Thiel Audio will introduce the TT1 floor-standing loudspeaker at CES 2015 in Las Vegas. The TT1 is part of the company’s new 3rd Avenue Collection, named after the iconic thoroughfare in Nashville where Thiel is now located. The 3rd Avenue Collection will feature speakers ideally suited for both traditional 2-channel music systems as well as the visceral dynamics and subtle details of home cinema.
The TT1 are the first loudspeakers to be assembled in Thiel’s new Nashville center.
The TT1 is technically quite sophisticated, leveraging a forward-thinking approach to acoustical design, highly advanced manufacturing techniques all wrapped within an elegant form factor that signifies the revitalization of the Thiel brand. The design objective of the TT1 is to deliver neutrality and to faithfully reproduce music without unwanted colorations.
The Thiel TT1 utilizes a 4-driver array and multi-order crossover network in a heavily braced, vented MDF enclosure. The sculpted elliptical side panels of the TT1 are created using proprietary tooling to achieve the most refined visual presentation. The rigid baffle construction and midrange mounting architecture have been engineered with a focus on back-wave optimization, resulting in unusually flat response and overall clarity. Another critical aspect of the TT1 is the sophisticated manufacturing process, designed to ensure that each production loudspeaker meets the exacting performance specifications of the reference design.
“Of course we are very excited to bring the TT1 to market—the first loudspeakers to be assembled in Thiel’s new Nashville Operations Center,” explained Thiel CEO John Wittman. “The TT1 represents the highest level of performance that enthusiasts have come to expect from Thiel, as well as an innovative approach to design and manufacturing that is in line with our long term vision for this iconic brand.”
The TT1 is available in premium Rosewood and Walnut veneers as well as White and Black gloss finishes. The Thiel TT1 has an MSRP of $5798 per pair and will become available Q1, 2015. Thiel loudspeakers feature a 10-year warranty.