I guess back in 1984 I realized that I had a passion for sound. Music was an outlet for like most of us but along with it came this desire for perfect sound or at least the quest for it. After many mainstream system during the 80's and 90's spending most of my money on music and alike, my ears came across the Thiel .05 at a friends house. His brother had a pair and since that day in 1991 or 92 I had to get my hands on a pair. So in 2006 I fortunately had the means to purchase the 1.6's.
Its a great system for me and my music collection.
The award-winning CS1.6 incorporates several new innovative design techniques that greatly improve performance in a small, two-way, floor-standing loudspeaker. The 36-inch tall CS1.6 delivers a much purer and more open upper midrange response coupled with a sweeter and smoother high frequency performance than conventional two-way models. The CS1.6 also offers a very high 90 dB efficiency to work well with lower amounts of amplifier power.
Nice system, look into getting the outriggers for you 1.6s. I purchased mine with the speakers, but listened to it both ways, provides a stronger/cleaner bottom end, which these little Thiels need. Huge fan of Thiel loudspeakers, always love to check out others set up w/ Thiels in the mix! Cheers. Travis
Very respectable system and a great value too. Unless you have heard the gear you have chosen you may not be aware of the capabilities. I for one am impressed.
Your Thiel 1.6 are so much better than the early 1.2 which I wasn't too impressed with, your Rega/Denon combo is really superb, and of course you can never go wrong with Mac solid state gear from the late '80s onward. (Until I got my C37 I never new how good their preamps where, and your little MC7100 would be a perfect starter Mac amp for my incomplete system.)
I hope I've conveyed how I like your entire system.
Ah TP indeed - one of my favorites! I highly recommend his Anthology (box set available also on vinyl) and Soundstage concert. The soundstage concert has a great cover of I'm Cryin' as well as several blues classics.
That's a sweet little rig...nice. That's something like I see in the future. Maybe not the Thiels, a bit deep in pocket for me, but perhaps some PSB's...and a tt again. Really liking that new pro-ject lll.