US loudspeaker company THIEL Audio (www.thielaudio.com) has announced the introduction of the CS2.4SE loudspeaker, a limited production version of THIEL’s popular CS2.4 floor-standing speaker. The THIEL CS2.4 has been the loudspeaker of choice for thousands of audiophiles worldwide and has received much praise by both audio critics and enthusiasts since its unveiling over five years ago. The CS2.4SE (Signature Edition) raises this already beloved loudspeaker to an absolute apex of both visual beauty and sonic performance.
The Finest Refinements
The standard CS2.4 crossover network employs a carefully chosen complement of very high quality polypropylene and custom-made polystyrene capacitors. For the Signature Edition, THIEL has painstakingly selected ultra-fine grade boutique capacitors, a cost-no-object approach to crossover design with magnificent results; The THIEL CS2.4SE reproduces the musical spectrum with stratospheric precision, balance, and detail that can only be summarized as an exquisite degree of refinement.
Not satisfied to ennoble the CS2.4SE on musical merits alone, THIEL’s master craftsmen have massaged the finest hand-selected Birdseye Maple using a deep red stain formulated specifically for the CS2.4SE. THIEL calls this captivating finish Vermilion Maple, a rich and luminous finish boasting deep, dimensional grain with an elegant hue top to bottom. A beveled groove between the sleekly sculpted satin black baffle and the cabinet walls further denote the Signature Edition, accentuating the singular beauty of the CS2.4SE. Other adornments include stainless steel hardware securing the drivers to the baffle, as well as a high contrast THIEL logo in bright chrome relief at the base of each enclosure. For maximum stability, burly milled aluminum Outriggers and highly polished stabilizer spikes are included with each pair of CS2.4SE’s.
As a final touch, each CS2.4SE bears the mark of its maker – Jim Thiel’s signature is laser-etched to an aluminum plate featured prominently on the cabinet’s back panel. Limited to a total production of 150 pairs worldwide, the Signature Edition CS2.4SE represents the ultimate fine-tuning of an already legendary loudspeaker – delivering both uncharted musicality and timeless beauty in a loudspeaker for the ages. The THIEL CS2.4SE is available now with an MSRP of $8000 (US dollars) per pair.
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 fourteen 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; the SmartSub Integrator; bookshelf-sized SCS4 and MCS1; and the floor-standing CS1.6, CS2.4, CS3.7 (www.thielaudio.com).