In Reply to: REVIEW: Thiel Audio CS 2.4 Speakers posted by TKwolek on February 1, 2004 at 11:20:28:
I was beginning to think I was the only one who just didn't get it when it comes to Thiel speakers. Last year I decided to try one of their products, since the audio press has lavished them with so much praise. So I went for the 1.6, gushed over by Stereophile, Absolute Sound, and probably even Julian Hirsch if he were still alive.
I really wanted to like them. I have enjoyed many speakers over the years, including Magnepans, ProAcs, Spendors, Harbeth, Living Voice and now Reference 3A. I try to give a speaker a lot of time for break-in and eventually I get to the point where I quit evaluating the speaker and just enjoy my music.
Well, no matter what I did, the Thiel sounded like a high-tech toy. There was no sense of weight or the naturalness that I hear with live music or even just plain old good recorded music, for that matter. Perhaps my ears have grown too acustomed to fabric tweeters and paper cones, but I also use live music as a reference. Perhaps my Audio Research VT 60 just isn't a good match. Maybe I'm going deaf!
I know others really enjoy Thiels, so I'll just say they weren't for me.
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Topic - REVIEW: Thiel Audio CS 2.4 Speakers - TKwolek 11:20:28 02/01/04 (18)
- Thiel Audio CS 2.4 Speakers - ear-mite 07:35:20 02/03/04 (0)
- Maybe you have a point but... - morricab 07:25:16 02/03/04 (4)
- Re: Maybe you have a point but... - TKwolek 18:36:54 02/03/04 (3)
- Transient response - Jim Austin 08:24:30 02/02/04 (0)
- Thiel Audio CS 2.4 Speakers - Time Coherent 03:14:48 02/02/04 (0)
- Thiel Audio CS 2.4 Speakers - mauimusicman 00:19:40 02/02/04 (0)
- Thiel Audio CS 2.4 Speakers - hahax 20:51:16 02/01/04 (0)
- Thiel Audio CS 2.4 Speakers - ladok 18:41:33 02/01/04 (2)
- Re: Thiel Audio CS 2.4 Speakers - Chris 19:56:33 02/01/04 (1)
- You talkin' to me? - Ladok 19:21:49 02/02/04 (0)
- Well, some render Krell gear... - Jimmy C. 16:31:50 02/01/04 (0)
- Thiel Audio CS 2.4 Speakers - RGA 14:35:08 02/01/04 (0)
- I hope you have a Flame Retardant Suit!!! LOL - Gmood1 12:25:53 02/01/04 (0)
- Thiel Audio CS 2.4 Speakers - rich121 12:24:14 02/01/04 (1)
- Re: Thiel Audio CS 2.4 Speakers - merv42 05:38:35 02/02/04 (0)
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