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Old 10th February 2008, 05:47 PM   #1
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Default Any experiences with the Thiel SC3 coax?

Driver is here:

http://www.lautsprechershop.de/hifi/thiel_en.htm

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Its been out for a few years now yet opinions are still few and far between. That's probably a bad thing but considering the cost and the scant availability then it could just be a case of under exposure.

I'm looking into something that might be suitable for a compact and simple surround speaker, initially I thought 3 CS FR125 on opposing baffles would work well. Then looked at other drivers and remembered the Thiel SC3.

Really just looking for any opinions on the sound or what you found to work well.

I notice there's a few kits using this driver:

http://www.lautsprechershop.de/hifi/cumulus_mon_en.htm
http://www.lautsprechershop.de/hifi/cumulus_en.htm
http://www.lautsprechershop.de/hifi/cumulus_horn_en.htm
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Old 10th February 2008, 08:57 PM   #2
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Hi Shin

obviously NOT a floppy cone
Will sound harsh and unmusical
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Old 10th February 2008, 09:28 PM   #3
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Hi Shin

obviously NOT a floppy cone
Will sound harsh and unmusical
Hey Crazyhub.

Which is why its only worthy of performing surround speaker duties
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Old 10th February 2008, 09:53 PM   #4
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I have heard these things in a small BR monitor and I was quite impressed. The importer here in Germany, Blue planet Acoustic, is also really customer service oriented.

AFAIK The model you posted is being replaced with a new one which optically differs in color significantly and uses a neodymium magnet. The German DIY Magazine HobbyHiFi holds it in very high regard. Certainly worth playing with though, if you can afford it.
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Thanks for the info Flaevor. Did you work with the driver or hear a design from someone else? How large was the box and roughly what was the extension like?

I see that Strassacker have the new neo motor revision in stock.
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At that price I have to assume that they buy pairs of Thiel speakers and dissassemble them for the drivers. Aren't you tempted by the seas co-axials?
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At that price I have to assume that they buy pairs of Thiel speakers and dissassemble them for the drivers. Aren't you tempted by the seas co-axials?
Not interested in the Seas.
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Old 11th February 2008, 08:44 AM   #8
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Thiel sets

The one point monitor is the model I heard. I have heard both the old and the new but not as an A/B comparison.

Edit:
The link apparantly didn't work properly but I see no error, so click Lautsprecher Bausätze and Thiel Audio.
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Old 11th February 2008, 09:11 AM   #9
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The price for the thiels isn't that bad when you consider that your getting a top quality midbass and tweeter. I could go out and buy seas excel speakers and easily be out € 500 with no guarantee that they are as good, and they will never sit on axis the way the thiels do. So if you look at it like that, I suppose they are almost a bargain.
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Old 11th February 2008, 05:08 PM   #10
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hi shin,
about a year ago i heard a design with this coaxes Grand Fidelio EXP
i would agree to crazyhubs statement that they are a little bit harsh, but funny to listen. the room was equalized with some sort of auto measurement. i have to add that this specific design of the thiel driver was a little bit modified for the interests of the hornstein developer. what exactly was changed didnt he want to tell me on the roadshow when i talked to him.
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