New CS2.3 is THIEL's fastest selling loudspeaker ever!

 The new CS2.3
Coherent Source® loudspeaker

The new THIEL CS2.3 has become the fastest selling THIEL loudspeaker in the company's 20 year history. Since the product's introduction in December of 1997, thousands of listeners have experienced the CS2.3's outstanding realistic performance, and it has set the audio industry abuzz with excitement.

The CS2.3 is a three-way, floor-standing dynamic speaker system designed for very realistic sound reproduction in home music and video sound systems.

New coaxially mounted drivers
The new CS2.3's most innovative design feature is a newly designed coaxial tweeter/midrange driver 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. "The coaxial driver mounting results in perfect time coherence regardless of listener position, improving imaging and transient fidelity," says designer Jim Thiel. "The design of the mechanical crossover contributes to the speaker's improved phase coherence and uniform frequency response."

All THIEL designed and built
The CS2.3 drivers, all built at THIEL, feature aluminum diaphragms and very low distortion short coil/long gap, copper stabilized motor systems. The 8-inch, long excursion woofer, coupled with the 9-inch passive radiator, delivers high bass output and dynamics down to 35 Hz.

Time and phase coherent design
As with all THIEL loudspeakers, the CS2.3 utilizes a first-order crossover system to eliminate phase distortion, a sloping front baffle to provide time coherence, and very high quality components to reduce distortion and improve clarity.

New black laminate finish
"The CS2.3 is available in a wide variety of finishes, including a new standard-priced black laminate finish," says company president Kathy Gornik. "The CS2.3's carefully crafted cabinetry will enhance any home environment."

Specifications include a frequency response of ±2 dB from 37 Hz to 20 kHz (35 Hz to 23 kHz, -3 dB bandwidth), a sensitivity of 87 dB @ 2.8 V-1m, phase response within ±5° of minimum, and a 4 ohm nominal impedance. The cabinet's dimensions are 11 inches wide, 15 inches deep, and 41.5 inches tall and the weight is 70 pounds.


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