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!

Anyone Midwest close to Wisconsin I am seeking Thiel PCS with audioquest type 9 cables.

Are there any Thiel owners in the Metro Atlanta (GA) area willing to let me audition their CS1.x, CS2.x, or CS3.x speakers?

My attempt at a brief explanation: I love the wide, open soundstage and treble articulation of my Dahlquist DQ-10s but want more overall tonal balance—especially in the midrange. I have a set of Acoustic Research AR90s which are fantastic but do not have a similar soundstage. The AR90s also need to be played somewhat loudly to sound right.

I recently got a set of Vandersteen 2Ce Signature IIs: The soundstage is nearly as good as the DQ-10s (a bit too center focused but still good) with very good overall neutral tonal balance. The Vandersteens are a bit weak in the bass and I find my subwoofers (SVS SB3000s) help most of the time. Mostly.

I have realized that most of my listening (at least 50% jazz, a mix otherwise) is at moderate listening levels. That is why I opted for the Model 2 Vandersteens. I rarely get my preamp (Luxman 5C50 running Luxman B-12s) past its second volume detent.

Thiels have always been on my radar but they are rarely available in this area. I like the CS3.5 and up but think they might be too similar to the AR90s in the sense that I will need to play them loudly to sound good. It seems the CS2.x series is equivalent to the Vandersteen 2Ce series but perhaps with better treble and wider soundstage. I also am interested in the CS1.x series in the chance that a smaller speaker might suit most of my listening habits better.

Alternative insight is, of course, welcomed. I have figuratively painted myself into a corner of sorts.


If you're ever 150 miles west in Birmingham, you can come by and listen to my CS3.6s. See my virtual system for details. It was at Audio Alternative in your hometown of Lilburn that started my passion for Thiel. The setup was Thiel SCS4s powered by an ARC VSi60 integrated amp and Rega Apollo source. It was magical how the speakers simply disappeared and the soundstage expanded well outside of the speakers. Alan Jones has since moved downtown to HiFi Buys. 

@jonandfamily I remember Audio Alternative well! We both are showing our ages by that reference. HiFi Buys is not quite the same, sadly. If no one locally pops up, I might take you up on your kind offer.



Welcome! Good to see you here. The good news is that there are many Thiel loudspeakers fans and owners around metro Atlanta. We have several members on the Panel. There are a few outside of Atlanta as well. You are among friends.

I would contact Alan at Hifi Buys as above. He may have a list of old clients. If that does not work out, contact Mike at Wolf Song Audio 678.939.2133 north of Atlanta.


Should you need additional assistance, contact me anytime. I look forward in reading more about your Musical tastes. 

Happy Listening!