This past January Thiel Audio announced the introduction of the TM3 2-way bookshelf loudspeaker. The TM3 represents a new design approach for the company, featuring high performance proprietary components and ground-up engineering by Thiel's Director of Product Development Mark Mason.
The TM3 employs a reimagined industrial design that emphasizes sleek, modern lines while adhering to the acoustic principles of reduced diffractions and extreme rigidity—both important attributes of an ultimate performance loudspeaker. The core industrial design ethos of the TM3 will be carried forward to future products.
The TM3 project began as a vision for a compact speaker with superior on and off axis frequency response uniformity, high power handling capabilities and ultra-low levels of distortion. These characteristics help make the TM3 ideal for traditional music applications as well as the rigors of movies soundtracks.
The TM3 delivers tremendous dynamic capability in a beautifully sculpted multi-ply wood enclosure. The 2-way design utilizes a proprietary 6.5-inch cast basket woofer and 1-inch tweeter, both optimized specifically for the TM3 project. “Our ultimate goal for the TM3 was to create a loudspeaker that outperforms competitive products while pleasing the discerning eye of décor-conscious consumers,” explained Thiel CEO Bill Thomas.
At CES, Thiel will have an Amberwood pair of TM3s playing in their Venetian suite. The CS1.7s will also be on active display. The THIEL TM3 is expected to be shipping to authorized dealers by late spring 2014, with a projected MSRP of $2,999 per pair in standard finishes. Please visit Thiel at CES 2014 Venetian Towers 29-111.