The Thiel PowerPoint 1.2 (3200 euros the pair) impressed with an incredibly homogeneous, so don’t compromise-inducing sound embossing, the came therefore as well free of slag as unstrained.
- Speaker Thiel PowerPoint 1.2
- Data sheet
One which visually how technically comes from the Thiel, an American high-end boxing producer, the use of which enjoys the highest recognition for quality coaxial systems and time-saving crossover in circles most interesting solutions for the friends of speaker placement close to a wall.
The principles of the House know loyal stereoplayreaders, for example, by the SCS 4 (issue 7/2008, 2400 euros), one of the fullest compact boxes in the medium price range. Thiel’s solution for walls and ceilings is an offshoot of the SCS 4 with entirely different dress and adapted technology.
While the SCS 4 up on their rounded edges strictly rectangular, with ample depth and two large bass reflex openings on the baffle, the power of point 1.2 is far less bulky and looks more like a sugar loaf.
Made from solid aluminium die-cast housing consists of a base plate and a rounded hood. The unconventional form better than any insulation eliminates standing waves inside and serves as the inclined position of the baffle of a rear coupling to the acoustic environment, whether wall or ceiling.
The chassis is similar to that of the SCS 4 an about 18 centimeters tall, intricately nested coaxial, whose outline Kef similarly under the name uni-Q are used.
Drive and crossover based on the purpose of the application. The interface-compliant design with more MIDs and highs in relation to the bass is a nominal 2 decibels higher sensitivity to the SCS 4, despite scrapping the reflex tunnel.
The Thiel solution impressed with an incredibly homogeneous, so don’t compromise-inducing sound embossing, the came therefore as well free of slag as unstrained. Dry and dust free in the bass, in strikingly good Imaging.
Even on the ground lying or hanging on the side walls, with very large base width, a plasticity and ESS, managed the flounders that at most marginal was the freely positioned boxes and even surpassed them on relaxation. Conclusion: The finest high end without any need for floor space, creates new dimensions for sound-conscious interior designers.
Thiel PowerPoint 1.2
Technical data and test results
|Installation tip:||hanging on the wall or ceiling, lying on the ground. Distance from 2 m. rooms up to 35 m²|
|Operating voltage for 90 dB SPL||3.9 V|
|Impedance minimum stp||2.6 ohm|
|Maximum volume upper value||102 dB|
|Maximum volume lower value (> 45 Hz)||102 dB|
|Lower cut-off frequency (-3dB)||105 Hz|
|Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB)||73 Hz|
|Short conclusion||An ambitious Interfacial spotlights for wall or ceiling. Sounds enormously spatially, very natural, and incredibly stress-free. A masterpiece!|
|Sound points (70 points)||54|
|Overall rating (max. 120 points)||good – very good 73|
|Price / performance||outstanding|
|tested in output||2 / 09|