The Convergent Audio Technology (CAT) SL1 Ultimate Mk2 Line Stage preamp is a two piece preamp featuring all tube circuitry with a solid state power supply including built in isolation.
The Ultimate Mk2 and is one of the finest tube preamps available with the ability to bring out the finest of details, including space, bass detail, a midrange that is absolutely gorgeous, attack and decay of the music, all with the ability of being neutral as Ken Stevens has designed it to be. It is the ultimate listening machine as stated in the following Sound Stage Link: http://www.soundstagenetwork.com/revequip/cat_sl1_ultimate_mk2.htm
This SL1 Ultimate Mk2 is an extremely clean and pristine piece of gear. There are no dings or scratches and has been meticulously taken care of. It has never been rack mounted or stacked, and comes from a smoke free environment. Original cost for the line stage was $6950. Phono Stage (not included) would have added an additional $1000.
Included in this listing is a Virtual Dynamic Power Three power cord. The Line Stage unit is currently tubed with 3 Telefunken NOS 6922 and 2 Telefunken NOS 12AX7 tubes. For your tube rolling pleasure included with this sale will be the following additional tubes (A total of $1,600 value)
- Telefunken NOS 12AX7 Diamond on Bottom and Made in Germany (Audiogon Value at 112.00)
- Telefunken NOS ECC 83 Diamond on Bottom and Made in Germany (identical to 12AX7) (Audiogon Valued at 112.00)
- 2 – Amperex Gold Pin PQ NOS 6922 (Tube Depot Valued at 299.00 ea)
- 2 – Amperex NOS 12AX7 (Audiogon Value at 123.00 ea)
- 2 – RCA NOS 12AX7 (Tube Depot Valued at 179.00 ea)
- 2 – Ei NOS ECC 83 (Tube Depot Valued at 69.00 ea)
- 2 – Sovtek 6922 (The Tube Store Valued at 29.00 ea)
Buyer to pay additional 2.9% PayPal fee, actual shipping and insurance costs.