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!

@lloydviii I had my CS3.7 in a room that was 12x 11 x 9. I added 4 extra feet by taking out a closet door and put my desk in the closet. I was able to make the CS3.7 get about 80% of its ability via 2 ways. I was never able to get 100% because the CS3.7 need space to breath, but what I did get was fatigue free and very good. I enjoyed the CS3.7 for about 2 years this way.

The first approach was with acoustic treatment from GIK.  Since it was in my office, I could do whatever I wanted so I added 7 acoustic panels from GIK with their remote assistance. This worked well.

I then called up Mitch Barnett from 

Digital Room Calibration Services, Convolvers, Headphone Filtersets (

I had read his book on DSP and said to myself that I needed to get in contact with him to help me out. It turned out that he had a DSP services company that could setup DSP Convolution filters remotely.

You need to first get a $100 mic and then a laptop to run the free REW acoustic measurements software. Mitch will give you email instructions on how to place the mic, run the test signal, and have REW measure the response in the room. A set of data files are created, and you upload them to his company. He will create 5 convolution filters (DSP) based on your goals and also standard frequency curves for you to decide which works best.

The limiting factor for people to use this is that you need to run either ROON or JRIver, and it only adds DSP to the digital stream. If you have analog sources such as a tuner or turntable, then this is not a solution for you. 

If this process works for you the results are excellent. This is also not the simple DSP that you see in audio gear. It is done using very expensive and complicated software. The final result runs on the streaming server before your DAC.






Good to see you as always. I commented on your Virtual Systems pages.

Update me on any Gear changes.


Happy Listening!

Just an update on my inquiry a few days ago about a subtle midrange degradation in my 3.6s. 

I should have done some troubleshooting before my comment on this forum. I completely broke down my whole system and cleaned all connections/contacts with "Kontak Audio" electrical contact cleaner including all cords/connections, tubes, fuses...etc. The Thiels sound as good as they have ever sounded. If you don't have any contact cleaner, the simple friction process of unplugging and plugging back connections creates a better contact.

I also did some microphone testing with REW software and my miniDSP UMIK-1 microphone with no major issues identified. Psychoacoustics tend to play tricks with my mind, so I can't definitely say the hard work needed to clean the connections or lack of work related stress over the past weekend contributed to the improvement. 

Never underestimate the little things.

Bought a linear Power supply to try to improve the sound of my dac. Ended up that it is incompatible with the Dac. However, managed to use it on my router. Ended up it sounded quite good. With lower background noise. Seems that there is more punch to the bass too. The highs hardness is very much reduced. Seems like my weak link is my source and the Thiels are letting everything through.

Okay folks, I’m currently listening to cs3.6s with rebuilt mids and original tweeters and of course like the speakers very much. Picked up a set of cs2.3s this past summer and especially like the high and mid high sound, however they lack the low end support of the 3.6s go figure. Looking at the line up I’m eyeballing cs6 or cs7.2s.

Signal in and converted is all Bryston (BDP2 w/Bryston audio card & BDA2) managed via Roon. Next step in chain is McIntosh C22 M5 tube pre feeding an MC462 SS amp. More so I’m wondering about the cs6 as my next addition as I’d guess the bottom end is better than with the cs2.3 but equal if not better than the cs3.6. One would think that the cs6 would be better overall than the cs3.6 mostly due to advances in materials, design, experience. I’d also think the highs and mids would be similar between the 2.3 and cs6 since they were both released in 1998 and I'd think share similarities in coax design. Anyone who has owned the 3.6 and cs6s input would be most helpful. I have no question about the 7.2 fulfilling all my concerns.