ThielCS3 Electronic Bass Equalizer; 3.0usedThiel CS3 Electronic Bass Equalizer; 3.0 3 (16255)Product: Thiel CS3 Electronic Bass Equalizer; 3.0Product SKU: 16255Serial Number: 1385Voltage: 120VCosmetic Description: 8/10 Excellent condition with minimal visible cosmetic wear including a tiny...302.00

Thiel CS3 Electronic Bass Equalizer; 3.0 3 (16255)

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Product: Thiel CS3 Electronic Bass Equalizer; 3.0

Product SKU: 16255

Serial Number: 1385

Voltage: 120V

Cosmetic Description: 8/10 Excellent condition with minimal visible cosmetic wear including a tiny nick on the back edge of the unit. Outstanding condition overall - the condition will please even the most discerning audiophile.

What is Included: Crossover only as shown.

Functional Notes: Operational condition of this item is excellent, fully tested and no issues found.

Age: Unknown

# of Owners: 1

Tobacco Exposure: No

Service History: None

Other Notes: At the time of listing, we have a vintage pair of Thiel CS3 available and in great condition.

"The CS3 comes with a little black box that must be connected in-circuit at some point, preferably between the preamp and power amp (although the Tape Monitor loop will do), and then plugged into an AC outlet, preferably unswitched. The box contains active circuitry which, as with the ITC-1 system reviewed last month, boosts the system's low end to compensate for the fact that each speaker has only a 10" woofer. Located late in the system's circuitry, directly ahead of the power amp, the equalizer is likely to contribute far less sonic pollution than it would if it were located, say, between the cartridge and preamp. When bi-amping, it is used only with the woofer amp and thus cannot possibly affect the higher frequencies.

This bass-boosting approach has been tried many times in the past, but it never caught on until recently because 1) few woofers could take that much LF boost without distorting or bottoming, and 2) amplifiers capable of producing enough power to yield clean low end at such elevated power levels were few and expensive. Times—and components—have changed.

Low-end boosting actually offers two advantages over the use of a large bass-radiating area. The smaller the woofer area, the easier it is to locate the woofer where it excites the fewest booming-up room resonances; I believe this is one reason why the CS3 behaves as well as it does at the low end. The second advantage is that one 10" driver stores far less energy than one or two 12" drivers. Energy storage and re-release (later in time) is one of the major factors in low-end coloration, and one of the principal reasons some speakers are described as "fast" (low energy storage) and others "slow" (high energy storage)."

Shipping: Cost to ship this item within the contiguous United States is a flat rate of $15- 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.

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Items must be returned in their original condition, with all included packing materials and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all shipping return costs unless the item was not received as described.


Buyer will receive a full refund in the original payment method less any shipping charges.

Special Conditions

Packaging: We offer the best custom packaging in the business - period. When factory boxes are not available, we utilize a Spray-in foam machine to create a custom, foam-injected mold that is form-fitted to each product. We invested over $5000 in this equipment to ensure that each product we sell arrives safely and our customers have a reusable box for future use. When factory boxes are available, we always double box.

Payment: We accept all forms of payment including credit cards. We never charge our customers for Paypal or other processing fees.

International Customers: We welcome business from around the globe. Please contact us in advance of purchase for a shipping quote. You are responsible for voltage conversion. You are responsible for all customs duties / taxes as required by your country. Only Paypal with verified address or bank transfer accepted for International orders. It is your responsibility to determine the compatibility of the specified product for your country. No returns accepted for voltage or other forms of incompatibility.

Returns: Every product we offer carries a 14-day, satisfaction-guaranteed return policy unless stated otherwise in the product description.** Additionally, every pre-owned product purchased directly at carries a 45-day warranty. During the 14-day return period, a return or exchange can be requested for any reason. If the product is defective in some way, TMR will cover all related shipping costs. Refunds for other reasons will not include S&H costs. All return requests must be approved and a return authorization issued before return will be accepted. Basic troubleshooting measures require the cooperation of the customer and are expected to be carried out before a product is deemed “defective”. During the 45-day warranty period, we will repair (at our expense) any products that are found to be defective. If we can not repair, we will replace with something comparable or issue a full refund. New product lines for which TMR is an authorized dealer carry additional manufacture warranties.

** Any use of freight forwarders or additional shipping services beyond the original shipping address will void all return privileges and warranties.

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