March 13, 2007
| by Arlen Schweiger
Thiel Audio previewed what it deems its new high performance, very affordable, Coherent Source SCS4 last week.
The SCS4 LCR, targeted for the $1,000 each price range and available in the first quarter of 2007, is part of its complete line of loudspeakers.
The 17.5-inch tall, 8.5-inch wide and 11.25-inch deep SCS4 is a two-way, bookshelf-sized speaker system suited for front, rear, or center channel use regardless of listener position or speaker location. The SCS4 has a high output capability and high 90-dB efficiency.
The SCS4 uses a very low distortion, high output, metal diaphragm 6.5-inch woofer that is coaxially mounted with a 1-inch, high output metal dome tweeter, the same high performance tweeter that is used in Thiel’s flagship model, CS7.2. The Thiel-designed woofer’s short coil/long gap, copper stabilized motor system greatly reduces distortion, and the woofer’s neodymium magnet improves efficiency and increases output capability to meet the needs of today’s home theater systems, the company says.
The woofer’s reinforced metal diaphragm is specially shaped to act as a waveguide for the tweeter’s energy. The shape reduces diffraction, a common problem with other coaxial designs.
Visit www.thielaudio.com for more.
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.