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
Pops - most of my Lexington time was on Georgetown Road, where we started Thiel Audio,  around the corner from the Kentucky Horse Park, where I rode my bike nearly every decent day. Secretariat was exemplary of his Bold Ruler line in being interactive and playful. His grandson that I bred added a dash of mischief. He would do things like untie the girls' shoe laces or pick them up from their belt, and could unlatch a safety gate latch. Lovely and capable family of horses.
Just wanted to update you guys on my XO progress with my 3.6s. I removed the woofer and was able to confirm my ability to remove the XO. I originally thought it would be a more laborious process but, fortunately, all seams pretty modular and accessible thanks to the Thiel team's ingenuity.   My goal is to have an end result as close to original spec as possible unless an upgraded set of parts would clearly enhance the sound without changing the overall character. To this end, I would like to select parts accordingly. So far I have Claritycaps CSAs and Mills MRA-12s on my list. I do have some hesitation, after reading Tom's historical background on Jim's resistors, to consider leaving them in place if they would stilI be in good working order. I'm also probably going to leave the coils alone. I need some advice on the remaining XO parts which I am unable to identify. Any chance I could get you guys to check out this photo (below) to identify the large yellow capacitors and what their values might be? I couldn't find any markings. Also, beetlemania, I stand corrected that the electrolytic caps are NOT Claritycap SAs as I originally posted. I thought on my first exploration, with bad lighting, that they were. After further investigation, they look similar but have a big "S" printed on them. Any of you guys have an idea what brand they are? Also, in general, which parts would still be worth keeping in place?


https://photos.app.goo.gl/bUctYBhfecLYzWdi9
tomic601

Good to see you again.
Only if I can obtain a demo in Atlanta. I really enjoyed the synergy of Ayre  amp and universal player. Very tough to beat.

Happy Listening!
stspur

Thank You for the XO update. There are several 3.6 owners on the Panel that can benefit from your upgrade project. Keep up the excellent DIY work!

Happy Listening!