CES Day 4: Thiel

Thiel's new 3.7 loudspeaker replaces the 3.6, a model that has been in the line for 13 years! The 3.7 (shown in prototype form only and not actively demonstrated) looks radically different, with its new cabinet design and cone material. Particularly interesting is the design of the coaxial midrange-tweeter driver. The ring-like midrange that surrounds the tweeter is ribbed for rigidity, and driven by a 3-inch voice coil at the center radius of the driver. Shipment is planned for early spring, at a price to be announced later. A new center channel will also be designed around the new coaxial driver, but is still some ways from completion. .—TJN