas posts on the Speakers ( just placed my order for ) .
I plan on replacing the speaker wiring as the first upgrade .
Hello Thiel aficionados,
I have a friend who is building a new home and he is going to have a bonus room above the garage that will be a dedicated man cave (in the sky). He has asked me to assist him in putting together a $5k system, using new or used components. I'm keeping an eye on the local Craigslist to see if anything pops up.
There is a pair of gloss black Thiel CS2.3 available locally. They were purchased new in 2000 from a local hi-end shop and they have all of the original packaging and accessories. Currently asking a tic over $1000. Is this a potentially good option at this price?
Thanks for any feedback or guidance. Not locked into Thiel, just searching locally for a good value in a hi-end speaker.
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