Convergent Audio Technology SL-1 Ultimate Preamplifiers

5/5 (5 Reviews) MSRP : $5950.00


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by imjerrys a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 18, 2004

Bottom Line:   
This is a great preamplifier. The high resolution presentation is very true to the recording. Not always warm and inviting, you will hear the faults elsewhere in your system.

The phono section is superb. Use a cartridge with more than 0.5 mv output or get ultra-low-noise tubes.

Used in a system of similar quality components, i.e. "the best", and the CAT will never fail to please.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $5000.00

Purchased At:   Dealer



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jhonson kid a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 11, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Just got this pre hooked to my system.Damn good,nothing more nothing less it just music.For annalog lover please review this pre-amp,it willll beat any pre cost several times.This pre comes with a serious power cord.The ultimate will give your money worthwhile.
For this i give this pre 5 star in every regards

The system:
watt/puppy 6
gryphon antileon signature
cat ultimate
notingham dais
koetsu jade
kimber select wiring

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $6000.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Roberto Vallino a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: December 20, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Extremely detailed, holographic presentation of music; sounds equally good with vinyl and digital and it has that all important polarity switch.

The Ultimate also has a truly astounding dynamic range, and the transient attack of instruments is quite amazing. A plucked instrument leaps off into thin air, seemingly appearing 5 feet or more in front of the speakers.

The tonality of the midrange and highs is dead-on: violins sound like violins. Massed strings sound luxurious and woodwinds simply sound gorgeous. One of the most appealing aspects of the CAT is that the entire sonic presentation is cut from a single cloth. No one part stands out, but it sounds coherent, articulate, and alive.
Whit the Ultimate all genre music,(From Maler to Iron Maiden) sound very well!!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $8000.00

Purchased At:   Italia



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jj a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: August 15, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I have this preamp for more than a year. Sonically, I can not say enough good things about it. It make me forget about the audio components and just enjoyed the music. Emotional engagement is something we audiophile look for. This preamp provide it with spade. I love this preamp.

System:

Muse Model 8, 296 DA, Krell FPB 300, B&W Nautilus 802, NBS Monitor I and II interconnect and speaker cables, Synergistic Designer Reference power cords, ESP Essence power cords, PS Audio PS 300

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $6000.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brother Ray a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I haven't heard all preamps so I can't say if there isn't anything better out there, but when you plug this one in, RIGHT AWAY, you know you are in VERY rarified air. It does everything well. It doesn't sound bright. It doesn't sound dark. It just sound's like the music that you are putting through it. No grain, no noise, no RFI, no upper midrange or high frequency glare. Just music. It sounds full-bodied and rich in the mids. Bass extension is outstanding without any bass boom. High frequencies are not extremely prominent in comparison to other pre's. Yet, the CAT is not lacking in high frequency extension. Outstanding dynamics with excellent soundstage width and depth. Detail is very good, but never gets in the way of the music. I recommend this product unequivocally.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999




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