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!

I think someone was referencing the CS3s on this forum and about the bass equalizer. I have a pair of CS3 and I love them! When I purchased the CS3 they came with the bass equalizer but it quickly died on me. I purchased a brand new one from Rob and I haven't even use it yet! That is because I also bought a Thiel SS2.2 Subwoofer with the PX05 passive crossover. Buying a nice sub would be a great alternative to buying the bass equalizer. It can be tricky trying to find an amp that would allow the integration of the equalizer, especially if you have an integrated amp. In the future I am planning to purchase a preamp and a power amplifier and just stick the equalizer in between them with RCA cables. When the bass equalizer is incorporated into the system there is a noticeable increase in bass! 

biannuzzi - here's some background that might be useful.

The CS3 and its replacement the CS3.5 share the same enclosure volume and woofer, except for addition of an applied damping compound to the 3.5 woofer, which you can get from Rob. In my opinion, the quality of the native bass is superior to any subwoofer, unless you drive it very hard in a big room and need the sub. That's the purpose of the 40Hz bass cutoff.  FYI: the unequalized -3dB point is 80Hz, falling at the sealed box 12dB/octave for critically damped, authentic bass response. If you have or ever get a 3.5 equalizer, it has the same CS3 parameters, but better circuit design and implementation. I will have an improved EQ later this year.

Many integrated amps have a 'tape loop' for sending a post preamp signal to be recorded (or equalized) before returning to the poweramp input. The equalizer can be inserted into that tape loop with some small signal degradation.

Hi Tom! Thanks for the info about the CS3. I will contact Rob so see if he can send me the dampening compound for my CS3 woofers. In case you are curious, I also have the CS2.4 (upgraded coax) and the CS2.7. Sadly the CS2.4 and CS2.7 are in there original boxes because I am going to move soon. Let me know when you have the updated bass equalizer for the CS3 and I would gladly purchase one from you! Thanks,




Good to see you here again. Are you still using a Hegel with your CS 2.7 loudspeakers? What other gear rounds out your system?


Happy Listening!