Thiel Audio CS-1.6 Time Aligned Speakers
My first serious set of speakers were the Thiel CS1. These were one of the first affordable time aligned speakers and were very capable of providing a true soundstage. They were a bit light in bass, not weight but they were well made and cool looking at a time where everyone was pretty much making rectangular box speakers.
The 1.6 listed here are several generations more modern yet have the same uncanny ability to provide a soundstage. In addition they can provide quite a bit more bass with the use of larger and more advanced aluminum coned woofers and tweeters. The unique slit bass port is probably the most interesting way of porting a speaker. I suspect they did this to reduce the port noise from the rushing air.
This particular sample is finished in a gorgeous teak veneer which makes it look like a much more expensive speaker.
Condition is very nice with just a few noticeable light scratches here and there probably not visible in the pictures. The grills are intact and adhere well to the speaker via magnets. The woofers and tweeters work perfectly and passed our full volume frequency sweep without noise or distortion. The woofers have a few ever so slight dimples on the dust caps with are barely noticeable and certainly don’t effect the performance.
The binding posts on the back only accept bananas.