"In an industry riddled with over-priced and under-performing components, a speaker like this is a breath of fresh air," says Shane Buettner in his review of the CS2.4 for The Audio Perfectionist. "...here's a speaker that's demonstrably superior to those pretenders in a number of respects."
"The CS2.4 is simply superb...I think at $4,200 a pair, this speaker is one of the finest values in audio," says Shane."
Shane's detailed review describes a number of the CS2.4's design innovations, as well as the importance of THIEL's time and phase coherence. "...time and phase-correct speakers represent a higher standard of performance and a more sophisticated level of connoisseurship compared with conventional loudspeaker designs." says Shane. "For those who value convincing dimensionality in imaging and soundstaging I don't believe there is a substitute...The imaging capabilities of [the CS2.4] can't be described as anything less than spectacular."
Shane also calls the CS2.4's tonality "exceptionally balanced from top to bottom, as even and neutral a presentation as I've heard from a speaker. The top is airy and extended without being zingy or calling undue attention to itself."
"In terms of overall resolution this speaker outclasses nearly everything I've heard at or near its price point, and is frankly superior to many speakers I've heard that cost multiples of its price." Shane adds.
Shane also touted the "excellent job" the CS2.4's did in home theater playback. "I was more than pleased with how the THIEL's performed in my system even when driven at demanding levels."
In conclusion, Shane calls the CS2.4 "a hand-crafted, high resolution, time and phase-coherent speaker that will simply embarrass many conventional designs costing much, much more. That its looks match its high standard of performance is the icing on the cake. The CS2.4 is the kind of product that high-end enthusiasts should celebrate."
Read the full review HERE.
"The THIEL CS2.4 is simply superb..."
"In an industry riddled with over-priced and under-performing components, a speaker like this is a breath of fresh air...here's a speaker that's demonstrably superior to those pretenders in a number of respects."