Overview: The THIEL J.E.T.
Collection SCS4T is a two-way floor-standing loudspeaker whose high-output
capability satisfies the demanding requirements of today's home theater systems.
Utilizing the award-winning coaxial driver design developed for THIEL's
architectural collection and incorporating the same innovative THIEL
technologies that are used in our much more expensive THIEL speakers, the SCS4T
provides exceptionally realistic and dynamic sonic performance, regardless of
listener or speaker position.
Warranty Information &
Low-Distortion Drivers: The THIEL J.E.T.
collection SCS4T floor-standing loudspeaker uses a very low distortion, high
output, metal diaphragm 6.5-inch woofer that is coaxially mounted with a 1-inch,
high output metal dome tweeter, the same high performance tweeter that is used
in THIEL's flagship model CS3.7. The woofer's short coil/long gap, copper
stabilized motor system greatly reduces distortion, and its reinforced metal
diaphragm is specially shaped to reduce diffraction of the tweeter's energy.
Coaxial/Coplanar Driver Design:
The THIEL J.E.T. collection SCS4T loudspeaker features a
coaxial/coplanar driver mounting design for correct time response and delivers
full-range performance. The unusual
coaxial/coplanar driver mounting design allows greater placement flexibility by
ensuring that every listener hears the sound from both drivers at exactly the
same time, regardless of where and in what orientation the speakers are placed
in your room.
First Order Acoustic Type Crossovers: The
THIEL J.E.T. collection
SCS4T's crossovers are meticulously
engineered to achieve extreme tonal neutrality and are constructed with
extensive use of polypropylene and custom polystyrene capacitors.
The SCS4T utilizes these
advanced engineered crossovers to deliver complete phase coherence for
exceptional clarity, transparency, and three-dimensional imaging.
Like the crossovers in much more expensive THIEL
speakers, the crossover for the SCS4T is a true "first-order acoustic type" that
provides the utmost in spatial and depth imaging performance as well as overall
realism. This type of crossover provides complete accuracy of amplitude, phase,
time, and energy, and therefore the only type that does not distort the musical
waveform. Proper application of this gradual-transition type of crossover
requires the use of more expensive drivers with wider frequency ranges than are
required for use with common quick-transition crossovers but the benefits also
include improved uniformity of the speaker's output in all directions.
Power Requirements: It is important to have enough power to
play at the level you desire without distortion. If high sound levels are
desired, the SCS4T
is designed to be used with an amplifier rated up to 200 watts per channel (into
4 ohms). The SCS4T is of average efficiency (87dB) and therefore requires an
average amount of power from a quality amplifier.
Robust Constructed Cabinet: The cabinet plays an enormously important
role in the quality of music reproduction and so the engineering of the J.E.T.
collection speaker cabinets incorporate several innovations that contribute to
the speaker's stunning clarity, its utter tonal neutrality and its exceptionally
realistic imaging. The THIEL
J.E.T. Collection SCS4T floor-standing loudspeaker features a robustly
constructed cabinet with an aluminum baffle, double-laminated 1" cabinet walls,
and thick interior bracing to create an extremely rigid enclosure that
eliminates unwanted resonances.
- Aluminum Baffle: The SCS4T cabinet
design uses a die-cast aluminum baffle for much greater rigidity in driver
mounting and elimination of cabinet resonances.
- Double-Laminated Walls: The SCS4T features double-laminated 1"
cabinet walls that are reinforced with thick bracing, to greatly improve
detail, clarity, and spatial information.
Real-Wood Cabinet: The THIEL J.E.T. collection SCS4T's cabinet is
finished in furniture grade, real hardwood veneer. The SCS4T is available in a
real-wood Natural Cherry, Dark Cherry, and Black Ash finish.
Cabinet Care: The THIEL Loudspeaker's wood cabinet possess a high
quality lacquer finish that is both beautiful and durable. However, any wood
finish can be damaged by excessive moisture, dryness, or direct sunlight. When
cleaning your speakers, avoid using oils, waxes, or polishes that contain
Bass Reflex Design: The THIEL floor-standing loudspeaker's cabinet is
a bass reflex design with two front-firing flared ports for greater efficiency
and better bass response.
Magnetic Steel Grille: The SCS4T's perforated steel grille is attached magnetically
to the front of the speaker. The grille is designed to not produce diffraction
so there is no sonic reason to remove it. If you do need to remove the grille,
carefully pull the grille frame away from the front of the speaker. When
replacing the grille, line up the grille with the baffle's inlay edges.
Binding Posts: The SCS4T's input terminals are located on rear
of the speaker cabinet. The SCS4T uses binding posts that accept several
types of wire connections (will not accept dual banana plug connectors, but
single banana plugs can be used). The input terminals are designed to be easily
tightened by hand or a 1⁄2 inch nut driver can be used.
Color-Coded: The speaker's input
terminals are color coded to facilitate that both speakers in a stereo system
are wired in the same polarity for maximum speaker performance.
Recommended Speaker Wire: The speakers
should be connected to the amplifier with high quality cable to ensure minimal
loss of power and proper control by the amplifier.
Note: The SCS4T is a very high quality sound reproducer and will
benefit from use with the best associated equipment. Since it is extremely
accurate, it will reveal sources of distortion generated elsewhere in the
system. For example, distortion resulting from poor recordings or inferior
electronics will be reproduced accurately. Also, the quality of the
interconnect cables and speaker cables will significantly effect the
performance of the system.
Feet Stabilizers: Beautiful, black brushed aluminum
stabilizer-feet and gunmetal finish spikes attractively provide a superior base
for optimized sonic performance.
Note: Please be cautioned that the stabilizer-feet and
spikes can dent hardwood floors and it is possible to mar the floor's
surface if the speakers are moved with the feet in place.
Speaker Placement: The THIEL J.E.T. collection SCS4T is
specifically designed to give a high-level of performance from a variety of room
locations and positions. Though the loudspeaker is ideally placed well away from
walls for the best tonal and spatial performance, it also works well within the
constraints of typical domestic use; such as near-wall placement.
Note: All aspects of speaker placement are dependent
on the particular room. Since every room is different, no hard rules can be
given, and experimentation is necessary to achieve the best results.
Experiment with both placement of the speaker within the room and the degree
of toe-in to optimize the sound for your environment. It is helpful to not
install the spikes until the speaker is finally positioned.
Magnetically Shielded: Because the THIELE SCS4T is
magnetically shielded, it can be placed on or near video displays without
causing picture distortion.
Information & Break-in Period
Break-In Period: The SCS4T's, like most speakers, require a period of
playing before they perform optimally. The amount of time depends on how loudly
the speakers are played; more time is required if played
softly, less if played loudly. At least 50 hours at moderately loud levels are
required before the
speaker is performing near optimum. You should notice even more improvement
after 100 hours
10 Year Warranty: THIEL warrants every THIEL model SCS4T loudspeaker
against defects in materials and workmanship to the original owner for a period
of ten years from the date of purchase. THIEL will, at no charge, replace any
defective part and make any repairs necessary to ensure its proper performance
when the defective unit is returned to us postpaid. This warranty does not cover
damage due to accident or abuse and is void if the unit has been tampered with.
This warranty is automatic and no registration is required.