User manual for CAT

purevinyl

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Ken has a new marketing manager...and as such, his pricing is about to double pretty much across the board!
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not sure about the price hike, best to contact them for the latest specs and pricing. Probably much cheaper to send them your older unit and upgrade to the latest and save $$


stopped by the CAT room at RMAF 2018 and they had the JL5 and JL7 amps and Renaissance and Legrend Preamps and the prices on the amps was something like $15 K (JL5) and $34K (JL7 mono) and he had the new BPX addition of both Preamps. i did not ask about prices on the Preamps?


anyway, the small JL5 stereo amp ran the Magico S5 MKll with ease and sounded great!
 

now25

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not sure about the price hike, best to contact them for the latest specs and pricing. Probably much cheaper to send them your older unit and upgrade to the latest and save $$


stopped by the CAT room at RMAF 2018 and they had the JL5 and JL7 amps and Renaissance and Legrend Preamps and the prices on the amps was something like $15 K (JL5) and $34K (JL7 mono) and he had the new BPX addition of both Preamps. i did not ask about prices on the Preamps?


anyway, the small JL5 stereo amp ran the Magico S5 MKll with ease and sounded great!
For those interested the list price for CAT Renaissance BPX with phono is now $27k! I think they have even phased out the BPA model. Legend BPX is $42k. There is now a CAT JL-5 Black Path Limited Edition where the capacitors and the PCB are the same as the JL-7 which are Black Path and Teflon respectively.
 

DaveyF

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For those interested the list price for CAT Renaissance BPX with phono is now $27k! I think they have even phased out the BPA model. Legend BPX is $42k. There is now a CAT JL-5 Black Path Limited Edition where the capacitors and the PCB are the same as the JL-7 which are Black Path and Teflon respectively.
Like i stated above, Ken now has a new marketing guru. As such, his pricing has gone up, I was told to appeal more to the Far East market!
Personally, I would have increased all of his gear to over a million dollars each, I mean if you are going to go crazy, you might as well do it right, no??:eek:
 
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For those interested the list price for CAT Renaissance BPX with phono is now $27k! I think they have even phased out the BPA model. Legend BPX is $42k. There is now a CAT JL-5 Black Path Limited Edition where the capacitors and the PCB are the same as the JL-7 which are Black Path and Teflon respectively.
Any idea where to locate list prices for latest CAT gear?
 

naim

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I seem to have mislaid mine, and I think its time to check the bias settings
Hi Torres,
Bias of the JL2 must be 37.0

After having heated it for at least an hour, You must disconnect rca input, then adjust bias turning the selector on the right side and on the left side acting on two bias potentiometers (only on these two BIAS positions, the others only serve to display the individual tubes, but you can not adjust each individual tube).


Balance must be 000 (right and left with the balance potentiometers) This is very sensitive and should be moved with a light hand.

Keep in mind that JL2 bias is not very stable, and it moves following the increase and the lowering of the tension.
I hope I have translated quite decently.

Roberto
 

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