Thiel Owners


Guys-

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!
jafant

Jafant, I'm currently using a JK Acoustics Passive 5, which is an old school design from The Netherlands. Very minimalist when it comes to the number of components.

Great to hear that you've experienced both, I'd bee interested to hear your experiences! Since I'm in no real rush to upgrade, I'm also considering holding out for a hybrid design which runs on pure class A when little power is required.

@lars888888 Power output into 4 Ohms isn’t that relevant. Power output into 2 Ohms is. Look for something with between 400 and 1600 Watts into 2 Ohms. Personally I would look for something with at least 800 Watts into 2 Ohms. 

lars888888

 

There is not much difference between the 3b and 4b-st other than power ratings. Both amps have the Bryston house sound. Both amps can be matched nicely with Tube or SS pre-amps.

Which hybrid design amp are you considering? What other Gear is in your System?

 

Happy Listening!

@thieliste thank you for your opinion and experience on Gaia feet. A question, do you have hard floor type or carpet under your 3.7s ? My set of Gaia has arrived and now I'm curious to test them, meanwhile have also sourced a set of spikes that were not included with the speakers I purchased. So, it's time to make some comparison and decide what I like better.

biannuzzi22

Contrary to what many will say, CS 3.5's do NOT need big watts or the ability to go down to 2 Ohms. The 3.5 is one of the (perhaps the easiest) easier Thiels in this regard. They will, however, really show whether it is a quality amplifier. I've run my 3.5's with an ARC Classic 60 since 1988 and it's a truly great match. That's right, 60 tube watts in triode driving the 4 ohm Thiels. I've never heard a SS amp that sounded as good with 3.5's. So look for quality and don't be swayed by all the high watt/low impedence talk that really applies to the later Thiels. Sure, the big watt amps will drive them, and if you have a large room or play at high volumes, maybe you want more than 60 watts, but they love tubes and clean, smooth detailed amps. Hope this helps!