Floor-standing Speakers

THIEL CS2.7 Floor-Standing Speakers


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Introduction to the THIEL CS2.7 Floor-standing Speakers

Very few speaker makers, (and I use that phrase specifically because of the craft involved) garnish the respect and admiration of Thiel Audio. Up until now, most of my personal experience with Thiel speakers other than at the audio shows has been in someone else's home. The best anecdote I can share was from CES several years ago when partnered up with Bryston amplifiers and Bryston's new digital media player, the Thiel CS2.4SE's played Crash Test Dummies' Superman Song and I was blown away. Bryston's remarkable amps notwithstanding, the earthly, textural rendition and especially Brad Robert's deep bass baritone voice from the Thiel's remains one of my favorite show demonstrations of all time.

Sometime around 2007, Thiel introduced what was then (and still is) an astounding speaker in the CS3.7 which for the most part was significant because Thiel was engineering their own driver designs, versus buying OEM. The 3-way design was pure Thiel, soft and rounded yet muscular in design, Jim Thiel showcased the corrugated midrange and tweeter "coincidentally" mounted configuration. The CS2.7 is the result of that success in a more affordable package.


  • Design: Three-way, Passive Radiator
  • Drivers: One 1" Aluminum Dome Tweeter, One 4.5" Aluminum Cone Midrange, One 8" Aluminum Cone Woofer, One Oval Passive Radiator
  • MFR: 35 Hz - 20 kHz, ± 2.5 dB
  • Nominal Imdedance: 4 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 87 dB - 1.83 V @ 1 Meter
  • Recommended Power: 100 - 400 Watts
  • Dimensions: 41" H x 11" W x 16.7" D
  • Weight: 77 pounds
  • MSRP: $3,999/each USD
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