McLuvin


**SOLD**

One Seaton CAT 8, black maple, perfect condition. I am the original owner and purchased it 1 year ago so there is still 4 years left on the warranty. It was lightly used for 6 months until I put it in the closet back in December while I was making changes to my room. I am now changing the room again (never ending project) to be able to accommodate more options like the CAT 12 and will take longer to build out so I didn’t want this to sit around any longer. I purchased this to be my center channel and then add additional CAT's from there. Comes complete with original packaging, PoweCon power cord, and the XLR to RCA adapter that Mark includes with all of his powered products.

$2400 Shipped from Texas

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Greg
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FOH
Too bad you have to part with it ... but understandable.

It’s often pointed out that a high performance center channel is absolutely vital for a quality HT experience. The Cat8 is a superb center channel loudspeaker. So many horizontal CC are so poorly executed physically, and/or they lack adequate low distortion/high SPL capability that's so important.

In many situations the Cat8 possesses real advantages over the Cat12. The somewhat smaller form factor allows for greater flexibility and options in placement... options that the larger Cat12 struggles to accommodate. This can be very advantageous.


Love my Cat12c LCRs, but there's occasions when that big cabinet is a hindrance. Those Cat8s are amazing performers.

Good luck

(fwiw; I've been changing the front of my room and experimenting with my LCRs as of late, so this hit right at home)
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McLuvin
Thanks FOH... Appreciate the comments. I think you inspired me the most on this journey of going actives as I have read several of your posts here and on AVS. I really do not have to part with the CAT8 but I just don't want it sitting around while I am redoing the front of my room. Plus I could use the cash to finish faster.

I did use it for center channel duties for a brief time as intended and it just blew away my studio monitors flanking the left and right of it. So much so it just sounded off as the poor little studio monitors just couldn't keep pace. I went ahead and got another studio monitor since they are relatively cheap and use it for center now while I make my changes. The fronts I have now are temporary.

Funny you mentioned horizontal placement as that is why I chose the CAT 8 to begin with. It's size is perfect for that position in my current setup. I want to go vertical now with an AT screen so this has prompted the latest changes. I also need to build out the left side of my front wall to make the room more symmetrical and while I am doing that I thought I would try to soundproof the front wall since it is adjacent to my 2.5 year old sons room. I just hope it all pans out. The CAT 8 is still on the list but with an AT screen I will have more room to entertain the idea of a CAT 12. Not that I need it as the CAT 8 is amazing in it's own right like you mentioned but going AT just gives me more options.

Thanks again,
Greg
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McLuvin
Reduced:

$2000 shipped from Texas
Greg
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McLuvin
Make offer [smile]
Greg
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audioguy
McLuvin wrote:
Make offer [smile]


I wish you well.  I ended up selling my 3 Cat12C's and took it in the shorts.  Used speakers, particularly those from ID companies, tend, apparently not to hold their value very well.  And in your case, you are selling just one,

You will eventually sell it.  But at the price you may get for it, it might we worth considering keeping it.  Even if you get 12C's for L and R, the 8C could still be used for a center channel.

And as anyone who owns or has heard the Cats in a HT, they are over the top spectacular. 
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McLuvin
audioguy wrote:
McLuvin wrote:
Make offer [smile]


I wish you well.  I ended up selling my 3 Cat12C's and took it in the shorts.  Used speakers, particularly those from ID companies, tend, apparently not to hold their value very well.  And in your case, you are selling just one,

You will eventually sell it.  But at the price you may get for it, it might we worth considering keeping it.  Even if you get 12C's for L and R, the 8C could still be used for a center channel.

And as anyone who owns or has heard the Cats in a HT, they are over the top spectacular. 


Thanks audioguy. I agree on all accounts... still been wavering a little but I have a plan in my head and just trying to see it through.

Hope your still enjoying your newish setup.
Greg
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