Contact: Kathy Gornik, Dawn Schnell
Announcing THIEL's New PCS Personal
High Performance Loudspeaker
manufacturer, THIEL Audio, announces their newest Coherent
Source loudspeaker, the model PCS, 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.
sound for your personal space
"The new PCS is a compact and
attractive speaker that delivers the ultimate in musical performance
for your personal lifestyle needs," says THIEL president,
Kathy Gornik. "Music lovers can now indulge their passion
for great sound in their choice of personal spaces whether for
a main music system in the living room, as speakers for their
multi-channel movie experience in the family room, or as the
ultimate music speaker in the intimacy of their office, den,
The new PCSís
most innovative design feature is a 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 speakerís improved phase coherence
and uniform frequency response." The PCS drivers, all built
and designed by THIEL, feature aluminum diaphragms and very low
distortion short coil/long gap, copper stabilized motor systems.
The 6-inch, long excursion woofer delivers excellent bass output
and dynamics from a small enclosure down to 55 Hz.
phase coherent design
As with all THIEL loudspeakers,
the PCS utilizes a synthesized first-order crossover system to
eliminate phase distortion, a sloping front baffle to provide
time coherence, and very high quality materials and electrical
components to reduce distortion and improve clarity.
is available in a wide variety of real wood finishes
The compact, ported cabinet
is built with a 2-inch thick front baffle, 1-inch thick cabinet
walls, and is internally braced for extreme rigidity to reduce
unwanted vibration, improving clarity and spatial performance.
The rounded baffleís shape reduces diffraction effects,
also improving transient and spatial performance. The PCS is
available in a wide variety of finishes, including custom work,
to enhance any home environment.
include a frequency response of ±2 dB from 57 Hz to 18
kHz (55 Hz to 23 kHz, -3 dB bandwidth), a sensitivity of 87 dB
@ 2.8 V-1m, phase response within ±10 of minimum, and
a 4 ohm nominal impedance. The cabinet's dimensions are 7.25
inches wide, 11.5 inches deep, and 19 inches tall. The PCS weighs
30 pounds per speaker.