I do agree it's a very good deal on a great set of speakers, but why oh why couldn't the finish be the espresso? Like this guy:I am deciding to stick with my energy veritas speakers for now to save a bit of money. I have adjusted the price, so this is an absolute steal. If there are no takers within the next couple of weeks then i will return them to Mark.
I'm pretty sure Mark doesn't have a "true" full range DSP for them as that would be asking a LOT from a pair of sealed 8's, but perhaps there is one that gets them good down to say, 30hz or so!Yes, i agree. I am not aware of such a full-range dsp setting for the Cat8s, but I will post it on the forum and see if anyone can confirm.
The "silliness" he refers to at the east coast g2g's, yea, I have a little something to do with that usually So he is basically saying I could potentially run into their output limits, which are quite high and I knew that already anyways I am very happy to see the "Out" program has extension good to 35hz. The catalyst (either version) is an absolutely incredible speaker. They are in my top 3 so far in all my listening. I wish I had a place I could put these and I would do itMark just replied to my question to clarify this within the Seaton Speaker Thread - **The Official Seaton Sound Speaker Thread**
The OUT program offers a 35Hz extension mode. I first did this for a customer using these as 2 channel speakers in a nice office, and we also listened to the speakers in this way when the guys at HT Shack gave them a listen as a straight 2 channel pair. 2 sealed 8" woofers per speaker do have practical output limitations. This works great for small room 2 channel use at fun levels, but nothing like the silliness that goes on at the east coast GTG's. If pushed hard in the full-range mode with deep bass, eventually the woofer and amps will make some sounds of distress.
Yup, perfect though for 2 channel music or casual "living room" type movie watching even. Not above reference.... Gotta have a sub for those dedicated bass-heads like you and I!Anything below 50Hz should be sent to the subs unless you want it purly for musical 2 channel setup.