EXPIRED - FOR SALE: Thiel CS 3.5 speakers
Item #649410182Info: Thiel CS 3.5 speakers
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Thiel of Lexington Kentucky manufactured excellent quality speakers for 32 years, until the death of Jim Thiel in 2009. Thiel's designs paid particular attention to the principles of time, phase, and frequency coherence, which would become the basis for all of Jim Thiel's designs and the fundamental idea for which Thiel was known.
This is a pair of Thiel CS 3.5 full range speakers from around 1989 to 1991. Use the link provided above to read a 1989 review from Larry Archibald of Stereophile. He spends some time comparing the 3.2 5 to the CS 2 line, which may or may not be helpful, but provides a lot of information about how the speaker works, with and without the provided electronic equalizer. You can also tell that digital music playback hadn't quite made it into his good graces back then, as it had a long way to go to sound good. LOL ;-)
- Three-way, sealed-box loudspeaker with line-level bass equalizer.
- Drive-units: 1" soft-dome tweeter, 4" paper-cone midrange unit, 10" plastic-cone woofer.
- Crossover frequencies: 400Hz, 3kHz.
- Frequency response: 20Hz–20kHz ±2dB.
- Sensitivity: 88dB/W/m. Nominal impedance: 4 ohms.
- Minimum amplifier power: 40W.
- Dimensions: 41" H by 13" W by 13" D.
- Weight: 75 lbs each.
These CS 3.5s are in pretty good shape for their age, and have had only one owner for all this time. There are a few scuffs and rub marks on the shiny finish, but no major scratches....and more importantly, they sound very good.
It would be hard to find a pair of full range speakers that sound this good for three or four times the asking price of only $700.00.
EMail Transfer preferred, or Bank Money Order or direct deposit. If buyer wants PayPal, buyer pays fees.
A local sale is preferred, as the boxes are long gone.
However, boxes and packing materials to ensure a safe trip can be obtained if necessary, for around $30.00.
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