Thiel's CS3.7 Demmed with Synergistic Cables
Thiel Audio had the benefit of several side-by-side rooms at the Venetian, one of which was reserved for listening with the door closed. Isolated from the noise of surrounding rooms, Thiel’s long-awaited CS3.7 speaker ($9900/pair in standard finishes when it’s finally released), and now actually boasting a grille, played an intriguing combination of two-channel and multi-channel music using Bryston electronics and Synergistic Research cabling.
Synergistic’s new zero-capacitance cables include active shielding that produced, I felt, a warmer, more analog-like sound than one might have expected from the solid-state Bryston amplification. Thanks to new engineering inspired by the work of Nicola Tesla, the cabling is thin and flexible. With a radical new geometry—Synergistic’s first major change in its cable technology in 15 years—the line’s new middle level cabling is claimed to outperform their old top-of-the-line at one third the price. I wish Synergisitic's Ted Denney’s controlled demo had given me more time to get to the heart of the music, but his presentation was about hearing what you could hear in less-than-a-minute increments.