Thiel Audio CS3.6 "Top 10 Performers"
The three-way CS3.6 uses a 10" woofer, a 4.5" midrange, and a 1" metal-dome tweeter. A 10" passive bass radiator extends the CS3.6's LF range, replacing the sealed-box loading of its predecessor, the CS3.5. (Unlike the 3.5, no LF equalization is used.) As with all Thiel loudspeakers, the crossover is a true acoustic first-order (6dB/octave) type. A black grille covers the drivers and curved baffle; the cabinet is available in a variety of wood veneers. A single pair of five-way binding posts on the loudspeaker's bottom panel provides signal connection. Thiel believes that bi-wiring can cause detrimental interaction between the cable and loudspeaker, and therefore offers only a single input.
All the drivers in the CS3.6 were designed by Jim Thiel and built to his specifications by Vifa in Denmark. The metal-dome tweeter, the same unit used in the CS5, features a long excursion (±1.5mm) and has a high resonant frequency (27kHz). This driver is crossed over at 3kHz to the 4.5" midrange driver, which features a unique design that is the subject of a patent application. The midrange's diaphragm is constructed of two cones of different shapes. The outer diaphragm has a greater flare, creating a pocket of air between it and the inner diaphragm. This structure is said to be stronger than a single diaphragm of the same weight.
This pair of Thiel 3.6s are later-run models, with the updated crossover network which alleviated overheating issues in some of the earlier production units. They are in exemplary condition... solid 9 with only the slightest signs of wear. Really just a beautiful set.
"I can say without reservation that the Thiel CS3.6 is a remarkable loudspeaker. It is extraordinarily uncolored, providing a transparent picture-window view into the music. Its exemplary tonal balance, superb spatial presentation, and excellent dynamics combine to produce a compelling musical experience. Moreover, it is significantly more musical than earlier Thiel products, with a smoother treble balance and less aggressive presentation. The CS3.6 is a loudspeaker I could easily live with on a long-term basis. Not all listeners, however, will like the CS3.6's immediacy and high resolving power. This definitely isn't a loudspeaker for those who prefer a softer-than-life, or unfocused, perspective." - Robert Harley, Stereophile
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Thiel Audio CS 3.6 in "Morado" finish: $1,599 (plus applicable sales tax)