THIEL Audio Unveils the CS2.7 Phase and Time Coherent Floor Standing Loudspeaker
New 3-way model takes engineering cues from flagship CS3.7 and features proprietary drivers along with completely new cabinet architecture and crossover networks
(Lexington, KY) August 30th, 2012 — THIEL Audio (www.thielaudio.com), winner of over 60 prestigious awards for loudspeaker design and performance since 1978, has announced the introduction of the CS2.7 3-way floor standing loudspeaker. The CS2.7 employs the coincident tweeter/midrange driver, widely considered an engineering masterpiece and pioneered in the company’s flagship model, the CS3.7—named one of the world’s top 100 loudspeakers of all time. The CS2.7 also uses a short coil / long gap 8-inch woofer coupled to a passive radiator for fast, accurate bass response.
The new CS2.7 features a cabinet engineered from the ground up using bent plywood sidewall technology also adapted from the CS3.7, as well as carefully engineered internal bracing used to minimize cabinet resonances. The CS2.7 employs a completely new first order phase and time coherent crossover network—a signature of the THIEL brand for over 30 years.
“Our mission with the CS2.7 was to bring some of the engineering innovations developed for the CS3.7 downstream to a loudspeaker weighing in at under $10K per pair,” explained THIEL president Kathy Gornik. “The capabilities of the 3.7 coax to deliver unmatched purity and the lowest possible distortion in the mid and high frequency ranges have been well documented—we wanted that technology to be the foundation of this new model,” added Gornik.
The uncolored output of THIEL’s proprietary drivers along with astonishing frequency response and ultra-low distortion specifications have contributed to THIEL’s impressive catalog of accolades from media and music aficionados worldwide. The CS2.7 is the next generation of THIEL loudspeaker to carry forward these engineering advances. Also at the heart of the CS2.7 are stunning industrial design elements that accent the traditional sloped THIEL baffle and legendary real wood veneers. THIEL’s Kentucky-based factory also encourages dealers to offer custom finishes to their customers, accommodating virtually any décor. The THIEL CS2.7 is built to the same exacting standard that has been the hallmark of the brand for nearly 35 years and is what enables the company to offer a 10-year warranty on the complete line of floor standing, architectural and subwoofer products.
The THIEL CS2.7 will be shipping to authorized THIEL dealers beginning in September, 2012 and will have an MSRP of $9900 per pair.
THIEL Audio Products Company of Lexington, Kentucky is a privately-held, engineering driven organization that performs research, design, and manufacturing of loudspeakers for the highest quality music and video sound reproduction in the home. The beauty of THIEL loudspeakers can be traced back to design concepts born from powerfully innovative thinking. For over 30 years, THIEL has woven a nearly magical synergy between engineering brilliance and an unfailing passion to create the most lifelike reproduction of recorded music. Along this quest for sonic perfection, THIEL’s customers, music aficionados, and audio press from around the world have lauded THIEL’s loudspeaker designs as some of the best ever conceived. THIEL manufactures ten individual products ranging in price from $1090 each to $14,700 per pair. www.thielaudio.com