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!


If you decide to use the original boards and replace the resistors use this site for parallel pairing   .

I would also recommend replacing the electrolytic caps with Mundorf electrolytic caps .   If you measure your film caps you might be able to upgrade them with the new Clarity Purity caps . 

Good Luck 



My pleasure. I would certainly keep these rare Speakers.  Enjoy your newly found treasure.


Happy Listening!

Am not entirely sure if this owner is in this forum, but I share the same enthusiasm when I got my pair of Thiel speakers.


It also warms my heart to see that there are other Thiel speaker owners in this subreddit.

I just found a pair of CS1.2s at the Salvation Army. I was not even looking for audio equipment, but I was waiting for my car to be washed and wandered over during the wait. It was my girlfriend who found them and pointed them out to me as “cool” and possibly high-end given the piano black finish. She did not hesitate to suggest that I buy them even though she did not know the brand and is not an audio geek. hadn’t even seen them there. I myself had heard of Thiel but never even heard them demoed. $175 dollars later I am now part of this fraternity. 


I got them home and hooked them up to my old Marantz SR-8000 A/V receiver to check if they were actually working and they seem fine. I have been listening to them every night for about a month now and I enjoy them. 


I noticed a few things I would like to ask about:


1. They are pretty weak at the low end. I want to add a subwoofer/subwoofers. Any good suggestions? I use the receiver for stereo only (music). I have been scouring the used marketplace for old M&K, MartinLogan, and REL subwoofers. Someone suggested Hsu, which I thought is more of a home theater brand. Any suggestions in the $300-400 (used) range? 


2. While they excel at instrumental music, classical especially, they aren’t the best for playing rock, pop, and so on. i noticed that the difference is like night and day between when a DJ is talking (radio) and the music starts. I often can’t even make out what the DJ says as it is so muffled, although singing voices sound fine. Part of it is the character of these speakers from what I have read, but to not make out a classical DJ’s banter (yes, they do mumble) is unusual for any speaker I have ever owned, especially when they sound so great with music. Could something be amiss?


3. These suckers get loud in a hurry, probably because they are low impedance. I have to run the receiver at very low volumes or I am blown out of the room. The louder it is (within reason) the better they sound. Is that typical for these speakers?


Thanks in advance! 





Thank You for posting. That is a sweet set-up minus all of that wood paneling.

I would imagine that the room is very "live"


Happy Listening!