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!
Prof, welcome to the final destination on the ride.

Been there, done that.  Could have bought cars over what was spent.  Now my system is a lot like yours, beautiful, ever-present and faithful Thiels, fed by a big warm Classe, with a 58 year old tubed preamp full of ancient bottles conducting the arrangements.

Is it full of distortion and is ruefully unfaithful to the waveforms?  You betcha.  But when Nancy Wilson steps up and starts singing, she is RIGHT THERE.  Goosebumps always, media permitting.

And isn’t that why we go to all this trouble, to come home, pour a nice drink, and luxuriate in our musical retreat?

IMO, when you are left always listening to the equipment itself, and never the artistry of the music, you have forgotten the destination.  Others I’m sure will feel differently.  
Does anyone have the settings of peq filters that would replace the correction of the equalizer of the 3.5 series. I know that a graph of the correction was in measurement section of stereophile review but curious if the peq equivalent.
I have now finished the coax crossover of the right speaker and am listening to music with a big smile on my face, incredible how much such an upgrade brings!! And now also the CS2.4 shows its appreciation with the nicer parts :)

Still a lot to do,  but it's all worth it 

see link for the photos,
Rules - I have a schematic derived from real unit by a DIY. If that would help, I can email a copy to you. Tom
Prof, welcome to the final destination on the ride.

Ha! I know myself too well to think I’ve settled on my last and only speaker. I’m polygamous with speakers.

As I’ve said: my Thiels are so wonderful overall I really can’t imagine ever selling them. I’d truly end up kicking myself. So if I get new speakers it will be in addition to the Thiels, not replacing them.

As per my previous report: I listened to a fantastic Chet Baker album, featuring beautifully recorded trumpet, sax and flute, at my pal’s place, and then later spun it at home. The clarity at my pal’s place was extremely impressive. But at home on the Thiels (and CJ amps) it wasn’t only clear, the trump and sax were so much bigger, richer, had more realistic weight and presence and that elusive organic quality.

Joni Mitchell singing on Blue at my pal’s place was, again, impressively clear, but it wasn’t a human being: just a bunch of "super detail" where her voice seemed sort of disembodied and taken apart in the sound field.At home the Thiels focused all the sound so it all sounded like it was coming from the same place, a person in between the speakers, with body, roundness, appropriate softness, sibilance sounding like breath not like an electronic artifact, etc.