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!

Yes, Rob definitely had a role. Home Team Thiel managed the executive design and manufacturing engineering and execution. Principal players were Kathy Gornik, Dawn, Rob, Gary Dayton and probably some others. Thiel in 2012 was a skeleton crew and all hands believed that bringing this post-Jim product to market was essential to any kind of future. The drivers already existed in the 3.7 coax and 2.4 woofer. Technical crossover engineering was done by Warkwyn in Toronto, which resembled pulling teeth to get an authentic ’Thiel’ product from an outside firm with ideas of their own. Indeed the CS2.7 was part of what attracted a new buyer . . . which could have carried on the company, but was not a good fit and things went south. But the product exists as a testament to Home Team Thiel’s dogged determination. (Also, there is some low-hanging fruit for improvement.)



Outstanding! Glad that Rob had a role bringing the CS 2.7 to marketplace. 1500 pair(s) or not, this is a Testament to Jim's hard work and vision since inception.


Happy Listening!

1500 pairs of 2.7s !  

My serial #s are 329 & 330 , If I remember correctly prof have #'s slightly higher and those  have been the highest #s I've seen on this forum .  I wonder where the rest of the owners are ?

One major thing I've discovered about the 2.7s is the the crossovers deviated from Jim's philosophy of keeping the capacitors maximum at 100uf . I keep wondering why this was allowed , why the 3.7 coax board was not modified and the 2.4's woofer board was not modified for the 2.7 cabinet ?

PartsConnexion should be offering the Purity line of caps by July .

Rob - I have likewise not heard of any high 2.7 serial numbers. Rob gave me the 1500 pair figure and I take it on his word. I do know that by that time Thiel’s export markets were stronger than domestic. We’ll see what surfaces as time goes on.

Yes, that 400uF electrolytic cap in the midrange feed is not Jim Thiel - never done. As a fly on the wall, I gathered that there were ongoing struggles between Home Team Thiel and Warkwyn who ’knew best’. New ’finalized’ samples would come from Toronto with persisting failures to honor such requests. When their tab hit $250K, Kathy pulled the plug and began production. New Thiel didn’t deem it worth the trouble to make future changes.

Regarding 3.7 vs 2.7, I see almost every value changed for the 2.7. Circuitry layouts are similar in that the same basic resonances are being compensated. But there are significant differences and no shared component values between the three models' crossovers.

I’ve heard the models 3.7 and 2.7 only once at Thiel’s music room September 2012. I was overjoyed by the performance of both, especially the 3.7. What a Swan Song.