CATCables is now in the digital interconnect and component/composite video biz!

Collapse
This topic is closed.
X
X
 
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts
  • Lex
    Moderator Emeritus
    • Apr 2001
    • 27461

    CATCables is now in the digital interconnect and component/composite video biz!

    Gentlemen, start your engines. Your Dolby Digital and DTS engines that is. Tonight, I just opened the first of my new CVDT (Custom Video and Digital Transmission) branch, with the introduction of Twisted Kitties and Soft Kitties Silver Laced Digital Interconnects. I dare you to compare quality and price of these products with anything on the market, and I think you will find we compete very well indeed. In fact, I think you can take the Ms. out to dinner nearly on the savings of a 1 meter digital from us vs. at least some of our competition.

    Make a few waves? If we must, we will. But the CAT is out of the bag, and this time, he's transmitting digitally.

    Stay tuned in the coming days for more products, as I tweak the final touches to the Component video line and prepare the video department for opening night at YOUR theater.

    Bear with me on minor technical snafus, even the pictures will likely change again, but the product is here, and it's good stuff-

    Lex
    CATcables.com




    Cable Guy DVD Collection
    Doug
    "I'm out there Jerry, and I'm loving every minute of it!" - Kramer
  • JerryW
    Junior Member
    • Feb 2001
    • 9

    #2
    Good stuff indeed! I got to visit with Doug a few days ago, and aside from him being a super nice guy (which you all know) he's also quite taleted in the cable making department (which many of you also know). He let me borrow a prototype of his Twisted Kitty Digital Interconnect for me try on my system at home, and all I can say is MEOW!

    Now, I'm not one to say that it will drastically enhance your audio experience... I'm an agnostic when it comes to digital interconnects. I'll admit it, I'm a "1s and 0s" guy. But I've got to tell you, this cable is really well made. From the beautiful chrome and gold locking RCA jacks, to the silver clad oxygen free wire, to the attractive multi-color appearance, this cable really stands out. Plus, he's charging less than HALF of what Bettercables is charging FOR THE SAME CABLE (aside from the fact that the connectors on Doug's cables look and function better). True, I hooked it up and thought it sounded better than my old cable... but it well could have been the placebo effect, I may just have been affected by the cable's appearance (and the thought that it had superior connectors and silver).

    Try it out on your system at home, you just can't beat their quality and value. Premo product.

    BTW, Doug, you're not getting your sample back... you'll get my money, but not the cable.




    ___________________


    We need a better HiFi shop in Knoxville!
    ___________________


    We need a better HiFi shop in Knoxville!

    Comment

    • Kevin P
      Member
      • Aug 2000
      • 10809

      #3
      Hot dog! I mean Cats! :B

      I just had a crazy thought, or fantasy (at least at this point), of being able to build an entire HT system using CatCables. Of course, we have the SilverCats for high-quality audio transmission (e.g., CD/SACD/DVD-A and pre-amp to amp connections), and the new digital jobbies for DD/DTS/PCM, and it looks like component (and composite?) video in the near future. I guess the only things we would still need to realize this fantasy are S-video cables and perhaps a lower-end audio cable (for less critical components such as VCRs or tuners) where the SilverCats would be overkill.

      And of course, if CatCables really wants to beat Monster at its own game, Cat Speaker wire and an optical cable would be nice additions to the product line as well (I can see Doug's eyes rolling while he's reading this!) A Cat optical cable with the transparent sheath would be cool indeed, since the cable would glow while it's in use!

      But a HT system with all Cat interconnects would be sweet indeed. Heck, I'd be tempted to mount the components backward just to show off all the interconnects! :B

      KJP




      Official Computer Geek and Techno-Wiz Guru of HTGuide - Visit Tower of Power
      My HT Site

      Comment

      • efarstad
        Moderator Emeritus
        • Jun 2001
        • 2231

        #4
        Ditto that for me too Kev! Gee, ebay would be getting A LOT of cables from me then! :W

        E





        The Norwegian A/V Nut!
        E-Cinema

        The Norwegian A/V Nut!
        E-Cinema

        Comment

        • Andrew Pratt
          Moderator Emeritus
          • Aug 2000
          • 16507

          #5
          the placebo effect is a very powerful force and often clouds our judgement when it comes to new gear. You can have some fun arguments with tech types regarding is what we hear real or just our imagination but the point remains that whether what we are hearing is real or not if you can't tell the difference then IMO its as real as if it were making a difference. Now with Dougs cables they look stunning so even if there isn't a scientifically significant difference b/t his cables and cable "X" you'll likely hear a percieved difference...besides who wouldn't want one of these beauties (and thats coming from a dog lover LOL)




          Comment

          • Lex
            Moderator Emeritus
            • Apr 2001
            • 27461

            #6
            HAHA Jerry, thanks for the accolades from your listening experience and your nice comments about me. Likewise, it was very good to meet Jerry, and quite by accident I might add! I could tell he's a bit of a practicalist just by our initial meeting, and perhaps was skeptical as to whether this cable could make a difference. But hey, he doesn't want to give it back, so something must be right.

            Well, turns out he works a mere stones throw from my house, so I hope that Jerry and I forge perhaps not only a business relationship, but more importantly, a friendship. It's nice to meet someone that can get excited about some of the things that you do. As soon as I get my house cleaned up a bit, already invited Jerry over for an audition of my system.

            As to the cable, I don't know that I would go so far to say it's the same cable between the BC job and my Twisted Kitty Digital Interconnect, but granted a similar product in the base wire. Both silver covered copper. I don't know who their manufacturer of that wire is, and of course, I don't release mine. So, I guess we will never know on that. Well, Jerry might, but he's in a good position to make some judgements in this area.

            Kevin, I am gushing, and yes, my eyes were rolling just a wee bit reading all that, haha. Saying, whoa, you gonna bankroll me? I can tell you that check, a lower end audio cable is in the works, to add at a price point well below Silvercats. I can also confirm that component is coming. Further, I have two S-video plugs to try once again my touch with S-vid. It's perhaps the most troublesome connector. I built one once, but I can safely say that I was not setup properly at the time. I am optimistic that this new trial will be a success, and the only thing left is finding a good quality S-video connector that I am satisified with.

            I got to come back to this, just to much going right at the moment.

            I will start by saying I am auditioning something new in my system right now. Please go to audio if your interested in that. I will further say I just received a rather large box with 1000 feet of something in it. Gots to go see what it is!

            Erik, Andrew, thanx Nice to see that Erik finally got to actually audition his system with the Silvercats.

            Lex




            Cable Guy DVD Collection
            Doug
            "I'm out there Jerry, and I'm loving every minute of it!" - Kramer

            Comment

            • Lex
              Moderator Emeritus
              • Apr 2001
              • 27461

              #7
              Tonight's flavor, the "Blackcat" digital interconnect. What do you folks think?

              Each coax strand is covered in a material that's slick and porous by design. It didn't photograph quite as good here as I thought it did in photoshop. Not sure if everyone sees it darker, or if the texture shows up. You can sometimes see the wire through it, but not much. This is 1/4" stock. Had I chose the 1/8 stock, then the wire would show a lot. In this case the base wire is black. Can't always do that, but will try to use black base wire when I can for this interconnect.

              Thanks,
              Lex








              Cable Guy DVD Collection
              Doug
              "I'm out there Jerry, and I'm loving every minute of it!" - Kramer

              Comment

              • JerryW
                Junior Member
                • Feb 2001
                • 9

                #8
                I don't know who their manufacturer of that wire is,
                I do... But we sell quite a few spools of wire of that type in a given month. It's not cheap/inexpensive by any means. The minimum amounts required for purchase would make any DIY enthusiast scream. The fact that you're selling at the price you are is a great example of how fair you are. Trust me, would I buy this cable from you if I could build it a whole lot cheaper? The materials and time involved would make it completely out of the question. This is a great cable. BTW, do you want cash or check?


                Andrew,

                That's extremely possible. But considering it's quality and price I have no problem what-so-ever keeping this cable. Besides that, the faith in knowing that I won't be getting any "pops" or "clicks" during playback is reason enough for me.

                Although... it does seem to sound a little better. Ack! I'd probably be a fine candidate for sugar pills...




                ___________________


                We need a better HiFi shop in Knoxville!
                ___________________


                We need a better HiFi shop in Knoxville!

                Comment

                • Lex
                  Moderator Emeritus
                  • Apr 2001
                  • 27461

                  #9
                  Wahaha, well you got me there Jerry, on that subject. But let's just stay focused on the good quality of the CATs and let them stand on their own merit. I think they can do that very, very well. Jerry was chomping at the bit to get that cable back out of my truck. I locked the door, and dang if he didn't come through the rear slider after it. LOL. JK.

                  I will drop by sometime this week Jerry, and show you my latest wares. But I won't wear a trenchcoat, I promise, LOL.

                  Lex




                  Cable Guy DVD Collection
                  Doug
                  "I'm out there Jerry, and I'm loving every minute of it!" - Kramer

                  Comment

                  • JerryW
                    Junior Member
                    • Feb 2001
                    • 9

                    #10
                    You're definitely right in that regard, the Cat's stand very well on their own merits... I guess I get a little chafed about how much some other companies are charging for their stuff. But I digress...

                    Drop by the office any time Doug. BTW, let me know when you're going to be here and I'll show you the new speaker cables I'm making for my 2 channel system.




                    ___________________


                    We need a better HiFi shop in Knoxville!
                    ___________________


                    We need a better HiFi shop in Knoxville!

                    Comment

                    • Lexman
                      Super Senior Member
                      • Jun 2000
                      • 1777

                      #11
                      Ok on dropping by Jerry. Let me see how things stack up this week. Would love to see your speaker cables.

                      Nothing wrong with price comparison. I rather much like it. Of course, I don't encourage it, or even say my product is 1/2 the price of brand X. But when my customers say that, well, that's their preogative. All I was saying was well, let's not dwell on it.

                      As I said, I think the Cats will be competitive with most any cable out there, matching quality and performance factors. I understand you and others getting hyped up over what some companies charge. Heck, I been there myself. Of course, I am thrilled now to be able to make myself any quality interconnect I want, at good prices. All I do is tack a little on to build my company, and pass those savings right on to my customers when they need cables too.

                      Lex





                      <A HREF="http://www.catcables.com" <IMG SRC="http://www.htguide.com/lexman/other/sm_logo.gif"

                      Comment

                      • Lex
                        Moderator Emeritus
                        • Apr 2001
                        • 27461

                        #12
                        New cable posted just after midnight. My plan is to develop these products then sit down and concentrate on getting them on the site. So, hold on if your interested, they are coming soon to the site...

                        Lex




                        Cable Guy DVD Collection
                        Doug
                        "I'm out there Jerry, and I'm loving every minute of it!" - Kramer

                        Comment

                        • Lex
                          Moderator Emeritus
                          • Apr 2001
                          • 27461

                          #13


                          Introducing Blackcats Component Video! Featuring a dual wire design, so that your ground is also silver laced 75 ohm high resolution video cable just like your signal conductor. I tested this design, only in a braided design, and it was outstanding. Well, to braid 2,3,4,5 meters, I would have to charge a ton. So, I am doing this dual straight wire cable inserted in a jet black finish. Final look comes out gunmetal basically. The base wire is white, so you get a cast off the white that actually makes the black appear grey. Looks very good IMO. Occasionally, you might see a faint trace of wire markings if you look closely enough. But then your not supposed to be looking at the wire during a movie ey?

                          Pictured is a 2 meter pair. Likely suggested sale price of 89.99 Let's face it, not many folks can use 1 meter unless going from DVD player to pre-processor/reeceiver. Usually a 1 meter run just isn't enough. We may offer 1.5s in this cable as well and of course the 1 meter.

                          But 2 meters of silver encased performance for less than 100 bucks is true value.

                          yes, I will stripe the barrels of the RCAs in red, green, blue, just not enough time tonight with other things going as well...

                          Whew!

                          Lex




                          Cable Guy DVD Collection
                          Doug
                          "I'm out there Jerry, and I'm loving every minute of it!" - Kramer

                          Comment

                          • Bing Fung
                            Ultra Senior Member
                            • Aug 2000
                            • 6521

                            #14
                            Very nice Lex! Nice portfolio




                            Bing
                            Bing

                            Comment

                            • efarstad
                              Moderator Emeritus
                              • Jun 2001
                              • 2231

                              #15
                              Look sweet Lex! Way to go...are you trying to replace my ENTIRE cable collection? :B

                              E





                              The Norwegian A/V Nut!
                              E-Cinema

                              The Norwegian A/V Nut!
                              E-Cinema

                              Comment

                              • Lex
                                Moderator Emeritus
                                • Apr 2001
                                • 27461

                                #16
                                Well, it will become increasingly difficult to resist some cats. After all, everyone has at least 1 cable that they hate, right?

                                Thanks Bing and Erik!

                                Lex




                                Cable Guy DVD Collection
                                Doug
                                "I'm out there Jerry, and I'm loving every minute of it!" - Kramer

                                Comment

                                • Trevor Schell
                                  Moderator Emeritus
                                  • Aug 2000
                                  • 10935

                                  #17
                                  They sure look great Lex,, Purrfectly done
                                  I will volenteer to be the official cable tester.




                                  Trevor
                                  My HomeTheater S.E.
                                  Sonically Enhanced
                                  C5
                                  Trevor



                                  XBOX 360 CARD

                                  Comment

                                  • Lex
                                    Moderator Emeritus
                                    • Apr 2001
                                    • 27461

                                    #18
                                    Thanks Trev. The Cat ran out of energy tonight. Not much accomplished except messing around online really. Of course, I worked my day job and then a couple of hours for my Dad, so that about did me in tonight, lol.

                                    Don't want to burn totally out anyway, so tomorrow is another day.

                                    Lex
                                    Doug
                                    "I'm out there Jerry, and I'm loving every minute of it!" - Kramer

                                    Comment

                                    • Lex
                                      Moderator Emeritus
                                      • Apr 2001
                                      • 27461

                                      #19
                                      New version of a Cat logo we been playing with today. Andrew had a version of the paw, and then I did this one. Jury still out...

                                      I think it's rather fitting that I crossed two fonts to create a new font. Anyone that doesn't know care to guess the two movie fonts?



                                      Lex
                                      Doug
                                      "I'm out there Jerry, and I'm loving every minute of it!" - Kramer

                                      Comment

                                      • efarstad
                                        Moderator Emeritus
                                        • Jun 2001
                                        • 2231

                                        #20
                                        I REALLY like this Logo Lex!!!! 8)

                                        E





                                        The Norwegian A/V Nut!
                                        E-Cinema

                                        The Norwegian A/V Nut!
                                        E-Cinema

                                        Comment

                                        • Lex
                                          Moderator Emeritus
                                          • Apr 2001
                                          • 27461

                                          #21
                                          thanx E! I drew it myself as well in Photoshop. I did have a guide to view as I drew mine though. Mine turned out different of course, but it does have a look.

                                          Lex
                                          Doug
                                          "I'm out there Jerry, and I'm loving every minute of it!" - Kramer

                                          Comment

                                          Working...
                                          Searching...Please wait.
                                          An unexpected error was returned: 'Your submission could not be processed because you have logged in since the previous page was loaded.

                                          Please push the back button and reload the previous window.'
                                          An unexpected error was returned: 'Your submission could not be processed because the token has expired.

                                          Please push the back button and reload the previous window.'
                                          An internal error has occurred and the module cannot be displayed.
                                          There are no results that meet this criteria.
                                          Search Result for "|||"