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
Tom,

Wow, what surprising and interesting insight in to the end-of-life Thiel business!  Thank you!
Prof - I find it interesting to ferret out rather than letting sleeping dogs lie. I'm getting a pair of 2.4s soon and will be able to date them via serial numbers. Their particulars will be of great interest. I suspect with some facts in my quiver, Rob and/or Dawn would confirm or deny my assertions and speculations.

TT
I love this thread. The history, suggestions and tweeks are priceless. Have owned 2 pair of CS2’s since late ‘80’s. I picked up some mint 2.4’s late last year. Looks like serial #433/434 although almost looks like they could be 4331/4332 . Numbers are rubbed and very hard to read but given number of total pairs made mentioned above the 400’s are likely the better guess. Consequently I likely have the later fcx boards. I am definitely interested in the crossover upgrade possibilities but not really sure I want to dismantle and rebuild myself unless everything can be accessed from the back plate? I may call and  see if this can be done turnkey since one of my CS2’s has gone dead in midrange also. These speakers are all keepers for me.
Gotta say the 2.4’s even with the fcx are truly fantastic. I loved reading the vintage reviews linked earlier. 
 I spent the last 4 months switching between the 2.4’s and Magnipan 3.7’s. I feel like a guy with two very beautiful wives that get along, are very similar but each shine in slightly different ways….but I can only be with one at a time….truly audio nirvana. I drive them with Pass X260.8, Cary SLP-05 with NOS tubes and silversmith audio ribbon speaker cables and to my ears it is a combination made in heaven….that said we all continue to look for improvements in our quest for perfection. Thanks for all the ideas and especially to Tom for the history of speakers that have emotionally connected me to recorded music for more  than 30 years.
jmbumgarner01

Nice score! Both Cary Audio and Pass Labs are sonic matches for the CS 2.4 model.  What other gear rounds out your system?

Happy Listening!