Introducing the CS2.4SE (Signature Edition)
The THIEL CS2.4 has been the loudspeaker of choice for thousands of audiophiles worldwide. A masterful achievement born from innovative engineering that gratifies discerning music lovers with its remarkable combination of sonic quality and unmatched value, the CS2.4 has been praised by both audio critics and enthusiasts since its unveiling over five years ago. Launching this landmark product to an absolute apex, THIEL proudly introduces the CS2.4SE (Signature Edition).
For the Signature Edition, THIEL has painstakingly selected ultra-fine grade boutique capacitors, a cost-no-object approach to crossover design with magnificent results. The THIEL CS2.4SE reproduces the musical spectrum with stratospheric precision, balance, and detail that can only be summarized as an exquisite degree of refinement.
Not satisfied to ennoble the CS2.4SE on musical merits alone, THIEL's master craftsmen have massaged our finest hand-selected Birdseye Maple using a deep red stain formulated specifically for the CS2.4SE. We call this captivating finish Vermilion Maple, a rich and luminous finish boasting deep, dimensional grain with an elegant hue top to bottom. A beveled groove between the sleekly sculpted satin black baffle and the cabinet walls further denote the Signature Edition, accentuating the beauty of the CS2.4SE. Other adornments include stainless steel hardware securing the drivers to the baffle, as well as a high contrast THIEL logo in bright chrome relief at the base of each enclosure. For maximum stability, burly milled aluminum Outriggers and highly polished stabilizer spikes are included with each pair of CS2.4SEs.
As a final touch, each CS2.4SE bears the mark of its maker — Jim Thiel's signature is laser-etched to an aluminum plate featured prominently on the cabinet’s back panel. The Signature Edition CS2.4SE represents the ultimate fine-tuning of an already legendary loudspeaker — delivering both uncharted musicality and timeless beauty in a loudspeaker for the ages.
SA Equipment review April/May 2009