US loudspeaker company THIEL Audio (www.thielaudio.com) has announced that the much anticipated CS3.7 floor standing 3-way loudspeaker is now shipping to authorized dealers. The CS3.7 utilizes all newly developed drivers, including a 5-inch ribbed midrange diaphragm that eliminates audible resonances while simultaneously reducing diffraction and reflection of energy from the very high output 1-inch tweeter. The 10-inch woofer diaphragm geometry increases strength while lowering overall mass for wider bandwidth and higher efficiency. The output of the woofer is augmented by an auxiliary bass radiator. “My goal in designing the CS3.7 was to achieve a level of performance greater than any previous product,” says Jim Thiel. “To achieve that goal the 3.7 incorporates all we have learned, every innovation we have developed over the last 30 years, and adds to that several exciting, newly developed solutions to some of the most difficult challenges confronting the loudspeaker engineer. It is this pursuit of the highest possible sound quality that motivated me to begin THIEL, and it is still my passion.” The enclosure of the CS3.7 abounds with innovations as well–the cabinet top is made of formed aluminum that lessens cabinet resonances, diffraction, and serves to reduce internal standing waves. The bent-laminated side panels are extremely rigid and the driver mounting surface (baffle) is machined aluminum. MSRP for the CS3.7 is $9900 per pair.
Extremely accurate frequency response
Complete phase and time coherence
New ribbed driver diaphragm geometry for greatly reduced internal resonances
High Sensitivity (90db)
Low diffraction/coloration cabinet design due to ultra-rigid formed aluminum top and machined aluminum baffle, bent-laminated cabinet sides, and internal bracing
Low distortion short coil/ long gap, copper stabilized motor systems
Ultra high quality electrical components (crossover network)
Coaxial/Coincident midrange/tweeter assembly
Highly realistic tonal character
Accurate and precise imaging
Ultra low distortion resulting from short coil/ long gap, copper stabilized driver magnet systems
Overall high resolution resulting from low resonant driver diaphragms, exceptionally strong cabinet design and construction, and unusually high quality electrical components
Wide dynamic range resulting from high efficiency and high output driver designs
CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF HIGH PERFORMANCE IN 2007
THIEL Audio Products Company is a privately-held engineering-driven organization that performs research, design, and manufacturing of loudspeakers for the highest quality home music and video sound reproduction. Our products incorporate a variety of technological advancements in driver design, acoustical construction techniques, and crossover design. All our work is directed toward one end: to provide the most realistic sound reproduction possible. THIEL manufactures sixteen individual products; the surface-mount PowerPoint 1.2; in-wall PowerPlane1.2; in-ceiling HigherPlane1.2; flat-panel video display speaker ViewPoint; SS1, SS2, SS3, and SS4 subwoofers; bookshelf-sized SCS4 and MCS1; and the floor-standing CS1.6, CS2.4, CS3.7, all ranging in price from $990 to $9,900 EA.