Thiel CS3.7 Speakers ($12,900) Review on Secrets…

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity has reviewed the Thiel CS3.7 floorstanding speakers ($12,900/pair). These are three-way, passive radiator designs with a love-it-or-hate-it kind of appearance (photo).

Reviewer Chris Groppi was impressed by the coaxial midrange and tweeter driver, calling it “a no-holds-barred assault on the state of the art for dynamic drivers.” He also described the overall fit and finish as “impeccable.”

On the sound, Chris concluded:

They do absolutely everything well, and have zero detectable flaws. The only possible complaint I could imagine anyone having is that they lack the bottom 12 Hz of bass. Know this. If you want to maintain the sound quality of the CS3.7s AND get that last 12 Hz of bass in a full-range speaker, you’re going to have to pay WAY more than $13,000. And have a forklift handy to move those gigantic speakers into position.

Check out the entire review, then take a look at the review of the Sunfire Cinema Ribbon 7.1 system featuring the CRM-2 bookshelf speakers ($1,700/pair).