"The Thiel CS7.2s are among the very small handful of loudspeakers that could be considered the best in the world." This quote is from one of the many wonderful reviews of these Thiels.
I am the second owner of these cosmetically flawed but sonically perfect speakers. I am downsizing my system so will reluctantly be parting with these. I have tried to depict the major issues in the pictures below. The largest flaw is a half-inch chip in the laminate in the top rear corner of one of the speakers. There are other smaller chips and dings in the cabinets. The speaker covers have a few snags and defects. The driver covers have some dents and small dings as well. None of these issues affect the sound. In fact, these were all present when I purchased these several years ago so I discussed all of this with the Thiel folks before I bought them. I have loads of closeup pics of each driver cover/cone that I can email to anyone who is serious about the speakers.
So, if you can ignore some cosmetic stuff you will get an amazing pair of speakers at an absurd price. I am being very aggressive about pricing because I am motivated to find these a new home and because I bought them used and got them at a very reasonable price as well. I am passing that along. These are original 7.2s, not upgrades.
These have been driven for the past few years with Mark Levinson 436 monoblocks coupled with an Audio Research Ref 3 preamplifier. Both of these will be up for sale when I can get them boxed up and ready for shipping.
These speakers are heavy (170 lbs a piece--not as heavy as the concrete-baffled models but still quite a load) so for now I will be only considering local pickup. I may consider meeting someone a few hours away from Baltimore if necessary. Please email me with questions.