The CS6 is my favorite Thiel speaker. CS6s provide the satisfying deep bass that is lacking in the smaller Thiel models. The CS6s sacrifice little in terms of bandwidth and output capability to the larger CS7s, which cost about one-and-a-half-times as much, and the CS6s sound slightly more coherent and open to me.
In an industry riddled with overpriced and underperforming components, a speaker like this is a breath of fresh air. While many magazine reviewers would have you believe that the carriage trade products they have on long-term loan are truly reference-quality, here’s a speaker that many people can actually afford (without a second mortgage) that’s demonstrably superior to those pretenders in a number of respects.