Originally Posted by DRC3
Always wonder how Cat 12's would compare to the JTR 215RM's I am running across the front. Since I have all Seaton Subs, a matching set of speakers would be nice, but the JTR's sound very good to my ears. If it ain't broke....
Yup, I hear that. Same here, whenever I listen to my set up, I'm enamored. Sure, there may be more refined, accurate speakers out there, but I just enjoy the hell out of these whenever I listen to them. Some refer to their sound as "raw" like it's a bad thing. To me, that's a positive. I want to hear the sound, whether it's music or a movie soundtrack, exactly the way it was intended. I don't want a speaker to add it's own sound signature to it, or subdue any of the sounds in any way. I want realism, and the Cats certainly satisfy. Especially watching concerts on blu-ray. Doesn't get more realistic than that! lol
Originally Posted by calentz
Or, perhaps very happy and don't have anything negative to say.
I have had Seaton speakers for going on eight years now. I bought the two subs from the fellow that started the Seaton Sound SubMersive1 thread, as he was moving to China (I believe) and could not take them with him.
After I received them, I contacted Mark asking him what I should use for cement to tighten the grill cloth that was now sagging. He told me to ship them to him and he would fix them, as he was now using a different method in their construction. They were on their way back to me two days after he received them at no cost to me except the initial shipping to him. (I hadn't even purchased directly from Mark) Now that is real customer support.
Shortly afterwards I purchased three Cat 12Cs. After the amplifier upgrade became available for the SubMersive I did that as well.
I believe that being a happy Seaton owner I could be classified as one of the "few and far between" that rarely posts.
That's what I was thinking. They don't have to post anything negative to post, just chat every once in a while with fellow Seaton owners, maybe about things you've listened to or movies you watched on your system. Maybe make some recommendations. Or maybe they've heard other sound systems of various calibers and can compare them to their Seaton set up. That would always be fun to hear. When I go to pick up my new pre-pro (Anthem AVM60) I'm gonna see if the guy there will let me audition some Revel F208's. He has them as well as many other speakers in his demo room. Not that there's a chance in hell I would ever replace my Cat 12C's with F208's, I just want to hear them from the praise I've been reading about their sound. Only complaint I have read about them was they can be too refined and laid back.
I have nothing but good things to say about Mark myself. One of my amps in my spark surrounds went and the whole process was quick and painless. My spark was up and running again within 3 weeks, and that was with shipping the amp to him, the repair and turn around shipping.
Back to recommendations of things to play, any of you guys have or hear the Blue Man Group Blu Ray "How To Be a Megastar?" This is one the things I use to demonstrate my systems abilities to people. The bombardment of percussion and the dynamics is absolutely unreal, especially at 10db above reference! I particularly like how the Cat 12C's handle percussion instruments.