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  • Lex
    Moderator Emeritus
    • Apr 2001
    • 27461

    CAT Announcement

    Major new product introductions today with the public release of:

    Blackcats Digital audio and Component Video interconnects.

    Coppercats Shielded Audio Interconnects

    XLR Silvercats

    Also, the new logo has been implemented on the site, as well as product headings for each product.

    Let me know if you see any snafus. In the coming days, expect a drop down menu on the main page for instant access to any right frame page. I hope anyway.

    Right now, we are best viewed in Microsoft Explorer. Netscape works, but is missing a banner off the main page announcing products is all. All those products are accessable from the left frame banners though.

    Doug




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  • Lex
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    • Apr 2001
    • 27461

    #2
    There is now a navigation window like at the bottom of the forum page on each additional product page. Now it should be very easy to see each of the new products without having to navigate the catalog via the left frame banners.

    Again, please let me know if you see problems...

    Thanks,
    Doug




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    • pf
      Member
      • Oct 2000
      • 83

      #3
      Doug:

      Where's the menu & picture for the Super/Duper DigitCat?

      Really I think the new website is better organized esp now that you kinda categorize them into analog, digital & video. Believe me I bet there are still folks thinking he/she has to use a 'video' cable for nothing but video connection & vice versa.

      Final suggestion, may be eventually a close up picture on the XLR's esp on the connectors and a different angle shot for the braided Black Cats?

      Good job, Doug.

      PF

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      • Trevor Schell
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        • Aug 2000
        • 10935

        #4
        Looking pretty snazzy Doug.
        Still could not find those Danger Kitty's though




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        • Lex
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          • Apr 2001
          • 27461

          #5
          Thanks guys!

          Well, I expect eventually to have a major photo shoot, where time is not so hectic. Lately, it's been design em', build em', shoot em', code em', and such. Lots to do in a small window of time.

          But great suggestions, I haven't given the XLRs their due photo wise. Again, just to many projects and to little time.

          Danger kittys huh Trev? LOL. Hmmm. (mental note)

          It's been a fun though somewhat grueling experience getting all I got done this weekend. Yesterday I was a coding maniac, lol.

          In explorer, (not netscape), there's a pic of the newest cable with a coming soon indicator. A little sneak peak for folks.

          We are still trying to name that cable, so if you have ideas, check TTP page 99 for details on what I asked for.

          thanks again,

          Doug




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          • GregoriusM
            Super Senior Member
            • Oct 2000
            • 2755

            #6
            I posted this in TTP 100, but thought I'd post it here as well.

            ------------

            I don't know what those particular cables are made of. I assume they are quite high-end.

            Everything seems to be Xtreme this and Xtreme that these , so maybe Xtreme Cats or XTreme Cats.

            Or, like the X-Men, have X-Cats.

            Maybe your XLR Cats could be called X-Cats.

            Anyway, do you have any specialized connectors that only you deal with that could be called "PurrFit" Connectors???

            Even if you use connectors that others do, you could advertise that you use only carefully selected connectors, and refer to them as "PurrFit" or "PurrFitt" connectors.

            With names like PurrFit and your other cable names, you might want to make some kind of mention on your site that all cable and connector names are Trade Marks of Cat Cable.

            Just throwing out suggestions.......
            .
            Gregor

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            • Doug
              Senior Member
              • Aug 2000
              • 118

              #7
              Your right about trademarks and rights.

              Good ideas! I actually thought about Xtreme-Cats, just seem to have a hard time with this one, getting it right.

              The product we are trying to name is:







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

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              • Nate-Dogg
                Junior Member
                • Sep 2000
                • 20

                #8
                Thats easy thundercats

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                • Lex
                  Moderator Emeritus
                  • Apr 2001
                  • 27461

                  #9
                  hmmm, Thundercats is a good name Nate! I could always make it Thundercat. Drop the S. However, the plural is a franchise name in the new unsung arena football league I think. Tennessee Thundercats if I am not mistaken. Of course, in about a year, that league will likely be toast anyway. Not sure if that could be a problem or not until then...

                  Also, welcome back Nate. Haven't seen you in a while. Of course, maybe you just been lurking, or I have missed other posts by ya, dunno.




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                  • Lex
                    Moderator Emeritus
                    • Apr 2001
                    • 27461

                    #10
                    There have been changes today on the CAT site. We are dropping the kitty kat image in favor of the big cat image, matching the new logo.

                    Please check it out and give me your impressions of the new layout. Inform me if you encounter problems! Thanks!




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                    • Lex
                      Moderator Emeritus
                      • Apr 2001
                      • 27461

                      #11
                      Well, to move ahead, a company must be dynamic, and cutting edge. Today, took one more step in that direction with a very special cable for the bi-amped higher end system.

                      Introducing the special order only (at this point),
                      Two Tailed Silvercat!

                      I have only built one at this stage, but the other will be built tomorrow. These belong to Trevor Schell!





                      I am very happy with the outcome.




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                      • pf
                        Member
                        • Oct 2000
                        • 83

                        #12
                        Very nice indeed Doug. Looks like Cat is finally taking shape with your hard work starting to pay off.

                        Hope I get to see my Cats no later than Saturday and will post my review soon, both visual & audio of course.

                        PF

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                        • Lex
                          Moderator Emeritus
                          • Apr 2001
                          • 27461

                          #13
                          thanks Po-ming. Yeah, things are coming together nicely now. Lots of nice products, a few more on the board to get to prototype mode, and then introduced. Will hopefully get these splitters on board soon. Heck, maybe right now.

                          The other Twin was born tonight. Just thought you folks might want to see. As far as I can tell, it's one of the few ultimate splitters available anywhere. Anybody seen anything to compare?








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                          • Chip
                            Senior Member
                            • Aug 2001
                            • 232

                            #14
                            Just wanna say "hey all"... new member here and recent orderer of a ThunderCat & a couple of SilverCats... Thanks Doug, i really can't wait to get a hold of these babies, lol..

                            - Chip




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                            • pf
                              Member
                              • Oct 2000
                              • 83

                              #15
                              Welcome to the club, Chip. Now you are part of the Cats family and Doug should be here shortly for the sworn in ceremony.

                              Really the SilverCats are 'the bargain' pure silver interconnects to get. I like it so much I may have bought a few pairs too many.

                              PF

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                              • Lex
                                Moderator Emeritus
                                • Apr 2001
                                • 27461

                                #16
                                Cool Chip, welcome to htguide. Wonder how he got here.

                                I can't wait for you to get them either, cause that means that PIA Thundercat is already built, lol. (These are NO easy cable to build).

                                Now to the new stuff.

                                Here's the latest Cats that are just a derivation of the Black Cat. I think the way this is going to go down is, folks can't choose a color, but they can have this style. The cable will be blue, green, red, white or black underneath. Don't ask.





                                This cable belongs to JerryW or will when he pays for it, lol.




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                                • Lex
                                  Moderator Emeritus
                                  • Apr 2001
                                  • 27461

                                  #17
                                  It's official, Adire Audio and CATCables are now "partnering", from a promotional standpoint.

                                  Adire already has a CAT banner up on a couple of pages, and there will soon be an Adire Audio banner on the CAT site. This is a great move for CAT, associating with a winner like Dan Wiggins of Adire.

                                  Adire will likely soon be using CATs for demo equipment at Shows. A distinguishing honor for CAT for sure. I may just have to be there when that first one is plugged up. :B With a backup, of course, lol.




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                                  • P-Dub
                                    Office Moderator
                                    • Aug 2000
                                    • 6766

                                    #18
                                    Hot Cat! That's great partnering news. CongrCATulations!
                                    Paul

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                                    • Lexman
                                      Super Senior Member
                                      • Jun 2000
                                      • 1777

                                      #19
                                      hehe, thanx Paulcat! lol.

                                      Lex

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                                      • pf
                                        Member
                                        • Oct 2000
                                        • 83

                                        #20
                                        Congratulations Doug. It's a great move to partner with a more established brand as Adire. Either way I predict the Cats will take off may be this will just make that happen sooner.

                                        Any idea if you will keep the Ultra I/C for the Adire debut?

                                        PF

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                                        • Andrew Pratt
                                          Moderator Emeritus
                                          • Aug 2000
                                          • 16507

                                          #21
                                          nice to see the cats out of the bag I think teaming up with Adrie is going to be great for both compaines




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                                          • Ken McDaniel
                                            Senior Member
                                            • Aug 2000
                                            • 170

                                            #22
                                            There are so many 'alliances' going on these days it makes my head spin. In the tradition of Survivor: Doug, I hope you play the Richard Hatch.




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                                            • Lex
                                              Moderator Emeritus
                                              • Apr 2001
                                              • 27461

                                              #23
                                              Thanks guys. Po-ming, Dan is getting a pair of Silvercats for his CD to pre-amp. Coppercats to sub and back. That's his decision. I like it because it shows 2 of my products. So, the Ultra-whatever they are's are still here with me.

                                              Lex
                                              Doug
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                                              • GregoriusM
                                                Super Senior Member
                                                • Oct 2000
                                                • 2755

                                                #24
                                                That's GREAT, Doug! I think this will be a real turning point for Cat!!!
                                                .
                                                Gregor

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                                                • Lex
                                                  Moderator Emeritus
                                                  • Apr 2001
                                                  • 27461

                                                  #25
                                                  The Coppercat may be undergoing a metamorphasis. Her skin remains the same, it's under the skin where the changes are occuring. She's going to an OFC oxygen free 16 gauge 3 conductor shielded stranded copper wire. What does this mean?

                                                  Well, it means more conductive surface, and a purer approach to transmission than the tinned copper previously used. The prior wire is not going away, and will still be available. I may present them as Coppercat I and II.

                                                  Here's the new CAT: Overall diameter is actually a little less than the prior wire, but the conductors are increased in size. Go figure. The new wire is a little less pliable. (stiffer). and a little smaller in diameter as I said. There is also a blue cast to it, which I can assure will be available for quite a long time.







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                                                  • Lex
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                                                    • Apr 2001
                                                    • 27461

                                                    #26
                                                    Ok, just to summarize the new differences.

                                                    CAT now offers a great sub cable called "Coolcat".
                                                    A 4th Analog audio interconnect in addition to Silvercats, Silvercats Ultra-Xcess, and Coppercats, named Bluetigers. It represents a wonderful succession of the line, falling right in the middle of coppercats and the Silvercat line. 16 gauge OFC copper, terminated with silver solder, and the same high quality locking barrel RCAs. Quite a nice product. I run them in my own system now.

                                                    Anyway, just wanted to sort of summarize what's been going on. I now only have 1 additional offshoot for product, and that's a similar digital to the Blackcats. That's what Chip bought.




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                                                    • Chip
                                                      Senior Member
                                                      • Aug 2001
                                                      • 232

                                                      #27
                                                      :B




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                                                      • Lex
                                                        Moderator Emeritus
                                                        • Apr 2001
                                                        • 27461

                                                        #28
                                                        What you grinning about there Chip?

                                                        Here's the latest development in the shop. You see pictured here two variations of the same cable. 12 gauge OFC copper, covered in a tech flex for a nice appearance, and both 90 degree insert bananas, and flat style bananas. Cable is highly flexible, so even with a relatively flat set of terminals in an inset on the back of the speaker, as long as you have about 3" or so of clearance, should be fine. what you guys think of em?

                                                        The ends on the side mount ones will be finished flush with the red and black heat shrink. For sake of photos, I am using 1 pair here for demonstrating both kinds of connectors. In other words, if someone orderedthis set with the larger bananas, nothing changes, but if the smaller ones, I would trim a bit more cable to make it meet flush.

                                                        Thanks,
                                                        Lex



                                                        Doug
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                                                        • Lex
                                                          Moderator Emeritus
                                                          • Apr 2001
                                                          • 27461

                                                          #29
                                                          CAT introduces PRO BNC connectors to it's Tigress Component Video as an option as well as special order RGB 5 cable configurations.



                                                          Lex
                                                          Doug
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                                                          • Andrew Pratt
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                                                            • Aug 2000
                                                            • 16507

                                                            #30
                                                            Doug I really like the CatTail name but then what would you expect from a guy that works for Ducks Unlimited




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                                                            • Chip
                                                              Senior Member
                                                              • Aug 2001
                                                              • 232

                                                              #31
                                                              Sweeeeeeet! What? no bi-wire pic's? Lol...

                                                              - Chip




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                                                              • Lex
                                                                Moderator Emeritus
                                                                • Apr 2001
                                                                • 27461

                                                                #32
                                                                LOL Andrew and Chip. You guys are to much.

                                                                Bi-wire is an option, but one I need to add to the new webpage yet. Good find Chip, lol. I hadn't even thought about it really.

                                                                Lex
                                                                Doug
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                                                                • pf
                                                                  Member
                                                                  • Oct 2000
                                                                  • 83

                                                                  #33
                                                                  Hi Doug, I need to know if you are making Ultra Excess SilverCats in XLR for my next cable need is heading that way plus as many RCA SilverCats as I have I hate to find out how much better the Ultra is.

                                                                  I went back to check out Stereophile's Alpha-Core review and I think the silver version he likes best is solid instead of plated. How about some numbers on Cat's silver speaker cable? Any spade connectors down the pipeline?

                                                                  PF

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                                                                  • Lex
                                                                    Moderator Emeritus
                                                                    • Apr 2001
                                                                    • 27461

                                                                    #34
                                                                    Po-ming, I have been thinking about this Ultra XLR situation. I need to look at this very closely before I say. Problem is, your working in a very tight space, and have only a small connection area. I have spades hitting in about 2 days. Kimber spades. Would you settle for less? I also have Kimber bananas coming. Their mid-line, which I am told is actually preferred over their topline. I will get back to you in a very short time.

                                                                    Doug
                                                                    Doug
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                                                                    • Lex
                                                                      Moderator Emeritus
                                                                      • Apr 2001
                                                                      • 27461

                                                                      #35
                                                                      Ok, these products are a first. Custom work for one of my best customers, Mr. Po-ming Fung!

                                                                      Check these out, but please don't drool on them, we wouldn't want to short out one of Po-ming's amps, If you have to ask how much, well, best not ask at all, lol. :B







                                                                      Of course, he also had to have some of these to go with them:








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                                                                      • Chip
                                                                        Senior Member
                                                                        • Aug 2001
                                                                        • 232

                                                                        #36
                                                                        Oh my GOD! CHAAAAACHING!!!!!!!!!!

                                                                        real nice and.... i won't ask, lol..


                                                                        - Chip




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                                                                        • pf
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                                                                          • Oct 2000
                                                                          • 83

                                                                          #37
                                                                          Doug, those things look nice... even with the brief glance I took yesterday on TTP before my home PC connection went dead on me. So nice I'll probably try them on my main system first though I meant to eventually give the silver to the Maggies for they can't be biwired hence no chance of using the BiFocals on them. Take your time burning them in & don't ship them till next week for I can't afford any distraction till then plus having the roofers pounding on my roof while I try to prepare for the exam is bad enough.

                                                                          With your announcement I now become a mark man for the geeker & cable patrol community you might as well throw in a T-shirt with the cross hair over the CAT's logo for me.

                                                                          Guess you'll be busy cranking out those orders. Just fire me an e-mail when the Cats are ready to come home.

                                                                          PF

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                                                                          • Lex
                                                                            Moderator Emeritus
                                                                            • Apr 2001
                                                                            • 27461

                                                                            #38
                                                                            Ooops, I guess I didn't do to well on the Client Privledge thing, hope that's not a problem.

                                                                            Most folks know your a conneisuer of precious metals already though, so no big secret there.

                                                                            I will ship them out first of the week, as you requested.

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

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                                                                            • pf
                                                                              Member
                                                                              • Oct 2000
                                                                              • 83

                                                                              #39
                                                                              Like the way the UltraExcess silver speaker cable's sound with slightly better extension both ends, a bit more open, deeper soundstage. I esp. like those locking banana plugs but gave Doug a hard time not warning me ahead taking me too long to figure them out.

                                                                              Btw Doug, go to HTT for Merc (John Morris) is knocking on the Cat's door.

                                                                              PF

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                                                                              • Lexman
                                                                                Super Senior Member
                                                                                • Jun 2000
                                                                                • 1777

                                                                                #40
                                                                                Thanks Po-ming! Yeah, I am talking to Merc now by email... Trying to work a deal with him. thanx

                                                                                Lex

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                                                                                • Lex
                                                                                  Moderator Emeritus
                                                                                  • Apr 2001
                                                                                  • 27461

                                                                                  #41
                                                                                  Something rather interesting, not sure when they will be on the website, but are available in max lengths of 12 feet as of now. These are 25 feet, never again... lol.

                                                                                  12 gauge OFC stranded copper with a 9 mil silver coating.






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                                                                                  • pf
                                                                                    Member
                                                                                    • Oct 2000
                                                                                    • 83

                                                                                    #42
                                                                                    Doug, are these the same (non-WBT) locking bananas? The cable looks cool wonder how it sounds. Btw, have you read about the cablecooker device on Stereophile yet. Figure you may be interested as a tax writeoff.

                                                                                    PF

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                                                                                    • Lex
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                                                                                      • Apr 2001
                                                                                      • 27461

                                                                                      #43
                                                                                      Yup, same ones, I just put a heat shrink stripe on the barrels of these. Didn't really think about doing that until I was in a situatio where it seemed to make sense.

                                                                                      I have heard of these devices, but no, haven't read about it yet. I did pick the mag up the other day, latest issue on the rack, so I will take a peek...

                                                                                      thanx,
                                                                                      Doug
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