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tomthiel

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last_lemming - about CS2.4 XO upgrade. That model has been done several times at various levels with good results. However, my explorations have revealed that Jim’s stock XO parts are quite well optimized per cost. A complete rework could cost a... 
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JA - I posit that all Thiel models have benefited from toe-in for a high majority of users, including myself. But, it's a mixed bag of trade-offs and that toe in contributes toward the felt need to reduce high frequency energy. I'm unraveling the ... 
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Some thoughts related to CS3.7 ’brightness’. Brightness, or excessive upper midrange energy is a common complaint about Thiel speakers. Knocking those frequencies down will reduce the perceived problem, but I’d like to add some perspective to tha... 
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biannuzzi22 - the subwoofers are a hard problem. When I began this journey in 2018, I bought some including the SS2. I took it to Atlantic Systems, masters of repair and long-term warranty station for many high performance brands. Short story... 
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vair68robert - I susepect it's they guy who makes aftermarket 'fixes' for various speakers. when I spoke with him a few years ago he said his units 'fixed known abberations in the Thiel's upper midrange'. Rob Gillum bought one to measure and said ... 
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jafant - yes, we can read it. Thank you. It's always sobering when a friend, or associate of any kind, vanishes. I feel fortunate that you re-introduced me to Bill 5 or so years ago. Bill and I knew each other as co-exhibitors at audio shows, but... 
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JA - can you post a link to Abe's tribute. I can't find his tribute to Bill.  
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kheine - Clearance is tight enough under the cabinet that some banana plugs are too long to fit. There are 45° locking banana plugs that solve that problem. Send me a PM if you wish.    
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biannuzzi22 - I'm not a 2.3 expert, but I might shed some historic light around it. The CS2.3 was the first-generation Thiel-designed coax. The 1990 SCS used a stock ScanSpeak 6.5" coax which solved Thiel's fundamental problem of working properly... 
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I glad you get it and like it. That was the idea, but we're in the minority.    FWIW, I have done installations where the cable was routed under the floor and through a  drilled a hole through the floor  - voila - wireless speaker.  
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kheine - Yes. There's a long story about the bottom inputs, but we can summarize that my design goal of furniture elegance without electronic clutter, has been less than popular. Here are some considerations for your move that include the fruit ... 
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@unsound - I find it more cognitively dissonant in the used / classic speaker market than it was in the new / heyday speaker market for a speaker to require extremely specialized and expensive amplification in order to work, even reasonably well. ... 
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@unsound - the many moving parts are gradually coming into better focus. Neither of those 3.6 drivers is in production. The replacement drivers that will serve the 3.6, 3.5, 3 (plus earlier similar) models will be based on the 3.6 drivers, but can... 
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@beetlemaina - good to see you. Your nod to Cardas led to their inclusion in this winding journey, where I ended with their 'chassis wire', which I consider a masterpiece of innovative engineering. Straightwire, Iconoclast, Morrow, Kimber, Fishman... 
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JA - congratulations on this forum and on the likes of unsound and pops chiming in after all this time. 2024 is bringing some tangible fruition. Long, slow trudge, with so many lessons learned and alliances made. I thank all of you who have taken ...