Thiel Audio CS1.2, Rosewood, Spectacular!
Thiel Audio manufactured highly sought after hi-end loudspeakers from their Kentucky factory from 1977 to 2018. Brothers, Jim and Tom Thiel, and partner Kathy Gornik made their name in audio with the study and design of speakers that compensated for time delays between high and low frequency drivers due to the non-concentric nature. Their studies showed that our ear/brain interpret even the tiniest of time delays as "wrong," which listeners tend to describe as "unmusical" or "unrealistic" sound.
The Coherent Source design used both physical and electrical means to compensate for these anomalies. Thiel's signature sloped front baffle was the most visible result of these studies. The CS1.2 model was a derivative of the early CS1, and even earlier CS04. Featuring a seemingly simple 2-way design using some the top European components of its day, the CS1.2 has outstanding imaging and instrument placement. The Scanspeak 1" aluminum dome tweeter was a marked improvmenet over the prior generations' soft fabric dome, with greater power handling and crisper highs. The 6.5" poly cone long-throw woofer sits in a compact, ported enclosure with very impressive low end extension for such a small system.
These speakers in rosewood are truly lovely examples of the marque, and ready for many more songs to sing.
Demos are available in Lawrence, MA.
$599 (plus applicable sales tax)
* Currently only available locally, but customized delivery might be possible. Please enquire prior to purchasing.