THIEL Audio Press Room

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Press Releases:


$500K Dream Home Theater Demonstration Featuring THIEL Loudspeakers Highlight of Alexis Park CES 2005 Exhibit 

Live Demonstration of 6.1 channel surround system features THIEL's flagship CS7.2 loudspeakers and SmartSub (R) subwoofers, an 18 x 12 foot JVC high resolution video projection system, ultra-high performance Theta Digital electronics wired with high performance Alpha-Core Goertz cables. Hear this system with an Apple iPod!

JANUARY 2005: U.S. loudspeaker manufacturer, THIEL Audio, will be the featured loudspeakers in a half-million dollar ultimate surround-sound home theater system being demonstrated at the Alexis Park Hotel’s Athena Ballroom during this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, January 6-9, 2005, in Las Vegas.

This dream system, comprised of the world's finest high performance home audio and video products has been matched to deliver extraordinary realism in both picture and sound. The 6.1 channel sound system is anchored by $100,000 worth of THIEL loudspeakers that include five $8,000 CS7.2 loudspeakers for front, rear, and side channels, THIEL's high-performance $2,200 MCS1 for the center channel, and four of THIEL’s new $8,900, 52" tall, 1000 watt SS4 SmartSub subwoofers, all seamlessly matched with THIEL's innovative $4,400 SC1 Integrator. MORE


THIEL ViewPoint Named Best of Innovations Winner for 2005

Innovative, flat-panel wall-mounted video display speaker honored as best high performance audio product by CES. Also named "Editors’ Choice" by The Perfect Vision, "Best of 2004" winner by Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity.

January 2005: THIEL Audio’s ViewPoint (R) has been named as a "Best of Innovations" Design and Engineering Award winner for 2005 by the International Consumer Electronics Show. The ViewPoint, a high performance loudspeaker for wall-mounted, flat-panel video displays, was honored as the top product in the category of High Performance Audio. Now in its eighth year, the 2005 "Best of Innovations" award is given to the most highly honored products in the consumer electronics industry. The ViewPoint is the 21st THIEL speaker to win an "Innovations" award. MORE


New Upgraded Models Improve Performance and Usability in THIEL's On and In-wall Line of Loudspeakers

New aluminum cabinet designs offer improved clarity and dynamics for second-generation, high-performance PowerPoint 1.2, PowerPlane 1.2, and HigherPlane 1.2

January 2005: U.S. loudspeaker manufacturer, THIEL Audio, announces new aluminum cabinet designs for the award-winning PowerPoint, PowerPlane, and HigherPlane Coherent Source loudspeakers. The new cast aluminum cabinets offer significant sonic improvements in both clarity and dynamics. The new surface-mount PowerPoint 1.2 has also been reshaped with a new, sleek, rounded look, and the new in-wall PowerPlane 1.2's size has been reduced by 20 percent. MORE


Announcing the availability of the THIEL SS1 to the family of SmartSub subwoofers

January 2005: U.S. loudspeaker manufacturer, THIEL Audio, announces the availability of their smallest and most affordable SmartSub subwoofer, the SS1. The SS1 is part of the new line of subwoofer products designed as the ultimate solution for bass reproduction in home theater and music sound systems.

The $2900 SS1 utilizes a 500 watt amplifier and one long throw 10" woofer in a compact 20" H x 11" W x 15.5" D, 55 pound cabinet with an output of up to 99dB of output at 20 Hz and up to 106 dB at 30 Hz, an exceptional amount of output for a subwoofer its size. The SS1 is expected to be available by February 2004.


Introducing the new THIEL family of SmartSub products

The ultimate solution for bass reproduction and management in home video and music sound systems.

AUGUST 2004: U.S. loudspeaker manufacturer, THIEL Audio, announces a new line of subwoofer products designed as the ultimate solution for bass reproduction in home theater and music sound systems. This family of ultra-high performance SmartSub(r)  bass systems--the SS1, SS2, SS3, and SS4 subwoofers, SmartSub Integrator, and PX02 and PX05 Passive Crossovers--redefine the category to offer the most seamless and realistic low frequency reproduction possible.

"The new THIEL SmartSub products are the most technologically advanced bass systems ever developed for seamless sonic integration in home audio and video sound systems," says THIEL president, Kathy Gornik. "THIEL's SmartSub technology eliminates the major problems and limitations that conventional subwoofers have in matching the system's main speakers and the room. These are the world's first intelligent subwoofers." MORE


THIEL system part of EH Expo High Performance Screening Room, November 15-18th, 2004

OCTOBER 2004: The award-winning THIEL PCS/SS2 system will be one of the high-end sound systems at the EH Expo (trade-only) show’s High Performance Screening Room being held Nov. 15–18th in the Long Beach, CA Convention Center, room 204. The complete system consists of the models PCS, MCS1, CS1.6 and SS2 Smart Sub subwoofers, all seamlessly matched with the new THIEL SI 1 Integrator. The Expo’s High Performance Screening Room is set up to educate installation professionals on the benefits of high-performance audio and video gear through a short equipment demonstration. More MORE


THIEL at CEDIA EXPO 2004

Live demo featuring new ViewPoint plasma TV speaker and SmartSub subwoofer in RCA Dome, Booth SR-14

U.S. loudspeaker manufacturer, THIEL Audio, will be exhibiting at this year's CEDIA Expo in Indianapolis, September 9-12, 2004. THIEL will have a live demo system featuring the new ViewPoint, a high performance loudspeaker designed for flat-panel wall-mounted video displays, along with one of the new THIEL SmartSub subwoofers, Please visit us in the RCA Dome at booth SR-14.


THIEL SmartSub design awarded two U.S. patents

Awarded for the ability to adjust subwoofer response to the characteristics of the main speaker and for the ability to compensate for room boundary effects.

SEPTEMBER 2004: U.S. loudspeaker manufacturer, THIEL Audio, has been awarded U.S. Patents for two of its innovative SmartSub(r) design concepts-the ability to adjust the subwoofer's response to the characteristics of the main speakers and its ability to compensate for room boundary effects. The process has taken more than four years, but the patent coverage for both ideas is quite broad, covering the design concept and not just the circuitry. MORE


New THIEL subwoofer Integrator debuts at New York Home Entertainment Show

MAY 2004: THIEL’s new subwoofer system Integrator debuted at the 2004 Home Entertainment Show in the Sound by Singer's Gramercy B Room system featuring the THIEL flagship CS7.2 and SW1 subwoofer. The THIEL Integrator is an active electronic device designed to achieve near perfect integration between a THIEL subwoofer and virtually any pair of “main” loudspeakers.

The new Integrator can be used in augment mode to extend the bass range of the system’s main speakers or in crossover mode to transfer the bass energy from the main speakers into the subwoofer, allowing the overall system to play at higher output levels. The Integrator’s SmartSub® microprocessor technology analyzes the characteristics of virtually any main speaker system based upon parameters entered into the Integrator by the end-user through a series of simple prompts. The Integrator then automatically calculates the subwoofer response that provides the most seamless, musical total system performance. The Integrator utilizes two-channel circuitry so that stereo bass can be preserved when multiple subwoofers are employed, and it comes complete with a remote control, balanced and unbalanced low level inputs and outputs, and can be used with up to 16 subwoofer modules in very large systems.



Introducing the new ViewPoint

High performance loudspeaker for wall-mounted,
flat-panel video displays

Built-to-order design visually integrates with any brand of flat-panel wall-mounted video display

JANUARY 2004: U.S. loudspeaker manufacturer, THIEL Audio, announces its newest model, the ViewPoint (TM), a high performance loudspeaker designed for use with wall-mounted, flat panel video displays.

The THIEL ViewPoint is a 2-way Coherent Source (R) loudspeaker designed to visually integrate with any brand of flat-panel, wall-mounted video display. The built-to-order, all-aluminum enclosure is trimmed in length and painted to match the customer's display by THIEL for wall-mounting directly aside the display. The ViewPoint’s suggested retail price is $1990 each MORE


THIEL at CES 2004

-New ViewPoint loudspeaker, designed for use with flat panel video displays, being introduced at CES 2004

-Two live demonstration systems featuring the award-winning CS2.4, SW1 subwoofer, with a Sneak Preview of new SW2 subwoofer and aluminum cabinet PowerPoint 1.2

-Dealer Training sessions at Alexis Park, Athena Ballroom

JANAURY 2004: U.S. loudspeaker manufacturer, THIEL Audio, is introducing its newest model, the ViewPoint (TM), a high performance loudspeaker designed for use with wall-mounted, flat panel video displays, at the 2004 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, January 8-11. In addition, THIEL will be conducting two live sound demonstrations, one featuring the award-winning CS2.4 floor-standing speaker with the SW1 subwoofer, and a second system featuring an aluminum cabinet version of the award-winning PowerPoint (R) surface-mount speaker in combination with prototypes of the upcoming SW2 subwoofer. THIEL is exhibiting in the Athena Ballroom of the Alexis Park Resort. MORE


CS2.4 named Innovations Design and Engineering Award Winner for 2004

CS2.4 also named "Editors' Pick," "Reviewers' Choice," and "Product of the Year" by international press

JANUARY 2004: The THIEL CS2.4 has been named a CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award winner for 2004, THIEL's 20th CES Innovations award since its first in 1978.

The Innovations awards honor superior design and engineering among the year's most technologically advanced products in a wide range of consumer electronics categories judged by a preeminent panel of independent industry designers, engineers and journalists. The CS2.4 and other 2004 winners can be seen at the Innovations Design and Engineering Award Showcase located in the special Silver Exhibit area, #71428.

CS2.4 also named "Editors' Choice" and "Product of the Year"
The Innovations honor follows the CS2.4's other recent awards which include: The Absolute Sound's "Editors’ Choice" Award; an Electronic House "Product of the Year" award; SoundStage's "Reviewer’s Choice" for 2003; and a "Loudspeaker of the Year" from Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity.

More about the CS2.4s awards and recent rave reviews HERE

THIEL's 20th Innovations Award since their first in 1978


CS2.4 named an Electronic House "Product of the Year"

SEPTEMBER 2003: THIEL Audio is pleased to announce that Electronic House magazine has chosen its CS2.4 loudspeaker as an Electronic House "Product of the Year" for 2003.

"It was particularly hard to choose our favorites this year given that we received hundreds more entries than last year," said Electronic House Editor-in Chief Cindy Davis. "We all had our opinions as to why each product was deserving of an award. I am happy to say that in the end it was unanimous, THIEL Audio’s CS2.4 Loudspeaker made it into the final round."

The editors of EH Publishing's four magazines that are dedicated to the electronic house all choose their favorite products. It is a democratic voting process with decisions based on reviews run throughout the year, product demos, and talking with the installers and users of the products. Topping the list of criteria is technological innovation, combined with overall value and outstanding features


THIEL at CEDIA Expo 2003

See us at both CEDIA Expo Booth 602 and the nearby Crowne Plaza Hotel, Conrail Station Room

Live demonstration of PCS/SW1 system with PowerPoint surface-mount loudspeakers at Crowne Plaza Hotel. (see a directions map HERE)

Dealer Training information HERE (Interested members of the press are welcome.)

SEPTEMBER 2003: U.S. loudspeaker manufacturer THIEL Audio, will be featuring its high performance line of surface-mount, in-wall, and in-ceiling speakers at the 2003 CEDIA Expo in Indianapolis, IN, September 5-7, 2003. THIEL is exhibiting in Booth 602 on the Expo floor, and in the nearby Crowne Plaza Hotel where THIEL will be conducting dealer training sessions and an active multichannel sound demonstration. MORE


THIEL at CES 2003

-Live demonstration of new CS2.4 in system with SW1 subwoofer

-Sneak Preview of new ViewPoint, specially designed for use with flat panel video displays

JANAURY 2003: U.S. loudspeaker manufacturer THIEL Audio, will be showing its latest loudspeaker, the CS2.4, along with the recently shipped SW1 subwoofer featuring SmartSub (TM) technology at the 2003 CES in Las Vegas, January 9-12. THIEL will also have a sneak preview of the upcoming ViewPoint loudspeaker, designed for use with flat-panel video displays. THIEL is exhibiting at the Alexis Park Resort in the Athena Ballroom. MORE


Announcing the new CS2.4

New floor-standing model expected to ship late January or early February 2003

JANAURY 2003: U.S. loudspeaker manufacturer, THIEL Audio, announces their newest Coherent Source (R) loudspeaker, the CS2.4. The CS2.4 is a three-way, floor-standing dynamic speaker system designed for very realistic sound reproduction in home music and video sound systems.

Improved coincident driver array
One of the CS2.4's most innovative design features is an improved coincident tweeter/midrange driver array where the two drivers’ diaphragms share the same voice coil. This innovation utilizes a mechanical crossover between the midrange and tweeter diaphragms that allows the elimination of the usual electrical crossover network. First employed in the THIEL model CS2.3, the new array's design features very powerful neodymium magnets to improve efficiency and a redesigned magnet venting system to reduce unwanted resonances. MORE

Download CS2.4 product information HERE (pdf file)

THIEL President Kathy Gornik
Re-elected First Female Chair of Consumer Electronics Association Board of Directors

LEXINGTON,KY: Kathy Gornik, President of speaker manufacturer THIEL Audio, has been re-elected chairman of the Consumer Electronics Association's Board of Directors and Executive Board for 2004. Her 2003 election make her simultaneously the first woman, the first executive of a small manufacturing company, and the first representative of the high-end audio community to serve in that position. MORE

Download Kathy Gornik image HERE (300 dpi jpg)

New SW1 Subwoofer Shipping

The world's most advanced subwoofer for total sonic integration

U.S. loudspeaker manufacturer THIEL Audio announces the shipping of their long awaited subwoofer, the SW1. Using THIEL's patent-pending SmartSub (TM) technology, the SW1 is a high performance subwoofer system designed to achieve perfect integration with any main speakers for the most seamless, coherent sound possible.

The world’s first intelligent subwoofer
"The new THIEL SW1 is the most advanced subwoofer ever for complete sonic integration in home audio and video sound systems," says THIEL president Kathy Gornik. "SmartSub technology eliminates the major problems and limitations that conventional subwoofers have in matching the system's main speakers and the room. The SW1 is the world’s first intelligent subwoofer." MORE

Download SW1 image HERE
(300 dpi jpg)

Announcing the New CS1.6

New driver design greatly improves performance in a two-way loudspeaker

JANAURY 2002: U.S. loudspeaker manufacturer THIEL Audio announces their newest loudspeaker, the CS1.6. The CS1.6 incorporates several new innovative design techniques that greatly improve performance in a small, two-way, floor-standing loudspeaker. The 36-inch tall CS1.6 delivers a much purer and more open upper midrange response coupled with a sweeter and smoother high frequency performance than conventional two-way models. MORE

Download CS1.6 image HERE (300 dpi jpg)


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Previous Press Information

 
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Announcing THIEL's New PowerPoint (R) Surface Mount High Performance Loudspeaker
U.S. loudspeaker manufacturer, THIEL Audio, announces the PowerPoint™ Coherent Source ® loudspeaker, a high performance surface-mount speaker designed to help the listener create the optimum sound environment in their room. MORE


 
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 Announcing THIEL's New PowerPlane (R) In-wall High Performance Loudspeaker
U.S. loudspeaker manufacturer, THIEL Audio, announces the PowerPlane™ Coherent Source ® loudspeaker, an in-wall loudspeaker designed to provide much higher levels of sonic performance than other in-wall speakers available today. The PowerPlane's suggested retail price is $1200 each. MORE


 
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 Announcing THIEL's New PCS PersonalHigh Performance Loudspeaker
U.S. loudspeaker manufacturer, THIEL Audio, announces the model PCS Coherent Source ® loudspeaker, , a small-sized, high performance loudspeaker designed for your personal space. The PCS is a three-way system--unusual for such a small enclosure--that incorporates THIEL's latest driver technology, rugged cabinet construction, and phase/time correct Coherent Source design. The PCS's suggested retail price is $3000 per pair. MORE



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