Just Keep Thinking

I dropped by Thiel's room to tease them about the fact that I had heard that Rolling Stone had a pair of CS3.7 loudspeakers, while a certain audiophile magazine did not.

All kidding aside, I thought it was a brilliant example of a high-end company reaching out beyond the converted audiophiles to demonstrate that better is, um, better.

"That was [Thiel PR rep] Micah Sheveloff's idea," Dawkins said. "Rolling Stone loves their Theil/Bryston system. The editor told me that the reviewers played the system for the A&R people at the labels and now they're bringing the artists in to hear their mixes on it."

There may be hope for the music industry yet!

P. John's picture

Early adopters got quite a deal on the CS3.7s, as the original price of $9900/pair recently increased to about $13000/pair. Ouch!

Robert Patton's picture

Wow! Just think what Rolling Stone would think about a really nice system.I dont consider a 3k shop-floor cost speaker to be the top of the food chain. Bryston sounds nice but I haven't found them to be popular once a certain price point is affordable. I'm not sure that the mathmatics of the induced wave from an corregated surface is distortion free as well. Have to look into that one. Driver rigidity yes, wavvy no? Let's stick to hairdressers for wavvy folks not our speakers' driver. Looks like a speaker better placed in 1969. Anyway, free systems are good systems. Maybe Rolling Stone has other rooms they need filling with gratutity demo items. I'll take a shot at it!-SPINNER-