UP FOR SALE IS A PAIR OF THIEL CS 1.5 FLOORSTANDING SPEAKERS. ALSO, EACH SPEAKER WILL BE DOUBLE BOXED.THESE SPEAKERS ARE IN EXCELLENT WORKING ORDER, ALL DRIVERS WORK FLAWLESSLY. BOTH WOOFERS, BOTH TWEETERS AND BOTH PASSIVE DRIVERS WORK AWESOME. THEY ALSO LOOK VERY NICE, VERY PRESENTABLE CONDITION. NO PUSHED IN TWEETERS, NO PUSHED IN WOOFER DUST CAPS/BULLETS OR BROKEN WOOFER SURROUNDINGS. BOTH WOOFER SURROUNDINGS WERE REPLACED WITH NEW FOAM SURROUNDINGS.
BOTH SPEAKER CABINETS ARE IN VERY GOOD COSMETICAL CONDITION WITH SOME MINOR SIGNS OF USE OR WEAR. THERE ARE SOME SURFACE SCRATCHES HERE AND THERE, BUT NOTHING MAJOR.
ONE SPEAKER HAS TWO SMALL CHIPS IN TOP CORNERS (PICTURED). ALSO, VERY SAME SPEAKER HAS A SMALL CHIP VENEER ON BOTTOM EDGE/CORNER (PICTURED). SPEAKER GRILLS ARE IN NICE LOOKING CONDITION.SPEAKERS HAVE BOTTOM RUBBER FEET. EVERYTHING IS PICTURED, SO PLEASE CHECK THE PICTURES AND LET YOUR EYES BE A JUDGE. THESE PICTURES ARE ALSO PART OF THIS DESCRIPTION. ONE OF REVIEWS THAT WE FOUND ONLINE. THIEL CS 1.5 COHERENT SOURCE LOUDSPEAKERS. It first hit the market in 1994 and has remained unchanged since. While some of its larger siblings have been getting facelifts of late, there sits the CS1.5, gracefully aging. Why then do a review of a five-year-old speaker?
About two and a half years ago, I had a chance to listen to a pair of Thiel CS1.5s at a now-defunct dealership. I was only able to listen to them for about 20 minutes, but I was impressed by the big sound coming from such small floorstanding speakers.
And then as one of my first assignments for SoundStage! I was listening to the CS1.5s in my living room. With many pieces of audio gear, the more you listen, the more you hear shortcomings. With the Thiels, its just the opposite.The more time I spend with them, the more I gain an appreciation for Jim Thiels accomplishment. Ive been delaying putting into words my observations because the CS1.5 continually shows me something new.
Ive come to realize that this process will continue for quite some time. But reviewers have deadlines, so I must now forge ahead, wondering if the best is yet to come from these speakers. One of the implementations of this technology is the mounting of the drivers on a sloped baffle for proper time alignment. In addition, the grille board fits around the baffle and is rounded to reduce diffraction off the cabinet edges. Another part of this technology is the use of a first-order crossover for correct phase and step response.
This might sound like a bunch of technical jargon to some of you, but it aims at creating a speaker that is nearly seamless from top to bottom. The Thiel CS1.5 is a two-way speaker with a 1" metal-dome tweeter reproducing the highs and a 6.5" aluminum-diaphragm woofer covering the midrange and bass. Helping out the 6.5 driver is a passive radiator instead of the more commonly used bass port. Both of the active drivers are of high quality.
The tweeter uses a large magnet, vented pole, and reinforced rear chamber to reduce resonances and increase bandwidth. The woofer uses an aluminum diaphragm for increased stiffness and cast magnesium chassis for rigidity. Two magnets weighing a total of 2.4 pounds are in the back. Like all Thiel cone drivers, the woofer for the CS1.5 utilizes a short-coil/long-gap system to improve linearity of response throughout the complete excursion of the driver.
The CS1.5s are very unimposing-looking speakers. At only 33" high and 8.5" wide, they present a small profile to the listener. The pair that I reviewed was in dark cherry finish, which is lovely.The wood veneer is not only on the top, front and sides, but the back as well. The black grille cloth fits cleanly and snugly, and gives the speaker a classy look. The binding posts are located on the bottom.
This means that hooking up the speaker wires is more of a challenge than normal, but it makes the connection visually less obtrusive. All of these features taken together give the Thiels a high visual acceptance factor. My wife, who usually isnt too keen on the looks of most stereo equipment, was delighted with their appearance in our living room.
That may not mean much to you single guys out there, but to those of us with significant others, its worth a lot. I have to mention one other thing about the Thiel CS1.5 before I move on to the sound. Despite their size, the CS1.5s are not the most efficient speakers. They are rated at 86dB/2.8V/1m.This doesnt mean that youll need some gigantic monoblocks to feed them, but if you have an amplifier with outputs less than 100Wpc, theyd better be quality watts. That said, I found that the all-tube 40Wpc Jolida SJ202A integrated amp drove the Thiels to satisfactory levels without a hitch. The hybrid 90Wpc Anthem Integrated 2 was even better. Seamless and extended sound; bass thats so clean that you have to readjust the way you listen to it. Small footprint and attractive cabinetry; binding posts are on the bottom, hiding the connection but making hook up a little trickier.
Perfect for systems located in rooms not dedicated to listening; above-average amplification -- quality and power output -- required. "A small-scale classic" whose engineering, attention to detail and sound belie its price. PAY PAL PAYMENTS ARE PREFERRED. CLEARING EXCEPT SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. IN THE VERY RARE EVENT THAT AN ITEM ARRIVES NOT AS.
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