Floor-standing Speakers

Thiel MCS1 LCR Speakers

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Introduction

Thiel Audio has been designing and building loudspeakers for over 30 years. The 1978 Model 03 was one of the first multi-driver speakers to utilize a time and phase accurate design. This has been at the heart of all Thiel designs ever since, and is consistently found throughout their product line. This is a lofty and difficult design choice which, when done right, can provide an enveloping and realistic musical presentation. It is not easy to do, and even 30 years later we do not see many examples of this design. And what makes it so difficult? You need high-quality crossover parts, custom designed drivers and a competent team that can put it all together.

Specifications

    MCS1
  • Design: 2-1/2 way, Ported
  • Drivers: One 1" Metal Dome Tweeter, One 3.5" Midrange, Two 6.5" Metal Cone Woofers
  • MFR: 47 Hz – 23 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 90dB @2.8v /1m
  • Nominal Impedance: 4 Ohms
  • Recommended Power: 50 – 300 watts
  • Dimensions: 28.5" H x 10" W x 12.5" D
  • Weight: 61 Pounds/each
  • MSRP: $2,950/each
  • SS2
  • Design: Powered Subwoofer
  • Drivers: Two 10" Aluminum Cone
  • Amplifier Power: 1,000 Watts RMS (Class D)
  • MFR: 16 Hz - 800 Hz, ± 3 dB
  • Dimensions: 23.5" H x 11" W x 21.5" D
  • Weight: 108 Pounds
  • MSRP: $5,900
  • PXO5
  • Dimensions: 2" H x 7" W x 6.5" D
  • Weight: 3 Pounds
  • MSRP: $500
  • Thiel

Enter the MCS1 multi-use loudspeaker. Horizontally or vertically arranged this speaker can pull triple duty as the main speaker, the center channel and surround speaker. Providing the home-theater enthusiast a seamless presentation, both visually and audible. This speaker is chocked full of Thiel technology, from phase-accurate first order crossovers to time-aligned baffles and extremely over-built cabinetry. My review samples came finished in a gorgeous amber-wood veneer.