Product: Thiel CS22 Floorstanding Speakers; CS 2.2; Dark Cherry Pair
Product SKU: 16262
Serial Number: 5439; 5440
Cosmetic Description: 8/10 Excellent condition with minimal visible cosmetic wear including a dent in the back left edge of one cabinet, and some small nicks and scratches in the wood finish of both. The grills present well. This item shows some wear consistent with its age but is still presentable and sounds wonderful.
What is Included: Pair of speakers, Factory packaging (Spikes not included)
Functional Notes: Operational condition of this item is excellent, fully tested and no issues found.
Age: Circa 2006
# of Owners: 1
Tobacco Exposure: No
Service History: None
Other Notes: "This was a hard review to write. Normally, the critic ends up with a shopping list of faults that he just has to assemble into some kind of logical order. In the case of the Thiel CS2 2, however, it seemed that the longer I listened for flaws, the less I heard—an enjoyable task for the music lover, but a frustrating one for the professional reviewer. At its price, the CS2 2 is a sonic bargain. Beautifully finished, with a sound that is smooth, tonally well-balanced, and extended at both extremes, it is musically one of the most satisfying loudspeakers I've heard. Its main drawbacks are the slight tendency to brightness, which will lead to care having to be taken in choosing a matching amplifier—the Thiels and the Audio Research Classic 120s were a marriage made in heaven—and the limited dynamic range in the low bass. Unless you mainly play organ or synthesizer music, or want your high-end speakers to double for high-level disco party use, however, this should not be a problem. The CS2 2 is a "good big'un" for less than you would pay for a good pair of minimonitors with their stands. Highly recommended." - Stereophile
Shipping: Cost to ship this item within the contiguous United States is a flat rate of $179- including packaging and insurance. For all other locations including Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Alaska, please request a quote prior to purchase. Items with factory packaging will be double boxed. When factory packaging not available re-usable shipping box with custom injected-foam mold will be used. (for all items over 10 lbs). Note that all items valued over $500 will require a signature upon delivery.