Description

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.
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Room Details

Dimensions: 17’ × 12’  Medium
Ceiling: 8’


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    • Audio -technica AT150MLX
    Fantastic MM Cart
    • Rega P3-24
    Nice
    • Cambridge Audio CXC CD Transport:
    • OPPO Sonica DAC
    • McIntosh C220
    • McIntosh MC202
    200 Watts x 2 Channels - Solid State Amplifier
    • Thiel Audio CS 1.6
    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.

Comments 16

Center
I too like the Denon DL-110 - it makes all my vinyl sound so sweet. Mcintosh is sweet sounding too and with those revealing speakers I bet the whole setup sounds glorious. 

Love the Mcintosh glow - I see you have all SS setup but have you consider to try Mcintosh tube preamps?

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Center
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

boonetrc

Center
Owner
Thank you mjcmt altough I'm not finished i am for awhile. I will in the future get an mc252 amp. Stay in touch

thegoldenear

128x128
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.

mjcmt

Center
Owner
System edited: Complete Sytems overhaul

thegoldenear

Center
Owner
System edited: doing some updates

thegoldenear

Center
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.

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Center
Owner
lots of Tom Petty on vinyl and old Genesis

thegoldenear

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nice looking system golden! Bet the shelves behind the speakers help acoustics. What are you listening to these days?

velocityofhue

Center
Owner
I dont know, I never moved it to find out, nor did I think it needed to be. But now you mention it maybe I'll try that out.

thegoldenear

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Nice system......but how does that huge table in front of your speakers affect your soundstage?

dyeraudio

Center
Owner
System edited: Update Pix

thegoldenear

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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.

mnnc

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Stunnig Theil's!! Very nice!

jimbojrjb

Center
Owner
LOL unless i missed it the software to build the system on audiogon doesn't have the option for an Integrated Amp. I am using the Primare I21.

thegoldenear

Center
Great choice of gear. If I am not mistaken you appear to be missing something? A power amp perhaps?

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