Was Thiel thinking calling out to AR with their 03 and 03a?
Posted 08 August 2010 - 03:08 PM
Anyway as I look at the cabs and design it suddenly occurred to me that Thiel may have had a reason to name these early models 03 then the later 03a. They are AS 3-way design known for the bass response and particluar to Thiels their high end accuracy. The woofer has it's own isolated compartment.
So what do you think? Was Thiel giving a call out to the legendary AR's?
Posted 08 August 2010 - 04:55 PM
I have a pair of Thiel CS 2.2s that I bought new but I have never cared for the sound that much - no bottom and they sound annoyingly harsh on the top end. Why did I buy them? Well at the time I had just gone through a divorce and my ex wife got all the stereo equipment, including my wonderful Nestorovic 5AS speakers. I could afford the set of Theils at the time so I bought them more by reputation than by listening tests. My 3As are better sounding IMO and my LSTs are FAR better sounding.
Posted 08 August 2010 - 09:58 PM
Posted 09 September 2010 - 01:53 PM
No recone kits available so replacement was only option. What a great company to deal with!!! Everyone on the phone was exceptional. Gary in Service invited me down when I'm in the area for a tour a listening session.
So I asked him if there was any connection with the AR 3 or 3a in the 03 and 03a naming. He said since the 03 came out after the 01, and 02 he thought it was much simpler than that!
So there you have it.
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