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!

Hello Anthony, Glad to know we are both still around.

The points I supplied you were most likely Audiopoints a product line that I have long supported and do till this day. If the points are attached to a metal platform you have a Sistrum platform now called Rythm platform.  Both have brass points with a select geometry facing up and down attached thru the channels of the platform The company name is now Live-Vibe Audio. Let's keep in touch. TomD

@tomthiel thank you for the in-depth analysis of cable options for the 3.7. Morrow sounds interesting but it looks like they are hard to get here in Europe. I think I stick with the idea to look after some Straight Wires. If I buy used ones even the top-tier Straight Wire Crescendo or Serenade are in reach.  

I believe Jim Thiel was using Straightwire Maestro’s before moving on to the Goertz speaker cables. Both can be found for relatively inexpensive prices on the used market.

The Goertz cables models/gauges choices will depend upon the power output of your amplification. As @tomthiel previously touched upon the Goertz cables can put some amplifiers into self frying oscillation. This can be avoided by using Goertz own small, fairly inexpensive “RC networks” (zobles) at the speaker binding posts. Should you go with the Goertz, I strongly (!) recommend you use their RC networks. There is no sound reason not to.

As different as these designs appear, they share some characteristics. Both keep the positive and negative poles in constant close proximity with Teflon barriers. Both have somewhat similar technical properties of low inductance / high capacitance. FWIW, to my ears, despite their very obvious differences, they sound more alike than different.

unsound - no doubt you're right. Jim gravitated to the Geortz from StraightWire. I think it was Tony Cordesman or John Atkinson who borrowed those Goertz for their reviews and considered them an improvement.

I haven't gone there myself because I prefer to stay in the middle lane with ancillary products that are likely to be in widespread use among Thiel owners and fans. However, I would love to audition some flat-ribbon cables for comparison.

My recent wire excursions have me cross-checking driving speakers with and without crossover networks. The SCS4 is quite well behaved with no XO at all. And, guess what, cables interact differently with bare drivers vs networks.

How would you characterize 'their very obvious differences'?