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So much for hoping.

Mark you've been silent again for the last month and a half, can we get this moving please!

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Thanks for the reply via email Mark.

Again........Hopefully this will be sorted within the next couple weeks.

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Is there anywhere to go to see all of Seaton's current products? His forum is pretty dead and his Facebook doesn't really list them. Thanks.
 

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Thanks for the reply via email Mark.

Again........Hopefully this will be sorted within the next couple weeks.

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This is absolute ****ing ridiculous!!! Ffs just send the man back his amps that he rightfully deserves!!!.... As an Australian Seaton customer this really makes me worried!!. I know Macca350 personally and this issue has been going on for over a year heading to two years now....and he still doesn't have his amps yet. This is horrible.... God help me if something ever goes wrong with my Cat12's and Submersives.

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This is absolute ****ing ridiculous!!! Ffs just send the man back his amps that he rightfully deserves!!!.... As an Australian Seaton customer this really makes me worried!!. I know Macca350 personally and this issue has been going on for over a year heading to two years now....and he still doesn't have his amps yet. This is horrible.... God help me if something ever goes wrong with my Cat12's and Submersives.

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Give the guy a break, he already spends most of his time responding to customer complaints, anymore and he won't have time left to actually build speakers :eek: !

If something happened to my Seaton speakers, I would just send it to a local repair shop that specialises in hifi repairs.
 

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Give the guy a break, he already spends most of his time responding to customer complaints, anymore and he won't have time left to actually build speakers :eek: !

If something happened to my Seaton speakers, I would just send it to a local repair shop that specialises in hifi repairs.
If it was a few weeks without amps.... We can give him a break..... One year and more with no amps and promise after promise of sending them back.....and the customer still has no amps.... Well that's just blood ridiculous!.....Macca has been very patient with him regarding this. It's about time Mark comes through on his promise.

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They sound great at all volumes. The amps and DSP keep them even and smooth. Low volume listening will have a lot to do with your room noise floor and acoustics.
I listen to music a big percentage of time at low to moderate volume. They sound great & I would buy again.
 

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Hi Mark,

We're now 1 year and 10 months since I first raised this issue with you and just shy of 1 year since I sent you the amps.

I'm tired if hearing promises, just send them back please.

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Finally looks like these will be on the move. Just received Fedex tracking info stating Mark sent shipping info to Fedex half an hour after I posted in the other thread.

Thanks Mark, much appreciated. I really wish I didn't have to resort to posting in here to get this sorted. But I'm looking forward to having both systems up and running at full capacity.

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What do the CH1, CH2, CH3 and PGM SEL buttons do on the catalysts? Leave them in or out?
Each of the CH buttons are mute switches for the woofer, mid and tweeter. Leave them all in.
I believe the PGM SEL button does nothing on the CAT 8. For the CAT 12, that switch can be programmed to put the speaker in full range mode.
 

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Hey Mark, I know you're probably really busy, but I've tried calling (left a few voice-mails over the last few weeks), emailing, and PMing and have received no response, so hopefully you'll see this.

I did what you advised last time we talked and switched the known-good 12c amplifier into the other cabinet and diagnosed that the mid-range driver is indeed, as I feared, toast. The distinct smell of coil burn was not just a nightmare, lol.

But, I decided to take a chance and switch the potentially bad amplifier into the good cab and found the mid-range amplifier is functional. So, since I believe you mentioned that the coaxial driver in the 8c is the same part and I don't use the 8c at the moment (and thus don't feel bad cannibalizing it for the driver), I pulled it and swapped that into my 12c. Thus, while the 12c is up again, I would like to restore the 8c to working again eventually, too.

Therefore, at this point, I would appreciate some information on how we can handle the exchange of the faulty mid-range. Despite the cause of the driver's failure, I don't mind paying something for the replacement since the speaker is quite out of warranty. In fact, if you (or someone) can confirm the part is this one from Parts Express then I can just order it from them and save you the trouble.

Moreover, I suppose as long as the amplifier doesn't act up again, I'll just roll the dice instead of sending it in to be looked at. While I have no idea what caused it to freak out, I'll just hope it doesn't happen again because I'd rather listen to the speakers than be without an amplifier whilst it is diagnosed. Of course, I could also just purchase a spare amplifier if you're willing to sell me one.

On another note -- holy crap was it hard to get that driver out; you weren't kidding. I bought some trim removal tools from Harbor Freight hoping those would help loosen it from the front...they didn't. I ended up buying a reversible clamp to act as a spreader and used that to push it out. Maybe I'm just weak, but I couldn't get it out by hand for the life of me. Whatever gasket stuff you used to seal it certainly did its job (a little too well, lol).
 

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I am a current Seaton Cat 12C owner and I am weighing options about potentially purchasing either 4 Cat 8C's for surrounds, or going all out and getting 4 more Cat 12C's to match my 3 mains. The plan would be to add 4 Seaton Sparks for Atmos when they are released if I were to go that direction.

Anyone using 8C's or 12C as side and rear surrounds that would care to comment on their experience of running Cats as surrounds? I would love to hear from you!
 

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Hey guys, posted this over at Seaton but should have posted here as well.
http://www.seaton-sound-forum.com/post/cat-8-cs-in-4700-cubic-feet-7145577

I'm looking to upgrade to more capable speakers for my new home which I'm moving into next year. It will have a 4700 cubic foot family room open to the kitchen as well. LP is likely to be 14-16 feet from the mains. WAF is a huge concern so the 12c's are out of the question. Subs will be my dual opposed diys.

Have a chance to get a set of Cat8s for LCR. Currently own Paradigm Sig S2s and signature center in a small 1700 cubic foot room and they sound quite nice albeit strain at reference levels. Crossed at 120hz.

HT/Music is 80/20,but I still want speakers that sound great when I do want to pop in some two channel. If it matters, current pre is an Integra 80.3.

Would love your thoughts on it? Going to audition some 12's today (8s are used as rears in the setup I'm going to see). But different size of room. Thx
Took a while...but finally finished my built in speakers. Compromised in numerous areas for WAF, and went with a 4.2 set up. Fronts are 8Cs and rears are Paradigm SA-ADP in walls. Subs are my 2 DIYs which I plan on changing the boxes to match the built ins. No time to play thus far but they sound pretty darn good.

Now to find a dimmer that will work with the low 32 watt load of the 4 flush mount LED lights without causing strobing/flickering...:rolleyes:

 

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Oh God, almost 2 years to get everything sorted out from beginning to end!!!??? I had an amp go bad on one of my spark surrounds and things went smooth as glass. The whole process took maybe about a month and I was back up and running. This happened not even a year ago.

Hearing stories like this makes me nervous. It's not like a regular speaker where if worse comes to worse, you can get parts from multiple places. You have no choice but to go through Seaton. If an amp goes bad, you have no choice but to get it from Seaton. You can't get them, with that DSP tuning from anywhere else. I really hope these speakers last me a long time, they're absolutely fantastic.
 
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