Thiel Owners


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!
Hope you and the other guys in the greater NYC area are staying safe.I have a very firm grasp on the kind of Operations currently going on up there. A little downtime is great for catching up on good music.

Happy Listening!
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.