This is a 2-channel system in a multifunction living room. The ceiling of the room slopes from 10 to 17 feet high. All audio components, except the Thiel loudspeakers, are in custom cherry cabinets on the right side of the living room. The back of the cabinets has a ventilated door that allows access from an adjoining room. For critical listening, the coffee table can be removed and the two chairs on the right can be re-positioned to improve symmetry in relation to the sectional sofa on the left side. Cables to the speakers are routed up through the floor from an unfinished section of the basement below. The living room system has gradually become focused on server and streaming based audio, and the turntable has been moved from the living room to a 5.1 home theater system in the basement. A Sonos Connect allows the living room system to be linked with other Sonos components throughout the house for multiroom audio use.
Absolutely love your room setup. Simple, elegant, tidy, warm and welcoming. Beautiful!
In 1988, I bought a new pair of Thiel CS2’s in light oak, like yours, for $1,650 and are still quite happy with them. They are also still in perfect condition.
I drive them with vintage Linn LK140 and Kolektor electronics. I remember an audio salesperson in Boston saying to me…. “I used to sell Linn and Thiel and the combo was a license to steal…they were that good together”.
Are their better speakers and amps today. Sure, but I am very happy as a music first audiophile who never suffered from the upgrade syndrome.