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!
Obviously music is initially analogue.

Wouldn’t it be best to attempt to reproduce it that way?

Digital offers control over time and frequency, but generally speaking, speakers are analogue instruments as well. Unless you go all digital, I would get out of the digital domain as quickly as you can. 

Sure you could tweak digital to your hearts content, but wouldn’t it just be better to assemble the best all-analogue system you can that makes your favorite music sound the way you want? 
My personal goal, and I’m very close, is to be able to play any style of music, from any era, on any available medium/format (so far reel to reel tape is the best I’ve found) and to have everything sound the way you expect it to sound or better. 
I’ve been down the tone control, parametric EQ, digital EQ, DSP road and all you end up doing is tweak and tweak and tweak. Invest in a good DAC (Schiit DACs are great and affordable) and a decent turntable, and enjoy finding synergies in the many designs of speakers, cables, and amplifiers that are affordable and available on the used market.

A quiet room. Tubes in your preamp. Powerful solid state amplification and speakers YOU LOVE in the RIGHT PLACE in that room. Everything else is gravy. 
@brettmcee  Really good post above.  I've done and accomplished over a lifetime of hardware and music nearly everything you praise (except reel-to-reel and Schitt, perhaps at my loss).  I'm no longer a digiphobe now that *good* digital can be very good, but use it for what is best and get into the analog domain quickly (knowing most vinyl from the past 20-30 years was recorded digitally, often with awful gear by today's standards).  Achieving system synergy with the variety of combinations or hardware, room acoustics, and your ears, is the end game.
Anybody here have an extra CS 3.5 midrange driver (or speaker itself) hanging around, orphaned.  If so, please contact me at and we can talk about relieving you of same.  Thanks.

Good to see you here. I will keep my Eyes peeled as well.

Happy Listening!