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!
Thank You for citing your pre/power combination. On other Audio forums, ModWright is a favorite amongst Thiel speaker owners.Dan builds beautifully sounding gear.

Happy Listening!
Hi Thiel 'Goners.  Just thought I would chime back in after a reading the new thoughts about cables.  I have been running my 3.6s, via ARC LS 26 pre  and ARC DS 450Ms monoblocks, with a limited number of speaker cable options starting with BJC Beldons.  I was just starting out a couple of years ago with this component match and discovered a new pair of Tara Labs TL 2/14 for a reasonable price on Amazon: $300 for 6ft pair (no longer available).  Once installed I noticed quite a bit more warmth, bass girth, and less treble fatigue than the BJCs.  I am a concert violinist by profession so treble resolution and general overall warmth are important to my ears.  Later on last year, after consulting with the Cable Company, I was encouraged to try some Tara Prime RSC 2s however they were beyond my price point at the time: about $700.  My recent compromise purchase this year was a pair of gently used Tara 8 ft Vector 1 RSCs: luckily found on A'gon for $375.  These are much larger, separated cables and I can't  believe what a difference even from the TL 2/14s!  Imaging, definition, soundstage, dynamic range, and timing have all been enhanced all without sacrificing warmth.  I  have also had Tara Vector 1 and Prime interconnects throughout my rig for some time now and absolutely love the sound!

I used BJCs interconnects and speaker cable with my Carver/Image
system 12 years ago , moved up to Cardas Quad Link and now
am using Cardas Neutral Reference .
I am XXXtremely envious of audiojan being able to use
Cardas Clear Beyond spaker cables but like sdl4 the cost prohibits me from thinking about them , but not dreaming about them .
I couldn't twist my own arm to jump on purchasing Cardas Clear Reflection speaker cables offered at 50% off of list .

So I asked Thiel owners about experience with Tara Labs
and what speaker cables owners of CS2.7s and CS3.7s are using .
I then started trying to research cables trying to find some kind 
of quantitative measurements to help make a decision .
I've kinda decided to make my own using Cardas 9.5awg
and their silver rodium spades making seperate runs for + and - .

jafant said it best !

" The ear/brain, is the only measurement tool for cable/cord assessment and evaluation. " 

Thank You Thiel Owners


Hello all,

Just wanted to chime in my 2 cents worth on a recent service issue. I recently had an issue with the coax drivers in my lightly modified CS 2.3s. There was a very low level buzz coming from one of the drivers when listening to the top 1/3 of the piano on well recorded discs. 

I removed both drivers and sent them to Rob Gillum at Coherent Source Service (859-554-9790.) Rob rebuilt both drivers and returned them promptly. He also emailed me with his detailed findings. The replacement drivers looked completely new, were well packed and included high quality solder. 

I was fortunate to have worked with Rob at Thiel during the development of the CS6, prototypes of the CS7.2 tweeter and CS2.3 coax driver. Many of us on this forum will remember the world class customer service of Thiel in their Lexington years and I feel fortunate to have Rob around as excellent resource and gentleman.